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Orkestar MÉZÉ is recording a debut album! We are taking our Peasant Funk to all corners of the world and now you can be part of it!!
Orkestar MÉZÉ is recording a debut album! We are taking our Peasant Funk to all corners of the world and now you can be part of it!!
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May 12, 2011

Wow!! Still 19 days to go and we have already almost reached our original goal!!! It is hard to express all of the love and gratitude we have for everyone who has pledged and backed us on this journey! We love you all and you are the reason we make music.

Reaching our first goal doesn't mean that we cannot use more pledges. On the contrary - now that we have the studio recording time secured, lets raise additional funds for mixing, mastering, and pressing CD's! We still have awesome "peasant packages" for everyone, there are even 3 that haven't been picked up yet - an awesome photo shoot with our amazing singer and photographer Hannah, that will sure make you look goooood; lessons available with anybody in the band; as well as an intimate evening concert with members of the Orkestar in the comfort of your own home. Also, all of our other packages are still available - there is no limit to how many we "sell" or how many you get! Let's try to reach $4,500 in the next 19 days which will help us tremendously in paying for the extra costs occurring after the recording process.

We love you! Keep your inner peasant alive and well!

Milen and Orkestar MEZE

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Dear friends and fans,

In every endeavor a time comes, when you need to make a big leap forward towards your future. For Orkestar MÉZÉ this time is now! We need to record our first album and we cannot do it without YOUR help!! Now, this is not a charity. Take this as something like a pre-sale of the album and tons of good stuff that will make sure you get what your money's worth and in the same time help us fund the recording process.

You know that quality costs money, and in order to have a great sounding album, we need to spend money. Studio time, sound-engineer, mixing, mastering, pressing CD's - it all adds up! So, in order to raise funds, we decided to create this Kickstarter project, and offer you great rewards in return to your pledge. You can pick any of the custom "Peasant Packages" we created for you and remember - there's no limit to how much we can raise, and how much stuff you can get! Since we have never done anything like this or asked anybody for financial support, we set the amount to the minimum we need to be in a studio to record - $3,500. The way this works is that we get the money and your credit card is charged ONLY when/if we raise the minimum at the end of the period. If we surpass the $3,500 goal - that would be amazing!! Then we can use the rest of the money for mixing, mastering, designing the album cover, and pressing CD's! Our plan is to record in June and hopefully have an album for your in July!!!

This is totally safe for you and your card. Payments go through Amazon and you can pledge from anywhere in the world and receive a Peasant Package! You can pledge any amount you want - remember, ever little bit helps! And if you have any questions about the Peasant Packages, or this Kickstarter project - get in touch with me! I will be happy to hear from you and help in any way I can!!!

Thank you so much for your pledge! We are excited to share our new music with all of you!!!

Cheers,

Milen and ‪Orkestar MÉZÉ

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    “The Cheap Peasant”
    A digital copy of 2 songs from the album before the official release and our heartfelt thanks!

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    “The Practical Peasant”
    A digital download of the album before the official release and our heartfelt thanks!

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    “The Straightforward Peasant”
    A digital download of the album before the official release, a hard copy of the album signed by the band and mailed to you (international shipping fee may apply), and our heartfelt thanks!

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    “The Old-Skool Peasant”
    A special, limited edition “peasant-starter” band photo signed by Orkestar MÉZÉ and a sticker, plus “The Straightforward Peasant” package!

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    “The Eclectic Peasant”
    An exclusive CD with music by the members of the Orkestar representing their side projects (styles range from classical and jazz to gypsy rock) handpicked by them just for you, and your name in the Thank You section of the liner notes, plus “The Old-Skool Peasant” package!

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    “The Stylish Peasant”
    A special, limited edition, official Orkestar MÉZÉ “peasant tank top/wife-beater/or t-shirt”, plus “The Eclectic Peasant” package!

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    “The Curious Peasant”
    An exclusive, limited edition “behind-the-scenes” peasant DVD about the making of the album, 2 tickets to the CD-release party (or for a show of your choice) plus “The Stylish Peasant” package.

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    “The Artistic Peasant”
    One-hour lesson with a member of the band of your choice either in person at our rehearsal space in Valencia, CA, or via Skype in one of the following – singing, piano, keyboards, drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, trombone, soprano/alto/tenor sax, clarinet/bass clarinet, Bulgarian folk music, music theory, ear training, Bulgarian language, Italian language, or photography; plus “The Curious Peasant” package!

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    “The Hungry Peasant”
    A full-blown Bulgarian gourmet dinner complete with rakia and meze for you and 3 friends, cooked by master chef Milen at his place in the San Fernando Valley or at your place (within LA Metro area; room, board, and travel costs apply if outside), plus “The Curious Peasant “ package!

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    “The Glamorous Peasant”
    A professional photo shoot with our singer and amazing professional photographer Hannah (who actually has a degree in photography!) done in the LA Metro area (room, board, and travel costs apply if outside), and an executive producer credit on the album, plus “The Curious Peasant “ package!

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    “The Intimate Peasant”
    A private acoustic concert at your place (within LA Metro area; room, board, and travel costs apply if outside) by 2-4 members of the band, and an executive producer credit on the album, plus “The Hungry Peasant” package!

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    “The ‘Big Patron’ Peasant”
    A full-blown party with Orkestar MEZE at a place of your choosing (within LA Metro area; room, board, and travel costs apply if outside), plus one of the above-mentioned packages!

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