Be our "label" and join us in making our next album a reality!
We are poised and pumped to work on our third studio album! Ready, set, go…
The past few years on the road have been a huge blessing to us, and we only hope we’ve reciprocated those blessings back to our friends, family and fans. What some initially thought as impossible, we’ve seen happen – touring as a 9 to 10 piece band with no manager, record label, publicist or booking agent.
The only team we’ve enlisted over the years is our Kickstarter backers. These supporters helped us make our previous two studio albums. We are forever grateful.
Now we are looking to take on our next big challenge – creating our third studio album with zero compromises.
This is our time to be bold. As an independent artist it can be extremely difficult to take a ‘no compromises’ approach in recording an album. With this next record, we want to make the best music we can with little to no limitation – this will be our most ambitious undertaking yet.
Additionally, we make every effort to pay each musician, producer, engineer, studio, arranger, mixer, photographer, videographer and everyone involved, fairly – this is how we believe it should always be done.
Based on our budgeting this is the minimum we need to achieve a “no compromises” album. Simply put, it’s expensive recording a 9 piece band in a world class studio!
• Studio/Production: $8,000
• All Musicians, Horn Charts/Production: $3,500
• Travel Costs: $2,000
• Post Production (Mixing & Mastering): $4,000
• Duplication, Printing (CDs, Vinyl, T-Shirts): $6,500
• Shipping Costs: $1,000
What kind of album are we making?
Again, this is our time to be bold. This new album will push the envelope for us creatively, and we are looking to take our sound and style to the next level. We’re going to try new things and go places we haven’t been before.
We will be recording at Ardent Studios where many great R&B/Soul and Blues albums (Al Green, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan) have been created along with some truly amazing rock albums (Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, White Stripes, Lynyrd Skynyrd).
We’re looking to harness the energy of the studio, combined with what we’ve learned playing live – at the end of the day we are a Rock N’ Roll band with heavy influences of R&B/Soul, Blues and Funk, so expect nothing less.
Not familiar with us? You can get more information about the band and our music at mattstansberry.com.
What if you raise more money than the goal?
First of all, if this happens we will be completely in awe, and there may be some jumps for joy and tears shed to be quite honest.
The targeted goal of $25,000 gives us the ability to make the album we want to make and release it on CD and Vinyl, but there is always more we’d love to do. Things like adding more songs to the album, more production abilities, more high quality videos produced, acoustic studio versions created, live recordings produced, guest appearances, more merchandise options and the list goes on and on.
We just simply want to allow anyone and everyone the ability to participate, whether we are on target or over funding. If we go over, we will go bigger and do more – we promise to make you proud either way.
We’ve never been more inspired or excited to make music. Over the past few years of touring we’ve gotten better with each show and we’re ready to create something beyond anything we’ve ever done.
With no management, label or formal team, we consider you our team, and a part of the Romance family. Please join us in bringing a musical message, rooted in love, unity and making people feel good, to the world.
Thank you for considering being a part of our story and helping make our third studio album a possibility!
Thank you and much love,
Matt and The Romance
p.s. we’ve created 20 unique opportunities to become a backer; however, don’t be shy – if there is something you don’t see, hit us up and let’s talk about it.
Matt Stansberry & The Romance is an American rock and roll band based in Oklahoma City. The 9-piece group has created a sound and style all their own by blending American popular music, blues, R&B, soul and funk. The band has independently released four studio recordings, including an EP from the historic Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
The group formed in 2012 after the addition of gospel background vocals and a horn section during the recording of a solo EP for Stansberry. As the songwriter and band leader for the group Matt’s musical message is one of love, hope and unity, and there is almost a spirituality in which his songs are written and performed. His listeners have especially come to know him for his signature smooth vocals, uplifting lyrics, improvised guitar solos, and energetic stage performances.
In 2015, the band visited Sun Studio where the staff requested a CD in exchange for a free tour. Unknowingly, the staff immediately opened the CD, began listening and loved what they heard. So much so that at the end of the tour Ples Hampton, studio staff and producer, approached the group to record at Sun. The following year, Matt Stansberry & The Romance returned to Memphis to record new music at Sun, and a PBS Sun Session taping.
Matt Stansberry & The Romance has spent the past few years touring the Midwest becoming known for their tight sound, improvisational skills and onstage dynamics.
Releases include Let’s Brighten It Up EP (2012), Crash Landing LP (2014), Heartbreaker – Single (2016) and Sun Studio Session EP (2016).
Risks and challenges
With any project there is the potential for a number of unforeseen circumstances – people get sick, travel plans fall through or things just simply change. We’ve dealt with these things before and we’ll continue to deal with surprises in the future. Although we don’t foresee any issues that would hinder us from making this album upon successful funding, we will work to remain adaptable, flexible and creative, while pooling our talents and resources to pull this project off regardless of any potential obstacles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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