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Dean Sauls / Fitz RyanBy Dean Sauls / Fitz Ryan
First created
Dean Sauls / Fitz RyanBy Dean Sauls / Fitz Ryan
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$885
pledged of $9,700pledged of $9,700 goal
34
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 4 2014 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

About 20 years ago, Fitz Ryan was about to have an album of his songs recorded by an almost famous band in Raleigh N.C. Shortly before the band made it into the studio, they did what most almost famous bands do. They broke up. Fitz got married had a couple of kids and Fitz’s album remained unrecorded. Though the years he always dreamed of being able to go into a studio and with a professional producer, bring his vision of what he intended these songs to sound like, to life. But as is the case with pretty much all working class folks, any money he hoped to set aside for his dream was needed for raising a family. From daycare to college tuition and everything in-between, paycheck to paycheck reality had pretty much trumped Fitz’s wildcard dream of producing his concept album that is based on Fitz’s life, growing up in the rural south. Until one day a friend who had backed about a dozen crowdfunding projects came up with the idea of “The Fitz Ryan Kickstarter Project”

This full length album will be the product of hours upon hours of studio time + creative planning + honest song writing that I cannot wait to share with you.

As with any publication of art there are expenses.With the dwindling popularity of record labels, musicians (myself included) are turning to fans and public supporters to bring art to life. All of the funds that I am asking for will be put toward the process of completing a body of musical work that I have been writing all my life. Because I am an independent artist, making a project like this a reality is impossible without you.

The Fitz Ryan album will be recorded at Pershing Hill Sound, by producer Greg Elkins
The Fitz Ryan album will be recorded at Pershing Hill Sound, by producer Greg Elkins
  • Musicians
  • Studio time
  • Professional Producer that has worked with acts like, Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown....  
  • Mixing/Mastering  
  • Copyrights 
  • Design & Branding
  • Merchandise Marketing & Promotions

There will be a lot more work for me to do once this project is brought to physical form. Until then I need the support from music lovers like you. This is an "all or nothing" campaign. This project will only receive your funding if the goal is reached. We only have til Jan, 3, 2014! Thank you for being a person of increase by contributing and spreading the word about the project.

Backer Rewards: digital album, stickers, guitar picks, FR headphones & Fitz Ryan signed Michael Kelly Guitar.
Backer Rewards: digital album, stickers, guitar picks, FR headphones & Fitz Ryan signed Michael Kelly Guitar.

All you awesome Backers will also get to vote on...

  • T-shirt Design
  • Sticker & Pick Design
  • Cover Artwork
  • Even choose the single from the album!
  • Fund this Project
  • Share it on Facebook + Twitter + Google Plus + Reddit + etc.


Special Thanks to Michael Kelly Guitars for funding the $1000 Backer Reward.

Risks and challenges

All projects of this type face hurdles but we feel that we have addressed most potential pitfalls by gathering together many, many years of experience to help this project succeed.

Our Producer: Greg Elkins - has worked with many great performers including: Ryan Adams/ Whiskeytown, Chris Stamey, Birds of Avalon, American Aquarium, NC Music Love Army, Loincloth, Goner, Anders Parker, Tonk and dozens of others.

Design / Marketing: Dean Sauls has over 18 years professional experience in design and marketing. In addition Dean co-owns the one of the top men's lifestyle sites on the web, www.UberApparatus.com The site has cultivated several thousand followers and relationships with hundreds of Public Relations firms in the US and abroad that will be a great asset in helping to spread the word about this project. We are very confident that we will be funded and produce an awesome album.

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    Name on FitzRyan.com web page and album credits + Backer project updates from the studio.

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    "Awesome!" Receive a pre-released digital download of album + Ringtone of album’s single. + Plus the reward from previous level.

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    "Cover to Cover!"12x12 Signed Quality Print of the Final Album Artwork + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "Stickin & Pickin!" Get a genuine Fitz Ryan Sticker and Guitar Pick! + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "If the Shirt Fitz Wear It" The first run ever of Fitz Ryan T-shirts & get Your Name on the back of the t-shirt + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "Be Our Guest" Free Tickets for 10 Live Shows + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "Let's Jam!" A pair of Fitz Ryan Branded Headphones + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "He Wrote a Song About Me!" Get Your Name recorded in a song that will be on the Album. + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "Wanna Jam?" Fitz will come to your home for a concert (within 300 miles of Raleigh, NC. Outside that area travel expenses must be covered by backer) + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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    "Jam Like Fitz!" Get an autographed Michael Kelly Guitar that will be used in the studio while recording the album + Plus the rewards from previous levels.

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Funding period

- (32 days)