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Spooky & The Truth's Debut Album "City Folk" and supporting European Tour.
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Meet Spooky & The Truth...

Spooky has been writing and performing as a solo artist and alongside other groups for over a decade and released his first collection of original songs in last year's "Wit of the Staircase".  The entire album was recorded in his apartment, where he performed the majority of the instrumentation.  He then set off on a summer of touring throughout the East Coast to promote it's release.  While on the road, Spooky desired to perform his music as it was heard on the album, hoping that the audience would experience the songs as they were honestly meant to be. It was then that Spooky came upon "The Truth".  

Spooky's first album, "Wit of the Staircase" click photo to listen
Spooky's first album, "Wit of the Staircase" click photo to listen

Spooky gathered some of the best session musicians in Philadelphia and not only introduced "The Truth" to Spooky's catalog, but also wrote a new collection of originals.  Now that "The Truth" has set Spooky free, it's time to do it right.

Mike Pontera (Vocals / Guitar)
Mike Pontera (Vocals / Guitar)

Spooky & The Truth create a smoky fusion of familiar pop elements with a personal strain of Americana that they coined, "City Folk".  The Truth's minimal performance style is both intimate and powerful, bittersweet and inspiring.  Spooky pens openhearted songs with lyrics that explore broad themes of innocence lost, mingled with stories of hope and redemption.  It is only appropriate that this album be named after the music they create.  "City Folk" offers, songs that are relatable and enjoyable by anyone today with a hauntingly familiar recollection of simpler times, be they real or imagined.

Andrew "Chubbs" Nittoli (Piano / Drums)
Andrew "Chubbs" Nittoli (Piano / Drums)
Tim Schilling (Lead Guitar / Vocals)
Tim Schilling (Lead Guitar / Vocals)

Spooky & The Truth have partnered with the Philadelphia Recording Company to produce the first two "City Folk" singles. The Band has also committed to a month long European tour in support of the new Album.  In this last year Spooky & The Truth have come far, but in order to finish the album and continue the journey we NEED YOUR HELP.

Spooky @ Philadelphia Record Co.
Spooky @ Philadelphia Record Co.

All that we have done to this point has been "DIY",  everything from album art,  to booking and promoting our shows,  to screen-printing our own merch has been done by the band and team Spooky.  We bring that same "DIY" mindset into the studio however, as independent artists that can get quite pricey. 

Spooky Sweatshirt
Spooky Sweatshirt
Spooky Screen-Printing
Spooky Screen-Printing

Spooky & The Truth have already put in a great deal of time and money into this project, and are perilously close to finishing, a mere $2,300. away from reaching our goal.  With your donation we will be able to finish the recording process,  cover the hefty cost of mixing and mastering, assist in physically and digitally distributing the album,  and help us support "City Folk" along our way to a town (or country) near you.

Schedule:

  • 5/17/2019 - Kickstarter Launch
  • 6/7/2019 - Release of First Single
  • 6/16/2019 - Kickstarter ENDS 
  • 7/5/2019 - Release of Second Single
  • 8/16/2019 - Release of full album "City Folk"
  • 9/2/2019 - Kickstarter Rewards are distributed
  • June-August/2019 - North American Performances
  • September-October/2019 - European Performances
Spooky & The Truth (behind the scenes)
Spooky & The Truth (behind the scenes)

We want to show how much we appreciate your donation no matter how large or small, in order to do so we are offering rewards for almost any denomination. Check out some of the rewards and pick out the one that fits best. When we reach our goal of $2,300 all physical Kickstarter rewards are scheduled to ship on 9/2/2019.

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For more information or to get in touch with Spooky & The Truth follow the links below and stay in touch!  As always.-  #stayspooky

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Chubbs and Mike, best ears in town
Chubbs and Mike, best ears in town
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Chubb Thumpin
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Risks and challenges

We are limited only by money and our imaginations. We have a an original vision and an All-Star team of musicians that can get the job done. With all the dates set and supporters like you; there is no way we can fail.

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    Digital Single Early Release

    Receive a digital download of our first single, "Ramblin" a whole day before anyone else.

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    Early Digital Download of "City Folk"

    Get an early digital copy of "City Folk"- Hot off the presses, and a day early

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    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
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    Signed "City Folk" CD

    Receive a Physical Copy of "City Folk" signed by all members of Spooky & The Truth

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    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
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    Spooky & The Truth T-Shirt

    Receive an official Spooky & The Truth T-shirt

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
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    Spooky & The Truth Sweatshirt

    Receive an official Spooky & The Truth Sweatshirt in the size of your choosing.

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    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
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    2 Tickets to any Spooky & The Truth Show

    You and a guest will receive complimentary tickets to any publicly advertised Spooky & The Truth show anywhere in the world. Backers will also receive a Spooky T-Shirt.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
    • 2 Tickets to a show of your choosing
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    2 VIP Tickets

    Receive 2 VIP tickets to any publicly advertised Spooky & The Truth Show. This includes a meet and great with the band during soundcheck, complimentary food and beverage, and back stage passes, or a Spooky gift basket.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Signed "City Folk" CD
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
    • 2 VIP Access tickets to any Spooky show
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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Album Credits

    Without you this album could not be completed, so you should get some credit. See your name in the credits of this album with the title "Music Angel Investor".... Plus the other prizes ;)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
    • Signed "City Folk" CD
    • 2 Tickets to a show of your choosing
    • Album Credit with Title "Music Angel Investor"
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    Cover Song of Your Choosing (Produced)

    5 lucky backers will have the opportunity to select a song for Spooky & The Truth to cover. Spooky will arrange and fully produce any song of your choice. The collection of five cover songs will be included on a separate project that will be released for free with your name next to your selection.... and the other rewards ;)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
    • Official Spooky Sweatshirt in your size
    • Signed "City Folk" CD
    • Album Credit with Title "Music Angel Investor"
    • Choice of Cover Song Fully Arranged and Produced
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    Private Acoustic Show

    Spooky & The Truth will perform a full set for you and your friends at the place of your choosing.... In addition to the other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
    • Signed "City Folk" CD
    • Official Spooky Sweatshirt in your size
    • 2 Tickets to a show of your choosing
    • Private Acoustic Show
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
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    SPOOKY'S GUITAR + ALL PRIZES

    1 Person will receive the Actual Guitar Spooky wrote and recorded the album using. The guitar will be signed, and there is only one of its kind. In addition you will receive EVERY reward offered in this project. May sound insane.... May be an investment ;)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of our First Single, "Ramblin"
    • Signed "City Folk" CD
    • Official Spooky T-shirt in your size
    • Official Spooky Sweatshirt in your size
    • Limited edition first pressing Vinyl of "City Folk"
    • 2 VIP Access tickets to any Spooky show
    • Album Credit with "Executive Producer" Title
    • Choice of Cover Song Fully Arranged and Produced
    • Private Acoustic Show
    • SPOOKY'S GUITAR!!!!!!
    • Early Access Digital Download of "City Folk"
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