It's time to make some new music! We're offering delightful incentives and you look like you're ready to dance. So… what do you say!?! Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 27, 2014.
About this project
After spending a year and a half in Dustin's home studio demo-ing 'sketches' of 25 new compositions, we've narrowed the field, and are primed to make a new BGP EP! When all is said and done, we'll emerge with 4 to 5 new songs that represent the last 4 years of adventures, disappointments, successes, and lessons learned.
It's been since 2010 that we last released an album. After we released "Love and Rent," we made a quick tour down the west coast, a pit stop on America's Got Talent (not kidding), played festivals, colleges, "The Coug," the "Puyallup," and bada boom bada bing: here we are!
At some point in the midst of the rehearsals and performances, we spent a lot of time together -- just listening to music; vibing the snare tones of Mick Fleetwood and breaking down the arrangements from Prince's early catalogue. When we finally started to create new music again, there was an unspoken sense that we were reinventing the way we wrote songs, and put together parts, paying homage to our inspirations, and delving deeper to find our own identity. It was no longer about making a melody that made me happy, or a drum part that made Josh happy. It's now about the song and the emotion we're trying to evoke, and asking the question, "How do we get there?"
And speaking of "How do we get there?" you may have noticed that in our Kickstarter video we ask for $10,000. This is the amount it will take to fully realize our ultimate vision: Recording time, high quality mixing and mastering, artwork, CD duplication, and a new line of merchandise. Think of it this way: if you 'overfund' our project, you'll enable us to get the supreme taco, with everything on it.
However: We've set our "official" Kickstarter goal to $6000. With this amount of money, we still achieve the creation of an amazing new EP, mixing and mastering, fulfill all incentives, AND ensure that we reach our funding goal (if you didn't know, you ONLY receive dollars pledged if a project reaches 100% of its goal)! So everybody wins!
If you've read this far, I'd like to wrap things up by making the following pitch: Please help my band -- THE BGP -- make an EP. Making, what I would call, "real music" in a studio, with live instruments and the express purpose of bringing each song to life on a stage -- it's a dying art. We believe in our craft and our purpose but we need your help. Even $10 goes a long way. Thank you so much for taking a look at our Kickstarter. Here's to fun times ahead!!! --BG
Risks and challenges
As part of the due diligence that Kickstarter provides to it's patrons, we're asked to describe potential challenges and how we might overcome them. Based on our experience making albums, the biggest challenge is to mark an "X" on the calendar and say "the project WILL be done by this date." The fact is, we're making art, it's not an exact science, and it always seems to take longer than expected. I can't explain why. Neither can Quincy Jones, or Paul McCartney or anyone else.
Let me just say: we have an outstanding plan in place. We know exactly how every cent will be spent, where it will be spent, and with whom it will be spent. We're committed to having all incentives fulfilled by September, and pledge to update you regularly as the project develops. BooYah!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $10 or more
Level A: You'll be the first to receive a physical copy of the EP, 1 week before it becomes available to the public. Your friends are going to be SO jelly!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $15 or more
Level B: Limited edition poster that you'll one day sell on Ebay for millions of pesos! In the meantime, display it with pride on your walls or somewhere that is not a wall. (Plus A)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $45 or more
7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)
Level C: A brand new EP-themed BGP Tshirt, designed by Justin Kercher and printed on the most comfortable fabric known to man… and woman… and child… (Plus A and B) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)
Level D: We'll sign the physical copy of your EP, plus Brandon Ghorley will personally draw one of his world famous doodle-caricatures onto the back of your EP. The caricature will of course, be of you and he… jet skiing.. or playing drums… or whatever you'd like! (Plus A-C) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $80 or more
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
Level E): You name a cover you'd like for us to perform live, and we'll learn, rehearse it, and sing it during our set when we come to your town!! Oh, and did we mention that you'll be on the guest list!? BooYah! (Plus A-D)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
Level F: You helped us to fund this EP, so now we're putting your name on the back of the record! Every person who pledges at this level will additionally receive the priceless incentives from levels A through D which include an advanced autographed copy of the new EP, limited poster, Tshirt, and more! (Plus A-D) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Level G: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own personalized jingle? Or maybe commission a world-renowned performer to write a song for your best buddy? Now you can! Just tell us a little about yourself (or your girlfriend/boyfriend/friendfriend) and we'll write AND record a song, just for you! Too good to be true?!? Not if you pledge NOW! Song to be recorded by THE BGP and delivered in MP3 format. (Plus A-D, and F) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $600 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Level H: Brandon, Dustin, and Josh will show up unannounced… scratch that… will show up ANNOUNCED at your home, place of business, or beach cabana to perform an acoustic set just for you and your crew! Invite all of your friends, and we'll perform, tell stories, and eat all your food! Date to be mutually agreed upon, location to be within 200 miles of Tacoma/Seattle. (Plus A-D, and F) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $800 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
Level I: Spend an entire day in a professional recording studio with THE BGP. Brandon, Dustin, and Josh, will help you to write and record your own epic of epicness. Need some sweet BGV's? We've got your back! Ideas to round out the verse? Easy. Lets make some music! (Plus A-D, F) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Level J: We can see that you aren't messing around. So here it is: A private concert by THE BGP 5-piece!! Includes Brandon, Dustin, Josh, plus bass and auxiliary musicians, microphones, speakers, and high leg kicks! We'll bring all the energy and pizzazz that has made us legendary in lower-eastern Pierce County! 2 Hours of music? No problem. You can even pick the set list if you want. That's how much we care about your pledge. Date to be mutually agreed upon, location to be within 200 miles of Tacoma/Seattle. (Plus A-D, and F) [please add $20 for international shipping]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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