Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 3, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

5 months ago my van "passed away" Since then I have been "shipwrecked" in my tiny apartment. SAVE ME!

Who Am I?

Have we met yet? Let me intoduce myself. My name is Talain. Pronounced like "Salon" but with a "T". My mother & Father put there names together to create it (Tally & Alain). I'm a Philly native musician, owner of a fluffy cat named AVA. My Favorite apple is the jazz apple, I prefer the ZOO more than the Aquarium, and I make films. More importantly, I make music.

IAMTALAINRAYNE

I'm Shipwrecked! 

Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Let me explain. In the kickstarter video above, I state that I have been stranded in my apartment without a way of getting around for 2 months. I made that video almost 4 months ago with my friend Chris. So really its been almost 6 months!! Music is my livelihood, it is how I survive. It is my passion. Unfortunately music at times involves a lot of traveling. Without a van, I've been moving at a rate of 5 MPH (Metaphorically speaking). Not having a vehicle, more importantly a van, has slowed so many things down. This has begun taking an affect on my income. Que sad violins . It's an ordeal and a process getting to shows. Though I've been stuck in my apartment, it hasn't been all that bad. I've had serious bonding time with my cat Ava. I've also written 19 new songs. Yes! 19! Sadly I need to narrow it down for the new album. Nevertheless, I want to get these songs to you! Alas! I cannot without a vehicle. Without a vehicle, I struggle to bring in income (gotta pay for these songs!), and I can't get to the places to record. In today's musical empire, an artist has the ability to create his own "Record Label". Kickstarter has made it possible for musicians like me to make this happen. Will you be my label? Even by backing me with $1, you're bringing me closer to my dream.

My friend Nathan Johnson of "The Made Shop" once said, "You don't have to play by their rules if you dont require their rewards."

I don't want their rewards.

Today's music industry is shifting. You are the only ones that can get me to the next level.

Here's to making new rules.

MY GOAL.

My financial kickstarter goal is $10,000. It's a bit of a jump. But with that, It will just be enough to get me a van and a new keyboard. Please remember, if we do not meet the goal, then there is no dough, no money, no green. Nada.

You ready?? Deep breath. Lets do this. 

THESE PEOPLE (helped make this happen)

Chris Newhard - www.ChrisNewhard.com

Mike Townsend - www.mikeisgreathelikeschocolatecake.com

Jordan Reasner - www.maebecloth.com

Joel Glovier - www.JoelGlovier.com

Nathan Horst - www.AtticrecordingStudio.com

Douglas Capper - www.iammakingstuff.com

Shervin Lainez - www.shervinfoto.com

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
243
Backers
$12,932
pledged of $10,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    **FIST BUMP** You & I together, are now friends forever.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $3 or more
    You selected

    23 backers

    NEW SONG! :You get Talain Rayne's new song "The Kids & the Bears Feat. SisterBrother" before its release date. This song will be on the new album. Oh, and I'll give you a sweet shout out on the interwebs!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    20 backers

    "HOW ABOUT A LITTLE MORE" You get the new song, but you're just feeling a little extra generous ;)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    "KEEP THE CHANGE": You get the song, but you're feeling even more generous. Why Thank you! ;)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $15 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    "I LOVE YOU TALAIN, BUT NOT YOUR MUSIC": Hey Talain, My name is "So&So". Listen, I've never really connected with your music. Mainly because I only like Reggae-Opera, and white boys playing pianos give me the heeby-jeeby's. But I have watched your passionate pursuit in your musical career, and I just want to support YOU! So here's some money. You can keep all the vinyl and package stuff at home! Love always So&So

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    125 backers Limited (225 left of 350)

    "SMALL PIZZA" The Tickle Me Truly Talain Pizza Box. Inside this pizza box is the New song (Kids & The Bears) + Limited Edition KS Screen Printed T-Shirt + Poster. As well as a signed hard copy of my album Attic Lights. And Something random from my home (its a mystery!). All delivered to you in a TR pizza box (for real). **ATTENTION: International backers will be required to cover any extra shipping fees. You will be notified before your package is sent.**

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    6 backers Limited (194 left of 200)

    "ATTIC LIGHTS ON VINYL" :Talain Rayne's First Album "Attic Lights" On VINYL! Ou vinyls will be pressed by "United Record Pressing" ( www.urpressing.com ) There hookin' us up with a sweet deal!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    15 backers Limited (235 left of 250)

    "LARGE PIZZA": The Large sized Tickle Me Truly Talain Pizza Box. Inside this box is Limited Edition screen printed T-Shirt + Poster. As well as a signed hard copy of my album Attic Lights. Also Something random from my home + "Attic Lights" Vinyl as well as the Free song. All delivered to you in a TR pizza box (for real)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    7 backers Limited (18 left of 25)

