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We are a husband and wife Indie/Folk Duo. Our first EP as Chasing Opal is finished, finally! We just need a little more help...
We are a husband and wife Indie/Folk Duo. Our first EP as Chasing Opal is finished, finally! We just need a little more help...
84 backers pledged $5,405 to help bring this project to life.

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 Hello Friends!

Welcome to our Kickstarter! We are Chasing Opal, a husband and wife Indie Folk Duo located in Wilmington, NC. We've recently finished recording our first EP and we need your help! Our EP is a collection of original music, each song telling a different story than the last. 

After listening to the songs collectively, we realized the songs were each stylistically different from the other. Which quickly led us to the name of this project. State of Mind

We are incredibly excited to share this project with you and finally give it the proper release that it deserves. Thank you for making memories with us. Your support is helping fuel our dreams!!

- Steven & Whitney -

// STATE OF MIND //

We started the recording process at Hourglass Studios in Wilmington, NC in 2014. We originally planned on releasing the EP in the summer of 2015, but due to unforeseen medical reasons... we would like to formally introduce you to Penelope, the polyp. Who, since the summer of 2015, has been camping out on Whitney’s left vocal cord. We did what any good friend would do and selfishly suppressed Penelope’s true potential. Which really means... we FINALLY finished recording! 

We destroyed a family of piggy banks to fund the expenses for recording the EP. To save the lives of their cousins, aunts and uncles we are asking for your help. (I REPEAT this is not a ransom letter! We don't want to see any more harm done to defenseless piggy banks.)

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN

  • First. Relax. Take a deep breath.
  • Second. Carefully review our reward system located to the right of your screen. [ Do not forget to read the fine print ;-) ]. 
  • Third. Calmly pull out your debit and/or credit card.
  • Last. Pick the reward that is right for you and punch in those digits! Then, sit back, relax and share this Kickstarter with your friends! 

THE COST BREAKDOWN

The funds raised from this campaign will go towards:

  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Duplication and Packaging of EP [1,000 copies]
  • Marketing and Advertisement
  • Merchandise 
  • Graphic Design and Album Art
  • Photography

FUN WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Sharing our campaign on your favorite social media websites. Word of mouth is a big deal y'all. So tell your friends, family, coworkers, music lovers, or your favorite tot-eating llama (a.k.a Tina). It will help us more than you know! 

  • Flash mobs. We need more flash mobs. 
  • Like Chasing Opal on Facebook (to receive even more campaign updates)
  • Sign up to receive our email newsletter
  • Follow Chasing Opal on Instagram
  • Stay turnt and stay tuned for updates and special Kickstarter releases

In all seriousness, your support and contributions means the world to us. Without your love, we would not be able to do this. So, from the bottom of our WHOLE hearts, we sincerely appreciate all your love, support and contributions that you are willing to make. 

STRETCH GOAL

If we surpass our goal and raise $8,000 or more, that's where the real fun begins! That additional funding will go towards recording our first FULL LENGTH album! (Which we have started writing *eek!*) AND everyone who backed the campaign gets an exclusive Chasing Opal Army T-Shirt.

 'Fun' song live at Hourglass Studios!

Risks and challenges

Once the campaign is successfully funded, we do not anticipate any setbacks. However, in the occurrence that life challenges us, we have assembled a team of tiny elves to perfect the distribution of our product safely to your doorstep! #guaranteed

In the unlikely event that our manufacturers cannot produce our product, my grandmother will personally go to the place of business... need I say more? No matter what, you will always be in the loop! Whether we meet or surpass our goal, one way or another we will find a way to finish this project.

This project (literally) has our blood, sweat and tears in it so we cannot begin to thank you enough for your support and contributions!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    JUST A TIP:

    This is where the tip totally counts. Tip us any amount of money over $1 and we'll send you a handwritten thank you card and you will have our undying love for the rest of time!

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    JOIN THE CHASING OPAL ARMY:

    Preorder a digital download of 'State of Mind'!

    [Also includes]
    Handwritten thank you card

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    THE JOHN HANCOCK SPECIAL:

    Preorder a signed physical copy of 'State of Mind'!

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    Digital download of 'State of Mind'
    Chasing Opal sticker

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    YOU GOT SWAG!:

    You'll get a Chasing Opal T-Shirt, a signed physical copy of 'State of Mind' AND a digital download!

    [Also Includes]
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    Chasing Opal Sticker

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    WANNA HAVE FUN?:

    You'll get a Chasing Opal T-Shirt AND a limited release 'FUN' song tank top! Also includes a signed physical copy and digital download of 'State of Mind'!

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    Chasing Opal sticker

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    LET'S GET CATCHY:

    A personally written jingle for you/your company/your best friend/your dog. You name it, we'll write it!

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    Signed physical copy of 'State of Mind'
    Chasing Opal T-Shirt
    Chasing Opal sticker

    **Once the campaign has ended we will contact you to get specifics. We will record it and send you a digital copy of the song.

    **Offer expires June 30th, 2017

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    THIS IS YOUR SONG:

    A personally written song for you!

    *OR*

    PICK YOUR SONG:

    We'll cover any song of your choice. Please don't make us cover 'Free Bird'.

    **Once the campaign has ended we will contact you to get specifics. We will record it and send you a digital copy of the song.

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    Signed copy of 'State of Mind'
    Digital download
    Chasing Opal T-Shirt
    Chasing Opal sticker

    **Offer expires June 30th, 2017

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL:

    • Do you want to show your friends how cool you really are?
    • Do you want to show your employee's how great of a boss you are?
    • Are you looking for some smooth jams for that wedding song of yours?

    Then this reward is right up your alley.

    We will perform a personalized concert for you!

    Once the campaign is funded we will contact you to discuss the specifics.

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    5 signed copies of 'State of Mind'
    2 Chasing Opal T-Shirts
    10 Chasing Opal stickers

    ** Within 200 miles of Wilmington, NC, unless travel expenses are also provided.

    **Offer expires June 30th, 2017

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED:

    Wanna slap the box?

    Steven is offering up his first ever hand made Cajon that he crafted himself. Well, in all honesty he crafted this Cajon with his Dad in his sweet ol' grandmother's backyard wood shop, somewhere in the deserts of Northern Arizona. This one of a kind gem has a sound hole located on its back in the shape of a Scorpion.

    We will sign, send, and deliver this sweet piece of work to your home after the Kickstarter is funded.

    *Delivered anywhere within the continental United States.

    [Also Includes]
    Handwritten thank you card
    5 signed copies of 'State of Mind'
    2 Chasing Opal T-Shirts
    10 Chasing Opal stickers

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Funding period

- (32 days)