Help THE GENTLEMEN THIEVES Release New Music!

Help The Gentlemen Thieves release their music, the way they want - a new 7" single, and a full-length album.
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David Huzyk
Music
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
1 Team Member

About Us

Hi! We are The Gentlemen Thieves, a pop-punk band from Mississauga, ON. Since our formation in early 2011 we have been working very hard, independently recording and releasing our first EP "Crafting Lies", playing numerous shows, spanning across Canada, sharing stages with some of Canada's most talented and icnredible bands. 

Over these past two years, we have been busy working hard to write some of our best material to date. We have a collection of 13 songs that we are incredibly proud of, and think will really "strike a chord" with those in our music scene. We believe that with the right focus, and dedicated touring, these songs will be able to launch us into the next level of our music careers. As such, we have decided to go all out with the handling of these songs, and give them the full studio treatment they deserve. We also plan on presenting them to you, our fans, in the best way possible. 

 

The Gentlemen Thieves

 

Our Plan

What we plan on doing is releasing a new 7" vinyl single for our song "Shooter". We hope to present this with full artwork, on mixed colored vinyl. This is scheduled to be released in June of 2013, followed immediately by an east coast tour through Canada to help promote the release. We then plan on releasing the remaining songs on our first full-length album, due out some time in the fall of 2013. This will not only be available for purchase via digital download, but also as a CD, with an 8 page color booklet, full of new artwork and photos. This will be followed up by a full extensive tour of Ontario and Quebec, hopefully hitting some bigger festivals as well.

As an independent artist, we benefit greatly from being able to take full control of our own musical careers. We are fulfilling our dreams by writing, recording, and releasing the music we want, how we want, when we want. In taking this path, however, it also means we fund everything ourselves. We do not have the help of any music labels, executives, or government grants to pay for our studio time or manufacturing costs. Going forward, there are many costs to cover:

  • Studio time @ The Gentleman's Den with producer Dave "Brownsound" Baksh (SUM 41, Organ Thieves, Brown Brigade)
  • Mixing & Mastering, by Steve Rizun of Drive Studios (The Flatliners, The Creepshow, Ill Scarlett, Protest The Hero)
  • Professional CD pressing
  • Professional 7" vinyl pressing 
  • Artwork for both the 7" single and the album
  • Photo shoots for the full-length album
  • Various instrument costs (skins, strings, setup, rentals, etc)

We evaluate the total cost of this project to be roughly around $8,000. We therefore are asking our fans, friends and family to help us in only reaching $2,000, or 1/4, of that amount. In reaching this amount, we will be able to not only finish recording these songs, but also give them the proper physical distribution we believe they deserve.

 

Why Contribute?

As musicians, making new music is our passion. Much like how the seasons always change, so will we always write and record new music. It's just who we are and what we do. It's not the when or why we're concerned with, it's the how. We want these new songs to be brought to you, our fans, in the best way possible. For that to happen, and a physical distribution and release occur, we need your help. Without the help from you, we will not be able to afford the manufacturing and pressing of these vinyl and CD's. 

We're not asking you to just GIVE us your money though! We're asking you to invest in us, and help us move forward in our careers as musicians. For your investment, we have many different prizes and items available:

  • digital downloads of the 7" single and the full-length album
  • physical copies of the 7" single and the full-length album
  • limited downloads of exclusive EP's
  • special thanks and appearances on the new album
  • personal interactions with the band
  • exclusive test press vinyls, courtesy of United Record Pressing
  • ...and more!

 

So, How Can I Help?

Don't delay, donate today! Every little bit helps, and is much appreciated! Beyond that, you can help us by spreading the word, and tell all your friends about our fundraiser via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. The more people we can reach, the better chance we have at reaching our goal. 

Much Thanks And Appreciation!

 

*Any prizes earned through funding can be picked up at any Gentlemen Thieves live show, or direct from a band member if you personally know them. If shipping is required, please add $5 to your total before funding

 

UPDATE #1

Wow! We are speechless! We are already more than halfway to our goal, and there is still just under three weeks left to go. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Your help and support means the world to us.

Since we have raised $1,300 so far, we can guarantee that we will be releasing the 7" vinyl, titled “Shooter”. Once we hit $1,500, we will release the artwork and track-list. So if you haven’t donated yet, now is the time to do so! Also, be sure share on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. The more people we can reach, the better chance we have at hitting this goal! Thanks

 

UPDATE #2

So here it is! The cover for the 7" vinyl! It is entitled "Shooter".

Shooter

It was designed by the talented Bronte Stefanowski. Side A of the vinyl will have the new single "Shooter", while Side B will contain a newly recorded version of an old favourite, "Take My Advice".

If you haven't contributed to our IndieGoGo and secured a 7" vinyl for yourself yet, now is the time to do so! Get it while it's cheaper, and help us reach our goal at the same time! Thanks

 

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This campaign ended on April 30, 2013
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  • $5CAD
    Shooter: 7" vinyl!

    Get the new Shooter 7" on special mixed color vinyl! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $10CAD
    Digital Download of New Album!

    Get a digital download of the Shooter 7' vinyl and the new full-length album, one month before everyone else does!

    1 claimed

  • $20CAD
    THE FULL PACKAGE!

    Get a copy of the Shooter 7" mixed color vinyl, a CD of our new full-length album, AND a digital download of the 7" and album a full month before everyone else! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $25CAD
    The Deluxe Full Package!

    The Full Package, PLUS a special limited test pressing of the Shooter 7" courtesy of United Record Pressing! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    3 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30CAD
    The Full Package + Acoustic EP

    Get The Full Package, plus a digital download of our exclusive, never-before-heard "Acoustic EP", consisting of TGT songs, old and new, performed acoustically! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    1 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30CAD
    The Full Package + Covers EP

    Get The Full Package, plus a digital download of our exclusive, never-before-heard "Covers EP", consisting of TGT performing some of their favorite cover songs! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $35CAD
    The Full Package + Both EP's!

    Get The Full Package, plus a digital download of both the "Acoustic EP" and the "Covers EP". *(add $5 if shipping required)

    6 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50CAD
    Show Us Your Clapping Hands!

    Get The Full Bundle, a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing, plus the chance to come and record hand claps with us on the album! Must live in or be able to travel to the Mississauga area. *(add $5 if shipping required)

    1 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $75CAD
    Get Thanked On The Album!

    Get The Full Package, a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing, plus your name eternalnized by being thanked in the liner notes booklet of the CD! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    2 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100CAD
    Dinner On Us!

    Get The Full Package, a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing, plus TGT will invite you and a friend over for a dinner party at their house! Must live or be able to travel to Burlington, ON. *(add $5 if shipping required)

    1 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100CAD
    Youtube Serenade

    Get The Full Package, a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing, plus TGT will write and perform a song specifically about you and upload if on their Youtube channel! *(add $5 if shipping required)

    1 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $200CAD
    House Party!

    Get The Full Package, plus TGT will come and perform a private show at your house for you and all your friends! Must live within 250 km of Mississauga, ON. *(add $5 if shipping required)

    2 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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