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About this project

Who is Jookbox City?

Jookbox City is a Hawaii-based reggae-pop band: hyper-energetic front-man and keyboardist, Rawnie Lovely; his partner in rhyme, Kahnma K filling out the vocals with powerful melodies and ethereal harmonies; supported by Aaron "Dubalator" Friedman on bass and a revolving cast of Oahu's finest drummers. 

We've been playing together for a little over a year and in addition to our loyal following in Hawaii, we have gained fans across the globe including mainland US, Japan, New Zealand, Guam, Sudan, Panama, Philippines, and Italy. They've purchased our singles, watched our videos on YouTube, played our songs on Spotify, and so far we've managed this simply through grass-roots efforts. We're encouraged by the people who are seeking us out to listen to our music, but for us to continue connecting with potential fans, we need funding. This is where we need your help.

So, what am I helping to fund?

1) CD production

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We recently spent a number of sleepless nights to produce the perfect album, that then needs to be mastered and sent to a pressing house create a professionally replicated CD. And unfortunately, it's expensive to ship to an island in the middle of the Pacific.

2) Public Relations 

We like what we do. We're encouraged by the positive response we've gotten from our Hawaii fans. So we plan to hire a Public Relations guru to help us with publicity so that we can reach more listeners.

3) West Coast Tour

Our music sounds great coming outta your speakers, but we want the opportunity to perform live and share it with you in person! A portion of the funding will go toward the hard costs associated with touring including transportation costs, stage equipment, hiring a crew, etc. For our first tour in the late summer/early fall we plan to go to Arizona, Las Vegas and up the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle. Our long term goal is to continue touring and to bring our music around the world!

The Rewards

When you donate, everyone wins! Look to the right to see the incentives. 

Kickstarter is where you can ensure you'll get the album a full month before anyone else does and it's the only place where you can get a digital download of “Kill 'Em With Dub,” the dub mix of the album.

As you move up the tiers, the rewards get even better – from Skype sessions to exclusive concerts to a private beach barbeque.

Snag a hot, handmade bikini here too. (Beautiful model not included.)

Earth Angel Swimwear in Maxim.
Earth Angel Swimwear in Maxim.

Get your hands on a signed canvas print from Kahnma K's brother, artist Maxwell Dixon. These are just four of the many options:

When you donate you'll be getting serious amounts of swag and we'll be getting funding. So let's get to it. 

Risks and challenges

Writers block could occur when we try writing your special song.
There might not be palm trees at the beach we decide to barbeque at. If you purchase the Skype concert and you live in a time zone outside of Hawaii, there will likely be some back-and-forth coordination.
After two music lessons, you might decide you don't like playing the keyboard, guitar or bass.
You might not believe how hot you look in your Earth Angel bikini.
The CD we send could get lost in the mail. (If that actually happens, we'll resend it.)
The CD is already completed, so there's no risk that it'll go unfinished., And we enjoy playing live, so there's no chance that we won't want to go on tour.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You'll get a shoutout on Facebook and/or Twitter as well as a digital download of our next single 2 weeks before release. Bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out.

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    Digital download of the “Kill 'Em With Love” album, a full month before it is released. Be first on your block to bump that JookBox City hotness! This is an exclusive Kickstarter pre-order that's guaranteed to enhance your popularity among friends, co-workers, relatives and lovers...or at the very least you'll be happy with yourself for having made this pledge. 

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    A signed copy of the “Kill 'Em With Love” CD, along with a digital download of the album a month before it is released. That's right folks...signing the CD means we've also touched it and that itself is equivalent to gold.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A digital download of "Kill 'Em With Dub" – this is a dub mix of the album and is exclusive to Kickstarter! You'll also receive limited edition JBC stickers, a signed copy of the “Kill 'Em With Love” CD, and a digital download of the album a month before it is released. So fresh and so clean!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A signed album-art poster, limited edition JBC t-shirt and stickers, and a signed copy of the “Kill 'Em With Love” CD. Also includes digital downloads of both albums: "Kill 'Em With Love" and the Kickstarter exclusive, "Kill 'Em With Dub.”

