Christelle Berthon : Breathe To Me - Album

Finance the 1st album of the 1st world harmonica performer on Youtube

Project visual Christelle Berthon : Breathe To Me - Album
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01/01/2016
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Christelle Berthon : Breathe To Me - Album

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PRESENTATION : who am I ?

 

I was born in 1969.I'm a female diatonic harmonica player. 

I've began my musical career playing the recorder by ear at the age of four, and continued with music in my teens, studying oboe.

 

I've discovered, and fell completely in love with the harmonica in my late thirty's.  From the start I was successful in covering a broad range of genres, Blues, Celtic and Jazz.  I've worked a lot at  the new technique called overbending which allows one to play the full chromatic scale on a diatonic harmonica.

 

Amongst the very talented musicians I've played with are: Charlie Musselwhite, Kenny Neal, Melody Gardot Jean-Jacques Milteau, Basile Leroux, a famous French guitarist, and many more...

 

I've won the title of World harmonica vice champion in 2009

 

In 8 years I've gathered more than 17 million hits on Youtube, sharing in all simplicity my music to the world.   I'm an official endorser of the Dannecker Harmonicas, ZT Amplifiers, Audix Microphones

 

THE CAMPAIGN IS NOW OVER

IN THIS VIDEO I SAY HOW MUCH I'M PROUD OF MY CONTRIBUTORS 

 

 

This is the list of the musicians of the band who will be playing with me on "Breathe To Me": Bass and upright : Philippe Drevet (Jean Guidoni) Drums : Didier Guazzo (Aznavour, The Lion King etc..) Guitar : Thierry Garcia Piano and Keyboard : Julien Lallier Cherry on the cake the sound engineer for the mix : Jim Poitevin (sound engineer of Michel Jonaz, Charles Aznavour etc...) What an honor to have this team who wants to work with me

 

 

 

 

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THE MOTIVATIONS :

 

During 9 years on Youtube and I've achieved 18 million views making me the most seen harmonica musician on Youtube

 

It's time for a genuine album

 

It's been 6 years that people on Youtube, Facebook and by private emails, are asking me several times a week where they can buy a CD. 

 

I can't spend a week without several requests from people for having an album, and I assure you it's really frustrating not being able to sell them a really achieved project, and not another play along on backing tracks. This is not respecting people.

 

I want to record this album with real musicians, giving some genuine organic feel and a real and honest music. 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT :

 

This album will be a 10 or 12 tracks project, containing half of my own compositions, based on pop, blues, country and Indian music and the other half will be covers of songs treated in a complete different ways.

 

The blues is great and there will be some of this genre of music, but I want to this album to explore melodies and improvisations around inspirations coming from Pink Floyd, Jazz, Celtic music, pop songs. I"m obsessed with melodies 

 

I know I play diatonic harmonica, I know I'm not young and as attractive as I used to, but if you check me out on Youtube you'll be surprised of the vast variety and charge of emotion that this instrument can do. 

 

I want this Album being extremely well produced form the choice of musicians to the mastering, that's why I'm asking the 8000 euros to fund this project, we will need to hire the best to pull this off. 

 

Invited by Melody Gardot at the Alhambra in Paris

 

 

 

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Allocation of funds

 

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WHAT THE MONEY GATHERED ON KISSKISSBANKBANK WILL BE USED FOR?:

 

1) 1200 euros for pre production, rehearsals and choice of tracks

 

2) 2500 euros will be used to pay the musicians I will hire

 

3) 1000 euros for the sound engineer who will be the mastering engineer too

 

4) 2000 euros for reserving the recording studio, food for the musicians, and the return tickets for them

 

5) 500 euros for the photographer

 

6) 800 euros for the artistic production 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE SURPASS THE GOAL ?

 

I hope it will happen, and if it does, 2 things will happen depending how much I've surpass the goal:

 

1) it will allow me to hire more musicians 

2) The money will be re invested for touring with this album, to insure its promotion

 

 

Choose your reward

For €5

Personal thanks on Facebook and news as the project develops
  • Backers: 24
  • Delivery November 2015

For €15

Special thanks on FB page, news, and movie postcard
  • Backers: 17
  • Delivery November 2015

For €25

All of the above plus a signed copy of the CD
  • Backers: 157
  • Delivery November 2015

For €50

All of the above plus a ticket to the premiere performance (TBA)
  • Backers: 12

For €80

All of the above plus a thank you phone call or coffee with Christelle (Paris region)
  • Backers: 2

For €100

All of the above plus a personalized video
  • Backers: 4

For €150

All of the above plus a personalized video of Christelle playing your favorite movie tune

For €200

All of the above plus an original song by Christelle, for/about you!

For €300

All of the above plus a solo house concert (Paris region)
  • Backer: 1

For €475

All of the above plus 3 harmonica lessons (Skype)

For €500

All of the above plus thanks in CD liner notes and backstage access at premiere (TBA)
  • Backers: 4

For €2,000

All of the above plus co-producer credit

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