Bald Noggin Studios

Audio Production, A cappella
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Jon McLemore
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Music
Bozeman, Montana
United States
2 Team Members

About Bald Noggin Studios, Storms/McLemore, and your contributions!

Hello!  Tim Storms and Jon McLemore here.  THANK YOU for visiting our site.  We are so excited to share this project with you.  First, a little about ourselves...  We are just a couple of simple family guys with a love for singing.  Individually, we have enjoyed a great deal of success in music, and we hope to accomplish even more by joining forces.  Two bald heads are better than one!

             Tim Storms           

Tim is a graduate of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, where he earned a B.S. in Music Production.  He currently holds TWO Guinness World Records: Lowest Note Produced by the Human Voice -  .189Hz (G-7); and Widest Vocal Range for any Human -  10 octaves.  He has toured all over the world as a part of a cappella groups and as a solo artist. Past groups include: Timothy, Freedom, Vocal Union, Acappella, AVB, and Rescue.  He has performed in Jamaica, Brazil, France, Switzerland, Fiji, and Russia.

  

          BBC 1 Breakfast Tim Storms and Welsh Composer Paul Mealor

In 2012, Tim won an international talent search for the opportunity to work with Decca Records, composer Paul Mealor, and producer Anna Barry to record with the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir on their album Tranquility Voices of Deep Calm, singing in Russian and English.  He also starred in the abstract performance art short film, Apotome, in Paris, France, singing most everything in French, below the range of the piano.  

                  Jon McLemore    

Jon holds a B.S. in Bible/Ministry from Amridge University.  He founded Street Corner Symphony (SCS) in 2010 and appeared and placed second with the group on NBC’s singing competition show “The Sing Off”.  He has toured extensively in the U.S., having performed in every U.S. state except for Hawaii. As a part of SCS, Jon performed with Neil Diamond, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and for clients such as FEDEX (Italy), Tony Romo (Romo Wedding), Minnesota State Fair, The City of Nashville, and the Governor of Nevada.  He has won numerous a cappella recording awards (CARA's) and nominations over the past 15 years, and has toured with Go Fish, Four Shadow, The Acappella Company, and Home Free (winners of The Sing Off Season 4).  Jon was also featured with Claude McKnight of Take 6 on an instructional video for the Bret Manning Singing Success series in 2011. 


                          Claude McKnight of Take 6, Jon McLemore

We are thankful for your interest in our project!  Your contributions will allow us to upgrade/expand our equipment, market our products and services, and help with start-up expenses for our production company, Bald Noggin Studios.  We will also be producing our own a cappella recordings regularly as Storms/McLemore.

WE LOVE MUSIC, especially a cappella music.  Music is often described as the 'universal language', seemingly having no cultural boundaries or limitations.  It is a tremendous gift, and a vital part of life!  We want to share our gifts of music with the world, and also help other passionate artists create and share their music as well. 

In addition to music production, one service that we are particularly excited about is Family Legacy Recordings.  On a list of '37 things dying people regret', number 22 is 'missing the chance to talk to your grandparents before they die.'  We will visit with, interview and record your loved ones, their stories of life growing up, anything they would like to pass on to the next generation.  (Perhaps they are Veterans with moving and powerful stories of their service to our country!)  We believe everyone has an amazing story, and we want to help preserve and document family history, enabling people to leave a legacy of their lives to their families.  Jon was able to interview and record his grandfather years ago, and had this to say about the experience:

"I learned so much about my granddad, and found out that he was a much more interesting person than I had thought!  I always pictured him as a grandad, who lived in the same place all his life and worked in the garden every day.  But as a young man, he traveled the country and worked various jobs from Tennessee to California, and had some wonderful and sometimes humorous stories to share from these experiences.  The recording of his life story is priceless to me, and I am so happy I have it to share with my family.  I only wish I had done this with a few other family members who are no longer with us."  --Jon    

What We Need & What You Get

We need $41,700 to get Bald Noggin Studios up and running.  This will cover the cost of new equipment, operating expenses for the first 6 months, and marketing. 

In exchange for your generous support, we are offering many exciting perks like exclusive early access to our recordings, collaboration opportunities, audio production services at discounted rates, custom songs, and chances to interact one on one in the creative process!

