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Members of Melophobix (from left to right): Adam (Keys/Vox), Nate (Sax), Scotty (Drums), Geoff (Trumpet/Vox), Stefan (Guitar/Vox), Zack (Guitar/Vox), Matt (Bass)
Members of Melophobix (from left to right): Adam (Keys/Vox), Nate (Sax), Scotty (Drums), Geoff (Trumpet/Vox), Stefan (Guitar/Vox), Zack (Guitar/Vox), Matt (Bass)

Melophobix is raising funds in order to release our first full-length album and promote our music to a world of listeners.

Goals:  

$8,000 - This initial goal will cover most of our recording costs, including the mixing and mastering of the album.  

$10,000 - This secondary goal would also cover the costs of distributing the album.

$12,500 - This extended goal would also allow us to do additional marketing for the album, including music videos, press packs for radio distribution, and additional hype for the release party.

Melophobix Live on Stage at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
Melophobix Live on Stage at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI

Firstly, we would like to extend a tremendous amount of love and gratitude to our family, friends, and fans for believing in us.  We have dedicated countless hours of preparation towards this album, so without your support, we could not possess the motivation, drive, and willpower needed to constantly push on.  The album's release will be the single largest endeavor we have ever undertaken as a collective, and we are literally putting everything we have into the project, knowing that it may very well be an opportunity for us to make a splash in national waters and truly achieve something magical.

Zack and Stefan on Guitars, with Matt holding down the bass in the background
Zack and Stefan on Guitars, with Matt holding down the bass in the background

Secondly, we are releasing this album completely independent; without management or booking agents, without publishers, promoters, and (especially) without labels.  Melophobix is 100% Cage-Free.  We want our songs to not only remain ours, we also want to provide you with musical creations and compositions that have stemmed from our own minds, souls, and fingertips.  Of course, there are significant costs involved with doing something of this magnitude and that is where we need the most assistance.  

Adam and Ivory
Adam and Ivory

Thirdly, we have chosen to work with some of the most talented and reputable individuals in our networks and musical community.  Michigan is not only where Melophobix was born, but it also provides us with the vivid landscapes and beautiful communities which we call home.  We have therefore sought out the finest in these lands to help us create something truly unique.

Scotty Sparkling in MELO Gold
Scotty Sparkling in MELO Gold

Lastly, whatever amount you pledge will go directly towards the costs associated with working with these highly qualified individuals.  We have spent over a year preparing for this album, and we truly believe we will achieve the best results, at the highest quality, by working with our hand-picked list of talented engineers to enhance our creative process.  This album will hopefully be the foundation on which we build the Melophobix legacy.  

The Hansen Brothers on the Horns
The Hansen Brothers on the Horns

Thank you so much for your love and support. You are the wind beneath our wings. Stay MELO <3

For the love of music.
For the love of music.

Press on the band, courtesy of Local Spins - Melophobix goes 'cage-free' 

Zack and Stefan sit down with Walk The Beat in October of 2016 and talk about Melophobix, the band's formation, in promotion of the band's first EP launch.  The band went onto win 'Best Band of 2017' the year following this interview, resulting in receiving some much needed Studio Time from Third Coast Recording Company

 Thank you so much for your love and support.  You are the wind beneath our wings.

Stay MELO 

<3

Risks and challenges

There is always the possibility that music will one day be outlawed, and we will be forced to rise up in melodic rebellion to fight back those who oppress rhythm and harmony.

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    For the Love of Music <3

    Anything helps! By throwing us a bone (both figuratively and literally), you will help support our love for music and the arts. In return, you will receive our eternal gratitude in addition to a life-time supply of high-fives and hugs whenever our paths cross!

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    Digital Download

    Get our album on digital release via download link. Email address required.

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    Exclusive Pre-Release

    Receive the digital release before anyone else and be one of the first to experience something truly unique! No, you will not be contractually bound to secrecy, music is better when shared with the company of friends and strangers alike.

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    MELO V.I.P. Pack

    Receive a Melophobix T-Shirt, album hardcopy, and the exclusive early-bird digital release.

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    MELOPHELLOW's Bundle

    Get all of the MELO swag we are releasing with our album. Merch Package includes:

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    Writing on the Wall

    Receive a lyric sheet from one of the album's tracks, personally handwritten and signed by Stefan.

    Pledger may contact the band and request a specific song if desired.

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    Signed Drum Head

    Receive a drum head signed and personalized by the band.

    Perfect for drummers past, present, and future. Hang on your wall or use as a dinner plate**.

    **not actually recommending you use a drum head as a dinner plate.

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    Piano or Bass Lesson!

    Get Music Lessons from a band member! This also makes a great gift for a family member or relative! Lessons can be done either in Person, or via Skype if recipient is not in the West Michigan Area. Package includes (2) 30 min lessons. Musical instruments should be provided by the student. Lesson Schedule and Plan to be determined based on availability and knowledge level of student.

    Piano / Bass Lessons - Adam
    Songwriting / Guitar Lessons - Stefan
    Saxophone Lessons - Nate
    Trumpet / Vocal Lessons - Geoff

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    Saxophone Lessons - Nate
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    Saxophone Lesson!

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    Saxophone Lessons - Nate
    Trumpet / Vocal Lessons - Geoff

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    Saxophone Lessons - Nate
    Trumpet / Vocal Lessons - Geoff

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    Dinner! by Zack

    Zack, aside from his guitar playing and singing, is also well versed in the kitchen, boasting a degree in Culinary Arts and having traveled the country working in restaurants.

    Great for couples or a date night, this package includes a delicious hands-on cooking experience in your own Kitchen, arranged and prepared by Zack himself. He will of course cater to your likes and dislikes, as well as food allergies. This reward includes the cost of supplies, only cookware and utensils will be required.

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    Signed MELOCASTER Electric Guitar

    Get a brand new MELOCASTER electric guitar signed by the members of Melophobix. Hang it on your wall, or play it at your next gig or recital. This slick axe will be garnished with our love and inspiration so that anyone who plays it will easily be able to channel their inner MELO.

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    Private Concert!

    Melophobix will come to your house or event and play a private party for you and your guests! We can provide everything needed for an excellent musical performance. Reward includes (2) - 60 min sets of music.

    Date TBD based on band's tour availability

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    Get Your Own Song / Anthem

    Members of Melophobix will write and perform YOUR personal song. Written entirely about you and your life experiences, provided to us via questionairre, this will be__(Insert Your Name Here)__'s personal anthem to awesomeness, written and performed by your's truly.

    The track will be recorded and performed live on video, and dedicated in your honor! Signed Lyrics and Merch Package is also included with the package.

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    Executive Producer Album Credit

    This unique reward gets your name in the credits as an honorable Executive Producer. Share your passion for the project by helping produce the album!

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