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FROM THE FIRST MUSIC KICKSTARTER EAST BAY SOUL 2.0 "BRASSALICIOUS"

FROM THE SECOND MUSIC KICKSTARTER EAST BAY SOUL THAT'S LIFE "LITTLE BLACK DRESS" 

Hello All! This is Greg, I am a trumpet player, arranger and song writer, and a Grammy and Emmy nominated artist.  We are East Bay Soul - a Jazz-Funk R&B 10 piece band of musicians that have been making music and touring together since 2008.  Collectively we have recorded, performed and toured worldwide with hundreds of artists individually over the span of our careers. Our music is horn driven infused with R&B vocals with a wicked funky rhythm section.  
Our Goal is to make music that connects a community of music lovers from all over the world.

The Band: Nick Milo - keys • Kay-Ta Matsuno - guitar • Greg Vail - alto, tenor saxes and flute, background vocals • Dwayne "Smitty" Smith - bass • Herman Matthews - drums, background vocals • Darryl Walker - lead vocals and tenor sax • Johnny Sandoval - latin percussion • Lee Thornburg - trumpet and flugelhorn, background vocals• Johnnie Bamont - alto, tenor, baritone saxes, background vocals ...and yours truly - trumpet and flugelhorn, background vocals

We have A Double Vision. The crowd funding goal is set for $55,000 for both recording projects.  Soul Citizen is the 4th East Bay Soul album inspired to create new music for you, by us and with the people that have believed in us most. We've already started writing the songs and have some great ideas swirling around to make this our best CD yet!  Sweet Soul Christmas is the first EP - extended play of classic Christmas songs that we have been playing live. Many of our fans have asked for a Christmas CD after our shows and from seeing our live rehearsal videos online. Now we can have it delivered to you just in time for the holidays! 
It seems like the perfect time to do both!

We have some very creative people working behind the scenes already!

Sweet Soul Christmas CD Artwork
Sweet Soul Christmas CD Artwork
 

We are an independent ensemble with no outside record label or agent. We depend completely on our audience to help us make our music. The advantage of that is HUGE - we have no one between us.  Our music comes straight from our hearts to your ears.  It means everything to us to be able to make the music we want and the music you want too!

We need your support to fund all the behind the scene work that goes into producing a CD. To pay our collaborators, musicians, renting studio time, engineers, recording, mixing and mastering, CD artwork, photography, manufacturing the CD, promotion to get the word out on the radio, the internet, in print, setting up digital distribution, creating the rewards, mailing the rewards, paying the Kickstarter fee and basically create something that feels like magic.

TA-DA - READY TO GO!
Soul Citizen CD and Sweet Soul Christmas EP 

AN ORCHESTRA!
AN ORCHESTRA!

An Orchestra! We will be able to add real strings to the Soul Citizen CD AND Sweet Soul Christmas EP.  Wouldn't that sound beautiful?

PERFORMANCE VIDEO!
PERFORMANCE VIDEO!

A Video! A real professional video on a sound stage with lights, cameras, action!  This will go a long way to get our sound out there and get us on more stages across the country and near you! The video will be posted on youtube for everyone to share. Performing music is not only what you hear... It is what you see! 

WE CAN DO THIS!
WE CAN DO THIS!

 

THE MUSIC: 

THE SOUL CITIZEN CD & THE SWEET SOUL CHRISTMAS EP digital down load singles will be delivered to your desktop 4 weeks before their release dates. The pre-released autographed physical CD and EP delivered to your door.

STICKERS: 

The two set East Bay Soul logo. The world white and blue and the white and black Bay Bridge stickers will include die cut, thick durable vinyl stickers suitable for attaching to your laptop, car, totes or rollers. Stickers will be 3 x 3 square.  

 

LANYARD:

The East Bay Soul logo lanyard is woven and embossed on all sides. It is great to hang your keys on, your earbuds, a badge, a pass or just about anything you can think of. 

 USB DRIVES:

East Bay Soul USB drive contains our up-until-now entire discography to date in both wav and mp3 files. The USB Drive is the perfect size to be attached to your key ring or lanyard. It's unique, compact and sleek metal.

The drive can also be emptied off and used as just a regular 4 GB jump drive. You can carry it with you anytime... how about on the lanyard?

HERMAN MATTHEWS' SIGNATURE PKG

Herman's "Signature" Autographed Drumsticks

PLUS LIL' HERMAN'S Old Fashioned PEANUT BRITTLE. Like no other!

