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Known as the “Super Girl from the USA”! Leona X is set to record a new CD! The new songs are raw, sexy and guitar heavy rock n roll!
Known as the “Super Girl from the USA”! Leona X is set to record a new CD! The new songs are raw, sexy and guitar heavy rock n roll!
Known as the “Super Girl from the USA”! Leona X is set to record a new CD! The new songs are raw, sexy and guitar heavy rock n roll!
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Leona X - "The Woman In Me" - New CD

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Hi everyone!  

I’m Leona X. I have been playing guitar for most of my life. It's the one thing that I am the most driven and passionate about.  

 I have always been known as a lead guitarist. That's what I built my reputation on, then back in 2013, I started singing too, and I recorded my first EP, as a singer and lead guitarist. It is called "Ready For This?" 

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 Now, five years later, I have evolved in so many ways. Since then, I have written more than two albums worth of new material! 

 AlI I want, more than anything now, is a fresh start, to get all this passion and conviction, swelling up in my soul, out into this CD. 

Making music, performing, and writing songs is what I do best, and I want to share it with you.    

Photo by Keith Daniel
Photo by Keith Daniel

This is where YOU come in! 

Here's the deal, I'm going into the studio to record a new CD, with my new sound, and this is your chance to be a part of creating it with me!

This CD will be full of raw, aggressive, down tuned guitar heavy, classic, but modern, blues rock.  Imagine if John Lee Hooker met Black Sabbath. It will have attitude, excitement, emotion, and lots of soul, I am really stoked about the new songs!  

 We plan on recording at The Tone Factory, in Las Vegas, NV., with Vinnie Castaldo as engineer and producer. Vinnie and I go way back, to the Jaggedy Ann days, when he recorded us at the very same studio.  I'm so excited about working with him again!  

Recording "Woman In Me" at The Tone Factory, Photo by Keith Daniel
Recording "Woman In Me" at The Tone Factory, Photo by Keith Daniel

What we Need & What You Get;  

 Recording is very expensive. There's studio time, producer, engineers, mixing, mastering, artwork, pressing, production of physical CD's, distribution, etc. It can easily add up to thousands.  

Here are some of the places your donation will go:  

 Producer and studio engineer – Vinnie Castaldo

He founded The Tone Factory Recording Studios in 1999. The Tone Factory is one of the busiest studios in Las Vegas to date. Vinnie has been a professional engineer for 18 years or so, was mentored by engineer/producer Larry Brewer, and has worked with some of the biggest artists, producers and mixer/engineers in the business.  He also works for master mixer/producer Jimmy Douglass 

Studio time – 

We're lucky to have access to one of the best recording studios in Las Vegas! The Tone Factory has been serving the Las Vegas Valley for almost 2 decades, and has the best state-of-the-art vintage analog and digital tracking, mixing and mastering services, which will make this baby sound AMAZING!!.  

 Mixing time - 

The magic of recording relies on quite a few things.  Once a song is recorded, you need a perfect listening environment to really dive in and get the mix to sit correctly.  We'll also be mixing at The Tone Factory.     

 Mastering - 

 It's the final stage, after mixing.  It's not a job for just anyone, we need highly disciplined ears, an understanding of music, and a scientific understanding of the movement of sound waves. It truly requires a "Master" to accomplish this task.  

 Publicity - 

Once the music is complete, we’re going to need a team to promote it, and guide us in a direction toward maximizing the reach of this incredible project we’re working on!  

 MUSIC VIDEOS - 

If we should end up raising over our goal, which we really hope we do, then we can make a video for the single “Woman In Me”. We also need more money to finish recording the song first, but check out the teaser for it below............... 

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 Distribution - 

We will be using CD Baby to manufacture and distribute the CD.  I estimate that we will need $1,767.00 to print and distribute 1000 CD’s, and significantly more if we print vinyl.  

 Other ideas – 

We’re working with visual artists to create posters, t shirt designs, and lots more types of fun X Merch!   

It's ALL up to US. There are no record labels, and is completely independent, EXCEPT YOU AND US!!    

 Every dollar counts, and there are many awesome rewards, including signed copies of the CD, T-Shirts, that are custom made by me, ( see below for examples), autographed posters, etc., and some more one of a kind, up close and personal ones, like Skype lessons, message in a bottle, songwriting sessions, signed lyric sheets and set lists. 

With your $25 or more donation you can get this white custom X T-Shirt designed, made, and personalized by me. On the back it says, "How do you like me now?".....................

 Or you can get this white "How do you like me now?" custom tank, also designed, made, and personalized by me..............................

 Or a "Ready For This?" Ladies, white custom halter top, designed, made by me!...............................................................................

 The highest honor of them all...executive producer credit. You'll appear in the album liner notes and on back of the CD with your new title, PLUS receive a signed hard copy, T-Shirt, Poster, & sticker.

 Leona X Live Poster featuring my beloved custom made Hamburguitar SG. Personalized and signed just for you................
Photo by Keith Daniel.
Photo by Keith Daniel.

 The lyrics to my new song, “The Woman In Me”, written out by hand, in a very special way, personalized just for you..................................

V.I.P at a Leona X show, reserved table for 4 , private meet and greet, bottle of your choice of liquor, autographed set list..............................

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 Get your X on with this classic black Leona X logo t-shirt! Plus get a pre-release digital download of the new CD!

 Black ribbed tank with Leona X logo, sexy!  Plus get a pre-release digital download of the new CD!

 Set of Indian Hair Ties, Plus a signed hard copy of the new CD!

 Or, one of these Indian Bracelets, all unique, only one of each, specially picked for you. Plus a signed hard copy of the new CD!

 Very special and very limited edition hard copy CD of the Jaggedy Ann "Boiling Point" album, produced by Phil Rudd of the legendary AC/DC.

Risks and challenges

BUT HERE IS THE CATCH .... Kickstarter is all or nothing. Meaning if we don't meet our goal, no money is exchanged, we get nothing.

We actually NEED at least $10,000 to make a proper CD and a video, but I purposely set a low goal of only $3,000, just in case, because if we don't at least reach the specified goal, we will get NOTHING.

We would like to record at least 9 to 10 songs, but If we don't reach our goal, we’re still going to record as many songs as we can. WE estimate that it will be about $1,000 per song.

Extra money would mean less corners cut and more put into making this album fly, and the more money we raise, the more songs we can record.

We’re super dedicated to this, and we have a team of people ready to help. We just want to ensure that we hire the best people for the job, so we can give you the best we can!

So, let's make a bad ass rock album together!!

Jump in! Get involved! Right from the start, all the way to the finish, you are #1 to us, and it's gonna be a blast!

Other Ways You Can Help;

If you aren’t in a place to contribute financially, no worries! You can follow us on our social media platforms and help spread the word about The Leona X Band and our campaign!

AGAIN, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!

Friends, Family & Fans, we want you to know how much we appreciate your love and support! It's people like you who make a difference.

Thank you for helping to make our dream come true and thank you for supporting independent music!

The Leona X Band,

XOXO

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    All the Leona X CD's

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    "The Woman In Me" Handwritten Lyrics

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    The Platinum Package

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    Executive Producer Credit

    The highest honor of them all...executive producer credit. You'll appear in the album liner notes and on back of the CD with your new title, PLUS receive a signed hard copy, T-Shirt.

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