Formed in 2003, Broad Street Line (BSL) is Temple University's only All Male A Cappella group. Starting from extremely humble orgins of just 5 guys getting together to sing, BSL has grown exponentially to become a well known and sought after name on and around campus. With repertoire ranging from soft ballads to even heavier alternative rock Broad Street Line brings a sense of fun and style to the a cappella scene.
An entirely self funded group until now, Broad Street Line released its first album "Punched in the Heart" in Spring of 2011, and went on its first tour in Spring 2012. Now casting the sights even higher, Broad Street Line is on a mission to put out a full length professionally recorded album. That is where you, our fans come in.
What We Need & What You Get
This album is no cheap endeavour. After choosing a highly aclaimed Philadelphia studio, the price became apparent. Funds need to be raised to rent the studio to record, to have the tracks edited, mixed, and mastered. The total cost coming in around $12,000 we set this goal to $10,000 to try and raise a huge bulk of the cost.
Any donation is highly appreciated and we, the group, would be entirely grateful for anything that you could give. Every penny counts in helping us make this dream a reality.
Music is something that can touch us all and this album is just one way that we could spread our love of music and specifically a cappella music to the masses. We sing around the city at various locations not for money or perks, simply for the joy of performing and the hope of spreading that joy as well.
Broad Street Line is also very adament about helping spread music and a cappella to younger students in high school and even younger. Broad Street Line has done tours at different school districts and done masterclasses, mini concerts, and workshops to enrich those students lives.
This album is a perfect way to help us spread our love of this music to the masses.
Other Ways You Can Help
If a monetary donation is not something you are able or willing to do at the moment, have no fear.
You can purchase last year's album at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/broadstreetline.
You can watch our performances at http://www.youtube.com/user/BroadStreetLineTU
You can like us on Facebook for more info at http://www.facebook.com/BroadStreetLineTU.
And stay posted for concerts or performances that you can come attend. Anyway for us to sing and spread this music is worth is to us.
Thank you all very much,
Broad Street Line