Hello Sultans of String fans, friends & music lovers,
2010 JUNO Award Nominees and Canadian Folk Music Award winners SULTANS OF STRING, are heading back to the studio to record their fourth CD… with a SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! And you can help them get their record out!
Sultans of String had their triumphant live orchestra debut under the direction of Maestro John Morris Russell, Conductor of Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Stunning beautiful arrangements were created by Rebecca Pellett, an illustrious composer who has arranged for the Toronto and Windsor Symphony Orchestras, True North Brass, and several IMAX and Hollywood film productions.
Their new recording will feature Sultans of String accompanied by a full Symphony Orchestra, serving up their genre-bending, spicy stew of Spanish Flamenco, French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Middle Eastern Folk, and Cuban rhythms. “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Pavlo and Jesse Cook), dueling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook) and Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba)!
Watch some examples of them with the wonderful Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra:
Sultans of String are very excited about their new songs, which include:
• Monti’s Revenge, inspired by the classic Hungarian Czardas by Vittorio Monti
• Palmas, a powerful rumba flamenco written by Eddie
• Will You Marry Me?, a quirky and touching marriage proposal song written by Chris
• Despegando, a suspenseful dramatic piece written by Rebecca, commissioned for this recording
• And Symphonic versions of our greatest hits including Luna, Josie, Alhambra, Al Vuelo, Sable Island and Road to Kfarmishki!
THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
The Sultans’ budget to make another JUNO Award quality CD with a SYMPHONY is $60,000, and they’re hoping to raise $30,000 with this Kapipal. They are independent recording artists with no record company support, so they need to raise money right away to start production!
YOU CAN HELP by pledging your support. They have some incentives to encourage your support and you can truly become part of this journey with the Sultans of String. The more you give, the more you get! (Great for family, corporate, birthday and holiday gifts — you can opt for a bunch of their current titles for gifts for this season.)
Here are some super-fancy rewards you receive:
$20 Beautifully designed, personally signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the streets!
$100+ Signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the street, plus 4 more CDs of your choice from their collection (5 CDs total), plus 2 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!
$200+ Up to 10 CDs as above, 4 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!
$500+ Up to 30 CDs as above, 5 autographed concert posters, 6 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!
$1,000+ Up to 30 CDs and credit as above, plus a Sultans of String duo Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 50 friends, within a two hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!
$2,500+ Up to 100 CDs and credit as above, plus a full band Sultans of String Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 100 friends, within a three hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!
$5,000+ All of the above (up to 200 CDs), plus a full band public Sultans of String or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert within a 5 hour drive of Toronto (or further if we are on tour in your area), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!
$10,000+ All of the above (up to 400 CDs), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!
$20,000+ All of the above (up to 1000 CDs), plus an Executive Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover, and name your reward! (email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss)
Together we can make this happen —
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MUSIC!