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We need support to hit the road and share our new record, Soul Trance, with the country.
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Welcome to the 27 Lights Kickstarter page! Thank you for considering donating to our project. We need all the help we can get to achieve the $5000 goal because if we don't, we get nothing. Read below to find out more!

The Making of Soul Trance: Back Story

At the start of 2012, 27 Lights set out to develop a new set of songs at the band's home in Uptown New Orleans. The first recordings began in March: Bob Payne, Bill Fletcher and Vince Winik laid down drum, guitar, piano, and bass tracks, then sent the skeleton songs out to a short list of vocalists and instrumentalists invited to contribute to the album.

These instrumentalists and vocalists include:

  • Nick Ellman – Saxophone
  • Carson Whal – Trumpet
  • Meagan Simone – Vocalist and Songwriter
  • theadamstewart – Vocalist and Songwriter
  • Tha Royal Bandit – Rapper and Songwriter
  • Daniel Andrews – Cello
  • Tah – Vocalist and Songwriter
  • Dexter Gilmore – Vocalist and Songwriter
  • Lloyd – Vocalist and Songwriter

Here are some videos from the Making of Soul Trance:

What We Need to Do Now

We're now ready to begin performing in support of Soul Trance in the Baltimore, DC, and Richmond areas with featured artist Meagan Simone. We also hope to go on tour this winter with Thomas Tah Hyde. But since we spent every cent we had to produce the album, we have no money.

We need about $5000 to be road ready. First, we need to pay registration fees for our record and pay a couple of bills we incurred in setting up our rehearsal space. Together this should cost $800.

Second, we need a trailer to haul our equipment around. These run about $2000.

We also need to get more T-shirts, CD's, and stickers, which will cost $1200. Finally we'll need some money to pay for food, gas, and occasional lodging. For this we budget $1000 to get started, then hope to fund the tour using revenues from the shows.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your support! Anything you can offer during this developmental period of our career will never be forgotten. Remember if we don't make this $5000 dollar goal we get nothing so don't wait, contribute now!

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    A digital download of the new album Soul Trance!

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    Your choice between a physical copy of the new album Soul Trance, or a 27 Lights T-shirt!

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    Access to one of two performances streamed live online, a physical copy of the new album, and a 27 Lights T-shirt!

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    A thank you from the band via Twitter, access to watch 2 performances streamed live online, a signed physical copy of the new album, and a 27 Lights T-shirt!

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    A custom made 27 Lights necklace or bracelet! Your name will be added to liner notes on the band's next release, you will get a thank you via Twitter, have access to watch 2 performances streamed live online, a signed physical copy of the new album, and a 27 Lights T-shirt!

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    The first 3 people to donate $500 or more will get a hand painted portrait! Your name will be added to the liner notes on our next 3 releases, a public thank you via Twitter, access to watch 2 private shows being streamed live online, a signed physical copy of the album, and a 27 Lights T-shirt.

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    If you live within 60 miles of Baltimore 27 Lights will cook a meal of your choice for you and a few of your friends! If you live outside the area we will send you a box of hand crafted baked goods. Also your name will be added to the liner notes on our next release, a public thank you via Twitter, access to watch 2 private shows being streamed live online, a signed physical copy of the new album Soul Trance, and a 27 Lights T-shirt!

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    27 Lights will come play a private show at a location of your choosing during their winter tour! Your name will be added to the liner notes on our next 3 releases, a public thank you via Twitter, access to watch 2 private shows being streamed live online, a signed physical copy of the album, a 27 Lights T-shirt, as well as a very special personal gift from the band!

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