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Theatrical production with live music by David J ( Bauhaus  / Love & Rockets ) & Ego Plum ( Ebola Music Orchestra / Gogol project )
Theatrical production with live music by David J ( Bauhaus / Love & Rockets ) & Ego Plum ( Ebola Music Orchestra / Gogol project )
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Following on from the success of the last kickstarter campaign to finance the making of my album, ‘Not Long For This World’, we have decided to go the same route again with the aim of raising funds to realize a new stage production.  I was recently approached by the lovely ladies at the Bootleg Theatre in LA, with a view to staging my play with music, ‘The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse’ ( about the legendary Black Dahlia murder ).  They want to have the play run for the entire month of September.  The Bootleg is a great little space and the perfect location for this piece.  The production will feature a rotating cast culled from the bleeding edge of contemporary theatre in Los Angeles as well as live music performed by Ego Plum ( Ebola Music Orchestra ) Ysanne Spevack ( Smashing Pumpkins etc. ) and myself.  It will also feature the extraordinary, internationally acclaimed Butoh performer, Vangeline.  The play will also be staged for one night and one night only, at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown LA on November 12, 2011.

Still, we need some dosh to make this magic happen so, once again, dear patron, this is where you become vital to the unfolding story. The money will pay for flights, accommodation, rehearsals, costumes, props, special lighting equipment, projectors etc.

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    Signed copy of David J’s new CD, ‘Not Long For This World’.
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    David J, Ego Plum and Ysanne Spevack will perform the songs from the play in your living room! ( Los Angeles area only )
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    For a pledge of $1,500 David J and Kerry Brown ( Smashing Pumpkins multi platinum winning producer ) will produce and play on a song. recording studio time included in high end Beverly Hills recording studio where Jessica Simpson The Smashing Pumpkins Courtney Love Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's) Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Gos ) Susanna Hoffs & Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) Greg DulliMark LaneganPatty Schemel (Hole) The Veronicas David J The Electric Prunes The Seeds Strawberry Alarm Clock and many more have recorded.

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