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While touring around the country playing someone else's songs, I wrote a bunch of my own songs, and now I'm making a record of them.

Hi, my name is Jeremey and I’m recording my debut CD, Every Little Thing.

I’ve been writing and recording original music nearly my entire life, but like most artists, spent most of my life working on my talent and trade through various part time side projects and DIY ingenuity. The good part of that is that you learn an awful lot about what you are doing, and occasionally get the chance to work with some really gifted people. The bad part is, it doesn’t really pay anything.

In 2007 I finally had the opportunity to quit my corporate sales career and pursue music and performing full time - through a once in the lifetime offer to join the band Journey. For various reasons, the offer never panned out; however, through my association with the band and some writing we did on their platinum selling record Revelation, I was financially able to launch my music career full time. Over the past four years I’ve been touring the country performing the music of Journey, selling out concert halls and theaters - some of which have hosted the actual band Journey and their contemporaries. Bottom line - I’ve been more successful than I ever dreamed to be performing the music of other artists.

The only problem is, I still write and sing my own music. I’ve spent the past year now writing music specifically for my upcoming CD. It’s a year of my life that’s been one of the most tumultuous of my career, and it’s resulted in the best writing I’ve ever done. It’s really a reflection on this second half of my life that began in 2007, and it’s an honest look at who I really am as a singer and a writer and a person. 

Due to some unexpected setbacks this summer, my personal funding for the CD was pretty much decimated. I wasn’t sure I could even release a quality recording until I heard about this place. I’ve never been one who was any good at asking for money, but the more I studied the idea the more I realized that this was a perfect way to bring my friends and fans into my intimate little project with some really great incentives. 

The money from this campaign will go toward the mixing, mastering, and production of the physical CDs. If I exceed my goal of $4,000, I’ll be using that to promote the release on YouTube with some really cool video ideas I have.

The great part about this whole thing is that if you were already going to buy the CD, all you have to do is support me right here at the low entry point of a digital release. That’s it! You’ll get the music, and you’re still going to be able to hear all of the cool behind the scenes stuff. 

Even better, though, is that with the different levels of funding, there’s some really great stuff that I’ll be putting up as rewards for your support. Things that are mine. That I’ll be giving to you. LOL...And at the end of it, again...we all get to share some really cool music.

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    You will get an advanced digital download of the completed CD!

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    You will get an autographed physical copy of the finished CD, plus an advance release digital download! You'll also be thanked in the liner notes of the CD!

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    SPECIAL ONE OF A KIND Jeremey Frederick T Shirt! This T shirt will NEVER be sold ANYWHERE, and only available to people who pledge to my project on Kickstarter. PLUS I will thank you in the liner notes of the CD!! Plus an autographed copy of the CD & an advance release digital download. NOTE: Some of the larger rewards do not include the tee shirt, so depending on demand I may add a tee shirt ONLY reward (no CD, etc) at a lower price later in the campaign.

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    Late in the game addition... For a $50 pledge, I will write and record a brand new song for all backers at this level that will never be released and will be only shared with those who pledge for this reward. The song will be written and completed by January 1st 2012, and will be sent to you on a physical CD. I'll also personalize each CD with a written thank you and autograph. You will also receive an autographed copy of "Every Little Thing," and will be thanked in the liner notes!

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    A personalized hand made journal of the handwritten lyrics to each song on "Every Little Thing," as well as the limited edition tee, thanks in the liner notes, an autographed physical CD, and an advance release digital download!

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    I will record a digital cover of a Christmas song for you with a personalized holiday greeting at the end, since it will be close to the holiday season! I'll also send you an autographed CD and thank you in the liner notes!

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    If you aren't in the holiday spirit, you can contribute the same level and you will receive 2 VIP tickets the Frontiers show of your choice (travel is up to you). We will spend 30 minutes before the show having a drink and talking about you and your hopes and dreams, and you'll also have VIP access during the show - what that means depends on the venue of course. You'll also get the limited edition tee shirt, thanks in the liner notes of the CD, and an autographed physical CD! This is redeemable through August of 2012.

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    I'll split the tab with you and a guest for dinner when I'm in town for a show, and we'll spend at least an hour listening to me talk about whatever it is you want me to talk about. After dinner you and your guest will get VIP tickets to the Frontiers show (what VIP means depends on the venue). I'll include the limited edition tee, the autographed CD, and thank you in the liner notes as well!

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    I have three microphones I currently use on stage, and at this level I'll give you one. It will either be my Blue Encore 200 microphone, my Sennheiser ew838, or my Electro Voice 767. There's a limit of three rewards at this level, LOL. I'll also send you an autographed CD, and thank you in the liner notes!

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    At $500, you'll get my Fender acoustic guitar. I'll sign it for you, and ship it as well (domestic). You'll also get the autographed CD, and a thank you in the liner notes!

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    I will send you one of my paintings on canvas. Yes, I actually have been known to paint. This will be a limited edition digital painting printed on canvas and shipped directly to you with a handwritten thank you card. The subject matter will have something to do with the themes in the CD "Every Little Thing." I'll also send you a tee shirt, an autographed CD, and thank you in the liner notes!

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    For $1500, I'll come sing to you. You'll get an hour long performance in your house, with as many people as you want to come to the show. If you are more than 3 hours from my house in Virginia, you'll have to cover travel and hotel expenses, but we can discuss the details. I'll also include 10 autographed copies of my CD for your guests, and a limited edition tee for you. And I'll thank you in the liner notes! This will be a one man show, and is redeemable until August 2012!

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