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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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