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$2,425 pledged of $12,340 goal
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By Sophis
$2,425 pledged of $12,340 goal
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About this project

Hi, my name is Sophis. I am a Haitian-born Singer/Songwriter and performer and I am looking forward to making my very first record. I live in Oakland California and have been performing a great deal in the Bay Area with my band since 2005. The songs for my first album are ready. I just need to get in the studio.

As an independent artist meaning that I don't have the backing of a label, I will have to carry the full financial weight of the project.

So I've decided to partner with the amazing people at Kickstarter.com to raise funds for this recording project - $12,340.00 in 60 days to be exact. I know that amount sounds like a lot, but as recording budgets go as I found out, this number is actually on the conservative side. Tracking, mixing, mastering, paying my musicians, my Producer Gregg Marks , my Sound Engineer Dan Brandon, paying the recording studio itself, paying for art work, CD duplication...it all adds up!
I wish I had a small inheritance right now! :)
If funds surpass $12,340.00, I'll put them into marketing and promotion, so that more than just my mailing list will know about this.

Okay, I know you may be thinking to yourselves, "What do I get out of helping this Sophis fellow?" I can answer that! First of all there is the satisfaction that comes from knowing you're helping to make a dream come true. But let me fast forward to where you GET LOADS OF WONDERFUL REWARDS based on the amount you pledge to the project!

**PROJECT REWARDS
GOODS include but are not limited to:
-Advance copies of the album
-Music available exclusively to Kickstarter donors
-VIP invitation to my CD release party
-T-shirts with Sophis logo and much more things

**SERVICES include but are not limited to:
Ok! I am nervous about this section, but I will keep my word :)
-A spot in my first music video
-A YouTube video of me performing a French or Creole Song on my acoustic guitar and giving your name a shout out during the song.
-A private Haitian Lunch for you and your friends & house concert by me for you
-Did I say you can also have a date with me in San Francisco?

You can read the column on the right of the page for a full list of incentives!
Every reward level includes all the incentives from the previous levels too!

If I reach my goal by the deadline, my project will be funded and you will get stuff. If I fail to reach my goal, however, I will get nothing, you will not be charged, and you will not receive your rewards. Bitter tears we shall weep together :(

Thanks so much for checking out my Kickstarter project. I hope you'll consider helping me out and spreading the word to those people in your life who love helping and/or getting stuff!!
I am looking forward to seeing you at the CD release party as my VIP’s!
With love and respect,
Sophis

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Access to video and photo updates on my progress as producer/film director Gregg Marks and I work on the new record ... with inevitable bloopers by a whole mess of brilliant musicians.
    I will also email you an mp3 of one of the songs that will be on the album.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    An exclusive mp3 emailed directly to your inbox upon completion of the album. This could be a B-side, a remix, a cover... but whatever it is, it will ONLY be available to my Kickstarter comrades. [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    A digital copy of the album before it is available anywhere!! [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    A signed copy of the physical album and a handwritten note of thanks... because my mama raised me right:) [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    A video of me singing a French or Creole song on my acoustic guitar and giving your name a shout out during the song. [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A handwritten lyric sheet of a song from the new album, plus a hella sexy T-shirt with the Sophis logo. [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    A disposable camera's worth of photographs taken by me during the recording process, and 2(two) VIP passes to my CD release party in the Bay Area. [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    I'll make you a personalized pick-a-mood mix CD - you tell me how you want to feel, and I will compile the soundtrack, burn the CD, and draw the artwork myself (think lots of fishes and roses :) ) ... [plus everything above]

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Your pick of ONE of the following: (A) A skype lesson with me - I'll teach you the guitar part for my song of your choice; (B) A part in my music video "You are Dangerous:" or (C) A date with me in San Francisco- For this option you must be a woman! Sorry gentlemen! ..[plus everything above]

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    I'll cook a yummy Haitian lunch for you and 3 of your friends in your kitchen. Then I'll perform a mini concert for you by your pool or in your living room. [plus everything above, except the $500 tier]

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

    Private house show (or a show at your coffee shop, club, art gallery, yoga studio, wherever in the Bay Area!) [plus everything above, except option C of the $500 tier]

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Funding period

- (60 days)