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We want to immerse you into our world, so we're going to perform live! This is a 15 day Kickstarter campaign ending TODAY! Read more

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We want to immerse you into our world, so we're going to perform live! This is a 15 day Kickstarter campaign ending TODAY!

About this project

YOU CAN PLEDGE FOR OUR STUDIO KILLERS CAMPAIGN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - KICKSTARTER ACCEPTS ALL CURRENCIES AND WE SHIP EVERYWHERE!!!

For Studio Killers to be able to perform live on stage in front of you, we have to use state of the art technology and visuals. This technology is very expensive. That's why we are appealing to you through a Kickstarter campaign to help us with the production costs.

Our first performances will be in July at two major Summer Festivals in Finland. We are co-headlining at both Festivals and we will perform for an hour in front of 10,000 people at each venue.

Here's a little demo of one of our 4 screens in action, when we tried it out this week:

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That's the starting point. We will then take our show to other countries around the world. So you will be able to come and see us at a place near you.

In return for your pledged support, we have some great rewards on offer...

We are really excited to announce a brand new reward for our Kickstarter campaign - Studio Killers Live DVD!

Using four cameras, we're going to film and edit our Ruisrock festival performance in July. The first ever live performance by Studio Killers will be available as a .mov file or as an exclusive-to-Kickstarter DVD signed by the band members. It will capture the amazing show we hope to bring to you, all to a Studio Killers soundtrack. Here's a video of us talking about the DVDs:

***NOTE***More info on Kickstarter pledges. It works like this:

As you know, Kickstarter pledges and rewards are on a scale.  Depending on where your pledge is on the scale you will now also receive any music, e-mail, wallpaper and production diary rewards at the levels below your pledge.

For example, if you pledge £3 for the unreleased track, you'll also receive the e-mail/wallpaper. If you pledge for the £25 unreleased track, you'll also get two unreleased tracks, previews, live show recording, production diary and wallpaper. And so on.

To simplify the reward structure we have created this chart, showing the reward breakdown:

Studio Killers Kickstarter Rewards Chart (PDF linked)
Studio Killers Kickstarter Rewards Chart (PDF linked)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

You may have been wondering what Studio Killers have been up to for the last few months. Yes...we have offered you glimpses of the Jenny video, enjoyed a fantastic remix competition and continued to produce our vlogs, but what else have we really been up to?

(By the way, if you have just stumbled across Studio Killers for the first time and want to know more of what we're all about, click on this link to our YouTube channel):

https://www.youtube.com/user/StudioKillers

CUT TO THE CHASE

The reality is that we have spent the last six months creating a scenario whereby we can take Studio Killers to a whole new level, beyond the confines of our virtual existence...by performing live!

The big question: should Goldie Foxx use his keytar on stage?
The big question: should Goldie Foxx use his keytar on stage?

IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING...

With this in mind, creating a show that captures the audiovisual power of Studio Killers means working with incredible people and we are very excited to announce that we have already partnered with the amazing Immersive Ltd.

Click here for more on Immersive Ltd.

Pryda's Live Show - Produced by Immersive
Pryda's Live Show - Produced by Immersive

Quite simply, we (and you) are in good hands! Immersive Ltd. are going to be designing and fabricating the Studio Killers live show for us along with Cherry and Mr.Data1982. Production is already well under way for our two Finnish festival dates in July.

Some Immersive Clients!
Some Immersive Clients!

SO, WHAT DO WE NEED FUNDS FOR THEN?

As we see the production develop for our Finnish shows, we are getting very excited about how amazing the shows are going to look! However, we also know that we are going to incur losses putting these shows on, as the appearance fees we are getting in Finland don't cover the production costs of getting the Studio Killers show off the ground.

We didn't want to turn down the chance of performing in Finland at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock, as saying "yes" to the gigs was the impetus we needed to start seriously talking about going "live". We knew that to put on the show we were proud of and which we wanted you to love, we'd have to take a financial hit, which we now are.

