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Join us in the creation of SISTER SPEAK'S DEBUT ALBUM, to be released Spring 2013. Album PRESALES available here! Read more

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Join us in the creation of SISTER SPEAK'S DEBUT ALBUM, to be released Spring 2013. Album PRESALES available here!

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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:
http://www.facebook.com/notes/sister-speak-music/sister-speak-journey-to-debut-album/495374147162630

www.facebook.com/sisterspeak
www.sisterspeakmusic.com

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

Sister Speak

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FAQ

  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

    Cost breakdown:

    - $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 :)

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  • Contact Sister Speak directly (Sherri-Anne or Lisa) via email at: sisterspeak.music@gmail.com and we will answer your questions within 24 hours at most! Thank you :)

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    Thank you! A facebook shoutout PLUS <3

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    "TIMES ARE TOUGH" option:
    Digital download of two tracks of your choice from Sister Speak's debut album or acoustic demo(ready for the Holidays!)

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    ★★★ ♫ "CAN'T RESIST" ♫ ★★★ option:
    DEBUT ALBUM IN YOUR HANDS - Signed hard copy or digital download (which ever you prefer)
    PLUS digital download of 4 track acoustic demo (ready for the Holidays!) PLUS digital download of 2 live music videos PLUS 2 tickets to album listening party and early album pick-up! PLUS <3

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    "ENHANCE YOUR WARDROBE" option:
    Sister Speak T-shirt! (T or Sleeveless, S-M-L-XL)
    PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "ALL YOU CAN WATCH" option:
    Limited Edition DVD of all our live videos as of spring 2013 - includes Bombay Sessions (4+ songs) & Mountain Song Live
    PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS an additional copy of the album to share with a friend! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "SHERRI-HAND CRAFTED CHORDS & LYRICS BOOK" option: Hand-crafted lyric book by miss Sherri-Anne, made with absolute love PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS an additional copy of the album to share with a friend! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "GET INKED" option - Your name will appear in our album credits in appreciation for your amazing support PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS an additional copy of the album to share with a friend! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "UNLEASH YOUR BEAT" option:
    That box Lisa plays is real! Join Sister Speak on stage for a song! FIRST, enjoy a one on one cajon lesson with Lisa, and practice with us at a Sister Speak rehearsal, then unleash your inner beat! PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option(NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!) Special shout out to Machudo Cajons for sponsoring Lisa with a beautiful sounding American Box Drum!

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    "SISTER SING" option - Join Sister Speak on stage to sing a song! FIRST, enjoy a one on one vocal lesson with Sherri-Anne, and practice with us at a Sister Speak rehearsal, then unleash your inner song! PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option(NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "TWO STONES IN ONE" option: "SHERRI-HAND-CRAFTED Chords & Lyric book" option PLUS "GET INKED" option PLUS <3 <3

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    "SISTER STRUM" option - Three guitar lessons with Sherri-Anne (45 min/session) PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option(NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!). Guitar lessons can begin anytime after January 10th, 2013

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    "TAKE US HOME" option 1 - Live Concert with the Duo (Sher & Lisa) in your living room, at your wedding, on your ranch, private ampitheatre, yacht... - you get the jist, PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS a total of FOUR copies of the album to share! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!) - (within 100 miles of San Diego, or anywhere in Canada or the USA if we are in your area or travel expenses are covered)

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    "COME ON TOUR/SPONSOR" option - Your company or organization's logo put on our 2013 Tour fliers (CANADA, USA, possibly Europe, India & more!) PLUS your company or organization's name in our album credits for your amazing support PLUS a link to your website featured on Sister Speak's site PLUS all the goodies from the "Can't Resist" option PLUS a total of FOUR copies of the album to share!

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    "TAKE US HOME" option 2 - Live Concert with other collaborative members (Trio or Four-piece) PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS a total of FOUR copies of the album to share! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!) - (within 100 miles of San Diego, or anywhere in Canada or the USA if we are in your area or travel expenses are covered)

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    "SISTER SCRIPT" option: Sherri-Anne will write you a song! You come up with a theme together, collaborate on ideas and styles to draw from, and from these Sher writes a unique and meaningful new song! PLUS all the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option(NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!)

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    "LIVE MUSIC, yoga & bodywork retreat" option(party of up to 25): Live outdoor concert PLUS 1 hr yoga session led by certified yoga instructor Lisa, PLUS Bodywork sessions by LMT Sherri-Anne, PLUS the above goodies from the "Can't resist" option PLUS a total of FOUR copies of the album to share! (NOTE: 4 track acoustic demo will be ready for the Holidays!). *San Diego or Vernon BC only

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    "SPONSOR , SHOW & STUDIO" option - Your company's logo put on our 2013 Tour fliers (CANADA, USA, possibly Europe, India & more!) PLUS your company's name in our album credits PLUS a link to your website featured on Sister Speak's site PLUS a live Sister Speak show for an event of your choice PLUS join us in the professional STUDIO with a friend for a day to meet our producer and the band PLUS all the goodies from the "Can't Resist" option PLUS a total of TEN copies of the album to share!

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    "SISTER SO SMOOTH" option - Sher or Lisa will shave their heads, plus ANY of the above options PLUS a tear and a HUG

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Funding period

- (30 days)