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"Hey Big World" a new album for children from Wendy & DB

Chicago musicians Wendy and DB are creating their fourth children's album including L.O.G. - Little Ones Guide to a Big World!

"Hey Big World" a new album for children from Wendy & DB

Chicago musicians Wendy and DB are creating their fourth children's album including L.O.G. - Little Ones Guide to a Big World!

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About

This album contains a collection of songs addressing a child's world in these times. We explore science, nature, diversity, safety and the arts in the true Wendy & DB musical style.  We examine the world with curiosity and just plain get everyone moving.  We have amazing cameos from award-winning musicians and a top-notch production team.  Wendy and DB deliver an album that gets the kiddos moving, singing and dancing but also pulls at the heartstrings when lullaby time comes.  

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT PROJECT ALL ABOUT? 

We are Wendy & DB Kindie Duo from Chicago, IL.

“Hey BIG World” is our upcoming 4th album release due out Spring 2020. Our wheelhouse is pre-school age children and their families but music lovers of all ages from newborn to 102 years old love our music.

We use our resources from live shows! To create “Special Projects” working with middle and high school age young people to raise money for not-for-profit organizations such as Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, VH1 Save The Music, A Better Life for Kids.org, Xerces Society to name a few.

Our new album focuses on the great big world we live in and important subjects that help children navigate their world. Whether it’s their world in school or the big world outside, Wendy & DB are helping make sure we keep the “A”, the all important Arts, in “STEAM”!

INSPIRATION FOR THE PROJECT
As limited funds continue to cause school districts nationwide to reduce and even eliminate arts and music programs, a serious need has become obvious. Wendy & DB want to bridge the gap and keep the “A” in STEAM. Their proposed album will help keep music in the lives of school children.

WHO IS THE ALBUM FOR?
Pre-school age children and their families. The CD's sales and live performances help Wendy & DB to continue their special projects with older youth in middle and high schools.

WHO WILL BE INVOLVED / FEATURED ON THE ALBUM

“Hey BIG World” will feature Wendy & DB along with their talented musical accomplices, the Jammin’ 3. The album will include various tracks played by musical greats, such as Uncle Devin, Lillianna Woscki, Jim Livorsi and many more surprise performances.
 

CURIOUS WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING?
This campaign will help cover album production costs, such as:

  • Producer costs
  • Musicians
  • Recording Studio & Engineer
  • Production including graphics, artwork, and photographer, video
     

Production costs continue to rise, but so too does the need for music in schools.  Because music is such an important part of our world, we are asking for your help. From your own experience, you know music moves people and impacts everyone.  Children also need to know the importance and inspiration of music.

HOW DOES THIS PROJECT BENEFIT SUPPORTERS
Rewards that go even deeper than rewards.  Wendy & DB work in the community and around the world to touch lives and give back. By doing our special projects we are helping young people learn the value of helping others through music and songs. The REWARDS are amazing: a CD will come with many of the rewards but in additon for various levels of giving DB will give a guitar lesson, Wendy a voice lesson, Wendy & DB will come to your home if in the Chicago area for a performance. Write a song with Wendy & DB or receive a Scientist dress-up costume.  What about a special birthday party for your child? The whole band will play a live show in the Chicago area. A coloring book with some of the song images for your child to draw, or LOG (Little One’s Guide) to a BIG World booklet. Also with some of our larger angel rewards you have the opportunity to help inner schools and low income families receive instruments and music.

WHEN WILL THE ALBUM BE READY?

Spring 2020 - most rewards will be delivered by September 2020

Risks and challenges

There are always risks when creating a new album. Things can happen that are unforeseen. However, we have a strong team and an excellent producer. Currently, the biggest challenge we are facing in creating this important album is funding. With the help from dedicated music supporters like you, we anticipate the album will be released in the Spring of 2020 and will be a huge success.

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    Signed CD and Little Ones Guide

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    Signed CD and 3 colorful bandana bibs

    An appetizing treat! Three colorful bandana bibs and a signed copy of Hey Big World for your car or camper.

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    Voice lesson

    You receive an in person voice lesson with Wendy Morgan using the Speech Level and Bel Canto Technique. This will be taught at her studio, Vocal Gymansium, in Evanston, IL or via Skype to anywhere in the world.

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    Songwriting with Wendy & DB

    Get a lesson with Wendy Morgan & Darryl Boggs. Have you or your child ever wanted to write a song or do you have a poem just waiting to be turned into a song? Wendy and DB will work with you or your child to bring that song into being. Learn how to put your ideas into words and music with the Duo in person or via Skype.

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    Wendy will come to your home or outside location within 50 miles of Chicago to delight your child with some of their favorite songs and the music of Wendy & DB. We will bring all props and Parachute, Hoola Hoops, Ukelele and Guitar will be on hand for a rockin' good time! Ten signed copies of "Hey Big World" CD will be included with this reward.

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    You are an extreme gift giver and you love that Wendy and DB are really working in schools with young folks to make this world a better place. We will donate an instrument to one pre-school in a low-income area of the city of Chicago in your name. Also your name will be added to our CD booklet with our special thanks if you would like or otherwise you can remain an anonymous angel.

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    Your gift will be helping us to provide music in places where the children don't get music everyday. We will donate 50 CD's to pre-schools in low-income parts of Chicago. So your gift to us is a gift to help children.

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    Wendy & DB will bring the party and music. This includes our sound system! We will come to your house, school event, corporate event, family events. This includes 10 "Hey Big World CD's.

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    Wendy & DB and the Jammin' 3 band

    You can have the whole band with Wendy & DB perform anywhere within 50 miles of Chicago for a childs party, special event or school assembly. Wendy and DB can come to work with higher level students to write a special song for your school or event.

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    Angel Level 10.0 plus gift of music

    You have left us breathless and very sure that you really are an Angel! We now totally believe in magic and it is all because of you. We will forever remember you and if you would like we can add your name to our CD booklet in way of credit. Also we will deliver 10 instruments and 100 CD's to pre-schools and/or libraries in low income areas of Chicago. Can you see us smiling?

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