We are a ten piece band from San Francisco's Mission District that blends elements of hip hop, funk, Latin music and reggae to create a sound that reflects the diversity of our musical influences and surroundings. Some of us have been playing together for over ten years and after much hard work we've managed to make a name for ourselves while remaining completely independent. We owe this local success to support from our wonderful friends, family, and most of all, our fans.
Our unique approach does have its challenges from a mainstream marketing standpoint since our music doesn't simply fall into one category. We like to think of this as an advantage since our intention from the beginning has always been to appeal to a wide variety of listeners and to break traditional musical barriers.
The goal of our Kickstarter campaign is to cover some of the costs of recording and producing our new album "Mission Statement." We also want to fund an up-to-date, streamlined marketing campaign that will utilize the latest forms of online promotion and digital distribution to spread the word about Bayonics. Our ultimate goal is to branch out and reach an international audience that may be especially receptive to our music.
The Bay Area has a rich musical history and we are firm believers in keeping music alive in the community. We put on free concerts, perform at community events, teach youth workshops, and we really want to try and pass on a sense of musical knowledge. We were inspired by a lot of the local legends that came before us who were breaking musical barriers - huge, high-energy live bands like Sly and the Family Stone and Santana to name just a few - and we want to keep that tradition going strong.
With your support we’re going to keep this engine running for years to come. We've got a long list of great backer rewards and we encourage you to pledge what you can! We appreciate your support for live, local music and will continue to work hard to keep it coming.
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