Sweet Hot Soul

Friends around the world, help us bring Miles Bonny to Chicago for the first time and let's help support a future Bootlegs 2 release!
Alejandro Ayala
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Chicago, Illinois
United States
2 Team Members

The dynamics of making and releasing music has changed a lot in the last decade and it can be tough for artists to succeed. That's where we come in.We are cuerators.com, a website that shines light on new and exciting music from around the world. Our favorite acts need support to keep making the thing that sustains our souls and feet: music. In this spirit, Cuerators is pleased to present Miles Bonny.

Miles Bonny is one of our favorite artists but he also happens to be one of our favorite humans. He continually inspires us through his actions; a socially conscious artist who happens to make soulful music about love and the pain of others. He has provided creative consulting for organizations such as United Services Community Action Agency and Kansas City Academy. Check out www.milesbonny.com to learn more. Did we mention that he also just built a house for his family? By hand?

You can help bring Miles to Chicago for THE VERY FIRST TIME. Yeah, we can't believe it either. We’ll be hosting him at the Shrine which has seen some amazing shows in the past (Roy Ayers on his birthday, say what?!) and boasts one of the best sound systems in Chicago. Flying in from LA is one of Miles’ collaborators, producer, photographer, DJ, host on the influential KCRW in LA and one of the US’s biggest taste-makers: Anthony Valadez. Normally that would be enough for most crowds but, what is amazing without a pinch of magic? Also coming out to join in on the fun is the creator of Jazztronica, all the way from Austin, Texas: DJ Chicken George. If you are a fan of grown music, soulful music, baby-making music-and like to dance, then this is the show for you. Sweet Hot Soul will go down the last week of the summer. We are really going out in style here in Chicago before the long winter sets in. All of this is possible with our combined efforts and your help.

Embrace a unique opportunity to support a future Miles Bonny Bootlegs 2 release on vinyl.  You won't regret it. We first heard Miles' songs back in 2006 and were immediately hooked. Showered with hip-hop, his songs blossomed into wonderful future soul and R&B flowers over the years. His first album was just recognized by the BoomBox as one of '25 Slept-On R&B and Soul Albums of the Last Decade'. His most recent album, S3, has received high praise and excellent critical review worldwide and has led him to do extensive touring in Europe with label mates Brenk Sinatra and the Ruffcats. Miles’ growth has been organic and we’re sure it has been influenced by his work for others. His songs are touching in their simplicity and profound meaning, they are sexy in their jazzy vibes and horns yet also neck-snapping thanks to excellent producers. Let's join together for one big thank you. We imagine after building a house, making some music would be a nice way to unwind. Consider your contribution a housewarming gift. He records at home and has a lot of music to share but, not all of it gets pressed onto vinyl. Miles appreciates being close to his audience so it doesn't get any better than this. Imagine an infinity sign; the music starts out in his body, goes through the mic, gets pressed on vinyl, makes its way to our ears and finally rests in our hearts. Getting music pressed on vinyl gives us something to hold, something timeless. 

So, when's the last time you called your mama? ALL funding will go toward supporting a future Miles release and the expenses required to put on a show here in Chicago. Yes, all of it. We are keeping show costs as low as possible to help him out as much as we can but, we need your help. We have organized and arranged some pretty cool items and perks that any fan of Miles will love! We aren’t forgetting about our fam around the world, some of these were designed specifically with you in mind. If you’re in Chicago, you can come kick it with us and have a killer meal at one of our favorite spots in the city…or, you can go diggin’ for wax with Miles himself! We have personalized mixtapes, with one-of-a-kind J-cards, exclusive music and a sweet tee. Even if we don’t make our goal, all funds will go to helping Miles with a future release. Any amount is appreciated!

Even grandma has a Facebook. If you can't make a donation, we hope you’ll be down to help us spread the word.The more people know about this, the greater our chances of success. More importantly, if people aren’t familiar with DJ Chicken George, Anthony Valadez or Miles Bonny you can be the one to change their lives. Send them a few weblinks of Miles’ tracks or let them listen to a Jazztronica Mix…tell them when to tune-in to catch Anthony Valadez on air. We dare you. Music unites, folks. 

We'll take care of the rest. With your help, we can eliminate the need for sponsors, their input and bland venues and focus on what we do best. Cuerators has helped bring out world-famous acts like Hiatus Kaiyote and LeFtO. We are currently working on our Fall shows and have lots more in store for you! While helping out Hiatus Kaiyote, we saw how great Indiegogo can be as a tool to build bridges between artists and listeners; as fans of soul, r&b and hip-hop we have decided to reach out to like-minds to help us continue to nourish the human spirit through music. We can create this together!

Most of all, we really hope you can make it out to the show so we can all vibe as one and take in some of the best music being released today!

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  • $10USD
    Cuerators' Sampler

    Cuerators' very own D MOON prepares a wonderful mix for you with custom artwork by KING HIPPO. Think of this as a tasting menu for what you can find at the fine restaurant that is cuerators! If you go this route, rep your city in the comments so we can show you some love!

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  • $25USD
    Sweet Hot Soul Tee

    We have a sweet tee created specifically for Miles' inaugural Chicago visit and show. Tee will come with a ticket to the show.

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  • $50USD
    Exclusives CD

    Lovely people, Miles is being super generous with this one. He is sharing some unreleased, soon-to-be-released, exclusive material. This should hold you over until his next release and make you the envy of people all around the world. Exclusive CD includes a ticket to the show.

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  • $75USD
    Personalized Mixtape

    Miles will make a mixtape just for you! Simply include a theme or a request and he'll tailor it. We'll convert it to CD for you and our favorite Chicago/Chicagoland area artists will make a unique, one-of-a-kind, j-card for your tape. From Chicago, with love. Mixtape includes a ticket to the show.

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  • $100USD
    Dinner with Da Fam

    Are you ride or die? Come kick it with Cuerators and Miles Bonny for a very delicious dinner at one of our favorite spots in the city, we'll have plenty of food and wine served up family style. Guests will receive a ticket to the show and an exclusive CD with some unreleased but forthcoming material by Miles.

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  • $200USD
    Serenade Yo Mama

    Miles sings to yo mama/wife/girlfriend/twitter crush...he'll sing to the special lady in your life. How much do you love your mama? Select this item and he'll serenade her live at the show! (He can also call up your lady, or hit her up via Google Hangout or leave it on an outgoing message for her. Did you forget a birthday? We got you). Serenade comes with a ticket for you and your special lady.

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  • $300USD
    Dusty Groove Dig

    Did you know Miles spins? He is currently holding down a spot in Taos, New Mexico and if you're ever out there, look him up! Miles is a vinyl junkie so it should come as no surprise that he wants to visit the legendary Dusty Groove while he's here in Chicago and he'd like to visit it with you. Outing comes with a ticket to the show as well!

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