Stay Awake: Fugu Musk Debut EP Launch
Stay Awake was written and produced by Raf de los Reyes, a local independent musician. His band, Fugu Musk, is ready to show their debut EP to the world.
A Reward Project by Raf de los Reyes
Stay Awake is the first EP to be released by my band, Fugu Musk. It consists of six songs that were recorded, mixed, and mastered using the bare-bones equipment I own. Despite this, I am quite thrilled with what I have come up with and I am more than excited to share it with everyone. It took me three months of hard work to fine-tune these songs about wistful love, loneliness, crippling self-doubt, restless living, the inevitability of growing up, and the constant search for a place to belong in this world. If you find yourself aimlessly wandering around empty city streets, laying down in grassy fields looking at the stars, or sitting in forests with towering trees, I hope that Stay Awake accompanies you with the neverending hums and murmurs of waking life.
With your support, we will perform the songs from the EP live. These are songs I thought would never reach beyond my bedroom walls. This EP launch is the beginning of so much more opportunities and we are going all-out. The event will be held on October 13, a Friday, at 7pm in the time-honored Mow’s Bar. There will be other artists performing including Yūrei, Kaleidoscope Eyes, and Perkywasted, to name a few. This will be an event that celebrates the talent and creativity of local artists. Back this project and swing by to show your support for the music of local independent artists.
Event page: https://tinyurl.com/StayAwakeLaunch
Music has always been my passion. It is my way to connect to people as I express in music and lyrics the emotions I cannot otherwise verbalize. I tell a story through the music I compose -- through the lyrics and the music itself. It is a story that I think every listener becomes part of as they understand my music through their own experiences.
I learned how to play the drums at the age of seven, the guitar at the age of twelve. I worked hard and taught myself how to record, mix, and master everything. I started Fugu Musk about seven years ago with friends who have since have moved on to pursue other interests. Eventually, my good friends joined the band -- Riggs Chanco on bass and Rodge Chanco on drums. I have performed shows in malls and also multiple school-sponsored events, like in school fairs and proms. Recently, I’ve been performing in open mic nights as a one-man band in preparation for the release of this EP.
Moving Forward. With this funding, I plan to pour any profit I would gain right back into my music. I still have a long way to go, but I want to keep producing and performing music for as long as the road goes.
|September 11||Start of Campaign|
|September to October||Production of Rewards|
|October 10||End of Campaign|
|October 13||EP Launch|
|October to November||
Delivery of Rewards
|Setup and Platform||Php 8,000.00|
Exclusive goodies await the backers of this project: a CD copy of the EP with a bonus track and lyric booklet included, passes to the show, limited edition band stickers, t-shirts, and posters, and so much more!
Step 1: Choose your desired pledge. (How though? All of the pledge rewards sound good…)
Step 2: Click the “Back Project” button located below the pledge descriptions and follow the instructions provided by the Spark Team.
Step 3: Eagerly await the goodies in store for you!
Note: Your rewards shall be given during the EP launch. If you cannot make it to the EP launch, then they will be delivered to you (via shipping or meetup) and we will miss you.
Feel free to message us with your inquiries. (We stay awake all night.)
Contact Number: 0916-665-1085
Your support is much appreciated. See you at the show!
Php 30,000 is allotted for the individuals who are making this EP launch possible: the other performers, the graphic artist, the photographer, the videographer, and the host. Php 24,000 is allotted for the production of the EP itself and the band merchandise. Php 15,000 is for the venue cost. Php 8,000 is for the setup and platform cost. Php 5,000 is for the online marketing cost.
We will have your rewards ready for pick up during the EP launch itself. If you cannot make it to the EP launch, we will contact you to set a meetup or ship the rewards to you. We will cover the shipping costs, unless you are not located in the Philippines.
Depending on how much you are willing to pledge, there are corresponding rewards for you. Simply decide on your pledge amount and click the “Back Project” button located below the pledge descriptions. Soon after, you will be instructed to decide on your mode of payment. If you choose the Bank Deposit option, someone from the Spark project team will send you an email with further instructions. If you choose the PayPal/Credit Card option or the Dragonpay option, you will be redirected to their respective websites.
You may send your pledges through the PayPal/Credit Card option.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may send us a message on our social media accounts (facebook: facebook.com/FuguMusk or twitter: twitter.com/FuguMusk), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0916-665-1085 for any inquiries.