This letter is to my closest family and friends; the first people who have known me since I was little with my first 3/4 guitar, sitting at the piano before my feet reached the floor. You guys really know me. You have been watching me and my band Gypsy Temple evolve - maybe by coming to shows and maybe following me on social media. You know I am serious about this music career I have been going after literally since I was 10 years old. I am asking you to join me on this musical journey as we take these next steps now.
Gypsy Temple is finally about ready to put out our debut album, King Youngblood. We are in the studio recording vocals, mixing, and mastering. We can finally see a light at the end of this tunnel. Everyone who hears the rough mixes says this is going to be a terrific album. We feel the momentum building.
We are making great business progress too. We secured an incredible PR/Marketing Firm - XO Publicity. We have put together street teams and famous international engineers to help mix the album. We were just chosen for a pre-sale launch of the album with a company known for launching careers - PledgeMusic.com based in NYC and London and a promotion with NoiseTrade - all of which come after this first step.
Your donations now will be used to help us:
1. Finish mixing and mastering the album;
2. Secure all our copyrights and trademarks; and
3. Get all our marketing materials like videos and photo shoots done to get ready for the release of this album and the official public national launch of my musical career with Gypsy Temple.
Seattle is a music town that I am blessed to be part of. I am inspired by this city's musical history. Many of my musical heroes came up through the Seattle Music scene in the 1990s - folks like Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. My sound is unique but it does honor these great artists who came before me and built their careers touring and putting out great music well before the internet and social media. Unlike my heroes, I am blessed to have these online tools to help people discover me and the band and take us to the next step. I am also blessed to have you guys holding me up.
What matters to me is for you all to know how grateful I am for your support to me, my band and my parents Maurice and Lara. My parents have been so actively supportive all these years and now this thing has gotten bigger than our family. It is now about to go national and we have a chance to make history again in Seattle and beyond with you.
Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones
ps - for everyone who donates on this early stage Go FUND ME request, we will send you a solo acoustic version of me singing the very first song I wrote that started it all called Gypsy Temple. Just for you guys.
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