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Dear Fans of The Veer Union,

As some of you may already know, the last few years for THE VEER UNION have been extremely difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible to recover from after all that we have been through. We have accrued an extreme amount of debt from past record deals, which has put the band into financial anguish, unfortunately causing internal conflict within the band. There has never been anything else in the world that I have personally wanted to do with my life other than music. I have sacrificed time and time again to be able to live my dream to create art and have people connect with it. I have never in the past cared about being rich and famous and my feelings remain the same today. I feel I owe it to myself, and to the fans, to keep pushing forward with The Veer Union. I have put together a new line up of musicians that are some of the best I have ever worked with, and I am writing some of the best material I have ever written in my life. I wish my old band mates the best with their future, as they will always be more than friends to me - they are my family - but sometimes we need to take a step back so that we can move forward again.

I have written and recorded a brand new song called "The World I Wanted" with the new members of the band. This song depicts the depression and personal struggles I have been through during the last 6 months after finding myself on my own. As some of you may now be aware, we are in the midst of a revolution of the music industry. Over the last couple of years, we have seen band after band breaking up or restructuring their lineups, including The Veer Union. What many people don't realize is that the heart of this problem lies within financial strain. The music industry is changing rapidly as we all know, but I personally think companies like Kickstarter are paving the way for real artists to have careers by closing the gap between bands and their fans, making it possible for careers to flourish and bands to continue doing what they love. This is why The Veer Union needs your help NOW more than ever. This brand new song is available for purchase as part of our KICKSTARTER campaign. One of the great things about Kickstarter is that there is no record company taking a cut of the profits, which means the fans are directly responsible for the success and future of the band. We have started recording a brand new EP called "Life Support Part I". This record is the most special to me that we have ever made because it is a record made possible by the fans, for the fans, as you are our "LIFE SUPPORT" and we can't wait to see you all out on tour in 2013.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope we can embark on this new journey together.

Sincerely,

Crispin

Risks and challenges

We have pooled all of our resources together to make this recording happen, we have already set up a studio that is equipped to get us through the recording process, using equipment we already have. Mixing and mastering have to take place elsewhere. In some circumstances this could lead to a delay but having already lined up the personnel required to complete the project, our delivery dates should be met on time.

We will be making video updates throughout the progress of the recording and we will be available through Kickstarter, Facebook and Twitter to answer questions while we get the opportunity to make an amazing recording with you.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A digital download of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" which includes an acoustic version, two remixes and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic track "Healing".

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    A digital download of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted", the "Life Support Part I" EP and the Crispin Earl solo acoustic EP.

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    A hard copy and digital download of "Life Support Part I" EP and Kickstarter exclusive Life Support dog tags. Plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    A signed exclusive "The World I Wanted" poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP, a hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP and Kickstarter exclusive Life Support dog tags. Plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Limited edition Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" T-shirt and a thank you in the liner notes of "Life Support Part I" EP plus a signed limited edition poster. A hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Hard copies of the albums "Divide The Blackened Sky" and "Time To Break The Spell" plus the limited edition Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" T-shirt and a thank you in the liner notes of "Life Support Part I" EP plus a signed limited edition poster. A hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    One of the handwritten lyrics sheets form the recording of the "Life Support Part I" EP, there is only one of these per song and they often contain studio notes and edits, signed by the band. Plus the limited edition t-shirt, signed poster and a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP. A hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP plus the Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" release and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    CD Release Party VIP Package (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - Admission and VIP meet and greet with the band at the release party for "Life Support Part I" in May PLUS the limited edition Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" T-shirt and a thank you in the liner notes of "Life Support Part I" EP plus a signed limited edition poster. A hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    CD Release Party VIP Package (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) - Admission and VIP meet and greet with the band at the release party for "Life Support Part I" in May PLUS the limited edition Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" T-shirt and a thank you in the liner notes of "Life Support Part I" EP plus a signed limited edition poster. A hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter exclusive "The World I Wanted" and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    A half hour telephone call or Skype session with Crispin, ask about the songs of The Veer Union, the music industry, whatever you'd like to chat about. Plus a thank you in the liner notes and a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP

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    A handwritten book of lyrics from "Life Support Part I" personalized, signed and numbered. Limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP and a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    A handwritten book of lyrics from "Life Support Part I" personalized, signed and numbered plus hard copy CD's of "Divide The Blackened Sky" and "Time To Break The Spell" plus Limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP and a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    A personalized VIP Laminate Pass exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign, which gives you admission to ten future shows by The Veer Union and we'd like the chance to hang out with you before or after the show. Also the limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    This is a one of a kind offer! Crispin Earl's shirt from the video "Seasons" PLUS A personalized VIP Laminate Pass exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign, which gives you admission to ten future shows by The Veer Union and we'd like the chance to hang out with you before or after the show. Also the limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP and a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Crispin's custom tailored jacket from the video "Bitter End" plus a personalized VIP Laminate Pass exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign, which gives you admission to ten future shows by The Veer Union and we'd like the chance to hang out with you before or after the show. Also the limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Have your band play a support slot at the release party for Life Support Part I in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in May, you'll keep all profits from your merchandise booth at the gig plus everything included in the $50 pledge package.

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    Have your band play a support slot at the release party for Life Support Part I in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May, you'll keep all profits from your merchandise booth at the gig plus everything included in the $50 pledge package.

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    A signed Gibson Epiphone Electric Guitar, a personalized VIP Laminate Pass exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign, which gives you admission to ten future shows by The Veer Union and we'd like the chance to hang out with you before or after the show. Also the limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP, a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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

    The Dean Exoctica acoustic guitar used on "The World I Wanted" and will be used on the "Life Support" album including certificate of authenticity. Limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP a signed hard copy and digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Have a song co-written and produced by Crispin Earl includes a guest vocal by Crispin on the recording of the song. This package does not include travel, food and accommodation costs.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    A live half hour acoustic performance plus a question and answer with Crispin in your living room for you and your friends within North America. Outside of North America please contact us to make arrangements. Limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP and a signed hard copy plus digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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    Full band performance, anywhere in North America. You pick the city and we can arrange everything else, you run the guest list. Limited edition "The World I Wanted" t-shirt, signed exclusive poster, a thank you in the liner notes of the "Life Support Part I" EP and a signed hard copy plus digital download of the "Life Support Part I" EP, Kickstarter Exclusive "Life Support" dog tags plus digital downloads of the five song Kickstarter Exclusive and Crispin Earl's solo acoustic EP.

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