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A three part video series of new, never before recorded material, that seeks to highlight an array of Seattle musicians and artists.
A three part video series of new, never before recorded material, that seeks to highlight an array of Seattle musicians and artists.
52 backers pledged $3,317 to help bring this project to life.

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After successfully funding a Kickstarter for my debut album, PEARLS, last year, I’m back again asking for your help to back a new project. You can listen to my last album on iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, or check me out at:

www.katiekuffel.com

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What is the project?

I want to record a three-part, live-tracked music video series. The songs would be three brand-new, never before recorded pieces, and each would highlight a different artist from here in Seattle.

Where would you record?

I’m lucky enough to have access to an amazing arts space, The Fremont Abbey. They’re an independent non-profit who “aim to create affordable and welcoming experiences where people can learn & develop through education & performance in many different art mediums.”

The abbey is non-religiously affiliated, and strive to be community and volunteer driven. Plus, the space is absolutely breathtaking, not to mention its amazing acoustics.

You can always find out more at their website http://fremontabbey.org/

Fremont Abbey
Fremont Abbey

 Why this project?

Community is one of the fundamental pillars of the arts. Without support from audiences, and fellow creators, none of what we do is possible. Music, for me, is most fun when I can get others involved, and there’s so many amazing musicians here in Seattle that I’d love to highlight in my own works. This project is a way for us to see how much stronger we are as creators when we create together using local resources.

Meet the Artists!

(This portion will be updated as more artists join the fray)

ISAAC CASTILLO: 

Isaac
Isaac

Isaac Castillo plays bass for several groups in the Seattle area and performs in his own multi-instrumental solo show, Each group he plays with is unique in style and overall approach to music. He's excited to be sharing all of their unique music with you!

OLIVER DYE

 Oliver Dye recently graduated from New Zealand's modest and supportive music scene. Often compared with ringo, his bowl cut and "British"-esque accent only occasionally distract from his dynamic playing style. He brings to the group a musicality which far exceeds that expected of his supposed ex-convict heritage

CODY KILPATRICK

 Cody Kilpatrick is a songwriter and producer in Seattle, WA. He is currently studying music at Seattle Pacific University, writing and collaborating with several local music projects, and working with the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Noted as 'all around good guy.'

LANA MCMULLEN 

 A lanky, queer, flat-picking, operatically trained Soprano gone rogue; Lana McMullen is bringing something to West Coast venues that even the talent-saturated Seattle music scene isn't sure what to do with

ZACK BIVINS & IAN STEVENS

Video Team
Video Team

Zack Bivins and Ian Stevens are a cinematic duumvirate currently dwelling in small caves outside of Seattle Washington. Between showings of Wickerman at the local theater, they spend most of their time engaged in high-stakes falconry, or masticating mouthfuls of supple churrasco. They both have dreams.  

KATIE KUFFEL

Katie Kuffel is a composer and musician based in Seattle, Washington. An openly queer artist, she explores concepts of sexuality and femininity throughout her works. Loves dogs.

Risks and challenges

Coordination, scheduling, and money are always hard with projects of this size. We'll all have to be flexible with our lives until the project is completed to make sure we are as rehearsed, and ready to go as we can be.

Making sure we have all the necessary equipment to record to the best of our abilities will be challenging, but doable, as we all have a rich pool of resources and people to draw from for help.

I really believe we can make this happen, and make it artistically rich and fulfilling for our audience and for the artists involved.

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    The Cyber Thank You

    Thank you for donating! Every little bit counts. To express my thanks I’ll send you a thank you letter via email. We can’t do this without you!

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    Digital Music Download

    At this donation tier, you’ll receive a download code to my debut album, PEARLS.

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    The Combo

    How about a physical copy of PEARLS and a free download code to go along with it? But why stop there? You'll also receive mp3 downloads of the tracks we record at the Abbey!

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    The VIP

    You’ll get an autographed CD, a ‘Katie Kuffel’ pigeon sticker, a free digital download code, AND exclusive advanced access to the videos upon release!

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    Poster? I Barely Know Her!

    All of the above, and a Fremont Abbey Sessions Poster created by yours truly and signed by all the artists involved!

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    All of the above, a link to a mix tape of my creating, and access to a behind the scenes reel of our recording process!

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    All of the above, and your name will appear in the ‘Special Thanks’ section in the credits of the videos.

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    All I Got Was This T-Shirt

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    Personal Performer

    All of the above, and I’ll record a cover song of your choosing, which I can either dedicate and post on my social media platforms, or send privately to you!

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    The Luncheon

    All of the above, and you’re invited to have lunch with the band on the day of our recording! If you can get here, you can hang with us!

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- (30 days)