Hi, I'm Carly! I write music under the moniker Carlz Barkley
, and I need your help so that I may release my second album of original songs.
My childhood, full of community choir practices and singalongs at family gatherings, instilled in me a giant love of music. Hell-bent on spreading music appreciation to youth, I became a music teacher. As a way to process my emotions and promote the concept of music as self-care, I became a songwriter.
As a songwriter and recording artist, I've been so grateful to learn how to write from the heart, shape my sound, and build on my technique.
The process of creating this album has been a challenging, do-it-yourself, solo effort. From writing songs from scratch, to recording demos in my bedroom, to workshopping the songs at shows in friends' basements, to recording aaaalmost completed tracks in my best friend's living room, I have never helmed such an involved project before this.
I would love for all of these efforts to culminate in a quality-sounding, beautifully decorated vinyl record, as well as a week-long promotional tour for the album. For this, I will need your help!
Please consider donating as much as you can to help me reach my goal. If you could share this campaign with others, it would mean the world to me!
The funds you help raise will go to:
1. Paying a professional sound engineer to mix and master the album (around $1000.)
2. Pressing the album to vinyl (around $1,200.)
3. A week-long tour to celebrate the album release. This includes gas money, merchandise, and some hot meals for the touring band members (around $800.)
I hope to complete this album and begin booking the tour by Spring 2018!
I'm so freaking grateful for you! To show my appreciation, here are some rewards for those of y'all who donate:
If you can donate up to $5 I'll send you a personal thank you email with a .gif that I pick out especially for you.
A $10 donation will earn you a personalized thank you video!
A $20 donation will get ya a CARLZ BARKLEY T SHIRT!
For $30 you'll get a copy of the album (vinyl record plus download code) and your name in the credits!
For $50 you'll get a T shirt, a cute frame-worthy drawing, a copy of the album and your name in the credits!
For $100 I will write and record a personalized song about you or your pet, plus all of the above.
$200 will earn you all of the above, plus a ukulele, guitar, or vocal lesson at your house or via skype.
$1,000 will earn you a LIVE CARLZ BARKLEY show in your own home, plus all of the above!
THANK YOU. I'm so grateful for the community of supportive folks in my life, and can't believe how lucky I am to be doing what I love, surrounded by people that I love.
Y'all are the raddest!