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After six years singing together, The Voices of Virtue are recording their first two albums!
After six years singing together, The Voices of Virtue are recording their first two albums!
47 backers pledged $2,805 to help bring this project to life.

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The Voices of Virtue are:

Lady Prudence Piper, Court Composer to the Queen (Cathryn Lyons) vocals, harp, whistle, ukulele
Lilly Bragg (formerly Esperanza de la Noche), Village Protest Singer (Rykie Belles) vocals, guitar, kazoo, general complaining

We're an unlikely pair, it's true, and yet when we get together, something pretty magical happens. Over the past six years we've performed at renaissance festivals, private events, and schools across the Southeast, delighting audiences as well as ourselves. We've made strong men cry, worldly women blush, grumpy children laugh, and unhappy babies fall into a gentle nap. Yet somehow, despite repeated requests, we've never got around to recording an album. That changes today!

Cannot believe it's taken us this long!
Cannot believe it's taken us this long!

Since we're feeling ambitious, we're recording TWO albums: 

  • Voices of Virtue: songs of morality like "The Lusty Young Smith," "The Month of Maying," and "The Scotsman"
  • Presents!: featuring all our Christmas favorites
Praying for success, guidance, or cookies
Praying for success, guidance, or cookies

We are primarily a vocal duo, with some instrumentation. Expect tight harmonies as soaring soprano and sweet mezzo entwine, and look for special guest vocalists as well!

What We're Paying For: 

  • Recording, mixing, & editing for both albums by the amazing Dolph Amick!
  • Album photography by the spectacular Raven Shutley of You Are Raven!
  • Graphic design by the phenomenal VC Brannen!
  • Printing CDs
  • Reward costs, Kickstarter fees, shipping, etc.

Recording lets us expand our reach and increases our income, which lets us focus on making music rather than scrambling to make ends meet, and THAT lets us create more and better music, which leads to more reach, which leads to more music...this is a huge step for us!

Introducing Lilly Bragg, Village Protest Singer
Introducing Lilly Bragg, Village Protest Singer

How We're Feeling: 

SO EXCITED!
SO EXCITED!

 

Risks and challenges

By far the biggest challenge is location and timing! Lady Prudence is currently in Dallas, TX, and Lilly is holding down the fort back in Atlanta. We will have about four weeks in the same city to nail down arrangements, rehearse, record and mix 30 songs, plus get all the rewards set up. We've been busily doing all our separate work, and hearkening back to our teenage years by talking on the phone to hash out details when texting just isn't fast enough.

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    Unending Gratitude

    A hand-written thank you on an autographed image from our professional photo shoot, plus your choice of limited-edition Voices of Virtue temporary tattoos OR smooth, amazing lip balm with the Voices of Virtue logo

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    Digital Downloads are the Future

    A hand-written thank you on an autographed image from our photo shoot, plus a digital download for the album of your choice.

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    • Digital download - either album
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    Get the Music In You

    A physical copy of one album of your choice, hand-written thank you on an autographed image, plus a set of limited edition Voices of Virtue temporary tattoos OR smooth, amazing lip balm with the Voices of Virtue logo.

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    • Physical CD - either album
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    Double Trouble - Digital

    Digital downloads of both albums, hand-written thank you on an autographed image, plus temporary tattoos OR lip balm

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    Double Trouble - Physical

    THIS IS IT! A physical copy of both albums, plus two lip balms AND two sets of temporary tattoos!

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    Tote-ally Perfect Reward

    A physical copy of both albums, PLUS a hand-written thank you on an autographed image, lip balm, a set of temporary tattoos, and a handmade, full-size tote bag to carry all your swag!

    Includes:
    • Autographed thank you photo
    • Physical CDs - both albums!
    • Handmade tote bag
    • Temporary tattoos AND lip balm
    • This amazing pun!
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    Ménage à Quatre

    Two physical copies of each album (4 CDs total), plus 4 lip balms and 4 sets of temporary tattoos, because three is a crowd, but four is a party.

    (Disclaimer: this reward does not include any actual ménage, nor do the Voices of Virtue accept any responsibility for backers' inability to find ménage of their own.)

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    Singing Telegram (Electronic)

    An electronic singing telegram in costume! We will deliver an electronic singing telegram of the song of your choice to the recipient of your choice! This video can include a short personal message (perhaps "Happy birthday," "I love you," or "I'm sorry about the thing with the carrots"). Both you and your recipient will receive a link to a private Youtube video. Plus, you'll receive a digital download of each album.

    Please contact us to discuss song choice. We reserve the right to veto messages or songs we deem inappropriate. Please don't ask us to sing to someone who holds or has in the past held a restraining order against you.

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    Singing Telegram (In Person)

    A Singing Telegram delivered in person! We will appear in costume and sing the song of your choice to the recipient of your choice, who will also receive a physical copy of both albums, a set of temporary tattoos, a Voices of Virtue lip balm, and a very glittery hug (if willing).

    Please contact us to discuss arrangements, song choice, and recipient prior to selecting this reward. Reward delivery timeline dependent on travel schedule. Deliveries more than 30 miles from the Georgia, Scarborough, or Carolina Renaissance Festivals will incur an additional travel fee. We reserve the right to veto messages or songs we deem inappropriate. Please don't ask us to sing to someone who holds or has in the past held a restraining order against you.

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    • Singing Telegram - in person!
    • Physical CDs - both albums!
    • Temporary tattoos AND lip balm
    • A very glittery hug
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    Ye Olde House Partie!

    A one-hour house concert by the Voices of Virtue!

    Whether a birthday party, holiday party, or just a celebration of Monday, will entertain the mess out of your guests, Plus a digital singing telegram (perhaps as your invitation?), four copies of each CD, a handmade bag for you, lip balm and temporary tattoos for you and up to 25 guests, and very glittery hugs for everyone who wants one!

    Reward delivery dependent on travel schedule. Please contact us to confirm dates before selecting this reward. Performances more than 30 miles from the Georgia, Scarborough, or Carolina Renaissance Festivals will incur an additional travel fee.

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    • 26× A very glittery hug
    • Physical CDs - both albums!
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Funding period

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