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Second Shift needs your help to record a studio EP of dynamic music created with nothing but our voices!
27 backers pledged $1,006 to help bring this project to life.

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Second Shift is an adult a cappella group located in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC). We’re a co-ed, non-profit group that sings a wide variety of song styles. All of us have day jobs, and we do this for the love of the music, hence the name Second Shift!

Work, Sing, Sleep, Repeat!
Work, Sing, Sleep, Repeat!

Second Shift has been singing in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC) for almost 12 years now, but it's been 5 years since the group has released any professionally-recorded music. That means that only 3 of our current group members were in the studio with the group, and NONE of the songs in our current repertoire are available for purchase! We've self-recorded songs in practice and in live concerts and released them on Soundcloud, but we want to take our work back to the mixing board and get professional help to release a new EP. 

We already have the recording date scheduled for mid-August, but as a non-profit group that regularly does unpaid community concerts, we need your help to make this EP come to life! Your donations will help cover costs for studio recording time, editing, mixing, and licensing and promotional fees. With your help, we expect to have our EP ready for you to enjoy by winter of this year!

Risks and challenges

We've already got quotes from Liquid 5th, a local recording studio that specializes in a cappella music, including recording, mixing, editing, and mastering costs; priced out licensing and distribution fees; blocked out recording time; and created a short-list of songs we want to record. Short of any emergencies with group members, we've done all we can to minimize risks. The biggest challenge (since of course we all have "first shift" commitments!) will be to manage the administrative side of giving feedback quickly during mixing and editing.

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    Second Shift Shoutout

    Have your name included in a social media shoutout to THANK YOU for your support!

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    New EP Digital Download

    Receive a code for a digital download of our new EP and a social media shoutout!

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    • Social media shoutout
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    Fan Club

    Get all the Second Shift goodies! Receive a digital download of our new EP, a copy of our previous full album "Work. Sing. Sleep.," a copy of our previous EP "Overtime," a snazzy Second Shift magnet, and a social media shoutout!

    Includes:
    • Digital download of new EP
    • Copy of LP "Work. Sing. Sleep."
    • Copy of EP "Overtime"
    • Second Shift magnet
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    Honorary Member

    Your chance to be a part of Second Shift! You and a friend can sit in on a rehearsal with us (either in person or via video chat). Plus, you will be featured on our website as an honorary member with a picture and bio, and receive a Second Shift t-shirt! You will also receive all previous rewards.

    (Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7-9p and your visit must be scheduled in advance)

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    • You and a friend sit in on a rehearsal
    • Honorary member picture and bio on our website
    • Second Shift t-shirt (limited sizes available)
    • Second Shift magnet
    • Digital download of new EP
    • Copy of LP "Work. Sing. Sleep."
    • Copy of EP "Overtime"
    • Social media shoutout
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    Choose a Song

    Got a song that you would LOVE for us to sing? This is the reward for you! Pick a song and we will arrange it, produce a personalized video on our YouTube, and serenade you live at any of our concerts in the coming year! Plus, receive all previous awards!

    (Second Shift reserves the right to ask you for a second choice if you choose something discriminatory or otherwise offensive)

    Includes:
    • Personalized arrangement and video
    • Honorary member picture and bio on our website
    • You and a friend sit in on a rehearsal
    • Second Shift t-shirt (limited sizes available)
    • Second Shift magnet
    • Digital download of new EP
    • Copy of LP "Work. Sing. Sleep."
    • Copy of EP "Overtime"
    • Social media shoutout
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    Private Second Shift Concert

    Receive a private Second Shift concert of our entire EP, plus a song of your choice, anywhere in central NC! And, receive all previous rewards!

    (Note: the song of your choice will be the same as the one in your personalized video)

    Includes:
    • Private concert of EP and one song arranged of backer's choice
    • Personalized arrangement and video
    • Honorary member picture and bio on our website
    • You and a friend sit in on a rehearsal
    • Second Shift t-shirt (limited sizes available)
    • Second Shift magnet
    • Digital download of new EP
    • Copy of LP "Work. Sing. Sleep."
    • Copy of EP "Overtime"
    • Social media shoutout
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