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When I make music it flows and evolves as the song comes along. And its unlike anything you've ever heard before. I want you to dance!

Hi I am Hotnectar! First and foremost I would like to thank you for taking the time to take a look my current project!

I am very excited to be working on my vibrant, upbeat debut album. I’m anxiously waiting the moment I introduce it to the world! The first step, however, is to release that single that will have your studio bumping and your body moving. Currently, I have a few songs I am polishing off, and ready to head to the studio for finalization.

A bit about me...

My musical background originates out of a tiny country town in PA, where I was born and raised. On my 5th birthday, my parents blessed me with what may have been the best present a parent could give their child, a keyboard and Disney sheet music. Shortly after, due to my resilient perseverance, I taught myself to play the entire repoirte one handed.

When given the opportunity to play in the elementary school band, I was steadfast in playing the drums. At my parents’ request, I succumbed to the flute, a musical instrument I nonetheless embraced. In high school I was able to play in Canada and, on two occasions, in the Disney World parade. In addition to my music, I spent my time writing poetry, essays and random rants. My mind was difficult to contain, and a musical outlet alone would not suffice.

Following graduation, life and its constant need of monetary sustenance charged me like I imagine it does everyone else. An adrenaline chaser, I decided to join the ARMY police core. I envisioned a life working with a SWAT team, so I enlisted in the reserves. Soon after basic training, the tragic 911 attacks occurred. It wasn't long before I was summoned by letter. I was on my way to Baghdad, my life on hold.                        

The duration of my stay in Iraq was anything but enjoyable. The motivating, driving force behind this positive soldier was the music I was listing too such as the album, Make Yourself by Incubus, and Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory. Without music, I don’t know what would have kept me the same upbeat, loving person I’ve been to this day.

After being exposed to such life threatening situations, I was disillusioned with a life I once coveted, and found refuge in the sweet confines of Oregon where I planned on snowboarding as much as possible. Mt. Hood was my home for several years. I ended up becoming a snowboarding instructor. This even allowed me to move to different mountains! Life was fun! However, with progression comes injury, and with my two year recovery, I was forced to find a new outlet.

I enrolled in school, once again, only this time I was to study music. I quickly learned music theory, ear training, and formal piano playing was not for me. I still occupied my spare time with writing lyrics.

I was taking private vocal lessons, and purchased a home computerized studio on Ebay. I was ripped off, and never got the software or my money back. Learning a software program got delayed anyways when I was awarded a full scholarship from my work, and got my business degree in marketing and management.

After completing my degree, I left the National Forest, and embarked on a cross country journey to Charleston, SC, in search of warmer climates, and new experiences.

I purchased Reason 6.5, a professional home studio computer software program, accessorizing with a keyboard controller, drum pad, studio speakers, headphones, microphones, and computer upgrades.

I have since been occupying myself by working part time, fully dedicating myself to learning the ins and outs of the program. Reading and doing research, taking notes, and being all about my music, I now enjoy the payoff of hard work.

The last hurdle to clear to get my musical career going is the monetary restraint that afflicts me. It is of utmost importance for me at this juncture to take the music I made to a professional studio where my music can be mixed, mastered and recorded.

My home studio allows me to create the music, but it includes a neighbors incessant dogs barking and an unavoidable ice cream truck that plagues this apartment complex.

My admittance to this highly supportive community is the silver lining I’ve been seeking. It is my aspiration to raise enough money to release a single, my album RAW, along with all that this endeavor entails, with details such as design, press, print, merchandise, distribution, licensing design, and promotion not being spared. It is true what they say, it takes money to make money. All these things must come together in order to ensure success!

I beseech you to aid me in my journey to realizing my dreams. By strategic planning, and analyzing the competition I am able to bring you something new unlike anything else you have ever heard! It is my goal to release a single in February, with the album RAW in July. 

 I have set aside a reserve to help, but I have gone as far as I can on my own, so now I seek the help of community.

Thank you for your support and taking the time to learn about me. I look forward to making this debut, with the supporters of Kickstarter! Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.

Check out my unique gifts and I’ll see you in the club!

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I shouldn't have any challenges meeting the deadline I've set for this project considering I have time to complete it, and most of the equipment is at home. I will keep everyone posted with updates on how the project is coming along.

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    You will receive a sticker with the Hotnectar logo inspired by me. It is a flaming orchid dripping nectar. I will also shout out to you how every you please.

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    You will receive a signed hard copy of the single and CD, before its released to the public, and signed poster, stickers, and pins. I will also throw in a signed postcard personally thanking you for your support.

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    I will make you a very nice one of a kind glass beaded bracelet that will look great while your out in the club! I will also include the digital download of the single, and album, and mail you a personal thank you postcard with original artwork inspired by me.

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    You will be able to download all my music that I release to the public for life! I already have concepts and lyrics for 2 more! I will also throw in my party essentials swag bag including bottle opener key-chain, shot glass, beverage cozy's all with design inspired by me, and my favorite drink recipes.

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    You will receive hair feathers that I have worn in my hair. (Semi-permanent & I have lots!) I'll include the tools to put them in your hair yourself, and instructions. And I wont forget the party swag bag mentioned above, along with a handwritten thank you on a post card with original artwork by me. Also downloads of songs that didn't make the cut, and the signed single and album. I will also include a signed poster, and photo.

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    You will receive a hand-written notebook with my quirky and odd lifestyle habits, and tips for food, beauty, exercise, fashion, love and sex tips! You will also receive the party swag bag mentioned in the $75.00 pledge. You will also receive a digital download of the single, and album, and a signed hard copy including a personal thank you on the back of a one of a kind photo of me.

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    I will make a video of my favorite vocal exercises, and send it to you. I will also throw in the party essential swag bag mentioned above. I will also include the restaurant comment card, that has the original lyrics and the evolution of the first single. You will also receive a one of a kind photo of me. I will personalty thank you on the back. And don't forget all the digital downloads of the music, and singled hard-copy.

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    I will send you the evolution of my handwrittin lyrics from raw, to finished as they were originally written before modified for music. Plus the party swag bag mentioned above, along with a handwritten thank you on a post card with original artwork inspired by me. Also, a 1GB wristband including the single and album, and whatever else I can fit!

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    Special edition tanks and tee-shirts for Kickstarter supporters only. Graphics inspired by me. You will also receive the party swag bag mentioned above. You will also receive a 1GB wristband with the single and album. Let me know your size, style, and color.

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    You will receive my KORG pad KONTROL midi studio controller, with 16 pads, as pictured in my video. I can even sign it if you wish. I will include a VINAL copy of the single, and album. I will also include the swag bag,

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    I will write a song for you on any topic you like. You can give me feedback during the music making, and lyrical process! I will also include the digital downloads of all my music every made!

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