Konoba - First Album

Konoba is recording his debut album and needs your help!

Project visual Konoba - First Album
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14/02/2015
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€12.628
Out of €10.000
126 %

Konoba - First Album

<p> I grew up in Belgium and started playing music at an early age, taking piano, guitar and singing lessons. When I was 19, I moved to England to study Music Performance in London for a year. I then moved to Brighton to study Music Production and decided to start my solo project, Konoba. </p> <p>  </p> <p> After 5 years in England, 3 EPs released and around 100 solo gigs performed, I decided to move back to Belgium. I was lucky to find 4 outstanding musicians who agreed to join me on stage and we just spent the last year putting together a great live show. We already performed it a number of times (Botanique, Verdur Rock, Jyva'Zik Festival,...) and are now planning a big tour in 2015. </p> <p>  </p> <p> For the past year I've also continued to write and record new material and you can already watch the music video for the album's first single 'Penny Dropped' just below! </p> <p>  </p> <p> I would like to make an outstanding album. One that is powerful yet very light, that is heartwarming yet makes you cry. But in order to achieve this and stand any chance against the big record labels, I need your help!</p> <p>  </p> <p> If you're interested in the project, I invite you to watch the video hereabove and learn more about me, about Konoba, and about this new album.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Let's do this, together! </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - The first single is already out, here it is: </p> <p>  </p> <p>  <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FNJFpnFyN9No%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DNJFpnFyN9No&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FNJFpnFyN9No%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe>   </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - Last year, I took the 10 most popular songs by Belgian artists and blended them into this madness: </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F3HMr-db5Bb8%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3HMr-db5Bb8&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F3HMr-db5Bb8%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe>   </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - Konoba was invited on PureFM and decided to try an experiment: </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FUF2UlWqGH74%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUF2UlWqGH74&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FUF2UlWqGH74%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - You can hear Konoba's latest EP 'Colours &amp; Shapes' here: </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="500" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fw.soundcloud.com%2Fplayer%2F%3Fvisual%3Dtrue%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fapi.soundcloud.com%252Fplaylists%252F3499935%26show_artwork%3Dtrue&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fkonoba%2Fsets%2Fcolours-shapes&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.sndcdn.com%2Fartworks-000041683750-l8qg50-t500x500.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=soundcloud" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - Konoba performing live at Jyva'Zik Festival in Novembre 2014</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Konoba_jyva_zik-1417353826" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/142518/Konoba_Jyva_Zik-1417353826.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> If you have any comments, questions or would just like to have a chat, you can contact me directly at: raphael@konoba.be</p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> Here is roughly how the 10.000€ budget is going to be used:</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>2000€ - <u>Studios</u></strong></p> <p> I record all my demos at home with most of the work done already which saves me spending too much time in expensive studios. However, once the demos are well in place I will need to rent a nice studio for a few days to re-record some of the parts (drums mostly) and make sure everything sounds absolutely perfect! </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>2000€ - <u>Mixage </u></strong></p> <p> Once the album has been entirely pre-mixed by myself, I will take it to an experienced mixing engineer who will help me polish and fine tune the tracks to the tiniest details.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>2000€ - <u>Manufacture</u></strong></p> <p> This amount will be spent on printing the CD's, Vinyls, T-Shirts, Hoodies,...</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>1000€ - <u>Graphism</u></strong></p> <p> The wonderful artist who created the artwork for our last EP 'Colours &amp; Shapes' will be working with us on this new album. It'll include designing the artwork for the CD, Vinyls, booklets, T-shirt, social media,.. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>1000€ - <u>Mastering</u></strong></p> <p> Mastering is the very last step to getting a perfect sounding record. Hiring the services of a talented Mastering engineer is absolutely essential. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>1000€ - <u>Music Video</u></strong></p> <p> We already made a music video for the first single and would like to spend this amount on making a beautiful video for the next one. Investors will be asked to choose which song they'd prefer as a second single! </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>1000€ - <u>Marketing</u></strong></p> <p> We'll have to spend this amount towards promotion and hiring a press officer. Someone who can push your music in front of the media.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Rewards

€5

  • 5 contributions
THANK YOU - Your name will be printed in the CD's booklet + receive an mp3 of the first single 'Penny Dropped'

€10

  • 6 contributions
DIGITAL - Receive a digital copy of the album on the day it is released.

€15

  • 50 contributions
ALBUM - Receive a signed and limited edition of the album on the day it is released.

€30

  • 42 contributions
CONCERT - Receive the 'ALBUM' reward + 2 tickets to our private launch gig (in Brussels).

€50

  • 14 contributions
T-SHIRT - Receive the 'ALBUM' reward + 1 Konoba T-Shirt + 2 tickets to our private launch gig (in Brussels).

€50

  • 6 contributions
VINYLE - Receive the 'ALBUM' reward + 1 Vinyl 'Deluxe' Edition + 2 tickets to our private launch gig (in Brussels).

€60

  • 6 contributions
CHRISTMAS GIFT - Receive a nice christmas gift package that includes: Signed versions of our latest 2 EPs 'Mind the Gap' and 'Colours & Shapes' + an original handwritten page from the Konoba lyric book + a token for the new album, to receive as soon as it comes out + 2 tickets to our private launch gig (in Brussels).

Estimated delivery: December 2014

€80

  • 7 contributions
FAN PACK - Receive the 'ALBUM' reward + 1 Vinyl 'Deluxe' Edition + 1 Konoba T-Shirt + an original handwritten page from the Konoba lyric book + 2 tickets to our private launch gig (in Brussels).

€100

  • 3 contributions
BACKSTAGE - Spend a whole hour with the band while they rehearse their harmonies and get ready before a gig + 1 FAN PACK signed by all band members

€100

  • 3 contributions
CHRISTMAS GIFT DELUXE - Receive a nice christmas gift package that includes: Signed versions of our latest 2 EPs 'Mind the Gap' and 'Colours & Shapes' + an original handwritten page from the Konoba lyric book + a unique CD containing a video of Konoba performing an acoustic cover of a song of your choosing, specially dedicated to a person of your choosing!

Estimated delivery: December 2014

€200

  • 3 contributions
CONCERT SOLO - Konoba comes to your house to play a solo acoustic gig + 1 FAN PACK ! (Transport cost only included under 50km away from Brussels)

€500

  • 3 contributions
KITCHEN PACK - The band comes to your house to play a semi-acoustic gig + Konoba prepares diner for you! (max 10p) + 2 FAN PACKS (Transport cost only included under 50km away from Brussels)

€1.000

  • 1 contribution
STAR - Spend 3 days in Konoba's home sudio to record, arrange, produce and mix one of your own songs! + receive 2 'BACKSTAGE' rewards !

€1.000

  • 4 contributions
OH MY KONOBA - The whole band comes to your house to play a full gig + an acoustic support act + 5 FAN PACKS (Transport cost only included under 50km away from Brussels)

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