I'm Chantilly... cat mom/ blogger/ & singer and writer of the best rainy day songs you've ever cried to.
Lovely to see you :)
Who might I be, you ask? Well, I'm Chantilly. Singer. Songwriter. Seeker. Lover of life.
I feel like most people out there have at least heard of Kickstarter, and/ or know what it's about... but some of you may still be asking yourselves "what the heck is this thing??"
Short answer- it's a funding platform for artists.
See, I wrote some songs. Then after awhile, I felt like the time had come for them to be fully realized as recordings. So I asked Saul at The Lovely Light to team up with me and make an EP, and he said yes!
Much time and love went into creating a sonic world that I fully cherish. Banjo made an appearance... Accordions were used... Harmonies, layers, pots and pans! Oh my...
yes, pots and pans... really.
However, I'm what you might call a starving artist. So it's a challenging endeavor to fund myself. Consequently, I'm looking for people who care to help me get through the last stages of financing.
I'm giving myself 33 days to raise $2,000 dollars, which will cover some of the costs.
Oh... and there's one small catch. If I don't make my goal, I get nothing. Nada. Zip.
Bummer, right?? Let's not let that happen.
Arguably, the most enjoyable/ special element of funding a project through Kickstarter are the rewards. You don’t just get music when you gift me. No way! You get EXTRA PERKS AND EXCLUSIVE STUFF!
To your right, you'll notice a fun menu of prizes to accompany your pledge. Things like personal wardrobe advice, a trip to the thrift store, or a house concert! Some of it is just silly tomfoolery. And some is meant and curated for straight-up, hardcore fans.
The other good news is, while there is a minimum of $2,000, there is no maximum!! I've seen people go tens of thousands over their goal amounts. What would I do with the extra money? I dunno... stuff like... make a video. Plan an east coast tour. Hire a PR firm. Even starting a rainy day fund for my next album :)
I realize that the ONLY way this is going to work is with your help. So if you believe, and want me to keep going... consider contributing to this lifelong dream of mine. I would be honored and appreciative to the maxx.
Next step after that? Tell people about it! I will need help getting some buzz going, for sure- facebook, twitter, your blog, email... every single link makes a huge difference :)
Creating is why I live and breathe. If you're an artist too, you understand. If nothing else, this work is something I'm completely proud to have put into recorded form. I hope you will enjoy it someday soon, too.
So that's it.
Thank you so much. I heart you forever.
... and ever.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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For the price of a latte, you could have a digital download of the first single before the record is out & anyone else hears it! Plus my grateful gratitude.Estimated delivery:
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Digital copy of the EP (before anyone else hears it, obvs.)Estimated delivery:
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Physical copies of the new EP, my previous album 'caught light', plus a pretty PDF of the lyrics on the new record :)Estimated delivery:
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Everything above, plus a super-rare copy of my very first hand-made demo. Being a young, artsy, DIY-type, I made the sleeves out of cereal boxes, and drew on them with colored sharpies. I think I made 300 of them, and there are 18 left in the world. Feat. 2 songs not on any of my albums, and will likely never be re-recorded.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $25 package -- except your records will be signed, and you will receive a rad tote bag that has been designed and screen printed by me :PEstimated delivery:
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Love thrift stores and wanna take a chance? I'll go to Salvation Army (or Goodwill, or Saver's, etc.) and thrift you something awesome according to your specifications! + the $25 package!Estimated delivery:
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Personal shopper time! Let me assess your style and come up with some great new ideas for outfits & accessories for you. + $25 package.Estimated delivery:
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Handwritten lyrics to a Chantilly song of your choice, on really fancy paper... complete with hearts and stars and stuff drawn on it... signed Love, Chantilly <3 + $50 packageEstimated delivery:
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Ever wanted to take a lesson with me? I'm sooo there for you. I'll personally instruct you in the ancient arts of voice, songwriting or guitar. If in NYC, we can meet up, but if not... Skype?? I've never done it before, but hey, I'm willing to learn! (+ $100 package :)Estimated delivery:
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Awkward college years special! You'll get a video copy of my junior year performance at Purchase conservatory. There are BIG perks here... like songs you'll never hear again, and a young Bess Rogers on flute! I even (somehow) still have a program, which I will scan for you to cherish 4-eva. Not enough? Sheesh fine, how about a limited edition t-shirt designed specifically for Kickstarter helpers. Plus your choice of any of the above packages <3Estimated delivery:
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Acoustic demos/ scratch tracks of the songs. This package will include two songs that we decided not to put on the EP. I can't really say if they will ever see the light of day again via recordings... so... yeah. get on that :) (+ all above stuff)Estimated delivery:
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I'll write you a custom song, recorded in garage band, demo style... it can be about any topic (within reason)... it can be about you! The Precious will be yours, and yours alone... + everything above.Estimated delivery:
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House concert! Cram me into your tiny studio apartment with your friends, your christmas lights, your pet mice, and I'm a happy gal. If you are located within 5 hours of NYC, I can be there to rock out physically! If you're across the country... skype... ? Or, I wouldn't be averse to the purchaser of this package, also arranging for travel costs. We'll figure something out. (plus the $200 package)Estimated delivery:
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Notes from a few of the vocal comping sessions (scanned, printed & signed on pretty paper.) These notes are written in my own way of keeping track of things, so I'll have to explain what they mean... like a secret code! You'll also get a custom made journal with your choice of lyrics on the front cover...a nice pretty PDF of some of my favorite photos and outtakes from shoots... AND all my album cover art ideas (there were a few) in a jpeg or PDF file (PHEW, that was a lot...) (plus everything above...)Estimated delivery:
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Made it this far... might as well go all the way! This package is only for those who can keep good secrets ;) I'll give you... my heart. Or the closest thing to it :P i.e. my personal notes on the songs. All the good stuff. What they were about, where they were written, what I was eating at the time... things I haven't even told my BFF. You'll also get a video from me to you expressing my undying gratitude for being such a stud and helping me make my dreams come true. Plus. EVERY SINGLE other reward here, barring physical unavailability.Estimated delivery:
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