Cura Cura is Rock-Soul-Medicine spearheaded by Patrick Surdam (vocals/ guitar), Sam McGarrity (guitar/vocals/ keyboards) both of 'The Nice Ones', Maryn Azoff (vocals/percussion) of 'Tribe of Love' and Elea Wilder (violin).
The album will feature additional collaboration by Dillon Halas (bass) and Tyler Beaujon (drums) both of ‘The Nice Ones," and Susanna Raeven(vocals/percussion) of 'Tribe of Love'.
Cura Cura's songs are simultaneously churning, ethereal, tender, sweet and emotionally rich, taking audiences on a journey through darkness and back into light. The music is in its essence, shadow work.
Songwriter Patrick Surdam says,
"In these songs I am saying "This is my broken heart, this is my longing, this is my confusion, this is my anger, this is my sadness. Being fearless in this type of exposure as an artist, was the most healing thing I could think to do; just put it out there, reveal it. As this process of singing out the shadows evolved, the light started to come in…this album features the first song I’ve ever written that is ‘happy’ all the way through, which was a surprise really, but felt good. Hopefully there will be more of those as we continue to write-I think there will be.”
We have a few songs already recorded and mastered and the rest have all been written, but we need to record and mix the rest of the songs and master the entire album. These funds will cover approximately 12 days at Stone Studios in Lakeville, CT with Recording Engineer and Producer Graham Stone where we will finish tracking, mixing and mastering. Additionally these funds will cover album art and publishing. In short, these funds will be used to see this project all the way to completion.
Here is what we have for you for your kind support. You are welcome to share any amount at all. Even $5 helps, but if you have the inclination and ability to share more we will be so grateful and we have some nice offerings for you:
$5 - you will receive our sincere gratitude and a Cura Cura bee sticker (100 available)
$20 - you will receive an advanced copy of the album (unlimited available)
$50 - you will receive a limited edition Cura Cura T shirt and advanced copy of the album (100 available)
$100 - you will receive an autographed limited edition Cura Cura bee print with original artwork by Patrick Surdam and an advanced copy of the album (50 available)
$150 - you will receive autographed limited edition Cura Cura bee print with original artwork by Patrick Surdam, a limited edition T-shirt and an advanced copy of the album (50 available)
$200 - you will receive one private one hour guitar lesson either in-person or via teleconferencing with Sam and an advanced copy of the album (5 available)
$250- you will receive a private one hour "Songwriting Session" either in-person or via teleconferencing with Patrick with advice and pointers and an advanced copy of the album (3 available)
$300 - you will receive a private 2 hour Vocal Transformation Session either in-person or via teleconferencing with Maryn and an advanced copy of the album (3 available)
- A Vocal transformation session is a new approach to reclaiming the power of your voice. Whether you are desiring to be a singer, increase your range, or just want to be more confident in your expression, this class will reconnect you to the power that your voice holds, help you build the confidence to share yourself and learn proper vocal technique for both speaking and singing.
$500 Cura Cura will record for you and give you a digital copy of a cover song of your choice and you will receive and an advanced copy of the album (5 available)
$1500 Cura Cura will provide you with a Casual Intimate Acoustic Performance for your personal audience of up to 50 people and you will receive an advanced copy of the album. Travel expenses are not included (5 available)
$2000 - You will be invited to attend a recording and tracking session with Cura Cura at Stone Studios in Lakeville, CT and to dinner afterward with the band. (We have been known to be a lot o f fun to hang with.) You will be thanked on the album liner notes and you will also receive an advanced copy of the album (5 available)
$4000 Executive Producer Credit - you will receive everything above plus liner note Executive Producer credit (3 available)
$5000 - you will receive 2 private lessons each with Maryn, Pat and Sam plus you will be invited to attend a recording and tracking session with Cura Cura at Stone Studios in Lakeville, CT and to dinner afterward with the band, plus Executive Producer Credit on the liner notes. You will also receive an advanced copy of the album.
$10,000 - Cura Cura, known to write a few very romantic-in-a-fun-way songs, will write a custom wedding proposal song, perform it live for and/or with you and make a professional quality video of the occasion for posterity (or to upload on the internet if you choose.) You will also receive Executive Producer credit on the liner notes, a t-shirt and Pat's print, plus an advanced copy of the album.
It is not too early to think about holiday gifts. Does someone you know want to up their game with some voice, guitar lessons or songwriting lessons from any of the 3 of us. Would a friend like help writing a song for a specific occasion? If you would like combinations of these offerings which are not listed, please contact us to negotiate. We are happy to accommodate your wishes.
And please help us create this work by sharing this campaign widely. Put it on Facebook, send it via email, help us to get the word out. Thank you so much!
We hope to raise the full amount we are seeking in this campaign, but rest assured that if we do not, we have other fundraising possibilities. We promise you that the album will be made so donate freely knowing you are definitely a collaborator in something that will be born!
This is a Cura Cura song called "33" we have already completed for the album :
Cura Cura "Varuna" video:
Click for an rave review of a show we recently did at The Down County Social Club in Sheffield, MA
Please find more music by members of Cura Cura following these links:
The Nice Ones:
Tribe of Love:
Thank you in advance so much, loves and a reminder to share, share, share the link to this campaign!
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