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"poetry you can dance to"

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In this new music economy, we the people are the record label. We rise up & decide what we want to hear.

We're now at $10K. If we can get to $15K in this last week, it will ensure that we can not only make an EP, but get it heard.

              JOIN THE PLEASE PLEASE ME DREAMIN' TEAM!

Here's an indie band DIY budget to make a first recording.

Studio, one week of 10-hr days = $3000 

                               Producer = $5000 

                Mixing & Mastering = $2500 

                     CD Duplication = $1000 

                       Radio Promo = $3600 

              Publicity Campaign = $4700

                               TOTAL $19,800

This is the cost to do it "poor man's professional" style. As cheap as possible, while maintaining a quality to compete with the pros.

  Who are the Please, Please Me?

       Why should I give them my money???

There was a girl in new york city, named Jessie Torrisi
       She spent her days working in skyscrapers & her nights secretly writing songs (trying not to wake the neighbors)

She dreamt of traveling the world -- singing, strumming, drumming with a band of merry thieves.... But she'd always wake up alone.

So she moved to Austin Texas …. Always dreaming….

         Little by little, her dreams started falling from the sky.

New songs

               New cities

                                New friends she made along the way.

More than anything, they wanted to make music...

       music that would MOVE PEOPLE & be heard AROUND THE WORLD.

                 they called themselves the Please, Please Me.

Soon they realized if they concentrated really hard, they could summon almost all their dreams into this world…

       In fact, there was just one that remained just out of reach.

                 To make this dream happen, we need YOU.

Be a part of THE PLEASE, PLEASE ME'S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM.

We have the HEART, the SONGS, the CHUTZPAH to make SOMETHING INCREDIBLE.

But we can't do it without you. Please give what you can.

Don't worry, we know a thing or two about GIVING BACK.

         (check our rewards page)

THANK YOU *  MERCI BEAUCOUP  * MUCHAS GRACIAS  *  OBRIGADA VOCÉS * XIE XIE * ARIGATO * TODAH RABAH

Seriously... thanks! xoxo ~The Please, Please Me

JESSIE TORRISI -- CEO

  ALISSA SCHRAM -- NAVIGATOR ON THE CRASH COURSE OF LIFE

AGUSTIN FREDERIC -- THE MAN WHO PULLS THE STRINGS

               & CECILY -- BELOVED MASCOT

  THE LOAF -- OUR TRUSTY TOUR VAN

ARLO BUSH -- OUR ASS-KICKING CAMPAIGN MANAGER

... AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO JOHNNY, SARAH, THERESA, AND ERIC AT ARCHIMEDES MEDIA LAB FOR CREATING THIS VIDEO

              *                          *                            *

NO SERIOUSLY, WHY DO YOU NEED MY MONEY?

Well we all know the music industry ain't what it used to be... and that's okay!

Because what are the chances they would've given three late bloomin', outta-the-box characters like ourselves a record deal??

We work, practice, write hard! We love every minute of it!

     (even the realizing that brilliant song you came up with after 20 shots of tequila needs a new chorus, or the booker in Omaha double-booked you)

We wouldn't trade this for the world.

We are SO EXCITED that CJ EIRIKSSON, a producer who's made so many records he couldn't count them (including many you've heard) is working with us.

In the last year, we've spent at least $13K of our own money on a VAN, GAS, T-SHIRTS, KAZOOS, PANTIES, POSTERS, WEBSITE, DEMOS, & STARTING THIS EP.

We're out of money! but we're close to done with this EP!

Here's the catch: as you become a more successful band, your life becomes less amenable to real jobs -- the kind where you bank.

When it's all said & done, paying the studio, engineer, producer, CD duplication place, artist to create the cover, photographer to make us look as good as we feel, iTunes to get it online... & then promo... will be $15K - $20K.

So we really really appreciate your help.

     We know you work hard for your money too.

And we will go ALL THE WAY to make this a MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE for our FAMILY, FRIENDS & FANS.

                              f*ck yeah!

