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We take Nickelback songs and turn them into authentic Motown jams.  Let's make an album!
We take Nickelback songs and turn them into authentic Motown jams. Let's make an album!
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FLASHBACK:  November 2011.  Detroit is aflame with controversy after the Detroit Lions announce that the popular Canadian band Nickelback will be the halftime entertainment.  A petition threatens to tear the city AND the NFL apart.  Only one band can heal this rift...

FLASH FORWARD TO PRESENT DAY:  Viral internet sensation A Motown Tribute to Nickelback finds itself on a bill alongside The Tragically Hip, Chromeo, Charles Bradley, and others at Virgin Mobile's Live at Squamish in August.  Only one problem...they aren't a "real" band... YET.

Since the announcement in May, the band has taken huge strides towards legitimacy by showing up to do a photo shoot and creating a Facebook page.  Only one hurdle remains:  a studio album of Motown-styled Nickelback covers.  This is where YOU come in. 

We're asking for your help to cover the studio and licensing costs involved in creating a full-length CD of Nickelback hits- each one painstakingly transformed via the classic Motown sound.  


Help A Motown Tribute to Nickelback pay tribute to legendary modern rock icons...by redo-ing all of their songs so that they sound like classic Motown tunes instead. 


A Motown Tribute to Nickelback on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motownnickelback
The video that started it all:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KzP4bC1Ypg
Live At Squamish:    http://liveatsquamish.com/lineup

The Road to Squamish documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GywZxUonEcw
An interview with Scott Bradlee: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/11/scott_bradlee_nickelback_cover_motown_detroit_thanksgiving.php


OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY:
The brainchild of NYC pianist/arranger Scott Bradlee, A Motown Tribute to Nickelback offers an alternative take on Nickelback’s recorded legacy by painstakingly converting the Canadian modern rock band’s entire oeuvre into authentic Motown styles of the 1960’s and 70’s. A Motown Tribute to Nickelback rose to prominence in November of 2011, in response to an internet petition protesting Nickelback’s scheduled performance at the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day halftime show. The band’s debut video, a tambourine-heavy cover of “How You Remind Me,” quickly achieved notoriety on the internet as a means to satisfy both Nickelback fans and anti-fans. The band has been featured in media outlets such as The Huffington Post, the Village Voice, and the Vancouver Sun, and was described as “killer” on Nickelback’s official Twitter feed.

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    The satisfaction of knowing that you helped us remake Nickelback songs as Motown songs.

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    An epic autographed photo of the band, plus a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    We will call you up and sing Nickelback to you / your voicemail. Plus, you'll get an epic autographed photo of the band and a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    You'll get an official Motown Tribute to Nickelback tambourine, autographed by Tim Kubart.
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    Private concert! Scott Bradlee will play songs of your choosing (Nickelback or otherwise) for you over skype for 30 minutes. And, we will call you up and sing Nickelback to you/ your voicemail. And, you'll get an official Motown Tribute to Nickelback tambourine, an epic autographed photo of the band and a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    Tim Kubart will give you an hour long tambourine lesson IN PERSON (if you're in NYC; otherwise, via skype). Also, Scott Bradlee will play songs of your choosing (Nickelback or otherwise) for you over skype for 30 minutes. And, we will call you up and sing Nickelback to you/ your voicemail. And, you'll get an official Motown Tribute to Nickelback tambourine, an epic autographed photo of the band and a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    The band will dedicate a YouTube performance to you- of a song of your choosing. AND, Tim Kubart will give you an hour long tambourine lesson IN PERSON (if you're in NYC; otherwise, via skype). Also, Scott Bradlee will play songs of your choosing (Nickelback or otherwise) for you over skype for 30 minutes. And, we will call you up and sing Nickelback to you/ your voicemail. And, you'll get an official Motown Tribute to Nickelback tambourine, an epic autographed photo of the band and a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    We will let you play tambourine with our band in a video. AND, the band will perform a song of your choosing. AND, Tim Kubart will give you an hour long tambourine lesson IN PERSON (if you're in NYC; otherwise, via skype). Also, Scott Bradlee will play songs of your choosing (Nickelback or otherwise) for you over skype for 30 minutes. And, we will call you up and sing Nickelback to you/ your voicemail. And, you'll get an official Motown Tribute to Nickelback tambourine, an epic autographed photo of the band and a digital copy of A Motown Tribute to Nickelback - THE ALBUM

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    A MOTOWN TRIBUTE TO NICKELBACK WILL PLAY YOUR WEDDING.

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