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Join Big D & contribute what you can to our Kickstarter. We are recording 2 new records that are to be released this summer! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 8, 2013.

Join Big D & contribute what you can to our Kickstarter. We are recording 2 new records that are to be released this summer!

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Big D and the Kids Table has been playing strong for over 16 years. They were the first American Ska-Punk band to tour China (which they organized themselves) and have also brought their music to England, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and Australia, with little or no help from the music industry. These Boston natives’ ‘Do It Yourself’ mentality cannot be topped. They are applauded for their own recording, promoting, merchandising and booking. Now, coming on their 17th year, Big D is hitting the studio to record TWO new albums.

Why two records? Big D’s style of music ranges from Ska, Punk, Thrash, Dub, Reggae and Stroll --a style of music they’ve created. This allows Big D to appeal to a diverse collection of listeners. By raising money for these two records, Big D will be able to record an upbeat Ska-Punk record for their fans that love high-energy music as well as a Stroll-Reggae record for listeners who enjoy the band’s more eclectic sound. And, of course, to quench the thirst of the fans of all styles Big D’s music.

Lead singer, David McWane says,

“We are very close with our fans. They are intensely devoted people. They’re similar to Trekies or Harry Potter readers in that they’re just so incredibly supportive.”

By joining up with Kickstarter, Big D will have the means to release more music for their listeners while giving the them the opportunity to be a part of the project. The bundled gifts for contributors are generous. The music is already written and the studio time is already penciled in. If Big D meets their projected goal, they will release the two new records all across the globe, starting this summer with the Van’s Warped Tour (where they won ‘Best Environmental Band’ twice!). After that, Big D plans to headline a tour of the United States followed by tours in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Big D’s message has always been one of hope for the underdog and Kickstarter seems to parallel that message. This opportunity gives Big D the chance to reach out once again to their dedicated listeners, and for their dedicated listeners to be able to listen to a band that reminds them that they are important too.

Please be mindful of Big D and the Kids Table’s first Kickstarter project.

Thanks for your consideration,

Big D and the Kids Table

Risks and challenges

1. If we meet our goal and it is time to send out gifts to contributors, how will Big D do this if they are on the road touring?

There are two ways this will work. First, David McWane (lead singer) will mail out all merchandise gifts from the road as he has done in the past. And second, Big D has a close friend and non-musical band member in Boston who will mail out anything that may be a challenge while Big D is on the road.

2. What about the gifts of hanging out with the band? What if contributors’ schedules do not allow them to make the date of the happening?

Big D will work along with the contributor’s schedules to make sure that each one of them is accommodated. Big D will do as many meet and greets as needed.

3. But what if a contributor lives outside the US and still cannot make it to a meet and greet with the band?

Big D will hold the same meet and greet in their country when touring there.

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    Your very own ULTRA-Limited-Edition-for-Kickstarters-ONLY, 7-inch record! Each copy is hand numbered AND signed by the band, and includes songs from BOTH records! Plus advance digital download of BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums!

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    EXCLUSIVE, Limited Edition T-Shirt, made especially for YOU, for helping us and believing in our music!!! Not available anywhere else - Kickstarter ONLY!
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    Your very own ULTRA-Limited-Edition-for-Kickstarters-ONLY, 7-inch record! Each copy is hand numbered AND signed by the band, and includes songs from BOTH records! Plus advance digital download of BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums!

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    EXCLUSIVE, Limited Edition T-Shirt! Not available anywhere else - Kickstarter ONLY! Plus a physical copy of BOTH CD's, Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae! -- w/ Advance digital download of BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums
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    BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums on LP's, signed by the band!
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    An official invite to a 'Private' listening party of Big D's 2 new records in Boston (travel fees not included)
    -- w/ Free admission to an upcoming Big D show that the band is headlining (limit 5 spots per city).
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    You and a guest watch sound check and hang out with Big D backstage at a concert they are headlining! (limit 5 spots per city)
    -- w/ You and a guest come to a private listening party of Big D's 2 new records (Travel not included)
    -- w/ BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums on Vinyl (Record) signed by the band
    -- w/ Advance digital download of BOTH albums
    -- w/ Limited edition 7-inch signed by the band
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    -- w/ RIOT poster made by David McWane
    -- w/ A written 'Thank You' in Big D's new record's liner notes

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    You and a guest have dinner with Big D at McGreevey’s bar/restaurant in Boston! (Travel and Drinks not included)
    -- w/ You and a guest watch sound check and hang out with Big D backstage at a concert they are headlining! (limit 5 spots per city)
    -- w/ You and a guest come to a private listening party of Big D's 2 new records (Travel not included)
    -- w/ BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums on Vinyl (Record) signed by the band
    -- w/ Advance digital download of BOTH albums
    -- w/ Limited edition 7-inch signed by the band
    -- w/ Limited edition silk screened poster signed by the band
    -- w/ RIOT poster made by David McWane
    -- w/ A written 'Thank You' in Big D's new record's liner notes
    -- w/ 1 of David McWane's original retired RIOT T-shirts (Limited)
    -- w/ Mash-up record - Strictly Mixed & Mashed -- w/ Free: Sticker, patch & pin

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    Cottage fun: You and 3 friends will come to David McWane’s cottage for a swim, BBQ, arcade & late night movie (Travel not included) -- Group vocal back-ups on a song on the new Ska-Punk record (Travel not included, 3rd week of March)
    -- w/ You and 3 guests watch sound check and hang out with Big D backstage at a concert they are headlining!
    -- w/ You and 3 guests come to a private listening party of Big D's 2 new records (Travel not included)
    -- w/ BOTH Ska-Punk and Stroll-Reggae albums on Vinyl (Record) signed by the band
    -- w/ Advance digital download of BOTH albums
    -- w/ Limited edition 7-inch signed by the band
    -- w/ Limited edition silk screened poster signed by the band
    -- w/ RIOT poster made by David McWane
    -- w/ A written 'Thank You' in Big D's new record's liner notes
    -- w/ 1 of David McWane's original retired RIOT T-shirts (Limited)
    -- w/ Mash-up CD - Strictly Mixed & Mashed -- w/ Free: Sticker, patch & pin

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