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My first full-length album is a 10-song country record written with help from a hand-me down guitar, bottomless mimosas and the truth.
My first full-length album is a 10-song country record written with help from a hand-me down guitar, bottomless mimosas and the truth.
306 backers pledged $30,410 to help bring this project to life.

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When I was little, all I ever wanted to do was sing. I used to go out to the backyard and sing for my mom's chickens. They were in a cage and couldn't go very far - thus I always had a captive albeit unenthused audience.

Fast forward, and now I actually have people buying my music, paying to see shows and pushing me toward something I have wanted my entire life - to record and release a full-length album.

It's taken a lot of time, energy, money, borrowing and begging for favors to get me here, but this is only the beginning. I have emptied my heart out into writing these songs and I can't wait to share them with you!

As an incentive and a HUGE thank you for your contributions, I've cooked up some great rewards on the right side of this page! In addition to the individual rewards, there will also be MILESTONE SURPRISES every $5,000 which means once we pass that amount, I will do something special for everyone!!

$5,000 - You vote and pick a song for me to cover and I'll do it LIVE on Facebook and Instagram!

$10,000 -  I'm going to release a Remix of the title track Slow Down and give it away for FREE!

$15,000 - Facebook/Instagram Live Performance of a BRAND NEW SONG from the album!

$20,000 - I'll release the cover art for the album!

$25,000 - 1 Hour Facebook/Instagram Live Show!

$30,000 - I'll host an album listening party online for everyone who contributes to the Kickstarter!

I will also have stretch goal rewards meaning if we reach $30K and money is still coming in, I have incentives to keep it going!

$35,000 - TBD, but I promise it will be something good!

$40,000- I will record (3) additional songs for the record making what was a 10-song album a 13-song album!

Follow @BStanKICKS on Twitter for updates about these milestones and exclusive content related to the campaign!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you prefer to make a private contribution offline, please email us at info@brandonstansell.com

If you are unable to make a contribution, you can still help by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, etc! Please use #BrandonKicks on all your social media posts so I can find you!

If the exact dollar amount you would like to contribute does not have a related reward available, select the reward you'd like that falls under the amount of the contribution you'd like to give, and you'll be free to change the amount of your contribution to anything over the minimum for that reward!

If you have any questions or need help, please email us at info@brandonstanselll.com

XO
Brandon

Risks and challenges

One of the greatest lessons I have learned as an adult is how to manage expectations. I can't promise you'll love every song on the record. Hell, I can't even promise you'll LIKE every song but here is what I can say:

- If you have enjoyed music from me before, I feel confident you'll see this collection of work as an extension of everything I have done up until this point and maybe find a new favorite or two.

- It will be well-produced. I have put this project in the capable hands of the brilliant producer behind the Slow Down EP.

- It will be genuine to me. I mean, how could it not be? I wrote the thing.

- It will be executed in a timely fashion. We have already set a date and booked a venue for the album release show, so we have a timeline in place to make sure those who contribute can expect a product very soon after the campaign ends.

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Wow, ok you're into this or else you would have never made this far down the page. So if you're feeling overly generous and just happen to have an extra $30K laying around and want to fund the entire project, we have a special incentive for you! Not only will you get everything listed above, but I will also sign and give you my very first guitar. I wrote my first songs on this thing and although it would be hard to part with it, it would be giving me life a second time by helping fund this next step in my musical journey.

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    Be A Part Of The Story!

    I love my Instagram story! It's basically the place where I get to annoy friends and be ridiculous. This is a fun way you can contribute to the project without breaking the bank! I'll incorporate you into my Instagram story in what will inevitably be something that makes you feel both appreciated and concerned...

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    Twitter Shout Out!

    I will THANK YOU by name on Twitter!

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    Digital Album Download

    You'll get access to the album 1 week before it's available to the public October 2017. Exact date of release TBD.

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    "Hometown" Video Credits

    Later this year, we will be filming a new music video for the first single off the new record, Hometown. For any pledge of $20+, we will include your name in the credits of the video as a Kickstarter Supporter.

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    Autographed Album

    We will printing physical copies of the SLOW DOWN album, and I will be personalizing and signing them in a fancy gold sharpie for any pledge of $25+ (plus shipping and handling)

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    Autographed Album + Numbered Copy

    We will take the first 75 copies of the physical SLOW DOWN album, number them, and then I will sign and personalize them for any pledge of $50+ (plus shipping and handling)

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    Limited Edition T-Shirt

    We are sending out a limited amount of LIMITED EDITION t-shirts commemorating this Kickstarter and for $100+ you can have one! (plus shipping and handling)

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    15-Minute FaceTime/Skype

    I wanted to create an incentive where I got to meet some of you! So here it is! For any pledge of $150+, we are going to carve out some time for a 15-Minute FaceTime/Skype!

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    Hand Written Lyric Sheet

    Pick your favorite song and I will send you a handwritten and signed copy of the lyrics!

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    Signed Hatch Show Print + Numbered Copy

    We will take the 100 copies of the Hatch Show Print Album Release Show Posters, number them, and then I will sign and personalize them for any pledge of $350+ (plus shipping and handling) Not gonna lie... This might be my favorite reward! There are only 100 of these being printed! And they are amazing!

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    Album Release Show Invite + Meet & Greet

    You and a guest will be on the VIP list for the Album Release Party here in Los Angeles at Rockwell Table & Stage October 8, 2017. Come hang with me and all of my dearest friends in LA as we celebrate the release of the SLOW DOWN album!

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    Get The Backstage Look!

    You and a guest will receive invites to the Album Release Pre-Show Rehearsal plus a private performance of my first original Christmas song which will be released in November 2017!  And I’ll throw in signed, hand written lyrics of the Christmas song!

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    The Total Package!

    We will fly you and a guest out to Los Angeles the weekend of October 6th, 2017 for the Album Release Show - hotel & flights included.

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