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Seven years after our previous release, we are eager and excited to put out our fifth studio album, "Home".
Seven years after our previous release, we are eager and excited to put out our fifth studio album, "Home".
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Hello friends, family, fans and fans-to-be!  Can you believe that seven years have passed since our last album? That's too long, isn't it? Well, we've decided to do something about it and boy are we excited!  

What is it?
This will be our fifth studio album, coming out this year, Cadence's twentieth anniversary!  We spent months tossing around ideas about what this album should be. What sort of stuff do we want to include? What do our fans want to hear? What excites us?  After much deliberation, we have decided to create an album of all Canadian content!  We have selected a few of our favourite songs by Canadian artists that even non-Canadians will recognize and enjoy, such as Gordon Lightfoot, Feist, Michael Buble and The Tragically Hip, to name a few.  There will also be several original songs on the album (we're Canadian too, after all!), one of which is the title track - Home.      

Why?
It's been seven years! We are all so very eager to be putting out some new music for everyone to enjoy.  We have lots of passion and ideas brewing over here and we need somewhere to put them!  We chose the theme for the album because, as four proud Canadians, we wanted to pay tribute to some of the amazing musicians our country has produced by putting a Cadence spin on some of our personal favourite Canadian songs.  

Where does the money go?  
A project like this is largely a labour of love. The four of us will have logged countless unpaid hours in the creation of the album, but that's because we love the music, we want to make something that we and our mothers (Hi mom!) can be proud of, and we want to make something our fans can enjoy. Despite our volunteered hours, there are many other costs associated with making an album. We need to pay for studio time, album design, editing, engineering, production, mastering, printing, publicity, royalties, photography etc. 

When?  
The album will come out June 22nd (keep an eye out for details on the album release party)! We started recording in May of 2017 and are already done several tracks. We have been very busy with our continued touring and performing, but we are arranging, composing, recording and editing with every spare moment. We are thrilled with how things are coming together, and we hope you will be too. 

Who?
As you may already know, our foursome is made up of Ross Lynde (Tenor), Lucas Marchand (Tenor), David Lane (Baritone/Vocal Percussion) and Kurt Sampson (Bass/Vocal Percussion).  In order to ensure the best possible product, we have also assembled a team of skilled individuals to aid us.  Producing the album is longtime friend, amazing musician and ex-Cadence member Dylan Bell.  We wanted an outside ear to give us opinions, suggestions and some different musical ideas to take things to the next level and Dylan seemed like a natural choice.  To mix the album, we have enlisted Kai Koschmider.  Kai is a studio engineer with a lot of experience in the a cappella world. He has worked with us on several projects in the past and we are excited to have him on the team! We have also hired the amazingly talented Kate Hall to put together the album artwork.

Risks and challenges

Making an album is a huge undertaking with many moving parts. One song may be at the mixing stage, while another is being arranged, while another is being recorded. Meanwhile, we need to make sure our graphic designer Kate has all the info she needs so we can get new graphics to our publicist to help promote the album release, tickets for which are one of the rewards for this very kickstarter campaign, which also requires graphics from Kate and so on and so on. We think you get the point. Scheduling and planning a project of this magnitude is a big challenge, but we have learned a lot from our experiences recording our four previous albums and we are confident that we will make it through relatively unscathed! There is also a financial risk involved, which is why we have been applying for grants and why we have started this crowdfunding campaign. With your help and support, we will be able to make this album the way we envision it!

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About $1.50

    The "tip your servers" pledge

    Thank you so much for your support! Every bit helps. You'll get access to the Behind-the-scenes stuff posted for pledgers only.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Two MP3 pre-release tracks

    For $10, you will get access to two tracks from the album before the release date! Also includes access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    Digital copy of "Home"

    Listen, we know not everyone buys physical CDs anymore. For $20 you will get a digital download of the full album. Includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    An autographed copy of the album!

    For $25, you will get a copy of our brand new album "Home" signed by all 4 members. Includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $34

    2 autographed copies of the album!

    If you know you want an extra copy to gift someone or you want to team up with a friend, you can get 2 copies of "Home" for $45, signed by all 4 members. Includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Signed album AND 2 album release tix.

    For $50, you'll get a copy of "Home" signed by all 4 members AND 2 tickets to our album release show on June 22nd (Downtown Toronto). Includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    Signed album and sheet music

    For $75, you'll get a signed copy of "Home" and raw sheet music for 2 songs from the album, meaning the charts will look how they did when we started recording! Follow along in the music while you listen, sing it with your own group, or have it as a special keepsake - It's up to you! Also includes two pre-release MP3 tracks, a personal thank you note and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $94

    Signed album and a private lesson

    For $125, you'll get a copy of "Home" signed by all 4 members and a 1 hour Skype lesson with a Cadence member of your choice at a mutually agreed upon date and time.

    Topics may include : Singing/voice technique, Instrument imitation, Beatboxing/vocal percussion, Music theory, Arranging, Composing, Trombone/Guitar/Piano (Yes, we play instruments too)

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $94

    Signed 5 CD Bundle + Personal thank you

    For $125, we will send you a complete set of Cadence's 5 CD discography (including the brand new album!), signed by all 4 members AND a personal thank you note. Includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About $132

    Music lover bundle

    For $175, you'll get everything from the Signed CD Bundle AND raw sheet music for 5 songs on the album. This is how the music looked when we started recording! See the album through our eyes by following along while you listen! Includes personal thank you note, two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 275 or more About $207

    Improvised song video

    For $275, we will send you a short video of the 4 of us improvising a song about something of your choosing (could be someone's name, a profession, a breakfast food - whatever!). You can even choose the genre! Includes signed copy of "Home", two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted for only you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About $263

    Singing telegram

    For $350, Cadence will call someone of your choice and sing them a full song from our repertoire. We send you a list and you choose the song! Includes a personal thank you note, Signed CD bundle of all 5 Cadence albums, two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $376

    Name or word ON the album

    No, we don't mean in the liner notes. For $500, we will actually record a name or word (family-friendly) of your choice and hide it somewhere in a track on the album. We can tell you where it is, or you can try to find it yourself. Includes a personal thank you note, Signed CD bundle of all 5 Cadence albums, two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    1 hour workshop with 2 Cadence members

    For $500, 2 Cadence members will do a workshop/clinic with your choir, music class, band etc. Must be within 50 km of the GTA or through Skype. Includes Signed CD bundle of all 5 Cadence albums, two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

    Topics may include: Vocal technique, working on repertoire, beatboxing/vocal percussion, instrument imitation, arranging, composition.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,500 or more About $1,128

    Big time supporter

    Thank you SO much! For $1500, we will thank you in the CD liner notes and on our website and social media platforms (with your consent). You will also get the singing telegram, an improvised song, 4 tickets to a Cadence show of your choice with private access to soundcheck, and an autographed CD bundle (all 5 CD's) with a personal thank you note. If we are not performing in your area in the coming year, we will work with you to determine a reward of equal value. Also includes two pre-release MP3 tracks and access to Behind-the-scenes stuff posted only for you Kickstarter pledgers!

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    Pledge CA$ 4,000 or more About $3,007

    1 hour concert

    THANK YOU. For $4000, you will get all the rewards from the previous level AND Cadence will perform a 1 hour concert on a mutually agreed upon date. This could also be in the form of a house party, wedding, birthday etc. We will provide entertainment for 1 hour, complete with sound system! If concert location is farther than 300km from the GTA, the backer will be responsible for reasonable travel expenses.

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