Robert Castelli launches Indiegogo campaign to help fund CD recording and tour.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Robert Castelli writes;
I’m finally recording my new cd and will be presenting the music in and around London 11-15 July, at Porgy & Bess 21 July and at Jamboree in Barcelona 29 July.
New BOOM CD & Tour
B O O M !!! CD & Tour
New Boom CD & Tour
Drummer, guitarist, composer, band leader & teacher from New York. Son & nephew of professional drummers in NYC & Westchester County. I have been playing professionally since the age of 14. Sideman on many recordings of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, Latin & World Music. In addition to concerts,recordings, touring & teaching, I have composed music for & played in musical theatre in New York & Vienna. 2 previous cds received critical acclaim in the USA,UK,Canada, Austria, Germany & Belgium.
This will be my 3rd CD and 10th tour. I financed everything myself in the past but I’m coming off of several years of deaths, divorce and economic destruction so I need help. Frankly, I was wary about asking for money but after everything that’s happened I NEED to do this more than ever!
What We Need & What You Get
I need to raise €5,000 to record, master, produce & package the cds. This includes artwork & pics in & on the cd as well as setting up downloadable tracks. After that it’s travel costs and believe me, it all adds up very quickly. I know people who’ve spent more than this on recording alone.
The first thing you get is the satisfaction of helping an independent artist. Think of salmon swimming up stream or David & Goliath!
Of course you get the new cd or any combination of previous cds plus the new one. There’s an instructional dvd for drummers and band performance for your event or venue. There will be co-producer credits for the generous contributors.
I will do my best to reach the goal in 60 days but if I don’t I will just keep going privtely until I reach it. That means that everything will happen later than planned but IT WILL HAPPEN. I never give up.
Music is the one true language and even religion because it reaches EVERYONE! It breaks down all barriers; age,socio-economic, political, religious and cultural. EVERYTHING! I really feel blessed to be a musician because no matter where I play or what kind of music, people experience Joy. That is a blessing. It’s also a responsibility. So not only will you experience your own joy, you’ll be helping to spread joy. And we need that.
As I said before I’ve done this alone in the past so with your help I KNOW I can do it again.
Risks & Challenges
In another life in New York I had an investment broker’s license and I invested people’s money. I believe that makes me uniquely qualified to raise and handle these funds. I also have several friends and acquaintances who have successfully crowdfunded or raised moeny for their projects and businesses
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute you can still help. Please share on your social networks and do use the Indiegogo share tools. You folks who’ve heard my music or seen me play know what the people will get. Please help spread the word. You’ll be spreading joy at a time when we really need it.
And that’s all there is to it.
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SELECT A PERK;
About £11 GBP
About £17 GBP
New CD plus 1 other
About £26 GBP
All 3 of my CDs
About £43 GBP
CD & Instructional DVD
About £65 GBP
New CD & 2 Private Lessons
About £87 GBP
Friend credit on CD and website
About £867 GBP
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