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Help us give you MORE MAS as we raise funds to RECORD OUR FIRST ALBUM, become a legit business, & start producing our holiday show!
Help us give you MORE MAS as we raise funds to RECORD OUR FIRST ALBUM, become a legit business, & start producing our holiday show!
206 backers pledged $10,565 to help bring this project to life.

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Since our inaugural FIVE show in March of 2011, MAS has produced a total of six original concert-meets-cabaret-meets-comedy shows to great acclaim. Each MAS production incorporates humor, irreverence, and polished vocals, as well as unique arrangements and mash-ups that have become known as completely “MAS”. (Do you know any other group who draws a perfect parallel line between Beyoncé and Wilson Phillips?If so, introduce us. We could make beautiful music together. See the clip below!) We do our best to make our shows seem effortless, but it ain’t as easy as it looks. Making it look easy is part of the fun.

 
Poster from our first show, 'FIVE'  - photography & design by Anthony Matula
Poster from our first show, 'FIVE' - photography & design by Anthony Matula

We produce every aspect of our shows ourselves (with incredible help from talented friends and husbands - especially Anthony Matula for his work on our marketing materials and the Kickstarter video you just watched), and we each spend more time than we can log preparing for all aspects of our shows. Producing a MAS show is a wonderfully rewarding labor of love, but it’s also expensive and time consuming. We keep our ticket prices reasonable because we know it’s hard out there for a pimp, and we are fortunate enough to rely on a core group of musicians and technicians who let us pay them less than they’re worth in order to have a little fun with us. MAS never cuts corners on quality, though. Our standards started high and get higher all the time – we want to raise the bar every time we step on stage and give our audiences an unforgettable experience with every show.

Photo from "A ChristMAS Holiday Hangover", 2012  photo by LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
Photo from "A ChristMAS Holiday Hangover", 2012 photo by LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

People ask us:  Can I get recordings of your music? Are you doing another show soon? Do you do corporate events? We want to be able to say “YES!” to all of these questions, and we’re ready to take it to the next level if you are. We want to live up to our name and do MORE. So we’re asking for your help. The funds that you donate will allow us to:

RECORD AN ALBUM – At long last, MAS is going to lay down some tracks. Some of your favorites. Some of our favorites. We’re going to make an album that will be available to the masses in a digital format, and we need funds to pay our musicians and engineers what they’re worth, cover any licensing and legal fees, and get ourselves into a studio. Once there, we’ll try to keep the shenanigans to a minimum.

ESTABLISH MAS AS A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS – In order to move forward, it’s time to get official, y’all. We approach everything we do professionally, so our income, expenses and legalese should be no exception. We think MAS, Inc. has a nice ring to it!

PRODUCE OUR HOLIDAY SHOW - Through this Kickstarter campaign, MAS is seeking a show sponsor for “Under the MASletoe”, our upcoming holiday production (details coming soon)!  With a sponsorship-level donation (and/or the culmination of smaller, extremely important donations) not only can we cover marketing, promotional, photography and videography costs, but we can adequately pay the musicians and technicians we hire who pour their talents into our shows. We want to pay them what they’re worth - or at least a reasonable fraction of that sum!

Any additional funds (fingers crossed!!!) that we raise will be put into our “amp up the wow factor” bank. Like we said, MAS is all about making every show bigger, better and brighter than the one that came before it. Delivering more volume, glitz, polish and quality is our aim, and every buck in the kitty helps. We haven’t found a way to turn blood, sweat and tears into sequins yet, but by God we’re working on it.  (Fine print: We aren’t actually going to buy Twizzlers with your money. Unless, of course, you write us a note saying that your donation is specifically intended for Twizzlers...which is totally allowed.)

We hope you’ll consider supporting five gals who are doing their best to raise the standard, demand more of themselves and each other, and create more cool stuff. MAS is all about working hard, laughing harder, and inspiring others to follow their own hearts.  Making it happen isn’t nearly as hard as sitting in your room wishing it would happen. We promise. Please join us and help us do MAS!

Love,

Erin, Cori, Laura, Megan, and Melodie!

