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Award-winning, hard working band, the CA Honeydrops are raising $25k for a new album and a way to spread their sound to the BIG world!
Award-winning, hard working band, the CA Honeydrops are raising $25k for a new album and a way to spread their sound to the BIG world!
456 backers pledged $26,337 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE #11 12/27: Almost there! Remember, we can always go OVER the goal too! Tee hee...Please enjoy this video from a recent show at the Rickshaw Stop in SF.  THANK YOU!

UPDATE #10 12/20: Yes People! We are inches away from meeting our goal! Before Santa convinces your friends to buy that video game, give the gift of local, organic, sustainable live music! Only a few days left to join hundreds of awesome fans and philanthropists in the party!

Straight from the heart! Please call those extra music-lovers and ask for an extra hand to top off the kickstarter goal! Can we raise $4,000 in 4 days Yessir.

AND.....please visit our tour page because we have posted our Winter Tour Schedule, including New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Oregon, Seattle,WA, Los Angeles, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Sebastopol, CA and some Bay Area too!

FULL TOUR SCHEDULE HERE

UPDATE #9 12/15: Awesome job everybody! Let's get this remaining  $10,000 in the next 10 days! WE CAN DO THIS!! Thank you everyone for your new and increased pledges! Please enjoy this silly performance of "Hell Yes, Cheated".  *Any questions about our project/band? Check out the FAQ below or email us directly cahoneydrops@gmail.com*

UPDATE #8 12/09(footnotes): From Street Busking to Polish TV! Through your support we have had an amazing journey of playing for you in the BART stations, to performing on national Polish television! Check out the documentary of the Drops playing in the Bart, with a cool interview from Lech. The update has a link to footage of us playing on Polish TV where Lech is speaking in his mother tongue! Thanks everybody!

UPDATE #7 12/07:  A Video Song From Lech "Up Above My Head": "Here's a spiritual song I like to sing at the beginning of every time I perform. While gospel music has been the music that really inspired me to sing as well as what I listen to most, its not necessarily the right music for a party at a night club. This song is special because its message is not as much about religious belief as it is about the spiritual power of music, and a reminder that we are always in the presence of something greater than just ourselves. I believe, the word 'heaven' , is open to interpretation." - Lech

    Since our humble beginnings as a street band in 2008 the California Honeydrops have recorded 2 acclaimed albums of original music. Soul Tub! earned us a "Best New Artist" nomination from the National Blues Foundation in Memphis and Spreadin' Honey won "Best Local Album of 2011" in the SF Bay Area.  We have toured Europe 6 times and gone up and down the west and east coasts more times that we can count.  This year we took home 5 honors from the Bay Area Press and completed our first east coast tour.  What makes us most proud is that we have achieved all this without the help of a record label or a booking agent!  

  Our independence from outside influences has kept our art pure and from the heart.  It has also been TONS of work. But its been a labor of love for us and that love has been reciprocated by thousands of devoted fans around the world that have kept our band alive and working for the past 4 years.  Right now, with your support, we're hoping to take the Honeydrops to the next level. We want to record the best album we can and get as many people as possible to hear it.  But making an album and getting a band's name out there costs A LOT of money that we don't have.

The lowest amount a "Big Stage Band" will spend on one album with the PR to support it is around $150,000. We think we can do pretty good with at least $25,000 to start on the recording/production of a new album and to hire professional help get our name ringing out throughout the land.    So help make us a little "Bigger" so we can can keep spreadin' the honey. Ya dig?

Any amount you give goes a long way! Thank you so much for your support!

 ~ All our Love, The California Honeydrops

Email: cahoneydrops@gmail.com with any Questions.

http://www.cahoneydrops.com

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    You are officially recognized as a supporter of our music and we THANK YOU!

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    A full-length, pre-release Digital Download of our new studio album that you helped fund! We will also give you a button or sticker at a show!

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    Sweet Signed Gift Package! A Pre-Released, Signed copy of our upcoming studio album you help fund! + a new Button or Sticker! Sweet!
    ***($45 U.S. dollar minimum donation for shipping outside U.S.A.)***

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    Golden Honey Gift Package! Everything from the Sweet Signed Package + a brand new design, quality cotton T-Shirt (your choice size/sex)!
    ****($75 U.S. dollar minimum donation for shipping outside U.S.A.)***

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    Everything from the Golden Honey Gift Package +
    our first 2 original albums Signed ("Soul Tub!", and "Spreadin' Honey") + A Personalized live "Thank You" from the band on stage at a big home show in the Bay Area!
    ***($110 U.S. dollar minimum donation for shipping outside U.S.A.)***

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    Personalized Voice Mail from The Honeydrops!
    The band will send you an Mp3 of a personalized greeting for your voicemail!
    + Signed Pre-Released copy of the new CD + digital download for a friend + Button or Sticker!

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    Benjamin makes you a signed, personalized Soul Tub! (5 gallon bucket bass)
    The star instrument from the band's debut album, you will have your very own custom built tub bass! + a signed copy of the new album!
    ***Must be able to pick up from Oakland, Ca, USA. NO DELIVERIES**

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    Live too far away to see our shows? We can still hang out...email us a photograph of you and we will blow it up and the whole band will take a picture with it on stage! Then we'll re-post it on our website & facebook for everyone to check out (if you want)! + signed copy of the new studio album!

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    Tea Time with the Band! Allow us to take you and a friend out to a fine cafe in Oakland or Berkeley, CA. We can discuss music, philosophy, and you can see our good hygiene up close! + We hand you and your friend signed copies of the new CD and new T-shirts!

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    We record a song of your choosing! It can even be your own song! It might not be a major production, but it will be alive!!
    Email us at cahoneydrops@gmail.com and we can talk about it!

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    Special Performance for College Students Only! Pool up your resources and make one $1200 donation and we will rock your college party SO HARD your Sociology professor will write a book about it! ~We will also throw in some CD's and T-shirts to hand out at the party! ~
    The location, date, and time of the party must coincide with the band's touring schedule, but we are pretty easy to work with.
    It might be possible to get the party in before Summer 2012, but most likely Fall 2012 or later.
    Please email Johnny Bones at honeydropsbooking@gmail.com before you make the donation.
    **If you are not current College Students we will not play for this special price***

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    Your song! We will write and record a short song about a theme of your choice! We will make it a free download for our fans and give you credit for the inspiration! + a signed copy of our new studio album that you help fund! **We will accept ideas for the song style at first, but in the end it's whatever style we see fit, the song will not be for re-sale**

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    Live, 2-3 set performance at your house in your town (U.S.A.) with 20 copies of our new studio album + 5 T-shirts to give to guests.
    The location, date, and time of the party must coincide with the band's touring schedule, but we are pretty easy to work with.
    Please email Johnny Bones at honeydropsbooking@gmail.com before your donation.

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Funding period

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