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Partner with Kevin Bianchi in funding and releasing the second Vanishing Shores album, ‘Maps’.
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This past year has been an amazing journey of music and discovery. We released our debut EP in August of 2018 and the response has blown us away. From our initial single ‘Kids are Sleeping’ to the current single, ‘Always’, we have been able to connect with more people than ever before. This engagement with so many people has literally inspired us to continue to grow and create in new and challenging ways. The songs are coming at such a rapid rate that we can’t wait any longer to get back in the studio and record these new songs for all of you.

Our debut EP was entirely funded by a systematic sale of virtually every guitar, keyboard, and piece of recording equipment from my personal collection. I do not regret this decision in the least bit. I believed in the songs so much that I was willing to risk everything to ensure that it was completed and released in a way that was true to the original inspiration and vision. I also did not want to place the financial burden on any other person but myself, confident that the songs would find a place in the hearts and life of many listeners. While I consider this a success beyond any of my expectations, the loss of instruments and equipment does present a challenge for going forward. First and foremost is the reality that there is nothing left to sell to fund the next project. However, I do not consider this a struggle, but a beautiful opportunity for us to partner together to make something truly special.

Our goal for the next project is to record at least 6 new songs, all that speak to the continual journey of the heart, for an album we have titled ‘Maps’. These songs feel fresh and immediate and I want to record them in such a way that retains that energy and life. I intend on using many of the same musical partners as the first project, but also others that I have met in the past months who I believe will add their own story and skill to the songs. Our goal is to have the project completed and released by August 2019 and celebrate its birth with each of you who continue to support, encourage, and inspire us.

This past week we experienced a setback with an alternate funding platform that suddenly suspended all accounts and exposed the lack of integrity for their community of artists and patrons. We hope that despite this setback that you will trust us enough to partner with us and complete the beautiful work that has started with these new songs. 

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    Digital Download of 'Maps'

    A digital download of the new album, 'Maps'.

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    Digital Download of Demos

    You'll receive a digital download of all session (including unreleased songs) demos and other rare outtakes.

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    Signed CD Copy of 'Maps'

    A signed CD copy of the new album, 'Maps'.

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    T-Shirt of 'Maps'

    A T-Shirt that incorporates the artwork of the new album, 'Maps'.

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    Handwritten and Framed Lyric Sheet

    You will receive a handwritten and framed lyric sheet of the title track, 'Maps'.

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    Signed CD Copy of 'Maps' + Demos

    You'll receive a signed CD copy of 'Maps' and a digital download of all of the demos and rare session outtakes.

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    T-Shirt + Signed CD of 'Maps'

    You will receive a t-shirt that incorporates the album artwork and a signed CD copy of 'Maps'.

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    Cover Song of Your Choice

    You will receive the digital download of a studio recording of a cover song of your choice!

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    (Almost) Everything!!

    You'll receive: A signed CD Copy of 'Maps', a T-Shirt that incorporates the album artwork, the hand-written and framed lyrics to the title track, a digital download of any cover song of your choice, the digital download of all demos and session outtakes, and a picture of Kevin's smiling face.

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    Signed Epiphone SG + Handwritten Lyrics

    You'll receive a signed Epiphone SG from Kevin's personal collection and a handwritten copy of the album's title track!

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    Acoustic House Show

    You'll get a private, hour-long, acoustic House Show at the location of your choice!

    If the show is over 50 miles (one way), additional travel charges may apply!

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Funding period

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