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We're starting a new chapter in our lives as recording artists. We are recording our first original album as a duo.
83 backers pledged $9,187 to help bring this project to life.

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**UPDATE**  Because of your overwhelming generosity, we have made it to our goal early!!! (Round of applause for you all!!!!) We’re still in a bit of shock; there were a few days when we didn’t think we’d reach our goal. We obviously are grateful for the donations, but even more than the money, we feel your love and support as we chase our dreams.

If you haven’t backed this project yet, we would encourage you to pledge so that you can take home some of these special rewards. As we mentioned below, the cost of recording, manufacturing and promotion of the record will be well over $8,000. We would be honored if you would consider being part of our story. We have decided to add some fun stretch goals and gifts to show our absolute highest appreciation to all of you! 

If we reach: 

$10,000 - TIER 2 and HIGHER BACKERS will receive an exclusive set of printed photographs of Dan & Noele in the studio. This collection of high quality prints will give you a physical keepsake of the memories we made creating this album. These printed photos will ONLY be available to our Kickstarter donors and will not be for sale anywhere else.

Thanks for partnering with us, sharing this dream of ours, and for encouraging us in our journey.

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Hi! My name is Dan, and I’m married to the love of my life, Noele. We both play violin as well as other instruments. This summer, we plan to fulfill a dream of ours that has been years in the making. In the past, we were members of internationally-touring rock band, “Reilly”, but we have now decided to step forward together as a new musical duo. For the first time ever, we are recording an album of original songs that were written mainly by the two of us. These songs are reflections on hope, though seen through the lens of our often tragic world. We will be going to Nashville to work with a Grammy-nominated producer, and we would love for you to partner with us on our new adventure.  

Noele and I met in college while playing music and quickly became best friends. Shortly after, we helped start “Reilly” along with some talented friends. The band had a fantastic career. We were able to record multiple albums and even tour full time as a fully independent band (no record label help!). Noele and I loved sharing the stage; people often remarked how the two violins were a blessing to them. But all good things come to an end, and after a great run, the band decided to stop touring. When it ended, Noele and I knew that we were supposed to continue making music together because it was such an integral part of our life.

Experiencing life off the road back at home, we shared many joys with our friends, but too often trials and tragedies also surrounded us. This caused songs to well up in our hearts, and we knew we needed to write them down. So we started writing songs together, despite our very busy life: we have 4 young homeschooled daughters, a day job and we serve on a church plant (not to mention the everyday trials of life). So we decided to institute mandatory songwriting sessions in order to fulfill what was rapidly becoming a call on our lives. Thus “Music Mondays” were born, a time when we could write songs together for a couple of hours (or as long as we could stay up!) after the kids went to bed. Fast forward one year later, and we now have enough songs for this album. We even hope to record a second album next year.  

Here’s where we need your help. We have already put money out upfront in order to start the recording process. We’ve already hired our producer, studio musicians, and booked our plane tickets and hotels. We’re 100% invested in making this album. But in order to make a highly professional album, we estimate that our total costs (including the entire recording process, travel expenses, CD manufacturing, proper marketing launch) will be $16,000. We are asking for your help to cover just a portion of our total costs, and Noele and I will cover the rest. Will you come alongside us to help create and spread these songs of hope to the world?

We would love it if you would consider partnering with us, but we do not want you to feel any obligation at all. God has already provided our family with so much, and He will continue meeting every need. Thank you for even considering joining us on this journey. To be frank, this is a big and somewhat scary step for us because these songs are honest, real and make us very vulnerable. Again, we’ve never done this sort of thing just by ourselves… but then again, that’s why we are SO EXCITED about this project. This will be like nothing we’ve ever done before, and we CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE THESE SONGS WITH YOU.

Much love,  
Dan & Noele 

photo by Melissa Hottenstein
photo by Melissa Hottenstein

Some of our Rewards:

Stretch Goal Reward #1

Example of the photo prints... (Random picture of girl not included)
Example of the photo prints... (Random picture of girl not included)

 

Our 2015 Christmas Album
Our 2015 Christmas Album

 

Noele's Personal Nord Electro 61. (Note: Piano Cabinet Surround NOT included)
Noele's Personal Nord Electro 61. (Note: Piano Cabinet Surround NOT included)

 

Dan's Taylor 410CE Guitar
Dan's Taylor 410CE Guitar

 

Dan's Taylor 410CE Guitar
Dan's Taylor 410CE Guitar

 

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges to releasing a record independently. We are very confident that we will pull this project off! Should we experience any kind of delays with items, shipping, fulfillment, etc. we will be sure to let all backers know immediately and we will keep an open communication.

Feel free to reach out to houseprojectband@gmail.com with any additional questions you may have.

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    Signed CD + Bonus Christmas CD

    In addition to the signed new album and digital download, we'll include a signed copy of our 2015 Christmas CD, while supplies last. Our Christmas CD contains innovative arrangements of classic and new songs.

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    VIP Album Listening Party

    2 passes to a special VIP Album Listening Party (Philadelphia location, Date TBD) where we’ll enjoy food, listen to the album and make some sweet memories and instagram posts!
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    Escape the Room with Dan & Noele

    Get trapped in a room with us and help us escape! We love doing Escape the Room games and hope you’ll join us. Includes 2 tickets to an Escape the Room in the Philadelphia area. We will figure out a date that works best for you.

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    As a way of saying THANK YOU in person, we would love to treat you and a friend and enjoy lunch together at one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. We'll also go grab coffee afterward.
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    Wedding Package

    We’d love to play at your wedding! If you or someone you know is getting married in the next year, consider hiring us to play the ceremony. We’d love to be part of your special day.
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    We will come to your house, mansion, or Chalet in the French Alps, and perform a private acoustic concert for you and your friends!

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    Let's rent out an entire Escape the Room! We'll provide 8 free passes to a game and we can all try to beat the clock to escape!

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    Book us and our amazing full band for your next event!

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    Noele's Nord Keyboard

    Noele's Nord 61 key Electro2 keyboard that she has used since touring with REILLY. This keyboard has unmatched sounds for the organ, wurlitzer, and more. It is in good but used condition.

    This was a Christmas present to Noele (from Dan) so it holds a lot of significance, but we'd love for someone to cherish it as well.

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    Executive Producer

    For those supporters who have the ability to donate this exorbitant amount of money, we would be extremely grateful and will use the funds to further the music. We'd be glad to honor any one of the rewards listed above.

    We will list you as an Executive Producer on the album if you'd like.

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    Dan's Taylor Acoustic Guitar

    2003 Taylor 410CE Model.
    I am the original owner of this acoustic/electric guitar. This is my baby. It sounds beautiful and gets better with age.There are some small dings and scratches. The electronics and pickups are in complete working condition. Hardshell case is included.

    I will also have the guitar professionally setup prior to shipping it to you.

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