About this project
I am so excited to be working on my Ten year anniversary album and I'd love for you to be a part of it! Please check out the rewards ranging from $1 to $5000 (scroll down to see all of them). With your support I believe we can make an awesome album together!
*Update 2/27 We MADE THE GOAL today!!!! Which is incredible!! Now anything raise above will go towards music video and promotion which is SUPER crucial to getting this music heard by more people!!
MY HEART IS FULL WITH GRATITUDE!! THANK YOU!*
Who am I?
I am a singer songwriter who more than anything wants to heal, inspire, and connect the world through words and melodies.
I have wanted to be a musician since I was seven years old and have been blessed to have made a living from music for ten years now. I was born in Japan, was Schooled in New Zealand, and then returned to Japan after University and was signed to Sony Music and Binyl records there and released my first mini album “Kat” in 2007.
For three years on a major label I released 3 mini albums, 3 singles, A vinyl which went to no. 1 on the Vinyl charts in Japan and sold out, and a full album, and then released three more after going independent. I have been blown away and incredibly encouraged at the loyalty and generosity so many friends and supporters have shown me over the years. Label or no label, it’s all about music reaching people and my songs hopefully becoming a part of your lives, your relationships and your memories.
I am still here because of YOUR support and kindness over the years so THANK YOU!
The NEW Album “TEN”!
This album reflects in particular my experiences over the last few years. I experienced a lot of brokenness and self doubt, but a lot of joy and hope. The highest of highs and lowest of lows.
2016 was a very emotional rollercoaster of a year for many people and I feel like music has the power to bring some healing and repair to the world that needs it so desperately in 2017. I hope that in sharing my stories of hope with you that you will find the strength and courage to keep fighting for the people you love and the dreams in your heart!
For those who support this campaign I want to involve you in this process from the studio. From recording, to mixing to album covers etc.. I would love to keep you posted and involved in a lot of the behind the scenes as special VIP to the creation of this album.
I will also be live streaming from the studio and want to show you new songs before anyone else hears them so I am excited kickstarter now has a live streaming platform!
The last album “Rise Above” was made possible by so many generous supporters through a Japanese crowdfunding campaign in 2014 and now in 2017 I am excited to create something even better with you this time around!
The money raised from this campaign will go to:
1. Studio time & hiring a producer and musicians
4. Pressing CDs (CD replication)
5. Album artwork
6. Reward merchandise & shipping
7. Kickstarter fees
(If I raise beyond the goal then..)
8. Excellent Music Videos!!
9. Much needed Promotion!
Here are some of the Rewards I have dreamed up for you!!
A personal Thank you photo from me!
FUN PACKS and ALBUM PACKS with Signed Postcards or CDs, Stickers, Picks and a little origami gift.
I'll sing a song of your choice or collab with you on a youtube video
Private House concerts!
A special reward For Executive Producers and Angel Donor
Kat's personal recording Microphone
I have set my goal at $15,000 because that is the bare minimum I'd need to record the songs to the quality that I am happy with. $15,000 is the initial goal but anything above will help to fund things like music videos and hiring a PR person so that these songs will reach more people.
I have set a minimum goal but the sky is the limit.
If $25,000 is reached then I can film some amazing music videos!
If $40,000 is raised then I can also hire a publicist so that the songs can reach more people.
If I can raise beyond, I can tour and make a lot of things happen that I wouldn't be able to do on my own.
Every dollar raised will go right back into making great music and videos and touring so that I can deliver these songs to you!
Thank you guys so much for your support!!!
You have no idea how much it means to me!
Risks and challenges
If I can reach my minimum goal then I know I can finish the new album!
Currently I am in the pre production stages
I plan to start recording some songs in February and be finished by the end of April if I can raise enough funds.
The artwork should be complete by the end of April so I have a few months to work on promotion.
The album should be pressed and ready for a Summer release.
If I can't reach this minimum goal then I won't be able to record a full album in 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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