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Chelsea Berry is heading in to the studio to record her full-length, full-band album- let's make a record!!!

My name is Chelsea Berry. I'm a touring singer/songwriter currently based out of Gloucester, MA.

In the last three years, I've moved from barrooms to music halls and theaters, and have been been privileged to share the stage with some of the biggest musicians on some of the most renowned stages in my genre.

Most of the gigging I've done so far has been solo, but recently, I've begun working with a band and am loving the sound, the energy, and the fun of sharing the stage with other people who are as excited about the music as I am!

the Chelsea Berry Band opening for Chris Isaak at the North Shore Music Theater
the Chelsea Berry Band opening for Chris Isaak at the North Shore Music Theater

So it's time for me to make a new album- and this time with a full band. As an independent artist without the support of a record label, the budget for recording an album has to be significantly smaller, and funds are always tight. 

I've put together a plan, including a budget to cover recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing- for a total of $10,000.

If the goal of $10,000 isn't met, your cards will not be charged and no prizes will be mailed out.

If we raise more than $10,000, the money will go towards promotion, touring, equipment, and all those other things that it takes get a new project off the ground. 

The album will be released in February of 2013 and the release concert will be held at the Shalin Liu Perfomance Center in Rockport, MA. 

From the beginning, it has been your support that has made it possible for me to follow my dream and make a career out of music- I cannot thank you enough for all you have given and continue to give. 

Our CD release concert venue
Our CD release concert venue

So let's do it! Take a look at the right side of my kickstarter page and decide on which prize or thank you package you'd like to pledge for. Any amount, great or small, is appreciated- giving just $5 gets us $5 closer to our goal. We have 30 days to raise the money- so please HELP SPREAD THE WORD!! Text, blog, Facebook, email.. whatever your chosen media, please send this on to friends and family;  tell them about our exciting new project and let's make a record!!

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    Signed copy of the new album + window decal + Chelsea Berry guitar pick and thank you card.

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    YOUR CHOICE--- guitar lesson, voice lesson, piano lesson, or songwriting lesson-- 1 hour at your home or mine!!! (Routed within my tour dates or 50 miles of Gloucester, MA) + 2 signed copies of the album.

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    VIP Invitation to the CD release party (held a week before the Shalin Liu release concert) hosted in Gloucester, MA. Celebrate with me, the band, and all involved in making this project happen, plus be the first to hear the new album. We'll take a photo together which I'll sign and send to you and we'll shower you with goodies.. 2 signed copies of the album + window decal + cool suprises!

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    Handwritten lyrics to "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" .. this is a newer song dear to my heart because it's about my younger brother- he served as a Marine in Afghanistan and made it home safely last month. The lyrics describe my personal struggle- wanting to support him but not always sure how to go about it. + 8x10 signed photo, 2 Tshirts, 4 signed copies of the new album + window decal and thank you card.

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    Invitation to a small dinner party and mini concert on Boston's North Shore for you and a guest. I'll provide the food and tunes, and we'll hang! + 2 signed copies of the new album + 2 window decals.

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    Original signed piece of Chelsea Berry art- your choice of acrylic on canvas or framed pen and ink. +3 signed copies of the album.

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    2 hour voice lesson. Must pay for own travel expenses.... unless I will be in your area for shows, in which case, I'll come to you!! + signed copy of new album + window decal. ***If you live in Alaska, I'll be coming up for part of the summer.. so pledge away!!! :)

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    Sit in on a studio session for a day. Must pay for own travel expenses. If you fly, train, or bus it to Boston, I'll come pick you up! + signed copy of the new album + window decal.

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    2 tickets to any of my shows in 2013 and a meeting backstage! + 2 Tshirts + 2 signed copies of the new album + 2 window decals.

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    I will cover the song of your choice (within reason) and upload it to my YouTube channel! + 2 Tshirts +2 signed copies of the new album + window decal.

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    I will personally thank you in the credits on the album + 2 tickets to see any of my shows in 2013 and a meeting backstage! + 4 signed copies of the album + 8x10 signed photo + window decal.

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    A HOUSE CONCERT during 2013 at YOUR house with me playing all of my songs for YOU! Have your friends over and hear how some of these songs sound at home. (Routed within my tour dates or if your house is more than a 4 hour drive from Boston, you will need to cover travel and either a hotel room or an extra bed for yours truly). + 2 signed copies of the album + 8x10 signed photo + window decal. ***If you live in Alaska, I'll be coming up for part of the summer.. so pledge away!!! :)

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    My band invades your home! A HOUSE CONCERT during 2013 at YOUR house with my full band entertaining! Have your friends over and party it up. (If your house is more than a 4 hour drive from Boston, you will need to cover travel and either hotel rooms or extra beds for 4 of us). + 4 signed copies of the album + 8x10 signed photo + window decal.

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    My personal Baby Taylor guitar... signed by me! I've taken her all over the country and she is quite the storyteller. Nice sound, perfect for traveling and easy to play. + a bag of goodies, including 5 signed CDs, photos, etc.... and if you live within 4 hours of Boston or somewhere within my tour, I'll come and give you a guitar lesson too.

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