Hello Everyone!!! We have 4 days to go and the project is fully funded! What a victory! Woohoo! Thanks to everyone who donated. Need I say more? Actually...YES! So here goes... http://youtu.be/HJCOfXQU7II
Hey all! Just finished brainstorming T-shirts for the $50 level. This is the basic design but I need your help to vote for the wording. There are a few variations of this image. So please vote on your favorite and that will be printed.
hey folks! i just wanted to share the first update video of the project. We spent 6 days in NYC tracking drums, bass, and working on song structures. This is just a brief video that will give you a look into the process. THANK YOU for your support! I really can't make this happen without you :)
WHO AM I
My name is Joy Ike and I love people! I love music too! I create music to reach the hearts of people, to create lasting and worthwhile change in our world, and to do what God has made me to do!
WHAT I DO and WHY
I travel, I perform at universities, coffeehouses, theaters, churches, clubs, listening rooms, music festivals, special events, and art festival. I talk to middle school and high school students. I write real songs about real things. I am passionate about what I do. I am passionate about connecting with people through the arts. I am passionate about creating lasting change in our communities through the arts. I believe that the arts are a lifeline to community revitalization. I believe words, when shared thoughtfully, and with love and conviction, are powerful and can change a heart. I just want to live my life fully alive! And I am about to record my 3rd Full-length album! And I can barely wait!
A LETTER FOR YOU
The time has come! As I write to you, I'm currently overflowing with so much anticipation. I am truly, truly excited for the things to come even though I don't exactly know what they are .
I am 3 weeks away from starting a brand new project and have been writing these songs for nearly 2 years now. This album will be a bit different. It will be produced by Saul Simon of The Lovely Light studio in NYC. It will be a album of primarily love songs. And i don't know how to say this except that "I put alot of tears into this album." This album and its songs hold a very special place in my heart and i really want to share them with the world...and YOU!
This album, in full, will take roughly $10,000 to record. $8,000 seemed like a good place to start when recording the video, but after the doing the math, it was necessary to set my Kickstarter goal at $10,000. The funds will be well be spent on producer, musicians, tracking, mixing, mastering, CD duplication, and rewards for funders. You can bet that I will put ever last cent to good use!
My "ask" is that you would support this venture and that you would tell the people in your networks about it, in return for some incredibly, excellent rewards(look to your right)! And the biggest reward is that you can finally stop asking me "So hey, when do we get to hear your new stuff?" :)
Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last 7 years and to God be the glory in all that we do!
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)
- (39 days)