Campaign: The Georgetown Orbits Looking to Complete Their 3rd Studio Album!
Background: The Georgetown Orbits have been one of the strongest and most consistent music groups from the Seattle area for nearly a decade. I should know, as I bore witness to the birth of the foundation of this group when a bassist named Toby met a drummer named David at a Kingpins show in June of 2004. Though Toby and David have moved on to other things in life, this band has managed to continue to thrive over the years and provides the best Ska and Reggae influenced music the region has to offer. They have already produced two excellent independent records, (the last one involved another kickstarted campaign) and hope to strike gold a third time.
Approach: The campaign has a strong video that not only gives the potential backer an excellent example of the quality of music they can expect on the album, but also markets the image of a lively and professional group while it promotes goals and past achievements. Also, the actual recording for the album was completed before the actual campaign started, so the fund requested by the band are strictly going to mastering the album and having it pressed which are two relatively simple processes once the proper funds are received. In other words, the final product of this campaign is not threatened by the possibility of inadequate studio time, unfinished song writing, or band members quitting.
Rewards: Once backers reach the 60 dollar level, a copy of a Dub/B-sides album is thrown and is something I’m looking forward to getting into my IPod. If you were to throw down $250 dollars you get a bevy of swag (including a physical copy of the album) and a tune up from Adam, the trumpet player!
Campaign Ends: Sunday March 16th, at 12:26 pm. As of this posting, the Orbits have reached $1695.00 of their $2500.00 goal! More info available at their kickstarted site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312975517/a-new-georgetown-orbits-album?ref=live