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Gravity A, the only act claiming the brand New Orleans Funktronica, wants to introduce you to this unique sound in their next album.
Gravity A, the only act claiming the brand New Orleans Funktronica, wants to introduce you to this unique sound in their next album.
162 backers pledged $6,885 to help bring this project to life.

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GRAVITY A : New Beginnings

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[All music in the video are clips of recorded music by Gravity A, some to be included on the upcoming album]

GRAVITY A has been working extremely hard in and around New Orleans for almost 8 years. In a city filled with music, we feel we provide a unique voice, blending the funky sounds of the Crescent City with modern electronic elements. The band has gone through a few line up changes in the past few years, and the current group (Mike Fou, Drew Meez, Danny Abel, Devin Kerrigan) is a force to be reckoned with.  The sound is difficult to define, but we consistently win crowds over. And we keep getting the same question: "Do you have a CD?" Short answer, yes. Long answer, yes but...not with the current line-up, and not with the current material.

That's where you come in. We have been working on our latest CD and have many elements in progress. We're doing everything in our power to keep the cost of this album down, while at the same time creating something highly produced and ground-breaking. To finish our project, we are in need of some assistance. As our work progresses, our bills add up. 

We still need to pay for mixing, mastering, guests, studio time, art work, royalties, printing, pressing, and probably some other unforeseen expenses, too. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. 

We love the Gravity A family and hope we show that with every set we play for you. Thanks for being there for us!

Extended Goals: If we can raise extra money, we have additional elements we will include.

$7,000 -  We will make a video for one of the tracks off the album in addition to the LP.

$8,000 - We will make a video for one track and we will print the album to vinyl!

$10,000 -  We'll make the video, print to vinyl, and we will make a live CD as a follow up to this one!

www.gravitya.com

www.facebook.com/gravityamusic

http://gravitya.bandcamp.com/

http://www.youtube.com/gravityavids

www.drewmeez.bandcamp.com

Risks and challenges

Clearly every project carries it's challenges, but contributing to this one is a practically risk-free endeavor. The album is already well under way and just needs some additional funding to be finished. It's going to be a great record that we will be very proud of!!!

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    1-TRACK DOWNLOAD
    In addition to our undying gratitude, you will receive a download (1 song) of the album's title track "New Beginnings" in the format of your choice.

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    ALBUM -
    You get a download of the album when it's completed. [Want to buy more download codes to give to friends? Just pledge any multiple of $5 and select this reward level. For example: to buy 3 of this package, back for $15 and select this reward - we'll send you 3 download codes for each record.]

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    ALBUM + DREW MEEZ SOLO CD -
    You get a download of the album when it's completed plus a download of our keyboardist's solo album, "Dressed, No Pickles" [Want to buy more download codes to give to friends? Just pledge any multiple of $10 and select this reward level. For example: to buy 3 of this package, back for $30 and select this reward - we'll send you 3 download codes for each record.]

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    PHYSICAL CDs + DLs + KOOZIE -
    Along with downloads of the album and Drew Meez's solo CD, we will ship you physical copies of both and a signature Gravity A koozie.

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    CDs + DLs + KOOZIE + T-SHIRT -
    You will get downloads of the Gravity A and Drew Meez albums, physical CDs, a GravA Koozie, and our latest t-shirt.

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    SIGNED CDs + DLs + KOOZIE + T-SHIRT + GUESTLIST - On top of downloads and autographed physical copies of both CDs, you get a koozie, a t-shirt, and a guest list spot for you to the official record release party.

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    SIGNED CDs + DLs + KOOZIE + T-SHIRT + GUESTLISTx2 - On top of downloads and autographed physical copies of both CDs, you get a koozie, a t-shirt, and a guest list spot for you + 1 friend to the official record release party.

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    SIGNED CDs + DLs + KOOZIE + T-SHIRT + GUESTLISTx3 - On top of downloads and autographed physical copies of both CDs, you get a koozie, a t-shirt, and a guest list spot for you + 2 friends to the official record release party.

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    VOICEMAIL CHOP&SCREW + ALBUM -
    This one is fun for the whole family. We will produce a short personalized jingle for your voicemail. Tell us what info you want relayed in the message, and we'll send you back a funky fresh Gravity A-style greeting. You also get a download of both albums.

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    MUSIC LESSON -
    At this level you can have a private 1 hour music lesson with any or all members of Gravity A. Must be in the New Orleans area.

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    CD RELEASE PRE-PARTY -
    At this level you will be invited to our VIP pre party before our CD release. Plus we will give you + 1 entry to our CD Release Party. And we'll give you a download of the album when it's finished.

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    AUDIO STEMS -
    This one's great for the producers out there. At this level, we will bounce out individual bass, guitar, key, and drum tracks from some of our songs for you to use in your remixes, or however you see fit!

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    RED BEAN DELIVERY -
    That's right, if you live in the Greater New Orleans area, we will drive to you in our tour van, and drop off a pot of fresh cooked Red Beans at your house!

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    DINNER WITH THE BAND -
    At this level we will cook dinner for you at one of our houses. Try Drew Meez's Coq Au Vin or Boeuf Bourgignon. Or Maybe Fou's Gumbo Fou-chon. Or other dishes catered to your liking.

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    GOLF WITH GRAVITY A- 18 holes of Golf with Fou and Drew of Gravity A at Bayou Barrier Golf Course in Belle Chase, LA.

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    SOLO ON YOUR ALBUM -
    At this level, you can get any of us in the band to lay down a solo on YOUR album. Wouldn't you like to have a Gravity A member featured on your song?

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    PRODUCER CRED + CDs + MERCH + GUESTLIST + PRE-PARTY - You of course get everything listed at the $100 level and, as a display of our tremendous gratitude, your name will be credited as an Executive Producer on the album.

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    PRIVATE SHOW AT YOUR LOCATION OF CHOICE + 1 YEAR GUESTLIST -
    We will drive to any destination in the continental US (or parts of Canada) to play a party for you and your friends. Power and PA must be provided. Bring the Gravitron experience to you! (Date TBD) In addition, you will have a guest list spot for a year to all of our club shows. (Add $500 if more than 1,000 miles from New Orleans)

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