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Hi Friend! Grab exclusive pre-orders of my debut EP "Lunatic", join a live concert, get original art, and enjoy public acknowledgement

Hi Friend!! 

I'm Meresha. 

Welcome to the pre-launch page for my new debut EP "Lunatic".

I want to get this music to my originals backers - including hopefully you - before anyone else gets it.

Someone said I'm "Sunny Florida’s answer to Iceland’s Björk mixed in a blender with some Freddie Mercury, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and with a pinch of Paramore and Led Zeppelin. "  

"Meresha, a rising unsigned singer is emerging to become one of the leaders in entertainment of this decade." - Ernie Meyer - click to read more  

The first single “Fool Don’t Be” was originally recorded on impulse in a tiny CD recording booth at the Sawgrass Mills mall near Miami years ago. 

With its driving beat, this number encourages you “to lose control”. It's a bit of an earworm - beware.  Here's a snippet:

The title track “Lunatic” evokes the atmosphere of a classic thriller. Close your eyes and join the hunt as Sherlock and Dr. Watson chase a crazed perpetrator. 

I've been working on the songs here over the last 5 years. I've laid down the demos for these and other songs during the past year, but still have to finalize production, mixing, mastering, pressing, packaging, art work, etc. to get the music out.

I NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THIS DONE! 

PLEDGE NOW from $1 to get new music or art and join in. I've designed some cool rewards including physical CDs, VIP launch invitations and signed, framed sketches of YOU. 

JOIN MY ADVENTURE!
JOIN MY ADVENTURE!

I've been a solo performer and a member of groups/bands in both the United States and Europe. I've been blessed to study music, singing, songwriting, dance, guitar, art and theater with a range of great coaches.

The EP (Extended Play) will have songs including "Lunatic", "Sharks" and "Fool Don't Be". The DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM and the CDs will include additional tracks (demos!). 

All sounds on this EP are by me (voice, guitar, keyboard, drums, etc.). 

You can hear samples of the work as it now stands in the video.

With your help, I will start getting the album to you in November. 

We'll have a launch party on December 7 at B.B. King's in West Palm Beach, Florida to which you can get a Personal VIP invitation at right. If you can't make that, you can instead get a private performance by video of a song. Will I see you there? 

Me on guitar at a recent concert
Me on guitar at a recent concert

You can also get a Framed Drawing of YOU signed by moi myself to help you enjoy the music. Some examples of my drawings are further below. 

Worldwide shipping is available. Please take this into account when you set the amount of your pledge. 

So please PLEDGE NOW from $1 to get music, art, merch or entertainment from me. You are free to pledge above the minimum for a given reward. 

If more is pledged than the goal, most of the funds will go to deliver the extra rewards. Whatever remains will go to enhance the work and to ensure fuller promotion. The basic goal set here will only cover some of the expenses to FREE THE MUSIC. 

Backers will get updates regularly here and on my website during and after this campaign. 

NONE OF THIS CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU! 

PLEASE PLEDGE NOW! 

THEN TELL YOUR FRIENDS! 

FREE THE MUSIC!! 

THANKS !!! 

Meresha 

Project management incl. organizing legal issues, gigs, etc. is covered by Robert Maciejko.  Robert is Meresha's manager and will have overall responsibility for getting the music ready and out to you.

More on my website: www.meresha.com 

Like on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Mereshas 

Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mereshas

Subscribe on Youtube: www.youtube.com/Mereshas 

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My Drawing of John Lennon on an iPhone5 cover
My Drawing of John Lennon on an iPhone5 cover
My Drawing of Bob Marley captured in a Prism
My Drawing of Bob Marley captured in a Prism
My Drawing of Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin
My Drawing of Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

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As mentioned, there are still a lot of steps before the music gets to you. We have to finalize production, mixing, mastering, pressing, packaging, art work, etc. to get the music out. Good thing is that the demos are ready so we are starting from a strong base. We have a solid plan how to work through the rest, but something unforeseen (don't say hurricane) could potentially slow us down. We will be keeping you up to date though as we proceed.

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    1. SINGLE - Digital single "Fool Don't Be"

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    2. DIGITAL ALBUM "Lunatic" - digital download of my 6 song EP...with exclusive Kickstarter-only content

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    3. DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM - EP with extra music (incl. demos!) PLUS a Kickstarter-exclusive digital PDF of the lyrics, photos, handwritten stuff, extra artwork, back story

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    5. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION CD hand-numbered backer-only version of the CD signed by Meresha with a dedication of your choice (decent please...) PLUS Reward 3, PLUS a thank you shout out on my website's "Thank You" page with your website/blog link if you have one.

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    6. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION CD (Reward 5) PLUS MERESHA BACKER-ONLY T-SHIRT. An exclusive T-shirt designed only for my backers. We are on this journey together. Let's celebrate. Will have different sizes available.

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    7. DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM (Reward 3) PLUS ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERT - PERSONAL VIP INVITATION - Launch party concert will be in West Palm Beach, Florida in December 2013, (date and location t.b.c.)

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    TOWN DISTRIBUTOR: "Borrowed" idea from The Clintons and Katy Laurel...you get 10 copies of the CD as in Reward 4 as a gift (or to sell, your choice)

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    "ULTIMATE VIP" (Reward 9) PLUS SKETCH OF/FOR YOU BY ME Email a black and white photo of what you want sketched (only decent pics please...), and I'll create and sign it just for you. Subject can be you, your pet, partner, etc. I'll sketch it in pencil, sign, frame & mail it to you with gratitude!

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