Our shows will embrace some very innovative and fresh technology, but we want to continue growing and evolving the stage show after the summer gigs into the most 'immersive' live experience imaginable. This means that we'll need funds not just to help pay for the show in the first place, but also to use and explore the most up-to-date technology, stage props, screens, projectors and 3rd party studio time.

We certainly don't want or anticipate the Finnish gigs to be the first and last you see of Studio Killers live! The show that we are producing for our July gigs, will be transportable and with a few flight cases here and there, can be flown anywhere in the world...

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (& MICROCHIPPING COMPLICATIONS)

With this in mind, we'll need to hook up with some big hitting agents and promoters, who will help to secure bookings for more gigs around the world. We really want to travel to as many places as possible with our Studio Killers show.

Transporting the show to different countries will cost a lot of money in itself and our Kickstarter campaign will also help to fund some of these touring costs, which may not always be covered by appearance fees.

PRODUCTION DIARY

We have already seen some of the technology at work for our show and it is amazing! If we are fortunate enough to reach our funding goal, we'll keep you up-to-date with how the funds are being spent in our production diary. In fact, if it looks like we're going to hit our target, we'll even be able to share behind-the-scenes images and photos in updates before the Kickstarter campaign ends.

Just to give you an idea, some of our stage props cost £1000s to manufacture...each! Hiring screens and projectors as well as the whizz kids to operate them costs a small fortune too, the cost of which could be absorbed by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN?

We want you to be part of our live show and with that in mind, we have created some rather special rewards, or for want of a better word, incentives. Not only will you receive our eternal gratitude, but we are also catering for all pockets with our rewards. You can follow our live tour diary, receiving e-mails straight into your inbox, feature on a Studio Killers record, or even get personalised artwork by Cherry.

The A1 sized artwork, custom framed, exhibited at Helsinki Art Museum. On the left: Flock Around Me. On the right: Foxxy
The A1 sized artwork, custom framed, exhibited at Helsinki Art Museum. On the left: Flock Around Me. On the right: Foxxy

Other rewards on offer include a personalised voicemail message recorded by the band, Studio Killers following YOU on twitter, or even have your name incorporated into the visuals of one track in future Studio Killers live performances.

A selection of Cherry's A3 artwork
A selection of Cherry's A3 artwork

Most importantly, by supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you'll be part of the creation of something unique and even if you can't get to one of our early shows, we'll be filming them, so you can experience them for yourself, from the comfort of your own electronic device.

***NOTE: Taking part is easy: click the "back this project" green button to the right of our appeal video. Then sign up (if you aren't already) and choose your reward, before pledging!

The A2 sized artwork, custom framed, exhibited at Helsinki Art Museum. On the left: Midsummer Dream. On the right: Fake Fur
The A2 sized artwork, custom framed, exhibited at Helsinki Art Museum. On the left: Midsummer Dream. On the right: Fake Fur

WILL KICKSTARTER WORK FOR US?

We have no idea whether a campaign on Kickstarter for Studio Killers will work, but we want to immerse you into the world of Studio Killers and we feel and hope that by doing a Kickstarter campaign, we will be able to create the live show that we all know is possible and that you will want to experience for yourselves and be part of from the very beginning.

We want the chance to prove our creativity, to be true and to be ourselves. We want to say honest and interesting things with what we do. We want to be real. And you are the ones who can help us be real and push us forward.

We are spending all the income we receive from our two Finnish festival dates to create the show for those two gigs, but it is a real "stretch" and we are pulling in a lot of favours and counting on some amazing people to make those gigs happen. The film and edited highlights of those performances will act as our 'calling card' to speak to the big-hitting tour agents we mentioned earlier.

Please let us produce the live Studio Killers show that you want to see. We promise we'll do a great job.

Risks and challenges

As you know, Studio Killers are very real, but considering our "unusual" appearance, we would find it hard get an interview with a bank manager. With that in mind, we have set up Studio Killers Limited, a UK-listed company, incorporated with Companies House, London. You can be sure that our business affairs and finances will be well managed and that our statutory accounts will be visible, annually.

