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Alfonso Civile
LANSING, Michigan
United States
1 Team Member


Ever since Know Lyfe formed in a dark, damp basement in Lansing, Michigan in September of 2000, the band has had a single vision in mind...to make music that pushes the envelope and reaches out to a very wide audience. The band consists of vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Matt Martens, and bassist Waylon Fox. These four individuals live, eat, and breathe music and have been creating original, exciting, and energetic material for the past decade, regardless of many popular trends. 

While earning their stripes touring constantly and playing over a thousand shows, Know Lyfe has continued to build a solid national fan base, gaining respect for sticking true to their musical roots and capturing audiences with an intense live show.

The group released their first full length album in 2004 entitled "Autumn is the Glorification of Death." Know Lyfe's most popular release to date is the 2005 EP "Veins and Vines" selling over 4,000 copies independently. The bands current release, "On Cold Hands and Dark Waters", came out in January of 2008. This album landed Know Lyfe a national distribution deal and has been released in stores all over the country. 

With another album in the works, Know Lyfe continues to march forward while proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

This campaign is to help us raise the money to help us either fix or purchase a new van. We are not a signed band with a record label backing us and giving us money to do as we see fit for a recording. We are four guys who have been this band for 13yrs. We are passionate about the music we play and we want to put out the best possible record we can for all of you. Sadly we were driving in a bad storm and had our van take some serious damage after hitting a down tree

Your help goes along way. You have no idea what hurdles a band faces day to day, money is the biggest hurdle. We don;t do this to be rich or to be famous. We do this because it is what we love. It is our passion and we love it with every single part of our being and we want to share that passion, love, and drive with all of you. We hope that you will help us on this journey and have a hand in helping create something amazing and valuable. 

What We Need & What You Get

Sadly the world runs on money and we need money to fix our van or buy a new one since our current van is in serious condition after slamming into a down tree. We need your help plain and simple. Ironically we need money to get things done but as a band, a metal band we don't make very much money at all. The little we do goes to pay down debts. So sadly we have nothing saved up because well something always happens....and in true Know Lyfe Fashion something just happened. We obviously aren't trying just take your money we are making some cool offers if you help us check them out below.

The Impact

Your contributions make a big difference. We are not highly paid artists. The most we have ever made as band is $300 that is it. We do not pay our bills doing this, we do not support families with this. We do it because we love it and because we truly feel this impacts society in a positive way. When someone approaches us and let's us know our music helps/helped them there is no better feeling. We believe in positive outlets and we truly feel that our music benefits society. We truly hope you can learn to see that. The last time we made a fundraiser campaign to raise money for a record, the outcome was our latest release Empire Of Wolves. We are so proud of that and could not have made it happen with out you. Many of you know us as people and know our intentions are pure and good. So please help us get back on the road.

Other Ways You Can Help

You may think that all we want is your money and if you don't have any that you shouldn't bother. That is the furthest thing from the truth. If you can not donate that is ok we don;t expect anyone to do so, but do not let money deter you. Get the word out, let people know about what we are trying to accomplish every single one of you can make the biggest difference with even the smallest gesture.
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  • $10USD

    Donate $10 and you will get our new record once it is released for free with a limited poster. You pay no shipping what so ever. We mail it to you with a love note :)

    10 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD

    Donate $25-50 and you will get our new record, A free limited addition t-shirt, and poster once it is released for free. You pay no shipping what so ever. We mail it to you with a love note and a picture of a cute puppy :)

    20 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    The Freshness

    Donate $100+ and you will get our new record, A free limited addition t-shirt, poster, Limited vinyl record, and free ticket to our cd release show once it is released for free. You pay no shipping what so ever. We mail it to you with a love note and a picture of a cute puppy and kitty :)

    5 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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