Raising funds for my 6th record of compositions--- to be recorded in early 2012 on Spanish label "Whatabout Music" with Dave Bianchi. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 28, 2011.
About this project
I've just been made aware of "Kickstarter" and I invite you to thoroughly check out this innovative website and its purpose. Honestly--- in this day of independent artistic endeavors and the challenge of making manifest one's vision, I think that this site is fantastic and, truly--- in the world of record-making, is a way you can have a voice, with your funding directly, in what musical innovations are brought to life.
I am in the very early stages of envisioning the record for which I am gathering financial support-- but it will be a collaboration, again, with producer Dave Bianchi, whose work is super diverse and with whom I've had the pleasure of making my last EP--- about Dave: (http://www.groovelovesmelody.com/2011/09/12/whatabout-music-with-dave-bianchi/) Dave and I have set early 2012 as time to make a more focused, next-level record following ULU, my first "Whatabout" release, which is available on i-tunes, amazon, spotify, etc.
Links for more information:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab1AcgBagSA from 2008 during my time as the Musician-In-Resident of Bermuda
http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/articles/five-minutes-with-leslie-helpert/photos.html article feature in Barcelona's Metropolitan Magazine
http://onlineathens.com/stories/011210/mar_545705703.shtml article from Flagpole Magazine/Tribute to Billie Holiday
myspace.com/serpentfly (you can hear some of ULU, the last Whatabout EP I made)
www.whataboutmusic.com (the label)
http://luxilluminates.com/2009/12/16/leslie-helpert-reveals-her-new-ep-ulu/ (review of Ulu, the last EP)
http://vimeo.com/17839326 (live street performance of a song we'll likely record on next EP, called "The Understudy, recorded in Barcelona)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Since I likely will be hard-mailing CD copies from distant lands, for a $20 reward--- I will send you a free digital download of the album in its entirety BEFORE the actual hard-disc is released... Including digital artwork, how does that sound?!Estimated delivery:
You will receive a physical copy of the record upon its completion, including a secret little letter.Estimated delivery:
I will be sending you a copy of the album, most certainly... decorated with very special garnishing and invite you to a private gallery concert where I'll release the album.Estimated delivery:
For $1000 and higher of a pledge I will paint you an offering of my appreciation which I will include in a specialized package of the recording itself, in its finalized form. Your name will be woven into a poem in the liner notes and album artwork of the recording. Additionally, you'll be invited to a gallery release of the album which will promise to be a very delicious space, somewhere beautiful. And I will make you a cake when you get there.Estimated delivery:
For 5,000 and higher of a beautiful, bodacious pledge, you will have the opportunity to be noted as a top "executive producer" of this album. I will send you a select song for you to name whatever you choose, and additionally, you get to create your own "award" which, after reviewing, I will vow to fulfill in this lifetime (for example, if your award is that you would like to be picked up in a hot air balloon or be given a baby giraffe or go to a magic show in Madagascar, etc. I will make sure that I fulfill your self-designed award in this lifetime or else appoint it to my managers of my estate at the time of my death so that they assure your self-created reward is duly carried forth, and I'm serious).Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)