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The Drum Fantasy album will be a one-of-a-kind recording documenting and featuring 10 of today’s top drummers! We are releasing it through PledgeMusic to help fund it and to help ensure you get the one of the greatest drum-centric albums ever!
The album will include 10 all-new songs written specifically to feature each drummer’s unique style and personality. Music director Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information) is the main composer and will be assisted by keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), Baron Browne (Billy Cobham/Vital Information), and Chrissi Poland (Scissor Sisters/Sam Moore). Vinny, Stu, Baron and Chrissi have worked closely with these drummers at 10 Drum Fantasy Camps – and they understand all the nuances of each player. It will be a drum-centric album like no other; exciting, inspiring, musical, and completely new.
The drummers on this album will include (scroll down to read more):
In addition to Stu, Baron Browne, and Chrissi, we’re working on additional DFC alumni to round out the band! Some past performers include Mike Stern, James Genus, Russell Ferrante, Tom Kennedy, John Benitez, and Oz Noy! Stay tuned!
Here is how it works: Pre-order this album right here! $15 gets you a download the minute the project is completed, and the download is included in all of the other great packages we’re offering. You will only be charged if we hit our goal.
Then, sit back and watch the album get made. We’ll document every moment and share those moments leading right up to the final release! This includes writing, rehearsal, and recording footage! SHARE this project on your social media for a chance to win some cool prizes!
We are living in an era of some truly fantastic drummers. From rock to metal, jazz, fusion, and beyond…so many players are pushing the art to new heights every day.
During the peak of the big band era, many of the great drummers were well-known by the general public. By the 1950s and ’60s, drummers were bandleaders and even celebrities. They would appear on late-night TV, host their own shows, and create multiple-drummer albums.
More recently, David Letterman and Seth Meyers have featured some great drummers on their shows. But at Drum Fantasy Camp, we feel like more should be done to document today’s players. And we think it’s our job to do it. We want to honor today’s great drummers – and inspire the people who love and appreciate them – by creating an all-star recording that perfectly captures each player.
We hope you will join us to help ensure this great project gets made!
Download the album the minute it’s finished – and begin receiving updates with actual session footage so that you can see how this landmark recording is being made!
You get the album download the minute it is completed PLUS an amazing sounding CD and collectors’ booklet! And you begin receiving updates with actual session footage so that you can watch this landmark recording as it is made!
You get the download, a high quality CD recording/full packaging, and a Drum Fantasy Camp T-Shirt like the one Dave is wearing in our video (sizes S to 4XL)!
You get the album download the minute it is completed PLUS the collectors’ CD AND a separate disc with play along mixes and charts for drums, keys, guitar, bass, and vocals!
You get the album download the minute it is completed PLUS the CD, the ‘Play Along’ package and very cool all-cotton Drum Fantasy Camp T-Shirt! Choose sizes small to 4XL!!
The download, the CD, the Play Along package, the T-Shirt, and a collector’s DVD featuring lots of session footage, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage of this landmark project! (NTSC format)
The download, CD, Play Along, T-Shirt, behind-the-scenes DVD, and your name not only in the liner notes but also the DVD credits…forever!
The download, CD, play along, T-Shirt, DVD, your name in the credits, and a splash cymbal personalized/signed by any one of the drummers on this album!
The download, CD, T-shirt, play along, DVD, and your name in the credits, PLUS a day at Music Annex NYC or Los Angeles! That’s a full-day master class with one of our DFC album drummers (date and instructors to be determined – we will contact each of you to work out dates for NYC and LA). Just 15 in the class!
You get to attend Drum Fantasy Camp as a VIP August 4-8, 2017, at Vic’s Drum Shop in Chicago! Four days of master classes with Steve Smith, Todd Sucherman, Will Calhoun, and more! Two concerts. Three jam nights. And…you get to hang in the Green Room with the artists for both shows and the jams – PLUS a private instructor dinner the first night!
Does not include hotel, travel or food.
Yep…you get to watch one of our recording sessions with a drummer of your choice (based on availability and schedule of the instructors, NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE AVAILABLE). Also includes the download, CD, play along, T-Shirt, DVD, name in the credits, and a signed cymbal!
Does not include travel, accommodations, food, or any other expenses to attend the session.
Your name will be “up in lights” both on the printed CD and the DVD as one of two Associate Producers! You can also choose one of the following: VIP camp experience, attending a recording session, or a Music Annex Master Class!
Does not include any travel, food, or accommodations.
Ever dream of working with TOP musicians? Collaborate with Music Director Vinny Valentino to compose and produce an entirely new tune! Includes Vinny on guitar, you on your instrument, and up to two additional musicians from our roster (based on availability). Does not include and studio fees. Publishing and distribution to be agreed upon prior to collaborating.
The ultimate honor: Executive Producer of the project in big, bold letters both on the CD and the DVD. Also includes Drum Fantasy Camp VIP experience AND attendance at a recording session (based on availability – NOT ALL INSTRUCTORS WILL BE AVAILABLE).
Does not include any travel, accommodations, or food.
Believe it! The band and one of our drummers will play a private show in your town! Band personnel subject to availability.
Venue/event details and accommodations must be approved by the band. Band travel, accommodations, instrument cartage/sound and food NOT included in the Pledge fee. Please contact us to work out all details prior to purchasing this package.