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Cris Gunther's ANCHOR & WINGS:: An Interactive Journey of Musical Art... #Kickstarter #Participate #Design #Promote #Record #Master!!!
Cris Gunther's ANCHOR & WINGS:: An Interactive Journey of Musical Art... #Kickstarter #Participate #Design #Promote #Record #Master!!!
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Anchor & Wings AND YOU!                                          http://www.crisgunther.com/en/anchor-wings-and-you/  http://www.crisgunther.com/br/2012/anchor-wings-e-voce (Portuguese)                                                                                                                                  Anchor & Wings THE TEASERS!                               http://www.crisgunther.com/en/anchor-wings-the-teasers/  http://www.crisgunther.com/br/2012/anchor-wings-os-teasers (Portuguese)

ANCHOR & WINGS is a fusion of American pop-rock-soul with gospel, dance, and some infectious, Brazilian rhythms thrown in for good measure. The ANCHOR & WINGS concept is about being grounded in the storms of life, and having wings of flight to soar high above life's obstacles. It is heavy and hopeful, strong and vulnerable, lost and transformed. My 3rd recording project will be comprised of eleven, original songs, spoken-word interludes, and bonus tracks in Portuguese. The project will feature the incredible talents of budding, New York menswear designer, Ninh Nguyen of the NINH Collection, International DJ/Remixers, Manny Ward and Giancarlo Ranieri (PUSH/ SEXISTALK), The Heart Of God Choir from Beckley, West Virginia (my hometown & birthplace), Brazilian photographers & graphic designers, Caio Vita, Fabio Kotinda and André Luiz de Castro, Brazilian composers, Luã Linhares and Giulia Soster, Nashville recording artists, David Myers and Markus Huber, and, last but not least, the visionary production, writing power and vocal styling of my dear friend, music producer, and, co-executive producer, OTHONIEL JOSEPH of 7B!  

So, you be the ANCHOR, and I'll be the WINGS in this partnership of musical art. Most of the songs have already been recorded and produced, but several songs are still in need of live instrumentation, and all dynamic, musical projects require a gifted, mastering ear. My first ever music video (which has already been shot) is still in need of post-production, graphic design to bring the 'green screen' effects to life. The project also still needs CD artwork, and lots of grassroots promotion! And, of course, one can never forget taxes for processing (around 10% of the total value), in addition to, the production, shipping and handling costs of the rewards. And, to show my complete sincerity, I will conduct an extremely transparent, professional campaign by accounting for every dime spent with proof of payments, if I'm so fortunate to reach my financing benchmark.

My goal for ANCHOR & WINGS is to release the video and the complete album within 30 days, after the Kickstarter campaign has been finalized. 

And, as a bonus, to show my deep appreciation for your contributions, I'm rewarding all supporters (even $1 donors) with ~souvenirs~ to honor this special moment that has linked our creative paths together forever. I will be eternally grateful for your presence in my life and my art! 

Thank YOU for this amazing opportunity to share a little bit of my heart & soul with you, in hopes of creating a brighter, more inspirational world for all those who feel the need to reach for the stars!! May the light of hope continue to shine on all of our dreams and life passions... And, always remember: No one can do it, like YOU can!  And... NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!!!!  I believe in you... You deserve that and so much more... Your friend, Cris>+

Risks and challenges

All steps in the process of evolution require risks and rewards... And, the bigger the risks and challenges are, the greater the rewards will be... The ANCHOR & WINGS project has already required many sacrifices and lots of blood, sweat and tears... And, at every corner of almost near certain defeat, a bright light appeared from beyond the stained glass window, and a new gush of wind forced open a seemingly locked door of lost hope... This journey has taken me from one continent to another with virtually no money and possibilities to succeed... At times, I was broke, homeless, hungry, and living in a foreign land without the ability to communicate effectively, much less, to beg, borrow or steal... But, somehow, someway, I survived and thrived due to my strong faith, and most importantly, through the kindess of strangers (or angels) who always helped me to pick myself back up in those dark moments of cold despair... This project is 70% ready for its moment in the sun... If I was able to crawl, then walk, run, and, eventually, learn to fly through this crazy world of no's, obstacles, lies, fear, heartbreaks and goodbyes, then I am confident that I can and will do whatever it takes to see this project through to the finish line... All you need to do is listen, look, and feel the energy of my work, determination, and dreams, and you will know that your contributions will not be abandoned, abused, nor taken for granted... I am in it, to win it! Or, at the very least, I can promise you that I'll go out in a flame of ash & smoke trying and climbing that great, glorious mountain to victory... CG>+

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    Free, advanced, digital download of the first single, NEVER GIVE UP, with an autographed, digital photo of the single's cover art!

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    Free, advanced, digital downloads of the first 2 singles from the album, with 2 autographed, digital photos of the singles' cover arts, AND... artistic, personal, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 'Thank You' posts!!

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    Above rewards, AND... a free, digital download of my unreleased, sophomore project, BACK+FORTH {THE DEMO+SESSIONS} with an autographed, digital photo of the cover art illustration!!!

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    Above rewards, AND, a pre-release, digital download of the entire ANCHOR & WINGS album (11 songs, 2 spoken-word recordings), with an autographed, digital copy of the ANCHOR & WINGS cover art, AND... a complete, digital download and digital, autographed, cover art of my debut CD, FALL INTO THE OPEN!!

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    Above rewards, in addition to, a free, digital bonus track in Portuguese, with a personal, artistic, 'Thank You' in the liner notes of the digital booklet, two, autographed, digital poems that were inspired by the ANCHOR & WINGS journey, AND, a FALL INTO THE OPEN cd (50), t-shirt (5), and poster (50) from my debut recording shipped to your home**!!!!!
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    Above rewards, AND, free downloads of all present and future music videos from the ANCHOR & WINGS project, AND...
    a 'Cris Gunther' illustrated v-neck, t-shirt, tank, spaghetti strap or tote bag (50) shipped to your home**!!!!
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    Above rewards, AND, a 45-minute Skype session with me performing 5 songs with an acoustic guitar or piano, 3 spoken-word readings, a Q & A session (Question and Answer) of your choosing, AND, a second, bonus-track download in Portuguese!!!!!
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    Above rewards, in addition to, a one hour and a half show (with a 3-piece band) on Skype (or at a location of your choosing**) with a set-list selected by you, AND, with a YouTube, tribute song, customized especially for YOU (or a loved one that you always wanted to give something special to using your feelings and thoughts as inspiration to draft the melodies and lyrics)!!!!!!
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    Above rewards, in addition to, a two and a half hour show (with a 6-piece band) performed for an event of your choosing** with a post-show, evening out with some friends and I, AND, an advanced download of the ANCHOR & WINGS- EJ (Electronic Kit Journal) filled with personal photos of the project journey from the USA to Brazil (including snapshots of the video & photo shoots and with personal commentary of the life experiences and invaluable lessons learned that served as inspiration for the project's creative process and professional birth)!!!!!!!!!!
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    Above rewards, in addition to, an artistic, customized 'Project Angel' credit inside the CD's art booklet, an appearance in my next music or promotional video, a two month, VIP invitation to attend all of my rehearsals, shows and project events to promote the ANCHOR & WINGS release, a full month of weekly, acoustic shows via webcam or live in person**, AND... a personal tour of the upcoming host cities of the World Cup, 2014, and the Olympic Games, 2016, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Brazil**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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