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Music is my heart & soul and I want to share it with you! Help me get my new tunes out to the world by contributing today.
It's here! My Kickstarter funded EP, "Stone" released January 16th, 2017 worldwide. You can grab a copy by visiting the link below:
It's here! My Kickstarter funded EP, "Stone" released January 16th, 2017 worldwide. You can grab a copy by visiting the link below:
186 backers pledged $11,292 to help bring this project to life.

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First, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my page! My name is Whitney Mongé and I’ve been performing Alternative Soul Music in the Seattle area for over 8 years now. Some of you may know me from street performing at Pike Place Market which I consider to be my stomping ground. Busking has been a major catalyst in my growth as an artist and as a human being. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve encountered have emboldened my love for life and for music. Thank you to everyone that has dropped a dollar in my case, bought a CD, or simply said encouraging words to me. I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have the love and support of my community. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Pike Place Market photo by Kingmon Creative
Pike Place Market photo by Kingmon Creative

Transitioning from Street to Stage

In the last couple years, I’ve evolved from playing on the streets to playing on the stage. I adore street performing, but I felt it was time to move forward and cultivate my dream of playing to larger crowds in bigger venues. It can be hard to rock out alone, so I began putting a band together with people I truly enjoy and inspire me to play my best. Christian Liebig, William Mapp, and Woody Frank are all talented, dedicated musicians who have brought a fresh perspective to my music. My solo act will always hold a special place in my heart, but I can't tell you how much fun I am having playing with this band! My songs have really transformed into music I can be proud of, and I want people to be able to take home these new grooves we've created. In November 2015, we started recording some songs at Synergy Studios and Studio Litho, but I need your help to finish them.

Tractor Tavern 3/25/16 photo by Kingmon Creative
Tractor Tavern 3/25/16 photo by Kingmon Creative

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Crowdsource campaigns are a bit nerve racking, because it requires being open to receive. Asking for help has never been my strong suit, but I know this project deserves your participation and involvement. So far I've recorded all of the tracks for our 6 song EP, but they need to be edited, mixed, mastered, and distributed. The plan is to release the album on CD and online for downloads via iTunes, Amazon & www.whitneymongemusic.com by January 2017. The bare minimum to get the EP finished is $8,000 which includes all of the above expenses along with campaign costs. Here's a breakdown of what it takes to complete my project:

  • Editing: $300.00 
  • Mixing: $1200.00 
  • Mastering: $300.00
  • 1000 CDs: $1,500.00 
  • Reward Production Costs: $2500
  • Online Distribution: $200.00
  • Campaign Video: $300.00
  • Album Cover Photos: $300.00 
  • Campaign Ads: $300.00
  • Taxes and Fees: $1100.00

Grand Total = $8,000

Skies the Limit With Stretch Goals

If I surpass the minimum goal of $8k there are some bonus outcomes: 

Be a Part of My Growth

I know $8k seems like a lot to complete a project, but these expenses are essential in getting my album finished and gaining maximum exposure. So you're probably wondering how can you help? I put together some awesome incentives if you pledge today including a songbook with chords/lyrics to my music, a special campaign limited edition T-Shirt, VIP Access to the release show, and so many other great items that are only available through participating in this fundraiser. An important note: If I don't meet my goal of $8,000 by October 22nd, I will not receive ANY of the funds raised which means you won't receive your incentives*. This is why your involvement in my project is the evolutionary piece to it's success. So if you pledge $1 or $1500, you are getting this EP one step closer to finished, and that's a HUGE step in the right direction. 

Thank you again for considering being an asset to my music and I can't wait to get these songs out there! 

Much love-

Whitney

Seattle PrideFest 2016 photo by Kingmon Creative
Seattle PrideFest 2016 photo by Kingmon Creative

 *no money will be charged to your Paypal account if the fundraiser does not reach it's goal of $8k.

Risks and challenges

I cannot stress enough that this is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. Although I am confident that the goal will be met, it's critical that lots of people share my project on social media as much as possible. #TeamWorkDreamWork

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    A Handwritten Thank You Card

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    Digital Download of the New EP

    You'll be the first to hear our new songs before it's released to the world!

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    Signed CD of the New EP

    Everyone wants their soon-to-be favorite CD signed. Be that guy!

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    Play With Me: Whitney Mongé Songbook

    Have you ever wanted to know what chords I was playing on the guitar or the exact words I was singing in a song? This beginner songbook breaks down my music in a way that you will be able to play and sing along with me in no time! (includes selected songs from all albums)

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    Wear Me: Limited Edition T-Shirts

    Sport some Mongé clothing by selecting this campaign limited Alt. Soul T-Shirt.

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    Online Access Package

    Download every song I've recorded! Online Access Package includes: a digital copy of the new EP* + digital copy of Steadfast EP + digital copy of Heartbeat (*new album download available Jan. 2017)

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    Look! Your Name is in the Album Credits

    You will be one of the first names, along with my parents and god, to be seen when people look over the album credits. Pretty darn special if you ask me!

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    The Full Mongé

    You are officially Mongé'd out!!! This package includes: Signed CD of the New EP* + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Online Access Package + Songbook

    *will be available January 2017

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    VIP Access at the Release Party

    VIP Access includes 2 Front Row Seats at our Album Release Party + hangout during sound check + a framed, signed copy of the evenings set list + signed photo of you with my band and I

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    Perform a Song With Us

    That's right, this is the opportunity to shine your musical talents with my band and I at a show of your choice* + I'll hire a videographer to capture your rockstar moment.

    *the show must be our booking, provide your own music gear if applicable, practice with us once prior to show date, festivals do not apply, must be redeemed by Nov. 2017.

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    I'll Play Your Private Event

    This reward is perfect for those that have a gathering coming up in the next year and are looking for entertainment. I'll provide the sound gear and play two 45 minutes solo sets at your event* anywhere within a 300 mile radius of Seattle.

    *must be booked within Nov. 2016 to Nov. 2017, date will be mutually decided.

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    We Will Rock You

    My full band and I will play for you and your friends! If you're within a 300 mile radius of Seattle*, we will rock out two 45 minutes sets for your event.

    *must be booked within Nov. 2016 to Nov. 2017 if 300 miles within Seattle; date will be mutually decided. If the location is further than 300 miles, travel + accommodations will be extra. We will provide sound gear.

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