Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Detroit Voice is a high school a cappella vocal band that performs Detroit-inspired music from throughout the decades.
66 backers pledged $6,100 to help bring this project to life.

About

Help Detroit Voice record their first a cappella album! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$6,100

66

Detroit Voice is a high school a cappella vocal group from Clarkston High School in Michigan and was created as a celebration of Detroit-inspired music from throughout the decades.  From Aretha Franklin and Bob Seger to Kid Rock and Eminem, Detroit has fostered creativity and provided music for a nation.  In the strong tradition of Motown’s Doo Wop and vocal-heavy sound, Detroit Voice uses only the human voice to recreate the Detroit sound with 8 mixed voices and 1 vocal percussionist/beatboxer.

These performers have been leads in musicals, involved in school choirs, and regularly perform in competitions such as the International Championship of High School A Cappella www.varsityvocals.com where they appeared as a finalist in New York City in 2010 and have received awards for best soloist (2010) and best vocal arrangement (2011).  Their director, Brian Haverkate, has been a reviewer for the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) www.rarb.org and helped create two successful collegiate a cappella groups, Michigan State University's Accafellas www.msuaccafellas.com and Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee www.allnightyahtzee.com

These high school vocalists hope to become a staple in the Metro-Detroit area and beyond.  Their first major project is the creation of their debut album entitled, “Detroit Voice- Sounds Like Home”.  The group hopes to include hits like The Supremes “Can’t Hurry Love” (#1 in 1966), Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” (#1 in 1968 and one of the top 500 songs of all time), The Jackson Five’s “I’ll Be There” (#1 in 1970), Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky”, and The Temptations “Just My Imagination” (#1 in 1971), among others from current artists such as Boyz II Men and Kid Rock. 

By becoming a backer you'll help us to:
*Record and edit our songs with the help of a specialized a cappella recording engineer.

*Have our recordings mixed and mastered by some of the top a cappella producers in the country.

*Purchase the mechanical licensing rights from each original Detroit artist so that we can legally sell our CD.

*Pay for the artwork, duplication, and packaging of the CDs.

*Anything over our $6,000 goal will help to purchase sound equipment (sound board, mics, cables, speakers, etc.) so we can further develop our live performance and inspire future albums.  As a small vocal group it's important to have a sound system you know and trust to replicate the same performance each time.  We believe this purchase to be essential to our development as a group and vocal band.  Thanks in advance if you can help push us beyond our goal in order to purchase some of this gear!! 

Your support will not only help us to achieve our goal of recreating these major hits for the general public to enjoy, but will enable our students to dive into the pop/rock genre and live out one of the greatest periods in American music history.   PLEASE help to fund this project as we honor our region and provide our students with fantastic opportunities to create!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Receive one song as a digital download from our debut album "Sounds Like Home" by Detroit Voice. Your choice! (We will provide a list as soon as we know which songs will appear on the album.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Receive a digital download copy of the entire debut album, "Sounds Like Home" by Detroit Voice.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Receive an autographed physical copy of the debut album "Sounds Like Home" by Detroit Voice.

    Plus:
    -the digital version as soon as it's ready
    -an additional non-autographed copy of the album

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    31 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    We'll put your name in the liner notes of the CD as a THANK YOU for backing our project.

    Plus:
    -the digital version as soon as it's ready
    -a special autographed copy of the album
    -an additional non-autographed copy of the album

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Receive a unique hand-written thank you letter from Detroit Voice.

    Plus:
    -the digital version of the album as soon as it's ready
    -a special autographed copy of the album
    -an additional 5 non-autographed copies of the album
    -your name in the liner notes of the CD as a Thank You for backing our project

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Receive a special personalized Thank You video with Detroit Voice performing a song just for you and an autographed 8 x 10 professional photo of the group.

    Plus:
    -the digital version of the album as soon as it's ready
    -a special autographed copy of the album
    -an additional 5 non-autographed copies of the album
    -your name in the liner notes of the CD as a Thank You for backing our project
    -a unique hand-written Thank You letter from Detroit Voice

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    Receive a 30 minute live performance (no sound gear) anywhere within the Clarkston, MI. community (your basement, backyard, birthday party, a wedding, graduation party).

    Plus:
    -the digital version of the album as soon as it's ready
    -a special autographed copy of the album
    -an additional 5 non-autographed copies of the album
    -your name in the liner notes of the CD as a Thank You for backing our project
    -a unique hand-written Thank You letter from Detroit Voice
    -a special personalized Thank You video with Detroit Voice singing a song just for you and an autographed 8 x 10 professional photo of the group.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Receive a 45-60 minute live performance anywhere within the Detroit metro area of Michigan (with sound gear). Areas outside of metro Detroit would be considered if backer agrees to pay travel expenses.

    Plus:
    -the digital version of the album as soon as it's ready
    -a special autographed copy of the album
    -an additional 5 non-autographed copies of the album
    -your name in the liner notes of the CD as a Thank You for backing our project
    -a unique hand-written Thank You letter from Detroit Voice
    -a special personalized Thank You video with Detroit Voice singing a song just for you

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)