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We are hard working lads that need a little help to finish our new album and music video!
We are hard working lads that need a little help to finish our new album and music video!
106 backers pledged $7,301 to help bring this project to life.

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San Francisco Irish rock band, The Shams, are releasing their first Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming album. The multifaceted Irish- influenced rock album will be the second album for the band. The Kickstarter video will be debuted at their live show Sept. 26, 2014 at Neck of the Woods music venue, along with quirky incentives, like receiving your very own Rhode Island Red hen, straight from the one of The Shams personal chicken coop. They are also giving away an electric guitar and a limo ride to a gig with The Shams around San Francisco.

The album, produced by John Cesario (who has worked with big acts such as Fleetwood Mac and Eddie Money and is the creator of Rocket Songs) and engineered by Chris Cortez (Nice N Up Studios), has a raw, uniquely Irish feel to it – yet while it is strongly influenced by their Irish roots, their eclectic songs put them into a new genre of world/rock/punk music that appeals to music lovers of all ages. The album is set to be released later this year, date TBA.

The Shams have been featured at local music hotspots such as The Milk Bar, Bottom of the Hill and Neck of The Woods in San Francisco, as well as 19 Broadway in Fairfax, The Starry Plough in Berkeley and legendary L.A. favorites Molly Malone’s and The House of Blues. They’ve headlined many festivals and fleadhs (Irish for festival) and had an opportunity to work with and play with world renowned Irish musician Damien Dempsey, as well as The Irish Brigade to name a few.

The Shams provide listeners with a new. hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike you've ever heard before.

Completing this album depends on help from our fans. We need to mix and master the tracks we have completed, as well as record the rest of the album so it can be released by the end of 2014. We have 6 musicians and many instruments to record, which is time consuming and expensive. Please consider backing The Shams and help us bring our music to the world. The Shams greatly appreciate their fans and every donation made, great or small, helps make a difference. That’s the craic!

Risks and challenges

With recording an album , scheduling, time and money are the main obstacles. But if this kickstarter campaign is successful we can assure our fans that our upcoming album "One and All" will be completed by the end of this year.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    All fans who pledge $1 will receive a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page

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    For a $5 pledge, our backers will receive a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    For a $10 pledge, our backers will receive a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page

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    For a $20 pledge, our backers will receive a Shams band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Our $35 backers will receive a copy of our last album, "Go On Home Boys" as well as a copy of our current album "One and All" when it is completed.

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    For a $50 pledge, our backers will receive a signed CD from The Shams, as well as a Shams band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    For a $100 pledge, our backers will receive a personal voice mail recorded on your phone from Shams drummer, James Scragg, in his thickest Cork City Irish accent!

    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    For our $200 backers, we have a fresh carton of free-range eggs, laid by Sean Daly's (Front man for The Shams) very own hens.

    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    For our $500 backers, we have two free tours of the Anchor Steam Brewery in San Francisco with your personal guide (and expert) Tommy O'Mahony, bassist with The Shams. (Must be 21 or older)

    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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

    Have you always wanted to have farm fresh eggs? Well now you can! For our lucky $1000 backer, we will hand deliver you one Rhode Island Red hen from The Shams chicken coop! (must be able to show appropriate housing and space for hen. Bay Area delivery only.)
    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    For one lucky $2000 backer, you will receive a beautiful electric guitar, used by The Shams in the studio to record their highly anticipated album, "One and All". You will also receive a free guitar lesson from Henry Moser, The Shams lead guitarist and resident 'Shredder'. (Must be able to travel to Bay Area for music lesson)
    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    The ultimate incentive! For our generous $5.000.00 backer, you will receive a night on the town with The Shams- you will be picked up in stretch limo, driven through the beautiful city of San Francisco with the lads from The Shams, be put on the guest list for one of their shows and receive free drinks. Full VIP treatment!
    They will also receive band t-shirt, a Shams keychain/ beer opener, a Shams bumper sticker, as well as a "Thank You" and shout out from The Shams on our website and Facebook page (please specify size)

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Funding period

- (30 days)