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Hi! My name is jocElyn ellis and I am a songwriter, vocalist, and producer based in Charlotte, NC. I love music with all of my BEING have been involved in music since the age of 4 years old. Now, after many awesome successes in the last few years including releasing my first EP (titled In the Beginning) while with a band called The Alpha Theory and winning a Charlotte Music Award, I am now ready to embark on the next magical adventure of my music career: putting together my first solo project, a genre-bending new album I will call Life of a Hologram.
SO, if you've ever come to a show, seen me busking out in NoDa, seen me perform at any of the numerous talent shows, open mics, and other random places like hallways, living rooms, porches, family gatherings, picnics, etc. or had to sit through conversations about chords, music theory, music analysis, my hopes, my dreams, my ambitions, etc. I'M ASKING YOU MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.....BE APART OF HISTORY AND SUPPORT MY FIRST SOLO ALBUM!! :)
Also within this project, I plan to pioneer a new sound called Neon-Folk. I will combine some of the many awesome yet seemingly juxtaposed musical influences I’ve been studying over the last several months. From Bob Dylan and Nina Simone to Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Kendrick Lamar, I’ve had the chance to have my brain fried on great lyrics, dynamic synth and acoustic arrangements and be inspired by the old and new legacy makers of music. Neon-Folk will therefore combine the acoustic and story-telling elements of folk with some of the synthesized and free-form elements of electronica and hip hop.
The Funding Goal
My goal is to raise $5500 which will go to mixing & mastering, paying producers & studio musicians and marketing for the album (e.g. posters, music videos, and online social media design & promotion).
Therefore, if I can get 550 people to give just ten bucks, I'll meet my goal!! But if you want to give more, I won't stop you either :)
And your contribution will not only help me continue to live out my dream through the music I share, but will also stake your claim in being apart of a new genre creation and a historical look at humanity in this sci-fi conceptual music art album.
And the perks are BANANAZ!! You can get everything from a special digital download of the album before it's released, a cameo in one of my upcoming videos, a Life of a Hologram neon bookback set, Limited Edition physical copy of the album, tickets to the listening house party and more!!
However, if you can’t contribute monetarily, please share this campaign with everyone you know using the IndieGogo share links on this page!!!
Couple notes to know about contributing:
1. Once you donate, your contribution won't be deducted from you bank account until after the campaign is over (I'm running the campaign for 40 days) so keep this in mind! (and I don't have any control over this, it's just how Indie Gogo is set up)
2. Since I plan to release this album around April/May 2013, I will be in the studio grinding it out until March to make sure this album gets done!! Therefore, all perks will be delivered between April-June of 2013 after recording is complete :)
Thank you so much for your support of my creative musical journey and I HOPE TO BE SHARING NEW MUSIC WITH YOU SOON! :)
jE (music renaissance woman)
jE - Creator