The Slim Man Band LIVE at Vicky’s
A double LIVE CD of mostly Slim Man songs, some Bona Fide tunes, and a few cool covers.
Slim Man just won Best Jazz Vocalist at the 2019 Coachella Music Awards. Fourth year in a row. He wants to put out a double LIVE CD. He knows it sounds a little crazy and a bit ambitious but let him tell you the story…
“I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. I moved to Palm Springs, California, a few years ago. Last October, I was asked to do a residency at a listening club outside of Palm Springs, a place called Vicky’s.
I put together a band, and we played every Wednesday night for 3 ½ hours, week after week, month after month. Some magic started happening on stage. We kept improving, learning new songs, crafting the catalog, honing the arrangements.
We’d play on a Wednesday night and then every Thursday I’d send the band my show notes, ideas on how to improve. We started getting better and better. We were hitting our stride.
After 8 months, and 32 shows, I decided to do a live recording of Our Big Finale, the last show of the season. Wednesday, June 5th, 2019. Vicky’s was packed. We played for 4 hours and 18 minutes.
When we went into the studio a couple days later to listen to the recording, I was apprehensive. Live CDs are tough to make. That’s why there are very few of them these days, and even fewer good ones. So we sat down in the studio and listened…
What came out of the speakers sounded really good. Song after song, the music was stellar. The performances were excellent. The 9-foot grand piano sounded glorious. The music had some sizzle. There was definitely some pep in the pepperoni.
We started out as a group of musicians, and over time became a band. And most important, the band is having fun. You can hear it on this recording.
I tried to create a set list that has peaks and valleys, a list that has highs and lows and in-betweens. I varied the tempos…some songs are slow, some are fast, and some are half-fast! We did lots of Slim Man songs, some Bona Fide songs, and a couple cool covers. It’s a wonderful mix of music.
We want to finish this project. And to get that done, we need some funding. And that’s where you Slim People come in. We need a minimum of $6,000 to get these songs mixed and mastered. And then there’s promotion. We want to hire the proper people to spread the word, to give it the best chance of success.
The more money we raise, the better chance for success.
I’ve done 2 LIVE CDs already. I’ve got a feel for this stuff. And I’ve run 4 successful Kickstarter campaigns. I haven’t had any complaints yet!
We’ve put together some very cool rewards. Kickstarter’s a great platform to find funding for creative projects you’re passionate about. And I’m passionate about this. I wouldn’t be putting this CD up on Kickstarter if I didn’t feel really good about this music.
So make a pledge, get cool stuff.
Thank you for listening. And thanks for the support.
Couldn’t do it without you Slim People.
Who loves ya?
Uncle Slimmy ”
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