In the highly unlikely event that we do not reach the goal of $41,700, we will use whatever funds we receive to get the best gear we can and get started with the work.  This lifelong dream WILL NOT DIE if we do not reach this goal! 

The Impact

Our mission is to provide the highest quality service in audio production, share our love for a cappella music and our faith.  We have heard countless complaints about the audio production industry lately, about how many studios lack work ethic.  We want to stand out as hardworking, caring individuals who will listen to our clients, and use our experience and knowledge to help them achieve their creative goals. 

We were able to record a song many years ago titled 'We'll Soon Be Done.'  We posted the song online and shared with a few people, but never officially released it.  One day, a few years after we'd recorded the song, we received an email from a man in Fairbanks, Alaska.  His teenage son had recently passed away from a terminal illness, and he was writing to tell us that our recording of that song became his son's favorite song in his final days.  He wanted us to know that his son listened to it non-stop for the last week of his life, and he wanted to thank us for recording the song and sharing it.  He thought we might be glad to hear that our music was having an impact as far away as Fairbanks, AK!  Indeed! 

Please help us do more of this!  If we can encourage people through our music, and help others make music that will do the same, we will be a huge success!!  You can be a part of this amazing journey, and we thank you for contributing to this work!

Other Ways You Can Help

We will be releasing our own a cappella recordings on a regular basis.  You can learn more about supporting this work by visiting our Patreon site, which will be up and running soon.  

If you aren't able to contribute financially, we understand!  You can still help us by spreading the word and telling friends and family about our work!  Indiegogo provides share tools, give them a try!

Finally, we appreciate your prayers!  Please pray for our families as they support us in this new venture, and for our success as we share our love for a cappella music and our faith. 

More Info

We will be updating this campaign from time to time, uploading new songs, content, maybe new perks!  So please continue spreading the word and check back often to see what's new.  And now, we give you our official campaign pitch song: MONEY


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  • $5USD
    Thank you!!

    A note of special thanks on your Facebook wall. Thank you for your contribution, every dollar helps!!

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  • $15USD
    3 Song Download

    Pre-release download of 3 songs from the Storms/McLemore CD.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $23USD
    Mr Clean

    We'll give you a Bald Noggin. Jon will shave your head while Tim sings to you. Or...a three song download. Your choice.

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    Autographed Storms/McLemore CD

    Autographed Storms/McLemore CD + full album download. (Add $3.00 for shipping)

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50USD
    Just For You Bundle

    Postcard with personal hand written message, personal phone call or voice mail from the Bald Noggin of your choice, personal greeting for your voice mail recorded by Tim, autographed Storms/McLemore CD, full album download, pre-release download of 3 songs.

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    T-Shirt Bundle

    Bald Noggin T-Shirt and Beanie, autographed Storms/McLemore CD, full album download.

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  • $400USD
    A cappella Arrangement

    Jon will arrange the song of your choice to perfectly fit your group.

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  • $400USD
    Your Song

    You provide the title, a few notes, or a poem, as much content as you want, and Jon will write and record your song! (No offensive or inappropriate material please!)

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $500USD
    Songwriter Demo

    1 full day in our studio! Come to beautiful Bozeman MT and be inspired! 12 hours, 1 instrument, as many songs as you can get down!

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  • $1,000USD
    Family Legacy Recording

    In your home! Interview with your loved ones, recorded, edited, delivered on CD. (Does not include travel and accommodations)

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    Custom Ad/Jingle

    Need to get the word out about your awesome service or business? Bald Noggin Studios will create a custom ad just for you.

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  • $2,500USD
    Singer/Songwriter Record

    5 full days in the studio, or 10 songs, whichever comes first! Up to 3 instruments, and Storms/McLemore will provide backing vocals if needed. (Subject to availability)

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  • $3,500USD
    Storms/McLemore Concert

    We might even bring some of our incredibly talented friends! (Does not include travel and accommodations)

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    Acappella Record

    Is your group ready for the studio? We will produce and mix your a cappella record. This rate is only available through this campaign, and we are only offering it for 2 projects! Book yours today and save!!

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    Bald Noggin Producer's Special

    Producer credit on Storms/McLemore project, Private Storms/McLemore house concert appearance for up to 20 guests, 5 copies of autographed Storms/McLemore CD, 1 Family Legacy Session, 1 Custom Song. (Does not include travel and accommodations)

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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