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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 31 2013 10:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome to my kickstarter page! I hope you like the video I made for you.

  • Here's the transcript;

"Hi I'm Bonnie. I've had some really great opportunities open up for me in New York all around the same time. It would be great to take advantage of them and get some video footage while I'm there. The first venue is The Bowery Electric where I'll be joining the Maul Girls Reunion. I'll be performing early in the night with the songwriters and later in the evening with The Velvet Mafia. The next venue is Don't Tell Mama where I will showcase the jazz music that I have been recording with The Jack Miller Orchestra. The third venue that I will have the honor to perform at is Gallery MC in Hell's Kitchen. I'll be doing more experimental rhythm and mood.....

So...that's my story....thank you very much."

End of transcript


Listen to samples of the reward CD

Here's what I need help with;

Video production; $1000 camera operator, camera rental, post production and duplication. 

Fees and taxes; $400.00

Musicians and equipment rental; $600.00 ~this low overhead is made possible through an endorsement by Best Instrument Rental Services and minor support by the Sam Ash Music stores

The first venue

A gala reunion of the Maul Girls family, an eclectic melange of turn of the century downtown NY scene denizens. Music styles from jazz to folk to punk. This will be a night to come early and camp out to enjoy a kaleidoscope of artists and sounds in your Chunky Black Shoes! 

  • The Bowery Electric 
  • Sunday, August 11


The second venue;

A very special performance showcasing the r&b/jazz departure of my latest recordings produced by reggae/world veteran Jack Miller. The performance will feature original jazz selections along with some traditional reggae and standards specially arranged just for this event. Joining me is New York's favorite pianist, Ricky Ritzel and also Dr Steven Rosenhaus who's arrangement of Take Me Out To The Ball Game" was recently performed by the New York philharmonic in this past July Central Park concert with Mariah Carey.

  • Don't Tell Mama
  • Thursday, August 22
  • 7:00p-8:00p seating at 6:30 
  • 343 W 46th Street
  • New York, NY 10036, between 8th & 9th Avenues
  • Office: 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 PM daily)
  • http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/home
  • 15$ cover, cash bar only, Reservations can be made online


The third venue

This rarefied performance hosted by Milica Paranosic will be highlighting mood and rhythm with some bare rub-a-dub and will also involve pre recorded material of a more sophisticated nature and special guests TBA

  • Gallery MC
  • Saturday, August 24th
  • 549 west 52nd street 8th floor
  • (Between 10th and 11th)
  • $15 cover
  • http://www.gallerymc.org

The Story

In the past few years I have been invited on several occasions to return to New York to perform but have been unable to do so. This last invitation from my good friend, Dr Jeneve Brooks (singer for The Maul Girls), opened a flood gate of opportunities that I could not pass up. Thus, The Tiny Tour. Not only is this very exciting but these are all wonderful opportunities for showcasing and video documentation.

The promotions for the appearances have already commenced and the reservation lists are growing! To take full advantage, a bit of underwriting is necessary for things like; hiring musicians, instruments, video production, and more. 

Video footage for the DVD will be taken between the dates of August 8 through the 25th by New York's premier cabaret videographer Jim Vern. I will also have the assistance of IATSE Local One Associates. The DVD will contain the live performances and candid moments of the the tour in an abstract documentary style. The video post production will be finished by the end of September 2013 and the DVDs will be ready for mailing in October of 2013.

Expenses that are already covered ;

  • Promotion; post cards, website, facebook, reverbnation, eventful, press releases. 
  • food
  • wardrobe
  • airfare
  • lodging
  • ground transportation.

Any funds exceeding the $2000.00 will be allocated to promotion of the DVD and to expedite and upgrade video production.

Risks and challenges

All of my risks will be acts of god, equipment failure, and people. I say this with a little jest but for the most part, it's my bottom line. I will have challenges of weather, traffic, equipment and human behavior. Since I cannot sleep, eat, rehearse, rent gear and perform in one building, weather and traffic can be a liability. I will be providing "one to one" ratios of time contingency on all travel plans. Traffic can suddenly gridlock, trains pause indeterminably, etc, so it is a cumbersome ratio but very necessary in New York. With regards to anthro-liabilities, my plan is to chose wisely, be fair and then roll with the punches. Having been a performer all of my life and having worked in New York for 20 years, I am equipped to handle all of these challenges. In addition I have been a band leader, music director and head of production on many different projects. So barring hurricanes, fires, gridlock, and death this should be a highly successful adventure.

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    Free download of Bonnie Bowers The Best Of All Possible Worlds.
    Plus exclusive access to progress videos during the tour and in post production.

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    Free admission to The Bowery Electric and free admission to Don't Tell Mama OR Gallery MC, A DVD with excerpts of the performances and production plus a CD of Bonnie Bowers The Best Of All Possible Worlds mailed to you.
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    Free admission to The Bowery Electric and free admission to Don't Tell Mama AND Gallery MC, A DVD with excerpts of the performances and production plus a CD of Bonnie Bowers The Best Of All Possible Worlds mailed to you.
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    Credit as executive producer for the DVD and major sponsor of the the tiny tour. Free admission to The Bowery Electric and free admission to Don't Tell Mama AND Gallery MC, A DVD with excerpts of the performances and production plus a CD of Bonnie Bowers The Best Of All Possible Worlds mailed to you.
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