Thank you so much for your time and interest in our goal to record and release our first EP!!! Wren, in brief, is about sharing our creative spirits and love of music with others while showcasing our collective talents. We strive for originality without replicating the masses. The band features the talents of Jeremy Glick-Guitar, Paul Lindberg-Bass, Adam Tufford-Percussion & Tim Cowan-Vocals/Guitar/Keys.
We currently have several songs, many of which, have been heard live, around Columbus during 2012, to appreciative audiences. As well, as our self-produced demo, which has received several good reviews, heard online to those around the world. These songs, and several new unheard ones will then be narrowed down to showcase our best work. Plus we'll also have some B-sides and other unheard songs recorded as goodies and rewards!! We aim to begin recording during the winter months of early 2013 with a completion date early in the summer so that we can begin touring and showcasing it to the city and wherever else our roads lead us.
We already have some money set aside for the task ahead, but currently do not have enough to finance the dream of our first EP. The bulk of the money that we need for this project would be raised right here on Kickstarter. With your help we'll be able to work on what's dear to us and give you a quality product that truly delivers. It is possible that without your help our first EP might be further delayed for another year or two. Over the last decade, we've seen fan and friend support either in other bands, or through solo projects, however, these supporters have expressed that Wren is the best thing they've heard from us yet. It's that kind of involvement and joy that makes what we do seem worthwhile. We look forward to giving each of you that pledges to help us a dynamite release along with all kinds of fun and interesting rewards. Our sincere thanks goes out to EVERYONE that wants to help and we definitely won't forget those that do.
Wren began with its founding member and main songwriter Tim Cowan, migrating from Ravenswood, West Virginia to Columbus, Ohio in 2008. After a few years of taking in the city and dedicated songwriting Tim hooked up with lead guitar player and Cleveland native, Jeremy Glick, via Craigslist in the Spring of 2011. The two clicked immediately and began collaborating on Tim’s foundations. Jeremy then brought on bass player, Paul Lindberg, who was jamming with him at the time in a Funk/Soul cover band in the late fall of the same year. Following this, Paul called on Adam Tufford, his long-time friend, band mate and fellow veteran of Columbus’ Hardcore/Metal scene in early 2012. What resulted was a thought and emotion provoking group with a seemingly benign undercurrent of violence. The line-up of Wren has really only been solidified for a short time, but we know this is right and that this is for real. Since performances began in June 2012, we've played multiple shows including an arts fund-raiser in downtown Columbus, the Volatility Festival; a battle of the bands performance downtown, which was for a spot on Rockaplaooza; and in Cleveland, Ohio, with other bands also competing for a spot on the Vans Warped Tour. Our self-produced demos can be found in rotation on the Cannon.FM app, Columbus Local Music Radio app, Jam City America online, Museboat Radio online and Keepin' it Radio online.
All four of us come from very different musical backgrounds yet we've put together a very dynamic group which pushes our creativity in new and exciting ways. We want to present a very well thought out product that will delight your auditory senses and leave you happy with the knowledge that your donation supports a worthwhile cause.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks for us is a lot of the same ones facing a lot of musicians. That is balancing life, love and work with our band. We've been very lucky to all have people in our lives that support our musical endeavors and frankly without a solid support system it's likely we might not be as far along as we are today. So getting everything scheduled out will be a small problem, but nothing that we can't overcome or one that we haven't already face before.
Finding time to set down and record some of our acoustic versions isn't really that much of a risk. It just comes down to scheduling it.
One of our other problems will just be deciding which songs to select for the end result. We really want our best work to shine through. As of now, we have several songs already played out this year that are worth recording. However, we're also in the stages of writing new material and this creates new opportunities for us to get those completed too.
Other than that, we really don't have a lot of problems and risks. We're a good group of guys and we all get along really well. Thanks for your time and support.
For our $50 reward, artist Derek Overfield (http://www.derekoverfield.com), along with band member Tim Cowan are collaborating on a limited edition Wren artwork print. These will also be signed by Derek and the band members. This will be a really awesome reward as Derek and Tim have collaborated and made some really great Wren show posters and artwork together in the past. You'll also receive Rewards 1-5
As thanks, we will call you from the studio and chat with you about how things are going recording the album. We'll also get you in free at the next show we come to in your city. You'll also receive Rewards 1-6.
As special thanks you'll be able to get in for free at any of our shows for a year. Plus you can come hang with the band after we're done for drinks and snacks (which are on us). All you'll have to do is let us know when to expect you and you're on the guest list. You'll also earn Rewards 1-8.
As thanks we'll all get together and have dinner and/or drinks with you. The visit to see us is on you but dinner's on us!!! It'll be an evening out on the town. You'll also receive an album dedication inside our album artwork. And to top all that off you'll get Rewards 1-9.
We can't thank you enough for seeing the potential in us as special thanks we'd like to write a song, custom made for you. It could be about any topic you choose and will be delivered digitally. Plus you'll also get Rewards 1-10.