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Comedian/producer Mark Jonathan Davis, also known as Richard Cheese, is seeking funding to self-publish a book about his band.
THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE"an autobiography by Mark Jonathan Davis
Printed Book & eBook available in 2013!
ALL COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE!
***** If you like Richard Cheese, you will LOVE this book! *****
In 2000, comedian Mark Jonathan Davis created the Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine band. As lounge singer Richard Cheese, Davis has released 14 albums, sold 200,000 CDs, appeared on radio, television, and movies, and played hundreds of sellout concerts around the world.
But Davis was never a professional singer, never performed in a band before, and can't even read music.
How did he do it? Where did this idea come from? What's the secret behind this success?
ATLAS LOUNGED will reveal the uncensored behind-the-scenes backstory of the Richard Cheese band, and tell how a high school nerd worked his way from the Arizona desert to Hollywood to headlining the Las Vegas Strip.
Davis is ready to share his fun and fascinating rags-to-tuxes story, with a detailed autobiography about his eye-opening experiences in the music business. The book will trace Davis's career through radio, TV, and the recording industry, and will include photographs, documents, celebrity interviews, and a thorough "making of" retrospective about each of his 14 CDs.
Davis explains the process, shares his secrets, and shows the scars -- and fan tattoos -- from backstage, onstage, in the studio, and on the road with Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine.
"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE" is a must read for fans of the band, and for anyone pursuing a career in the music business. For those about to lounge, this book is for you.
PLEASE BUY THE EBOOK, FOR JUST $10,
OR BUY THE PRINTED BOOK, FOR JUST $27.
OR PLEDGE MORE, AND GET SWANKY PERKS!
Mark Jonathan Davis is utilizing KickStarter to seek fan funding for the independent self-publishing release of his ATLAS LOUNGED book. (In 2010, Davis raised $20,000 from fans via KickStarter, to help fund the release of his 2011 CD "Richard Cheese: A Lounge Supreme.")
Our goal is to pre-sell 2,000 physical copies of the book, which is the minimum print run for a self-published book.
Contributions to this project will help pay for research, writing, graphic design, publishing, printing/packaging, and digital marketing. The book will be released by July 2013.
Thanks for your support, thanks for reading, and thank you for believing in the cheese.
MORE ABOUT MARK JONATHAN DAVIS, A/K/A RICHARD CHEESE:
Before he created the Richard Cheese band, Mark Jonathan Davis worked as a DJ, jingle singer, announcer, program director, actor, and copywriter. His career resume includes NBC, KROQ, TVLand, SNL, The Dr. Demento Show, MTV, Walt Disney Imagineering, and The White House. These varied career roles somehow led to the launch of lounge singer Richard Cheese in 2000.
After a dozen years of recording and touring with his band, Davis has seen plenty of highs and lows. The highs: playing at private rockstar parties, performing on TV shows like "Jimmy Kimmel Live," playing for 20,000 people at England's Sonisphere Festival, providing entertainment for troops stationed around the world, and of course, showgirls showgirls showgirls. The lows: record company lawsuits, broken pianos, cancelled gigs, shady promoters, fleabag hotels, music piracy, vision probems, identity theft, Paul Anka, a tonsillectomy, and stalkers stalkers stalkers.
"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE" tells an amazing story of creativity, ambition, adversity, and did I mention the showgirls?
We truly appreciate your generous and positive support. If you have any questions, please send one email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE"
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