The Mariachi Ghost - Full Length Album

Help us record our first full-length album: a unique musical fusion of Mexican folk music, progressive rock, spaghetti-western soundtracks, and jazz!
Mariachi-ghost Ánimas
4 Team Members

Hello. We are The Mariachi Ghost.

We're an 8-piece band from Winnipeg, Canada. We play the trumpet, the tarima, the jarana, electric instruments, congas, drums, and even a donkey's jawbone (or quijada).


We make our music by combining traditional Mexican folk music with progressive rock, spaghetti-western instrumentals, and jazz to create a sound that is unique and haunting (HEAR US ON SOUNDCLOUD).

We have been honing our sound for the last 5 years. Now we are ready to show it to the world. We need your help to record a full-length album.

Your contribution will help us cover the costs of recording and producing this 10 song concept album that will seamlessly shift between our various musical styles, telling the story of the Mariachi Ghost. To make this vision come alive, we have already drafted Juno award-winning producer Benoit Morier.


To make this project a masterpiece, we need to raise $10,000 beyond the funds we have already secured. Your contributions will help to pay for the recording, producing and mixing of this new album.


In exchange for your donation to our campaign, we have worked on finding you perks that will get you excited: everything from copies of our limited-edition EP to custom Mariachi Ghost art to a hand made cajon drum crafted by one of our members.

But wait - there's more! When our campaign hits $10,000, all of our contributers have access to our Stretch Goals - perks that are going to make the end product something even more special! Check out these goals below!


The Mariachi Ghost has conquered the greatest stages and festivals in Manitoba as a live act incorporating 8 musicians and up to 10 dancers. Our self-produced EP, Machete, made it to number 4 on the college radio charts across Canada and our YouTube videos have more than 10,000 views. We have worked very hard and we want to continue to do so. We believe our band is ready to showcase our blend of Manitoba-made, Mexican-influenced music around the world.

If you can't help us with money, you can still help us by sharing this campaign story on Facebook and Twitter.

Our eternal gratitude,

The Mariachi Ghost



MG Campaign Stretch Goals


$10,000: Let's celebrate! Every donor gets a free bonus download link to a studio demo version of our song, Sweet Water, where Spaghetti Western meets Cumbia!

$11,500: We will produce a Vinyl LP version of the album (donors can upgrade to vinyl for additional fee)!

$13,000: We'll record a sponsor's choice bonus track on the new album. This will be a traditional Mexican song chosen by you – every donor to this Indiegogo campaign!

$15,000: We'll add a special Mariachi Ghost comic book strip to the liner notes of every first printing CD, drawn by a professional comic book artist!

$20,000: We'll record a full-blown Spaghetti Western-style music video of one of our singles from the new album. All donors will be invited to join as extras on the set!


Find This Campaign On
raised by 157 people in 1 month
110% funded
No time left
$10,000 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 20, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5CAD
    New single: Frostbite

    We recently recorded a dreamy song about the winter. It was produced by Sandy Taronno of Indicator Indicator and Quinzy. You can have it as a digital download.

    1 claimed
  • $10CAD
    Album Preview: Studio Demos

    We have also been working in the studio to tighten up our tunes. You can have 3 of our live studio demos ? our new single, "Frostbite", as digital downloads.

    1 claimed
  • $20CAD
    New Album (Digital Edition)

    You'll get a digital download of the album you are helping us to make, sent as soon as it's ready ? 3 of our live studio demos ? our new single, "Frostbite" to tide you over.

    41 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $35CAD
    New Album Collector's Pack!

    We will give you a first-edition print of the album you are helping us to make ? our Machete EP (2011), each in physical form and digital download ? the "Frostbite" single ? 3 studio demos. Add $5 for international shipping.

    34 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $60CAD
    Limited MG T-shirt Pack

    You can have one of our awesome limited-edition Mariachi Ghost T- shirts ? all of the previous perks. Available for men and women. Add $5 for international shipping.

    32 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100CAD
    Full Fantom Pack

    With this perk, we will add your name into the liner-notes of our new CD, to be recognized for all eternity! ? we will send you a hand-written thank-you letter signed by every member of the band ? a limited-edition Mariachi Ghost T- shirt ? our new album ? Machete EP ? new "Frostbite" single ? the 3 studio demos. Jeepers!

    15 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $125CAD
    Secret Show Party!

    With this perk you'll receive the Full Fantom Pack ? an invitation to a secret Mariachi Ghost concert in Winnipeg!

    11 out of 35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    Alec Dempster Linoleum Print!

    Mexican-Canadian artist and Son Jarocho musician Alec Dempster has generously donated a 22 x 30 inch linoleum reduction print of his work intitled "Tourism" (check the gallery for a picture of it).

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $250CAD
    Original Mariachi Ghost Art

    With this perk you'll receive the Full Fantom Pack ? a piece of original art created by our AMAZING make-up artist and Mariachi Ghost designer, Amy Wood!

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $300CAD
    Cajón a mano!

    With this perk, you get a cajón drum which will be hand made and signed by Mariachi Ghost's "Jaranero," Gabriel Fields. Plus, you will receive the Full Fantom Pack.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500CAD
    Live Serenata

    Want to propose to your girlfriend? With this perk, The Mariachi Ghost Quartet will play 30 minutes of acoustic music LIVE at the location of your choice (only available in Winnipeg, Canada, unless you also have access to a private jet). We'll also make sure to get you the Full Fantom Pack.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $2,000CAD

    With this perk, you'll receive A FULL-BAND, FULL-SET, MARIACHI GHOST SHOW IN YOUR HOME OR OTHER VENUE! Plus, join us on-stage with your new hand-made CAJÓN! We'll play a special request dedicated to your loved one. Throw the party you'll always be remembered by! Available only in Winnipeg, unless otherwise negotiated. (You provide the venue, and we'll provide the sound.)

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
Do you think this campaign contains prohibited content? Let us know.
Other Campaigns You Might Like