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    You and a guest will have access to an exclusive, invitation-only “Kill 'Em With Love” listening party and VIP access to our CD release party in Honolulu, HI. (For those not on Oahu, this can be traded for guest list entry for a future show closer to you.) Also includes all the goodies that are in the $50 package.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Your choice of a personalized ringtone or voicemail greeting, recorded in angelic a capella harmony by Rawnie and Kahnma K. (File provided as an mp3.)
    Includes the gems from the $75 package.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Two music lessons – your choice of keyboard, guitar or bass – with Rawnie and/or Aaron. (In-person lessons will be on Oahu only. We can also give lessons over Skype.) Sure, you might be able to find someone on Craigslist to give you lessons that cost less, but the teacher won't be as fun or encouraging as we are when we share the gift of music with you.

    Includes the awesome stuff from the $75 package.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A 20-minute live concert via Skype! We will perform a personal, exclusive live show for you and whoever else you choose to invite on your end. It's almost like an interactive pay-per-view event. We can talk and get acquainted in-between songs. Say what?!
    Includes the dynamite from the $75 package.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    An original Earth Angel Swimwear bikini, designed and handmade by Kahnma K, whose work has been featured on the cover of Maxim magazine's swimsuit issue.
    Includes the treasures from the $75 package.

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    A special, original song recorded by the band - just for you! You choose the topic - wedding, divorce, dog's birthday, sweet 16, shoutout to your undercover lover, etc. - we'll write the song, perform it and provide you with an mp3. 
    Includes the heat from the $100 package.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Imagine the warmth of the sun on your skin, the smell of salt water in the air, and the sound of palm trees rustling in the breeze....JBC will setup a private beach barbeque, for you and five of your friends at one of our favorite Oahu beaches! Our bassist Aaron is an experienced grill-master and will be your Chef for the day. (Dietary needs or restrictions will be considered.) There will be instruments on-hand and we will have a jam session that you can lay back and listen to, or join in! Right near da beach...boy-eeee!

    Includes the gifts from the $100 package. Hashtag dope.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    We will play a private concert for you and your friends at any reasonable place of your choice. This pledge is good for venue purchase as well. (This may be purchased by fans outside of Oahu, but travel to and from the gig, room & board, and sound equipment must be provided).
    Includes the swag from the $100 package.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Are you a business owner? Check this out! We will write and record a jingle
    for your business, which can be used for advertising purposes or
    however you see fit. As an added bonus, we'll include your logo on the
    back cover of the "Kill Em With Love" CD as well print your logo on a
    JBC banner that we'll display at all shows through 2015. You and five
    guests will have access to an exclusive, invitation-only "Kill 'Em
    With Love" listening party and VIP access to our CD release party in
    Honolulu, HI. (For those not on Oahu, this can be traded for guest
    list entry for a future show closer to you.) Plus, get all the swag
    from the $100 package. Like a BAWSE. For real though - this is a great
    package for small business owners.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Hey there Business Owner: looking for an innovative way to use your marketing dollars? This pledge reward will credit you – and/or your company – with the prestigious title of Executive Producer of the album. In addition, we'll include your company's logo on the back cover of the "Kill Em With Love" CD and on a JBC banner that we'll display at all shows through 2015. Your business will also benefit with a personalized jingle, that we'll write and record, which can be used for advertising purposes or however you see fit. We'll play a private concert for you and your clients/colleagues/employees at any reasonable venue of your choice. (This may be purchased by fans outside of Oahu, but travel to and from the gig, room & board, and sound equipment must be provided). To liven your home or office space, you'll receive a special edition, 36x24” signed canvas print of your choice from Kahnma K's brother, artist Maxwell Dixon. And so much more...Your choice of a personalized ringtone or voicemail greeting, recorded in angelic a capella harmony by Rawnie and Kahnma K (File provided as an mp3)....Private beach barbeque with grill-master Aaron and JBC jam session....
    You and five guests will have access to an exclusive, invitation-only “Kill 'Em With Love” listening party and VIP access to our CD release party in Honolulu, HI (For those not on Oahu, the ticket can be traded for guest list entry for a future show closer to you)....A signed album-art poster, limited edition t-shirt and stickers, and a signed copy of the “Kill 'Em With Love” CD. Also includes digital downloads of the "Kill 'Em With Love" and the Kickstarter exclusive, "Kill 'Em With Dub" albums.

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Funding period

- (30 days)