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It's time to do my own Full-Length CD! A unique and exciting blend of Pop with an African Twist that will turn World Music on its ear!

We made it!  We've crossed the first hurdle and met our first funding goal - THANKS TO YOU!

Now, let's try to get to the extended goal of $35,000

These extra pledges will allow me to make some awesome videos and even get a concert tour started!  So please don't stop spreading the word yet -- just a few days to go! 

Together we are making this CD happen!!!

Thank you for supporting my album project!

I am so excited to get into the studio and get it going…

The songs have already been selected; the record producer, musicians and studio all arranged for !

The album will be called “AFRICANIZED”

If you’re familiar with my music, you already know what I mean by that.

If you’re not, take a look at some of my videos on my YouTube channel, and you’ll get it right away.

Visit my YouTube channel to view some videos
Visit my YouTube channel to view some videos

My aim is to create music that makes you want to smile. Music that makes you want to sing, dance and celebrate life!

I have had the honor of being a featured guest performer on projects by such diverse talents as the PIANO GUYS and LINDSEY STIRLING, and a Featured Soloist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir…

Earlier this year, I was invited to play London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall with OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN!  The reception was so wonderful that I have been invited back for more engagements later this year!

I am so thrilled, and so grateful to each and every one of you for all the love, kindness, support and friendship you have shown me. It is my absolute joy that I get to do what I do because of your support and enthusiasm.

The momentum is growing, and the ball is rolling – what I need more than ever is YOU!

Let’s get this album out!

Let’s bring the world a smile.

In exchange for your support in making this happen, you, the Pledger has the opportunity to secure all sorts of exciting and exclusive rewards from signed copies of the album, your name featured in the Thank You section of the album credits to exclusive T-shirts featuring fancy artwork from my awesome designers; There are even opportunities to pledge for backstage passes, VIP nights out and even a private listening party for you and our Kickstarter friends. Well not all of them, just 100.

Now, you don't get all that when you pre order from Amazon or iTunes do you?

And so here we are. Remember, this album may simply not be made without you guys getting involved and showing your support.

$28,470 seems like a lot of money you might say. And you'd be right -- but albums are expensive to make. Quality recording studios, musicians, mastering, manufacturing and artwork cost a pretty penny.

But rest assured that this money has been allocated wisely and thoughtfully.

I have spent considerable time working together with industry professionals to be sure that the recording, licensing, mechanical royalties, artwork & sleeve design, production and manufacture, postage and packaging, and all the many tiny details of making sure that “Africanized” becomes a reality have been properly accounted for.

Also, if we’re lucky enough to raise even more than the requested funds, I will use them to make more fantastic videos, stage concert events, and promote “Africanized” so that we can bring this music to as many people as possible.

And that’s an exciting thing to be part of, right?

To pledge to this album, just click the green “Back This Project” button!

You will be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward – simple as that!

If we manage to get to our funding goal (or beyond!) then your card will be charged and you can sit back and wait for your chosen reward to pop through the post or get access to your digital downloads.

Of course I'll keep you updated along the way. But if the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. But, let’s try really hard not to let that happen.

FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM

I promise to keep you up to date with the process through status updates on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you don’t yet follow me on any of these – what are you waiting for?

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The only real risks on this project are delays through manufacturing. In the unlikely event that happened, we would let you know pronto. But all of us here at Team Alex have many years of experience in the music business, so we're quietly confident we can deliver on time.

Once again, I promise to keep you up to date with the process through status updates on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you don’t yet follow me on any of these – what are you waiting for?

As this album moves toward reality, I want you to be the first to know.

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  • YES! From anywhere in the world! You may pledge for any of the items that require no shipping (like CD Downloads) OR any of the items labeled "Europe Only" or "International Only."

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  • No problem! Simply pledge for one of the "Gift Certificate" items that total the amount of the multiple items that you want. When the campaign is over, simply let us know which items you want, and where you want them shipped. This is a great way to buy gifts for family and friends!

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    A "Virtual High Five" of gratitude! It's kind of like an imaginary high-five, or even an imaginary fist-bump, but updated for the digital age. The important part is the gratitude, though. Oshe! (Thank you)

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    EXCLUSIVE Song Download & Virtual "High-Five": With this pledge, you'll have access to a demo version of one of the songs that will appear on the new album! This "demo" version will not be available to anyone except through this Kickstarter pledge. PLUS you'll receive a "virtual high-five" of gratitude from Alex -- much like an imaginary high-five, only virtual.

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    Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Song Download & Virtual "High-Five" PLUS an Alex Boye Logo Sticker: In addition to digital download access to an EXCLUSIVE demo of one of my new songs (and a High-Five of gratitude), you will receive a beautiful sticker with my brand new "Africanized" logo on it! [Inclues FREE US domestic shipping]

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    Earlybird Digital Download of the New Album! You'll receive a digital download of the new album in its entirety, a full TWO WEEKS BEFORE the street date -- a full two weeks before anybody else has the chance to buy it!

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    Digital Download of the New Album! You'll receive a digital download of the new album in its entirety, a full TWO WEEKS BEFORE the street date -- a full two weeks before anybody else has the chance to buy it!

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    Physical Copy of the New Album! With this pledge, you will receive a physical copy of the new CD with full cover art and all the music, shipped to you on the day I get it back from the manufacturer. [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping!]

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    Logo T-Shirt: With this pledge, you'll receive a limited-edition Alex Boye "Africanized" logo T-shirt just like the one in the picture below. You tell me the size you want, and I'll ship it out to you as soon as the Kickstarter campaign sells out. (It really is an awesome T-Shirt!) [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping!]

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    "OSHE" BUNDLE: This includes a physical copy of the new CD with full cover art and music, PLUS a Digital Download of the full CD, PLUS an Alex Boye "Lion" logo sticker! (Take a look below to see the cool logo) [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping!)

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    AUTOGRAPHED physical copy of the NEW CD! Alex will autograph your new CD, PLUS you'll receive a Digital Download, too. [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping!]

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    PERSONALIZED AUTOGRAPHED physical copy of the NEW CD and Digital Download! Not only will you receive a digital download of the new album, Alex will autograph the cover of the physical CD and personalize it to whomever you wish... This would make an amazing gift, too! [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping]

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    YOUR NAME ON the NEW CD! With this pledge, you not only get to help bring this new album to life, you get to have your name IN PRINT in the "Thanks To" section of the cover. How cool would that be? It can happen!

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    INTERNATIONAL ONLY (Incl Canada): Exclusive Alex Boye Logo T-Shirt PLUS Logo Sticker! [Includes FREE International Shipping!]

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    EXCLUSIVE BOYETRIBE T-SHIRT: This is a Kickstarter exclusive, and will be available only to Kickstarter backers. Alex Boye LOGO T-shirt, with special inscription, "Founding Member: TheBoyeTribe" When this is over, so are the shirts!

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    "UBUNTU" Bundle: This pledge includes a physical copy of the new CD, PLUS and Alex Boye logo T-Shirt, PLUS a Digital Download of the album, PLUS a logo sticker! (This is another great gift idea) [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping]

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    A 20-Minute SKYPE CHAT with Alex: You and Alex can have a personal, virtually face-to-face, live Skype chat about the music business, songwriting, performing, or almost anything you want!

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    $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE from TheBoyeTribe! This purchase will allow you to choose any combination of items from the Reward List that add up to $50! You let us know which Alex Boye "Africanized" Rewards you would like, and we handle the rest. [Totals for each reward include free domestic shipping].

