Hello!! We are Bonnie Gordon (Voice of R. Mika in Street Fighter V; Bounce Man in Mega Man 11; Geek & Sundry’s Callisto 6/Shield of Tomorrow; ABCs The Quest), and Xander Jeanneret (from Geek and Sundry's Relics and Rarities and Sagas of Sundry:Madness, TBS' King of the Nerds)and together we are The Library Bards. We are a nerd parody band: we take top 40 songs and turn them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place. You may have seen us at conventions around the country/the world, on Twitch or the Internet, or our YouTube channel!
We are making our second album — BomBARDed. This is a nerd parody album, like our first, but we're very very excited about what's different about it! Our first album took modern hits and modern fandoms that are popular now. On BomBARDed, we're taking the music and fandoms that made us who we are, our very favorites, and making an album that is full of the most love and passion we can muster!
A few tracks from our new album include:
- Princess Bride (Parody of Mr. Brightside by The Killers)
- Comic Fan (Parody of Magic Man by Heart)
- Mighty Morphin' Time (Parody of Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper)
- D&D (Parody of TNT by AC/DC)
The album will have leveled-up production, songwriting, mastering — everything — we're raising the bar(d) on quality because we want to for us, and for you!
In addition to the BomBARDed album and a music video, we have some awesome stretch goals for you wonderful folks.
Producing this album is going to cost money that we simply do not have. We need to pay the musicians who help us create our parody tracks, we need to pay for studio time , mixing and mastering, and we need to buy CDs, pins, and other merch. The Library Bards is a project we are extremely passionate about, and we have been lucky to be able to make this music, thanks to those of you who support our Patreon and who come to see us at cons and our concerts around the country.
Our music goes right from our hearts to your ears, with nobody in the middle. We're so happy to share our passion for geekdom and art for you, and we really appreciate your support for this project!
Your pledge is what will make this new album possible. But we have some other RAD stuff for you as a thank you!
The very first Library Bards enamel pin is designed by Xander himself!!!
Wear the bards on your torso with this design, based on the original Star Wars poster and blended with the 80's style that is the theme of this album! We will have unisex adult sizes from small through 6x-large, fitted "ladies" style sizes from small through 3x-Large, and youth shirt sizes from x-small through x-large.
Our incredible community of listeners includes some amazing artists, and we're very excited to put some of their work into the very first Library Bards coloring book!
We love our logo, and we love the outfits we wear at every show! These coasters have the same image that appears on Xander and Bonnie's leather bracers, and make an attractive and functional accessory for your home!
A special reward made for our super supporters, the Bard Box is your chance to go on your own personalized adventure with the Library Bards. There will be a map and we're going to customize activities and adventures for you, including access to some exclusive content. This box will also be full of Bards goodies — merch, presents, and mostly, a whole lot of gratitude for your support!
D&D GAME WITH THE BARDS
Want to go on a D&D adventure with Xander as DM and Bonnie as a player, and NPCs? This reward is for you. We will be playing Dunegons and Dragons at one of our favorite places in Los Angeles, CA. Xander has a special one-off 3-hour game for our special backers who pledge at this level. And the pizza, snacks, and soft drinks are on us!
And if you aren't able to physically join us in Los Angeles, you'll be able to play via Skype or other videoconferencing tool. We will even have the pizza delivered right to your door.
Want more bard merchandise? Don't worry. We will have add-ons through BackerKit once our campaign is over. This will be your chance to pick up an extra CDs, enamel pins, t-shirts, or coloring books. There might even be a surprise add-on available.
We are so lucky to have some incredible musicians, producers, and artists helping us with our new album. But they need and deserve to be paid. Not to mention, it costs money to make awesome music videos and to make that sweet, sweet merch. So here is a breakdown of how your hard earned pledge will be spent.
Anything beyond our goal will allow us to make even more music videos, expand our Kingdom Tour, and partner with some other incredible bands to make more music for you. We might even be able to throw some extra songs your way!
There are so many to thank for getting the bards this far. Thank you to our Patrons for helping make our videos and keeping us on the road! Thank you to all the conventions for having us, and to the people who have seen us at shows. Thanks to our friends from Geek & Sundry, video games, cartoons, comedy music, Critical Role, and the Internet for being our collaborators and supporters all along the way. We are so thankful for this amazing community!
Risks and challenges
While this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we are not new to crowdfunding. Our first album, BARDCORE, was successfully funded through Patreon. Of course, we want to have more options for backers this time, and to make sure we get it right, we have enlisted Laser from the Doubleclicks & Laser Campaigns. They have been guiding us every step of the way.
We feel confident that you'll love not only our album, but all the great perks we are offering on Kickstarter. And we are going to do everything we can to get all of it out to you in the time promised. As we are just a small independent operation, we are subject to delays that come from health, weather, and manufacturing surprises. But our goal is to make sure you get everything you were promised on time. We can't wait to get this new album in your hands!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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