Thanks to all of you (OMG!!!!!), we made our goal four days early, which means we now have the opportunity to make Path of the Phoenix even more epic for all the amazing people that believe in us! Sooo....
Our stretch goal is $12,500! If we make this goal, we will be able to make the album longer and film an additional music video! Path of the Phoenix was always going to be on the short side, because recording music the right way is extremely expensive, so we are really excited for the possibility of lengthening the album and telling the full story behind the concept! And if we make our stretch goal of $12,500, we will be able to make the album as amazing as it deserves to be! Thank you so much! We are so blown away by the generosity of our fans! Thank you for being a part of our journey!
Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter project! We love you just for being here!
Path of the Phoenix has been in the works for years, and we are finally ready to bring it into the world! The heroine of the story goes through war, abuse and coercion, and she pushes through all of it, fighting for her dream to her last breath. It’s a story of trauma recovery and of what can be accomplished by having the willpower to stay on your path, even while fighting an uphill battle.
The four of us are very excited to be working on the Path of the Phoenix, because we feel strongly about the topics we've tackled in these songs - the battle for true independence, the seemingly irresponsible nature of the bohemian, vagabond lifestyle, taking big risks in order to follow big dreams, being able to walk away from abuse with your head held high, and never letting anything get in the way of what's right for you, no matter what fears get in your way.
If this Kickstarter is fully funded, we are anticipating a release date of late Spring 2016! Since everything's lined up, we're going to get this thing out fast!
In our Kickstarter video, you already heard samples of some demos (made in our living room =P). Below you can listen to those living room demos of three of the songs that will be included on Path of the Phoenix - we can't wait to re-record, mix and master these songs professionally!
Ten Thousand Voices:
In Spite of You:
And for those of you who are wondering, both My Last Gamble and Better Off Without You are on there, too, as well as some nobody's heard yet - we just don't have living room demos of them! But soon we'll have much, much better! ;)
Here's a little about Flight of Fire: We're an all-female, Berklee College of Music-educated band that was formed in 2009. We are Maverick on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and keys, identical twins Tanya and Tia Dmuchowski on Lead Guitar and Bass, respectively, and Kat Dukeshire on Drums.
And about what we've accomplished so far: We've opened for Bon Jovi and the J. Geils Band as the winners of the 2013 Fox Rocks Bon Jovi Contest, and recently became the Boston Region Champions in the 2015 Hard Rock Rising International Battle of the Bands, beating out 170 other Boston groups for the title. We were also finalists in the 2015 New England Music Awards’ Last Band Standing competition in November. We also founded The Stolen Voices Project, a multimedia awareness project about acquaintance rape, filmed at Berklee, with 56 singers and performers from 7 Boston area schools as well as Boston community members. The project seeks to illuminate the issues surrounding acquaintance rape and consent. Our last album, Shatter The Sky, and our live performances have been critically acclaimed by National Rock Review (on multiple occasions), The Berklee Groove (on multiple occasions), Sonic Cathedral, Examiner, PopVulture, Detroit Live Magazine, Ion Indie Magazine, Fox 2 Detroit, and the National Country Review (We were playing with a rockabilly band =P).
We take much pride in this upcoming album and we want nothing but the best! With the production talent of the one and only Liz Borden (Lizzie Borden & the Axes), the brilliant engineering of Berklee's Mike Moss in the brand new Soundscape Studios, the highest quality mastering, a professionally directed and produced music video by Nicholas Prainito, a beautiful art series by Lucas Seven, and professional promotion and marketing, we have confidence that Path of the Phoenix will be what lifts us to the next level, and brings us closer to our dream of reminding the world what rock and roll is all about!
Here's a look at the breakdown of the $10,000 goal:
$2,750 – Recording and Mixing at Soundscape Boston Studios with Mike Moss
$1,000 - Mastering
$1,500 - CD Printing
$500 – Art and Design by Lucas Seven
$750 - Printing of Gorgeous, Soft American-Made T-shirt Designs in Women’s and Men’s cuts
$1,500 - Promotion and Marketing for Path of the Phoenix
$1,000 – A Professional Music Video for Path of the Phoenix’ first single Ten Thousand Voices, Directed by Nicholas Prainito
$1,000 - Kickstarter and Processing Fees
If we raise more than our goal, we will create stretch goals to pay for rewards shipping, additional music videos for the rest of the singles and additional promotion and marketing, and the more of that we can get, the better chance we'll have of getting in the public eye! We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to check out our project – the four of us are ready to do whatever it takes to make this music happen and we went pretty overboard designing tons of rewards for you! There’s multiple options for most of the tiers, so you can find your ideal way to be involved in our dream! Private shows, skype lessons, behind-the-scenes stuff, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, lots of physical goodies and unique experiences with the band. We hope you enjoy looking through them all!
ANYONE WHO DONATES, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT, WILL BE PERSONALLY THANKED IN A VIDEO ON FLIGHT OF FIRE'S FACEBOOK PAGE. We love & appreciate all of you! THANK YOU for being a part of our dream!
Here are some examples of REWARDS that you can choose from!
Everyone who donates will get exclusive updates on the recording and making of the album - we'll make sure you're a part of the process! And you can always ask us questions by commenting on the project!
Risks and challenges
If our goal is reached, Path of the Phoenix WILL be released, and it will be mind-blowingly gorgeous!
The only thing to keep in mind is, for rewards that are experiences: it may take us a couple of months to get through them all! If a whole lot of people want to meet up for drinks or commission a custom song, that particular reward might take a little longer. But don’t fret, we value your support more than anything and we’ll make sure your chosen reward is everything you want it to be! =D
Also, for those types of rewards, additional travel can easily be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The 5 hours from Boston rule isn’t hard and fast.
Ask us questions if you have them! Thank you so much! CAN’T WAIT TO DO THIS WITH YOU! =D
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US FOLLOW OUR DREAM!
- Maverick, Tia, Tanya, & Kat.
- (30 days)