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    EUROPE ONLY Bundle #1: This one is for my friends in Europe only! One copy of the physical CD, PLUS one digital download of the CD, PLUS a Logo T-Shirt! [Includes FREE International Shipping to Europe]

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    "PEPONI" Bundle: You get a physical copy of the new CD, PLUS a Digital Download, PLUS a Logo T-Shirt, PLUS a logo sticker, PLUS... wait for it... Your name in the "Thanks To" section of the CD cover! [Includes FREE Domestic Shipping]

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    INTERNATIONAL ONLY (Incl Canada) Bundle #2: This one includes one AUTOGRAPHED copy of the CD, PLUS one Digital Download of the CD, PLUS a Logo T-Shirt, PLUS a Logo Sticker! [Includes FREE International Shipping]

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    $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE from TheBoyeTribe! This purchase will allow you to choose any combination of items from the Reward List that add up to $100! (That way, you can give a reward to a loved one, and still keep one for yourself!) You let us know which Alex Boye "Africanized" Rewards you would like, and we take care of the rest. [Totals for each reward include shipping].

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    PRIVATE KICKSTARTER-ONLY LISTENING PARTY! Alex will host you and a guest at an exclusive listening preview party [Salt Lake City, UT area only] -- PLUS you will receive one physical copy of the new CD that you can have Alex personally autograph at the event. (You pay your own travel and expenses).

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    $150 GIFT CERTIFICATE from TheBoyeTribe! This purchase will allow you to choose any combination items from the Reward List that add up to $150! You let us know which Alex Boye "Africanized" Rewards you would like, and we handle the rest. [Totals for each reward include shipping].

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    HAND-WRITTEN, AUTOGRAPHED Lyrics to your favorite original Alex Boye song (even an Awesome song!): Printed on fine, frame-ready paper stock, hand written and hand-signed (Yet another terrific gift idea!) [Includes FREE US Domestic Shipping]

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    $200 GIFT CERTIFICATE from TheBoyeTribe! This purchase will allow you to choose any combination of items from the Reward List up to a total of $200! (That way, you can give a couple rewards to your loved ones, and still have something for yourself!) You let us know which Alex Boye "Africanized" Rewards you would like, and we handle the rest. [Totals for each reward include shipping].

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    2 BACKSTAGE PASSES! You and a guest will each receive a Backstage Pass (and tickets) for your choice of any single show Alex performs (must pay your own travel expenses). See the action from the artist's vantage point, and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind memorable experience!

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    DINNER WITH ALEX BOYE: An opportunity for you and a guest to go out to dinner (Salt Lake City area only) with Alex (and maybe his wife, too!), have some fun and great conversation. PLUS Alex will autograph a copy of the new CD -- and probably take a few photos with you, too. (Must pay your own travel expenses... and pick up the dinner tab. But don't worry, he doesn't eat much).

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    V.I.P. "GOLDEN PASS" PACKAGE for 4!: You and three of your guests will receive VIP Backstage passes (and premium seating) for any single show that Alex performs--Anywhere in the world! Hang out with Alex, take all the photos you want, watch the pre-show sound check, sample the backstage repast, and see the show from a unique point of view! PLUS you'll each receive a personalized autographed copy of the new CD, PLUS an Advance Digital Download of the album, PLUS a logo T-shirt, PLUS your names in the "Thanks To" section of the album cover. (Must pay your own travel expenses).

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    STUDIO VISIT: Spend a day with Alex at the recording studio (Nashville, TN)! Hang out and watch Alex record for a day with some of the finest music-industry talent in the business. (Must pay your own travel expenses).

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    PRIVATE CONCERT AT YOUR HOME! That's right--with this pledge, you can host a private Alex Boye concert for you and up to 50 of your closest friends at your very own home! In addition, Alex will provide souvenir T-shirts and CDs which he will autograph for each of your guests after the show! [Continental U.S. and Canada only, performance date must be arranged-for by 12/31/13 and take place prior to 12/31/14.]

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    BE AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Here's your chance to be listed as an Executive Producer of Alex's new CD! That's right, your name in print on the cover as an Executive Producer! PLUS 10 autographed physical copies of the finished CD for you to send to your friends and family! (This does not grant or imply any partnership or participatory rights whatsoever with Alex or the CD. Sorry, the lawyers want me to make that clear.) This IS pretty cool!

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