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NikosKids' 3rd Funky Family Folk album. Titled "In This Moment", it will boast 12+ songs of listening pleasure for the entire family!
NikosKids' 3rd Funky Family Folk album. Titled "In This Moment", it will boast 12+ songs of listening pleasure for the entire family!
161 backers pledged $14,140 to help bring this project to life.

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MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE for YELLOW BANANA

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Yes, dear supporters, you read correctly, our official video for YELLOW BANANA (the undisputed hit single and next years very likely grammy favorite) is finished and uploaded for you and your children's viewing pleasure! Post comments if you dare :)

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9yLmCZn1aA

Also, a huge thank you to the entire crew who helped put this video together, we had so much fun and loved being part of a professional film shoot!

Enjoy, Nikolai

Nikolai / NikosKids www.nikoskids.com 917.379.1424

Our First Write-Up for "In This Moment"

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Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to let you know a few things!!

1. "In This Moment" has received its first write-up on MUTHA Magazine!! And that first picture you see is the actual album cover! Check it out, here's the link:

http://muthamagazine.com/2013/11/ask-a-mutha-kid-culture-picks/

2. I will be sending you all a survey through Kickstarter to get your mailing addresses so I can send the CDs/t-shirts off to you ASATA (As Soon As They Arrive :)

3. I've already been using a couple of the new songs during my music classes and they have gone over fabulously!!

Thanks,

Nikolai

"In This Moment" is off to the CD plant!!

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Dear Kickstarter contributors,

I am ecstatic to announce that I have uploaded all of the content to "In This Moment" to the CD manufacturers website, which means I will have actual CDs in hand by Thanksgiving!! AMAZING!

All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You all made this possible with your generous contributions and incredible support!

Below, if you please, I copied the message I just sent to all those who worked on this project, who contributed their talents and lent various other hands throughout the process. And because of your contributions these folks got paid! I commend you and thank you for letting living music (as my wife Pyeng likes to call it :) live another day!

Thank you again and I can't wait to get these songs into your hands,

Nikolai

Hey Everybody!

I just uploaded all of the content for "In This Moment" to the CD plant website, which means they will start production/manufacturing on it tomorrow, and I'll have copies in hand by Thanksgiving/Pleasetaking :)

THIS IS AMAZING!

I want to thank each and every one of you for your part in making this project happen! You were ALL so magnificent and professional and it makes me very happy to know you and be able to work with you!

Every step of the way has been lovely and delightful:

From taking band photos (Lane) to making the Kickstarter video (Rich) to engineering and co-producing (Derek) to offering your writing (hattie) to rocking on your various instruments (Evan drums, Dimitri bass, Tyler and Derek keys, Dimitri sax, Kevin trumpet, John guitar, Brandon ngoni, Luna Rakesh Tunde Matisse Alyssia Mieke Madelyn Zoe Pyeng vocals) to painting the perfect cover (Daphne) to making your home available to 9 kids and their chaperones (Sarah, and Derek) to being those chaperones (Sajato, Cindy, Sarah and Pyeng) to making your children available and powerful back-up vocalists (Nikon, Geeta, Kate, Saj, Derek, Sarah, Evan, Patty, Simone, Matisse and Alyssia's parents) to mixing and mastering (Tyler) to being my love :) and making late nights possible... (Pyeng, duh :)

We made this thing happen together and IT'S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL THING!! I am so proud of us and can't wait to deliver a copy of the finished product to you!!

Thanks again, you rock!!

Nikolai

THE FINAL STRETCH & PRESS

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So YEAH!! We are in the final stretch my friends!

All song parts have been recorded by Derek, the album artwork is being worked out by Daphne, Tyler Wood is going to start mixing tomorrow. Luna, Malou and I will create some silly interludes at the beginning of next week, and Brandon Terzic is going to add an Ngoni part to the "Mr Rooster on Broadway", the story by hattie gossett that will be gracing "In This Moment" as a bonus track (with an eye towards a future project!!)

It's getting close and closer!! I will have CD's in hand by the end of November!

SOOOOOOOO, please let me know if you have ANY connections to reviewers, blogs, journals, magazines, newspapers, online or in print that might be interested in giving us a little (or HUGE) write-up!!

Keep in mind, not only is it going to be a great album, but the funding came entirely from you, through a crowdsourcing funding method, so-to-speak trailblazing a new standard for the music industry...just sparking up some extra selling points...

And below here's a couple of pictures from Atlantic Antic street fair, where we played in front of The Moxie Spot last Sunday, a blast for us and everyone!!

Thanks,

Nikolai

NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic, 9/29/13
NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic, 9/29/13
NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic, 9/29/13
NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic, 9/29/13
NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic 9/29/13
NikosKids @ Atlantic Antic 9/29/13

Back-Up Vocals are done!

Yes! The Back-up vocals are done. We did them today! 

Amazing! We had an amazing day today, thanks to you and your children!! Rakesh, Tunde, Mieke, Maddie, Matisse, Alyssia, Naiyah and Luna rocked the day like seasoned studio professionals! They had great chemistry and sounded wonderful as a group, with enthusiasm and energy, I was truly and thoroughly impressed. And they came in knowing their parts, for which I thank you, dear parents, because I'm sure you had something to do with that, and it made it all that much easier!! So thank you!! Also, thank you to my wife and inspiration Pyeng for joining us, doing a fun and effective vocal warmup with the kids, and helping out in general with keeping little minds stimulated and little bodies busy! + lending her voice!! And Sarah, thank you for allowing us to run amok in creative chaos in your home, thank you for brownies, thank you for hanging in there with us! And THANK YOU Derek for engineering and being anal and relaxed at the same time :) I know you recorded some beautiful and genuine sounds today!! And Saj (Naiyah's dad) and Cindy Maddie's mom) thank you for providing some extra parental guidance and support, it went a loooong way today!!

Excuse the "flash-eyes" in the picture, it's the best one I got of everybody...

Thank you, Nikolai

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