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The Band Called FUSE records a one-of-a-kind live album and concert movie in Brooklyn!
The Band Called FUSE records a one-of-a-kind live album and concert movie in Brooklyn!
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RISE TOGETHER! LIVE!

Imagine a world with a soundtrack that all sounds the same...

A world overtaken by dance DJs, solo pop acts and commercial jingles...

Is that the world we want?

Or do we want original live band music to keep thriving?

It’s time to rise together! Let’s record a one-of-a-kind live album and concert movie!

Since 2010, hundreds of musicians, singers and MCs have joined The Band Called FUSE at our free monthly live music showcases in the heart of New York City. Year round, we welcome rock, hip hop and soul in an open, positive and creative music scene and we forge the new sound of soul rock. We are powered and inspired by a growing and diverse tribe of music-lovers – the Soul Rockas! And we are now ready to record this unique experience on a glorious live album and concert movie to share with the rest of the world.

The “RISE TOGETHER! LIVE!” album and concert movie will be produced by New York’s finest live sound and film team Aura Sonic and its legendary founder Steve Remote who has recorded an amazing number of the best performers over the years (from the Ramones to Stevie Wonder to Alabama Shakes). The shows will be recorded over two nights at one of Brooklyn’s most happening new venues –Littlefield (622 DeGraw St.)- on Friday October 16 and Saturday October 17, 2015.

The Band Called FUSE will be joined on stage by many special musical guests and an expanded lineup including a horn section, an additional guitarist, a beat-maker and back-up vocalists. Hundreds of live music lovers will fill the venue to capacity on both nights and help us make these shows truly memorable as we capture the magic in sound and film for everyone to enjoy.

The Band Called FUSE successfully completed two Kickstarter projects since 2012. Thanks to your support, we toured to South by SouthWest in Austin, TX and we built our own recording studio to record our “Impossible Dream” album that landed us a video on MTV! The “RISE TOGETHER! LIVE!” album and concert movie project is closest to our hearts as it represents the next frontier for us. Join us on this adventure!

There are many rewards available and many ways to combine them. You will find many different combinations of rewards from the list below in the Rewards column on the right. Pick the one that is best for you! And just in case you don’t see your desired combo (say if you want a ticket for one show and a t-shirt but you also want to bring your kids to the kids’ show), just send us a message and we’ll create that reward for you!

“RISE TOGETHER! LIVE!” REWARDS LIST

· 3 singles from the live album

· Download link for the complete live album

· Download link for the live album and the concert movie

· One or more tickets to one of the live recording shows at Littlefield in Brooklyn (Friday 10/16 or Saturday 10/17)

· One or more tickets to both live recording shows at Littlefield in Brooklyn (Friday 10/16 and Saturday 10/17)

NOTE: There are only 350 tickets available each night so don’t wait!

· Signed hard copy DVD with the live album and concert movie

· The exclusive “RISE TOGETHER” T-Shirt (see photo below)

· Your own jam session with The Band Called FUSE!

· Invitation to the private “Rise Together” family show for the kids!

· The Band Called FUSE’s complete music package autographed by the band

· The Band Called FUSE’s complete music and merchandise package autographed by the band

· The VIP Brooklyn Brunch! Private brunch with the band in Brooklyn on Saturday 10/17 + exclusive access to the private full set practice at Littlefield in the afternoon + a ticket to Saturday night’s show

· The VIP Weekend Package! Tickets to both Friday night and Saturday night’s live shows + VIP backstage access + you spend the night with The Band Called FUSE at our Brooklyn spot + private brunch with the band in Brooklyn on Saturday 10/17 + exclusive access to the private full set practice at Littlefield in the afternoon + a ticket to Saturday night’s show + the Rise Together T-Shirt

· Your own “Rise Together! Live!” show: The Band Called FUSE will come to your city and play the full live show for you and your friends anywhere in the US and beyond!

Have at it! And thank you for your support!

Rise Together! T-Shirt
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Risks and challenges

The main challenges we face in recording a live album are getting both a great performance and a professional top quality recording of it.

1) Delivering a great performance:

The Band Called FUSE is known for its high-energy exciting live shows, and we're taking every measure to ensure the Rise Together! shows will be our best performances yet.
We've embarked on an intense practice schedule leading to the shows, fine-tuning every aspect of our sound and performance, and we will be recording the shows over 2 consecutive nights with a lengthy sound-check rehearsal prior to each show giving us every opportunity to capture the songs just right at a great music venue in Brooklyn.

2) Getting a state-of-the-art professional recording and film of the shows:

We are working with one of New York’s finest live sound and film team Aura Sonic and its founder the legendary Steve Remote, who has recorded an impressive cast of star performers over the years (from James Brown to Alabama Shakes). Teaming up with a company with such in-depth live sound recording experience and top quality equipment we are confident we will capture the unique live sound our fans have been waiting for.

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    Thank you! You are awesome for supporting live original music! Your name will be listed as a supporter on the album thank you page.

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    You get 3 tracks from the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download)

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    1 ticket to the Fri. Oct. 16th show + the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download)

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    Signed DVD of the concert movie and the Rise Together! Live! album.

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    An Invitation to the private “Rise Together” family show for the kids! Bring your kids to play music with the band at the FUSE Compound + get the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download) + the concert movie (Digital Download)

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    Jam with The Band Called FUSE! Join a private jam session with The Band Called FUSE at their Compound + get the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download) + the concert movie (Digital Download)

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    VIP Brunch Package: Sat. super brunch with the band and exclusive access to the private rehearsal + the show + the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download) + the concert movie (Digital Download)

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    The Collector's Super Soul Rocka Package: All 3 FUSE albums + the Rise Together! Live! album (Digital Download) + the DVD of the concert movie + 2 T-shirts + the limited edition FUSE Lyrics Book! All autographed by the band!

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    The VIP Soul Rock Weekend Package! Tickets to both Friday night and Saturday night’s live shows + VIP backstage access + you spend the night with The Band Called FUSE at our Brooklyn spot + private brunch with the band in Brooklyn on Saturday 10/17 + exclusive access to the private practice on Saturday afternoon + the Rise Together T-Shirt!

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    Your own “Rise Together! Live!” show: The Band Called FUSE will come to your city and play the full live show for you and your friends anywhere within 10 hours' drive of NYC!

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    Your own “Rise Together! Live!” show: The Band Called FUSE will come to your city and play the full live show for you and your friends anywhere in the US or Europe or Latin America. Cost of air travel for the band to be provided additionally by the backer.

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