SOUNDS GOOD, FEELS GOOD
Big Beat is putting together our first full-length album. Get ready to rethink everything you know about the big band.
We JUST finished our recording at Lucky Penny Studios in Caldwell, New Jersey on February 10th & 11th, 2018. The session will be run by our superb studio engineer Cooper Davis, and produced by Grammy-nominated composer, trombonist, and singer Pete McGuinness.
After the music is recorded, we will bring the whole session together with world-renowned mixing engineer, Paul Wickliffe. We will run a strong PR campaign to get national radio play and grow our fan base.
We plan to put 9 songs on the album, roughly 75 minutes in length. The album will feature compositions from the three bandleaders, our singer Allison McKenzie, and one arrangement from the hand of Cecil Bridgewater, a jazz icon and our mentor and friend.
We need your help to take this band to the next level.
Check out our previous EP recorded live on Brave New Radio
We love the band. We know this project will be a success. WIth the help and support of all of our backers, we can make this band shine in a the light that it deserves.
We are following in the legacy of so many great jazz and RnB musicians. There is still such a great story to tell. Joy, sorrow, triumph, eloquence, and sometimes just some funky funky grooves.
Big Beat was formed in the spring of 2014 by the baddest of all arrangers in north Jersey. Caleb Rumley, Charlie Dougherty, Ryan Tomski, and Phil Engsberg began to pioneer the sound that you will hear on our debut, full-length record "Sounds Good, Feels Good."
We have so many great things to offer our backers. BRAND NEW MERCHANDICE IS AVAILABLE. We have just finished designing our very own Big Beat hats. They are sleek, stylish, and go well with any outfit.
Now is the time my friends. Big Beat is ready for action.
Lets get phunky.
Lets get phresh.
Lets get groovy.
Lets get down.
Sounds Good, Feels Good
Risks and challenges
This band is really something special. We've been going at it for four years, we've played nearly 50 gigs, and we have two EPs. We can't keep going at it alone, and we need to make a full length, professionally recorded and produced album. That's why we need your help to fund this recording.
We're recording the album on February 10th and 11th, and post production will be this Spring. We will be polishing up arrangements, working tightly and meticulously during rehearsals, and bringing the band to the highest musical level possible.
Your support will go directly to funding the post-production recording process. We need to make physical copies of the CDs, hire a PR firm, pay our musicians, and feed them too! A 19-piece band costs a lot to keep running, and to make this album right we need your help.
We will meet the unexpected with strong force. We love the band and will do whatever it takes to create the best album we possibly can.
Album Financial Breakdown
Paying our musicians - $2,000
Booking the studio and our engineer (2 days) - $1,600
Mixing - $1,100
Mastering - $1,000
Printing and production - $1,500
PR campaign - $1,300
Personnel and Credits:
Vocals: Allison McKenzie
Saxes: Nick Brust, Phil Engsberg, Matt Tischio, Dane Alexander, Sam Tobias
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Chris Rogers, Ben Hankle. Rich Polatchek
Trombones: Adam Machaskee, Stephen Justice, Collin Banks, Tim Newman
Guitar: Arath Corral - Keyboard: Will Dougherty - Bass: Charlie Dougherty - Drums: Joe Spinelli
Conductor: Caleb Rumley
Photography: Julianne Karr
Social Media: Karthik Purushothaman'
- (31 days)