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Eclecto piano-popster, Derek Bishop is recording & releasing his second solo album. It can’t happen without your help!
114 backers pledged $8,135 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello!! I'm Derek Bishop,
singer-songwriter and keyboard player!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my KICKSTARTER campaign.  If you havent watched the video above — please do so now, as it explains so much of why I'm here. But, just in case videos scare you, here it is all written out. 

Basically, I'm in the process of recording my second CD.  My first CD, RESISTANCE IS BEAUTIFUL, was released in 2011 to great press, reviews, and was loved by many.  It contained 12 songs of what I like to call "extra-catchy, eclecto-piano-pop."  Basically, those are songs so darn catchy they stick in your head for weeks. 

For my new record, I have all the songs written, plus my favorite producer and and my new band are all ready to go.

Basically, I need your help. 

I want this new album to be the best it can be and I need help to fund the recording, distribution and promotion of the CD. Any little amount helps, and every dime I receive, I will double with my own money.  There are also some great rewards over here on the right to help entice you! :)

I'm so proud of this music and I want to share it with the world. 

But I also want to present it in its best form. Please help me reach my goal of $8000 so that I can continue with my dream to make and play music..and share this new album with you.

By pledging, you are actually taking part in the creation of the album. I will keep you updated with news, videos, and so much more. I will use my time and energy to ensure your money goes to a cause that is worth supporting and believing in. 

I could not have come this far without your help.  Thank you for that – and thank you in advance for our future.

much love,
Derek Bishop

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For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple self-produced videos from my last album:

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I promise to use all the funds wisely, be discerning and smart with my choices and produce a product that is exceptional and worthy of your time, money and ears. I respect your time and hard earned money and not let any of it go to waste.

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    Pledge US$ 3 or more About US$ 3

    THE JACKPOT!!
    You get a digital download the first single before it's released on iTunes, Amazon, and derekbishop.net

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    RESISTANCE IS BEAUTIFUL!:
    Help support the NEW album by getting a beautiful hard-copy of my 2011 OLD ALBUM. (with deluxe artwork and lyric booklet.) If you dont already have it, it' contains 12 songs that will stick in your head forever (with some great packaging!)

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    BABY I'M AUTOMATIC:
    Get an ADVANCED digital download of the NEW ALBUM and single as soon as it's complete (and before it's in stores). You'll also get a digital version of the album art and lyrics too!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    THE LAST WORD:
    HARD COPY of the NEW CD -- BEFORE it's available in stores and online...well as all the cool album art and lyrics too!

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    DEDICATION: A HARD COPY of the NEW CD -- BEFORE it's available in stores and online... as well all the cool album art and lyrics too -- complete with a PERSONALIZED signed DEDICATION/thank you on the cover.

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    VINYL!
    That's right. I'm going old school for this one. Get a beautiful 12" version of the album (along with a digital download of the tracks!)

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    TAKE IT AWAY:
    Get a signed VINYL version, a digitial version and a new T-SHIRT... and a personal thank you note!

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    SECRET STASH:
    A signed copy of the VINYL album with personal note, and the downloadable version PLUS one specially recorded bonus track that you won't find on the album... as well as a new t-shirt design.

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    THE GREAT DESIGN: Get a copy of the NEW CD, plus 2 hours of my graphic design talent. With 2 hours, you can get a nice new logo, a mini brochure, or some fancy photo retouching. (normal rate for this would be $200. Take advantage of this and get some great Derek Bishop music AND design!!)

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    BEHIND THE SCENES:
    Get three piano demos of songs from the CD, as well a behind the scenes video of the recording/making of the album. You also get the autographed hard copy of the CD, artwork, and a new T-shirt ..along with a personalized thank you note...and the advance single.

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    THE TOUR: It's not what you're thinking. This is actually for a 2.5 hour tour of NYC form yours truly. After living in NYC for 20 years I know the ins-and-outs and all the hidden gems. For $200 you'll get an insiders look and tour of all my favorite out-of-the-way spots. You WONT see the Empire State Building or anything typical... so see those on your own time. Just show up and be prepared to walk! and BRING YOUR CAMERAS!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    THINKING ABOUT YOU:
    I'll write a song based on the topic/story you provide and send you a personal recording and thank you note. (this option is great for wedding proposals, job interviews or break up songs...(No R or X-rated stories...sorry))

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    Pledge US$ 700 or more About US$ 700

    ALL THE BAGGAGE:
    You get the complete "BEHIND THE SCENES" package, the advance single, the 12" album signed, the CD signed, plus a special thanks credit on the CD liner notes and a personal thank you video -- plus a ticket to my CD release show (Not including transportation and lodging)...and a digital (and video) version of me performing the cover song of your choice.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    MY HEART & SOUL:
    This is EVERYTHING I can offer: The personalized song option in "THINKING ABOUT YOU" reward, live video performance of your song complete with a personalized dedication — plua "ALL THE BAGGAGE" reward, and also the OLD album, and a RESISTANCE IS BEAUTIFUL T-shirt and personalized thank you note and video.

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