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Soulful. Passionate. Straight from the heart. Join the international team igniting GIRL NAMED JAKE's debut album!
Soulful. Passionate. Straight from the heart. Join the international team igniting GIRL NAMED JAKE's debut album!
Soulful. Passionate. Straight from the heart. Join the international team igniting GIRL NAMED JAKE's debut album!
139 backers pledged CA$ 25,388 to help bring this project to life.

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Be the Fuel Behind "IGNITION!"- GIRL NAMED JAKE Debut Album

CA$ 25,388

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You guys are amazing!! I appreciate you!!
You guys are amazing!! I appreciate you!!

Awesome! Thanks so much for your generous support so far. We're over 90% and climbing! 

Update April 19, 2016

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 5 Day Video Blitz!

We're on the 26 Hour Final Countdown to GIRL NAMED JAKE Debut Album “Ignition” and just hit 120 Backers!! Wooohooo! 

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR SHARES WITHIN YOUR OWN NETWORKS! I APPRECIATE YOU!!

Check out the daily videos in the Updates tab of this project to follow our progress more intimately!

LET’S GET STARTED!

Welcome from a GIRL NAMED JAKE! I’m excited to crowdfund “IGNITION”, my debut studio album. Anyone who’s ever met me (or will in the future… Yaaay!!) has experienced my passion for interacting with people on a personal level. It’s my thing.

Thanks to Kickstarter, I have the opportunity to create something BIG while still maintaining the intimacy with fans that I love!

WHO IS A GIRL NAMED JAKE AND WHY THIS CAMPAIGN? 

Once upon a Time. . . There was starry-eyed child with uncontainable energy, optimism and a dream to Educate, Entertain and Inspire! 

The one constant throughout my rather unconventional life, is my passionate love for music and using it as a way to really help and connect with people. I’ve always imagined the kind of life I wanted to live, inspiring and helping people on an international scale. I once believed Medicine and Doctors Without Borders was my path. Now, I know performing and this album are where I truly begin the quest. 

The amazing producers who approached me about recording with them last year, created the opportunity for me to start taking action. Now I'm ready to ignite my future with a great team and amazing fans!

For the curious, at the top right corner of this page, click on "See Full Bio" for my colorful journey to becoming a GIRL NAMED JAKE. It's essentially my search for the courage to risk becoming a professional entertainer!

ABOUT THE ALBUM 

I’m humbled by the major pro behind me on this project, with experience working alongside Chicago AND Bon Jovi. We met while I was performing as a guest entertainer on cruise ships in 2015. My producer is going to help bring a truly world-class album to life. Your financial generosity will pay for musicians, arrangers, studio recording, production, marketing, and everything else! I literally cannot do this album without you!!

The content of IGNITION will be a blend of songs composed by yours truly, a few powerful originals written by other very talented people and covers of great tunes from across the Ages. All of course with the infusion of my unique flavor and soulful expression! 

Side Note: I’m currently working through the approval process to donate a percentage of every album sold to a children’s charity. I’m super excited to keep the promise I made to my beautiful friend Denise Khan, who died of breast cancer in 2012. It was her wish for people to contribute to children in hospital care to honor her memory - here’s me working to do that! 

GRATITUDE

Thanks to friends and fans from around the planet for teaching me that my unique voice, untamable spirit, unconventional life adventure, and my ‘Jake’ness, deserve to be finally showcased and celebrated! 

I appreciate you. You are amazing!!

HugsNLove

Jake

Gigantasaurus Hug of Gratitude!! (Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada)
Gigantasaurus Hug of Gratitude!! (Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada)

Risks and challenges

This album WILL happen or your money back!! ☺

Kickstarter is all-or-nothing and costs you zero unless we reach our $25,000 goal, so let's do it! I'm REALLY excited to be able to send you your rewards but need to hit target in order to do so!

Though there is always a risk of delays and unexpected detours in any process, we are working hard to ensure all of the pledge rewards can be delivered on time.

All funds raised over and above our goal will be targeted towards better quality everything, as well as for potential marketing, video and touring opportunities!

I promise vulnerable authenticity in keeping everyone informed and updated as the journey to "IGNITION!" unfolds.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.77

    SPARKLY APPRECIATION . . . You’ll receive a huge cyber hug via an enthusiastic email, extending appreciation for your support of my musical journey! Thanks!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    SINGLE APPRECIATION ... Since every SINGLE dollar helps my campaign, for $5 you receive the FIRST SINGLE released from IGNITION plus any two additional SINGLES of your choice off the album. Thanks for taking a sample of sparkly me!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    DIGITAL APPRECIATION . . . Excited and want access to my music without the wait for a physical CD? Woohoo! This one's for you.