    "COFFEE?" Lets have coffee together! You name the place. (You must cover gas, s well as a hotel if its far. This is my Zip code 17043) You also get the small "Tickle me truly Talain Pizza Box"

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    "YOU NAME THE VAN" You get to name my new van(when I get it of course), and I will announce it with a photo of you on facebook! You also get the small tickle me truly talain rayne pizza box.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    The original hand-written Lyric sheet For "Dear Sister, Your Brother"

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)

    "LET ME FEED YOU": Before & while I was just beginning to create music, I was a cook in a few restaurants. I love to cook! I love food! And I love you!! So how about I cook for you and 3 friends of your choice? My house? Your house? Your grandmother's house? Picnic? (If it's at your house, gas money is required.)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    The original hand-written original Lyric sheet For "Lemonbright*"

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    The original hand-written original Lyric sheet For "Family Wall"

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    "FOR TEACHERS" : Teachers, do you have an upcoming class on songwriting or anything involving being a part of the music industry. I can help teach! or even assist! (Must provide Gas + food)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The original hand-written original Lyric sheet For "Twinkle Lightly"

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    "SHOW TIME LOCAL": Book my band for your event. Whether it be a graduation party, house show/ benefit/ or anything. My band & I are willing and ready. This package is limited to a 150 mile radius of Philadelphia/Harrisburg. (Gas & food must also be covered)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "THE BOOK" You get the book at the beginning of this video, created just for this film. Here's the thing, there's only ONE! + you get the Large Tickle Me truly Talain Rayne Pizza Box. (Illustrations done by the famous Mike Townsand www.Mikeisgreathelikeschocolatecake.com )

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    "SPONSER SONG 1": Though you don't know what song it is, it will be the first song on the album. Your name will go bellow the song on the back of the album you also get the small pizza box

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "SPONSER SONG 2": Though you don't know what song it is, it will be the second song on the album. Your name will go bellow the song on the back of the album you also get the small pizza box

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "SPONSER SONG 3": Though you don't know what song it is, it will be the third song on the album. Your name will go bellow the song on the back of the album you also get the small pizza box

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "SPONSER SONG 4": Though you don't know what song it is, it will be the fourth song on the album. Your name will go bellow the song on the back of the album you also get the small pizza box

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "SPONSER SONG 5": Though you don't know what song it is, it will be the fifth song on the album. Your name will go bellow the song on the back of the album you also get the small pizza box

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,200 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    "TALAIN WILL SHOOT YOUR VIDEO" When I don't play or make music, I run my video production company called "O'Bear" Film Creative ( www.OBearOhMy.com ) Does your band need a music video? A promo for your company? I've been hired out by companies like 7ELEVEN (Slurpee), then have worked with numerous bands, churches and even weddings! O'Bear (Talain Rayne) would love to film you. Watch my film reel on my site, and see if my style fits you. :) Oh & you also get the large "Tickle me truly Talain Pizza Box". (Travel must also be covered)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    "YOUR EVENT?": Book my band for your event. Wether it be a graduation party, house show/ benefit/ or anything. My band & I are willing and ready. This package is limited to a 500 mile radius of Philadelphia.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    "SHOW TIME FAR N' WIDE": Book my band for you event. Wether it be a graduation party, house show/ benefit/ or anything. My band & I are willing and ready. This package works for anywhere in the U.S.A (not including Hawaii & Alaska).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $7,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "YOUR SONG": I am currently recording my sophomore album, and can't wait for you to hear it!! I hope there are a few of you out there that connect with some of the songs I am writing. With this upcoming album, it is made up of emotions and people that have been a part of my life. Some songs are about situations I never thought I would be in. Some of these songs are about certain people! If you buy this package, I will write a song for you, and it will be on the next album. Yes, the next album (it might even be the next single). Crazy right? Money unfortunately controls a lot of things. It does not control me nor make me who I am. But It's how the world runs. If you're willing to spend $7,000 on me for this reason, then why wouldn't I write a song for you? It will be about this whole situation, you and your passion. It will not be in a cheesy way though. I will ask many questions about you (through skype, emails, ect.). I will name the song. Then in parenthesis next to the song and on the album will be "for (your name here)". This package is a wild card, but you just never know. The Date and Completion of this album is still currently up in the air.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    "SOLVING THE PROBLEM":Well look at you fixing all my problems. Talain Rayne & Band will book a show just for you anywhere in the U.S & Canada. You will be the first out of anyone to have the new album. (TBD) I will proceed to thank you non-stop You will also receive the new song as well as the Large Tickle me truly Talain Rayne Pizza Box. The Date and completion of the album is not confirmed yet. The Delivery date is not accurate below, but just a guess.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (40 days)