Greetings from BKLYN,
For the first time ever we are inviting you, our friends, fans, family, and supporters to be a part of the creative process. In return for your donation and support we have unique incentives and rewards to offer you.
The stakes are high if we do not reach our goal of $30,000, we won’t be able to make our record at all (your credit card will not be charged) and no thank you packages will be sent out. Lets make this album a reality.
A LETTER TO YOU
We are The Bergamot, and this Summer of 2014, we will set out to create our fourth studio album. To do this we are going to need help. In return, you will get some rad gifts. So hold tight and welcome aboard, this ship is taking off - in a big way.
Since high school Nathaniel and I have been songwriting together. Yep, that's one decade of songwriting folks. It's kinda hard for us to believe it sometimes.
Once we graduated from college in 2010, we went out on our first ever nationwide tour. Looking back at that first tour, we can clearly see how far we have come. Since then, we have toured from Portland to Paris performing original songs for fans and friends worldwide.
INDIE ARTISTS IN NYC
We've been able to completely support ourselves as independent, full time artists, without a record label. This has been no easy feat. There have been many highs and lows, yet at the end of the day life is what you make of it and it's too short not to follow your heart.
After touring for the past two years, we noticed our vibrant fan base had become hungry (no, not for vegan hot dogs and coleslaw) for new song recordings from us. Our fans began sending us messages via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, (you name it - they used it!) All asking the same question...
“Hey guys, so I heard this one song at your last show and it was amazing! Where can I purchase the tune? It's stuck in my head and driving me nuts because I can’t find it anywhere? Help!”
These questions kept pouring in for days, weeks, and months. There actually came a point where we were sitting down looking at each other and said, “We have to do something about this its becoming a problem, it is about time we go back into the studio and record a new album; they're demanding it!"
So, we wrote, and wrote, and then when we thought we were done, we wrote some more. We are confident we have the collection of songs to make our best record yet...but we cannot bring it to life without your help.
HIGH STAKES, WHY 30K?
There is a lot involved in making a record, especially as independent artists without the backing funds from a record label. So we’ve put together a budget of $30,000 to cover all the expenses to make our dream record, as well as promote it in such a way that more people can hear it, than ever before. Here is what that $30,000 includes:
• Production, engineering, studio time
• Professional studio musicians
• Mixing the record
• Mastering the record
• Album artwork
• CD duplication/manufacturing
• Professional music video
• Marketing & promotion
*However, if we do not reach our goal of $30,000, we won’t be able to make our record at all (your credit card will not be charged) and no thank you packages will be sent out.
GIFTS & INCENTIVES
Now, slowly draw your eyes to the right side of this page, there's a list of valuable, fun, and enjoyable incentives and rewards that I've posted for anyone who wants to be a part of making this record!
So if you desire to help make a record with us, just click the "Back this Project" button above and get started.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please help us spread the word to your friends, family members, classmates, and that guy down the street who is always at the same bus stop as you.
Even if you can't donate, please spread the good word to your co-workers, and that little messenger bird that always sits on your windowsill. You get the picture.
HEARTS FULL OF GRATITUDE
We can’t thank you enough for reading all of this! Thanks for considering donating some of your hard earned money to make this music come to life.
We are humbled everyday by your support and we’re excited to keep moving forward with making this new record.
Together we can create a remarkable album. Please join us in being a part of something beautiful.
Much Love & as always Shine ON,
Jillian & Nathaniel // THE BERGAMOT
P.S. For those of you who have never heard our music before and are interested in taking a listen CLICK HERE TO HEAR SOME OF THE BERGAMOT'S MUSIC.
All illustrations were hand drawn over a period of weeks this Spring by our talented Illustrator friend Ben Campbell. Feel free to hit him up with praise & compliments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Once the album is funded we promise to complete the album in a timely manner and are fully committed to making sure every single reward is sent out to you as soon as possible. We love you and are so grateful for your support in creating this record.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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