Eight-piece Gypsy brass band Black Masala has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for their new album.
The DC swing octet plans to enter the studio in May, and so they are hoping to raise $5,000 by May 15. If Black Masala raises any extra money, they will put it toward publicity and travel costs in support of a tour to support the album.
“The past three years have been a wild ride for Black Masala, the eclectic brass band from Washington, DC. The band has quickly become a crowd favorite and is excited to get into the studio and record a brand new album soon,” the band said on its Indiegogo page.
Contributors can donate amounts from $5 to $1,500. Perks and prizes for donating include:
- Black Masala’s New Album Bundles
- T-Shirt / Hoodie Bundles
- Singing Telegrams
- Skype or In-person Music Lessons with the Band Member of Your Choice
- Studio Invites to Sit-in on the Recording of Black Masala’s New Album
- Custom Artwork and Clothing
- VIP Passes to a Live Show of Your Choice
- Live Performance/Private Party Packages and Educational Clinics Packages
Watch a video of Black Masala performing “Super Good” at the 9:30 Club on Jan. 10, 2015, while opening for the Pietasters:
Black Masala won two 2013 WAMMIE Awards from the Washington Area Music Association for Best New Artist and Best World Album of the Year. Its members include:
- Mike Ounallah – Vocals, Drums, Percussion
- Kristen Long – Vocals, Percussion
- Monty Montgomery – Sousaphone, Vocals, Percussion
- Yannick LePage – Accordion
- Kirsten Warfield – Trombone
- Steven Cunningham – Trumpet
- Duff Davis – Electric Guitar
- Tomas Drgon – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
For more information on the band, visit its website at http://www.blackmasala.com. The band is offering a free track, “Bhangra V,” to visitors to http://blackmasala.com/dl. Enter code 2zci-ik3c.