Hey guys! Maggie McClure and Shane Henry here. Many of you may know us as separate solo artists. We are also a married couple. Naturally, over the past 5-10 years we've played hundreds of shows all over the United States as a duo and have developed a very special chemistry on stage together.
We are thrilled to announce we are joining forces to start a new band together called The Imaginaries. We've been talking about doing this for a long time and we've been writing songs for the project for a few years now. Many of you have been asking us when we are going to do a project together (other than holiday music). Well, NOW IS THE TIME and we couldn't be more excited about the new music/band! The new music is a chance for us to explore some uncharted territory musically and do it together. Nothing means more to us than to be able to share the process with each other (writing, recording, touring).
Now we are asking for you all to get involved and be a part of the making and release of our DEBUT ALBUM as The Imaginaries! We are raising funds to record and properly release our first ever album together as The Imaginaries (with all brand new songs)! Between the 2 of us we've written/released a dozen (!) albums to date, and we've learned so much along the way. We want to work with the best in the business on all fronts (from recording, to mixing, to graphic design, to video/photography, PR, etc.) and need your help in order to do so. THANK YOU for getting involved and helping us make this project a reality!
We've taken the first few steps as The Imaginaries by going to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL in April and recording/filming 2 brand new songs live with an amazing band for the OneMic Series (to be released soon)! We are more than committed to making this project a successful reality!
The Norman, Okla-bred singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, and The Real World, as well as in feature films Cowgirls N’ Angels, Christmas in the Heartland, and in a recent international commercial for Sam’s Club (in which she also plays the lead acting role). Her latest EP, "Color It Up" released worldwide in the Fall of 2017. Maggie has performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Madison Square Garden, and most everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.
Shane Henry, singer/songwriter/guitarist originally from Verden, Oklahoma, began his musical journey at 19 when he played 30 dates on the B.B. King Festival Tour opening for B.B. himself. Shane’s style has evolved over the years from a blues-influenced style to what is now a blend of rock, soul, blues, & pop. Shane has opened for Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Jonny Lang, & more and has performed at iconic venues such as the Hollywood Bowl. His new album Light in the Dark was released worldwide in the Spring of 2017 and was named one of the Top 20 Albums of 2017 by Blues Rock Review. TV shows like The Night Shift, The Young & The Restless & feature film Approaching The Unknown have recently featured Shane’s original music.
Here is a look of what your contribution will go towards!
Kickstarter Fulfillment Costs (T-shirt Printing, Pressing CDs, etc): $2000+
Kickstarter Payment and Processing Fees: approx. $500-$1000
How You Can Help:
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our music and our story. We are so excited to have you join us on this journey! Don't hesitate to reach out personally with any further questions about this campaign.
Risks and challenges
We are so grateful that Kickstarter exists and is such a powerful tool for artists today! We've put a lot of thought into this project. The $20,000 goal was set after months of thought and research, and is the minimum amount that will allow us to pull this off in a timely manner and at a high quality professional level. Thank you for getting involved and helping make this campaign a success! This is an "all-or-nothing" campaign. If for some reason we don't meet our goal of $20,000, your cards will not be charged.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter