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"Kind Ghosts" - debut solo LP by Derek Nicoletto.  Electric, funky pop for Kind Ghosts like you.
"Kind Ghosts" - debut solo LP by Derek Nicoletto. Electric, funky pop for Kind Ghosts like you.
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"Kind Ghosts" - an electronic, funky pop solo debut full-length album by Derek Nicoletto. After Telling on Trixie broke up and Derek and the Darling jumpstarted to a halt, I decided it was time once and for all to go solo, kids. That doesn't mean I play alone, but the vision, apparitions or real, are all mine. After all, I can still collaborate with people, co-write with friends, but overall and in the end, I stand as myself. The recent break up of my bands, of my marriage and the passing of my grandfather leave me wanting to memorialize the positive aspects of all these people and experiences. They are my "Kind Ghosts." Some old songs, never recorded but bubbling with potential are getting their shot now as "Kind Ghosts." Some former members of my bands will appear as "Kind Ghosts." Some songs from my childhood will be re-recorded as cover songs as "Kind Ghosts." The "Kind Ghost" helping me make it possible is Platinum-selling, honored producer Jamie Siegel, who has worked with me on every project of my recording career. With YOU, my "Kind Ghosts," and your donations, I'll be able to finish my project in the studio. Write it, record it, mix and master it, so it has the potential to succeed as many of my songs have in the past - having played now on 20+ TV programs and hundreds of radio stations worldwide. Imagine hearing one of the "Kind Ghosts" songs in "Real World" and saying - I helped make that song! It's a real possibility. The past seven seasons of that show alone have used my music. The money raised will be used for recording production costs, mixing, mastering and duplication.

I want you to be a part of this with me. Some of you have helped before when we raised enough funds to make the Telling on Trixie album "Ugly, Broke & Sober." I hope you'll find your participation in "Kind Ghosts" more personal, intimate and always, entertaining. At a minimum, I need to raise $5k. If we get more, GREAT! That means more songs and the support to share them. Check all the different levels of donation. Welcome to my new journey. It's all or nothing on kickstarter, so if you can only give $5, ask a friend who can give $45 to bump you up to a bigger reward level. This album is a milestone for me. I am solo, but not alone. - Derek

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    Digital download of "Kind Ghosts."

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    The above signed copy, plus EXCLUSIVE access to the Kind Ghosts VIP blog section of dereknicoletto.com, where you will weigh in on issues, get sneak peeks and give your two cents. You will also be sent digital copies all the "Hustler with a Rescue Plan" remixes. Guest list to the CD release party.

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    All the above, plus a very special THANK YOU and your name memorialized forever in the "Kind Ghosts" liner notes. Free admission to a private, super swanky VIP music video viewing party! Free remixes of any songs on the album delivered to you before they come available to everyone else!

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    All of the above, plus an acoustic song of your choice recorded and dedicated to you on YouTube for all the world to hear, and you to gloat about to your friends.

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    All of the above, Executive Producer Credit and a role in one of the music videos! My videos get some goooood play all over the world. So, baby you're a STAR!

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    All of the above and a private acoustic concert for you at your home, or via ustream if you are not within 4-hour driving distance from NYC.

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    I'll pretty much move in with you and clean your house for a month. NO, JK. I won't. But you'd get all the above. And you could appear on the album, if you like. And I'd write a song just for you or for someone you love.

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