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Support our travelling band recording its first STUDIO ALBUM and make our first OVERSEAS TOUR possible.
Support our travelling band recording its first STUDIO ALBUM and make our first OVERSEAS TOUR possible.
Support our travelling band recording its first STUDIO ALBUM and make our first OVERSEAS TOUR possible.
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We are the Hét Hat Club, an international travelling gypsy jazz band based in Budapest, Hungary! We’re planning a USA tour during January and February of 2017 but we need a bit of your help… [drum roll]

OUR STORY

Our band was formed one year ago by individual travelling street musicians with a deep and common appreciation for gypsy jazz from USA, France, Italy and Hungary who met in Budapest. After playing street performances, concerts, weddings, festivals, and touring through Europe, we are now booking shows in the USA and organizing our first studio album. 

Our current formation includes:

  • Isaac Misri - Guitar (US) 
  • Antonio d'Erchie junior - Guitar (IT) 
  • Valentin Desmarais - Saxophone (FR) 
  • Fischer Balázs - Double Bass (HU)

OUR MUSIC

We plan to record our first studio album in Budapest this month. The CD tracks will include original arrangements, a mix of classic and rare gypsy jazz songs inspired by Balkan folk traditions with an explosive energy. Hét Hat Club has a unique and particular formation that includes a saxophone in its formation which is rare in jazz manouche.

 

OUR TOUR

We already have our plane tickets and over 20 shows booked in USA. Here are some of the important venues that will be part of our tour:

  • Make Out Room - San Francisco - January 22
  • 215 Main - Point Arena - January 26
  • Don Quixote - Santa Cruz - January 30 
  • The Mint - Los Angeles - February 12 
  • Red Poppy Art House San Francisco - February 24

For more details about the shows check our facebook page.

YOUR SUPPORT 

Your support will help us release a full-length album, and tour internationally!

Here is a rundown of what we are crowdfunding for:

  • Recording and mastering our new CD. 
  • Print 500 copies of the album to reward our supporters and sell on tour. 
  • Buy a van to travel and sleep in when we are in the USA 
  • Rent a double bass for Balázs, our bass player

OUR MISSION

As we are a travelling band we spread our music to crowds during our street performances. When performing on the street we not only share our music but our lifestyle as well. We usually travel from city to city, engaging our audiences and building a fan base as we move around Europe. 

To save money and spread our message of eliminating food waste we recycle food discarded by large supermarkets. We sleep in our van or camp, or stay with friends we meet along the way. When talking to audience members after sets, they are often surprised and inspired by our lifestyle. They see the passion we have for our music and some of the comforts we sacrifice to live as full time travelling gypsy jazz musicians.

YOUR REWARD

We have great rewards for your contributions.



Check them out on the side of this page. We appreciate all your help in making this tour happen!

The "Pompe It" Album Cover
The "Pompe It" Album Cover

 

2017 California Tour T-shirt
2017 California Tour T-shirt

Thanks!

Hét Hat Club - Valentin, Isaac, Tony, Balazs

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As street musicians we are constantly dealing with the unexpected. We as a band have succeeded in overcoming plenty of obstacles during the past year.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $5

    Support Hét Hat Club

    Your unconditional love is much appreciated.
    Receive a digital version of a "high five" by the entire band!

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    A digital version of our CD

    A digital version of "Pompe It"

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    • A digital version of the CD
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    A physical copy of our album

    Recieve a physical copy of our album "Pompe It"!
    Incudes 8 newly arranged songs recorded in Budapest.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $27

    Our album + Zack's used pick

    Receive our CD with one of Zack's worn out picks that he has been using until now.

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    • physical copy of the CD
    • used guitar pick
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    Pledge €35 or more About $38

    Sexy picture of a band member

    We will include a sexy printed photo of one of the band members with the CD. Perfect holiday gift

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    • sexy picture
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    Pledge €45 or more About $49

    Get the Hét Hat Club T-shirt

    Our CD plus our special Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 t-shirt.

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    • Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 T-shirt
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    Pledge €55 or more About $59

    Be part of our USA tour

    Receive a copy of our "Pompe It" Album + our Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 t-shirt + an exclusive video of the "2017 Hét Hat Club California tour"

    Includes:
    • physical copy of the CD
    • Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 T-shirt
    • video of the 2017 california tour
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    Pledge €75 or more About $81

    Be an exclusive backer!

    You will be listed as a contributor on our album + our "Pompe It" Album + the Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 t-shirt. + exclusive video of the tour.

    Includes:
    • physical copy of the CD
    • video of the 2017 california tour
    • Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 T-shirt
    • listed as a contributor on our CD
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    Pledge €100 or more About $108

    Learn a new skill

    We like to share our knowledge wherever we travel. You can choose from a one hour Skype call with either of the bandmates. Learn anything from languages (French, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Spanish, German & Russian) to fermenting foods, kombucha making, jazz improvisation, or making a nice breakfast. The choice is yours

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    • 1 hour long skype call
    • video of the 2017 california tour
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    Pledge €150 or more About $162

    Our unique chord book

    Our beloved, original chord-book with all annotations. Includes all the songs we have been playing during the past year. Includes many hard to find chord charts that we tirelessly transcribed ourselves.

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    • physical copy of the CD
    • video of the 2017 california tour
    • listed as a contributor on our CD
    • original chord book
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    Pledge €200 or more About $216

    Get a song written by Hét Hat Club

    We'll write a song for you especially and perform it live on skype.

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    • physical copy of the CD
    • listed as a contributor on our CD
    • A song written by Hét Hat Club for you
    • video of the 2017 california tour
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    Pledge €200 or more About $216

    Get a punk song written by Hét Hat Club

    We'll write a punk song for you especially and perform it live on skype.

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    • A song written by Hét Hat Club for you
    • Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 T-shirt
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    Pledge €500 or more About $540

    House concert California

    We would love to perform at your place within a radius of 400 miles in California while we are on tour between January and February.
    We recommend you to contact us to check our availability before you pledge for this reward.

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    • physical copy of the CD
    • video of the 2017 california tour
    • Hét Hat Club California tour 2017 T-shirt
    • Private house show in California
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    House concert Europe

    We would love to perform at your place arround europe while we are on tour. We recommend you to contact us to check our availability before you pledge for this reward.

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    Pledge €600 or more About $648

    The Double bass of the California tour

    Buy the double bass that has been played during the tour!
    We dont know yet how this bass will look like but you can believe our expertise on this.

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