Hello everyone! We are Upswing, a jazz/fusion quintet based in Newton, Massachusetts. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!
After playing together for four years, we decided it was finally time to record an album. We started writing and performing original music in the Fall of 2017. This album is a true representation of our time as a band - every member wrote a song for this project. We have spent the last 6 months writing, workshopping, and fine tuning our music to make this album the best it can possibly be.
We took the trip out to the recording studio in Boston on April 1st, 2018, and spent 14 hours tracking six songs! The day was long, and relentless at times, but ultimately an incredibly rewarding experience. We walked out of the studio at midnight on April 2nd extremely satisfied with the tracks we had produced.
The reason we launched this Kickstarter is to help us pay for the recording and post production process. Any additional money we raise will be invested into making the album even better.
We have poured our hearts and souls into the writing and recording process, and are all incredibly proud of the amount of work we've done in order to make this album truly the best it can be.
Recording Studio Fee: $395
Engineer Studio Fee: $560
Engineer Post Production Fee: $1360
CDs + Digital Distribution (iTunes, Spotify, etc.): $375
Original Photo Printing, Shipping Fees, Extra Orders, Misc: $310
Please contribute in any way you can. If you can't pledge money, we would greatly appreciate if you would tell your friends and family about us and our Kickstarter, and direct them to this page. Thank you so much!
Special thanks to...
- Kevin O'Connell
- The Record Company
- Upswing Parents
- Olivia Kelly - Featured Singer on "Recall"
- Teddy Everett - Photography and Video
- All of our fans!
4. Recall (ft. Olivia Kelly)
5. True Story
If you would like to hear a preview of what will be on our album, check out this live version of "Purpose," a song written by our drummer, Noah Klavens, that we performed at a local teen music festival:
Risks and challenges
Our main challenge will be to attract enough attention to this Kickstarter in order to raise the funds needed - which is where you come in. You can really help us achieve this not only by contributing but also by telling all of your friends and family about us and our Kickstarter, and sharing the link to this page!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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