A campaign to fund a professional video for our next single "My Love Remains," a tour to support it, and PR to promote both. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 7, 2014.
About this project
Hello to all of our fans out there and if you're new and have never heard of us, we're Ayron Jones and The Way. We're an urban rock band based out of Seattle, WA. You can learn a lot about us over at our website.
Over the past couple of years, we've made quite a name for ourselves in the Pac NW. Briefly, we've played festivals like Bumbershoot (twice), Summer Meltdown and The Mt. Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival. We've opened for artists like B.B. King, Robert Cray and Sir Mix-a-Lot. Speaking of Mix-a-Lot, he produced the album that we released last Fall, titled Dream. To celebrate, he opened for us at a sold-out album release party (*our last three Seattle shows have sold out) back in November.
Although we value our success here in the Pac NW, we believe it's time to branch our music out all over the world, and we're now mobile and ready to do it.
Welcome to the "My Love Remains Campaign." What this campaign is for: Most people usually tell us that "My Love Remains" is their favorite song off of the album, so putting our best foot forward, we want to release that song as a single and make a professional video to promote it. We plan to have a PR firm push this song/video all over the world to the media for us. On top of that, we're going to do a mini-West Coast tour later this Summer to promote this single, and we'll also have the PR firm work on press for us in these new cities that we're venturing into.
These are our goals, however as you can imagine, they're pretty expensive goals to execute. This is where our fans come into play. We get so many complimentary messages from our fans that it can be overwhelming at times. Our fans are basically like family to us, and in our minds, everyone in this family is all in this project together.
We get told a lot that "you guys are going to blow up and get huge." So now we're reaching out and asking our fans to make that a reality and we feel like we have a solid plan in place. If you look at our Rewards list, we have many rewards to choose from if you donate to this project. And keep in mind that this will be the only time you'll have access to these rewards, so the time is now!
If our fans help us reach our $15,000 goal, this will cover our video, August tour and PR expenses. However if we can get elevated up to $25,000, not only will all of the above be covered, but likely a Midwest/East Coast tour this Fall. If we can bump up to $35,000 or more, then we're going to set our sights on Europe next year. See how it works? The more you can help us out with is the bigger we'll go!
But first things first: If we don't make our initial $15,000 goal, then we don't receive any funds at all, so it's really important that our fans help us to reach this goal first! Also, each reward has its own minimum donation, so you can donate more than that minimum amount if you want. We intend to deliver each reward much sooner than the time frames posted and those listed dates are the latest we plan to have all rewards fulfilled by.
So this is it AJATW family. We've put our hearts and souls into this project and we're ready to take it to the next level. Will you help us get there and achieve our life goals? If so, we'll keep blowing your minds live in concert and releasing music for many years to come.
**One added bonus: ANYONE who donates to this project will get one invite to a private "Thank You" concert in the Seattle area in the near future. This won't be a +1 deal though, so if your friend wants to come too, then they also need to donate to get that invite. On top of the rewards, it's just another way of saying "Thank You For The Support!"
And if we reach this goal, you can bet we're going to throw one hell of a party!!
Thank you in advance to all of you.
Ayron, DeAndre, Kai, and the entire Ayron Jones and The Way team.
Risks and challenges
We've done a lot of research on how to choose tour routes, what video directors to use, what PR firms to use, and the timing with all of it. So we feel confident we have the right team and plan set up and ready to go.
If problems happen to arise, we've given ourselves several months in advance to complete each of these goals, so we hopefully won't have to rush with anything. Also, we intend to deliver each reward much sooner than what is listed and those listed dates are the latest we plan to have all rewards fulfilled by.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
We'll follow you on Twitter and give you a "Thank You" shout out for donating!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
A digital copy of our "Live at Neumos" performance from our album release party on 11/02/13!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
Women's underwear with our custom logo on them! Choose from one of the two selections: http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l490/snapbranding/AJ_red_thong.jpg
All sizes availableEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
A signed (by Ayron!) hard copy cd of our "Live at Neumos" performance from our album release party on 11/02/13!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
A custom #FiLTHY trucker hat, similar to the one that Ayron wears. Plus, it comes with Ayron's signature embroidered on the hat! http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l490/snapbranding/Filthy_Ayron_hatsred.jpg
Adjustable hat, one size fits all.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $45 or more
Hand-written lyrics to "My Love Remains" from Ayron and signed by him!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $55 or more
40 backers Limited (60 left of 100)
Your name will be in the “Thank You” notes on the "Live at Neumos" album, and you get a signed copy (by Ayron!) of the cd!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
You'll get to attend the filming of the "My Love Remains" video, + get a signed copy (by Ayron!) of the "LIve at Neumos" cd!
*Filming will be in the greater Seattle area. You will get a 2-4 week notice on filming dates, with exact location details coming a day or two ahead of time. You are responsible for your own transportation and being on time to the filming. Filming will happen regardless if you're able to make the filming location, dates and times.*Estimated delivery:
Pledge $85 or more
Signed set list from a live concert by the whole band! Package also includes a signed copy (by Ayron!) of the "Live at Neumos" cd and the #FiLTHY trucker hat.
*We’ll try our best to make it from a show of your choice.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
30-minute Skype session with the band! Signed copy (by Ayron!) of the "Live at Neumos" cd and #FiLTHY trucker hatEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
One-hour instrument lesson from Ayron or DeAndre!
*Must be within 50 miles of SeattleEstimated delivery:
Pledge $175 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Spend two hours at the EMP Museum with Ayron!
*You will be responsible for your own transportation, getting to and from the EMPEstimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
V.I.P. access to any show! You and a guest get to attend sound check, come back stage before and after the show, and watch the show from the side of the stage. This will be a mutually agreed upon show, though festivals might not be eligible.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Join the band on stage! You’ll get to practice a song with the band, then join them on stage to perform that song at a show that is mutually agreed upon.
*Practicing must be within 30 miles of Seattle. You will be responsible for your own transportation and supplying your own gear for both the practice and performance.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Dinner with the band! We'll take you out to dinner at a mutually agreed upon restaurant.
*Within 100 miles of Seattle. You will be responsible for your own transportation getting to and from the restaurant.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
Ayron will perform solo/acoustic at a venue of your choice, which can even include a house party! You provide the P.A. Anywhere in the state of Washington.
*75 minute performanceEstimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
You'll get to own Ayron’s custom, voodoo acoustic guitar! This wasn't easy to pry out of his hands folks! He'll sign it for you and even deliver it in person within 50 miles of Seattle. Here is video of him playing it: http://youtu.be/c4X9tPS1VxsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $3,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
We'll play your house party! Full band, anywhere in the State of Washington on a mutually agreed upon date. We'll provide the P.A.
*We'll perform three, 45-minute sets
Gather up a bunch of friends to all chip in and let's have a party!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $6,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
We'll play your house party! Full band, anywhere in the U.S.A. on a mutually agreed upon date. We'll provide the P.A.
Gather up a bunch of friends to all chip in and let's have a party!
*We'll perform three, 45-minute setsEstimated delivery:
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