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We are making a LIVE on stage, FULL BAND concert record to celebrate 20 years of music together!
We are making a LIVE on stage, FULL BAND concert record to celebrate 20 years of music together!
111 backers pledged $9,321 to help bring this project to life.

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What Is This Campaign?

Hello there. We are Jonathan and Amanda Noël, singer-songwriters based in Raleigh, North Carolina. As of spring 2018, we have been writing, recording, and performing music together for 20 years! It has been an incredible ride so far and we have been blessed to work with some of the most gifted and gracious people along the way. We are celebrating our landmark year with a live, full-band, concert recording.

Why Do We Need Your Help?

We are independent artists, which means we don’t have the financial backing of a record label. Normally, when we do an indie record, we do it slowly, over time. We start it in our home studio and finish it in a professional studio. The costs are usually spread out over many months - even years, in some cases. But this live record will be totally different. The entire recording process will take place over the course of 1 week. We will begin in a rehearsal space where we’ll prepare the live concert. Then, we will perform the concert, capturing the audio. That audio will then be taken into recording studios for mixing and mastering. Instead of spreading out the cost over time, we'll be tackling it all at once.

Why A Live Recording Instead Of Another Studio Recording?

We love working in the studio. In fact, it was within the sound-treated walls of a recording studio that we met for the first time (though legend has it that Jonathan first noticed Amanda in the soup aisle at a Nashville Kroger, weeks before… but that’s a story for another time… like maybe on a live recording or something.) However, we thought it would be more fitting to celebrate our musical anniversary on stage, surrounded by some of the people who have supported and cheered us on over these past two decades, and to capture the night on tape (or digital wav files… but you get the idea).

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What Are We Going To Spend The Money On?

  • Paying producer, musicians, and recording engineer(s)
  • Equipment rental
  • Basic travel and accommodation costs like flights, gas, (and maybe a few tacos.)
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Photography
  • Artwork
  • Manufacturing
  • Fulfillment

When Can We Hear The New Record? 

We're expecting to release the live record by mid-to-late summer 2018. The pre-release will be available a bit before the hard copies are shipped. We will keep you posted with updates along the way.

Wait, Who Are Jonathan & Amanda Again?

Some people call us Jonathanda, for short. Separately, we have spent nearly three decades writing and sharing our music. Twenty years ago, our paths crossed and we began our musical journey together. We spent ten years in Nashville, Tennessee, collaborating with such artists as Fernando Ortega, Andrew Peterson, Jars of Clay, Andy Gullahorn, Ron Block, Charlie Peacock, Margaret Becker, and Kelly Minter.

A handful of our original songs made their way onto Grammy and Dove award winning albums.

Now based in Raleigh, Jonathan serves the Church full-time as a Director for Worship Arts. Amanda is homeschooling our two children (and keeping Jonathan alive with her patience and sacrificial love). We still enjoy writing, recording, and touring, while actively serving in our local church and arts communities.

What Are Other People Saying?

“I can’t imagine God not being delighted with these two.  Through their life and music, Jonathan and Amanda love God and neighbor with all they are and have.”  - Charlie Peacock, Producer (The Lone Bellow + Ben Rector), Artist, Songwriter (Amy Grant + Switchfoot + The Civil Wars)

“I have met few people more gifted than Jonathan and Amanda in leading people into true worship.  They have a unique sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and humbly follow His lead while drawing attention to serve God and those with whom they interact.” - Doug Wilcoxson, Executive Vice President, Spring Arbor University

“I have come to know Jonathan as an artist passionately involved in the dialogue of what the Gospel can provoke us to, and how that fits into the form of music.  His thirst for faith is evident through songs that combine pop sensibility with hymn-like depth.”  - Dan Haseltine, Artist + Songwriter (Jars Of Clay + The Hawk In Paris)

Thank You

Thank you so much in advance for your consideration and generosity. Only with your help will this record become a reality. It means the world to have such an incredible and encouraging community of friends and supporters behind us. These twenty years are a testimony to this. We’re going to make a good record for you!

