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It's finally time for us to make an album. Pledge your support and get your copy, plus other cool stuff! Whiskey not included.
151 backers pledged $5,805 to help bring this project to life.

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We're an Irish pub band from the Midwest, and we're going to make our first album, a live EP that celebrates and showcases our sound, our raucous nature, our harmonies, our... love of whiskey.

We're aiming for an album with seven tracks, including one traditional tune and six original songs that have never been recorded before, and we're really excited to start. 

You can be a part of our first record by supporting the project and choosing one of the reward levels on the right.  

Be in the recording: You can also be a part of our first record by coming to the live recording of the album!  We'll let you know when and where we'll record!

Stretch Goals

$4500:  We will record two additional tracks in the studio. - WE MADE IT!

$5500: We will record (a total of) three additional tracks in the studio.

$7000: We will film a music video for one or more of our original songs. Our current plan involves roller coasters, whiskey, and possibly a goat.

Risks and challenges

We've never recorded a live project like this, but we've all recorded before, and put out albums before, so we're familiar with the challenges. The biggest risk is that the live recording won't come out and we'll have to get our engineer to record us doing another show. Our studio recordings might take extra time, if we reach our stretch goals. If either of those happens, we'll let you know and we'll keep working on the album.

But there's also a chance that our t-shirt order will get lost in the mail, our stickers order will accidentally only get ten printed instead of a thousand, or we'll receive CDs that belong to another band. These things happen, and we're prepared to deal with them as they come, and we'll keep you updated if we have to change our fulfillment date.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    THANKS: Thank you! We'll send you an email telling you how great you are for supporting our album.

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    ALBUM MP3: A high-quality DRM-free MP3 version of the album.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    ALBUM: The Album autographed! We will send you the physical CD we make via mail, a link to the MP3 version of the CD, and thank you on our website.

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    STICKERS: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, and Tooles bumper stickers!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    TWO ALBUMS: Two signed copies of the album, the MP3s, and Tooles bumper stickers!

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    POSTER: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, Tooles bumper stickers, and a band poster!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    SPONSOR: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, Tooles bumper stickers, a band poster, and your name listed in the CD credits as a supporter!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    T-SHIRT: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, Tooles bumper stickers, a band poster, your name listed in the CD credits as a supporter, and a limited edition Tooles Kickstarter t-shirt!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    BE A TOOLE: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, a custom t-shirt, Tooles bumper stickers, and your poster will have you photoshopped into the band. (You must provide a digital image of yourself, or you will be pictured as a bottle of whiskey).

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    CALL THE SHOTS: Everything from the $150 level and you get to choose all the songs we play for an entire set. Come to any of our pub shows and we will give you our songlist. You choose every song we play, in order, for an entire set. Note - we will likely get you drunk before giving you the list.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    PERSONALIZED SONG: Everything from the $150 level and we will put your name into a Tooles song (our choice) and send you an mp3 (released to you only).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    THE TOOLES RUIN YOUR PARTY: A signed copy of the album, the MP3s, Tooles bumper stickers, a band poster with you photoshopped into the band, your name listed in the CD credits as a supporter, a limited edition Tooles t-shirt, we will put your name into a Tooles song (our choice) and send you an mp3 (released to you only), and we will play a live concert for your event. Maximum travel 200 mile round-trip from Madison/Chicago or you pick up travel costs. Blackout dates apply. Please provide food and lodging for the band (floor space welcome). Reward must be scheduled within a year from end of fundraiser.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    THE TOOLES RUIN ALL THE THINGS: All of the above. We give you things, we photoshop you, add your name to a song, ruin your party...and we give you posters, stickers, and t-shirts (10) for your party guests. We'll even learn and perform, with feeling, any 3 songs you choose! And video the whole thing for posterity. Maximum travel 300 mile round-trip from Madison/Chicago or you pick up travel costs. Blackout dates apply. Please provide food and lodging for the band (floor space welcome). Reward must be scheduled within a year from end of fundraiser.

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Funding period

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