Before you read our story, we suggest you take a LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC. So head on over to GetCuriouser.com and take a taste.
And here's a video of a demo track that we're considering for the album:
David and I started playing music together back in high school and never did anything organized with our talents.
Now, years later we'd like to have a full-fledged and properly organized band. So now, with our powers combined, we are Curiouser and we are finally driven to use our talents to their full extent,
We want to share our music with people and have Something Special to send them home with after we play live. This Kickstarter campaign will give us the financial means to create an album, aka that "Something Special."
With the help of our sound engineer, Chris Nolan, we are going to record a 5-track EP (which will very likely contain a hidden 6th track #spoileralert). The idea is to fully flesh out these songs with layers of guitar and vocal harmonies, bass and drums as well as possible sprinklings of violin, saxophone, and cello. And of course we want to be able to afford quality musicians to appear on the record.
Once complete, we'd like to offer not only have digital downloads, but actual CDs! And what's a band without fun merch? We will also be developing buttons to give out with our cd's and you'll be the first to get one when you donate!
PERKS FOR PATRONS
Along the way, we'd like to provide you, our patrons, with video updates on the recording process and well some exclusive content such as remixes and demos of songs that won't make it to the album.
Both David and I are very excited about these songs and about spending many hours, week in and week out, to create an album that we can be proud to share with our friends and fans and with You of course :)
Where Is All The Money Going?
Recording and Mastering - $750 (possibly more)
Video Production - $200
Registering Album for distribution - $50
CD Printing - $400
Download Cards - $50
Kickstarter prizes, materials and shipping - est. $170
Estimated Total Cost - $1620
The above costs are the bare minimum of an estimate. Obviously we'd like to raise as much money possible to cover possible expenses that we may have under budgeted and so we can expand the above list to include Curiouser t-shirts, music video production costs and more!
Risks and challenges
With any creative project there is always a risk of delays: Rerecording, scrapping one version of a song for another, scheduling conflicts with collaborators, artistic disagreements. While all of these are possible, we hope to create an environment around this project that cultivates a positive attitude and a drive to meet goals without sacrificing inspiration.
A real challenge will be finding a drummer who will play live gigs with us and/or become a permanent member of the band. It will be easy enough to get drums recorded for the album but our goal is to share our music via live performance and have this album serve as a supportive material rather than the main course.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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