THANK YOU for visiting our page and taking the time to learn about Sister Speak! Your contribution will help us take a crucial step forward in sharing the music. All funds raised will go to the making of Sister Speak's DEBUT album "Rise Up For Love."
The album features songs written by Sherri-Anne mostly during her 2 month stay in the mountains of British Columbia while recovering from injury. This sparked a wave of an album's worth of material. The songs draw on themes of love, heartache, patience, societal issues, friendship and forgiveness, among others. Stylistically the full length album will combine elements of acoustic-rock, folk and a touch of blues to convey the raw emotion of the music in a polished way. Both the full length album and acoustic demo will feature Sherri-Anne, Lisa Viegas, & Tolan Shaw in collaboration with some of San Diego's finest musicians.
$7,000 will be a solid start to recording and packaging the album, and just a piece of the estimated $20,000 we will need to come up with in order to share the music worldwide.
Message from Sher:
It is time to direct the passion, love and inspiration that has overcome me into recording a professional full-length Sister Speak album. I love to play music; I love to write; I love to collaborate; I love the sound and feeling of voices dancing in harmony, percussive rhythms and guitars colliding, bass guitar tones melodiously caressing, and violins passionately blending souls together. I love to connect through this universal language. And most important of all, I LOVE bringing joy and hope to the those who listen, who feel, to YOU. My intention is to capture all this beauty in Sister Speak's debut album.
Message from Lisa:
This band has given me the opportunity to speak my voice through my instrument. Sister Speak has challenged me to work dynamic rhythmic percussion to smoothly weave through Sher's soul driven lyrics. I am ever so grateful to be involved in such a creative outlet fusing passion, freedom, LOVE and positive energy to those who are open to listen. Music has changed my life and I LOVE performing, and I am stoked to share the music we've been working on the past year in form of a PROFESSIONAL STUDIO ALBUM!
Message from Sister Speak:
May the music find its home in your hearts.
Sherri-Anne: vocals, acoustic guitar
Lisa Viegas: drums, percussion(cajon)
Tolan Shaw: background vocals, guitar
Happy Thanksgiving Blog by Sher:
Risks and challenges
The way Kickstarter works is All or nothing! If we make our goal of $7,000 we will be on our way to making this album happen. By Dec 21st, if $7,000 is not met no transactions will be processed.
One of the largest hurdles we aim to overcome is financing the album to be recorded professionally and promoted adequately. Recording can be very expensive, and distribution & promotion of the album an even greater cost - around $20,000 to do it well. The greatest challenge we are facing is professionally capturing the true message of the music and having the resources to share it worldwide.
If we reach $7,000 in contributions, this will be an incredible catalyst for overcoming these challenges and sharing the music with you!!
Peace, Love, Music
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Estimated release in Canada & the USA is April 2013! We have a few studios in mind in southern California, and are currently working on connecting with a studio & producer that we resonate with and who will be able to capture the raw emotion of the music in a crisp, warm, professional way. We plan to start recording the full-length album in January and once the album is ready, all backers will be the first to receive it!
December 25th :) The acoustic demo, recorded with San Diego producer "Elkin Zuluaga," will include acoustic versions of Mountain Song & Mirror (Ft Sherri-Anne, Lisa Viegas & Tolan Shaw) and two more surprise tracks! The demo will be a little more raw, and a taste of what's to come on the full-length album.
This option was named in honour of the great folk artist "Matt Stone" who requested both the "Sherri-Hand-crafted chords & lyric book" option & the "Get Inked" option. In honour of his contribution we added a new package and named it after him!
First, take a breath before your brain gets bombarded. Here we go:
In order to record a professional full length album in studio, and to release and promote the album to it's full potential independently, we aim to come up with ~$20,000. The kickstarter of $7,000 will be an amazing catalyst to get the album recorded, and a great start; however, once the album is recorded there is much do to still!
- $5,000-$10,000---> RECORDING. To track the album with a professional producer, hire musicians to record on the album, and have the sound engineer mix the album all takes many hours, and in the studio time costs. Most professional albums, on average, run at $1,000/song. So for a 10 track album we will likely need more, but $5,000-$7,000 will be a good start.
- $1,100 ---> CD Manufacturing/Duplication ~$1,100/1000 CD's through discmakers (http://www.discmakers.com – Ecocover, with spine, 3 colours) or a similar online CD manufacturer
- $5,000 ---> Publicist - hire publicist for National campaign to promote album throughout Canada and the USA via campus/commercial radio and TV
~$3,000 $4,000- Other expenses to promote the album release include basic advertisement through online ads and local newspapers/magazines, fronting costs for merch (business cards, tour fliers, T-shirts), additional CD duplication($1,100/100 discs), touring nationally & internationally, and festival submissions
~$3,000 - Music Equipment - new instruments for tour and in order to incorporate new sounds in the music (Dream instruments: Deep-toned cut-away acoustic guitar(Martin or similar), National acoustic guitar with slide, new instrument mic for cajon, chimes, new sound system with monitors)
= > $17,000-$22,000 (You can see how easy it all adds up!)
And every contribution makes a difference :)
Contact Sister Speak directly (Sherri-Anne or Lisa) via email at: email@example.com and we will answer your questions within 24 hours at most! Thank you :)
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