The Gypsy Lights EP

We're an indie-folk duo which harkens to the sound of folk rock favorites like Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Joan Baez. Help us to release our 1st EP!
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Dawn Dulin
Music
Seattle, Washington
United States
3 Team Members

Short Summary

We met in 2011 when Sarah began taking on the role of Yusif's business manager. It wasn't long before Yusif discovered Sarah's hidden talent as a vocalist and the decision was made to have her join the band, adding sweet melodic harmonies to Yusif's already distinct sound.

Since that time they have been writing and recording new music while completing three rigorous tours covering the US coast-to-coast. Now they need your help to officially launch their EP and continue work on the full-length album.

What We Need & What You Get

Our goal for this campaign is $5,000 and this is how we plan to use it:

$1,000 - Printing & Distribution A.K.A. Printing the first short run of the Limited Edition EP and cd case as well as packaging and shipping the first EP orders.

$1,500 - Music Video & Promotion A.K.A. Hiring a professional videographer to edit and film the music video for "Here In My Arms" and assist with additional short promotional videos and photography, including the video for this campaign. IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT YET, PLEASE DO, YOU MAY HURT HER FEELINGS IF YOU DON'T!

$750 - Merchandising A.K.A. Printing T-shirts, stickers, etc. The various schwag items you buy from us at our shows because you love us so much!

$1,250 - 2013/2014 Tour Support A.K.A. Gas is expensive and we need help getting to a city near you.

For each contribution made to help reach our goal we've designed some groovy rewards we hope you will like. We've put special effort in being sure we had plenty of rewards for you to have a chance at one-on-one time with the band, be that in a lesson, a home delivery or a live performance at your house!

If we aren't able to reach our goal :-( we will most likely need to delay the release of the full-length album. We are committed to fulfilling our rewards to you, so if we have to get day jobs to do it, we will!

The Impact

As a Kuwaiti-American, evacuted from Kuwait with his family during the Gulf War, Yusif has seen and experienced war first-hand. In a world that continues to be ravaged by war The Gypsy Lights have a positive and peace evoking message. Your contributions can help us share that with the world in an effort to continually make the world a better place.

Other Ways You Can Help

Much of The Gypsy Lights music focuses on themes of peace, love and anti-war sentiments, so please SHARE THE LOVE.

Every little bit counts so the simple act of "Liking" us on Facebook and sharing the link to our campaign, posting the link on your blog or website or just letting your friends know about us in a coversation can go a long way!

Participate Early!! We will be offering an Early-Bird special perk for those who contribute in the first week!  This will include an invitation to an exclusive private send-off show in early September before we venture off to LA.

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$3,662USD
raised in 1 month
73% funded
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on September 20, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Instant Gratitude

    A digital download of the EP plus ongoing exclusive updates

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $20USD
    Instant Gratitude Plus

    A digital download of the EP, exclusive band updates and an 8x10 print of the Limited Edition EP cover art signed by Yusif and Sarah

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $30USD
    Signed Sealed Delivered

    A signed copy of the Limited Edition EP and an 8x10 print of the Limited Edition EP cover art signed by Yusif and Sarah + "Instant Gratitude"

    6 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    The Merch Pack

    Newly redesigned T-shirt and decorative sticker + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    3 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD
    Teacher's Pet

    Receive a one-on-one lesson from Yusif in singing, songwriting or guitar via Skype + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $75USD
    Guest of Honor

    Receive 2 tickets to our gig in your closest major city (scheduled on the 2013/2014 tour route), includes pre-show meet and greet and a "beer with the band" after the show + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Gypsy Jukebox

    Pick your favorite song and we'll record an acoustic cover just for you + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $200USD
    Props & Extras

    Come be an extra in our music video (must be available for shooting Sept 2013 in Seattle) and take home 2 cue cards from our promotional campaign video + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    Promoter for the Night

    Private in-home show for you and up to 50 of your friends (scheduled on the 2013/2014 tour route) + "Instant Gratitude Plus"

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $500USD
    The VIP

    Your name in the liner notes of the Limited Edition EP, a sneak peek of "Here In My Arms" music video + "Merch Pack" + "Signed Sealed Delivered"

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,000USD
    The One & Only

    Give us your ideas, lyrics and theme and we'll write and acoustically record your song + "Merch Pack" + "Signed Sealed Delivered"

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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