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AU$ 7,592
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 20 2013 9:47 AM UTC +00:00
Kikeriki!By Kikeriki!
First created
Kikeriki!By Kikeriki!
First created
AU$ 7,592
pledged of AU$ 52,000pledged of AU$ 52,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 20 2013 9:47 AM UTC +00:00

About

The story so far.......

Long time friends, Sarah and Andrea loved making music. They loved making music together. Sarah was a singer, songwriter and sought after producer based in Melbourne, Andrea was a singer, songwriter, recording artist and actress living in Berlin. One day they both had kids (two each to be precise) and suddenly found themselves in a strange new world. The world of kids music. But where were the beats? Where were the bands? Where were the funky dance moves? They were facing a dilemma. As mothers AND musicians they wanted music that was good fun not just for kids but for parents too. But what they wanted couldn’t be found on anyone’s kiddie-friendly ipod playlist....... So they decided to make it themselves.

The Rooster is awake and crowing.....KIKERIKI!!!! Welcome to a new kind of music and media for kids and their families. It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s relevant and most of all fun. And it’s about time......

Kikeriki! (pronounced Kik-er-ee-kee!) is pop music for a new generation of cool kids and their families. It is a band, just like any other 'adult' indie rock band, the only difference being that we sing songs about stuff that kids care about. But Kikeriki! isn't just about the music. This is just what this first Kickstarter campaign is all about. We at Kikeriki headquarters plan on producing a whole range of music and media options for kids aged 2-10 and their families. Beginning with our debut album then, if all goes well, starting work next summer on a matching DVD video series. Ideally we would like to extend the Kikeriki experience to include all sorts of associated online media (ebooks, apps, interactive games) and even have plans for an educational music-based tv series featuring the Kikeriki band and our quirky cast of animated characters (think Flight of the Conchords for kids!). Over the past three years, using the insight only motherhood can bring and taking cues from our kids, we have written and made demos of a vast collection of songs. Then we tested them out on our own kids and our friend’s kids and well almost any kid that happened to stop by and came up with an album shortlist that covers such diverse topics as:

Some songs will get your kids dancing, some will hold a mirror up to their own experiences, some songs will teach them something. All of them have a gentle sprinkle of adult humor and a good dose of hand claps and harmonies, banjo and bass guitar, not to mention lush vocal arrangements and cooler than cool production. We guarantee that our music won’t peck at your brain or fray your nerves. We also guarantee that you will be pressing play even when your kids are not around (shhh...we won't tell if you won't!).

In making the record so far, we have been lucky to have had the help of some very talented industry professionals. Ben Edgar, Gotye’s guitarist, came to to play on some tracks in Australia a few months back, and fellow Australian producer Andy Baldwin (who has worked with everyone from Bjork to The Cat Empire and was nominated for a grammy in 2013 for his work on, Radio Jungle’ by the US kids band The Pop Ups) lent his mastering talent to our debut single 'the Kikeriki! theme song!"

We have managed to come this far using our own resources and savings but now we need your help. As you can imagine, the costs are quite high to bring a vision like ours to life. We need enough to produce 10 album tracks and have them mixed by Andy Baldwin in his Brooklyn studio. We also need to set aside some money for any session musicians that need to stop by and play on the record. On top of this we have to commission our resident artist, Iris Deppe, to create some artwork for the album, press and package it and produce the merchandise we are going to offer in most of the reward tiers. Phew! Below is a little chart to give backers an indication of how their hard earned money will be spent:

And here's what we've been able to do so far on our own....

Reaching our Kickstarter target will enable us to complete work on our first 10-track album. If we are lucky enough to surpass our target and enter into our stretch goals, we will get to work on our music videos 1-10, one at a time, as the budget allows.

Here's a iittle visual representation of our stretch goals (in ascending order of goal greatness!):

We will provide all of our Kickstarter angels with regular updates throughout the process and lots of cool bonus material and exclusive Kickstarter only content!

