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James Wolpert, former 'The Voice' finalist and eyewear-afficianado, needs YOUR HELP to make a record!
James Wolpert, former 'The Voice' finalist and eyewear-afficianado, needs YOUR HELP to make a record!
660 backers pledged $26,980 to help bring this project to life.

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 After a successful run on NBC's 'The Voice', top-four contestant James Wolpert is making his very own record! 

James has been writing music since high school-- whether busking on the street for pocket-change or playing onstage for thousands, he's always had an intimate relationship with his material. After a lot of contemplation and consideration, he's finally putting his songs on wax! 

A carefully considered mix of hard-hitting rock anthems and delicate, lilting ballads, the record is a representation of James himself--- a self-portrait of sorts. Needless to say, he's written every song himself to ensure a cohesive experience that plays perfectly from top to bottom, a la carte, through earbuds or on a turntable! 

The turnaround time for this record is fairly unheard of-- tracking has ALREADY COMMENCED, and the record will be mixed, mastered, printed and released by mid/late July if we MEET OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL! 

The budget breaks down like this (very simply): 

- Backer Rewards 

-Studio Musicians

-Studio Time

-Mixing/Mastering

-Promotion

-Printing/Release

-Kickstarter Fees

Risks and challenges

The goal is to mix, master and release this record by mid/late July and we have DAYS to meet our funding goal. That, friends, is a tall order-- but I've been in worse binds with worse odds-- and I didn't have you guys.

It's a stretch, but we're already in the studio cutting this thing and it sounds truly phenomenal. We're on track to meet all of our deadlines. All we need is the funding.

-James

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Much obliged! You get a free, ACOUSTIC version of our new single "Blondie"! Available NOWHERE ELSE!

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    I've got half of an art degree I need to put to use--- I'll draw you a 20 second sketch of LITERALLY ANYTHING YOU WANT. I'll sign it, email it to you, and you get a digital, acoustic copy of "Blondie" available NOWHERE ELSE!

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    Aww yiss. You get a download of the whole dang album PLUS 2 bonus tracks and custom artwork, man!

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Rad. You get a SIGNED, PERSONALIZED copy of the CD sent straight to your door! You get a digital copy too!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    You get a "Daphne Kay Knows Me" tee shirt -- signed and personalized-- designed by the one and only James Wolpert-- plus a signed copy of the CD and a digital download of the record!

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    I used to be a caricature artist by trade. I'll draw you as a cartoon, color it, and email it to you-- Plus you get a digital copy of the record!

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Personally, my favorite tier. You get a LIMITED EDITION, randomly-colorized SIGNED, PERSONALIZED VINYL copy of the record with EXCLUSIVE cover art/artwork made from our time in the studio! Available NOWHERE/NOWHEN ELSE. PRINTED TO MEET DEMAND FOR BACKERS ONLY. There's also a digital download card included for all of your little gadgets.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    I will read you 7 of your favorite poems or read you a scary story of your choice over the phone in hilarious voices upon your request! Invite your friends over! Start a campfire! Make s'mores! You ALSO get the DELUXE VINYL copy of the record and a digital download card!

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    I will write a 30 second song for you with your name, perform it and upload it to a youtube account specifically designed to archive said songs! You also get the vinyl copy of the record with digital download!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Need an iPod? Again, No Prob! You can have mine! I'll send you the iPod nano I used on The Voice to house all my sick tunes. You also get the DELUXE VINYL copy of the record and the digital download card!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Need a turntable? No prob. I'll send you mine, signed with a personal message! It'll be killer for that DELUXE VINYL copy of the record you'll be getting-- digital download card n' all!

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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    Make sure you can make it to Nashville in early July! You and TWO FRIENDS are coming to the VIP album release show & party! While you're there, I'll fork over the vinyl copy of the record with digital download!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You're a high roller. Classy. What you need is a great jacket to go along with all that 'wow'. Luckily, you're getting one I wore on The Voice, a spot at the release show/party (with 2 friends!) in Nashville, plus a vinyl & digital copy of the record! Shipping is on us.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    This is hard for me. You get my baby. My pride and joy. My guitar that I've busked with, played sold out shows with, and wrote a number of songs you hear on the record with. Years and years of memories all hideously smashed in a freak accident. You get it signed. Still functional. Gaping hole in the body. Badass. Plus you're coming to the release party (with 2 friends) and you get the vinyl copy of the record with the digital download! Shipping is on the house.

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    This is the big one. You get a show with the band, without the band, just Cory and I, any way you'd like. Doesn't matter if you're a bar, a stadium or a living room. Afterward, you'll get to keep the jacket I'm wearing from The Voice (replete with fancy lapel flower) and the pair of glasses I wore on the Ellen Degeneres show. You and two friends are also invited to the album release show/party and get a digital and vinyl copy of the record! Dang. Don't worry about shipping. You're the friggin' man/lady.

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