WELL HI EVERYBODY!!!
This is Daisy & Chap Bernet. We’re a brother and sister duo born and raised in Dallas, TX, now living out in Nashville, TN and performing under the moniker Five Islands.
If we meet our goal of $1,500, we are able to cover production cost of the t-shirts and studio time. This would be FANTASTIC! Any additional funds pledged will go towards equipment, an unofficial tour, and session musicians (further explained below).
WHO WE ARE
We have been playing music together since we were kids, so long that playing music is easily the first hobby and passion the two of us remember having. But like all things, the never ending marathon of singing and strumming under our parents’ roof came to an end, when big brother Chap left home for college. When it came time for Daisy to heed the call of higher education, Chap was on his way out to Los Angeles, CA to find his fortune, or at least build his foundation, in the music industry.
WHERE WE’VE BEEN
Daisy studied all over the world and Chap was making his living in California’s music industry, until Chap decided it was time to leave the west coast and move to Nashville to continue working on music that was a little closer to the home and the heart. Chap was in Nashville for two years when Daisy finished up school, and the music that had yet to be created gave Daisy the nudge she needed to join Chap in Music City. And now that we’re all settled in, and there is some original music on our set list, we have started recording.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
We are inspired by the music of our family. We grew up listening to the Dixieland, Bluegrass, and Folk music of our paternal grandfather, to the hymns of our maternal grandmother, and to the music from the rest of our talented family. They taught us that no matter what your walk of life, or where you’re from, where your lean politically or what baseball team you follow, music is a common language; It’s one of the few traditions that universally bring people together. And now that we’re finally living in the same city again, we can’t think of anything sweeter than sharing our music with as many people that will listen. We want to get started, but we need your help!
WHAT WE’RE ASKING
We need the financial push to get Five Islands Music started on the right foot. We’re looking to book studio time, hire session musicians, and record two singles that will be released in late June early July. We don’t want to spend all of our funds on studio time, however. We want to be able to record every idea that comes up during a writing session, or record a new melody before another one pops into our head. With basic home studio recording equipment, we would be able to make sure that every step of the process is documented for whatever the reason. Whether it be for reference, inspiration, or to release to y’all (or all of the above!!), we want to be ready for it. We have also employed some very talented friends as session musicians and would like to continue bringing on a full band when necessary. Mastering, engineering, editing and distribution all has a cost. Everything adds up.
We already have some shows lined up this year, and we would love to have some merch to sell as a way to get the word out about the music we’ve been working on. We’ve got some good ideas, and we want to share them with y’all.
There is a lot we want to do and we are itching to continue, and like everything that we do and want to do, it all starts with y’all.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Become a member of one of these sweet clubs:
- Beer Brigade
- Tequila Team
- Wine Winners
- Spirit Sippers
- Champagne Champions
Every little bit helps, and your support goes a long way. Here are the rewards:
As far as the "No More Dancing" MP3 download goes, you will be the first to have this! We are launching it on Spotify this summer, so it's exclusive AS HECK.
T-Shirts! Our friends at Friendly Arctic are a local company that use only the highest-quality, most environmentally friendly methods available. Our shirts are ordered and here are mockups!
*Hair gel and white, hipster disposition not included with t shirt
We tried them on since you can't
Looks cute, huh?
And finally our last product reward! Song of your choosing. 1 song of your choice recorded by Five Islands using the equipment purchased from this kickstarter delivered to you via MP3 or CD. Think - your anniversary song... your pump up song - ANYTHING! Five Islands can play ANYTHING!
LOVE YOU ALL
Risks and challenges
T Shirt production is in the works as is our first single release! It will be a challenge to deliver high quality sounds to you all while recording in our closet/laundry room etc. but we are up for the challenge!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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