Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Indie band dream opportunity: Help HOT MESS record an EP with Grammy award winning producer/engineer, Chad Carlson. CAN YOU IMAGINE?
Indie band dream opportunity: Help HOT MESS record an EP with Grammy award winning producer/engineer, Chad Carlson. CAN YOU IMAGINE?
213 backers pledged $13,300 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

HOT MESS: Unbelievable Recording Opportunity! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$13,300

213

6 months ago, HOT MESS took the ultimate gamble: 

We quit our jobs, kissed our families goodbye, and trekked nearly 3,000 miles across America to challenge ourselves and make our dreams of making music into a full-time career.  We've been working tirelessly, playing show after show, connecting with as many fans, bands, and music industry folks as possible, all in hopes that our risky gamble would start to pay off.


And, we're proud to say, it is...  

Recently, Chad Carlson, two-time GRAMMY award winning engineer for Album Of The Year (2010) and Country Album Of The Year (2010), approached us with the notion of recording a 5 track EP.  Needless to say, we were stoked out of our everloving minds at the prospect of working with a man of Chad's expertise and credentials.  After a handful of pre-production meetings with Chad, not only are we confident in his vision for the future of HOT MESS, we can honestly say that he's one of the nicest people we've met during our musical journey.  Chad understands us to such an extent that he'll not only be engineering this EP, but we've asked him to co-produce it, as well.

An EP of this magnitude, regardless of the enthusiasm that everyone involved shares, will still cost a significant amount of money (no risk, no reward, right?).  That's where YOU come in, friends...In order to cover the costs of studios, production, Kickstarter fees, etc...HOT MESS needs to raise $12,000. 

We know it's a lot of money, but we're in it to win it, folks.  How often does a band from a tiny town in Northern California get an opportunity like this?  

With each donation, we are one step closer to making this musical dream a reality.  The songs are written, the band has never been more solid, and our dedication to take HOT MESS to the next level is stronger than ever.  So, what do you say... Will you roll the dice with us? 

Please visit HOT MESS' OFFICIAL WEBSITE for more information! OR - Find HOT MESS on FACEBOOK

Photo by Savannah Burke
Photo by Savannah Burke
Photo by Madrigal Design
Photo by Madrigal Design
Photo by Savannah Burke
Photo by Savannah Burke
Photo by Madrigal Design
Photo by Madrigal Design
Photo by Madrigal Design
Photo by Madrigal Design

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    {DIGITAL SINGLE DOWNLOAD} Advanced and exclusive digital download of Hot Mess' first single off their new EP.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    {DIGITAL EP DOWNLOAD} Advanced and exclusive digital download of Hot Mess' BRAND NEW (COMPLETE) EP!

    +PLUS:
    {DIGITAL SINGLE DOWNLOAD} Advanced and exclusive digital download of Hot Mess' first single off their new EP.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    47 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE} Advanced and exclusive digital download of Hot Mess' first single off their new EP, digital download of COMPLETE EP, and CUSTOM PDF file including EXCLUSIVE band photos, lyrics (handwritten and typed), original artwork, and MORE!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    38 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD} Advanced and EXTREMELY EXCLUSIVE, limited edition, physical copy of HOT MESS' BRAND NEW EP! (Limited to BACKERS ONLY)

    +PLUS:
    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    44 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD/ "THANK YOU" CREDIT/ POSTER}
    Advanced and EXTREMELY EXCLUSIVE, limited edition, physical copy of HOT MESS' BRAND NEW EP! (Limited to BACKERS ONLY), a "THANK YOU" Credit in EP liner notes, and an EXCLUSIVE PRINT of ORIGINAL (Hot Mess inspired) ARTWORK by BRANDON REDENIUS (http://www.brandonredenius.com/).

    +PLUS:
    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    21 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    {HOT MESS COVERS YOUR FAVORITE SONG AND SENDS YOU PERSONALIZED CD}
    Hot Mess will perform YOUR song request and send you an EXCLUSIVE personalized CD!

    +PLUS: {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD/ "THANK YOU" CREDIT/ POSTER} & {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    {ORIGINAL (HOT MESS INSPIRED) ARTWORK BY BRANDON REDENIUS} Brandon will be creating TWO EXCLUSIVE works of art inspired by HOT MESS. (Limited to TWO backers only. Original canvas will be sent directly to the backer)

    +PLUS: {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD/ "THANK YOU" CREDIT/ POSTER} & {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    {HOT MESS COVERS YOUR FAVORITE SONG AND SENDS YOU PERSONALIZED CD AND LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF THE SONG} Hot Mess will perform YOUR song request and send you an EXCLUSIVE personalized CD, as well as a DVD of the LIVE PERFORMANCE.

    +PLUS: {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD/ "THANK YOU" CREDIT/ POSTER} & {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    {THE DREADLOCK OF ONE HYPATIA RUNCIE!!!}
    Ryan will cut off one of Hypatia's dreadlocks and send it directly to five VERY lucky backers.

    +PLUS: {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD/ "THANK YOU" CREDIT/ POSTER} & {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE}

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)