Raising funds for a solo a cappella recording project to produce a multi-track EP, consisting solely of Whitney Houston covers! Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 8, 2012.
About this project
Thank you so much for coming to my Kickstarter campaign page!
My name is Jim Diego, and I am an aspiring singer, singing in a New York City based semi-professional co-ed a cappella group, The Red States (http://www.redacappella.com), that I helped found. I was also recently named the CASA Ambassador (http://www.casa.org) for the New York City Metro Area (http://www.facebook.com/acanewyork). Over the last few years, I have started to gain attention in the a cappella world as a leading workshop adjudicator on visual performance for a cappella and as a sometime vocal coach for a cappella groups.
As a longtime performer, my dream has always been to produce a professional quality recording of my singing talent. My goal with this Kickstarter campaign is to raise money to cover costs for a recording project to produce a solo multi-track EP, consisting of Whitney Houston covers (uniquely gender bending!), all a cappella. I will be going into the studio in early January 2012 for a hopeful mid-March release!
Please enjoy the video above to learn more about my project! The finished product will definitely be something not to be missed!
To hear some of Jim's singing voice today:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZnOTi18OL8 (Just Dance with the Red States, opb Lady Gaga)
- http://vimeo.com/22540251 (Ordinary World with the Red States, opb Duran Duran)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44g8FBv33jQ (I'm Yours, opb Jason Mraz)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43_BKCB35Zg (Crazy with Bridge 'n' Tunnel, opb Gnarls Barkley)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aik2kulHSwA (Your Song with Bridge 'n' Tunnel, opb Elton John)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGREBZX0ekw (snippet of As [Always] with Bridge 'n' Tunnel, opb Stevie Wonder)
Yes! "Group incentives" not mentioned here... once the total pledges reach certain thresholds, the interwebs is rewarded with a full song video of Jim Diego, the early years. The first threshold? $1,000. I promise you -- it will be pretty fantastical. :)
Aha! I must keep up the suspense. This is a very closely guarded secret, and the tracklist (other than the single that will be released to Kickstarter donors who contribute at least $5 at the end of January/official single release in mid-February) will not be revealed until the official release of the EP in mid-March!
Pledge $5 or more
Sneak preview digital download of the first single before official release!Estimated delivery:
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Personal thank you video from Jim + items from previous rewardEstimated delivery:
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Free digital download of EP upon release + item from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
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Free hard copy of the EP, signed with a personal note from Jim + items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
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Mention in the digital and hard copy liner notes + items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
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"VIP" access to the EP release party (meaning basically, you're on *my* bar tab, lol) + items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
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Your name mentioned in syllable form, in one of the songs on the EP (hehe!! This one can get really creative...) + items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
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Free a cappella arrangement of any song of your choice by Jim (best for members of groups!) + items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
Personal lap dance from Jim. Obvi. + (I guess...) items from previous rewardsEstimated delivery:
- (40 days)