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Making 3 videos for That Rogue Romeo's album 'Machine & Magic' with Brian Friedman, Tony Testa & some of the world's best dancers!
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  My name is Kevin Stea... meet my alter-ego That Rogue Romeo!  I am thrilled to be realizing a life-long dream of releasing a full album of music this April, entitled 'Machine & Magic', and am producing 3 music videos to accompany it!  Performing is my life, my work and my obsession and I have pulled together a dream team of creatives from the world of Dance to join me in translating these songs to film.  

Key elements are in place... I have amazing talents like Brian Friedman (Creative Director X-Factor US/UK, Choreographer for Britney Spears), Tony Testa (Choreographer for Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue) signed on to direct and choreograph, and some of the world's best dancers. I have cameras and pro equipment available and ready to go in April, I even have some soundstage time I've bartered for!  Videos are expensive and a huge team effort, there's still lighting, rehearsal, editing, post, props/wardrobe, scenery/location, talent... the list goes on.  I will be capturing the whole process on camera and sharing it with you!

   I have been so fortunate to perform and work with the world's greatest directors, photographers and pop stars... Michael JacksonMadonnaLady GagaDavid BowieBeyonceRihannaWhitney Houston, Herb Ritts, David Lachappelle, Mike Nichols, Baz Lurhmann, Tarsem Singh, David Fincher... for millions of people for over 20 years.  One of my first times on stage was in high school in Singapore.  I had never taken a class and had barely danced a step.  The director of the show told me to go out by myself in a spotlight, and "just feel the music and let it move you".  I did.  I LOVED it. I had been given a language.  Just three years later I was dancing onstage with Madonna in the Blonde Ambition Tour, wonderfully lost in the deafening roar of of the crowd in Houston, and I've performed onstage and on camera ever since.  I search for the moment where I disappear into the movement and simply become the music.  NOW since I began writing my own music, disappearing into the sounds and lyrics has led me to find myself and my voice clearer than ever.  

  I had given up on this dream.  A shady recording contract kept me silent for five years in the prime of my life unable to sing or release any music. With the label system firmly telling me that I had to conform to their idea of commerciality, I left it behind.  My grandmother pointed out I had stopped writing completely, stopped creating.  She was right, I had silenced myself.  

  Two years ago I tore my meniscus on tour and realized my life of dance on camera was going to have to transform into something new, or fade away.  I realized that if I didn't pursue my music full out on my terms, it would be the single biggest regret of my life.  So I'm choosing to transform my life with music!  I've travelled the world to perform, for art, for the love of what I do, and learned from the best.  Now it is finally my moment to get up center stage once again, feel my own music and let it move me! 

My music is meant to be SEEN.  It's not complete to me without visuals, without a performance to be experienced, imagery to complement.  I dream of being able to continue to perform, to move and inspire people around the world, giving dancers, musicians and choreographers more freedom in their art than they've ever experienced with a performer.  Hopefully these videos will open the doors to making that a reality.  

   It is difficult to choose which of my song-babies will be the first to come to life on film because each has a story to tell, but the outcome of this kickstarter campaign will determine what we can do!  This is where we need your help!  PLEASE JOIN ME!  It's all or nothing, so we must reach our 18k goal!  it would be wonderful to surpass the goal, every dollar will go into these videos... if successful enough, we could even do an additional video!

THANK YOU!!

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    You will get the full hard copy album before anyone else! it will include mixes, alternative versions and beautiful coverart! *Dancing around your living room in your underwear optional

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    Get a VERY special hard copy edition of the Machine & Magic album, each one of a kind with unique art by Stephen Batz Skinner, signed! Burn the tracks to your dirve, then FRAME this sucker!

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    30 minute skype chat/mentoring/hangout with myself and/or the brilliant Director/Choreographer Tony Testa! Shoot the breeze or get insightful career advice, up to you! OR a fabulous custom silk-screened T-shirt designed by Andrea Messier Cuomo for That Rogue Romeo. Feel the love inside or out!

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    60 minute skype chat/mentoring/hangout with brilliant Director Tony Testa and I,
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    TWO hours of your own studio recording time at Media Temple Productions in Hollywood, CA, WITH an engineer... just what you need to make your OWN songwriting dreams come true! (ONLY 2 available, 1st come 1st served)
    OR a one of a kind piece from the Synesthesia collaboration art series with Stephen Batz Skinner, signed, along with the cd/tshirt/poster! The IMAGINATION to REALITY package :)

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    Art Connoisseur Reward : One of a kind signed B&W fine art photo of That Rogue Romeo with hand-done grafitti by Stephen Batz Skinner from a very special upcoming shoot! PLUS a video chat or an in-person 30 minute mentoring session about performance/auditioning/getting work/dance or meet for coffee and pick your subject!! (in LA area)

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    YES, I am ALSO a photographer! I will shoot a portrait of you (LA area location, not studio)... or even a headshot if you prefer! i will be posting a few examples of some of my portraits! OR choose from the rewards above and send me a photo and i will make you your very own coverart from it! Digital Immortality, your image will live ON! super bargain! :)

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    The Bard Challenge Reward: i will cover a song for you in TRR style... or give me a direction and i will WRITE one for you!

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    Patron Saint Reward: That Rogue Romeo will come with cohorts and perform at your event/party/home, turn it out, or give a sexy acoustic set ;) (travel/lodging outside of Los Angeles not included) OR come along to rehearsals, watch the process of making a video and choose from ANY of the rewards above, T-Shirt/Poster/CD/Tote already included!

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    Executive Producer/Big Kahuna: YOU'RE PRODUCING A VIDEO! YOU name the song to be used for the video, and choose a director from a list of worthy talented candidates... come to rehearsals, the set, listen in on the production meetings! your own chair and a PA with your coffee in hand! My eternal gratitude, possible hand in marriage, and your own throng of screaming fans :) (travel/lodging to LA for you or screaming throngs not included)

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