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An exclusive song for the Kickstarter CD
Michale Graves “Vagabond” Limited Edition CD - to be available only through Kickstarter
Project by: Michale Graves and Hydraulic Entertainment
This new and exclusive to the Kickstarter community CD will be the first album from Michale Graves since 2008 and will be showcased during the spring 2013 “Vagabond” Tour.
Project by Michale Graves and Hydraulic Entertainment
Michale Graves has been entertaining fans and followers for over 15 years. Beginning with his entrance into the Rock n’ Roll world as lead singer for The Misfits through his bands Lost Boys, Gotham Road and his current band Michale Graves, Michale has been driven by the need to perform and create unique musical experiences for those he cares about the most – his audience family.
Michale entered the music scene in 1995 in a huge way – as lead singer for The Misfits . Michale rapidly shifted the band’s music from the Horror Punk style that it originated in 1977 into an Anthem Rock vib that the band is most recognized for throughout the world. Not only a gifted vocal artist, Michale wrote the lyrics and music for the most popular Misfits’ songs including “Dig Up Her Bones”, Scream”, “American Psycho”, “This Island Earth”, “Fiend Without a Face”, “Shining” and the classic “Crying on Saturday Night” along with many more memorable songs. Enjoying US and world-wide acclaim Michale was named the “Number One Vocalist” in Japan in 1999. After a successful run with the band, Michale separated from The Misfits in 2001, and he counts that time as a gift that he will always cherish with love and respect, for the band and all of the fans that experienced the electrifying in concert musical experiences the band created.
Michale Graves Band
After the Misfits, Michale formed several bands including Graves where he recorded the “Web of Dharma” album in 2001, Gotham Road “Seasons of the Witch” album in 2003 and his current band, Michale Graves - where he released several albums including “Punk Rock is Dead” in 2005, “Return To
Earth” and “Illusions” in 2007, a short film called “The Blackness and The Forest” and a live acoustic record called Illusions Live/Viretta Park in 2008.
With each phase in his career Michale has evolved his voice and the musical experiences that he creates. At the center of his music is the consistent tour of venues in the US and throughout the world. Performing for, entertaining and interacting with fans has always been the driving factor for Michale as a performer. That consistent drive has resulting in over 500 in-person performances over the last 5 years performing with Michale Graves as well as touring as lead singer for Marky Ramones’ Blitzkrieg. Due to this rigorous tour schedule Michale has not created a new album since 2008, despite seemingly endless requests from fans at his live performances and conversations on Michale’s website www.MichaleGraves.net
Kick Starter Exclusive “Vagabond” CD
Today Michale is heavily influenced by his heritage within the rock community as well as the current rock/pop/folk wave that is creeping into the conscienceless of modern music listeners. Working in conjunction with Hydraulic Entertainment, “Vagabond” is set to be recorded in November of 2012. Seen as the culmination and result of a career filled with incredible experiences, Michale has written 11 new and never recorded songs that showcase the unique voice and rhythm that is so distinctive with a Michale Graves performance. This CD will ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. The release date for the “Vagabond” CD is set to coincide with the “Vagabond” tour scheduled for spring of 2013 and Michale will be visiting 59 locations during the tour <- Click here to see the tour list. The soul of the tour is rooted in the depth and emotion that is found in each song featured on the “Vagabond” album.
"Oh Please Why"
"Revolution by Candlelight"
"Hold onto Yesterday"
Exclusive Signed and Numbered CD’s available only on Kick Starter
Michale has created several pledge levels for this project ranging from $5 to $7,500 to an in-person performance. The heart of this project is the "Vagabond CD that is only available on Kickstater and Michale is offering a special event for his friends and fans at the $50 pledge level: a limited number (1000) of signed and number “Vagabond” CD’s that will be exclusively distributed on Kickstarter only. No other distribution of this special CD will be available. Each CD will be signed/numbered by Michale and personalized for each person whose pledge level includes the exclusive CD.
Here are some of the items you can win with your pledges:
Why Kick Starter
When Michale found Kickstarter he knew immediately that a marriage with his fans and the Kickstarter platform was a natural. Placing a modest goal of $20,000 provides a level where we feel the project will get done, and fans can be directly involved with the project. Allowing the fans to be part of the production of the album defines the “collaborative” nature that defines Michale. The CD will only be offered on the Kickstarter platform, during live performances on tour and after the tour on the www.michalegraves.net website. This is an exclusive distribution arrangement restricted to these
points and no other access for this album will be available.
A Note from Michale
Involving my fans in this way is such an incredible and humbling experience and I want to recognize and thank everyone involved. The “Vagabond” project is incredibly special to me – I haven’t been this energized for an album ~ ever. And the thought of fans being a collaborative part of this new effort at such a wonderful time in my career is simply thrilling . I haven’t had the opportunity to record a new record in quite a while and partnering with you and Kickstarter to make it happen is quite magical.
Thank you all so much
About Hydraulic Entertainment
Hydraulic Entertainment, led by CEO Mark Allen Stuart, is a creator, producer and promoter of eclectic film, video, music and entertainment properties. Accessing the finest talent in the business, Hydraulic Entertainment is a vertically integrated company that is comprised of artist/business people throughout the organization.
Bonus Reward Levels
As we reach certain goals we will unveil new rewards
$6,000 - A new $1,000 reward
$10,000 - An exclusive song for the Kickstarter CD - Dig Up Her Bones
$15,000 - Another exclusive song for the Kickstarter CD - When We Were Angels
Risks and challenges
Our risk in completing the CD is based on availability of the recording studio and if we can confirm our dates we can make this happen, that’s why I need your help. – We risk the ability of fulfilling this project if we cannot get the right amount of pre-orders to produce the quality of CD that my fans demand – and that will be possible with their help
With Michales 17+ years in the business and numerous released records under his belt we have the experience needed , once funded, to produce and release an album his fans will be proud to own.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Hi all – I have just listed a new $500 pledge that includes an acoustic performance by me in December. Please note that all pledges at this level will need to provide for travel expense (and accommodations if needed based on location) both foreign and domestic. I assure you that the travel expense will be at bare minimum. Once I know all of the locations I will build a travel itinerary that will be cost effective, of that I promise. Thanks all, Michale.
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