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We are raising money to record our first length album and we need YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Philip Rankin
Los Angeles, California
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

World...We are BUBBELEH.

(Pron. Buh-Buh-Luh, Just Like Bubbe!!)

The band began in Santa Clarita during the summer of 2011 as a means for Philip Rankin and Max Kutner to explore their Jewish heritage in Klezmer music. The resulting product takes the traditonal qualities of Klezmer and throws it through a mill of influences in Jazz, Free Improvisation, Metal, Cumbia and beyond. We have traveled many, many miles to serve you some of the most scorching, bizarrre music you are likely to encounter anywhere! 

Bubbeleh features a dizzying array of seven incredible, diverse musicians including:

  • Andrew Conrad - Clarinet/Sax (Chord Four/Blockrad/Orkestar Meze)
  • Lauren Baba - Violin (River Song/Istanbul/VOCE)
  • Greg Zilboorg - Trumpet (Sogo Takeover/Archer Black)
  • Max Kutner - Guitar(s) (Grandmothers of Invention/Royal US)
  • Philip "Simcha" Rankin - Keys/Melodica/Vocals (Curious Inquiries)
  • Rusty Kennedy - Bass (Orange Tulip Conspiracy/EYEAR/Brundlefly)
  • Colin Woodford - Vocals/Percussion (Chord Four/Anthropic Ensemble)

Simply put, when we meet to play this stuff, magic happens. 

The band is currently not represented by an agent or record company. We are raising money independently to fund the making of our full-length debut album which is set to begin in August at the incredible Seahorse Studios in downtown L.A. We will be releasing this album in early 2014!

We have spent a great deal of time and energy preparing the music for this album with the biggest motivation being the opportunity to share it with you in a professional, respectable album that shows all of what we're capable of.
By funding our album, you are allowing us to move forward and this music to thrive and grow in ways which would be impossible otherwise!

What We Need & What You Get

Our budget for this album breaks down thus:

  • Tracking over three days: $1300
  • Mixing and mastering: $1300
  • CD Replication/Printing/Packaging: $400
  • IndieGogo Fees: $200

TOTAL: $3200

The above costs solely cover the production of the album but anything received over this amount will be used to fund promotional materials such as the making of press packets, merchandise (stickers, shirts, etc.).
There are perks/packages available for almost every tier of donation you are able to make. These range from a copy of the album all the way up to having the band perform at a venue of your choosing and much more. Check em out! There's something for everyone!

The Impact

You guys love music, right? The impact of your contribution --- no matter the size --- is the support and nurture of brand new, creative music delivered by a loving, diverse group of creative people intent on performing as far into the future as we can see.
Our debut album will cast us before a larger audience than ever before. With this recording, there will finally be a document of the wonderful racket we have been cooking up for the last two years!
No amount is unappreciated! Everyone in this band (Colin, Lauren, Andrew, Greg, Rusty, Phil & Max) will notice and reward your vested interest by playing and recording this music like it rightfully deserves to be for YOU!

Other Ways You Can Help

With the difficult economy, we all understand if you are unable to contribute money to this campaign....HOWEVER, If you feel so inclined, you may still assist Bubbeleh by spreading the word of our indiegogo and cause. Share this page with your friends and tell them to come see us play sometime when they can! They will not be disappointed.

For More info on the Band check out our brand new website:



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raised by 77 people in 1 month
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$3,200 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!

    A Thank You Card Signed by Bubbeleh Members and 2 Bubbeleh Stickers with our new logo and 2 digital downloads off the New Album!!!

    1 claimed
  • $10USD
    Digi-Bubbeleh Album!!!!

    Digital Download of the Bubbeleh Album!!!!!

    13 claimed
  • $15USD
    The Real Bubbeleh!!!

    Hard Copy of our New album + Stickers and a Thank you Card!!

    18 claimed
  • $20USD
    The Real Digital Bubbeleh

    A hard copy of our album + a digital download of our EP

    9 claimed
  • $25USD
    The Real Hard Bubbeleh

    Hard copies of both the New album and the EP + Stickers and a Thank you Card

    4 claimed
  • $30USD
    A Bubbeleh Hug

    A Hard Copy of our new album + a T-Shirt with our new Logo on it!!!!!!! + Stickers, Cards Etc

    6 claimed
  • $35USD
    A Big Bubbeleh Hug!

    A Hard Copy of our new album + a digital download of our ep + a T-Shirt with our new Logo on it!!!!!!! + Stickers, Cards Etc

    4 claimed
  • $40USD
    Bubbeleh Bear Hug!!!!!

    A Hard copy of both the new album and The EP. Plus T-shirt, sticker, etc.

    4 claimed
  • $50USD
    Breakfast with Bubbeleh!

    We will buy you a dozen bagels and cream cheese and personally deliver them to your house, along with hard copies of both Albums. Plus T-shirt, sticker, etc.

    1 claimed
  • $50USD
    Give Max a FACE!!

    Max will reinstate his facebook . . . Effective Immediately!!! This includes the "Bear Hug" Perk

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $60USD
    A Bubbeleh Miracle!

    2 tickets to an upcoming show and This includes the "Bear Hug" Perk!!!!!!!

    0 claimed
  • $75USD

    We will record a short video of a Bubbeleh/Klez Tune and personalize for anybody of your choosing along and send it to them on there birthday or anyday!!! This also includes all the above perks.

    0 claimed
  • $100USD

    We will arrange ANY song of your choosing in Bubbeleh's own crazy klez-stylings and send it to You, and/or perform it at our next show. This includes all above perks.

    5 claimed
  • $150USD
    Lesson Learned . . .

    Lessons with any Bubbeleh Band members in LA or Skype, including Max who is fresh off his tour with The Grandmothers of Invention!!!! This also includes the "Bear Hug" Perk

    0 claimed
  • $200USD
    A Total Mitzvah . . .

    Associate Producer Credit for this Album! Your name will be included in liner notes. You will also receive the "Bubbeleh Miracle" Perk!!!!!!

    2 claimed
  • $400USD
    A hora set for YOU!!

    We will come to your celebration and play a 20-25 minute hora set!!!! You have never danced a hora quite like this . . . (Does not include travel expenses outside L.A.)

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Bubbeleh Bad-Ass!!!!!!

    Co-Producer Credit for our new Album!!! Your name will be in the linear notes, you are welcome to come hang at the recording session. You will also receive the "Bubbeleh Miracle" Perk, and you choice of "YouKlez", "Hora-a-Gram," or "Lesson learned."

    0 claimed
  • $700USD
    A Wild and Crazy Time!!!!!!

    We will come to your house, your party, your celebration and burn the place down . . . with our music. (Does not include travel expenses outside L.A.)

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    A Bubbeleh Benefactor!!!!

    Producer Credit for our New Album!!!!! Come hang with us during the recording session! You will also receive every perk up to "A Lesson Learned"

    0 claimed
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