Band needs new transportation to keep up with heavy touring schedule; seeks $20,000 by Easter Sunday
Posted: March 06, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category:General Artist Tags: SHINEBRIGHT Source: From Staff Reports
When a van has more than 300,000 miles, it's safe to say it's on borrowed time.
And BEC Recording artists Shine Bright Baby get this, and know that having a properly working vehicle is crucial for successful touring schedules--the lifeblood of any band.
The pop/rock group has crisscrossed the country countless times since purchasing their used 15 passenger van in 2012, and last year the band logged more miles than ever. With new music coming this year, the band is seeking to continue its aggressive touring schedule, and thus, is finding itself in need of a new van.
Despite being signed to a record label, there is no provision for equipment such as transportation and storage. Fans saw that last year in the wake of Shine Bright Baby's weather-related crash that destroyed their trailer.
Just as fans rallied to replace that trailer via crowdfunding, the band is once again turning to its base to help with the funding of a new van that can see them into this new phase of music and ministry.
"As you can see, this band has never been just been about us," lead singer Emily Fertig said a YouTube video to fans. "As uncool as van and trailers are, you guys have always understood how vital they are to our existence as a band. It's what gets us your city, your church, your community. There are so many incredible people we have met and not touring is simply not an option for us."
Via the Indiegogo platform, Shine Bright Baby is looking to raise $20,000 between now and Easter Sunday. They're offering a bunch of incentives to those who give, including personalized letters, signed copies of their current record, and special online acoustic shows and even a special Nashville weekend.