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Kelvin Cummings (Trans Tasman Entertainer of 2016 & NZ Gold Guitar Award winner) is now recording his original album, & needs you help.
48 backers pledged NZ$ 5,011 to help bring this project to life.
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This Kickstarter project is to raise money to produce and release a new album of my original music. The recording will feature myself on guitar, and four of the most incredible musicians I've had the pleasure of working with: guitarist Phil Doublet, bassist Craig Reeves, keyboards and pianist Doug Wright, and drummer Marcel Rodeka. After the rehearsal process is done, all I need your help to record and finish it and release the album.

What the funds will go towards:  

  • Studio time (10%) 
  • Musician Fees (10%)
  • Mixing (20 - 25%)
  • Mastering (15 - 18%)
  • Photography and Videography (10%)
  • Album Artwork (5%)
  • CD Duplication costs (15%)
  • Kickstarter and Stripe (credit card) Fees (10%)

This is the minimum amount we need to raise, in order to bring you a quality recording that will be yours to enjoy, always. Any money we're able to raise above and beyond will go towards helping defray other expenses, promote the album, future touring, and other unforeseen costs.

Risks and challenges

As with any creative endeavor, there are always challenges and risks. If this project were to face any challenges, the most likely would be making the deadline we have set for ourselves. There are several stages to go through once we have finished recording - mixing, mastering, completing the album artwork, pressing CDs - and each step requires some time, patience and working with the schedules of other professionals.

My first goal in producing this recording is to do it to the best of my ability and fulfill the vision I have in mind for this project. Having self-released my first album, I believe I have set a reasonable and achievable timeline for releasing this recording. Once funded, I will stay in contact with the supporters of this project with any updates as to our progress. Should there be any delays expected in the release time of the album, I will let the supporters know what they are and when they can expect to receive their rewards.

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    Pledge NZ$ 15 or more About $10

    Come, Dig it all

    Download the album in your choice of high quality file formats - before the official album release date

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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About $16

    Let's Get Physical

    Get a physical copy (signed, if you want!) of the new album delivered to your doorstep (or wherever you get your mail)
    + Personalized thank you!
    +Download of the album ahead of the release date

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    Pledge NZ$ 40 or more About $26

    Twice as Nice

    New CD + my first record, Kelvin Cummings "I Want You To Be Happy" + Digital download pre-release

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    2 backers
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    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $32

    1 Video Song + CD

    Exclusive youtube video of one song from the album (directly posted online for you) + CD + Digital download

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    Pledge NZ$ 75 or more About $48

    3 in 1!

    3 copies of the new CD
    + exclusive youtube video of one song from the album (directly posted online for you)
    + digital pre-release download

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    Pledge NZ$ 100 or more About $63

    All Exclusive Video

    All the exclusive video of the sessions + behind the scenes footage!
    + new CD and digital download!

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    0 backers
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    Pledge NZ$ 125 or more About $79

    How Embarrassing

    The camera isn't always kind, and I've got the pictures to prove it. I'll send you a few of my selfie (and other) photo flops for your amusement.
    + All the rewards at the $100 level!

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    Pledge NZ$ 150 or more About $95

    Skype session

    Shop Talk: A one-hour Skype lesson/session of your choosing: talk vocals, guitar, writing, discuss philosophy, etc. You decide!
    + digital download

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    Pledge NZ$ 250 or more About $157

    Music Scores

    Sheets/scores for the tunes on the album (exclusively available through this Kickstarter)
    + All the $100 level rewards!

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    Pledge NZ$ 500 or more About $314

    Come see us + Album cred!

    Two reserved seats for our CD release show (or another show of your choice), and meet the band! AND your name in the 'Thank You's' of the album liner notes!
    + 2 signed copies of the new Album and pre-release download
    + All videos!
    (note: your travel costs not included)

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    Pledge NZ$ 1,000 or more About $628

    Song Request

    Pick a song/piece! I will write and record/video an arrangement the song you choose (some conditions apply!).
    + All the rewards at the $100 level!

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    Pledge NZ$ 1,250 or more About $784

    House Concert

    House Concert!
    Live concert at your home (within 400km of Dunedin NZ).
    + All the rewards at $100
    Please contact me if you're considering this option so we can discuss details

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Funding period

- (30 days)