Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Support SugarBeats in recording "Fly High" - A future funk album with live vocalists and session musicians featured on every song.
70 backers pledged $5,097 to help bring this project to life.

About

Fly High: SugarBeats Debut Album project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$5,097

70

Fly High: SugarBeats Debut Album

We're taking on a project more ambitious than ever, and asking you to contribute to the process of creating something fresh, unique and different!

Over the last 3 years making music as SugarBeats we've progressively stepped up our production quality with every release. Our Groove City Romance EP marked a turning point in our music, shifting from simply making beats to creating fully fledged songs, while maintaining forward thinking sound design and the contemporary production methods we're known for.

Stream all our music here: http://soundcloud.com/sugarbeatsmusic

Now we're at it again. This will be our first album featuring vocals and live instruments on every track. 

We've lined up a studio band to record all our own samples, including guitar, violin, upright bass, saxophone, trumpet and of course, vocals. These are professional musicians, some of which have played for over 35 years. 

We believe professional musicians deserve to be paid for their work and expertise.

All funds raised will go to the artists that help us create this album, as well as artwork and mastering costs. A small portion will also go towards the manufacturing costs of our rewards. 

We have a range of awesome rewards for your generous pledge. 

In exchange for your contribution we have lined up some great goodies, from digital downloads of the album, T shirts and Tank Tops, to private studio sessions and Skype calls. 

Color And Black & White Options
Color And Black & White Options
Male & Female Tanks In A Range Of Colors
Male & Female Tanks In A Range Of Colors

Rewards are set to be delivered at the latest in December 2015, but we expect to send them out much sooner.

Where We're At Now:

We have about 10 songs written, each in different stages of production. 

Some are just piano chords, drums, and vocals, while a few are near their final form. We'll be updating our blog as we reach new stages of development. 

First Goal: The Album

Here's how our 5k goal breaks down:

-Session Musicians (Vocalists, Guitars, Violins, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bass)

-Mastering 

-Album Artwork

-Rewards Manufacturing and Shipping (CDs, Clothing)

Stretch Goal: 

Shoot for the stars! If we can raise 10k we can do so much more:

-Film Music Video (Professional Videographer, Choreographer, etc)

-Tour With Live Vocalists & Instrumentalists

-Partially Fund Our Next Album too!

How Can You Help?

1) Click the green "Back this Project" button now in the top right section of this page.

2) Choose an amount you feel good about and select the accompanying reward. 

3) Tell your friends. Share this Kickstarter link on Facebook and via email - this is HUGE and helps a lot.

**********************

Thank you so much for your support and interest! If you can't afford to donate, we completely understand, and simply ask that you please share this project with others if it resonates with you.

If you have any questions or just want to drop us a line please feel free to contact us by email, Facebook or Twitter. We answer every message.

Website: http://www.sugarbeatsmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarBeatsMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SugarBeatsMusic

Risks and challenges

If we don't reach our goal the album will turn out significantly different with less resources to draw from.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    High Five + Public Social Media Thank You!(Twitter/Facebook)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Download of Our 2 Latest Releases, "Groove City Romance" and "Stay Fresh"

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Digital Download of the Full Album + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    KARMA POINTS!

    We'll love you for ever if you'd just like to support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Physical Copy of the Full Album
    (signed upon request!) + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Physical Copies of the Full Album, Groove City Romance EP, Stay Fresh EP, and Fizz Pop EP (signed upon request!) + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    SugarBeats T-shirt or Tank Top + Digital Download of the Album + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    For Musicians & Producers:
    Ableton Live Project File of Selected Song + Physical Copy of the Full Album + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    SugarBeats T-shirt or Tank Top + Physical Copy of the Full Album (signed upon request!) + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    SUPER BUNDLE!

    Physical Copy of the Full Album (signed upon request!) + SugarBeats T-Shirt or Tank Top + Physical Copy of "Groove City Romance" & "Stay Fresh" EP + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Skype Call:
    We will call you on Skype and we can talk about what ever you like! + Digital Download of the Full Album + Bonus Track

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Your Name on the CD:
    Your name forever cemented on the album in the "Thank You" section of the CD liner notes + Physical Copy of the Full Album + Bonus Track.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Midi Keyboard Used on the Album:
    The Behringer Midi keyboard we used to make the entire album, signed and covered in personal notes just for you. + Digital Download of the Full Album + Bonus Track.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Skype Call Studio Session:
    A One on One, 2 hour long Skype studio session with both members of SugarBeats + Digital Download of the Full Album + Bonus Track.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Our used Maschine mk2 controller from the studio (Still works perfectly). Signed and covered in personal notes just for you + everything included in the Super Bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

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

    Guest List For 2 Years:
    Any show, any time, any where for you and a friend (Includes Festivals when available) + everything included in the Super Bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

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

    A Week Making Music With SugarBeats:
    You will spend a week (5 days) in Ashland, Oregon, USA with both members of SugarBeats making the music of your choice. (If you live outside of Ashland you must organize your own transport) (Conditions Apply) + everything included in the Super Bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Private House Party:
    A private SugarBeats performance at your house party (Must be within reasonable distance, otherwise travel must be covered by pledger) + everything included in the Super Bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    24 Hour Party Anywhere In The World!!!
    I will fly you and a friend anywhere in the world, party with you for 24 hours (supplies and food included) then I will tattoo YOUR initials on my body (I choose the font/location). (Conditions Apply) + everything included in the Super Bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Opening slot (Direct Support) at one of our upcoming shows.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)