The Curtis Mayflower has been busy the last 9 months putting the finishing touches on its debut album. We need your help to bring it out into the world for all to hear. Here is a little back story about the album, where we need to go, and how you can help.
In February The Curtis Mayflower (Pete Aleksi - guitar, Duncan Arsenault - drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis - bass, Brooks Milgate - keys, Craig Rawding - vocals) traveled to Lamoine, Maine with engineer Dave Westner and set up shop in an old farmhouse. With 12 channels of analog gear and some nice mics, 11 songs were recorded live in a room. One take each. The result is a batch of songs that capture a moment of sincerity in great Rock and Roll songwriting.
As explained in the pledge video, we set out to make a record. We spent the money and have done the hard work of recording, mixing and mastering. Now we want to present that record to our fans and share it with a wide range of potential newcomers and industry professionals. Reaching a goal of $5000 will enable us to do the following:
CD and Vinyl costs are expensive, even when we can cut costs with design and layout by doing it ourselves. We plan on doing a run of (250) 150g Vinyl records and (300) Digipak CD’s, all with proper artwork for our Kickstarter friends & fans, online and at live shows.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, hats, and sticker sales will fill a gas tank to the next gig and help keep morale up. More importantly, it will help us connect with our fans, promote and keep interest alive in our music.
We realize that there are many causes out there worthy of your attention and hard earned money. There are many tiers of rewards listed and we hope that you find one suitable and comfortable for your situation. We are a very resourceful bunch, who have pooled together as much as we can to make this record a reality, but unfortunately we have exhausted our funds. These days “crowd-sourced funding” is a great way to help musicians, artists, inventors and social causes. While being involved at the ground level, you can help take these inspiring products and messages into a more public arena. The Curtis Mayflower is proud to endorse Kickstarter and its supporters to help us reach our goal. We are forever grateful for anything you can muster to help us reach that goal and hope to meet you in person to express our most sincere gratitude. Thank You for your time and have a wonderful day!
Risks and challenges
As with any record or product, acceptance and appreciation are the biggest risk any artist faces. Collectively we all have a wealth of experience in releasing records and have a decent understanding as to how the usual roadblocks that prevent a release from reaching its full potential can occur. We intend to work as hard as possible to follow thru with our pledge rewards and continue to make as much new original music with the talent and resources we have together. Whether it be distribution, marketing or the actual manufacturing itself, we will strive to complete this record and its release in the manner we set out to record it. Setbacks and challenges will only make us work harder.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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