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We're headed back to the studio to cut another fully analog record but we need your help!
76 backers pledged $10,000 to help bring this project to life.

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The Clubs 2nd Album Kickstarter Project is the culmination of several years of playing,writing and rehearsing. But Now The Clubs need your help!  Recording any album is expensive but Recording, Mixing and Mastering in NYC completely in Analog* is even more challenging.

And this is a real album. One that you can put your hands on and feel. One that you can get lost in and dance your ass off too.  One where every song is better than the last. 

Playing a monthly residency at Harlem's Shrine World Music venue has given the group a steady experimentation and feedback mechanism to further fine-tune this new collection of tunes.

Every little or big amount helps us to reach our goal and get this funky music into your eardrums. By donating to our project, you could get your hands on a limited edition poster designed by David Ayllon. Donate a little more and you could have your own private show with us. Donate just enough and you could even name Drummer Jordan's Lipp's first born child! There are many ways you can help us and we can give back to you.

This is a project of deep love of this music and utter joy that we get from making it for you.  

Won't you please join us?

The Clubs are:
Ian Kirkman - Bandleader/Lead Singer/Harmonica/Keys  
Chris Conly - Guitar David Lowenthal - Bass Jordan Lipp - Drums Ben Golder Novick - Woodwinds Evan Francis - Woodwinds Jared Dubin - Trombone Gianni Gagliardi - Tenor Sax Backup Singers: Ki Ki Hawkins Rhonda Denet 

* Why record in analog you ask?

Analog recording, now making a cult comeback is the true waveform and encompasses certain imperfections that are actually a desired part of the analog experience. Most professional tape machines are aligned to be slightly 'over‑biased', as this minimizes low‑ and mid‑frequency harmonic distortions . and provides a 'warmer' sound character than the flat and linear response of digital systems. The gentle shape of the response curve and its associated phase response is such that it is generally perceived as providing a warmer sound than that of a near‑perfect digital system.

Risks and challenges

Making The Clubs 2nd album could have dire and unexpected consequences. More awesome people could hear and appreciate this incredibly funky music and we will have to make more and more dope music to satisfy the constant demand of our fans.
We could be asked to play too many gigs that we all have to quit our other projects and dedicate even more time to freaking the funk.
Our album and subsequently all of our music could transcend space and time and we will have to play for audiences in other dimensions on top of our already hectic schedule.
We are actively worried about all of these outcomes.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Receive an advanced copy of the New Album in mp3 Format

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    Receive an advanced copy of the New Album on CD

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    Receive an advanced copy of the New Album on LP

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Receive a (signed, advanced, copy by all members of the Clubs) album on CD

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    Receive a (signed, advanced, copy by all members of the Clubs) album on LP

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    Receive a signed, numbered, limited edition poster designed and signed by artist David Ayllon and the Band.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Receive hand written lyrics of Beautiful Beast original tune signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Receive hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Receive a limited T-Shirt designed by artist Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    The Clubs Rhythm section will play a private concert for you and your guests anywhere you choose.
    (Does not include travel and backline expenses if any)

    Plus Receive a limited T-Shirt designed by artist Jess Kirkman, a signed, numbered, limited edition poster designed and signed by artist David Ayllon and the Band.hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Have Clubs Leader Ian Kirkman write a song about you and see it performed at an upcoming Clubs gig.

    Plus Receive a limited T-Shirt designed and signed by Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Name Drummer Jordan Lipp's first born child(has to be a real name, no symbols and no profanity).*

    Plus The Clubs Rhythm section will play a private concert for you and your guests anywhere you choose.
    (Does not include travel and backline expenses if any). Receive a limited T-Shirt designed and signed by Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

    *Jordan does not currently have any children due to be born, to his knowledge, at this time

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    The Clubs full band will play a private concert for you and your guests anywhere you choose.
    (Does not include travel expenses if any)

    Plus Receive a limited T-Shirt designed and signed by Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Receive Executive Producer Credit on The Album and The Clubs full band will play a private concert for you and your guests anywhere you choose.

    Plus Receive a limited T-Shirt designed and signed by Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

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    Pledge $7,000 or more About $7,000

    The Clubs full band will play an entire album of your choosing from a mutually agreed upon artist at any location you choose.*

    Receive Executive Producer Credit on The Album

    Plus Receive a limited T-Shirt designed and signed by Jess Kirkman, hand written lyrics of 3 of the Clubs original tunes signed by Ian Kirkman plus the album (signed by all members of the Clubs) on LP and CD

    *maximum 10 songs LP

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