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Human Becoming

Sangster, née Afton Hefley, is FINALLY recording her debut EP! Pre-order it now by pledging & receive exclusive updates!

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Afton here. For those of you who do not know, I am Sangster.

I have written these 5 songs. I’ve been playing them out live, in many different band configurations for a while now, and now it’s time to record them.

These songs are my first songs I have ever finished. They create a picture of this crazy journey I’ve been on throughout the last 10 years of my life. They tell of the struggle of being present and elude to hope for the future.
I initially shaped these songs and in return, they have shaped me. Now it’s time that they are released from me and shaped by the listener, you.
We’re all on our own personal journeys and I can only hope that the telling of mine, in this medium of song, may provide some solace or camaraderie; the wonderful feeling that you’re not alone in this.

I’ve enlisted quite a menagerie of musicians, visual artists, specialists, and professionals to join me in making this EP and Pledge campaign something truly special.

In order for of this to happen, I need help.

A $10 pledge will afford you a digital download of the new EP, once it’s finished, as well as exclusive updates from myself and the team. And if you’re feeling charitable, supportive, excited, or tempted, I have put together some pretty incredible, if I do say so myself, exclusives! Have a look and know that I SO appreciate anything to help this campaign become a success.

And it’s not just about making this EP. 5% of my earnings will go to the ASPCA, “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

I look forward to sharing MORE, soon. Happy pledging!!

x

Af

…aka Sangster

http://thesangster.com/

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to ASPCA.

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AccessPass: Human Becoming

Human Becoming
$10
10.00
Available

These are the songs that I shaped. In return, they’ve shaped me. I’ve held onto them, only every so often playing them out live, for long enough now, and now they will be shaped by you, the listener. The songs are about becoming – my journey.

Eco-friendly Coffee Sleeve made by Sangster!

Eco-friendly Coffee Sleeve made by Sangster!
$15
15.00
Available

Receive an eco-friendly, crocheted coffee sleeve made by me! Why use those paper ones from the coffee shop when you can re-use a handmade, soft, attractive, and heartfelt sleeve made by Sangster?! PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Personalized Postcard

Personalized Postcard
$15
15.00
Available

A unique postcard picked out just for you from my travels with a special message and thank you from me. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed 8x10 Sangster Photo

Signed 8x10 Sangster Photo
$15
15.00
Available

Receive an 8×10 signed photo of Sangster. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed CD of the new EP

Signed CD of the new EP
$20
20.00
Available

The new EP in CD form, signed and numbered! PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signature Guitar Pick Set

Signature Guitar Pick Set
$25
25.00
196 left

Receive a set of 2 exclusive, signature Sangster/Human Becoming guitar picks! PLUS the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed Set List

Signed Set List
$25
25.00
12 left

A set list from a recent show, right from the stage, footprints and all, signed! PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed 'Human Becoming' Poster

Signed 'Human Becoming' Poster
$30
30.00
196 left

You will receive a numbered poster featuring the artwork from the new EP, ‘Human Becoming’, by artist, Bridget Klappert, signed by us both. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Ask Afton! (advice/therapy session)

Ask Afton! (advice/therapy session)
$35
35.00
Available

I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two in my day. I also like to think that I sympathize and listen well. I’m very intuitive and will listen to your dilemmas and offer advice if you like! Life’s hard. Let’s talk about it :) We’ll set up a Skype call for half an hour via e-mail. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Original Handwritten Chart

Original Handwritten Chart
$40
40.00
Available

Receive a quality, handwritten (by me!) chart (handwritten music on manuscript paper) of any ONE song of your choosing from the EP, signed with a personalized “thank you” cover sheet. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Original Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Original Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$40
40.00
Available

The song of your choosing, written out by hand in a very special way by me and signed with a personalized thank you cover sheet. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

One Original Sangster Album Flat by Bridget Klappert!

