Vaudeville Smash need your help! They’ve been invited to play the South by South West (SxSW) conference in Austin, Texas and Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto. This is a HUUGE opportunity for them as these are two of the biggest music conferences in the world.
The guys are The “who’s who” of the industry will be there – every record label, touring company, booking agent, music blogger – and they need your help to get there. Countless bands have been discovered there and this is an amazing opportunity for them to be discovered too. On top of this, they’ll be playing shows on either side and in between the two festivals, from LA to NY.
Vaudeville Smash are an independent band from Melbourne who have been together for three years and in that time have released three EPs, played countless shows, toured relentlessly around Australia, built up an amazing and loyal following and have done it all off their own backs They’ve spent the last year recording their debut album, which is due to be released April 2013. Every spare penny and spare moment has gone into making this record and they’re extremely proud of it.
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Getting there ain’t easy…
Australia is a long way away – getting over to North America is going to take a whole lot of effort and a big chunk of money, which is why they’re running this campaign. Pozible is a crowd funding initiative and a way for independent artists, like them, to achieve they’re dreams. All money raised will help with the trip’s many expenses:
- International and domestic flights for 5 band members and a sound engineer.
- Accommodation for all of us in the US and Canada for two and a half weeks.
- Backline and instrument hire.
- Ground travel and car hire.
- And all the other things you don’t really think of but mount up – like hiring a publicist, performance Visas, travel insurance, business cards, demo CDs, and the list goes on…
This trip will cost in excess of $20,000. They’re looking for a portion of this to help ease the burden. The rest we’ll take care of themselves.
Not just a hand out…
But they’re not asking you to give them money for nothing! No matter how much you donate, they’ve come up with some pretty amazing rewards. These range from things like signed CDs, T-Shirts and Vinyl to wilder prizes like getting up on stage with the band, recording on their album, getting a personalized song written by them or going out on a date with the three brothers! Check out the rewards on their Pozible page and choose something that floats your boat.
Everyone that donates will get a special shout out on their Facebook and Twitter pages and a special feeling inside, knowing that you’ve helped a worthy cause and made five fellas from Melbourne town extremely happy!
So click the SUPPORT PROJECT button and pledge away!
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