This will cover the basic costs for production, artwork and manufacturing, guest musicians, mixing and mastering
Will also cover a promotional campaign for radio, online and social media marketing. Let's get this baby into as many people's ear drums as possible!
The Joel Havea Trio is: Joel Havea on vocals and guitar, Leo Lazar on drums and vocals and Arnd Geise on bass. The last few years has seen us develop into a very tight musical unit, no doubt a result of the countless shows we’ve played in clubs and festivals around Europe during this time.
Our last album “Setting Sail” (2017) was successfully crowdfunded using this platform, which is why we’ve decided to do it again for this project. Your support last time was amazing and it would be incredible to have you on board again and also welcome some new faces!
The next record “Ki ‘a Lavaka” is once again a colourful mix of music styles: e.g. blues & roots, soul, folk, funk, reggae and this time there are songs, which also take inspiration from traditional Tongan music. However we haven’t lost our distinctive sound; the foundation for the album was recorded, all together in one room at 106hz Studios in Hamburg, in minimal takes, in order to capture the energy and spontaneity of our now well-honed live show.
What is crowdfunding?
For those new to the concept, it is quite simple… If you want to get involved, you simply select from one of the great rewards on the right hand side. These rewards include things such as the new album on CD and vinyl, t-shirts, live concert packages, surprises packages and much more. Please take a look; there is something for everybody! If successful, the money raised from the campaign will directly go towards recording and producing our new album. If our goal is not reached, you’ll get your money back.
How does it work?
Either you choose from one of the rewards in the right column or alternatively chose an amount to donate and after entering your payment details, click on “Support Now”. Get on board and join the team today ☺
We’re asking for €15,000, however what we actually need to complete the record is €20,000 which would cover the costs to promote the album on all channels (e.g. media, print, online and radio).
Something has brought you here: you could be an old friend of ours, family (hi Mum!), perhaps you’ve seen us play a show over the past few years, or maybe a mate showed you “Setting Sail” or sent you a link to one of our videos.
Regardless of how you got here, we think we can assume that you’re a fan of good old-fashioned hand-made music?! If that statement rings true, then you know why you should support this project!
See below for a more detailed breakdown of the budget:
- Studio Costs: €5000
- Guest Musicians: €2500
- Mixing: €2000
- Mastering: €1500
- Photos, Artwork & Design: €1500
- Duplication: €3000
- Videos: €1500
- Startnext & Postage costs: €2000
If we reach our stretch goal of €20,000, we will be able to do a full promotional campaign to ensure the album gets heard far and wide!
As with “Setting Sail” - what you see is what you get.
There are no managers, producers, a label or anyone else floating around behind the scenes.
“Ki ‘a Lavaka” was completely written, arranged and produced by the JHT.
We’re once again very proud to be doing this project without any outside influences. But this also makes this crowdfunding campaign all the more important for us - we can’t do this without you!