This Kickstarter project is to raise money to produce and release a new album of my original music. The recording will feature myself on guitar, and four of the most incredible musicians I've had the pleasure of working with: guitarist Phil Doublet, bassist Craig Reeves, keyboards and pianist Doug Wright, and drummer Marcel Rodeka. After the rehearsal process is done, all I need your help to record and finish it and release the album.
What the funds will go towards:
· Studio time (10%)
· Musician Fees (10%)
· Mixing (20 - 25%)
· Mastering (15 - 18%)
· Photography and Videography (10%)
· Album Artwork (5%)
· CD Duplication costs (15%)
· Kickstarter and Stripe (credit card) Fees (10%)
This is the minimum amount we need to raise, in order to bring you a quality recording that will be yours to enjoy, always. Any money we're able to raise above and beyond will go towards helping defray other expenses, promote the album, future touring, and other unforeseen costs.
Kelvin Cummings Bio
Kelvin Cummings has lived and breathed country music all of his life. This urban singer/songwriter puts an honesty and energy into every performance. He won the 2016 Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year months after winning the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards in 2015, and has featured in several New Zealand television appearances.
He is influenced by the honesty of country ballads, as well as the showmanship of artists such as Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Garth Brooks.
After graduating from the CMAA (Country Music Australian Association) Academy of Country Music in 2016, he has been working towards the release of his original Album (with the help of Kickstarter).
How to donate (or pre-order your album)
THE REWARDS FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Pledge $15 or more - Come, Dig it all
Download the album in your choice of high quality file formats - before the official album release date
Pledge $25 or more - Let's Get Physical
Get a physical copy (signed, if you want!) of the new album delivered to your doorstep (or wherever you get your mail)
+ Personalized thank you!
+Download of the album ahead of the release date
Pledge $40 or more - Twice as Nice
New CD + my first record, Kelvin Cummings "I Want You To Be Happy" + Digital download pre-release
Pledge $50 or more - 1 Video Song + CD
Exclusive YouTube video of one song from the album (directly posted online for you) + CD + Digital download
Pledge $75 or more - 3 in 1!
3 copies of the new CD
+ exclusive YouTube video of one song from the album (directly posted online for you)
+ digital pre-release download
Pledge $100 or more - All Exclusive Video
All the exclusive video of the sessions + behind the scenes footage!
+ new CD and digital download!
Pledge $125 or more - How Embarrassing
The camera isn't always kind, and I've got the pictures to prove it. I'll send you a few of my selfie (and other) photo flops for your amusement.
+ All the rewards at the $100 level!
Pledge $150 or more - Skype session
Shop Talk: A one-hour Skype lesson/session of your choosing: talk vocals, guitar, writing, discuss philosophy, etc. You decide!
+ digital download
Pledge $250 or more - Music Scores
Sheets/scores for the tunes on the album (exclusively available through this Kickstarter)
+ All the $100 level rewards!
Pledge $500 or more - Come see us + Album cred!
Two reserved seats for our CD release show (or another show of your choice), and meet the band! AND your name in the 'Thank You's' of the album liner notes!
+ 2 signed copies of the new Album and pre-release download
+ All videos!
(note: your travel costs not included)
Pledge $1,000 or more - Song Request
Pick a song/piece! I will write and record/video an arrangement the song you choose (some conditions apply!).
+ All the rewards at the $100 level!
Pledge $1,250 or more - House Concert
Live concert at your home (within 400km of Dunedin NZ).
+ All the rewards at $100
Please contact me if you're considering this option so we can discuss details
The following is all available at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kelvincummingsmusic/kelvin-cummings-debut-country-music-album
Thank you for your support.
WINTER KC WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to Shannon Clarke (NZ) on winning a up close and personal in-house/backyard concert. All she needed to do was like and share Kelvin Cummings Music online. Because of the large number of likes, we also have runner up prizes of KC t-shirts going out to Arna Stoupas (Australia) and Doug Blakie (NZ). Well done to everyone, and we look forward to rewarding you all for your support again in the future.
KELVIN CUMMINGS ON KICKSTARTER
MORE LIVE SHOWS ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to announce a number of upcoming dates in New Zealand venues. You can find out about these via "Kelvin Cummings Music" on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER. If you want Kelvin to play in and around your town, contact us athttps://form.jotform.co/40021845427852.
KELVIN CUMMINGS MUSIC - LIVE FACEBOOK QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
Kelvin will be having a live Q&A session on Facebook next Sunday (21st August 2016) from 8pm (New Zealand Time). He will also play a couple of his original tracks acoustically for you (likely to feature in his upcoming album). If you want a glimpse of these new tracks, or you have a question you'd liked answered by the man himself, tune into Kelvin Cummings Music on Facebook this Sunday (8pm New Zealand time).