Astro Empire EP funding

By Louis Thompson-Munn

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NZ $2,520 pledged


51 people pledged


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 10/06/2012 at 9:00 PM (NZST)

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Astro Empire Ep Funding

Project 2012-04-20 07:22:00 +1200

Astro Empire need your help!

We are aiming to raise $2,500 towards the costs of our debut EP which we will be recording in June at Wellington's Munki Studios.


Astro Empire:

Based in Wellington and play a brand of Neo Soul that tastes a little like the likes of Jill Scott, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind and Fire and Erykah Badu.

All six members met while studying at the Wellington Jazz campus of the New Zealand School of Music and formed the band in 2011.


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Telling the stories and kissing your eardrums are the dual lead vocalists: Louis Thompson-Munn and Dave Kempton. If youtake a look ‘in the pocket’ you’ll find the grooving underbelly of Astro: Shaun Anderson on Drums and Leon Philipsen on Bass. The tasty counter melodies, lush harmonies and slamming solos are filled out by Jake Baxendale on Tenor Saxophone and Ben Hunt on the Trumpet.

Add to this the warm, spacey and driving sounds from Louis’ Rhodes, Clav and Synth and the ‘sometimes too heavy, sometimes too light but always just right’ Guitar sounds from Dave and you have the palette that makes this bands stain on the groove canvas so unique. 

With these powers combined, the audience is always on their feet!

You can get an idea of what Astro is all about by listening to the demo tracks:





Munki Studios

We'll be hitting this fantastic studio in June to record, mix and master our EP which has the most talented of people and facilities. So we are very privileged to be able to record here.






Comments

Updates 3

90 Minutes to go!!!

10/06/2012 at 7:29 AM

Huge thanks to everyone for helping us to our goal and pledging, we're only 90 minutes away from the deadline and we're neeeearly there! Lets hope we get there, please share the page around to your friends and lets get us across the line! 

We all set up in the studio today and we push record tomorrow. It's now or never!

Thanks again to everyone for their support.

Not long to go!

08/06/2012 at 6:45 AM

Only 3 days left to go and we still have $1520 to raise to reach our target! I'm sure we can find 152 people out there to only donate $10 and we're there! A huge thanks again to everyone who has helped us out! Keep 'em coming guys!

-AE

Keep em coming!

30/05/2012 at 2:20 AM

Well we're less than 2 weeks away from the deadline and the Astro guys would like to send you all a massive thanks for supporting us and pledging towards our EP! We're still a little ways off the target so please share our project around to your friends or anyone that might be interested in helping out!

Thanks again for the love and support from all of you!

    Pledgers 51

    Michael William Rowlands
    2012-06-10 19:48:14 +1200
    Emma Ward
    2012-06-10 19:45:49 +1200
    Smail Family
    2012-06-10 19:44:33 +1200
    Flo
    2012-06-10 19:39:40 +1200
    Chris Reeves
    2012-06-10 19:14:40 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-10 19:07:48 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-10 19:00:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-10 16:17:51 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-10 14:52:37 +1200
    Liam Ellis
    2012-06-10 14:18:38 +1200
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2012-06-10 00:41:35 +1200
    Camilo Borges
    2012-06-09 22:47:16 +1200
    Matt Beaumont
    2012-06-09 21:34:07 +1200
    Helen Gwyther
    2012-06-09 21:01:16 +1200
    Bonnie Collins
    2012-06-09 20:54:36 +1200
    Nick Granville
    2012-06-09 20:23:51 +1200
    Émile Jaye
    2012-06-09 20:13:29 +1200
    David Burlace
    2012-06-09 14:38:54 +1200
    N.R. & L.E.Hunt
    2012-06-08 15:19:57 +1200
    Michael Costeloe
    2012-06-06 10:44:25 +1200
    Mike Crawford
    2012-06-05 21:31:09 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-05 20:10:42 +1200
    Jane Pearson
    2012-06-04 19:12:07 +1200
    Grant Gibbins
    2012-06-01 13:49:04 +1200
    Miriam Alice Dixon
    2012-05-31 17:34:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-30 14:57:52 +1200
    Peter Adams
    2012-05-30 13:37:11 +1200
    Rachel Collingridge
    2012-05-30 13:31:48 +1200
    richard blackshaw
    2012-05-27 18:25:47 +1200
    Jo Johnson
    2012-05-27 16:27:30 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Astro Empire EP funding

    Astro Empire Ep Funding

    Project 2012-04-20 07:22:00 +1200

    Astro Empire need your help!

