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Let us share our love of Reggae and Positive Vibrations with you THIS FALL 2013.
Let us share our love of Reggae and Positive Vibrations with you THIS FALL 2013.
131 backers pledged $8,387 to help bring this project to life.

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It started with good vibes and a dream - my dream. I was just a 23 year old singer/songwriter looking to record a 4-track EP with the well-loved and respected roots music producer, E.N Young.

One verse led to another and soon enough a 17-track album was born. With E.N's help, I was able to gather 6 of the most talented, young, and aspiring musicians to help bring the dream of HIRIE to life.

After an exciting debut album launch on September 3rd, (we hit #4 on the iTunes charts!) we sense the demand for HIRIE has arrived!

In an industry largely influenced by male artists, HIRIE revives the essence of reggae through the eyes of a woman.

All the funding from this Kick Starter will go directly to the following expenses:

RV Rental: $6,500 (Approximations include rental insurance)

Gas: $3,000 (For approximately 10,000 + miles we will be covering)

Food: $3,150 (7 people @ $10/day for approximately 45 days)

**This kickstarter does not cover 100% of expenses, but will definitely lift financial weight off our shoulders. Any additional donations after our $8,000 goal is reached, will further help insure a successful tour!

Here are the dates, venues and locations we will be playing at:

Oct. 11th @ Fort Lewis College. Durango, CO.

Oct. 12th @ Ogden Theatre. Denver, CO.

Oct. 13th @ Bottleneck. Lawrence, KS.

Oct. 16th @ Maintenance Shop. Ames, IA.

Oct. 19th @ The Basement. Columbus, OH.

Oct. 20th @ Beachland Ballroom. Cleveland, OH.

Oct. 23rd @ Paradise. Boston, MA.

Oct. 24th @ Gramercy. New York, NY.

Oct. 25th @ U Street. Washington, DC.

Oct. 26th @ California Roots: The Carolina Sessions - After Party. Wilmington, NC.

Oct. 27th @ The Pour House. Charleston, SC.

Oct. 30th @ High Dive. Gainesville, FL.

Oct. 31st @ Culture Room. Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Nov. 7th @ Florida Rehab. Tallahassee, FL.

Nov. 8th @ Workplay Theatre. Birmingham, AL.

Nov. 9th @ Alabama Music Box. Mobile, AL.

Nov. 12th @ House of Blues Cambridge Room. Dallas, TX.

Nov. 14th @ The Rock. Tucson, AZ.

Nov. 15th @ Cocopah Casino. Somerton, AZ.

Nov. 17th @ Orpheum Theater. Flagstaff, AZ.

Nov. 20th @ SLO Brew. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Nov. 21st @ El Rey. Chico, CA.

Nov. 23rd @ Mateel Community Center. Redway, CA.

My brothers, and world - renowned reggae band, Tribal Seeds, have extended an invitation for us to open for them on their Tribal Youth 2013 U.S. Fall Tour!

The thought of traveling 10,000+ miles across the Mainland for 44 days with the chance to play in front of our largest audiences yet humbles and excites us. Our hearts are in it, but our financial capability to tour is short-changed.

This is where we must ask our current, and future fans to consider investing into a tour that could ultimately "kick-start" the rest of our career.

Every dollar you donate goes directly to the following necessities:

-An 7-sleeping RV that will provide shelter and sleep for 6 weeks, as well as safe storage for our musical equipment. (includes insurance if we break down)

-Gas to travel over 10,000 miles to each city

-Food to provide our bodies nourishment- (We will be buying in bulk to avoid over-spending, and will be scraping by- it's worth it!)

We thank you for considering a donation towards 7 aspiring musician's dreams to affect the world in a positive and uplifting way.

The $8,000 we ask for is the bare minimum to get 7 people by on tour. Every dollar beyond, will go directly to food, as the budget currently gives us about $10/day for 3 meals per person.

Most of us are resigning from our day jobs to tour, as well as parting with our loved ones, and for some, children. We do it because we believe in HIRIE, and for the opportunity to meet each and every one of you.