In thanks for your support, we’re offering some goodies. We've got all the normal Kickstarter things like digital downloads, CDs, posters, etc. But did you know that we’ll do a private online concert for you or we'll even come to your house to play a show? Scroll around to see all the available awards. Some are time sensitive or limited in quantity, so you may not want to wait too long to decide.  Let’s do this!! :)

For more information visit us online at www.jonathanandamandanoel.com and www.facebook.com/jonathanandamandanoel

Risks and challenges

Making any record is challenging. Making a LIVE recording comes with its own unique challenges. That said, we’ve entrusted the task to the best musicians and live engineers that we know. We’re in very capable hands.

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    A pre-release digital download of the Live album

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    Download + CD

    A pre-release download plus a physical copy of the CD

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    Signed CD

    A pre-release download plus an autographed CD

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    Signed Concert Poster + CD

    11x18, full color, official Concert Poster signed by The Noëls and band, pre-release download, and autographed CD

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    • Signed CD
    • Signed Concert Poster
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    Signed CD Bundle

    A pre-release download plus 3 autographed copies of the CD

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    Discography

    A pre-release download, an autographed CD, plus the Noëls previously released records: Hand, I Fall, The Stone, Songbird At Midnight (Fanny Crosby Tribute)

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    • Signed CD
    • Noël CD Collection (4 Discs): Hand, I Fall, The Stone, Songbird
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    Handwritten Song Lyric

    A pre-release download, an CD, and a handwritten lyric by the Jonathan or Amanda of one of their songs, chosen by you.

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    • Digital Record Download + PDF of Album Artwork
    • CD (hard copy)
    • Handwritten Song Lyric
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    "Fly-On-The Wall" - Rehearsal Lifestream

    45 minute exclusive interactive live internet stream on April 26, 3PM EDT, with Jonathan & Amanda and Band as they rehearsal for concert.
    Q&A included.

    Includes:
    • Digital Record Download + PDF of Album Artwork
    • Live internet session during band rehearsal on April 26
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    “Name-in-Thank-Yous” Pack

    A pre-release download, an autographed CD, concert poster autographed by the band, handwritten lyric by the Noëls, and get your name in the Thank You section of the album artwork.

    Includes:
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    • Signed CD
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    • Handwritten Song Lyric
    • Your Name in the liner note Thank yous
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    10 CD Bundle

    A pre-release download plus 10 copies of the CD to share or give as gifts

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    • 10× CD (hard copy)
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    "The Works"

    A pre-release download, autographed CD, autographed poster, handwritten song lyric, your name in the Thank Yous, and the Noëls previously released CDs.

    Includes:
    • Digital Record Download + PDF of Album Artwork
    • Signed CD
    • Signed Concert Poster
    • Handwritten Song Lyric
    • Your Name in the liner note Thank yous
    • Noël CD Collection (4 Discs): Hand, I Fall, The Stone, Songbird
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    Piano Skype Serenade

    Jonathan will play 45 minutes of instrumental piano music for you via Skype. Requests are welcomed!

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    • Digital Record Download + PDF of Album Artwork
    • Signed CD
    • Your Name in the liner note Thank yous
    • Private Instrumental Piano Concert via Internet
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    Private Skype Concert + "The Works"

    Jonathan and Amanda share 45 minutes of their songs and stories for you and yours via Skype. Requests are welcomed!
    A pre-release download, autographed CD, autographed poster, handwritten song lyric, your name in the Thank Yous, and the Noël's previously released CDs, and Skype Concert.

    Includes:
    • Digital Record Download + PDF of Album Artwork
    • Signed CD
    • Handwritten Song Lyric
    • Signed Concert Poster
    • Your Name in the liner note Thank yous
    • Noël CD Collection (4 Discs): Hand, I Fall, The Stone, Songbird
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    Song By Request

    Jonathan and Amanda will arrange and record an acoustic piano/guitar/vocal version of a song of your choice (must be "family friendly") for you to enjoy or give as a gift to a loved one.

    *Note: Final song selection to be approved by the Noëls, at their discretion, prior to recording. Song not for re-sale or distribution. All rights to arrangement and ownership reserved.

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    Private House Concert

    Jonathan and Amanda will come to your town and play a house concert for you and a group of your friends. (Travel expenses and accommodations may be required for locations more than 150 miles outside of Raleigh, NC) + A pre-release download, your name in the Thank Yous, and 20 CDs for your guests.

    Includes:
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    • 20× CD (hard copy)
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    • House Concert
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- (30 days)