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After 2 successful EP's, we are doing a full length album! Thrilling new music and fan-favorite covers! All with a lush soul/pop sound.
412 backers pledged $38,497 to help bring this project to life.

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HELP US REACH 40K!!!! Spread the word and continue to donate!!!

UPDATE: All those who have pledged for $20 and up, WILL receive the album prior to public release! 

Thanks to you, this album will be happening. $25,000 was the absolute minimum needed to make it possible. Every extra dollar raised will go towards production and promotion. If we raise enough, we'd like to release a music video prior to the album's release! THANK YOU!!!

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Hello, Kickstarter! 

My name is Matt Doyle. I am an actor/singer/songwriter known for starring in Broadway hits such as Spring Awakening, War Horse, and The Book of Mormon. Back in 2010, when I launched my first EP, Daylight, I never imagined my music would grow into what it has become today. 

After being approached to do a musical theater album, I decided to take a different route and create an EP of original music with a dear friend of mine, Will Van Dyke. We launched a Kickstarter campaign and nearly tripled our goal. Recorded in Nashville and New York City, Daylight broke the top 40 on the iTunes pop charts. Using the money we made off of that EP alone,  we were able to create our follow up, Constant, which has been even more successful in sales... Reaching number #22 on the charts!

Three years have passed since our last EP. I always knew I would create the full length album when the time felt right. This past spring I began writing avidly again, sending ideas to Will in the middle of the night, and making thrilling new connections in the music industry. I knew it was time. 

To create this album, we need the funds. That's where Kickstarter and you come back into the picture!

Over the past 5 years, I've learned the ropes of the music industry. I have a fantastic team of engineers, producers, and brilliant musicians that I can assemble whenever I want. We all want this to be the best product we've ever created. I'll soon be heading to Nashville for a slew of new collaborations with some of the best writers at Sony/ATV publishing, as well as collaborating with my long-time writing parter, Will Van Dyke. We want to return to a fuller, soul-inspired sound, that is produced with fully-orchestrated arrangements. The songs will be richly produced, vocally thrilling, and deeply personal, all while maintaining the tone our fans have grown to love. I couldn't be more excited to make this happen! Now is the time! 

Thank you making this album a reality! 

Photos courtesy of BroadwayStyleGuide.com

Risks and challenges

Time is always a risk for an actor. A project can come up at any minute that could delay the production of the album. But, rest assured, we will get this done. We managed to create our Christmas album in only 8 days while I was in rehearsal for the Off Broadway production of "Brooklynite." So by now we're really good at working on a tight budget and an even tighter schedule.

I know we have the resources to have this done by Spring 2016- at the very latest- though ideally we're aiming for a late fall 2015 release!

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    My sincere appreciation! You rock!

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    A digital download of the album the day of it's release. You will also receive a digital download via email of the album's first single the week before it's released!

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    A signed copy of the album sent to your door! You will also receive a digital download via email of the album's first single the week before it's released!

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    Signed album, digital download of single, AND a USB stick of behind-the-scenes bonus footage from the making of the album!

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    Signed album, digital download of single, USB of bonus footage, AND a signed poster of the album artwork!

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    All previous rewards and your name in the liner notes!

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    Your USB stick will ALSO include demos for this and past albums.

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    All previous rewards, plus a guaranteed ticket to my album release concert this winter! (No date set yet - transportation not included)

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    All previous rewards, AND signed copies of lyrics, sheet music, and charts used during our sessions.

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    All rewards from $200 level, AND a personal thank you video delivered straight to you email inbox.

    I will answer any questions you have, and sing a song of your choice. Makes an awesome gift! Surprise a friend!

    (Videos will be unlisted on YouTube, but not private. Send to your friends as well!)

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    Associate Producer credit in liner notes.

    You will also receive the $500 dollar rewards, including the personal video.

    AND you will receive an invite to the post release concert party. Come celebrate with me and my friends at a venue nearby!

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    All previous rewards plus a private concert for you and a few friends in a studio in midtown NYC!

    Travel not included.

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    Executive Producer Credit

    All $1,000 dollar rewards, plus I come to you! A small acoustic band and I will travel to you to host a concert for you and your friends in your own home. (100-mile radius limit from NYC. Can be negotiated)

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