*NB: WE ARE AN UNSIGNED BAND, COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT AND NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY RECORD LABELS OR SPONSORS! THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR A BIT OF HELP FROM THE KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY AND BEYOND!*
My band Ghost Town Jenny was recently invited to play an official off-venue showcase at an internationally renowned music festival called Iceland Airwaves, in Reykjavík, Iceland (October 12-16, 2011). So many elite members of the music industry attend this festival, but more importantly, music lovers from around the world converge here to listen to the best new acts on the planet, and this is a perfect chance to present my music to a much larger audience. It is my dream to commune with audiences on stage every night, touch people's souls and change their lives with my music. Playing a show at Iceland Airwaves will bring me closer to that dream.
I feel so honored and lucky to have been offered an official off-venue show at this prestigious and innovative festival, but the only thing standing in the way is money. In order to fly myself and my three band members there and back, we would need $4,000. It costs $1,000 per person for a round trip plane ticket from San Francisco to Iceland, and this is why we are reaching out to you for a little help.
I know times are tough for everyone, but even your smallest contribution would help us reach our goal and spread our music to thousands more ears...
In so many centuries past, it was considered a privilege and a necessity for members of our community to fund artists and their creative endeavors, as it enriched and brought magic to their lives. I strongly believe this spirit still lives on. It may sounds overly-romantic to insist that we are all emotional, powerful beings who can change the world, but maybe we just need to be reminded? If music is not there to remind us, then what is?
Thank you so much for possibly changing our lives (and allowing us to impact yours).
Love, Ghost Town Jenny
(we will also be filming our performance at the festival, and offering it on DVD as a prize to those who donate and help get us to Iceland!)
- (30 days)