                                        ~ the please, please me

psst-- go DOWNLOAD some FREE STUFF at thePleasePleaseMe.com

FAQ

  • Yes! If you have skills... food, graphic design, web design, video skills, marketing/PR, t-shirt & panty making all cost us money... we will gladly accept a bit of your brains & sweat in exchange for dollars. Drop a line to jessie@thepleasepleaseme.com

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  • God bless the internet! All backers at $20 or more will get a digital download of our EP. And if you are not in the US, but live in North America, South America, or Europe, we will mail you a signed EP as well. When shipping rates start to exceed $10, we are kind of fighting against our ultimate goal (unless you've donated $100+), so we'll be in touch to figure how to pls pls you & still leave some money to go towards this project.

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Rewards

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    2 backers

    Print of the ORIGINAL POSTER designed by Agustin Frederic (the pls pls me drummer). Featuring you & the names of all our backers.

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    75 backers

    *The Combo Package* Physical copy of our EP signed with love and limited edition t-shirt.

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    32 backers

    *Inspirado Package* Signed EP, limited edition tee & “mix tape” from each member of the band... hear what inspires us musically :)

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    5 backers

    *Retro Package* Just-for-you band photos, handwritten lyrics, a mix tape, and the story behind your fav song on a vinyl cover! Plus the signed EP & a pair of panties or t-shirt.

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    15 backers Limited (2 left of 17)

    *Postcards from the Road*

    7 handwritten postcards from our next tour (stories for your eyes only) with exclusive video updates! And we’ll call and sing you happy birthday in french, portuguese, spanish or english on your birthday!! Includes the EP, pair of panties and t-shirt.

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    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    *Panty Party Package*

    10 pairs of pls pls me panties in black ‘n red, or aqua blue... don't worry about what to get your girlfriends for their birthday, engagement, breakup party, bridal showers and Valentine's Day! Plus the EP and t-shirt for you.

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    *With love from Texas!* Mementos from our hometown -- for the music afficionado, Austin TX & pls pls me lover. EP and t-shirt included. Trust us! (We may need to know your boot size, ability to withstand hot sauce & fav pls pls me song.)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    ONE-OF-A-KIND ORIGINAL POSTER to commemorate our Kickstarter success. Signed & designed by Agustin Frederic (the pls pls me drummer). Featuring the names of all our backers.

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    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    *I'M WITH THE BAND* FOR FANS -- Two all-access backstage passes during soundcheck & the show, followed by dinner and libations with the band. If you’re in Austin, this will be at our epic EP release party!!! Wear your limited edition PlsPlsMe wardrobe to the show!

    FOR MUSICIANS -- Open for the Pls Pls Me for two shows during their next tour.

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    1 backer All gone!

    *THE LIL' RED GUITAR* Signed by Jessie! All that mojo from the first 50 please please me shows can be yours... :)

    While playing your new guitar you can also wear your limited edition PlsPlsMe Fan Merch Pkg!

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    *LET'S MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER *
    You choose: We'll write a song for/about you; You co-write a couple songs with the band; Cash in for 5 music lessons (any instruments we play); OR a Bday party jamboree (Austin only) for your friends & family. Plus unreleased acoustic versions of two pls pls me favorites. You pick the songs if you're first to pledge.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    *WINE 'N DINE PACKAGE*

    House concert -- Invite your fav people, we’ll provide the entertainment & some TX libations :)

    Good for holidays, birthdays, office parties!

    Naturally, you'll also get a limited edition PlsPlsMe Fan Merch Pkg!

    For an extra $50 per person, we'll add in an intimate dinner prepared by the PlsPlsMe chef. You won't be disappointed.

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    *HILL COUNTRY GETAWAY*
    Get yourself to Austin & let the pls pls me treat you+1 to a weekend of austin’s best, incl. live music, tex mex, swimming holes, the bats, local libations, cowboy boot and wig shopping. Plus a limited edition PlsPlsMe Fan Merch Pkg & unplugged mini-concert in Jessie's backyard!

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "PLS PLS ME PARTNER-IN-CRIME” -- Underwrite our EP release tour or two extra tracks in the studio. As thanks... A shout-out in our EP, on our website, free shows & entire recorded catalog (now & future). Plus merch package, handwritten lyrics, the stories behind the songs, Polaroids just for you.

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