With much Love, Respect, and Aloha,

HIRIE & Family <3

Risks and challenges

There are many risks and challenges we could face after reaching our $8K goal. Some of those may include unforeseen events such as:

-Weather Conditions that disable us from reaching a particular destination
-Sicknesses within the band
-RV (transportation) issues while on the road
-Equipment/technical issues

We plan on overcoming any of the unforeseen events by prior planning.

-We will check all weather and road conditions in advance.
-We plan on staying healthy on the road by juicing daily, morning yoga, and stocking up on Vitamin C!
-We are renting a RV that includes insurance in the event we need expedited roadside assistance.
-We will make sure to smooth out any technical and equipment issues at sound check by showing up early to events and testing things out. Worst case scenario- we will be able to rent or borrow equipment from another band.

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    VIRTUAL SHAKA! We are so blessed you donated $5 to our cause. Thank you!

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    HIRIE SHOUT OUT- Let us put you on blast for your contribution via FB!

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    Receive a hand-written "Thank You" postcard signed by our 7-piece HIRIE band sent to your home w/ Love & Good Vibes!

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    Receive a hand-written "Thank You" postcard signed by our 7-piece HIRIE band sent to your home w/ Love & Good Vibes PLUS our new HIRIE stickers! Mahalo for your $25 contribution!

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    Receive an autographed HIRIE Album Digi-Pak and a personal hand-written thank you note for your amazing contribution towards our first US tour!

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    Receive an autographed HIRIE Album Digi-Pak and a artfully-designed handwritten lyric sheet of any song from the album of your choice by HIRIE! Mahalo for your $50 donation!! We are that much closer to reaching our goal!

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    Receive an autographed, limited edition, high-quality poster exclusive to our backers! Also receive a handwritten "Thank You" note by HIRIE. And seriously.... THANK YOU!!

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    Receive an autographed HIRIE Album Digi-Pak, HIRIE T-Shirt and a Thank You Postcard signed by the band!

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    Receive a hand-written lyric book of all the songs on the "HIRIE" debut album including a personalized "Thank You" message by HIRIE. This is a huge donation and we are all very appreciative of any backer willing to donate $100 towards our first US Tour!

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    Receive free admission to a HIRIE show of your choice (during our Fall 2013 Tour) and a meet & greet with HIRIE and the band! We can't wait to personally thank you for your $150 donation!! Bless!

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    HIRIE will perform a (acoustic) cover song of your choice, video record it and send it to you with a personal message thanking you for your donation towards our First U.S. TOUR! Also receive a signed HIRIE digipak and a HIRIE T-Shirt. BIG LOVE for your $300 donation!

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    Southern Cali Residents! HIRIE will perform a solo-acoustic show for you in the comfort of your home!! (Within 100 miles of North San Diego County) Gather your friends and pitch in for this one! HIRIE would LOVE to meet you in this acoustic, intimate setting! :)

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    HIRIE will write you a CUSTOM SONG about any topic of choice* and upload it to youtube with a very special thank you for your generous contribution towards our first US Tour!!!

    *No racist/homophobic/sexist/hate topics will be written about or accepted - We know you're better than that, reggae lovahs!

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    HIRIE will perform a solo-acoustic show for you anywhere in the U.S! (Backer must provide 2 round-trip flights) Enjoy an intimate acoustic performance and get to know HIRIE on a personal level!

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    HIRIE will write you a CUSTOM SONG (See #13 for details) and have it produced AND recorded by E.N Young (Tribal Seeds) at Imperial Sound Recording Studio! The song will be sent to you along with a thank you letter, a signed digi-pak and a HIRIE T-Shirt!!!

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    HIRIE will perform a FULL BAND SHOW just for you!! (Must live within 100 miles of North San Diego County) Bring your friends and family and lets RAGE! Mahalo for considering this HUGE donation! Also receive 2 signed digipaks, 2 HIRIE T-Shirts and lots of Love from the band!!

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    HIRIE will perform a FULL BAND SHOW anywhere in the world!!!!
    (Must include 8 round-trip flights, sleeping accommodations and provide sound requirements)
    We would be ecstatic to travel across the globe to see and play for you! Biggest donor, you will NEVER be forgotten by HIRIE! :) Also receive a signed digipak, HIRIE T-Shirt, a lyric sheet of your choice, and a personalized thank you letter from HIRIE and the band!

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