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Support Bleu's indie CD release FOUR & get great rewards including: bonus MP3s, Ltd Ed T-Shirt, custom song about you, songwriting sessions & more!

**Please be sure to read the Updates on the "Updates" tab above**
**includes Video Update for reaching the Kickstarter goal in ONE DAY!**

**SUMMARY OF BONUS REWARDS, WE HIT 35K!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!**

1. EVERY order of $12 or more receives these NEW bonus rewards:
- 3 unreleased tracks: "Take Cover," "Save It For A Rainy Day," & my first ever dance/rock track (title still secret..)
- you will be the FIRST to receive MP3s of the first 2 songs for my NeXT record (read below)

2. EVERY order of $20 or more will also receive the custom Bleu Metal Logo guitar pick made by Clayton USA

3. Orders of $50 or more receive these 4 unreleased songs:
- "When The Dog Day Comes," "If...," "Mailman's Son," plus a live-in the studio alternate version of "B.O.S.T.O.N."

4. and everyone is invited to attend the THANK YOU webcast to be held the week of Nov. 2nd when FOUR comes out in the US!

THANK YOU!
-bleu

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**Update From August 19th, New Bonus Rewards! (Read Below)**

...i stiLL can't beLieve the inCredibLe support you guys are sending my way...
..these past few weeks have been very exciting and emotional for me because of Kickstarter (really..because of yoU..)..

we've got 17 more days to go, and i'd love to sell at least 400 copies of "FOUR," so pre-order your copy now!

+ SOME EXCITING REWARDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE:
- UK House Concerts! (i'm coming in October & i don't know when i'll be back again...!!)
- only 1 Skype songwriting session left!
- 1 hour video chat with me to talk about songwriting & anything else you'd like to ask me directly
- Only 2 custom tailored birthday songs left
- get my full CD catalog, + an autographed copy of FOUR, + Limited Edition T, + 4 (now 5) extra bonus tracks all for just $120 (only 4 of these packages left)
& more!

(email speck606@yahoo.com to ask questions about UK House Concerts/or the London dinner option)

...because you have all been so freakin' generous, i have some new bonus rewards to announce:

for hitting $30K on Kickstarter, i would like to give everyone who's pledged $12 or more an extra bonus track called "Take Cover"

..and..if we hit $35k!, i'm going to give away the following:

1. a special Kickstarter "thank you" webcast (this may be part show, part party, part chat and will happen in early November around street date for "Four")

2. TWO more bonus tracks given out to everyone who pledges $12 or more..these 2 tracks are "Save It For A Rainy Day" & my first ever dance/rock track (i'm going to keep the title secret..for now...)

3. aaAand...be the FIRST to hear the first 2 songs for my NeXT record...when my first 2 songs are just about finished, i'll send you MP3s of the rough-mixes (which is something i basically never do, so you'll be getting truly unique versions of my songs..given out to everyone who pledges $12 or more..)

.....neato (mosquito?)...

...and for everyone who's wondering what the song titles are for the 4 bonus tracks being offered with pledges of $50 or more, here they are:

1. When The Dog Day Comes
2. If...
3. Mailman's Son
4. Live-in the studio alternate version of B.O.S.T.O.N.
(..these are all tracks recorded and mixed during the "FOUR" sessions..)

in other exciting updates...

...i've officially started working with an LA based PR company (Think Press), and together we've started to lay the ground work of announcing "FOUR" to press & media....i'll aLsO be working with a Boston based independent radio promotions company who will help get my music to college, AAA and specialty radio all over the US...

....plus..i've been able to master the record, and we worked with one of our favorite graphic designers Janee Meadows to put together some really cool art for this thing...

...and this is just the beginning of what i'll be able to do with "FOUR" thanks to you guys...it's only because of your direct pledges that i have this wonderful opportunity...

..but, here's my biggest announcement (and you are all a part of it):
i've officially launched my own record label called THE MAJOR LABEL! ...it will be distributed nationally through Redeye Distribution..and "FOUR" will be available in the US on Nov. 2nd!!!

...i know i sound like a record on repeat, but thAnk yOu, tHaNk YoU, THaNK YOu sOo muCh for supporting my music!!!!....

thAnx agAin (and AGAiN)!!!
-bLeu

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**ORIGINAL KICKSTARTER MESSAGE BELOW**
hellO,

...thank you so much for visiting my Kickstarter page...i've been working hard on my new record "FOUR" for several years now and i'm oh-so-very psyched to finally get it out in to the worLd....

..the duckets that you donate here will not only get you a whole slew-mess of neato (mosquito) stuff, offering you the best of my (only) talents (such as...my new CD!, a concert in your home, songwriting, dinner cooked by me, or even a full recording-session), your support will allow me to distribute my new record "FOUR" and work with PR companies that can help my music reach more people like you..which will in-turn allow me to make mOre records, mOre often...

....every bit of your contributions will go directly to the distribution and promotion of this record (even the tiniest donations help...)...but if i don't reach my modest goal, the Kickstarter-program doesn't disperse any of the money.....so please, give what you can, so that we can, do, what we, cAN!....(and please help me spread the word to your family and friends who like music!)

...you guys have given me so much over the years..honestly..i would probably not still be making solo-records if it wasn't for all the love and support you've thrown my way...it truly means the worLd to me...i think this is a really exciting time to be making records for, and releasing records directly to...you......programs like Kickstarter will allow us to collaborate, and work towards a common goal...

..i thank you from the deepest-bottom of my weird little heart for sticking with me, and joining me on this wonderful journey....

xo,
-bleu

p.s. this is indeed my dad...and me...when i was 4:

LISTEN to most of "Four" on SoundCloud



Limited Edition Kickstarter T! With every CD pre-order of Reward bundle #6 (or higher), you'll receive this Limited Edition Bleu "Kickstart" T-Shirt. (Only available here). It's an American Apparel, super soft, 50/50 Poly Cotton Short Sleeve Crew T-shirt, available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. (machine wash cOld, tumble dry lOw!)



LISTEN to some of my custom Birthday Songs on SoundCloud

my Birthday Songs are also on iTunes!



New Fun Freebie: Custom Bleu Clayton USA guitar pick! everyone who pre-orders the $20 pledge reward or greater will receive this fun eXtra freebie in their package when we mail you your copy of FOUR. (!)

Free WATERSTONE GUITARS will be the Mark Sandman Tribute Guitar model pictured here:
(color will be based on availability). Click the image to read more about this guitar model! Extra special thanks to Robert Singer and Waterstone Guitars for supporting me and my musical endeavors. I have used Waterstone guitars and basses in many of my own recordings and use them regularly at my home recording studio.



Find me on:

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Listen to songs I've written with other artists!

My last CD "A Watched Pot" on Amazon

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    (Reward #16) WRITE A SONG with Bleu on Skype or video chat, or even in person if scheduling & city location permits! I will play all the instruments (unless otherwise agreed upon), and deliver you a master quality MP3. You must be able to provide a vocal performance in order to finish the song (or I can sing if you want). You'll also receive every item in #6 above & 4 unreleased Bleu songs. Only 5 writing session are Available!

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