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We're releasing our debut album on June 24th! Your pre-orders will help cover the cost of having it professionally mastered.
We're releasing our debut album on June 24th! Your pre-orders will help cover the cost of having it professionally mastered.
27 backers pledged CA$ 695 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello music fans! Thank you for dropping by our project page. We’re feeling pretty fantastic these days because we’re on the cusp of releasing our very first studio album - out on June 24th!

Our primary purpose for this campaign is to raise funds through pre-orders on our album to help cover the expense of having it professionally mastered. If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, that money will be put towards marketing expenses and throwing a kick-ass release party. None of it will go to waste. That's for sure!

If you're just hearing about us for the first time, we invite you to check out some of our live jams on YouTube. Our hope is that you'll be almost as excited about York St as we are!

Photo credit: Dennis Jackson (2016)
Photo credit: Dennis Jackson (2016)

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“If you like Amy Winehouse, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Adele, you’ll dig leMeow!” - DJ Noah, LiVE 88.5 FM’s music director

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Our story

Gin and I first started leMeow about two years ago when we discovered our mutual love of fat bass lines and sixties Motown grooves. What started off as a couple of half-baked song ideas quickly evolved into a musical journey we both felt compelled to pursue. 

Over the course of this two-year adventure we’ve had some amazing things happen:

  • We’ve received three FACTOR recording grants - a large part of why York St is now a reality. 
  •  We’ve been invited to play at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest two years running - catch us this year on July 17
  •  Broadcaster Alan Cross described our debut single Evening Blues as “sultry coolness.” 
  • Our song That’s My Man scored us a spot in CBC Music’s regional finals for the 2016 Searchlight competition. 
  • Last but not least, we’ve had the pleasure of adding Brent Hultquist (keys) and Jansen Richard (drums) to our musical roster. 
Photo credit: Jon Edwards (2016)
Photo credit: Jon Edwards (2016)

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"leMeow’s sound is a mix of soul and blues, with a throwback vibe that manages to feel brand new." - Soundwaves Review

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Why we need your help

We’ve poured our heart and soul into this album (not to mention time, energy and money), and we're extremely proud of the way things are coming together. The songs are recorded and mixed, and the album art is literally being finalized as I write this. The last remaining piece of the puzzle is the mastering process to get our songs sounding their absolute best. 

Up to now we’ve been able to fund our album through a series of FACTOR grants and late night gigging, but we’ve reached the point where we need your help. At a cost of roughly $100 per song with 10 songs on the album, this will run us a total of $1000. As mentioned, our funding goal is for half that amount simply to help us stay afloat until the album comes out. Of course, if we raise more we won't complain!

To help us cover this expense, we’re humbly asking folks to make pre-orders on our album and release party tickets. Any additional funds received prior to June 24th will go back into the album and ultimately result in a better final product for the listener. That's you!

Rewards!

In addition to pre-orders on our album, we've got a healthy list of other rewards to offer in exchange for your patronage. Please take a moment to look them over. Hopefully something will tickle your fancy! 

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“Sultry coolness.” - Alan Cross

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Sharing is caring

We are extremely grateful for all donations, big or small. We know that money doesn’t grow on trees so the fact that you would even consider supporting us means the world! 

If you're hard up for cash but you'd still like to help out, you'd be doing us a huge favour just by sharing our campaign with your network. The more people we reach, the better our chances of success. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any assistance you might be able to provide!

Hear us in action

In January we committed ourselves to a year long campaign of releasing one new music video per month. The majority of these videos will be live-off-the-floor with a few official videos sprinkled in for good measure.

Check us out on YouTube to hear our music and get pumped for the album!

Shout-outs!

leMeow would like to formally acknowledge the amazingness of the following people and organizations:

  • Our producer Eric Eggleston of Johnny Hall Productions
  • Jon Edwards and Anne Alain of Corvidae Studio Photos/Music 
  • FACTOR (Government of Canada) 
  • CBC Music 
  • Our crew of awesome musicians, friends, family and fans for the support 
  • Last but not least, you fine people! We can't thank you enough. 

Risks and challenges

Once this campaign is successfully funded there really shouldn't be any major setbacks. The songs, album art and all the rest of it are just about ready to go!

That said, we all know that life doesn’t always go as planned. In the unlikely event that something goes terribly wrong we promise to keep you updated and in the loop. Right now we're looking good for our June 24th release and we can't wait!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.77

    GOOD KARMA: It will be our pleasure to send truckloads of happy thoughts your way. Thank you!

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    GOOD SWAG: We'll hook you up with our band pin, and two leMeow stickers. Represent!

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    GOOD TUNES: One digital download of our 10-track album coming your way.

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    GOOD GROOVES: We've got one signed copy of our 10-track CD with your name on it.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    GOOD TIMES: Get your sexy butt to our release party at the Rainbow Bistro on June 24th and collect your signed copy of our 10-track album. Cut the line cause you're on the guest list, baby!

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    GOOD PRODUCTION: For a 100 bones you'll receive one digital download of our full album + we'll dedicate our next live YouTube music video to you AND throw in a producer credit.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $232

    GOOD VIBES: Looking for some tasteful entertainment for your next garden party or intimate gathering? Our acoustic duo act (guitar & vocals) is just the thing you need. We'll serenade you and your guests (greater Ottawa area only) for two hours while you mingle.

    *Please confirm date and details with us before purchase.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $773

    GOOD MEMORIES: Congrats! You just hired our full band (vocals, bass, drums & keys) to play at your next house party (greater Ottawa area only) and give you two hours of live jams. Thank you!!

    *Please confirm date and details with us before purchase.

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