General Avocado - The Dream In the Horizon
For all members of the band, this project is something that's been in our minds for a long time. We talk about it after rehearsals, before shows, with friends and family. Whenever there's a period where the band is day-dreaming, a lot of our thoughts gravitate around that notion that, with a little help, we are going to be able to share what we do live for the audience, with everybody interested or intrigued about our music.
The donations will go a long way. We can get started on the recording of the album, and as that first, yet extremely important, part of the "campaign" concludes, then the distribution and promotion will start to take place.
When we are finished, our donators will receive the promises we are making here for them. Our dream will have come true, and from there, the sky is limit and you all are giving us wings.
General Avocado - The Project and Contributions
This project consists on 4 basic premises:
- The first portion of the contributions will go automatically to our "Studio Time", which will help us record and have the initial product ready for our fans.
- Secondly, we will utilize another portion of the funds for merchandise, along with album distribution, to ensure everybody receives what we are promising in return for the donations.
- We will constantly keep everybody posted on the advancement of the campaign with videos, and a few surprises, such as acoustic versions of our songs that everybody will get a chance to watch online.
- The campaign will reach its "destination" once we have compiled all of the information necessary to deliver the product to our donators. We will record a video for the Album's first single, and the rewards will be shipped to our fans. We hope to be able to do this by Summer of 2013.
Important disclaimer: in the off-chance we are not able to achieve the full amount, we will do everything we can to still deliver our promises to those who donated, with the money collected from the campaign, and we will find new ways to reach that final goal.
General Avocado - The Story
This band started as a duo that added a drummer, who at the time was simply looking for a band that could open for his other band. As the rehearsals went on, and a solid foundation was built, General Avocado started playing little shows, everywhere and anywhere they could. With a few "bucks" collected from tips and the rare paid shows, they recorded about six songs in their living room, just to be able to give something tangible to whomever was interested in listening to a very humble "snap-shot" of what a live show was at that time. Finally, the last piece of the puzzle entered in the form of an extremely talented bassist who was able to connect with the band and the music immediately. With a full band now "on stage", General Avocado has evolved tremendously, and played at several different important local venues, at a larger scale, and continues to thrive on the emotions, and the true variety they bring to the local music scene, which is dominated to a certain point, by the heavy metal genre.
One more thing...
We consider what we are doing musically a very unique thing. It is really difficult for us to describe in in "paper", or with a few words. We do our best at that, and you can read it in our bio, but there is no better way to express it than to be able to play for you those songs that we have been working on for almost a year now. Please help us spread the music. There is no way to re-pay you for lending us a hand in achieving this dream of ours, but we promise you, we will do our very best.
Thank you in advance, and we will see you on the road.
Jessica, AJ, Mao & Leonardo