An ol' family recipe made with the freshest ingredients and guaranteed to please the most discriminating candy lover. Once you get a taste...

SOUL CITIZEN CD RELEASE PARTY

You're Invited! Come to Sound Check. You will be hosted to the VIP Meet and Greet, served yummy small bites, take pictures with the band and receive VIP Seating in front of the stage

THE RECIPE BOOK or DINNER FOR TWO

Andrea Adams Recipe Book- You'll receive Andrea's recipes in PDF with photos.  Prefect for intimate dinners, holiday's and party's with friends and family.

OR

Dinner for Two -  Come to The Adams' home in L.A. for a candlelit special 3 course dinner party. Enjoy great food, wine and conversation - Greg has a lot of cool stories to tell from being in the studio and on the road. You don't want to be late!

THE RECIPE BOOK
THE RECIPE BOOK

  

We want to Thank the very special people and fans that continue to support us each day, come out to our concerts, help get the word out and on the road... and have so generously contributed their time, art and to our previous crowd funding projects. Thank you to our families for their support as we enter into this new Kickstarter!

I believe in myself, and East Bay Soul and that's because of you!

Quick links about us! 

www.eastbaysoul.com 

www.gregadamsmusic.com 

Facebook 

Twitter

Risks and challenges

I've been making records a long time and this will be our third Kickstarter recording project. We learn a lot each time. We have delivered our last two albums on time with no problems! We are very good at managing our time to be able to deliver both CDs on their prospective release dates. Soul Citizen in March 2018 and Sweet Soul Christmas in October 2017.

Our rewards have been sourced out before the projects begins, so there should be no issues in delivering the physical rewards.

We will keep you informed on all aspects of the project as we go through the work in progress.

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    Thank You!

    We love having you on our team! A virtual high five or hug. We will shout out your name on our social media pages and website. This reward is included in every pledge level.

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    Digital Singles

    You will receive a download of "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" from the Sweet Soul Christmas Extended Play. And a download of the first single from the Soul Citizen CD 6 weeks before the album is released.

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    Digital Album

    You will receive a pre-release digital download of the full Sweet Soul Christmas EP.

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    Digital Album

    You will receive a pre-release digital download of the full Soul Citizen CD

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    Double Vision Digital Package

    You will receive a pre-release digital download of the Sweet Soul Christmas EP and Soul Citizen CD including the Digital Singles.

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    • Sweet Soul Christmas Download
    • Soul Citizen Album Download
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    Autographed Sweet Soul Christmas CD

    You will receive a pre-release Autographed Sweet Soul Christmas EP

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    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Autographed by Greg Adams
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
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    Autographed Soul Citizen CD

    You will receive a pre-leased autographed Soul Citizen CD

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    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Autographed by Greg Adams
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    Double Vision CD Package

    You will receive autographed pre-leased Sweet Soul Christmas EP and Soul Citizen CD including the Digitial Singles

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    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Autographed by Greg Adams
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    Welcome to East Bay Soul

    Need to Catch Up? You'll receive all the East Bay Soul previously released albums on an East Bay Soul Logo USB Drive containing:

    East Bay Soul (2009)
    East Bay Soul 2.0 (2012)
    East Bay Soul That's Life (2015)

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    • Discography USB Drive
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
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    I Heard It's Your Birthday

    Greg will call and play Happy Birthday on his trumpet or Darryl will call and sing Happy Birthday and wish you or that special someone a happy birthday! Just let us know if it’s Greg or Darryl making the call when you pledge!

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    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
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    Andrea's Recipe Book

    Have you seen any of Andrea's food porn photos? Andrea enjoys cooking and her recipes represent a lifetime of entertaining. Some of Andrea's recipes for Lasagna, Shrimp Scampi, Honey and Jalapeno Grilled Salmon, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Orange Ginger Pork Tenderloin and much more available for your culinary exploration. To be delivered in PDF with photos.

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    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
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    Herman Matthews' Signature Package

    You will receive Herman's "Signature" Autographed Drumsticks that were used to play on the Soul Citiizen CD. Herman has performed and recorded with Kenny Loggins, Tower Of Power, Timothy B Schmitt, Tom Jones. Stevie Wonder to name a few. YOU WILL ALSO receive a 5oz bag of LIL' HERMAN'S Old Fashioned PEANUT BRITTLE. Like no other!

