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We've recorded 8 original Christmas songs and want to release them on a real vinyl record!
We've recorded an album of original Christmas songs and want to share it with you!
We've recorded an album of original Christmas songs and want to share it with you!
113 backers pledged $7,529 to help bring this project to life.

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It's Christmas, Everybody! Vinyl record by the Silver Bells

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It's Christmas, Everybody!

For the last decade or so, we (The Silver Bells) have been the world's number one Christmas band! We're based in Charleston, South Carolina, and after years of planning, we've finally put together an 8 song album of original rock-and-roll Christmas music called "It's Christmas, Everybody!" It features songs written over the last ten years, many of which have never been officially recorded. The band has always had a rotating lineup, but for this project, we (Nicholas & Douglas) wanted to have a basic "core" band on each song and then add to that - we enlisted the help of some of Charleston's finest musicians to make something we think is really special. The record features contributions from members of Jump, Little Children, Slow Runner, Dr. Girlfriend, and many others. 

This year, the Silver Bells are:

  • Nicholas Doyle: Vocals, Guitar
  • Douglas Thompson (Dr. Girlfriend): Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Jack Burg (Punks & Snakes): Drums
  • Jonathan Gray (Jump, Little Children): Bass, Vocals
  • Matthew Bivins (Jump, Little Children): Harmonica
  • Bill Carson: Banjo, Guitar
  • Jp Chapa (The Young Maths): Vocals
  • Andy Dixon: Keyboards, Vocals
  • Julia Dixon: Vocals
  • Michael Flynn (Slow Runner): Keyboards
  • Lauren Jones: Vocals
  • Nathan Koci (New Music Collective): Horns
  • Brooke Pennell: Vocals

It was produced and mixed by Andy Dixon at Ramshackle Studios here in Charleston, and will be mastered by Vlado Meller at Vlado Meller Mastering, which is also here in town - Vlado's mastering credits include records by Weezer, Kanye West, Shakira, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, and many, many others. 

We are really proud of the record, and want to release the music on vinyl, featuring gorgeous art/design by Catie Myers-Wood. This Kickstarter will allow us to pay for the recording/mastering/processing of the vinyl, along with making and shipping all of the rewards out to backers.   

The Rewards

Pledge $1 or more

Thanks for helping make this happen!

Pledge $5 or more

A Silver Bells button, ready for you to pin on your jean jacket, backpack, or sport coat - wherever you want to, really.

Pledge $10 or more

Digital download of It's Christmas, Everybody! If the project funds prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete.

Pledge $25 or more

Digital download of It's Christmas, Everybody! PLUS a physical copy of the record on vinyl! If the project is funded prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete.

Pledge $50 or more

Digital download of It's Christmas, Everybody! PLUS a physical copy of the record on vinyl, PLUS a T-shirt featuring the album art! If the project is funded prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete.

Pledge $100 or more

Digital download of It's Christmas, Everybody! PLUS a physical copy of the record on vinyl, a T-shirt featuring the album art, AND you get your name in the credits of the record! If the project is funded prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete.

Pledge $500 or more

 All of the above rewards, AND Nicholas will write/record* a holiday song on the subject of your choosing! If the project is funded prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete. *recordings produced using home recording equipment.

Pledge $1,000 or more

 All of the above rewards (button, digital download, vinyl record, T-shirt, a "thank you" in the credits, and the custom song) AND Nicholas will play your holiday party! This reward is restricted to Charleston, SC and New York City, and we will need to discuss the date/time of the event. If the project is funded prior to its end date, the downloads will be sent out as soon as the mastering is complete.

Risks and challenges

It's impossible to know what stumbling blocks might drop in front of us, but we're already well on our way in the process - the music is completely recorded and mixed, and the mastering process is underway, the rewards are designed and ready to be put into production - basically, as soon as the funding period is complete, we will submit the music/artwork to the manufacturers. All backers will be kept-up-to date on our progress.

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    All of the above rewards, AND Nicholas will write/record* a holiday song on the subject of your choosing!

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    *recordings produced using home recording equipment.

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    All of the above rewards (button, digital download, vinyl record, T-shirt, a "thank you" in the credits, and the custom song) AND Nicholas will play your holiday party!

    This reward is restricted to Charleston, SC and New York City, and we will need to discuss the date/time of the event.

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