    • A digital download of IGNITION full album

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    HARDCOPY APPRECIATION . . . Prefer a physical album to hold in your hands or to use as a musical coaster for livingroom icebreaker conversations (DISCLAIMER: Sorry, ... the album itself doesn't sing while sitting on your coffee table but it sure does when someone asks you to play it for them...)

    • Hardcopy of IGNITION plus a digital download
    • GIRL NAMED JAKE wailing frog hat performance photo (physical copy)

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    EXCLUSIVE BONUS APPRECIATION . . . Receive a digital video download of a dedication performance for giving an great kick to my Kickstarter, plus a handwritten, sparkly thank you!

    • 15min dedication Living Room performance video (digital download) EXCLUSIVELY for $50 and $100 Pledgers!
    • A signed hardcopy AND a digital download of IGNITION
    • PLUS an extra physical OR digital copy of the album to give away to friends, family, babysitters, house-sitters … the tooth fairy… or anyone…
    • A handwritten postcard of appreciation from me somewhere in the world

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    “CHOOSE A SONG FOR THE ALBUM” APPRECIATION . . . That's right folks, this is your opportunity to contribute directly to one of our creative decisions for the album!

    • Vote for the song you want to hear me record on IGNITION from a list of choices. You will be given audio sample recordings for reference and YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE ALBUM SLEEVE upon release
    • 15min dedication Living Room performance video EXCLUSIVELY for $50 and $100 Pledgers!
    • A signed hardcopy of IGNITION plus a digital album and an extra hardcopy (or digital download if you prefer) to give away to friends, family, babysitters, house-sitters … Superman… Wonder Woman…
    • A handwritten postcard of appreciation from me somewhere in the world
    • BONUS: My original song “Stand in the Sun” - a charity fundraising, studio recording for the Bissell Center in Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 2010!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $383

    CYBER - INTERACTIVE APPRECIATION . . . As huge Thank You for your generous kindness, I’m going to personally & completely, digitally invade your space in all my sparkly craziness …

    • A personal, 30min Skype Living Room Concert / interactive performance, old-fashioned conversation OR combo thereof
    • A hardcopy of IGNITION, signed with a personalized dedication message
    • PLUS 5 signed copies OR 5 digital downloads of IGNITION to share with friends, family, babysitters, house-sitters … the neighbor’s talking gorilla… or singing unicorn… resident mermaid in your pool possibly?!
    • Personalized video with 3 cover songs you choose from a BIG list
    • A handwritten copy of “The Army of ME”, my original allegorical poem on Depression, prior to publication!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $766

    TRUE CANADIAN APPRECIATION EH … Growing up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is almost as amazing as you pledging $1000, so I’m going to bring the Rockies to you via personalized video performance on a glacier, in addition to this crazy Canadian girl showing up in your home via SKYPE or equivalent for a full concert!!

    • A 3hr (3 x 45min sets) Skype GIRL NAMED JAKE Living Room Concert for you and as many friends as you can squeeze in your home!
    • A handwritten copy of the lyrics from IGNITION
    • 5 signed hardcopies of the album (still one personalized!) AND 5 digital downloads of the album to gift away to the fabulous peeps chosen to attend your Skype Living Room concert … or the abominable snowman… Santa Claus perhaps (Nunavut, Canada IS closest to the North Pole after all!!)
    • Digital video download of “GIRL NAMED JAKE & Friends Live at The Columbia Icefield” in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,828

    THE OMG IN-PERSON CREATIVE APPRECIATION PACKAGE … Eternal gratitude and overwhelming humility! This album is my first fairytale awakened and such a magnanimous contribution to my musical future is beyond the expression of mere words. I’m offering you my creativity and an in-person GIRL NAMED JAKE gigantasaurus hug of appreciation at YOUR OWN LIVE concert…

    • Within 2 years of the release of IGNITION, wherever you live in the world, I will come to you and perform a LIVE, 2 hour GIRL NAMED JAKE Living Room concert for you in your home, office or other agreed upon venue! (flight/accommodations not included)
    • AND I will compose an original GIRL NAMED JAKE song based on your ideas (or mine if you wish!) for your personal pleasure, business, life event, corporate fundraiser, charity or other engagement … OR if original isn’t your style for some reason, I’ll create a Jake-ified cover song medley using ANY 5 songs of YOUR choosing, to be performed live at your personal concert
    • For before, after or during the concert, receive10 signed hardcopies of the album (one personalized with a dedication to you!) AND10 digital downloads of the album to gift away at your live concert to friends, family, babysitters, house-sitters … Miracle Max … maybe your cousins, Zeus or Athena in Olympus?!
    • Handwritten, signed copy of the lyrics from my composition for you (original or cover medley)

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