Our wonderful creative team and band of hipsters are ready and eager to go. We just need your faith, your energy, and your pledges Mamas, Papas, Ladies, Gents and Chikadees! Thanks so much for visiting our Kickstarter page. If you’d like to know more please do take a look around our online home http://www.kikerikiworld.com/ and become our friend on facebook https://www.facebook.com/kikerikiband

Love, gratitude and high-5’s

Sarah and Andrea (co-creators of Kikeriki!)

Risks and challenges

Of course with projects like ours there can be unforeseen delays. However, because a lot of the ground work has already been done, we are very confident that we will be able to deliver all of our rewards on time. We don't want to keep you waiting any longer for our cool album than necessary. We will tackle all setbacks with a calm, cheery demeanour and maximum transparency. We'd like to stay connected with our backers throughout the process and will take their feedback and input very seriously. Kickstarter for us is an exchange. That's what makes this platform so special. It gives creators and fans the opportunity to build something together.

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    Pledge AU$ 2 or more About $1.38

    Thank you! You will be helping us create something super cool and will be assigned loads of kisses and personally thanked on our website and Facebook page! Plus you will receive KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album!

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    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $10

    Kikeriki! The Album - Download/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Comes with a downloadable 6-page insert featuring some pretty lovely artwork by Iris Deppe and lyrics to all of our songs so you can sing along! PLUS as a bonus KICKSTARTER exclusive, we'll throw in a download of our first fully-animated music video to the Kikeriki Theme Song! Yay yippee yippee yay! *includes KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of Kikeriki downloadable wallpapers!

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $21

    Kikeriki Album (Hardcopy)/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Album comes in a beautifully designed recycled wallet with a 6-page insert featuring some pretty lovely artwork by Iris Deppe and lyrics to all of our songs so you can sing along! PLUS as a bonus KICKSTARTER exclusive, we'll throw in a download of our first fully-animated music video! *includes KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of Kikeriki downloadable wallpapers! FREE POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $34

    Kikeriki Album (Hardcopy) + 1 album download link + 1 KICKSTARTER limited edition Kikeriki kids T-shirt!///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////As well as a hardcopy of the album and an extra album download link to give to a friend, you'll be sent a Kickstarter exclusive kids t-shirt featuring our very own Iris and Rooster (modelled by the lovely Summer, Amayah and Greta in our video!). Available in sizes 2-7. *Includes a digital download of our first fully-animated video + KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of Kikeriki downloadable wallpapers! FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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    Pledge AU$ 90 or more About $62

    2 Kikeriki Albums (Hardcopy) + 2 album download links + 2 KICKSTARTER limited edition Kikeriki kids T-shirts! //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// *Includes a digital download of our first fully-animated video + KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of Kikeriki downloadable wallpapers! FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About $207

    3 Kikeriki Albums (Hardcopy) + 3 album download links + a pack of 3 KICKSTARTER limited edition Kikeriki kids T-shirts! PLUS in this reward we are offering a limited number (only 40 available) of KICKSTARTER special edition 11 x 14" fine art Giclee prints by Iris Deppe to hang on your child's bedroom wall.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  *Includes a digital download of our first fully-animated video + KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of Kikeriki downloadable wallpapers! FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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    Pledge AU$ 1,200 or more About $826

    Kikeriki Album (Hardcopy) + 1 album download link + 1 KICKSTARTER limited edition Kikeriki kids T-shirt!////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////PLUS your child or your favourite little friend will be mentioned in one of our songs! Oh yeah! Their name will be put to music and be heard by happy music-loving families around the world every time our album is played. *includes a digital download of our first fully-animated video + KICKSTARTER only backer updates and behind-the-scenes footage of us making the album plus a selection of KIKERIKI downloadable wallpapers! FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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    Pledge AU$ 3,500 or more About $2,409

    All of the above PLUS a personalised song for your cool kid (or grandchild, or niece or nephew or godchild....).//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  Yes! That's right! We will write a cool song especially for your little hipster! You can tell us what makes them tick and we'll write a song that is all about them and their world and what makes them a unique and special little being. If your child has siblings, we could even include them as well! A unique gift that will capture who they are at the age they are now. Includes a packaged CD of their song + song lyrics. *Fully produced in a professional studio and featuring Andrea, Sarah and the Kikeriki band! FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

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Funding period

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