Hey everyone - we are Almond&Olive. About a year ago we (Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson) met while working for a nonprofit animal welfare organization. We both discovered our similar love of music, and the creation of music, and decided to give playing together a go. After a few short weeks, we'd already written a handful of songs, and aside from that chemistry, we just both loved playing together and decided to form our duo.
We played a few shows, wrote some more songs, and every step along the way, we just got better and better. We decided it was time to record an album. This project is so important to us because writing music and performing - that's who we are at our core. And this music - this record - is going to be special.
Not only will we be creating something amazing, but with our creation we will be giving back. We met with a love of helping animals, and those who care for them, so we are donating portions of the proceeds of the sale of our debut record to the Jackson Galaxy Foundation. JGF will use our donated funds to help animal shelters across the country reach their rescue goals and dreams.
This is where you come in. We need to reach our goals and dreams in order to give back, and that starts here, with this Kickstarter. We are trying to raise $10,000 to finish recording our record, pay the amazing musicians who will play on it, and contract out a publishing company to get the word out. Every little bit helps, so please donate what you can.
Ever since either of us could sing a melody or play a note, making music has been our dream. Please help us reach our goals, and give us a chance to give back to our community. Thanks so much for your support!
Natalie and Ollie A&O
Risks and challenges
After we gain funding and complete the album, our biggest challenge will be to secure additional funding to do everything that is necessary to successfully promote the album and our music. We will need to tour, print flyers and CDs, and hire professionals to help guide us. The advantage that we will have will be an album full of great music, and our dedication to our craft in terms of creating and playing live.
Thanks to the backing of this Kickstarter, we will have been able to hire a publicity company to help start the process of promotion, helping get the music into the hands of influential critics, radio DJs, and columnists. This will allow word to spread about A&O, making things that much easier to gain further promotion and live shows. In the end, our dedication will win out and obliterate any obstacles or challenges that will come our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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