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Our fans have been waiting way too long for new music!! Our plan is to "kickstart" ourselves into the 21st century music industry.
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Well, hello there! First of all, thank you for supporting our music for the past 25 years. We hope you know how much we truly appreciate your tireless encouragement and backing. Here's the thing: We got stuck in the old model of making music and now we are trying to join the 21st Century. The old model was this: Make a record, tour for a year, try to get album reviews, try to get radio play... you know the routine. 

Well, everything changed. 

Now we're supposed to drop singles every couple of months. We're supposed to offer you all kinds of cool merch. We're supposedˆ to FaceTime and Snapchat our rehearsals and check in at every place we play. We don't know if we can get all the way there, but we do know we can get the ball rolling. We want to keep this train on the tracks. We want to record and release  a single, get it on vinyl, get updated logos, offer some wall-worthy posters, in other words, keep you excited about our music.... If we achieve this "kickstart," we can get back to what we were meant to be doing - making good rock songs. It's been five years since we put out new music and that's WAY TOO LONG. We think you'll love the rewards we've cooked up . Let's do this!

Thank you for reading this, and thank you for your support. 

Yours in Rock and Roll, 

Alison, Patrick, Gray, Natalie, and Marc.

Risks and challenges

There is a five month backlog for pressing vinyl, so we expect the 7" singles won't be finished until October or maybe even November. We are going to offer a private listening party, but the exact day is in the works. If you choose this reward level, we will do our best to make sure we choose a date that everyone can attend. Again, this is going to be tricky with up to 60 people involved. For the tee shirts, we are exploring working with a third party fulfillment center. This only means that if you buy the bundle reward, your order might be shipped separately. And if you choose the iron on patch reward, you'll need to provide your own iron. :)

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    Just because...

    Because you don't have much money, but you do have much love for great music. And we thank you for that.

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    Hot Wax! 7" vinyl single

    Various (random) colors 7" vinyl (aka a 45 rpm) along with download code. The songs on this record are "Yellow Is My Song" (Side A) and "Prefix Is Immaterial" (Side B). Please note that there is a 5 month turnaround at the record plant.

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    Loud and proud iron-on patches

    One of each - Slice Records (Alison's label) and Alison Pipitone Band logo.

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    Tee time!

    Choose either the newest Alison Pipitone Band t-shirt design or Alison's Slice Records logo. We will contact you for size orders, etc. (Note that t-shirt images will be posted in updates ASAP- we are working on it!)

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    Poster!!!

    Posters 24" x 36" -an iconic shot of AP rocking the Artvoice Street Festival. Photo by Rose Mattrey, design by Diane Meldrum.

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    the Bodacious Bundle

    7" vinyl with download code, iron-on patches (one APB logo and one Slice Records logo), t-shirt, a handwritten thank you note with original artwork. Please note the 7" vinyl won't be delivered until approx November 2019.

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    VIP Listening Party

    Feel like coming to Buffalo for a private party? Duende is a bar and restaurant located at Silo City, Buffalo - the home of historic grain silos. A truly unique and inspiring location. Included in this reward are saucy drinks of your choice, mostly vegan apps (but don't worry carnivores, we promise you will be satisfied and happy)...and a performance by Alison Pipitone Band. You also get select merch (note that vinyl will not be included due to turnaround time). *Pls note the date will be sometime in July or August; we will do our best to find a date good for everyone involved.

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    Songwriting session

    Alison has been teaching successful songwriting workshops for more than 20 years. Over the phone or FaceTime or emails, Alison will guide you through the process of starting and completing a song. You will retain 100% of all your writer and publishing royalties; Alison's function will be as a mentor and coach. Sessions will occur at mutual convenience, within 12 months of reward purchase.

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    Hand-written lyric sheet (song 1)

    Handwritten, (by AP) signed, numbered, watercolored for accent (or not... and you can choose the colors), and framed lyric sheet of "Yellow Is My Song" written by Alison Pipitone. Only five available. Approx. 11"x17"

    I'm pretty sure this song is about my love affair with music. And how music has sustained me in the most difficult times. It is a love song... but then again, aren't they all?

    First verse:
    I want someone else to take me from myself
    Like a lover, or a god, or ghost of someone else
    Ever since John Kennedy, Jr. dared to die
    Ever since he chose that one and lonely night to fly
    I've been waiting, I've been waiting, for a way to feel alive
    Love is a mystery and I'm in the clouds tonight

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    Hand-written lyric sheet (song 2)

    Handwritten, signed, numbered, watercolored for accent (or not... and you can choose the colors) and framed lyric sheet of "Prefix Is Immaterial" written by Alison Pipitone. Only five available. Approx. 11"x17"

    I wrote this song when I was asked to perform at the women's march in Seneca Falls in January, 2017. It is about my mother and my memories of our days in Cardiff, California, when I was a young lass. :) - Oh and of course, since I sang it first in the historic First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, I included some lines about Alice Paul, one of my heroes.

    First verse:
    My mother came from a factory town
    In a country county where the locks drew down
    With cornflower eyes and long yellow hair
    And my mother never stopped when she got somewhere

    Filling up her edges with rocks and stones
    And dreaming at night of being on her own
    In a place with sun and sand and song
    So she moved to California and she brought me along

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    House Concert (duo)

    Within a 100 mile radius of Buffalo. Alison and a band mate will come and play an intimate show at your house party. Any time, schedule permitting, within 12 months of purchase.

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    House concert, full band

    100 mile radius of Buffalo. Within one year of purchase. The Alison Pipitone Band will play at your house party. We can do inside or outside, and we can work out all the details together. But please tell your uncle we can't play Mustang Sally or Brown Eyed Girl.

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    Corporate Party

    Alison Pipitone Band will play at your corporate event. We will provide sound, lights, and music. We will have giveaways and contests - We will tailor the event to your preferences re room size and function. Good any time May 2019 to May 2020.

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    Executive Producer

    Feeling fancy? YOU can be the executive producer on this project. Your name will be listed on the vinyl and in all printed material. You and a friend can also attend the recording and mixing sessions in Buffalo, NY. You'll get five 7" singles, plus a t-shirt, poster, and patches. Finally, and only if you are so inclined, you can be the MC at the VIP listening party (or just bring yourself and a friend to the party!)

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    NEW! Businesses only-Project sponsorship

    Your business will be named on all promotional material including website, social media, signage, and brand-specific marketing. We can meet to discuss how we can help promote your company with a partnership.

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