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Dreamed a Little Dream is a mini-album. It is about, well, dreams, but more than that it’s about being lost in them and deciphering the very delicate line between imagination and reality. It describes the extraordinary ideals we strive to materialize that often reach an insurmountable impasse. It questions whether our absurd creative thoughts are maybe more tangible or absolute than whatever it is we consider to be realistic. 

Listening to DALD, you’ll find elements of classical music, folk music and electro-acoustics that will teleport you into a whimsical fantasy in no time. There may even be a song where grandfather clocks and rusty old books are transformed into percussive instruments.

I need your help me make this little dream of mine come true! I am running this campaign so that this project can reach its full potential. It will cover the costs of recording and engineering the mini-album, the costs of physical copy distribution, as well as the costs of paying musicians and illustrators. Any funds collected that surpass this goal will go directly to videographers and touring to a venue near you!

Visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Youtube for more information on concerts, performance videos, photos and more! :)

Some testimonials:

"Armed with a beautiful voice and a flavour for quirky but honest lyrics, she engages every audience she plays in front of... When you see Monika play you can't help but smile and tap your feet." 

- KickDrum

"[Monika Cefis] came across as warm and charming. She has a strong voice and a good delivery, and is at her best when she gives her imagination free rein on “Gooseberry Pie” “Interstellar Time Bandits” and “The Waltzing Dead” (If I was a zombie would you still invite me over?) One to watch."

- East Coast FM

"[...] A delightful virtuoso of some wonderful instruments"

- Shore Radio Edinburgh, "Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show"

"Monika Cefis' incredible voice had the entire room speechless!"

- Sofar Sounds Montreal

"A nice gift of ukulele and trombones, wrapped with a bow"

- Sound of Boston, on Anxious Argyle

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges that comes with any artistic project is a deadline. As quite a few musicians, engineers and artists are involved in Dreamed a Little Dream, I am pleased to say that we are already more than half way through the recording process. On another note, residing in Boston exposes me to the potential risk of wild geese guerilla attacks. If you are unfamiliar with these unpredictable creatures that freely roam the fens, you may witness one in action here: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/28/dd/6a/28dd6a320be764a6a94d095ce4308a69.jpg.
To my knowledge, nobody has lately been assailed by said wild geese; however, the possibility that they may seek revenge towards our kin is imminent. I must therefore tread with caution in order to fulfill this project.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Not only will you have had the pleasure of helping me with this project, you will also be awarded a sticker and a digital download of a single off of Dreamed a Little Dream. Hurray!

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    Receive a time-travelling pin that has lost its ability to time-travel, but will most probably get you to where you need to be. The pin will also grant you a digital download of the EP.

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    You will be awarded your very own copy of "Dreamed a Little Dream," alongside an interstellar time-traveling pin and sticker.

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    In addition to the CD, you will be sent a personalized handwritten and drawn postcard by the mail.

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    Your name will appear on the back cover of Dreamed a Little Dream and you will receive an invitation to a special private show in Montreal (a livestream will be available for out of town guests).

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    In addition to two copies of the record, pins, stickers, you will receive a mixtape which will include two covers of songs of your choice and artwork designed by yours truly.

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    I will record a personalized musical theme composed just for you on your instrument of choice. Literally any instrument.

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Funding period

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