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You can be a part of my debut Full-Length album! Help fund the remaining songs, mastering, manufacturing, and publicity!
You can be a part of my debut Full-Length album! Help fund the remaining songs, mastering, manufacturing, and publicity!
96 backers pledged CA$ 6,117 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Folks,

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

Total: $6,000

**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!

Postcards feature a Kevin Roy tour photo (samples)
Postcards feature a Kevin Roy tour photo (samples)

 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). 

Lyric Sheets on my old Underwood Typewriter
Lyric Sheets on my old Underwood Typewriter

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.

Ice Fishing with my Dad
Ice Fishing with my Dad

 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.

Sample BBQ'd Stone-Fire Pizza by Kevin & Amie
Sample BBQ'd Stone-Fire Pizza by Kevin & Amie

 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.

One of Kevin's Handmade Paddles
One of Kevin's Handmade Paddles
One of Kevin's Handmade Paddles
One of Kevin's Handmade Paddles
Kevin Building a Custom Paddle
Kevin Building a Custom Paddle
Live Kevin Roy Show. Photo Credit: Alix Reynolds
Live Kevin Roy Show. Photo Credit: Alix Reynolds

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!

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $12

    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD}

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album!

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    {SIGNED CD}

    1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    {POSTCARD PACKAGE}

    1 CUSTOM POSTCARD + 1 SIGNED CD

    Custom postcards feature a photograph I took from one of my tours (I've seen some beautifully scenic places). I will write you a personal message as well.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    {LYRIC SHEET PACKAGE}

    1 TYPED & SIGNED LYRIC SHEET on my vintage Underwood typewriter + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

    Pick one of my songs, or let it be a surprise!

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    {DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE}

    2 SIGNED CDs, shipped to your door!

    Will you help me distribute my music? Keep one for yourself and give one to a friend.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $31

    {PENPAL PACKAGE}

    2 CUSTOM POSTCARDS + 2 SIGNED CDs, shipped to your door!

    Custom postcards feature a photograph I took from one of my tours (I've seen some beautifully scenic places). I will write you a personal message on one, the other is for you to send to someone with a copy of the album.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $62

    {WARM UP TO THE ALBUM}

    1 CUSTOM SCARF knit by Amie Peterson, you choose the style (regular, infinity, etc.) and the colour! + Kevin's favourite coffee or tea + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

    *shipping charges additional if not claimed in Winnipeg or on a future touring route.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    {PATRON OF THE ARTS 1}

    Receive a thank-you POSTCARD + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $116

    {ICE FISHING PACKAGE}

    I'll take you and a friend ICE FISHING. Includes all equipment for the day in a heated shack, lunch, coffee, and transportation. + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

    *must be claimed within 200km of Winnipeg, in Manitoba.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $193

    {PIZZA DINNER PACKAGE}

    PIZZA DINNER (up to 4). Kevin and Amie will come to your house and make their world famous, hand-tossed, stone-fired pizzas. Also includes, "refreshments", pre-dessert serenade, and we'll do the dishes! + SIGNED CDs for each guest.

    You choose the toppings, or we can provide a menu, or we can surprise you. We've been studying the art of hand-tossed specialty pizzas for many years. Our favourite is: Arugula, Pear, Prosciutto, Walnut, and Mozza.

    *can accommodate dietary restrictions
    *must be claimed in Winnipeg, or on a future touring route.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $193

    {THEME SONG PACKAGE}

    Have you ever wanted your own THEME SONG? I will write you your very own instrumental song and name it after you. Your theme song could be a waltz, a reel, a rag, or a burner breakdown! Heck, it might even end up on my next album and make you some royalties.

    You will get a recording of your song + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $231

    {PADDLE PACKAGE}

    1 CUSTOM BUILT PADDLE, hand-carved by Kevin. + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

    *shipping charges extra if not claimed in Winnipeg, or on a future touring route.

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    {PATRON OF THE ARTS 2}

    A personal thank you in the liner notes of the album. + 1 SIGNED CD, shipped to your door!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $386

    {HOUSE CONCERT PACKAGE}

    A HOUSE CONCERT performance for up to 25 friends. You can even charge $20 a head and make it all back! + 2 SIGNED CDs, shipped to your door!

    *must be redeemed within 200km of Winnipeg, or co-ordinate with future tour planning. Email kevin@kevinroymusic.com for further information.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $386

    {A NIGHT OUT ON ME}

    A personal thank you in the liner notes of the album. + Attend our soundcheck + 4 Reserved seats + Backstage access to the album release + 4 SIGNED CDs, shipped to your door!

    *must be claimed for the Winnipeg album release.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $772

    {PICK 3 PACKAGE}

    PICK ANY 3 packages.

    *Executive Producer not included.
    *all shipping and locational restrictions apply.

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    Pledge CA$ 6,000 or more About $4,629

    {EXECUTIVE PRODUCER} + All the things!

    Be the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of this album. Get a pile of CDs, Reserved seating for the release (bring a few friends too), plus one of every reward: I’ll take you fishing, make you pizza, type out lyrics, I’ll ask Amie politely to knit another scarf, I’ll build you a paddle, and perform a show at your house. Many, many, thanks!

    *all shipping and locational restrictions apply.

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Funding period

- (30 days)