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    • Herman's homemade peanut brittle
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
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    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
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    Hang Out With East Bay Soul

    We will set up a 45 minute Skype call with you and members of East Bay Soul. Ask questions about music, inspiration, travel, food or just talk about whatever comes to mind. It's your call!

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    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
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    Soul Citizen CD Release Party

    Time To Get The Party Started! You are invited to the CD release Party. Join the band at sound check and then get ready for the VIP Photo Meet and Greet. Served yummy small bites. You will receive reserved VIP seating and a 8x10 photo from the album artwork autographed by the entire band. Travel to L.A is not included.

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    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Patron of the Arts

    You will receive a PATRON OF THE ARTS CREDIT. We will proudly list your name in the CD Liner notes. You ARE INVITED TO THE SOUL CITIZEN CD release Party. Join the band at sound check and then get ready for the VIP Photo Meet and Greet. Served yummy small bites. You will receive reserved VIP seating and a 8x10 photo from the album artwork autographed by the entire band. Travel to L.A is not included.

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    • Partron of the Arts Credit
    • Soul Citizen CD Release Party
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Arranging Master Class with Greg Adams

    Personal one-on-one 4- hour long horn or string arranging lesson. The master class also includes 3 follow up calls on Skype to go over any questions you have. I’ll bring out my archives of original scores from Tower of Power, Heart, Huey Lewis and News, Lyle Lovett, Phish, Little Feat and more! Master Class in Los Angeles at Greg’s home or on Skype. If you play the trumpet… Bring It! There is no time limit on this reward. We can schedule at our mutual convenience. Travel to L.A. not included

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    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Autographed by Greg Adams
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Horn Arrangement by Greg Adams

    Arranged By Greg Adams. I will do a horn arrangement for your project. Your original song or a cover of a song to record or perform live. If it is for a live performance, you pick your instrumentation. If it's for a recording, I will do my classic 5 piece arrangement 2 Trumpets and three Saxes. Or your choice. You will need to send an mp3 or a disc of the live or recorded rhythm track to arrange to. You will receive your handwritten autographed score and the authenticated embossed horn parts. Music Prep-Copyist is included.

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    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Autographed by Greg Adams
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Record With The Horn Section

    Record in the studio with the East Bay Soul Horn Section on the Soul Citizen CD. If you cannot come to L.A. Record your part in your home town and send it to us. Greg will work with you to and find the best way to incorporate you in the horn section. This is not a throw away track! You will receive a recording credit on the CD. Travel to L.A. not included

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    • Recording Credit
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Join Greg at his home in L.A. where Andrea will make you a scrumptious 3 course Italian dinner for two. (Andrea is very good cook.) The four us will enjoy great food and conversation. We will choose a date and time that works for both our schedules. Travel to L.A. not included

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    • Dinner for two
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You are right there with us in the studio and you are AWESOME! A full day in the studio with East Bay Soul during a recording session Soul Citizen in L.A. CA for a rhythm, horns or vocal tracking session of your choice. You will get the recording schedule and you pick your date. Take a break with the band, have lunch, hear some road stories and have a few laughs. You will be OUR GUEST at the CD Release Party with VIP seating March 2018. You will receive a hand written set list. A Big Shout out from the stage. Your name will be proudly credited on the liner notes in the CD booklet.

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    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Soul Citizen CD Release Party
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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    Executive Producer

    You are an Executive Producer of the Soul Citizen CD and you are FABULOUS!! You’ll get the full recording schedule. Including rhythm, horn and vocal tracking, mixing and mastering dates. You will have access to the recording process from beginning to end with special updates only you will receive. You’ll be right there in the recording booth for up to three full days of recording sessions in L.A, CA of your choice or the mixing sessions in Seattle, WA. You will receive Greg Adams hand written notes on manuscript paper from the initial process of writing music for the Soul Citizen CD. You will be OUR GUEST at the CD Release Party with VIP seating March 2018. You will recieve a hand writtten set list. A Big Shout out from the stage. Your name will be proudly credited on the liner notes in the CD booklet.

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    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Soul Citizen CD Release Party
    • 2 Single Downloads
    • Sweet Soul Christmas EP Delivered October 2017
    • Soul Citizen CD Delivered March 2018
    • Soul Citizen signed by the entire band
    • East Bay Soul Stickers
    • East Bay Soul Logo Lanyard
    • 8x10 photo autographed by the entire band
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Funding period

- (30 days)