One Original Sangster Album Flat by Bridget Klappert!
$45
45.00
47 left

Receive a quality, numbered album flat of one of the five original pieces of Sangster inspired art done by the sole-contributing visual artist for this project, Bridget Klappert, herself. Each piece inspired individually by each song. You choose which one you want. PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Interview Me!

Interview Me!
$50
50.00
Available

Let’s chat for a few on Skype or 20 questions via e-mail. Anything you want to know, I’ll answer. I’m an open book! PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Music Lesson with Afton via Skype

Music Lesson with Afton via Skype
$60
60.00
Available

I’m a private music teacher by day and will give you a 1 hour lesson via skype covering anything from piano, guitar, singing, and/or basic musicianship, to ear training and theory! Scheduling will be done via e-mail.

I will crochet you an infinity scarf!

I will crochet you an infinity scarf!
$70
70.00
Available

I love crocheting. I love making scarves for family and friends and will make you one of your own color choice! PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

The Art Lover's Package

The Art Lover's Package
$70
70.00
99 left

Receive a numbered copy of the EP on CD, one album flat, of your choosing, of the 5 pieces of Sangster inspired art by album artist Bridget Klappert and a personalized postcard chosen by me from my travels with a personalized note. A $110 value!
PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

A One-Of-A-Kind Pillow Case by Bifftastica!

A One-Of-A-Kind Pillow Case by Bifftastica!
$80
80.00
20 left

My sister is a prolific, creative, and a very successful handmade artist/guru called Bifftastica. She’s teamed up with the the sole-contributing visual artist for this project, Bridget Klappert, to creatively assemble her one-of-a-kind pillow cases made from fabric printed with Bridget’s album art on them. You will receive one pillow case of your choosing from all five original pieces. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

All 5 Handwritten Lyric Sheets

All 5 Handwritten Lyric Sheets
$80
80.00
Available

Handwritten (by me!), quality copies of the lyrics from all 5 of the songs from the EP with a personalized thank you cover sheet. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

All 5 Original Handwritten Charts

All 5 Original Handwritten Charts
$80
80.00
Available

Receive 5 quality, handwritten (by me!) charts (handwritten music on manuscript paper) of all 5 of the songs from the EP with a personalized thank you cover sheet. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

The VIP Package

The VIP Package
$80
80.00
99 left

You will receive a copy of the EP on CD, signed and numbered. A ‘Human Becoming’ poster, numbered and signed by both myself and Bridget Klappert. A signed set list from one of my shows. A quality, handwritten (by me!) chart (handwritten music on manuscript paper) of any ONE song of your choosing from the EP, signed with a personalized “thank you” cover sheet.

A $90 value PLUS, you will receive an EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOM ‘Sangster/Human Becoming’ VIP (very important pledger) LAMINATE PASS labeled WITH YOUR NAME!!!!
This is ONLY included in this package deal.

PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Come to a recording/mixing session in LA!

Come to a recording/mixing session in LA!
$100
100.00
Available

Be a fly on the wall and come to one of the recording or mixing sessions. We’ll work out the best time via e-mail and make it happen. Traveling and accommodations must be provided by pledger. Watch how it all comes together!
PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

The Ultimate Package!

The Ultimate Package!
$100
100.00
96 left

Receive a unique postcard picked out just for you from my travels with a special message and a “thank you” from me, a set of signature Sangster guitar picks, a signed and numbered copy of the new EP on CD, and a poster of the album artwork by Bridget Klappert signed by both myself and Bridget.
A $110 value!
PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

The Music Lover's Package

The Music Lover's Package
$110
110.00
Available

Receive a one hour private music lesson from me via Skype, a copy of the new EP on CD, signed and numbered, AND a quality, handwritten (by me!) chart (handwritten music on manuscript paper) of any ONE song of your choosing from the EP, signed with a personalized “thank you” cover sheet.
A $120 value!
PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

All 5 Original Sangster Album Flats by Bridget Klappert!

