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The journey continues with EBS. We want to take you along for the ride as we go into the studio to record our third album
The journey continues with EBS. We want to take you along for the ride as we go into the studio to record our third album
183 backers pledged $35,422 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi... Greg here! Thanks so much for taking your valuable time to watch my video. This gives me the opportunity to invite you to join East Bay Soul and me in making a new studio album and taking you along on our newest musical Journey.

As an independent artist I have seen the business of making music reinvent itself and I know that crowd funding is much more than just raising funds. One of the greatest things that happens is that we are building a community and connecting with people who love music enough to support its creation.

We are launching this Kickstarter Campaign to generate funding to record our next album. But it is not just about raising money… although that is a REALLY BIG deal. It is about staying creative and vital while continuing to embrace the new way music is made.

We have come up with some cool ways to reward you for being part of East Bay Soul III and I will keep you involved and informed as we continue on this new journey of making great music for all of us!

As a band we have grown into a family and we think of you as our family too. Come along with us for East Bay Soul III

Why am I doing this? 

It’s about staying connected with our audience and recording a new album. I realize the way music is made and shared has essentially changed. I believe the spirit of making an artist's dream come alive is to keep the music organic and by giving a voice directly to our fans. With crowd funding we can do just that and create music that reflects our vision. I need you! We can’t do this alone. 

Where the money will go?  

Since I am my own record label and we are not receiving any backing from any major music corporations, we will use your generous pledges toward recording and distributing the new CD and do the following: 

• Pay for the creative contributions of the musicians, engineers, photographer, and the graphic artist.

• Delivery of the Kickstarter Rewards

• Renting studio time

• Travel to and from recording sessions and rehearsals for the band members that are out of the Los Angeles area.

• Mastering and recording of the album

• Anything over our goal (Fingers Crossed) will go toward marketing, publicity, and touring events so that we can see more of you on the road.

I am appreciative of your support and I will be sharing the process with you  throughout the campaign with video and written updates.  Which takes us to the next question…

What will you get out of it? 

By supporting our new project you will be playing a major part in supporting an indie artist making new music and you will be able to say…  I had a chance to be part of the entire creative process and finally somebody is making music for ME!

Our fans have been behind everything we’ve ever done.  With their generous support we were successful in recording East Bay Soul 2.0! That was Amazing! You’ll be using your voice and pocketbook to tell big music labels that you are a valid audience that deserves a voice in the way music is being made.

In addition to the rewards, I will keep you engaged on our social media outlets. I’ll also keep you posted with news, updates and exclusive previews as we create the album, and rehearse for our CD release Party. 

You can contribute as little as a dollar or as much as you’d like. We’ve created a pretty cool reward structure with music, autographed merchandise, tickets to the CD Release party, come to a recording session, and even the chance for us to write a song just for you and yours. 

What we need you to do

We can’t do this without you. A pledge of any size is so appreciated. No pledge is too small. We need your help to get the word out. We ask that you help us publicize our campaign by posting updates about your support on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. Your pledge and participation makes you a BIG part of East Bay Soul III and that is priceless.

What you should know

Every Kickstarter campaign is an all or nothing crowd funding platform. We can go over our goal, but if we do not make our goal we get nothing at all and your pledge just goes away and you will not be charged for anything.

More info about Greg Adams and East Bay Soul at www.eastbaysoul.com

            

Risks and challenges

I have been recording music a long time. It would be fantastic if we are lucky enough, with your help, to meet or even exceed our goal. I don't see any problems in delivering what we promised in recording the full CD and delivering your rewards on time. I will be completely transparent with you through the entire process. Should anything come up along the way… we will fix it!

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    Loose Change Spilling Over That Money Jar? We will take those coins off your hands! It’s not small change to us! We will send you our thanks on our website and social media pages.

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    THE FIRST SINGLE! Be the first in your town! We will send you a digital download of the single 8 weeks before the CD is released! A BIG THANK YOU on our website and social media pages.

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    The Entire East Bay Soul III album sent to through cyber space, yep SPACE. How cool is that? We’ll send you a digital download of all ten songs 2 weeks before the release date. That way you can take us along with you wherever you go! A BIG THANK YOU on our website and social media pages.

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    BRAGGING RIGHTS! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD two weeks before the release date with photos and everything! Plus your name will appear on our website right next to ours

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON AISLE III! Be the first 30 to pledge and you will have Bragging Rights too! You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! and the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. PLUS: The special edition East Bay Soul III cap.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    WE ARE MAKING A RECORD TOGETHER, RIGHT? Okay, so now you are sure you want the CD and are so happy to be part of East Bay Soul III, but you might be too shy to tell anyone you helped make a CD. We can help you with that. You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released and the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III. PLUS you’ll receive a backer only T-Shirt. “I helped Greg Adams and East Bay Soul make their new CD"

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    BUT, WAIT THERE’S MORE! You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! The pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. PLUS the backer only T-Shirt ” I helped Greg Adams and East Bay Soul make their new CD" And if you order right now! You will receive an 8x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band… That’s a lot of signatures!

