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Formula 5 heads into the studio to record their third album, this January, their first since 2013's Edging on Catastrophe.
Formula 5 heads into the studio to record their third album, this January, their first since 2013's Edging on Catastrophe.
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We're heading into the studio this January to record our third studio album. This marks the first studio effort behind the current Formula 5 lineup of Joe Davis (guitar), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass) and Matt Richards (keyboards), as well as the first F5 album with Woods and Richards.

We have toured relentlessly this year, clocking in at nearly 90 shows so far as of the day of this Kickstarter campaign begins, and we'll have nearly 110 shows under our belt by the end of 2016. We then take off all of January to head into the studio in Albany, NY with a planned release in April 2017.

Throughout the past 5 years of Formula 5, we have undergone immense growth and change, musically and as a team. With a fan base that has grown thanks to appearances at Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, Buffalove, Backwoods Pondfest, Rock n Roll Resort, and Adirondack Music Festival, all in 2016, our crowds have grown, our fans are enthusiastic about our potential, and we are confident that Formula 5's improvisational funk jam sound will continue to find new audiences across the country. We are committed to recording an album for fans old and new, establishing our sound and returning to the road to support an effort we are proud to perform live.

Thank you for your support. 

Joe, Greg, James, Matt - Formula 5 

Risks and challenges

Having recorded in the studio before and entering the studio with an album concept in mind, we are prepared to enter the studio able to tackle the challenges that studio recording entails.

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    Digital Album Download

    Get a digital download of our third album, along with our deep appreciation for helping us achieve our goal.

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    Physical Album Package

    Get a physical copy of our third studio album mailed to you, along with a new Formula 5 sticker and drink coozie. Plus, get a digital download and of course our deep appreciation for helping us achieve our goal.

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    Physical Album & Magnet Package

    Get a physical copy of our third studio album mailed to you, along with a brand new F5 Magnet, a new Formula 5 sticker and drink coozie. Plus, get a digital download and of course our deep appreciation for helping us achieve our goal.

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    Thank you in Album Liner Notes & Hat!

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    Set of 4 Homemade Formula 5 Jams

    Get everything on the $20 level plus a set of 4 homemade Jams (flavors TBD, but probably berry-based and delicious). Delivery in late 2017 so we can provide you with the freshest ingredients for these delicious jams.

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    Spend a Day Golfing with Greg Marek

    Get everything at the $20 level, PLUS go golfing with our resident tub thumper, Greg Marek. Golf and beverages included, bring your clubs and let Joe drive you around for 18 holes of golf.

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    Ski with James Woods

    Get everything at the $20 level, PLUS hit the slopes with our own James Woods on the bass. No matter your level of experience, Woods will shred powder with you and show you some moved (he's a legit ski instructor too!) Lift ticket and beverages included, bring your skis/board!

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    Nature Hike with Matt Richards

    Get everything at the $20 level, PLUS venture out on a nature hike with our resident birder Matt Richards as he shows you how to spot various birds by their call. Binoculars and beverages included.

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    Fishing the Adirondacks with Joe Davis

    Get everything at the $20 level, PLUS head out to the Adirondacks in the BEAUTIFUL St. Regis Canoe Area with Joe Davis, who will take you out on the water, show you the sights and maybe land the coveted Adirondack Brook Trout. Bait, boat and beverages included.

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    Guitar Lessons with Joe Davis

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    Bass Lessons from James Woods

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    Piano Lessons from Matt Richards

    Get everything at the $20 level, PLUS learn to play piano with our own ivory tickler Matt Richards. Actual tickling not included, but available upon request.

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    Formula 5 Private Show!

    Formula 5 will perform two sets at your home, backyard, friend's place, or other agreed upon location! The band will coordinate a date and location with you, to ensure that your friends get a stellar private Formula 5 show!
    Oh and get everything at the $20 level, pin, poster, shirt, hat and liner notes thanks!

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Funding period

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