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I'm finally putting together my first EP! I have a slew of fantastic original songs and covers to record. You can help me make this happen!

New goal!

$20,000!

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!!

So grateful,

Matt

$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!

Matt



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Hello KickStarter!

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!

For more information on me you can follow me on Twitter, read my Blog, or watch a bunch of videos of me on YouTube

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    My sincere appreciation.

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    A free digital download of the full album on the day the album is released

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    A signed copy of the “Extended Play” CD sent to your door

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    A signed CD along with a fancy t-shirt with the awesome “Play” image on the front

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    A signed copy of the album with a personal thank you note, a fancy t-shirt and a bonus DVD of never-before-seen footage of both my Feinstein’s show and the making of the album

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    All rewards from the $75 level along with a signed poster with artwork from the album

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    All rewards from the $100 level and your name in the liner notes. This version of the EP will also come with demos and clips I would otherwise never release! Demos for “Bare,” videos from youth, and even recordings from my teen years like “A Change is Gonna Come” at 15.

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    All non-Limited rewards plus a guaranteed ticket to my soon-to-be-planned CD release show/party

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    All non-Limited rewards, a guaranteed ticket to my release show, plus original lyric sheets straight from my personal notebook and copies of the original/personal sheet music used for the recording sessions - liner notes and all, signed by me.

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    All non-Limited rewards, a guaranteed ticket to my release show, plus all expense paid dinner with me, my producer Katie Riegel, and fellow Spring Awakening cast member Blake Daniel. (Transportation to Manhattan not included.)

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    All non-Limited rewards, a guaranteed ticket to my release show, an Associate Producer credit in the CD, plus a Spring Awakening cast jacket. These are extremely rare and made specifically and only for the original Spring Awakening cast members. (Both jackets are a size small because I am wee.)

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    All non-Limited rewards, a guaranteed ticket to my release show, an Associate Producer credit plus a private studio concert in New York with me, a piano and a few of my favorite tunes.

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    All non-Limited rewards, a VIP ticket to my release show, an Executive Producer credit on the CD and I come to you. I will get a couple friends and perform a private concert of “Extended Play”, some duets, and any requests you may have for you and all of your friends. (100 mile radius limit.)

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