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    It’s Her Birthday Too… or his, or yours or someone you love and want to surprise!
    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! You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! And the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. PLUS: The 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. For International delivery we will use Skype.

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    HE DRIVES THE BUS! Herman Matthews' "Singnature" Signed Drumsticks that he used to make East Bay Soul III. You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! AND the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD! PLUS: The 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band.

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    ASK GREG! We know you have a lot of questions. A candid Skype call with Greg for 30 minutes… well you know Greg has lots of stories it might be longer, we just don’t know. Talk about anything that comes to mind. It’s your call! You’ll receive the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! PLUS the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD! PLUS: The 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band.

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    IT’S OUR PARTY! We did it… We did it together! CD Release Parties can be crazy,
    SO LET’S GET CRAZY! Doesn’t get any better than this! Come to sound check and set up with the band! After sound check you’ll be joining EBS for a glass of yummy vino and delicious small plates. Take some photos and be treated like A VIP with reserved preferred seating for two. You will receive the Set List of the new never performed songs from East Bay Soul III CD on card stock and signed by EBS. PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III. And the 8 x 10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. A Big Shout from the stage!

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    IT’S OUR PARTY TWO: You will receive the IT’S OUR PARTY! PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. A Big Shout Out from the stage! You will receive a PATRON OF THE ARTS CREDIT. We will proudly list your name in the CD Liner notes.

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    Record With Greg. I will perform on your CD. (We still call them records)
    We will set up a pre-production meeting together via telephone. Maybe you sneak in some small talk and we shoot the breeze a bit. Then send me the rhythm track files and I’ll go in the studio and record a solo for your new project. PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band!

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    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. We think it is pretty neat and we hope you do too! PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band!
    Greg has arranged for Santana, Elton John, Phish, Huey Lewis and the News, The Eurhythmics, Josh Groban, Madonna, Wilson Pickett, Lyle Lovett, Rod Stewart, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Luther Vandross and many more!
    There is no time limit on this reward.

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    Arranging Master Class. Personal one - on-one 3- hour- long horn or string arranging lesson. We will record the lesson on mp3 for your review later. 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 your convenience. PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band! Travel to Los Angeles not included.

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    Record With The East Bay Horn Section. Greg will work with you in the studio and we will find the best way to incorporate you in the horn section. As Greg says "This will not be a throw away track either" We will really work with you! You will recieve a recording credit on the CD. You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x 10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. Recording will be in early 2015

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

    Record With The East Bay Horn Section. We've added 2 more! Greg will work with you in the studio and we will find the best way to incorporate you in the horn section. As Greg says "This will not be a throw away track either" We will really work with you! You will recieve a recording credit on the CD. You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x 10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. Recording will be in early 2015
    * If you are not in L.A we will you send the file of the song for you to record in a studio in your hometown. Then you send it back to us! Simple! Take pictures we will share on our website and media pages!

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    WOW! You are in it to win it and you just have to know how amazing you are for being an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. A full day in the studio with East Bay Soul during a recording session 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. . You will be right there in the recording booth, have a few laughs (we do laugh a lot) and break some bread with the band! You’ll receive the IT’S OUR PARTY! PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x 10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. A Big Shout Out from the stage!
    Travel arrangements to Los Angeles not included.

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    YOUR SONG: You’ll have a song written and recorded for you by EBS. (or that someone special, maybe the love of your life!) A song that tells a story, about a special occasion, a once in a lifetime experience, something you yearn to say but just can’t find the words! You know like somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds flying, lullabies… no, just kidding! You give us the details and we’ll write and record a song that captures the event or that special moment in your life performed by the entire band. We can offer only 2 of these…. Remember we have a lot of work to do!
    PLUS the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! You will receive the pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III CD. And the 8 x10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band!

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    YOU ARE RIGHT THERE WITH US! You have helped us take a giant leap towards making our dream a reality! You are now our EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. THANK YOU! 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. That’s if you can take hanging with a bunch of studio rats for that long! You’ll receive the IT’S OUR PARTY! And the digital download of the first single 8 weeks before the CD is released! The pre-released autographed copy of the full East Bay Soul III. And the 8 x 10 never before seen outtake photo from the band’s photo shoot signed by the entire band. A Big Shout Out from the stage! PLUS: The full original scores of the entire album, in Greg’s own hand with his notes, warts and all. The replication will be embossed and personally autographed and printed on white 70 lb. paper in black and presenting in a museum quality, acid free archival portfolio book. Travel arrangements to Los Angeles or Seattle not included.

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