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Gather the "POCKET CHANGE" around your house and throw it at my KickStarter! Not much time left! EVERY CENT COUNTS!

Hi, my name is Joel. I was just out in LA working on putting together my next full length album titled "Pocket Change" (13-15 songs). I don't want to have to go through a record label to make it and I need your help.

It is very expensive to go into the studio and cut a professional album. The $7,500 is minimum amount needed to start working on this album. My original goal was $12,000 but because KickStarter is all or nothing I wanted to choose a goal that I knew we could reach to kick start the recording process! Any funds short of the $12,000 will be coming out of my own pocket. PLEDGE TODAY.. AND GET YOUR COPY OF MY NEXT ALBUM!

This album will be produced by Grammy nominated producer, composer, and renowned guitarist David Becker. David has worked with artist from Miles Davis to today's pop artist Colbie Caillat. 

In 2011 David produced my "Sounds of Crow" EP (on iTunes), and now we are back in the studio to finish the full length!

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Photo By: Shawn Marquez

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***PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT AND GET A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE DEMO EP ON NOV 17th***

(This is demo.. recorded on my iPhone, The full length studio album is set to be released in March of 2014.)

Everyone who donates (AT ANY PLEDGE LEVEL) will get The Kickstarter EP -- A digital download collection of five demos (Preliminary recordings of songs that will ultimately be on the album). These demos are not available to download anywhere else! The EP will be sent to your inbox immediately at the conclusion of his Kickstarter campaign on NOVEMBER 17th.

TRACK LIST FOR THE KICKSTARTER EP
01. Easy (written in Seattle)
02. Colorado (written in CO!)
03. Stranger (Song about Politicians, Pimps, and Priests) 
04. Wonderful (Song about her)
05. Chemical Breakdown (Song about love)

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WHO AM I?

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Photo By: Moses Street Photography
My full name is Joel Michael Kachel. I am a singer songwriter, performer, and entertainer, originally from the Minneapolis area. I have been playing, performing, and writing music for the past eight years of my life; playing shows all over, including places like Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Alaska, Nashville, LA, Seattle, Colorado, Florida and MORE!

In these last eight years I have had the opportunity to open for singers such as Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent Band) Alex Lingertwood (Santana) Fran Cosmo (Boston) along with unofficially opening for acts like Styx , Boys to Men, and Hanson
, (Minnesota State Fair) and not to forget Lisa Hannigan on my European Tour.  

(unofficially opening definition: I was the last person on stage before these acts hit the stage, but I wasn't specifically there to be their opener. Right place, Right time kinda thing.)
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What Does JOEL KACHEL Music Sound like?

Genre: Easy Listening, Acoustic, Pop, Rock.

INDIE POP/SINGER SONGWRITER: JOEL KACHEL. Think CONTEMPORARY, SIMPLE ACOUSTIC songs that are WHIMSICAL, SINCERE, UPBEAT and WARM. Melodies are propulsive, uncomplicated and catchy with straight-forward, non-specific lyrics about LOVE, HAPPINESS, FEELING GOOD, HAVING IT ALL, and DREAMS COMING TRUE.
 
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What People are SAYING!

 "Love EVERY song! The groove, the positive vibe, the stories in your lyrics. Your music has definitely been giving me an all natural perma-grin. You can't help but dance in your seat while driving lol. Keep up the great work my friend!!!"

Gene Kim - Facebook

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"Excellent emotion in your music!!!" 

 John Revitte - #1 Folk Charts For Los Angeles, CA - Reverbnation

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 "Restaurants, coffee shops, bars and clubs, colleges, fundraising events, private parties and the State Fair: you could say that Joel Kachel plays the circuit. Kachel’s skills on the acoustic guitar and vocals, plus his enthusiasm, make him an engaging entertainer. "


 
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THE REWARDS! 

 Pledge amounts start  @ $5 (Kickstarter EP) --- all the way up to---> $1500 (Copycats Printing Package). These dollar amounts give you, the supporter the option to pledge what you can afford. Whether you can support the smallest or the highest $$$ amount... each and every pledge is an important piece to making this project possible.


      One of my Favorite REWARDS is the Drinkers Delight Package!
DRINKERS DELIGHT PACKAGE: 24oz JK Sports Mug (with Album Lyrics) + 16oz JK Drinking Glass + 1.5oz JK Shot Glass+ KickStarter EP + Digital Download +Signed CD + JK Sticker
DRINKERS DELIGHT PACKAGE: 24oz JK Sports Mug (with Album Lyrics) + 16oz JK Drinking Glass + 1.5oz JK Shot Glass+ KickStarter EP + Digital Download +Signed CD + JK Sticker
 

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WHAT your contribution will be used for!

Your Contribution will help ensure that we can make the most professional, radio ready album possible. Some of the production expenses will be:

• $2000 Private studio sessions in Minneapolis and LA.
• $ 1250 Paying audio engineers.
• $1250 Paying studio musicians
• $1500 Paying for duplication @ COPYCATS MEDIA in Minneapolis MN.
• $1000 Paying for mastering

• $500 Paying for new marketing merchandise such as: Posters, T-shirts, Stickers, Etc.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

KickStarter is a Great platform for different aritst like like myself. However, one of the major risks of using KickStarter is that it is ALL or NOTHING!

As some of you may know, it is very expensive to go into the studio and record quality recordings. The fundraising goal for the "Pocket Change" project is $7,500. If we reach the goal of $7,500 that would be so AMAZING and I will be forever grateful! With this KickStarter we have the opportunity to raise as much money as we can to try and reach our mark. The more we raise the more time we spend on the recordings and the better the album will be.

If the $7,500 is reached by Nov 17th, your account will be charged and the total funds will be released to record the album. You will receive your incentive for helping reach my goal upon completion of the record.! (March: projection date).

If the fundraising goal is not reached by Nov 17th your account will not be charged, the project will not commence.

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    YOUR NAME PRINTED: That's right.. If you pledge $100 dollars you will get to choose one of the $50/$60/$75 options + YOUR NAME inside the Album cover for everyone to see for eternity!

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    HOUSE CONCERT #1: If you pledge $500 I will come to your work, house, school, church, you name it and play a 1 hour performance for you and your friends/family. + Signed Album Package. (within 300 miles of Minneapolis, Denver, Anchorage and scheduling TBD)

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    HOUSE CONCERT #2: If you pledge $1000 I will come to your house, school, church, you name it and play a 3 hour show for you and your friends/family! + Signed Album Package. (US offer only, Not including Hawaii, & Scheduling TBD)

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    COPYCATS PRINTING PACKAGE: If you pledge $1500 You will receive The First Copy of the Album, Signed and Framed. + the KickStarter EP + Digital Download + Signed Hard Copy + Signed Album Artwork + JK Sticker + JK Screen Sprinted T-Shirt+ JK Flex Fit Hat + Drinkers Delight Package+ JK Zip-UP Hoodie + YOUR NAME PRINTED + Live Concert!

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