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Help Amanda Jayne reach her goal so she can record her second full-length album.

English (Castellano Abajo) :

Hi, I’m Amanda Jayne and I’m from a small town outside of Philadelphia, but I’ve been living in Barcelona, Spain, since 2000.

I’m a musician and songwriter; I play the accordion, the guitar and I sing, and late at night when the rush of the day is over and everyone else is asleep I scribble ideas on scraps of paper and in notebooks that eventually get woven together into miniature stories about whatever is on my mind. Then I set these miniature stories to music, give them a sort of soundtrack.

The songs that you heard on the video (above) are all off my first album “Swoon” (Whatabout Music, 2007) which I recorded with musician and producer Dave Bianchi at his studio (Emergency Room Studio) just outside of Barcelona. After that I put a band together and we got invited to play in bars, theaters and festivals all over Europe.

I feel really lucky to get to play with such amazing musicians; they take my songs to surprising new places and we have all really gotten to know each other over the years as musicians and friends, which is why I am really excited to record my next album with them.

I have slowly but surely been crafting a bunch of new songs and letting them age like wine, but enough is enough. It’s time to record! The name of my new album is “Lunatics in Bloom” and deals with age-old themes such as love, friendship, family, separation, death and the importance of being true to oneself.

The Band:
Amanda Jayne, accordion, guitar and voice
Paco Mendez, banjo and electric guitar
Claudia Gomez, toy piano, glockenspiel, keyboards, backup vocals and random objects (wine glasses, sandpaper, etc.)
Sasha Agranov, cello and musical saw
Marc Mena, trumpets
Miguel Serna, electric bass, stand-up bass and backup vocals
Oriol Roca, drums and kitchen utensils

Special guest Paolo Angeli, classical guitar and backup vocals

Why Kickstarter?

We all know that the music industry is no longer what it was, but for me that’s not really the point. For me what’s so exciting about Kickstarter is the sense of community, the DIY vibe. It’s about a bunch of people getting together to make a creative project happen; it’s about making life just a little bit more interesting and fun.

How you can participate:

I am asking for the bare minimum to record my new album. It's actually going to cost about the double of my goal. Your money will go towards paying for the studio space and equipment, engineer and producer, musicians, mixing and mastering. It will also go towards making hard copies of the album, as well as producing and shipping the other cool gifts listed to the right.

I already booked studio time in November to record with Dave, and I’m working on the songs with the band. I plan on releasing the album in spring of 2013. I really hope you feel inspired to participate by backing my album. I can’t do it without you!

If you want to listen to songs from my first album, check out this link:

http://whatabout-music.com/releasesingle.php?releaseid=7

(CASTELLANO)

Hola, me llamo Amanda Jayne. Soy de un pueblo situado a las afueras de Filadelfia, pero vivo en Barcelona (España) desde el año 2000.

Soy músico y compositora, toco el acordeón, la guitarra y canto. Por la noche, cuando todo el mundo duerme y el ajetreo del día ha terminado, garabateo ideas sobre recortes de papel y blocs de notas que al final quedan tejidas en historias en miniaturas. Tratan sobre cualquier cosa que me pasa por la cabeza. Luego les pongo música, les doy algo parecido a una banda sonora

Las canciones que habéis escuchado en el vídeo (arriba) son de mi primer álbum "Swoon" (Whatabout Music, 2007), grabado con el músico y productor Dave Bianchi en su estudio (Emergency Room Studio) a las afueras de Barcelona. Después de grabarlo he sido invitada a tocar en bares, teatros y festivales de toda Europa.

Me siento muy afortunada de haber podido tocar con músicos increíbles como los que me acompañan. Fueron capaces de llevar mis canciones a nuevos y sorprendentes lugares y hemos acabados todos convirtiéndonos en amigos. Por eso estoy muy emocionada con la idea de grabar mi segundo disco con ellos.

Lentamente, pero con paso seguro, trabajé un puñado de nuevas canciones y las dejé envejecer como el buen vino, pero ahora es el momento de cosechar y de grabar! Mi nuevo disco se llamará “Lunatics in bloom” y tratará de los temas de siempre, el amor, la amistad, la familia, la separación, la muerte y la importancia de ser honesto con uno mismo.

La banda
Amanda Jayne: acordeón, guitarra y voz
Paco Méndez: banjo y guitarra eléctrica.
Claudia Gómez: piano de juguete, carrillón, teclados, voces y objetos.
Sasha Agranov: violonchelo y sierra musical
Marc Mena: trompeta
Miguel Serna: bajo eléctrico, contrabajo y voces
Oriol Roca: batería y objetos de cocina

Artista invitado
Paolo Angeli: guitarra clásica y voces.

¿Por qué Kickstarter?
Todos sabemos que la industria musical ya no es la que era, pero para mi esto tampoco es el punto. Lo que me gusta de verdad de Kickstarter es el sentido de comunidad, el rollo DIY. Va de un grupo de personas que se unen para hacer realidad un proyecto creativo. Se trata de hacer la vida un poco más interesante y divertida.

Como puedes participar:

Estoy pidiendo lo mínimo necesario para grabar mi nuevo álbum. Realment necesito mas o menos el doble de mi meta. Tu dinero servirá para pagar el estudio y el equipamiento, en ingeniero de sonido y el productor, los músicos, la mezcla y el master. Además se destinará a la creación de las copias físicas del disco y a producir y enviar los regalos chulos que están listados a la derecha.

Ya he reservado el estudio para grabar con Dave durante el mes de noviembre, y estoy trabajando en las canciones con el grupo. Mi plan es publicar el disco en la primavera del 2013. Espero de verdad que os entren ganas de participar apoyando mi disco. No podré hacerlo sin vosotros!

Si queréis escuchar a las canciones, haced click en este link:
http://whatabout-music.com/releasesingle.php?releaseid=7

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