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St. Paul de Vence is making a new album and pressing it to vinyl (and cd). This is where you can be a part of the journey!
357 backers pledged $15,152 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO WE ARE
St. Paul de Vence was born out of my grandfather’s life experience; coming of age under Occupation in Southern France during WWII, eventually joining the Free French Forces and fighting for the liberation of his country.  It’s a universal story of heartbreak, loss, love and courage.

WHAT WE ARE DOING
We're making a new record that will showcase our best work yet; and as we bring these songs to life we have the support and creativity of producer Mychal Cohen (Campfire OK), and the beautiful and sonically unmatchable setting of London Bridge Studios. 

In the two years since our debut album release we have evolved and grown; tightening our connectedness and creativity as performers, and expanding our sonic landscape.  Our journey continues to bless us with radio play, world-wide record sales, and amazing performance opportunities.  We could not be more grateful, and it's time to get back in the studio to make a record of where we are now.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
We’re asking for your help in funding this project.  Essentially, it works like a pre-sale, with a great line-up of rewards that we worked hard to create at all different pledge levels, so please check them out.

Also, Kickstarter is a crowd-funding resource, so we need a crowd to make this work.  If you can share this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and such, it would be hugely helpful!

The privilege of being here, living the dream of making music, and asking you to help us bring this project to life is not lost on us.  We are so grateful to you!

Thank you,

Benjamin Doerr & St. Paul de Vence

Risks and challenges

1. We have 30 days to reach our goal! That means letting a lot of people know this is happening and asking them to contribute. It won't be easy, but the hard work will be worth it. This Kickstarter will help us to pay for the very real costs of making a record, which include studio time and engineering, producer fees, performer pay, food & transportation, album art and layout, mixing, mastering, CD replication, vinyl pressing, shipping and more!

St. Paul de Vence is honored to be part of such a fantastic, supportive community and we are confident that together, with your support, we can make this project come to life.

2. From beginning to end, making a record can have many hurdles; scheduling, gear hiccups, good ideas that don't pan out well, a sore throat on vocal tracking days, a blizzard on shipping day, etc, etc.

Armed with a good sense of humor, perseverance, and creativity, no challenge in the studio, or in getting the record completed, printed and shipped is a crisis. We'll take each day at a time, drawing on our collective expertise and experience - and our amazing production and engineering team - and enjoy the process of making a great record.

We look forward to sharing it all with you!

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    {EAR BUDS} You recieve an early-release digital download of the record.

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    {SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED} You get a signed compact disc + an early-release digital download of the record.

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    {AUDIOFILE} You get the vinyl record + an early-release digital download.

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    {COLLECTOR} You get a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster.

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    {THREADS} You get the St. Paul de Vence T-SHIRT plus the COLLECTOR package with a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster.

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    {MIX TAPE} Remember when people gave each other mix tapes to share how they feel? Well at this level, Ben will make you a personal mix tape (ok, the CD version) to show his gratitude! You'll get to find out what's in his earbuds.
    You'll also receive all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster).

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    {BACKSTAGE PASS} You get all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster) + TWO TICKETS TO ALL 2014 PERFORMANCE with backstage visits where possible *dates to be determined **many shows are 21+.

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    {FAME-I WANNA LIVE FOREVER} Your name in the liner notes on the record + all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster).

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    {DINNER DATE} This one is super fun! You'll get dinner and a listening party with the band!

    Ben and available members of the band will come to your house, cook dinner for you and three of your friends and we'll take the new record for a spin! + you get all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster).
    *limited to Seattle area only
    **if a dinner date is set prior to the record's release, you could be among the first to hear it!

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    {BEHIND THE CURTAIN} Gain behind the scene access at London Bridge Studio. You and a friend can see, up close and personal, the actual making of this record during a 3-hour visit in the control booth! Plus all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster). *Jan 17-Jan 20

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    {CAPTAIN AMAZING} You get a day sail on Puget Sound aboard a Catalina 22 sailboat with Ben and one other band member + you get all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster).

    *On a mutually agreed upon date you can bring two friends out for a sail, including lunch and snacks, exploring beautiful Puget Sound near Seattle.

    **limited to Seattle area only

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    {UP CLOSE & PERSONAL} We'll come to your house and play a private concert in your living room for you and your choice of guests. Living room shows are one of the greatest ways to experience the music; unplugged and close, with time to visit with the band before and after the performance. You'll also get all the perks of the COLLECTOR Reward (a signed vinyl + a signed CD + an early-release digital download + a signed poster). *Must be under a 4-hour drive from Seattle

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    {VIP // Private Dinner & Concert} A private dinner for 10 prepared by award-winning chef, Brendan McGill (Hitchcock, Hitchcock Deli, Alstadt) and paired with a live performance by St. Paul de Vence. Brendan was named Food & Wine Magazine's "People's Best New Chef (2013)" & “Eater Seattle’s Chef of the Year (2013)” among many other recognitions! This is a very special opportunity to experience our music while sharing an incredible meal with friends at Caffé Vita’s stunning Capitol Hill loft in Seattle! Each guest will also receive a signed CD and signed poster. **to take place on a mutually agreed upon date.

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