"THE ANSWER" - Franck Carducci's new album
"THE ANSWER" - Franck Carducci's new album
10 000 thank yous from the band and myself to all the people who supported us and helped spread the news about my new album "THE ANSWER"
THANKS TO YOU ALL, we reached 100% of our goal
... and guess what?
it's not over yet!
So here are our new goals:
120% : produce a t-shirt with the new album design on it
150% : release a new music video for a song from the album
200% : mastering the album at RealWorld-Studio, Peter Gabriel's own recording studio!!!
So let's keep spreading the word!
"On the road to" ... Franck Carducci's new album !!!
Are you ready to follow us in this new adventure?
For those who don't know me, my name is Franck Carducci, I'm a singer-songwriter from Lyon, France. A lover of 70's Classic-Rock, my main influences go from Led-Zeppelin to Pink-Floyd, via Supertramp, Genesis and Alice Cooper.
My 1st album "ODDITY" was released in 2011, a selection of songs I wrote since when I was 14 years old, telling (amongst others) the tale of Achilles, and revealing the "genuine" (and now epic) story of Alice in Wonderland, pictured in the video below:
In 2015, "TORN APART" was released, where I had the privilege to have Mr Steve Hackett (Genesis) as special guest, playing guitar
The European tour that followed this release was the subject of a live CD/DVD/BluRay that was released at the end of 2016 thanks to you all my KissKissbankers.
It ended up with a standing ovation on the stage of the Loreley amphitheater in Germany, in front of 6000 people.
In September 2017 kicked off a new tour: "On The Road to Nowhere".
To wait for a new album before going out on the road was out of the question, so I wanted to experiment my new songs in progress on stage, with my band, even before recording them in the studio. That allowed us not only to rehearse them, but also to pimp them up and improve them. The visual aspect being a very important part of the show for me, I always take good care of costumes, make-up, and lights. The band hired a soundman and a lighting technician who bring a genuine addition to the show. This tour is being performed in a lot of different countries in Europe, here's a short teaser:
During this tour, British magazine "Classic-Rock Society" gave us an award for « Best Overseas Band ».
And now what? We ain't gonna stop here!
The time has come to record and produce this new album!
Its title will be "THE ANSWER" and to achieve that, we will need your help and support once again!
This record will feature some tracks you already heard played live like: "The After Effect", "Superstar", ... and of course the 1st excerpt already released:
"Slave to Rock 'n' Roll", Arion Superstar (my alter-ego) number one hit!
The record will also feature some new tunes never heard before, including themes I never addressed before in my writing.
It will also feature special guest Derek Sherinian (Alice Cooper, Dream-Theater, Billy Idol, Black Country Communion, ...)
Why a self-production?
Being an independant artist it's, first of all, keep control over your artistic choices, defend values and share them.
It's also an everlasting work, you get ready to carry all the different caps the music business requires.
Here are all the steps required for this new record:
- Disc pressing
- Concerts booking
I'm regularly asked how I manage to achieve all these things with my band without a label, a booking agency, a team or a manager. It's a lot of work indeed, but it's mainly thanks to you all. Thanks to your feedback, thanks to your enthusiasm, thanks to your smiles I see from the stage, thanks of the concert tickets you buy to support live music, thanks to the gigs you put on, and thanks to the live album/dvd/bluray you helped me produce back in 2016 which helped me opening new doors.
Hence, I offer you to follow me once again and to venture even further away with this new project ... Together, let's produce this new opus!
Thanks a million for your support!
Allocation of funds
I've already financed the recording myself, and now your precious help is needed!!! I need €10 000. This will allow me to cover the production and promotion costs, details:
- Production CDs: €2000
- Production vinyls: €2000
- Copyrights fees (SACEM/SDRM) : €1200€
- Promotion, ads, P.R.: €4000
- 8% commission for KissKissBankBank: €800
If we reach €10 000, we'll be certain to be able to release this record!
And if we're mad enough (and I sure now how mad my fans can be!) we manage to go beyond that, we could set new goals in this project:
€12 000 : produce a t-shirt with the new album design on it
€15 000€ : release a new music video for a song from the album
€20 000€ : mastering the album at RealWorld-Studio, Peter Gabriel's own recording studio!!! (which we had the chance to visit during one of our UK tour)