This past week has been incredible. Not only have I been completely overwhelmed with the amount of support that I continue to receive, but the project has also evolved into something even more exciting.
The campaign has caught the attention of several industry folks, including composer/producer, Deborah Lurie. Deborah produced the studio recording of 'Bare,' and has also arranged for artists like Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.
When this campaign was started, $8,500 was the bare minimum we needed to get the project off the ground and into the studio. We have discussed at length what we can potentially do with this music and are now hoping to raise at least $20,000. This will cover the cost of musicians, recording, mixing, and mastering.
I have been so grateful for the unbelievable amount of support I have received so far. We want to make sure that we deliver the most kick ass EP possible. I cannot thank everyone enough. With 23 days left in the campaign, I know we can raise the funds to put together something really special and very unexpected.
Keep spreading the word!!
$15,000 Q and A video!
As we make our way to the $15,000 mark, I wanted to give fans and supporters a chance to ask me any of the questions they may have. These questions could be in regards to the EP, or ain regards to any other projects I've done. They could even be as simple as 'who's your favorite band?'
If you pledge, post a question for me in the comments section! As soon as we reach $15,000, I will post a video answering them all! The video will be exclusive to backers in a 'backers only' update. You will receive an email letting you know that the video is up.
Looking forward to hearing from you all!
I'm Matt Doyle. I'm a 23 year old Singer/Actor who is best known for his work in Spring Awakening and Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway. I also played Peter on the Studio recording of Bare, and have appeared numerous times on the CW's Gossip Girl.
I have always wanted to record an EP and the time is finally right!
We are calling this EP exactly what it stands for, "Extended Play." I have written a slew of original songs and have numerous covers that I am dying to record and release. Since making an album costs A LOT of money, I'm in need of a little help to put this all together.
Inspired by my musical heroes, the EP will be an irresistible mix of Soul and Pop. I'm working with some of the best writers, mixers, arrangers, and musicians in New York City to make this all come together perfectly. The goal is $8,500, which may sound crazy, but every cent of the money that is pledged here will go towards making these tracks receive the production and care that they deserve.
People always ask me if I'm ever going to make an album. The answer is finally YES! I cannot wait to get these songs out of my head, off the page, and into your iPods. If we reach our goal, we will start production immediately and make that happen!
- (30 days)