I am reaching out to you, friends and family, and kid's of all ages to ask for your support in launching a project that is near to my heart. I am best known for making rock, pop, and folk records. I write songs about life and my experiences. Three years ago I became a mom. My son Rhys is extremely spirited and he has inspired me to write songs to engage his wonder and curiosity about the world around him. Some key songs include: "T REXXXXXX!" a story about the adventures of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and how this intimidating and fascinating creature becomes a hero, not only to a little boy but to an entire town. "Everybody Has A Butt" pokes great humor at the backsides of wild animals, while "Gotta Wear Clothes" turns everyday tasks like taking a bath, getting dressed, eating, riding in the car and wearing a seat belt into fun and games. These are songs that were written with great affection, enthusiasm, and a wonderful loopiness that I hope parents can hear repeatedly without wanting to kill themselves, and families will enjoy with as much laughter as we have.
This multi-media kid's project includes a full length record, an illustrated T REXXXXXX! book, 3 videos, 1 smartphone app, and a website that I plan to launch by Thanksgiving to maximize the sales potential of the holiday season.
I realize I can't make this happen without some help. Here's the breakdown estimate of costs:
Hire illustrator for T REXXXXXX! book: $2500
Music video for "T REXXXXXXX!": $5000
Pressing initial run of 1000 CD's: $1500
Self publishing book: $4000
Marketing / Promotion / Web : $7000 (conservative estimate)
This is the total amount I need to complete the project even though the goal on Kickstarter is set to $10,000. This is just the base goal but we need to double that amount for this project to reach fruition. I am asking you, dear friends, to donate whatever you can afford. BY HELPING FUND THIS PROJECT, YOU ARE PRE-ORDERING THIS CD, BOOK, APP AND DVD!
I am already in production mode. I have 2 wonderful illustrators on board, a talented animation team, and a brilliant film producer ready for action. I have a very strong management team that will help me shop the completed package to both record labels and publishers. But ultimately this is a labor of love for my son Rhys. I am having a blast working on this and he is too. These songs and images bring us a lot of joy and I'd like to share our happiness with other children and their families.
I am extremely excited to unleash "T REXXXXXXXXX!" and the rest of these songs and THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU in advance for your support to make this dream a reality. I am grateful beyond measure.
ps. Check out some song previews!
- (42 days)