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The Violet Tone is heading to California but we need your help!  We've been at this for years and finally have a shot!
The Violet Tone is heading to California but we need your help! We've been at this for years and finally have a shot!
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Hey all,
We know your time is important, so we'll try to keep this short and sweet: We have an opportunity to go to LA to record our debut EP with a Grammy nominated producer/engineer Luke Tozour (Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Jamie Cullum, Mika). We've worked incredibly hard for years to get to a point where we would have this kind of opportunity and it's finally arrived!

However, funds are pretty tight for the band right now. Not only is it thousands of dollars to record, but also thousands of dollars for 5 good-looking guys such as ourselves to buy airplane tickets, rent a place to stay at, and eat everyday.

If you could donate to our cause, the money would go to one of the following items:
-Paying for airplane tickets/baggage fees associated with bringing musical equipment on airplanes (as well as the insurance involved)
-Paying for a place to stay in Venice, CA. There are 5 of us and we'll be there for 2 weeks. That's going to be a hefty bill...we'll leave that bill for Ben Brown to pay.
-Paying for the food we will need to eat to survive. Josh can live on cereal so he'll live either way, but a chicken sandwich or two goes a long way when trying to make the best music possible.
-Paying for the actual recording. Renting studios is expensive enough...but we also have to pay to rent certain gear because some gear just won't make it to LA on an airplane.
-Paying for the EP packaging. We want to have a finished EP for you that looks great! You'll be proud of us and we'll be proud of the EP!

The goal we set for the project won't even get close to covering our tickets for our flights, but know money is tight for everyone.

We truly believe in ourselves and what we've worked for to get here.
If you can donate any money to our dream, it would mean the world to all of us.

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