Robert Bruey, a Southold singer-songwriter, is planning to record his third studio album and he is asking for fans’ help through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Bruey is seeking $8,000 to finance the new record, which he is working on with two-time Grammy winner Ben Wisch. The album will consist of original compositions Bruey has written over the past couple years.
Among the musicians who will be featured on the album are Jon Preddice of Miles to Dayton, Jean-Paul Vest of Last Charge of the Light Horse and Jack Licitra of Jack’s Waterfall and The Waterstreet Blues Band. Bruey’s wife, Dana, sings harmony.
The $8,000 is to help finish recording then mixing and mastering the album, creating album artwork, pressing CDs, planning a CD release show and promotion.
If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, backers who pledged $10 will receive a digital download of the album and a personalized post card. A $25 pledge earns a hard copy CD, signed by Bruey, plus post card.
There are further awards for higher pledge levels. At the top of the range, for $500 Bruey will perform a private concert, and for $1,000, he’ll not only put on a show in a backer’s home, but also prepare a shepherd’s pie dinner for 10.
So far, Bruey has 13 backers and has raised $927. However, if he does not meet the $8,000 goal in the next 37 days the pledges will be voided.
Learn more at kickstarter.com.