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115 backers pledged $11,615 to help bring this project to life.

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Hayden Everett's Debut EP!

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Hayden Everett's Debut EP

Hi Folks! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your support/consideration seriously means more than you know.

The Beginning

Lemme start with a lil story - the tale of my first significant injury. When I was two years old, I would crawl up on the piano bench after my older brother's piano lessons and I'd noodle around on the keys, trying to figure out what he'd been playing. Baby Hayden couldn't get enough of the ivories. One day however, I stacked a little seat on top of the bench so that my tiny T Rex arms could reach the keys better. That's where things went awry. I tipped back and cracked my head open on a wooden rocking horse - twas a bit of a day ruiner. That incident couldn't slow down my 2 year old self's massive ambitions, here I am today even more on fire about the power of music.

Now

Now, I am a sophomore at UCLA studying jazz piano performance. The last year and a half, I have been writing songs that wrestle with doubt, recognize glory, express joy and confusion, and tell stories. I am proud of what I have created, and believe strongly that waiting to release them into the world would be foolish.

I have the incredible chance to work with my dream producer, Jeremy McDonald, who’s done work for artists like Kevin Garrett and the Queen B herself!

The Future

For me to be able to create a professional product, I need your help! I truly believe that the songs I have written will be of use to you - in discovering new joy, asking questions, and sharing in an awe of creation. Because of this, I am personally investing all of my own savings and hard earned money into this project. 

Between production, mixing, mastering, distribution, and promotion, music is super expensive to make! My dream can't come to life without your involvement, and so I humbly invite you to be a HUGE part of making this project happen. 

As you can see on the side of this page, I've come up with what I think are some hip gifts for contributing financially to my endeavors.

Thank you so so much for your support!

With love,

Hayden

Risks and challenges

Total Project Cost Breakdown:
Production - $6,500
Mixing - $3000
Mastering - $800
Promotion - $2000 +
Kickstarter cut - about $900
Merch production = $800
= $14,000

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    Early EP Digital Download

    Toss me a couple bucks, and I'll send you a download code for the project 2 weeks before it's released!

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    Signed, Handmade Album

    Since I won't be selling physical copies of the EP, you can get a handmade, autographed CD. Hey, if it looks dumb, then you can use it to make fun of me sometime in the future!

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    Comfy Shirt!

    I'll design a Hayden Everett t shirt for you to sport! You're about to be cozy as heck and look better than you ever thought possible.

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    Cover Song + Merch Bundle

    Send me your current jam and I'll do my best at covering it in my own style. I can record an acoustic video and send it straight to your phone so that you'll have the only copy of it for eternity.

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    Dinner w/ Hayden + All Access Pass

    I'll take you out to dinner before one of my shows! Aaaaand you get free access to all of my shows for a whole year. I'll also toss in the shirt, digital download, and signed CD.

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    Acoustic House Show

    This level of financial support will grant you a personal concert in your home (or wherever you want). You bring some friends and I'll sing some tunes for ya!

    ** If outside CA, travel expenses will increase the price a lil bit

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    Full Band House Show

    I'll bring some killer musicians for a personal all out show. I bring the beats, you bring the peeps.

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    Shave your name into my head

    If you donate this much, you can literally shave your name into my head and do whatever you want to my hair. I'll even give you a personal concert as you create your masterpiece. Have at it, my head is your canvas.

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