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Vanessa KerstingBy Vanessa Kersting
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Vanessa KerstingBy Vanessa Kersting
First created
AU$ 3,956
pledged of AU$ 15,000pledged of AU$ 15,000 goal
31
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 25 2018 3:57 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi There,

Thanks for stopping by. 

I'm excited to tell you about this project I’m working on.

This year I’m heading back into the studio for my 6th recording. 

It's gonna be all brand new: new songs, new producer, new EP. But I can only do this with your support.

The new EP will be recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Jon King. 

The EP will be a mix of stripped back piano ballads and a new 'pop' sound. Building on the pop style in my last EP the new songs are sure to get your toes tapping in no time.

So what is the difference with these songs?

Music has an amazing way to get behind our defences. Music has a way to take us places, to soothe the wounded soul in a way that sometimes a conversation or talking cannot do.

These last 2 years have been a rollercoaster of life for me. 

Going through it I’ve notice that SO many of us struggle everyday, we struggle to breathe, to take that next step, to know that everything is going to be ok, to have hope.

I want my music and songs to be something that reminds people that in the midst of their mess, pain, brokenness that they are never alone; that there is hope and that they are loved so much more than they can imagine. It’s rough, it’s raw, it’s real… it’s life.

So breaking it down – what will the funds be used for:

My aim is to raise $15,000 to cover the costs of production, from studio time to mastering.

Production

Studio Time

Mixing

Mastering

If we reach our goal any extra funds will be used towards: 

Travel – flights will cost approximately $2000 to get from Adelaide, Australia to Nashville TN. 

Distribution – getting the EP out to you.

So I’d really love for you to be a part of this venture in helping remind people that there is hope and that they are loved more than they can imagine!

There are some great rewards on offer. Just one question remains.

Are you ready to jump on board?

Risks and challenges

Working with someone from another country can be tricky. We rely on technology for meetings, to develop tracks and communication. Not only that but we have to travel to be able to be in the same room for recording vocals. To get this done on time all of the above has to work smoothly. If for some reason there are glitches with technology or delays in flights we may have to push back the date of release however we are doing everything possible to make sure it all goes to plan.

Kickstarter is all or nothing, so not getting funding would make it a bit tougher to meet the deadline for releasing the EP this year.

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    Virtual High 5

    A big heartfelt thanks for being interested in this project.

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    An Oldie But A Goodie

    Receive a digital download code for any CD previously released by Vanessa.

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    Single Sounds

    Receive a digital download of one of the songs from the new CD once it's finished.

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    I Am A Supporter

    Receive a link for a digital download of the new CD as soon as it’s officially released.

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    Digital download of the new CD

    Be the first to hear the new album as a digital download – before it’s officially released.

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    Oh Look It's Signed

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    Two For One

    Receive a signed copy of the new CD

    PLUS your choice of a one of Vanessa’s previously released CDs

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    Before and After

    Receive an exclusive download code to the stripped back demo versions of all the songs on the album.

    PLUS a signed copy of the album

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    Scribbles and Corrections

    A cool journal filled with the original hand written lyrics. See how the songs have changed through the recording process.

    PLUS a download code to hear stripped back demo versions of the songs.

    PLUS a signed copy of the CD

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    Stay In Touch

    Get a personalized postcard from Vanessa from every country she visits in the next 12 months which will be the USA and Australia.

    PLUS a cool journal filled with the original hand written lyrics. See how the songs have changed through the recording process.

    PLUS a download code to hear stripped back demo versions of the songs.

    PLUS get a signed copy of the album.

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    The Home Movie Gig

    Pick 3 of your favourite songs, past or present and Vanessa will record these for you on a flip recorder. You will hear a personal thanks direct from Vanessa (delivered in her Aussie accent) plus you get to keep the flip recorder as part of the reward.

    PLUS a signed copy of the CD.

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    In The Process - Rough Mixes new CD

    Get a copy of some of the early rough mixes from the project. Hear how the songs have developed.

    PLUS you will get copies of any of Vanessa’s 5 previous albums you like.

    PLUS a signed copy of the new CD

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    Private Show

    Have Vanessa play a 60 minute private Skype or Facetime concert for you and any friends or family you want to invite over to watch. Vanessa will sit in front of the laptop and sing songs you request in advance (from a list provided prior to the concert of songs still in Vanessa’s current catalogue)

    PLUS Q&A session

    PLUS you will get a signed copy of the new CD.

    PLUS copies of early mixes from the project to see how the songs developed throughout the recording.

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    The Combo

    Private concert for you and your friends and family in your home (as many people as you want to invite) live (if I am touring close by) OR via Skype or Facetime

    PLUS Q&A session

    PLUS personalized song - Vanessa will write, produce and record a song based on your story and send it just to you.

    PLUS everything else (signed copy of the new cd, choice of any album from the back catalogue, early mixes of the songs and journal with lyrics to see how they developed through the recording process)

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Funding period

- (30 days)