#YouAreAmazing. On October 10, we waded into the world of crowdfunding by launching our first Kickstarter campaign, looking for $4,500 to help us finish and release our forthcoming LP the West Coast.
#TippingPoint. The next morning, I woke up to my phone buzzing off the hook. It was our band chat. In less than 12 hours, we had already surpassed 100% of our funding target! Over the next month, we watched that number climb higher: 150%, 200%, 250%… ultimately closing at 252% of our original goal for a total of $11,350!
#GameChanger. It would be tough to overstate just how much this means to us. Beyond opening doors to finish the album and get it out into the world, just as importantly for me it brings new confidence and peace of mind. Like our video says, “I’m all in on this album, we’re all in,” and not just creatively. This album is also a fairly large, complex and pricy business endeavour. Honestly, it hasn’t always been easy to stay focused on the creative while constantly keeping one eye on the bank and the budget. But this money gives us that freedom to shake the worry of our back and fully lean into making the album of our lives. And that, my friends, is priceless.
#QuidProQuo. In exchange, we also have our work cut out for us. Our 113 backers have lots of great loot coming their way:
- 113 free downloads of our first single.
- 22 album digital downloads
- 65 signed CDs
- 23 signed vinyls
- 22 tee shirts
- 15 tickets to our exclusive pre-release listening party in Victoria
- 1 piano lesson from Ben
- 4 brand new, original songs written by Adrian
- 5 private house shows where we will personally prepare a home-cooked dinner for our hosts beforehand.
#THANKYOU. To everyone who helped make this happen, either by pledging or simply by spreading the word. It means the world to us, honestly.