Astro Empire EP funding

By Louis Thompson-Munn

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NZ $2,520 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

    Crystal Valente
    2012-05-27 10:47:19 +1200
    Zoe.Mjph
    2012-05-26 16:25:51 +1200
    jiani
    2012-05-24 20:02:04 +1200
    Kyne Christopher Ritson
    2012-05-24 19:18:52 +1200
    sam
    2012-05-23 06:07:18 +1200
    Claire O'Loughlin
    2012-05-21 20:47:48 +1200
    Nik Jarvie
    2012-05-21 10:10:38 +1200
    Ulrike Messerich
    2012-05-21 09:13:44 +1200
    Eleanor Bishop
    2012-05-20 23:21:17 +1200
    Joel Baxendale
    2012-05-20 18:38:45 +1200
    Kei Takashima
    2012-05-20 14:54:47 +1200
    melanie walker
    2012-05-20 10:30:31 +1200
    Claire
    2012-05-19 20:16:39 +1200
    Gabriel Morcom
    2012-05-19 19:11:06 +1200
    Rachelle Atkinson
    2012-05-16 17:55:54 +1200
    Gregory Squire
    2012-05-14 10:42:23 +1200
    T Kempton
    2012-05-14 09:41:17 +1200
    Awras Majeed
    2012-05-14 09:36:03 +1200
    Kate Smail
    2012-05-14 01:01:09 +1200
    Sam Kempton
    2012-05-12 18:33:24 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-12 15:34:42 +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!
      Crystal Valente
      2012-05-27 10:47:19 +1200
      Zoe.Mjph
      2012-05-26 16:25:51 +1200
      jiani
      2012-05-24 20:02:04 +1200
      Kyne Christopher Ritson
      2012-05-24 19:18:52 +1200
      sam
      2012-05-23 06:07:18 +1200
      Claire O'Loughlin
      2012-05-21 20:47:48 +1200
      Nik Jarvie
      2012-05-21 10:10:38 +1200
      Ulrike Messerich
      2012-05-21 09:13:44 +1200
      Eleanor Bishop
      2012-05-20 23:21:17 +1200
      Joel Baxendale
      2012-05-20 18:38:45 +1200
      Kei Takashima
      2012-05-20 14:54:47 +1200
      melanie walker
      2012-05-20 10:30:31 +1200
      Claire
      2012-05-19 20:16:39 +1200
      Gabriel Morcom
      2012-05-19 19:11:06 +1200
      Rachelle Atkinson
      2012-05-16 17:55:54 +1200
      Gregory Squire
      2012-05-14 10:42:23 +1200
      T Kempton
      2012-05-14 09:41:17 +1200
      Awras Majeed
      2012-05-14 09:36:03 +1200
      Kate Smail
      2012-05-14 01:01:09 +1200
      Sam Kempton
      2012-05-12 18:33:24 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-12 15:34:42 +1200

      Followers of Astro Empire EP funding

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