All 5 Original Sangster Album Flats by Bridget Klappert!
$200
200.00
50 left

A $25 savings!
Receive all 5 quality, numbered album flats of the five original pieces of Sangster inspired art done by the sole-contributing visual artist for this project, Bridget Klappert, herself. Each piece inspired individually by each song. PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Be My Guest!

Be My Guest!
$200
200.00
Available

You will be on my guest list, meaning you get in for free at 2 of any of my shows and will have VIP seating and invited to hang backstage after the show. AND you will receive a custom Sangster/Human Becoming VIP (Very Important Pledger) LAMINATE PASS labeled with your name!
PLUS, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates. WFTW, most of my shows are in Southern California or Oklahoma. All travel and accommodations must be provided by the pledger.

Cover Song of Your Choice

Cover Song of Your Choice
$250
250.00
10 left

You name the song (within reason) and it will be covered in a very unique way. You’ll receive a private YouTube link to the video of my rendition! PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

All 5 One-Of-A-Kind-Pillow Cases by Bifftastica!

All 5 One-Of-A-Kind-Pillow Cases by Bifftastica!
$375
375.00
4 left

My sister is a prolific, creative, and a very successful handmade guru called Bifftastica. She’s teamed up with the album artist herself, Bridget Klappert to creatively assemble her one-of-a-kind pillow cases made from fabric printed with Bridget’s album art on them. You will receive ALL 5 pillow cases from the 5 original pieces by Bridget. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Go on a date with Keith Woolf, my videographer

Go on a date with Keith Woolf, my videographer
$400
400.00
2 left

You will receive a date with Keith Woolf, my videographer. He’s a dapper dan and a gentleman and knows how to take someone out. Meet him for dinner and drinks. Talk about all the juicy Sangster gossip, get some advice on the game of pool, discover more about the most interesting man in our world, and yes, maybe even find love! All planning will be done through me via e-mail. SLGBT, all welcome! PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Like Billiards?

Like Billiards?
$500
500.00
Available

I play 8-Ball a lot. That’s pool for those of you who may be scratching your head.
Come hang with myself, my vibes player and MD, Nick Mancini and my videographer, Keith Woolf and play a few racks with us at our favorite spot in LA (we usually play into the wee hours of the morning). All planning will be done via e-mail. Plus, you will receive the EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

Acoustic House Concert

Acoustic House Concert
$1,000
1000.00
Available

Your place. You pick the songs, originals and/or covers, for an acoustic evening of music with just me and a guitar and/or piano. Keep in mind, travel and accommodations must be provided by the pledger and is not included in this pledge fee. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

A Duo Concert with Nick Mancini

A Duo Concert with Nick Mancini
$2,500
2500.00
Available

I’ll come to your place with vibraphonist extraordinaire, Nick Mancini, to perform our duo set of originals and covers for you and all your friends. Keep in mind, travel and accommodations must be provided by the pledger and is not included in this pledge fee. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

My Very First Guitar, EVER

My Very First Guitar, EVER
$3,500
3500.00
1 left

The first guitar I ever bought with my own money is an Ovation Standard Elite LX. Yes, I am offering it to you, the pledger. I used this guitar to write all 5 of the songs and it has been my guitar of choice for many of my gigs. I’ve had a wonderful 8 year run with this guitar and it’s time for it to make some new music with a new owner. It’s in great condition and sounds incredible plugged in. It also looks incredible, so even if you don’t play and just want to own this beauty, signed, it will look wonderful on a wall. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates. E-mail me at info@thesangster.com for more pictures and more info on the guitar. Shipping IS included in pledge amount.

Sangster - a full band house concert

Sangster - a full band house concert
$5,000
5000.00
Available

Myself, Nick Mancini on vibes and keys, my producer and harmonica player Ross Garren, my backing vocalist Rachel Cordy, & my bassist (TBD) will come to you and put on a full concert in your house for you and all of your friends! Keep in mind, travel and accommodations must be provided by the pledger and is not included in this pledge fee. PLUS, you will receive the new EP download and access to the exclusive updates.

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