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The Green OrbsBy The Green Orbs
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The Green OrbsBy The Green Orbs
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$886
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 31 2018

About

Hi everyone, we are Heather & Eddie, also known as The Green Orbs! We have been writing silly songs together since 2011. We are siblings, so our silliness started long ago.  We still think silliness is an important part of life, and an important way for kids to explore their own creativity.  Plus, laughing and smiling are never bad ideas.  Our motto is, “The Green Orbs celebrate silly situations through song in the hopes that children of all ages will laugh and sing along.”

You may have listened to our long list of light-hearted songs from the YouTube Audio Library, or maybe you were amused by our tale of the mischievous Mr. Mustache from our 2016 EP, or even still you could have caught the convivial and fun-filled song "Cornfield" that we recorded with our friend Uncle Dox.  In September, we were thoroughly thrilled to release our third (we mean first) full-length album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS. This album is the culmination of well-over 5 years of work and it is wild and wonderful to be sharing it with the world….woohoo!  It is currently available on Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby, Bandcamp, etc...

But alliterations aside, let’s face it… let’s be honest….let’s get real… here’s the thing:

Videos have become an indispensable part of the modern music experience. 

We grew up watching music videos on MTV.  Back then, we were inspired to go out and make our own videos, whether that was imitating the Thriller dance or lip-syncing to Hair with frog puppets (somewhere those VHS tapes exist!). Today, YouTube has made it easier than ever to find music and watch videos. As such, our plan has always been to create videos to go along with the songs from the album.  We want our videos to inspire kids to use their imagination, be creative and maybe even get up and dance (or thumb wrestle)!  Many of our songs tell stories, and we think adding a visual element will make the music even more fun for kids!  

We have been lucky enough to make two videos in the past. For our 2016 EP, we created a video for “Mr. Mustache” with Joel Marsh Garland, which you can see here:   https://youtu.be/6YRYYyKaiL8

And last summer, we filmed one for our song "The Suction Cup Shuffle".  We worked with our childhood friend Nicole Michaelis and it was so much fun!  You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/dvPzrcLA9us

We have plans to make more videos, BUT….here’s the other thing:

After recording/mixing/mastering the album, printing the CDs, making a video and hiring a publicist, all without financial support, we have no budget left for more videos! This is where you can help….

We would be so grateful if you can help us reach our goal of $5000. This money will be used to create two, possibly three, music videos. Help us spread some silliness throughout the world!  In return for your generosity, we have created a fun menu of rewards for you to enjoy—everything from downloads to house concerts!  Take a look! 

And thank you so much for your help!! Stay silly every day!  Seriously.

Love, The Green Orbs

Risks and challenges

It is always very scary asking people for help. We hope that those of you who enjoy our content will consider helping us make more for you! We are hoping to have our project fully-funded. There is always a risk it won't happen, but as the great children's music artist Wayne Gretzky once said, "You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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    Stuck on You!

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    Wear your love for The Green Orbs on your arm, leg, or cheek with this tattoo pack.

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    Music For Your Ears

    Receive a copy of our new album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS featuring songs like "Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies", "The Suction Cup Shuffle" and "Doug The Bug". We'll also send a digital copy to your inbox!

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    Pledge $20, or any increment of $20 upwards, and we will donate those cds to a children's hospital or children's charity in your name.

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    Thumbs Up!

    Who wouldn't want a giant wearable foam Green Orbs thumbs-up? Perfect for all of those times you need to intimidate a prospective thumb-war competitor. Plus we'll throw in a copy of our album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS.

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    The Orbs' Orbs

    At this level, you'll receive the official Green Orbs Orb (really, it's a green beach ball with our name on it, but "orb" sounds much cooler!). Perfect for games at the beach.... or faking a UFO sighting. You'll also get a copy of our album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS.

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    Autographed Sheet Music

    For fans of our original instrumental songs in the YouTube Audio Library, here's your chance to get an autographed copy of the sheet music for your favorite song! https://bit.ly/2QG0hXZ

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    Super Fun Pack!!

    You'll be the coolest kid on the block with this funpack that includes our Foam Thumb's Up, an official Green Orbs Orb, stickers, tattoos and a copy of our album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS.

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    Personal Cyber-Performance

    Enjoy a special 20 minute Skype/Facetime performance with Heather and Eddie. A personal concert from the comfort of your own home!

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    Songwriting Partner

    Now is your chance to write a super silly song with The Green Orbs! We'll connect over Skype or FaceTime for a 45 minute writing session.

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    Songwriting and Singing Party

    It's a Green Orbs Birthday Party! What you'll get: a 30 minute performance with Heather and Eddie, plus a 30-minute songwriting session where we'll write a song with the kids based on a topic of the birthday kid's choosing! We'll record the song LIVE when it's finished! (travel expenses added for parties outside of the NY Tri-state area)

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    In-House Concert!

    Heather and Eddie will come to your house for a 50 minute concert live in your living room! (travel expenses added for locations outside the New York trip-state area).

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    Personalized Song

    Have you ever wanted your own theme song? A personalized song for your child? An ode to your pet? After consulting with you, we'll write and professionally record a song just for you, or your child....or your pet! Makes a wonderful gift!

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    In House Concert--Full Band Edition

    We're coming over....and we're bringing the whole band with us! We'll perform a rockin' 40 minute set with our 5 piece band. Invite the whole neighborhood! (Travel expenses added for locations outside of the New York tri-state area.)

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Funding period

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