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Mixing vintage jazz influences with modern playing styles and production techniques to create album and tour.
Mixing vintage jazz influences with modern playing styles and production techniques to create album and tour.
56 backers pledged $5,078 to help bring this project to life.

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We are in the home stretch! Only a few days to go. Your support in this process has meant the world to me!

With that in mind, I wanted to explain the next project funding goal of $5,000 and why it is so important!

$5,000 = Better Recordings **Plus** Album Release concert in New York!

Why is this important?

Well, at $5,000 I will be able to do a few things:

  • Added Players - hire additional musicians (such as horns, percussion, and vocals) to add more depth and character to the recordings. 
  • Better Mixes - book more studio time with my engineer to create more detailed recordings and mixes. 
  • Album Release show in New York - organize a proper release show for my fans in my city and set us up to tour in the coming months!

A-ha, you say! So what now?

1) Back My Project

2) Share my project with friends and family and ask them to please PLEDGE NOW!

We only have 3 days to reach the $5,000 goal, but I know that with your support we can make this happen!

Should we exceed $5,000, for each additional $1,000, we will tour as follows:

At $6,000 - We play Washington D.C. 

At $7,000 - We play Philadelphia and Washington D.C. 

At $8,000 - We play New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

Booking a tour requires a budget and the costs associated with it tend to add up quickly, especially when going on the road. I'm shooting for the stars over here, forgive me for getting ahead of myself. Thank you all for your support. It truly means the world to me.

I can't wait to see how far this project takes us, together!

Once again Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Blessings,

Daniel Haedicke

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Peace. My name is Daniel Haedicke. I am the founder and manager of Kwality Records and… I am The Mofo with the Guitar.

My purpose in this Kickstarter project is make a great album that preserves and pays homage to traditional guitar techniques and that blends vintage jazz, blues, and soul influences with modern playing styles and production techniques to create a new sound—what I would call real, authentic music rather than a pre-programmed sound. I truly believe that this is an important project since so much of what I hear now lacks the depth and character of what music should be all about and leaves us searching for a better musical experience.

I have a plan to accomplish my project goal. But first I need help from YOU, my community of friends, fans, family, fellow musicians, and backers, to raise funds in order to make sure that the recordings will be of the highest caliber of musicianship and sound quality, and so that I am able to organize tour dates and perform this music live, the way it is meant to be enjoyed!

We'll start by raising $2,000.

This amount will cover the essential costs of recording, mixing, and mastering the music. Once we reach that goal, please tell your friends and continue to pledge. Every dollar raised will go towards the project goals of creating the album and organizing tour dates in support of the release! 

So what's in it for you?

By pledging your financial support to this project you are engaging in and facilitating the creative process and your pledge will get you rewards (check out the cool list to the right). Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing crowd fundraising platform and 100% dependent on YOU! You will only be charged - and the music will only get made - if I meet the minimum $2,000 goal by the deadline, so please pledge your support right now.

I will make sure that this project will be my best and most fearless work to date.

I have already written original music for this project and I have a dedicated team of pros ready to work with me on the recordings and get them done professionally and on budget. By using the latest music production technology combined with talented musicians and engineers who excel in their craft, my aim is to synthesize past and present into a new sound. As artists we must pay respect to the music that came before while still pushing the envelope and exploring new boundaries and possibilities!

I am proud to be an indie DIY musician and to run my own label, Kwality Records.

It’s a community thing, being independent. I have what it takes for the music, having spent years developing my skills and finding a dedicated team to collaborate with, but now I need help from you, my community, on the financial execution of this project. It’s a project that has to be recorded professionally under good conditions for it to make sense at all and for it to be true to its vision.

I will make music no matter what life brings my way: it's who I am.

I do this professionally and I love doing it! The money I make goes right back into my craft so that I can make more music. Through this project I hope to connect with fans, to inspire others, and to create music worthy of your support.

Let's make a statement, together!

Back my project; choose a reward and PLEDGE NOW.

Thank you for showing love by visiting this page!

Rock on!!

Blessings, Daniel Haedicke

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing crowd fundraising platform, so you will only be charged - and the music will only get made - IF I MEET THE MINIMUM $2,000 GOAL BY THE DEADLINE OF MARCH 5TH. I hope to reach and even exceed the goal in time, but I can only do this with your help, so please pledge your support to this project right now.

My plan is to hit the studio in March to record, mix, and master the music. Once that part of the process is complete, my team and I will design and package the album, t-shirts, and other rewards. It is possible that the project may take longer than I expect to complete due to my collaborators being busy musicians themselves, scheduling conflicts, unforeseen circumstances, etc.

The other potential challenge may be in coordinating with the different manufacturing companies. After the music is finished, time will need to be allotted for printing, packaging, and shipping the rewards. I will make sure that everything is made with the utmost care, Kwality control, and attention to detail.

In any creative endeavor there are going to be many challenges. I believe that embracing the challenges and working through the hardships leads to growth as a person and an artist. I am proud to embrace the challenges of being a DIY artist and running my own label, Kwality Records.

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    DIGITAL ALBUM- Kickstarter Exclusive: Get the official "The Mofo with the Guitar" Digital Album two weeks before it is released to the world on Kwality Records + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED CD- Specially designed, packaged, and signed "The Mofo with the Guitar" CD for Kickstarter backers only! **Plus** Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER SHOW INVITE- Personal invite to an intimate show in New York for Kickstarter backers at a secret location (I'll email you the details) **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    PLAY ME IN FIFA ONLINE- Get rocked in an online PS3 Fifa tournament while we listen to the album (I've been known to bring it!) **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    TOUR PASS- One ticket to any Kwality Records show! **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    HANDCRAFTED T-SHIRT- Exclusive, High quality limited edition T-Shirt **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS- You will be thanked for eternity in the album credits AND in a handwritten note from me **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    HANDWRITTEN MUSIC CHART- Limited Edition Collector's Item! (Only 1 per song from the album) **Plus** Signed CD and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    THE BIG 5- Thank You in Album Credits, T-Shirt, Tour Pass, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    LIMITED EDITION CUSTOM ALBUM ARTWORK (signed & framed) **Plus** Thank You in Album Credits, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT- I'll serenade you, your family, and close friends for an evening (email kwalityrecords@gmail.com for details and scheduling PRIOR to booking) **Plus** Thank You in Album Credits, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    CUSTOM WRITTEN SONG- I'll write and record an original song just for you and send you the Demo **Plus** Thank You in Album Credits, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- You will be invited to the studio to watch the making of the album AND officially listed as executive producer in the album credits for eternity! **Plus** Thank You in Album Credits, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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    FULL BAND HOUSE PARTY/ BBQ CONCERT- 5 piece band for your event (email kwalityrecords@gmail.com for details & scheduling PRIOR to booking) **Plus** Thank You in Album Credits, Signed CD, and Digital Album + exclusive access to all project video updates.

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