    We are aiming to raise $2,500 towards the costs of our debut EP which we will be recording in June at Wellington's Munki Studios.


    Astro Empire:

    Based in Wellington and play a brand of Neo Soul that tastes a little like the likes of Jill Scott, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind and Fire and Erykah Badu.

    All six members met while studying at the Wellington Jazz campus of the New Zealand School of Music and formed the band in 2011.


    jpeg


    Telling the stories and kissing your eardrums are the dual lead vocalists: Louis Thompson-Munn and Dave Kempton. If youtake a look ‘in the pocket’ you’ll find the grooving underbelly of Astro: Shaun Anderson on Drums and Leon Philipsen on Bass. The tasty counter melodies, lush harmonies and slamming solos are filled out by Jake Baxendale on Tenor Saxophone and Ben Hunt on the Trumpet.

    Add to this the warm, spacey and driving sounds from Louis’ Rhodes, Clav and Synth and the ‘sometimes too heavy, sometimes too light but always just right’ Guitar sounds from Dave and you have the palette that makes this bands stain on the groove canvas so unique. 

    With these powers combined, the audience is always on their feet!

    You can get an idea of what Astro is all about by listening to the demo tracks:





    Munki Studios

    We'll be hitting this fantastic studio in June to record, mix and master our EP which has the most talented of people and facilities. So we are very privileged to be able to record here.






    Comments

    90 Minutes to go!!!

    10/06/2012 at 7:29 AM

    Huge thanks to everyone for helping us to our goal and pledging, we're only 90 minutes away from the deadline and we're neeeearly there! Lets hope we get there, please share the page around to your friends and lets get us across the line! 

    We all set up in the studio today and we push record tomorrow. It's now or never!

    Thanks again to everyone for their support.

    Not long to go!

    08/06/2012 at 6:45 AM

    Only 3 days left to go and we still have $1520 to raise to reach our target! I'm sure we can find 152 people out there to only donate $10 and we're there! A huge thanks again to everyone who has helped us out! Keep 'em coming guys!

    -AE

    Keep em coming!

    30/05/2012 at 2:20 AM

    Well we're less than 2 weeks away from the deadline and the Astro guys would like to send you all a massive thanks for supporting us and pledging towards our EP! We're still a little ways off the target so please share our project around to your friends or anyone that might be interested in helping out!

    Thanks again for the love and support from all of you!
      Michael William Rowlands
      2012-06-10 19:48:14 +1200
      Emma Ward
      2012-06-10 19:45:49 +1200
      Smail Family
      2012-06-10 19:44:33 +1200
      Flo
      2012-06-10 19:39:40 +1200
      Chris Reeves
      2012-06-10 19:14:40 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-10 19:07:48 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-10 19:00:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-10 16:17:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-10 14:52:37 +1200
      Liam Ellis
      2012-06-10 14:18:38 +1200
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2012-06-10 00:41:35 +1200
      Camilo Borges
      2012-06-09 22:47:16 +1200
      Matt Beaumont
      2012-06-09 21:34:07 +1200
      Helen Gwyther
      2012-06-09 21:01:16 +1200
      Bonnie Collins
      2012-06-09 20:54:36 +1200
      Nick Granville
      2012-06-09 20:23:51 +1200
      Émile Jaye
      2012-06-09 20:13:29 +1200
      David Burlace
      2012-06-09 14:38:54 +1200
      N.R. & L.E.Hunt
      2012-06-08 15:19:57 +1200
      Michael Costeloe
      2012-06-06 10:44:25 +1200
      Mike Crawford
      2012-06-05 21:31:09 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-05 20:10:42 +1200
      Jane Pearson
      2012-06-04 19:12:07 +1200
      Grant Gibbins
      2012-06-01 13:49:04 +1200
      Miriam Alice Dixon
      2012-05-31 17:34:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-30 14:57:52 +1200
      Peter Adams
      2012-05-30 13:37:11 +1200
      Rachel Collingridge
      2012-05-30 13:31:48 +1200
      richard blackshaw
      2012-05-27 18:25:47 +1200
      Jo Johnson
      2012-05-27 16:27:30 +1200

      Followers of Astro Empire EP funding

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/06/2012 at 7:48 PM.