Hey! We're The Royal Turns, an indie/folk-rock duo from Blairsville, GA. If we had to give you a musical elevator pitch, it'd be along the lines of, "If Paul Simon and Stevie Nicks had a baby, and that baby joined Hanson." Or something like that.
We're currently working on our debut EP with a fantastic local producer/engineer, Jimmy Smith, at Clubmen Recording Studios. We brought in Joel Huggins to lay down electric guitar and Michael Minkoff, who envisioned a super tasty drum arrangement. In just a few short days we completed our first song for this record, and we could not be more excited to share it with you! Take a listen to "On The Run."
We need seven more days in the studio to finish up the EP and record the last four songs. Jimmy will be back at the helm for producing and engineering, and we would love for Joel and Michael lend their talents again. Then the EP needs to be mixed and mastered, and physical copies need to be pressed. Factoring in studio time, session players, mixing, mastering, cover art, CD and vinyl pressing, packaging, rewards, Kickstarter fees, and taxes, it's going to take $6,500 to finish this project. But no sweat! We believe in this music and know we can make it happen with your help.
If you back the campaign, you'll automatically receive an instant download of "On The Run," a digital download of the EP and album booklet a week prior to official release, plus the opportunity to snag a bunch of other cool rewards like limited edition vinyl, which will only be offered the first week of the campaign.
Any funding we receive beyond our initial goal will go toward making the project even more magical, whether that means recording a bonus track, putting together a release show, making t-shirts, etc.... the possibilities abound!
Feel free to send us your ideas, feedback, and suggestions. We can't wait to see where this journey takes us and reach the destination together!
Risks and challenges
Creating art is always risky. We're putting a piece of ourselves into a tangible medium and sharing it with the world. Yikes! But the risk of self-exposure is dwarfed by the pleasure of connecting with others and spreading our little bit of truth, so we'll happily accept it.
Plenty of challenges may arise along the way, but these will be easily combatted so long as each member of the team is dedicated to their work and the project as a whole. If we keep our eye on the big picture and remember the reason we are doing this, we'll be able to overcome the nitty gritty and see the project through to completion.
We've planned ahead as much as possible, but we're well aware that plans can change, and if they do, we know we'll find a way. We're musicians, remember? We improvise. If we're ever in need, we've got a great network of supportive friends, family, and fans who we can count on to step in, whether it's by shaking a tambourine, driving us to the studio, fixing a computer, or talking us out of putting that kazoo on the closing track.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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