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This new CD exclusive on KickStarter is the first album from Michale since 2008 and will be showcased during the spring 2013 tour.

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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 Graves YouTube Channel
Michale Graves YouTube Channel

The Misfits 

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:

One $250 pledge gets these Black Converse
One $250 pledge gets these Black Converse
One $250 pledge gets these Red Converse
One $250 pledge gets these Red Converse
One $500 pledge gets this jacket
One $500 pledge gets this jacket
One $1,000 pledge will get THE duct tape pants
One $1,000 pledge will get THE duct tape pants

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

~ Michale

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.

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FAQ

  • 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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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    7 backers

    THE COVER

    Those pledging at this level will receive a sticker of the “Vagabond” CD cover as
    well as a copy of the lyrics to each song from the album.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    7 backers

    THANK YOU

    For all of those friends and fans that support at this level will include a thank you
    on the www.MichaleGraves.net website, listing your name and hometown.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    184 backers Limited (2316 left of 2500)

    EXCLUSIVE VAGABOND CD

    You will receive a copy of the exclusively distributed “Vagabond” CD (available
    only through KickStarter) plus a digital download of the CD with the lyrics and sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    92 backers Limited (908 left of 1000)

    EXCLUSIVE VAGABOND CD HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY MICHALE GRAVES - AVAILABLE ONLY ON KICKSTARTER

    Each person pledging at this level will receive a exclusively distributed
    “Vagabond” CD hand signed and numbered by Michale Graves, plus a digital download of the CD along with the lyrics and sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    EXCLUSIVE VAGABOND CD SET - You will receive 2 (two) copies of the exclusively distributed “Vagabond” CD (available only through KickStarter) plus a digital download of the CD with the lyrics and sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    16 backers Limited (84 left of 100)

    A PERSONAL THANKS FROM MICHALE

    In addition to the signed CD and lyrics/sticker each person who pledges at this
    level will receive a personal call from Michale, thanking you for your support plus a digital download of the CD.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    RADIO DEADLY SHOW THANK YOU

    Michale will call you while broadcasting live from East Stroudsberg, PA
    while recording the new cd and thank you LIVE on air.
    We can chat for 5 or 10 mins...play a song...read a poem....tell a joke, clap, whatever... until I have to move on to my next call.
    Don't miss this opportunity ! The show will be archived and featured on the Radio Deadly Site.
    You will also receive a copy of the exclusively distributed “Vagabond” CD (available only through KickStarter) plus a digital download of the CD with the lyrics and sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer

    SKYPE JAM

    I'll contact you via Skype and play 5 songs that you can choose if you'd like...within reason of course...please don't ask me to play 'Freebird'. You will also receive a copy of the exclusively distributed “Vagabond” CD (available only through KickStarter) plus a digital download of the CD with the lyrics and sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers

    MEET, GREET AND LISTEN PLUS A PERSONAL SHOUT OUT(limited to 3 per tour location)

    At this level and in addition to the signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker you and 3 guests
    will have a pre-show meet and greet with Michale during one of the tour
    locations for spring 2013. Michale will be visiting 59 locations in the spring
    and the specifics will be published on www.michalegraves.net when set. (NOTE
    MICHALE MAY DECIDE THE ROUTING AND PUBLISH THE SPECS HERE). During the
    show Michale will call out your name and give an audience wide personal thanks
    for your support.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    Michales' favorite RED Converse

    In addition to the signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker the person who pledges here will
    receive these converse wore worn constantly through Michales' acoustic tours
    both on and off stage. These shoes were also worn for the very first couple of
    Marky Ramone shows. Upon request Michale signs the shoes as well.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    Michales' favorite BLACK Converse.

    In addition to the signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker the person who pledges here will
    receive these converse wore worn constantly through Michales' acoustic tours
    both on and off stage. These shoes were also worn for the very first couple of
    Marky Ramone shows. Upon request Michale signs the shoes as well.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    MEET, GREET AND DINNER (limited to 1 per tour location)

    You and 3 friends will enjoy and pre-concert meal with Michale during one of
    the 59 tour locations for spring 2013. You will also receive a signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/
    sticker. During the show Michale will call out your name and give an audience
    wide personal thanks for your support.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    IT’S A WRAP (WELL IT'S A JACKET)

    Leather Jacket worn on tour with Marky Ramone

    This jacket was worn onstage by Michale during the first few Marky Ramone tours. The trim was colored in red and blue by Michale to match his Tshirts.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    SEE IT IN PERSON

    Join us for a session in East Stroudsburg PA when we are in studio recording the “Vagabond” album in November 2012. During a break you will have a
    chance to talk to Michale about his life, passions and the background behind the
    album and its content. You will also receive 5 signed CD’s plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker sets.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    11 backers Limited (2 left of 13)

    MICHALE PERFORMS LIVE FOR YOU / ***Holiday Vagabond Acoustic Tour***

    Michale will come to your town, city, club, basement or best friends house and play an acoustic set for you this December as part of a very special 'Holiday Vagabond Tour'. Hear all your favorites from the past and present and enjoy a very musical evening with Michale as he performs in concert for you and your friends at a venue of your choice (venue cost and travel outside the US will be provided by the person
    making the pledge). International travel will be welcomed based upon a mutually agreed upon date.
    You will also receive a signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/ sticker.
    Support at this level will include a thank you on the www.MichaleGraves.net website, listing your name/hometown/company.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    A PIECE OF THE BAND

    You will have a lasting memento from the recording session as pledges at this level will receive a piece of equipment used during the session along with an autographed photo of Michale with the equipment. Michale will select what unique items will be included in this pledge level. You will also receive a signed CD plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    THE REAL DEAL

    Michales duct tape pants. These pants were designed and worn by Michale throughout the past few years onstage for some of the biggest shows of his career. You will also receive 5 signed CD’s plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    YOUR VERY OWN RADIO DEADLY SHOW
    A one-hour and 1/2 (90mns) appearance on The Radio Deadly Show to be broadcast during the recording of the new cd in east Stroudsberg, PA
    in November. Talk about what you want to talk about....ask Michale questions, play your bands music, talk about what YOU want to talk about with Michale it's YOUR show. The show will be archived and featured on the Radio Deadly site. You also get 5 signed CD’s plus a digital download of the CD and lyrics/sticker.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $2,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    I was just informed that the pledge for the product sponsor at the $7500 had to be cancelled due to financial issues - I have reset this pledge at $2500 - hope someone can support - ITS YOUR TOUR Exclusive to the Kickstarter community. This pledge level includes an exclusive sponsorship of the 2013 “Vagabond” Tour in 59 locations throughout the US. Your company or brand will be listed as sponsor on everything Michale controls including the website, pre-event poster and all collateral Michale creates. Also Michale will present the sponsor’s name at every press event and will mention your brand/company name at the intro and close of each concert. Thousands and thousands of media impressions – do the math.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $5,000 or more

    2 backers

    A Michale Graves full band-electric rock n roll concert and for you and your friends at a venue of your choice (venue cost and travel will be provided by the person making the pledge). International travel will be welcomed based upon a mutually agreed upon date. You will also receive 10 signed CDs plus 10 digital downloads of the CD and lyrics/ sticker. Support at this level will include a thank you on the www.MichaleGraves.net website, listing your name/hometown/company and message that will also be included on the album.

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