UPDATE: We made it!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This is incredible for us and we really can't thank everyone who has pledged enough.
We still have a few hours left, so we thought of adding a few stretch goals to the campaign. These mainly allow us to continue recording our music at a high level on our own.
1. At $15,500 -- we will be able to buy an AKG C 451 B Microphone.
2. At $16,100 -- we will be able to buy an Apogee Duet Audio Interface for recording.
Anything over that, would go into our tour support fund for 2019.
Thank you again. We're literally jumping up and down over here!
Sara and Kenny ❤️
We are thrilled to announce that our first fully produced record, "Heartless," will be released in Spring 2019. You can pre-order it through this campaign to help us bring it to life. You will get a digital download before the official release!
We started Sara and Kenny in 2015, coming from different musical backgrounds. Since then, we have recorded two albums, moved to two different countries, got married, and have toured the US and Europe actively.
We started recording Heartless in November 2017 in Milwaukee, WI, with our dear friend Kyle White. He helped us shape visions we've always had for our songs but weren't able to do on our own. In the past, it was important for us to keep our music strictly acoustic, meaning just our voices and guitars. Heartless is a big departure from this approach. We decided to add an array of new sounds to our music.
We revisited some of our favorite songs over the past few years to "put a dress" on them and give them a new identity. At the same time, we included some brand spanking-new music! We really took our time and tried to coax every ounce of detail from the music. We feel like we've grown as artists over the past few years of touring and traveling. This selection of songs represents where we are and where we want to go with our journey.
Pictures of a New Life:
We decided to feature some of our favorite musicians: Devin Drobka on drums, Luke Rivard on drums and percussion, Clay Shaub on upright bass, and Kyle White on bass and drums.
In addition to our guitars, voices, and ukulele, we explored adding piano, keyboards, organ, additional voice harmonies, and a variety of electronic sounds and effects. It's a Sara and Kenny unlike anything you've heard before!
The budget of this record is entirely up to us. We're responsible for the costs of musicians, recording, mastering, manufacturing, promotion, videos, and merchandise up front. As we are mostly done with the recording process, the funds that we are raising through this Kickstarter would be used to cover the initial expenses to materialize this project.
- CD Replication
- Tote Bags
- Music Videos
- PR Campaign
PLEASE NOTE: Kickstarter is an "all-or-nothing" platform. This means if we don't hit our goal, we will not receive any of the funding.
For our *Special Edition* Supporter Package, Sara will hand-knit 10 hats. There will be 5 colors to choose from. Here's a sample of the hats and their colors:
For the Italian Dinner, we'll come to your house and cook you something special. Sara knows a variety of Calabrian dishes and makes a mean pizza!
Coming from two different musical backgrounds, we enjoy talking about our musical process. Therefore, we love doing workshops as it allows us to share how we approach songwriting, performing, practicing, and doing business as a couple. We especially love working with youth and anyone inspired by music!
Over the past few years, house concerts have become one of our main platforms to perform and connect with new people. Their intimate nature brings people together and has made them very popular across the world. House concerts have allowed us to continue to tour and live off of our music and we are grateful for them!
If you're interested in hosting one but have never done it before, we would be happy to share our experience with you.
There are so many people to thank that have helped us make it to this record. We want to thank our families and friends, who have helped us and supported us through everything. We want to thank everyone that we've met on the road for the kindness and generosity you have shown us. We want to thank Kyle White for his dedication, friendship, openness to our music, and for giving us a safe creative space to explore and learn.
We want to thank YOU. Your support is what inspires us continue to make music. We feel incredibly blessed that we're able to do what we do and it simply wouldn't be possible without you. Thank you for supporting us!
Thank you so much for reading through this campaign. Please contact us if you have any questions (email@example.com) or leave a comment on this page.
Sara and Kenny
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter is meant to help front the cost of printing CDs, Vinyls, T-Shirts, Tote Bags, make videos, and run a promotional campaign. As independent musicians, we do everything ourselves: management, booking shows, promotion, writing, recording and performing the music! Our biggest challenge is to balance all of these things with the financial resources required to achieve our goals.
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