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To Celebrate Ten years since releasing my first CD in 2007, I will be recording songs of healing & hope for my 4th full album!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the 235 people who have joined with me in making my "TEN" year anniversary album!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the 235 people who have joined with me in making my "TEN" year anniversary album!!!
235 backers pledged $22,221 to help bring this project to life.

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"TEN" Year Anniversary Album! Songs of hope, truth and love.

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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!  

The path to healing and freedom is to let go!
The path to healing and freedom is to let go!

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

2. Mixing

3. Mastering

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!

A Personal Thank You Message from Kat
A Personal Thank You Message from Kat

FUN PACKS and ALBUM PACKS with Signed Postcards or CDs, Stickers, Picks and a little origami gift. 

Examples of fun packs and album packs I shipped from my "Rise Above" album campaign!
Examples of fun packs and album packs I shipped from my "Rise Above" album campaign!

 

I'll hand paint a creation for you. (Like one of these)
I'll hand paint a creation for you. (Like one of these)

 

"TEN" Discography bundle with handwritten lyrics on canvas!
"TEN" Discography bundle with handwritten lyrics on canvas!

Studio time!

Come visit the studio while we record!
Come visit the studio while we record!

Collabs!!

I'll sing a song of your choice or collab with you on a youtube video

 

 Private House concerts!

A Private Acoustic house concert for you and your friends!
A Private Acoustic house concert for you and your friends!

A special reward For Executive Producers and Angel Donor

A Commemorative Album Plaque engraved with YOUR name. (For Executive Producers and Angel Donors.)
A Commemorative Album Plaque engraved with YOUR name. (For Executive Producers and Angel Donors.)

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!

Kat

Risks and challenges

If I can reach my minimum goal then I know I can finish the new album!

Completion Timeline:
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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A download of the first single!

    Any amount is GREATLY appreciated and you will be sent a download of the first single from the album "TEN" PLUS you will get exclusive updates on the album through the kickstarter feed!

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    Early Acces - Album download

    Download of the album "Ten" sent to you before the release date.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Album download + Fun pack!

    Not only do you receive the download of the album "Ten" before everyone else but you also receive a collection of postcards, picks and stickers!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Signed postcard!
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    CD Fun Pack!

    Kat will personally sign your copy of the album "Ten" and along with the Fun pack!

    Includes:
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Happy Birthday Message

    Kat will sing you or your loved one Happy Birthday in a 30 second voice message or video.

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Signed postcard!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Name credit on the album
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Kat's Artwork Package

    Kat will send you a painting or glass bottle pickstrap made by Kat herself.

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • One of Kat's Beach Artwork or Handmade Crafts
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Handwritten lyrics on Canvas

    Kat's handwritten lyrics on Canvas.
    You pick the song and colour!

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • An extra copy of the new album to give away!
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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Kat's "TEN" Discography Bundle Pack

    Perfect for those who don't have my albums. I will send you my last 3 physical albums plus the new album "TEN" AND a digital download of my whole catalog.

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Signed copies of You and me, Hope in you and Rise Above
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • An extra copy of the new album to give away!
    • A digital download of my whole discography
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    Skype session

    45 minute skype session with Kat. She can teach you guitar, Japanese, songwriting, singing.. or just chat. :-)

    Includes:
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
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    Join me in the studio in LA!!

    Join me for 2 hours in the studio as we record and work on one of the new songs for "TEN" We might even have you feature on the song playing percussion or hand claps or singing! *If you can't join us in LA you can join us through skype*

    Includes:
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
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    Collaborate on a video

    You pick a song and I'll sing it for you, or we can sing / perform together! We can either sit down for an afternoon in LA or collaborate online.

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
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    Private Acoustic Concert

    Kat will do an acoustic concert for you and your friends at your house or party.
    (Up to 90 minutes of live music.) *Anywhere two hours drive outside of LA, transportation and accomodation costs will need to be provided.*

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Name credit on the album
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
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    Executive Producer Credit!

    Wow!!! You are amazing!!!
    Thank you for your generosity!
    You will be credited as Executive producer and receive a plaque with the new album and your name to hang on the wall!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • 10 Extra copies of the album "TEN" for you to give away.
    • Executive Producer credit on the album
    • A personalised Plaque of the album with your name engraved!
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • One of Kat's Beach Artwork or Handmade Crafts
    • Skype chat from the studio where I show you a song in progress
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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Signed Recording Microphone

    Kat's personal recording microphone (Sterling ST69) signed, sealed and delivered to you!
    Plus Executive Producer credit and personalized album plaque!

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Name credit on the album
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • Signed copies of You and me, Hope in you and Rise Above
    • Signed postcard!
    • A personalised Plaque of the album with your name engraved!
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • Executive Producer credit on the album
    • One of Kat's Beach Artwork or Handmade Crafts
    • Skype chat from the studio where I show you a song in progress
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    Kat will write and record a song

    WHAAAAT?! Are you really that generous?!
    Thank you SO MUCH!
    Kat will write a song with you or for you and have it professionally recorded AND you will get an Angel Donor Credit on the album!

    Includes:
    • A Personal Digital Thank you photo from Kat!
    • A variety of original postcards, picks, stickers & origami!
    • Early access download of the album "TEN"
    • Exclusive invitation to my "Ten" album facebook group
    • Signed Physical CD of the album "TEN"
    • 10 Extra copies of the album "TEN" for you to give away.
    • Angel Donor Credit on the album
    • Handwritten Lyrics of your choice on Canvas
    • A Happy Birthday Message from Kat delivered on your Birthday!
    • A personalised Plaque of the album with your name engraved!
    • One of Kat's Beach Artwork or Handmade Crafts
    • Skype chat from the studio where I show you a song in progress
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