Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Sam and Zack Dupont are best friends, siblings and now coconspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family. After a ground breaking show at Nectars in Burlington, Vermont, it was clear that the next step was to merge the brothers writing styles and form one super group to be known as The Dupont Brothers. So Sam made the tough decision to cut ties with his home base of Tucson, AZ and drive across country back east to reside full time in Burlington, VT and pursue music with Zack and the band head first.
This six piece project features Zack's core band who have spent the last three years fine tuning their sound in the home base of Burlington, Vermont. The band features Pat Melvin on upright and electric basses, Tim Sharbaugh on percussion and drums, Will Andrews on Trumpet and Peter Krag on piano. Sam and Zack both write their own music, sing leads and harmonies and play electric and acoustic guitar together in the group.
After the Nectars performance, it was clear that actions needed to be taken to prepare this band for a bright future. A recording session was scheduled soon after to take place at Egan Media Productions in Colchester, VT. Still something was missing. In prepping for the session, the brothers realized that this session should be documented on the visual front as well. It was then that local director Matthew Day of Wondermind Pictures was asked to join the project to capture the entire session on film. After 16 hrs spent in the studio, shooting and recording, the band walked away with an incredibly honest 6 track EP with full video coverage. It's all live performances with no overdubs or tricks to show promoters, fans, family, friends and other bands that "what you see is what you get".
The Dupont Brothers couldn't be happier with the finished product. There's some serious pride to be taken from making a record the old fashioned way and the rewards were fruitful. Having the multimedia aspect of film combined with hi fi audio truly documents the band and entire session. This collaboration takes the project to a whole other level of marketability to radio stations, blogs, magazines, newspapers and promoters with equal accessibility to listeners and viewers worldwide.
Here's where you come in! We're launching this kick starter campaign to fund the entire recording and video session, editing audio and video, packaging our EP's and limited edition DVD's of the session and funding for audio engineering and studio time. Any money that you all can give helps us a ton. Please take some time to watch our video with sneak peaks of the session to get a feel for what we're doing with this project and the bright road ahead of us!
Your support is greatly appreciated,
The Dupont Brothers
Video By: Matt Day - www.wondermindpictures.com
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges pretty much sum up the emotional tissue of what it means to be a musician. We're a breed of folks who are constantly being told "no" by countless amounts of folks that we rely on to take the next step. Yet we overcome, always, because we have a burning passion for what we do that won't be deterred easily.
Having said this, help and beliefs are what we need to survive. This is why we need you to help us complete this project. If we don't meet our goal of $7500, we will be in serious debt to the studio, our engineers, studio and video crew. Money is one thing that we can try to repair, but the emotional disappointment of not being able to share this incredible project with our listeners would be the worst part of failing to reach our campaign goal. We truly believe that we need to share this music and footage with as many folks as possible to have a positive impact on their lives and ours. So failure to launch the Kick Starter equals failure to launch our EP, DVD's and the band itself.
Again, anything helps and all help is greatly appreciated.
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