thank you for taking the time to check out my album funding campaign! I am beyond excited to get this project out into the world, and I'd love your help to make it happen!
What are you doing Kev?
I am recording my debut LP (thats the lingo for a full-length album). Last year I recorded 6 brand new songs with some of Winnipeg's finest musicians & recording producers/engineers. I debated releasing the songs as an EP, however, I found that I just had too many more songs that begged to be a part of the album. Unfortunately making albums costs more money than the devil will pay for a soul these days, and that's where you can jump in and help!
What are the funds going towards?
- Recording the remaining songs (studio/producer/musician/mastering fees): $2,500
- Manufacturing the album: $1,500
- Publicity for the release: $2000
**If $7,000 is raised, I will add another song to the album.**
**If $8,000 is raised, I will add two songs, plus an additional surprise. Trust me it will be worth it!**
Tell us more about the Rewards!
In this campaign, you can preorder the album as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD or SIGNED CD. But it gets better, there are many different reward packages you can claim with the more money you donate to the project!
POSTCARDS: If you claim a postcard, you will receive a custom made postcard featuring a photograph I have taken on the road (check out some samples below). I will also write you a thank you message for your help in contributing to the campaign. If you order the PENPAL PACKAGE I will send you a second blank postcard and signed CD to mail to a friend!
TYPED LYRIC SHEET: I will type out and sign a lyric sheet to one of my songs. You can pick the song, or be surprised. I will be typing them out on my vintage Underwood Typewriter (pictured below).
ICE FISHING PACKAGE: Who wants to hang out for a day on the ice jigging for walleye? I do! If you claim this package I will take you and a friend out for a day on the ice in a heated shack. I will provide transportation, all the rods/lures, auger the holes, bring some lunch, and some Baileys and coffee. Must be redeemed within 200km of Winnipeg.
PIZZA DINNER: Kevin & Amie will come to your house and make you and some friends (up to 4 people) the best damn pizza you've ever had. We will provide some wine, a little pre-dinner serenade, and we will even do the dishes! You and all your guests will receive signed CDs as well. You can pick the toppings or we can give you some options. We've done everything from Mediterranean style (pictured below), to Thai Chicken, or standards like grilled pineapple and ham. We have been perfecting this craft for years and look forward to sharing it with you!
*We can work with dietary restrictions.
HANDCRAFTED PADDLE: Did you know Kevin is a professional woodworker? There was a time that he was a full time Wood Shop teacher and went by 'Mr.'. Well here is your chance to have a custom made, handcrafted paddle made by Kevin. He will build it to fit your size and customize it to your liking. Check out some of the examples below.
Risks and challenges
Once funded, the biggest obstacle in releasing this album will be time. As a self-managed artist, it has always been my biggest challenge. With this album, I hope to begin assembling my team. Hiring a publicist and radio tracker will open up more time for me to place my efforts on booking my album release tour, applying to showcases (FMO, FAI, etc.), eating a well balanced diet, and above all, being a musician!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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