Our biggest challenge is that we can't be sure where we will be able to travel with our show, but this is where you can have faith in us that we will do everything we can to travel to as many places as possible.

Hopefully you will agree that even if you can't get to one of our early shows, we have created rewards that will bring you and all our fans together as we start producing the show, making you an integral part of the process. We also plan to stream our gigs where possible and that will enable all our fans, wherever they are, to be there with us. Just make sure you turn it up loud!

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FAQ

  • It was a tricky one deciding the length of our campaign, but we felt we had to "kick" the campaign along at a rapid rate, particularly as the first gigs are in early July! It started on the 1st June and we have lots planned for the next 2 weeks of the campaign, so it should be quite a ride.

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  • As you know, Kickstarter pledges and rewards are on a scale. Depending on where your pledge is on the scale you will now also receive any music, e-mail, wallpaper and production diary rewards at the levels below your pledge.

    For example, if you pledge £3 for the unreleased track, you'll also receive the e-mail/wallpaper. If you pledge for the £25 unreleased track, you'll also get two unreleased tracks, previews, live show recording, production diary and wallpaper. If you splash out £35 on the USB stick, you'll receive all the rewards below it as well. . . and so on. The more you pledge, the more you get!

    Additionally, if you pledge for any physical reward (artwork) or higher end digital reward (such as YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS at £50 or the voicemail message), you'll also receive the e-mail/wallpaper, unreleased tracks and live recording of the first gig thrown in!

    If you have already pledged, don't worry, these amendments will apply to you as well. Phew.

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  • A few have asked what exactly this reward is. This is one of our favourite rewards, as pledgers' names will form the basis of the visual content for one track during our live show. It will look amazing and once you see how big our live rig is, short of projecting your name on to the side of the Hoover Dam, you won't often see your name this big! We'll also send you a video of the track in question (which is a new Studio Killers track) once we have edited down the live recording of the gig.

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  • Goldie Foxx: Boys and girls. Unfortunately, we can't accept any of the above for our campaign. We'd love to, but Kickstarter are in charge of the finances and decide on the payment methods.

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Rewards

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    Pledge £1 or more

    38 backers

    We'll follow YOU on twitter, tumblr or Instagram!

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    Pledge £2 or more

    55 backers

    A personalised e-mail from one of us with a previously unseen piece of artwork attached to use as a wallpaper on your favourite device. We may even get a dialogue going...

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    Pledge £3 or more

    335 backers

    Receive one brand new, previously unreleased Studio Killers track (320kbps MP3), straight into your inbox. This track will never be released commercially, so it's unique to our Kickstarter campaign!

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    Pledge £5 or more

    67 backers

    Production Diary. We will e-mail you a weekly update of what we're up to as the Studio Killers "live" production gets under way. As imagery comes to life, we'll share some of that with you too. We can't wait to show you what we're up to.

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    Pledge £10 or more

    424 backers

    ***£10 Bundle*** Receive 2 previously unreleased Studio Killers tracks, our production diary and a personalised e-mail from us with the previously unseen artwork attached. You could say it's a bit of everything.

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    Pledge £15 or more

    45 backers

    A live recording of our first gig straight into your inbox as a 320kbps MP3, or as a private download link from SoundCloud. You'll feel as though you were at the gig with us, even if you couldn't make it...

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  • You selected
    Pledge £20 or more

    204 backers

    MOVIE FILE OF ENTIRE STUDIO KILLERS PERFORMANCE @ Ruisrock Festival in July. Straight into your inbox!
    (Also includes the live audio recording of the gig, production diary, 2 new Studio Killers tracks and e-mail/wallpaper).

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  • You selected
    Pledge £25 or more

    61 backers

    As well as getting the unreleased Kickstarter track, be the first to hear the new Studio Killers material as we write the additional music for the live show - receive MP3 previews of each of the new tracks, remixes and mashups. You can join the party before it has even started! Additionally, we'll also send you the live recording of our first gig as above...

