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1 million views later, it's all roses. <3
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1 million views later, it's all roses. <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaNoqShkHGA
106 backers pledged $11,060 to help bring this project to life.

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Russell Elliot: Reimagining R&B

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Be a backer of our EP/Video release for 2015.

What You're Funding:
dusky, sultry, gritty R&B with an irreverent, powerful point of view. 

 

Who Is Russell Elliot? 

Russell has performed at the Kennedy Center in DC & the Bluebird Café in Nashville. He hosted his Kickstarter Launch Party at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan with a packed house; whether supported by a 5-piece backing band or performing solo on the keys, Russell's future as a powerhouse in R&B was visibly bright. He's recorded with Grammy-award-winning producers. He's helped write a book about the music industry. And he's about to do much more. To think-- it all started while living in the drum room of a Nashville recording studio.


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Who's behind the new music video?

Zoe Rain, Associate at JKOE studios (responsible for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Grammy-nominated Can't Hold Us video), went on tour in 2013 with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as the full time photographer and part time videographer. She has made a name for herself in Seattle & across the globe with a refined photojournalistic and editorial style. We're beyond excited to be working with her!

Zoe's Latest Director Project: 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This project makes sure the recordings I finished as an artist in residence are delivered in their best iteration (i.e. mixing, mastering). You're going to hear the music no matter what-- let's make sure she reaches her utmost potential! I am connected to multiple award-winning, professional engineers who, given the necessary funding, can take this EP to new heights. Regarding the video, Zoe Rain's reputation should speak for itself. She is well-equipped to direct this video, having recently released a similarly independent project for the band, Kairos (above).

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).

    -My unending gratitude.

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    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    -A personalized, signed copy of Resurgence in the mail.
    -Your name in the 'special thanks' portion of the Around video credits.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -Your name in the 'special thanks' portion of the Around video credits.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    -A feature in the Around music video: come out when we're shooting a group scene for your opportunity to be in the final footage (optional).
    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -Your name in the 'special thanks' portion of the Around video credits.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    -A YouTube cover video of your choice, dedicated to you.
    -On the list for any show you can make it to for 2 years.
    -A feature in the Around music video: come out when we're shooting a group scene for your opportunity to be in the final footage (optional).
    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -Your name in the 'special thanks' portion of the Around video credits.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    -A 1 hour in-home performance (travel budget: $400, but we will travel farther if you cover the difference).
    -On the list for any show you can make it to for 4 years.
    -A YouTube cover video of your choice, dedicated to you.
    -A feature in the Around music video: come out when we're shooting a group scene for your opportunity to be in the final footage (optional).
    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -Your name in the 'special thanks' portion of the Around video credits.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    -Your own personalized Thank You in the Around video credits.
    -I'll cook you dinner before your 1-hour in-home show ($30 max/plate. Max: 6 eaters. Same travel budget applies... Though for a donation of this size, reasonable exceptions will be made).
    -Pre-release listening party of the entire EP.
    -On the list for any show you can make it to for 6 years.
    -A YouTube cover video of your choice, dedicated to you.
    -A feature in the Around music video: come out when we're shooting a group scene for your opportunity to be in the final footage (optional).
    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    -The Awe of the Universe.
    -I will rename the EP after you. Seriously, it could be "Betty" by Russell Elliot. You could be Betty.
    -Your own personalized Thank You in the Around video credits.
    -I'll cook you dinner before your 1-hour in-home show ($30 max/plate. Max: 6 eaters. Same travel budget applies... though for a donation of this size, reasonable exceptions will be made).
    -Pre-release listening party of the entire EP.
    -On the list for any show you can make it to for 6 years.
    -A YouTube cover video of your choice, dedicated to you.
    -A feature in the Around music video: come out when we're shooting a group scene for your opportunity to be in the final footage (optional).
    -A personalized, signed copy of R3 & Resurgence in the mail.
    -A secret link to download R3 (2013).
    -A secret link to download Resurgence (2010).
    -An Instagram singing video dedicated to you.
    -A secret link to stream my debut single, Around (pre-mastering/pre-release).
    -My unending gratitude.

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