(Left to Right)  Laura Matula, Cori Laemmel, Erin Parker, Melodie Madden Adams, & Megan Murphy Chambers.  This is LOVE folks.  This. Is. Love.
(Left to Right) Laura Matula, Cori Laemmel, Erin Parker, Melodie Madden Adams, & Megan Murphy Chambers. This is LOVE folks. This. Is. Love.

p.s. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR SPANX, TWIZZLERS, OR KORBEL, SEND THEM OUR WAY!  We’re already plugging those brands - and possibly keeping them in business -  so maybe we could make those relationships official! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge MAS generally faces is that of juggling and meshing the hectic schedules of five busy women, but never fear! We're committed to this project just as we have been committed to each and every project we have collectively tackled in the past - all of which which have led us to our current goal. We're ready to give you MORE MAS if you want it!

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    Our undying love & affection, & a code word you can cash in for a high five after our holiday show if you are in attendance! (Admission to the show not included with high-five, but you can meet us in the lobby afterwards if you hate Christmas but still want “some skin”)

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    • A digital download of our upcoming album that you helped produce & a social media shout-out.
    • PLUS - the aforementioned $10 reward package!

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    • A Personal “Thank You!” Video Message from the MAS ladies & your name in our holiday playbill!
    • A digital download of our album that you helped produce!!!!
    • PLUS - the aforementioned $10 reward package!

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    • A MAS Tote - designed by ANTHONYMATULA
    • A Personal “Thank You!” Video Message from the MAS ladies & your name in our holiday playbill!
    • A digital download of our album that you helped produce!!!!
    • PLUS - the aforementioned $10 reward package!

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    • Two tickets to our upcoming holiday show & a limited edition MAS t-shirt - designed by ANTHONYMATULA (your travel costs to the holiday show are not included)
    • PLUS, you get everything in the $100 reward package!

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    • MAS BY REQUEST! The MAS gals will sing a song of your choosing and send it to you via video – while wearing fabulous shoes, of course!
    • PLUS, you get everything in the $100 reward package!

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    • MAS SPECIAL SKILLS* We don’t just sing and tell jokes. We’re also good at other stuff. Like drinking coffee (and vodka). And coaching singing. And shopping. And painting with unexpected body parts. *ALL social events last approx one hour unless otherwise noted, are only available in the Nashville area, and will be chaperoned. ;) You get your choice of: “Coffee with Cori” (Cori will go on a coffee date with you), “Enabling by Erin” (Drink with Erin while you solve the world’s problems –we can’t offer booze as a reward, so your drinks are on you, but Erin will buy her own – which will save you thousands!), “LaLaLa with Laura” (A 30 min. coaching session with Laura–location TBA), “Hit the Mall with Mel” (Mel will accompany you on a shopping trip & give you fashion advice), AND OUR PERSONAL FAVORITE...“Mammary Art by Meg”, Megan will paint you an artistic picture on canvas with her boobs. (You don’t get to watch, you perverts. You just get the end result.)
    • PLUS, you get everything in the $100 reward package!

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    NEW PRICE FOR OUR FINAL KICKSTARTER PUSH!! • SPONSOR OUR UPCOMING HOLIDAY SHOW! –This is an awesome reward for a company or corporation – OR for an individual who wants to be the Richard Gere to our Pretty Woman. Because we want the fairytale. (Please email masnasnvilleinfo@gmail.com with any questions regarding this reward!) You get:
    • You or your company’s name/logo on our show poster, in our advertising, and in our holiday show program as a presenter/sponsor
    • A shout-out to you/your company in our holiday show script.
    • 10+ tickets to our holiday show
    • PLUS, you get everything in the $100 reward package, AND a limited edition MAS t-shirt - designed by ANTHONYMATULA

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    • Acoustic house party – MAS will do a 1 hour casual show at your abode for you and 20 of your closest friends – or if you don’t have friends, you could invite strangers and charge admission! (Nashville area only. Outside the Nashville area, travel and lodging will be an extra fee.) Must be redeemed by Nov 1 2015
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