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  • You selected
    Pledge £35 or more

    135 backers Limited (365 left of 500)

    One pre-loaded, Studio Killers-branded USB stick. Containing Studio Killers album, instrumental album, all official remixes (including Jenny competition winners) and one new Studio Killers track.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £35 or more

    102 backers

    SIGNED DVD OF ENTIRE STUDIO KILLERS PERFORMANCE @ Ruisrock Festival in July. (Also includes the live audio recording of the gig, production diary, 2 new Studio Killers tracks and e-mail/wallpaper).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £45 or more

    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    Get a personalised voice message from Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink. We could even record you your voicemail message if you like.

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  • You selected
    Pledge £50 or more

    50 backers Limited (150 left of 200)

    Start or refresh your burgeoning art collection with a numbered (out of 200), signed A4 art print of one of Cherry's pieces.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £50 or more

    17 backers Limited (83 left of 100)

    Have your name incorporated into the visuals of one track in the Studio Killers live show and Finnish festival performances! Even if you can't get to our shows, you will forever be part of some of the first Studio Killers live production, set to a previously unreleased Studio Killers track. We'll also send you a link to the filmed recording of the performance featuring your name in the visuals. ***NOTE: If you are interested in this reward, please pledge early. Visual production for those gigs is underway as we speak. You'll also be able to find your name in high res still images of the visual production that we’ll send out in the backer update.

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  • You selected
    Pledge £50 or more

    95 backers

    SIGNED DVD OF ENTIRE STUDIO KILLERS PERFORMANCE @ Ruisrock Festival in July. We'll even include the pre-loaded USB stick with all Studio Killers tracks on it

    (This reward also includes the live audio recording of the gig, production diary, 2 new Studio Killers tracks and e-mail/wallpaper).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £65 or more

    36 backers

    Your NAME IN LIGHTS (name incorporated in live show visuals) + SIGNED DVD OF ENTIRE STUDIO KILLERS PERFORMANCE @ Ruisrock Festival in July

    We'll even include the USB stick with all Studio Killers tracks on it. (This reward also includes the live audio recording of the gig, production diary, 2 new Studio Killers tracks and e-mail/wallpaper).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £80 or more

    34 backers Limited (66 left of 100)

    Original sketch by Cherry. Just to clarify, this will be hand drawn and unique.

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  • You selected
    Pledge £95 or more

    21 backers Limited (29 left of 50)

    Signed A4 art print of one of Cherry's pieces AND SIGNED DVD OF ENTIRE STUDIO KILLERS PERFORMANCE @ Ruisrock Festival in July. We'll even include the pre-loaded USB stick with all Studio Killers tracks on it

    (This reward also includes the live audio recording of the gig, production diary, 2 new Studio Killers tracks and e-mail/wallpaper).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge £250 or more

    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    A4 original artwork in the form of an Outfit Of The Day illustration. You get to suggest what she should wear...although Cherry's taste and decency may have to be preserved.

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    Pledge £450 or more

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    A3 original artwork illustration by Cherry. Be the envy of your friends with this "appreciating" asset!

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  • You selected
    Pledge £800 or more

    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    Be Studio Killers-a-fide: Get your own personalized character design of yourself based on your favourite animal or your personal pet name.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Studio Killers will remix one of your songs, to be used however you see fit. Just send us the parts, stems or project files for your track and we'll work some animal magic.

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    Pledge £3,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    One of two custom framed A2 sized painting by Cherry which has been exhibited in Helsinki Art Museum. These are the original pieces!!!

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  • You selected
    Pledge £4,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Get interviewed, be redesigned into a Studio Killers character, and be featured with other backers and the Studio Killers in a vlog. Dyna Mink will be on a leash.

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    Pledge £5,000

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    One of two custom framed A1 sized paintings by Cherry which has been exhibited in Helsinki Art Museum. These are the original pieces!!!

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    Pledge £5,000

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    You can feature on the next Studio Killers album! If you can't sing, don't worry, we'll write you a line to speak. If you play an instrument, we'll incorporate your performance on one of our new tracks (yet to be recorded) and credit you as a performer/character in the album notes.

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