Help FAME&FICTION Make A Record!!

FAME&FICTION is a queer-identified 6 piece alt-rock band residing in Nashville, TN. The group formed in August of 2016... and three days after their first rehearsal, they were playing a show at The Lipstick Lounge with some amazing crowd reaction! There's nothing like jumping in head first...right?

Fast-forward one year...

They are now gearing up to depart for their very first tour through the Midwest!!! The "FAME&FICTION DEBUT TOUR" is August 4th-12th and will touchdown in cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Kalamazoo and Indianapolis at some very reputable venues like the Hi-Fi Indy and the 331 Club. 

Collectively, FAME&FICTION write and develop songs around the energy of 6 talented souls rocking out in an east Nashville basement together. When they need to make money, the "Core 4" (Leah, Lauren, Owen and Trish) work as bartenders, servers or cooks...while two of the members (Kristen & Kelsey) are full-time touring artists.

This campaign has been created to give some much needed financial help to this promising new rock group.
They wish to:
1.) Get their music into the right hands (record labels, management, media, etc.)
2.) Make a professional 4-5 song EP that can be used in their Electronic Press Kit, get published on Spotify, iTunes and all of the other musical mediums online
3.) Help offset touring costs for their upcoming Fall Tour (dates TBD once crowdfunding campaign is complete)
4.) MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO!!! They definitely want to be seen as well as heard! Check out their Youtube channel here:

While FAME&FICTION's sound is alternative rock, all of these musicians are Nashville transplants and have vast musical backgrounds...which speaks to the magnetic power of Music City, USA.
Nashville is truly a town where anything goes, everyone seems to plays an instrument (well) and the bar is decidedly higher!

"In 2017, it feels like nobody makes albums anymore. Nobody plays/tours in a 6 piece band. Nobody needs to nail four part harmonies when a pedal or computer program can do it with ease. One DJ can move a crowd and beats are pre-programmed into their expensive software. The pop songs of 2017 are all highly controlled, compressed, auto tuned, subject neutered and bland. Like potato chips, we are meant to love a song at first listen and take it no further.
In the Trump era, where LGBTQ+ rights are under attack, the glass ceiling for women is thicker than ever, in an industry where women are expected to either be a girlfriend of a musician or a sexualized singer, and deep within the heart of Red Tennessee, FAME&FICTION has MUCH to say, to play and to celebrate."
-Kristen Ford, Lead Guitar 

Please consider helping FAME&FICTION pave the way to their goal of raising $10,000 towards recording a 4-5 song EP, so that they can start sending their music to industry leaders, festival committees and YOU! This is just the beginning of something quite woderful- and with your help, FAME&FICTION can start acheiving some real success in this highly competitive industry.

The band really appreciates the time you took to look at this Crowdfunding page! They will be promoting this campaign throughout their "FAME&FICTION DEBUT TOUR" from Aug 4th-12th and a few days following their return home, If you can share this page to your friends, and LGBTQIA+ related social media sites,  mailing lists, would be MOST GRACIOUSLY APPRECIATED!


Here is a list of Rewards that you can receive with your generous donation! 

Check it out!

$25 Donation:
Exclusive 1st single release a month before the album drops (delivered digitally with other surprises)

$50 Donation:
F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following Album Launch)

$150 Donation:
Individually signed tour poster and free entrance/signed CD at our Album Release Party (date TBD)

$250 Donation
Be a highlighted extra in the upcoming music video! Be FAMOUS with F&F (also a great reason to take a trip to Nashville!!)

$500 Donation
-Acoustic Brunch Show for your friends on a Sunday AM! This would be at your house or somewhere that has coffee!!! Livingrooms, kitchens, backyards...all work!
(offer good for cities up to 2 hours from Nashville, unless you're catching us on tour!)
-F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following album launch)

$1000 Donation
A lunch date with the band 
A night out with the band (Enter at your own risk!!!) :-)
F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following album launch)

$1500 Donation
A limo ride with the band to a show and exclusive backstage access, signed album and tour poster with a digital download of the music video post-production. 
F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following Album Launch)

$2000 Donation:
An entire day in the recording studio watching the band record thier very first professional EP...followed by a PROPER BBQ at the rehearsal house with epic acoustic jam
F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following Album Launch)

$2500 Donation:
***"FAMOUS FRIEND for Life" VIP Package
Always FREE Entrance and Backstage Access to any show FAME&FICTION performs, regardless of venue, 
FAME&FICTION will travel up to 6 hours to do a live performance in an arranged venue, your home, or they can do a live-streaming concert with social media shout outs and complete interaction with you and your guests! Lots of fun! 
F&F Swag bag with signed CD (Following album launch)


***Conditions do apply- we can only grant access to local shows. The band assumes no responsibility for transportation costs  or venue technicalities


  • Sharon Dearing 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
  • GoFundMe Team 
    • $1,000 
    • 61 mos
  • Sarah Rustenholtz 
    • $500 
    • 61 mos
  • Richard Ford 
    • $100 
    • 62 mos
  • Kate Conley 
    • $10 
    • 62 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Trish Noe 
Nashville, TN
Lauren Horbal