Greetings from Sauseej Walkaround*, Pennsylvania!
Thank you kindly for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter Campaign. We are Meg and the Right Sound and we're here to make a full length album for all of you! Meg and the Right Sound (aka #MRS) is made up of Megan McDermott on vocals, Jason Sherman on guitar and backing vocals, Chris Jakubowicz on bass guitar, and Jeremy Bentley on drums.
Meg and the Right Sound began in 2014 as a duo, with Megan and Jason playing Lancaster County venues and wowing audiences with soulful vocals, killer harmonies, and beautifully strummed clean guitar. #MRS expanded its sound in early 2015, adding Chris and Jeremy, complementing its already polished style with melodic bass low end and driving drum rhythms. It didn't take long before we found a songwriting groove as a 4-piece band, and began filling out our live sets with a signature indie soul sound, bordering on rock.
Before we knew it, we had many original songs to choose from, and after much questioning from show-goers about what we had to offer in recorded music, we felt it was time to commit them to a full length album! That's where this Kickstarter campaign, and YOU, come into play!
Our Objective: There are several necessary aspects to a successful full length music release. The objective of this campaign is to raise the necessary funds for Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and Duplication of a (minimum) 10-song album, released via CD, as well as digitally. If we hit our $5K goal, we can record the songs we already have written and cover the costs involved in the aforementioned album production, as well as create and distribute the rewards to all you wonderful lovely people. Huzzah!
The Facts: Making music isn't cheap, especially for an Independent Artist/Band. But with your help, we can create a high-quality product on a conservative budget.
The Budget Breakdown: The $5K raised in this campaign will be allocated to Studio Fees (which include Recording and Mixing), Mastering, Duplication/Pressing of CDs, Streaming & Digital Distribution (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, to name a few), Kickstarter fees, and Rewards production/setup and related Shipping costs.
Speaking of Rewards, check out all the neat stuff we have planned for backers of our Kickstarter!
SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ADD-ON ITEM - SPLIT 7" VINYL WITH DANI MARI! Over the last year we've had the opportunity to play around town and across central PA, and have met some incredible artists. One of our favorites is Dani Mari, whose "music is fueled by personal narratives embedded in the craft of classic story telling and the emotional insight of a most unlikely 'old soul'. Audiences across the United States and throughout Europe have gravitated toward her beautifully haunting voice and the simplistic elegance of her lyrics which transcend our current snap shot of popular music." While we were working on the details of this campaign we thought it would be really fun to do a limited edition collaborative 7" split single with her. She graciously agreed! Our plan is to record an #MRS version of a Dani Mari song, and to have Dani record a version of a #MRS song. This is currently planned as a single pressing of the 7", so it's very likely that this campaign will be one of the only opportunities you fine folks will have to pick up this piece of limited edition #MRS history. This one-of-a-kind item can be added to any reward tier $25 and up!
7" ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: If you wish to add the split 7" vinyl to a reward tier that doesn't already have it included, first pledge the reward level of your choice (any reward $25 and above). Then, go to Manage Your Pledge, and increase the dollar amount by $15 USD, without changing your selected reward. After the end of the Kickstarter, you will be sent a survey in which we will clarify all your reward items, including the 7" vinyl!
In closing, anything you can give gets us closer to the dream of making our first full length album! If you like what you see here, please don't hesitate to help us spread the word. Tell your friends, family and colleagues! Thank you for helping support Meg and the Right Sound and believing in what we are doing!
* "Sauseej Walkaround" is not a place you can find on any map of Lancaster County, PA. It's wherever there is an abundant supply of grilled and sliced Sauseej, forks, some sort of dipping station, and a counter or tabletop around which we can walk, while taking turns spearing, dipping, and eating Sauseej.
Risks and challenges
We have tentative time blocked out in November 2015 with our recording engineer to record the album, in hopes that the project is funded. When funded, we'll make a deposit and confirm the studio time.
Once the recording is completed, there is still time needed to mix and master the record, as well as complete artwork. Manufacturing turn around time could be another factor, but we are already looking at duplication houses and their lead times.
We promise to keep all of our backers informed throughout the entire process, including fun video, photo, and social media updates documenting the progress we are making on the project. When funded, we don't anticipate any insurmountable challenges and we appreciate your support!
Meg and the Right Sound
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