The band is at work on a new studio album of Alejandra's original pop-rock songs. It will rock your world. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2012.
About this project
Hi fans & friends of the band!
Spring has sprung, and new rock n' roll songs are springing up with the flowers.
As many of you already know, Alejandra O'Leary Rock n' Roll Band is now recording our new full-length record. It's Alejandra's third album, and the band's extremely exciting debut!!!
We have already recorded two songs and we are ready to begin work on the rest.
We need your help.
The good news: It's easy. SO EASY!
WHO KNEW BECOMING A RECORD PRODUCER WAS SO EASY?! If you have an Amazon account, you can give using your login info that without having to go through lots of annoying virtual hoops. Did we mention that giving to our project is EASY?!
Your contribution allows us to make a kick-ass record. Any amount you would like to contribute to the record makes us feel warm, fuzzy, inspired, and grateful!
We are encouraging people to shoot for the $30 reward level because the reward that comes with it is SO COOL. You get your name in the liner notes next to the musician credits, song titles, and other declarations of love.
Please take a look at our video, visit our website, make contact with us on Facebook, and choose the reward level that you like best. We know you are going to enjoy the new record a lot and we thank you for your help bringing the music to life.
(Alejandra O'Leary, Jeremy Frey, Jamie Church, Jimmy Sindelar, John Grandstaff)
p.s. ALL backers of our new album (at whatever contribution level) will receive regular updates from us about our studio progress via Kickstarter. How rad is that?
ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM
Alejandra O'Leary Rock n' Roll Band is recording a new full-length album at Reel Sound Audio in Novi, Michigan. The album will feature 10-12 new songs by Alejandra O'Leary, with music by the band.
The band is excited to fund their latest musical project with the collaboration of their fans and look forward to sharing the finished record with all of you.
ABOUT THE BAND
Alejandra O'Leary Rock n' Roll band is a collaborative musical project of Alejandra O'Leary, Jamie Church, Jeremy Frey, Jimmy Sindelar, and John Grandstaff. "An already legitimate talent has added oomph to her rock n' roll credentials...it will be interesting to see what sorts of songs O'Leary and her musicians come up with collaboratively," wrote Chris Berggen for the Ann Arbor Observer in a live review of the band's first performance.
The band has now been playing shows and creating original music together for over a year. The band toured Michigan in the summer of 2011 and has headlined at major venues all over the state. In 2011, they recorded a live E.P. at Groovebox Studios in Detroit. "Well recommended if you dig a melodic mix of rock, roll, and raw emotion," wrote New York City music blog Heavier-Than-Air. In 2012, the band hosted a sold-out interpretive concert of Beatles songs featuring 12 prominent Michigan artists.
ABOUT ALEJANDRA O'LEARY
Alejandra O'Leary is a musician and songwriter from Portland, Maine.
Her debut album, "Nothing Out Loud" was released in 2009 to substantial critical and popular acclaim. The record showcased Alejandra's dreamy vocals, driving songs, piercing images of heartbreak and desire, and lush yet modern musical textures.
Indie music magazine The Ripple Effect declared the record "gorgeous...truly head and shoulders above the pack," while Irish magazine Whisperin' and Hollerin' wrote that the album "owes much to 60s Spector-esque pop while managing to stay removed from the blandness of the mainstream...a bold and confident debut." All Gigs UK called Alejandra "as good as any singer-songwriter out there."
Alejandra's second record, "Broken Mirror Baby" was released in 2011 to further acclaim. "Prepare for more superlatives," wrote New York music blog Heavier-Than-Air, "because these new cuts are swathed in delicious pop melodies." Critic Studio Magazine recommended the album to all lovers pop music: "O'Leary goes off like she's a digital age Ronnette."..run out and get 'Broken Mirror Baby'". Indie Music Digest praised Alejandra's "infectious soprano voice showcasing a notable falsetto and delicate vibrato...the music is passionate, melodic, and comes from a happy yet defiant perspective. Note for note, song for song, there really isn't a weak piece on this entire catalog. The strong suit of O'Leary is her infectious voice and overall persona - which you can't help but fall in love with."
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
Any amount of money you want to give will help this project! We love you and are grateful for your help making our new rock n' roll record.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
You receive a digital download of the full-length album when it's all done but BEFORE the official release date! We will send you the album download link in a special email from the band & include images of the album art & photos from the studio.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
DIG IT!!! We email you an album download link and special message from the band before it's released AND we send a physical copy of the album to your house with a very special thank you note!!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
THE COOLEST REWARD PACKAGE FOR OUR FANS!!! A digital download of the full-length album before it comes out, a physical copy of the album mailed to your house & YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS! - right next to the band members, their instruments, & their moms! Our eternal gratitude in your eyes & ears! (Please add $5 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
A digital download of the full-length album, the physical CD mailed to your house, your name in the album credits, and a beautiful poster of the album art. (Please add $5 for international shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above, PLUS extra signed copies of both the album & the beautiful poster to give to someone you love on their birthday!!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (13 left of 15)
Your name in digital lights! All of the above AND Alejandra will interview you for a feature on her blog! www.alejandraoleary.com/blogEstimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
FOR THE FOODIES. All of the above AND THE BAND TAKES YOU OUT TO LUNCH (or, if you live outside of Michigan, the band mails you a package of homemade cookies!).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
MELODIC LOVE!!! Album download, physical copy of the CD mailed to your house, beautiful poster, blog post about you, lunch date (or cookies) AND JIMMY FROM THE BAND WRITES A SPECIAL SONG JUST FOR YOU! Oooooooh....Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
VIRTUAL BAND MEMBER. All of the above AND YOU COME INTO THE STUDIO & PLAY/CLAP/SING on a song with the band! If you live outside of Michigan, this level gets you a one-of-a-kind collector's item - the ORIGINAL FRAMED LYRICS to one of the songs from the album! A rare collector's item, a beautiful object.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
HOUSE CONCERT!!! All of the above, plus the band comes over to your house and plays an intimate concert for you and your friends. This reward is limited to locales within a 2 hour drive of Ann Arbor, unless you want to fly us out to you!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or more
ALL of the above (including blog post feature, band lunch date, studio participation & house concert) AND you are credited as the Executive Producer of the album.Estimated delivery:
- (22 days)