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      Join Deep Street Soul in Europe

                      

  Ever been offered an opportunity of a lifetime,

but need some cash to make it happen?

Welcome to our Pozible campaign!

 

How we got here:

In 2010, we toured our debut album across Europe and the UK, playing headline shows at Cargo (London), Band on the Wall (Manchester), ‘St.Ex’ (Bordeaux), Tempo Club (Madrid), ‘The Yardbird’ (Birmingham) as well as shows in Getafe, Grenada, Bristol and Leeds.

We were blown away with how loyal our fans were and we headed back to Australia with plans to return the following year and showcase the new album.

 

Unfortunately the GFC had other plans, so the tour was shelved. In late 2012, Glastonbury Music Festival booker Malcolm Hayes caught our show at the Australian World Music Expo in Melbourne and invited the band to join the epic 2013 line up.

 

Why we're here:

 

So here we are, planning the tour, booking gigs, racking up the credit card debt. So far the dance card is looking pretty healthy with shows at Glastonbury, Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival as well as club dates across the UK, Spain and France.

We've saved like crazy, and we're pretty close, but unfortunately, some gigs we were counting on for money fell through, and now we’re short.

We know what a special and unique breed you soul/funk aficionados are, and we’re appealing to your passion for the genre to make sure the exotic funk sounds from the antipodes can fly north for the European summer.

 

What we need from all our funk brothers and sisters is a little helping hand to make this all a reality by pledging your contributions. But we’ve made sure you get some decent value for your hard earned dollars.

In exchange for your pledges, we're ready  to reward you by bringing you along for the ride, if not physically, at least in spirit, by including you in the DSS extended family as much as possible.

 

We've thought long and hard and devised a bunch of tasty treats to make your contributions worth your while and show our appreciation.

 

What the bean counters say:

To give you an idea of what costs we’re up for, and what your pledges will go towards, check this out:

- International flights

- Domestic flights

- Train transport

- Van hire and petrol

- Backline hire

- Accommodation

- Daily expenses

- Visas

- Insurance

- International drivers licence

- Promo and publicity


Now, over to you:

Become part of the Deep Street Soul family by pledging your support, and help us make this tour the awesome experience it should be.

 

Get inspired:

 

"Love this band & all they do. Help them out and support Aussie funk on the international stage by pledging to their Pozible Campaign." 
Pierre Baroni – PBS FM
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"Deep Street Soul are without a doubt the grittiest funk band in Australia! Give to their pledge campaign so that they may go and make Europe dance."
Chris Gill - Northside Records
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"Flying the Freestyle Records flag at both Glastonbury & the Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival. There are some wicked rewards here up for grabs. Support this campaign".

Greg Boraman – Freestyle Records

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"Deep Street Soul have been diggin' deep and consistently representing Melbourne funk for the best part of the last decade. Respect to them for landing a coveted spot at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival. Please support them & their Pozible campign."

Blair Stafford – StraightUp

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More info on Deep Street Soul:

 

At the forefront of the global funk & soul scene & hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Deep Street Soul specialise in delivering hard-hitting, gritty funk.

Formed in 2006 as an instrumental, Hammond led four piece, they honed their sound and craft on the burgeoning Melbourne scene by paying homage to their hero’s from the late 60’s- in particular the sounds of the Meters and Booker & the MG’s. A homemade recording went on to become the first of two sold out 45’s on local Jaycee’s label. These 7-inch’s were heard by the UK’s Freestyle Records and the band signed to the label in 2008.

The debut album Deep Street Soul was released in late 2009. It included a cover of the MC5 anthem ‘Kick Out The Jams’ featuring New York singer Tia Hunter. MC5 guitarist & songwriter Wayne Kramer dubbed the bands take of this classic the greatest version of the song ever recorded. The album itself generated press globally with stellar reviews from Europe and the US, and support from heavy weight DJ’s on the funk & soul scene.

The band followed up this LP with a European tour in 2010, playing shows across the UK, France and Spain including a live performance on Mark Lamarr’s (BBC2) seminal Friday night show ‘Gods Jukebox’.

After adding the dynamite vocals of ‘Mighty May’ Johnston to the lineup in late 2011, Deep Street Soul broke away from their instrumental stylings and released the highly anticipated second album Look Out, Watch Out , still on Freestyle Records. Again it received sensational reviews worldwide and big time radio play across Europe & the US. In hometown Australia the album was featured on numerous radio stations across the country.

The live shows saw the band expand their lineup once again, as the evolving sound called for the killer blows of a slamming horn section

Along with Japanese funksters Osaka Monaurail, Mountain Mocha Kilmanjarro and the US’s Will Sessions, Deep Street Soul safely sit among the pile as one of the heaviest & meanest bands currently plying their trade on the international funk scene. They have played alongside legends such as Marva Whitney & Charles Walker, headlined Russ Dewbury’s legendary ‘Jazz Rooms’ club night, and graced the stages of some of Australia’s largest festivals.

This summer they bring their super heavy show back to Europe with shows across the UK, France and Spain.

If you like your Hammond organ dirty, your diva funky, your rhythm section tight & your horn section schooled in the ways of the JB’s, catch Deep Street Soul.

Big thanks to all of you for coming onboard - this is gonna be a riot!

 

Mon Cherie, Might May, Powers, Papa J. Soul Loco, D and Will

 

                  

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A$10 +Previously unreleased material: A digital download (320kbps MP3) horn version of 'This Love Ain't Big Enough (For The Two of Us)' featuring our plucky new horn section.
2 Chosen | 298 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$15 +Previously unreleased material: A digital download (320kbps MP3) of 'Lazin' About' - an unreleased instrumental song tracked for the last album.
1 Chosen | 49 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$20 +Look at us! Digital photo of DSS signed by everyone, emailed or posted to your FB page PLUS digital download of the unreleased horn version of "This Love Ain't Big Enough (for the two of us)"
10 Chosen | 290 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$30 +An A3 copy of the Deep Street Soul tour poster, signed with thanks to you from all the Deep Street Soul members.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$40 +Get the CDs: - Both of the Deep Street Soul albums on CD, signed by all members of the band.
16 Chosen | 84 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$50 +Look and listen: A1 DSS Poster (3 to choose from) signed with thanks to you from all DSS members. PLUS Promo CD copy of 'Hold On Me' signed by all DSS members.
10 Chosen | 40 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$60 +Your choice of Deep Street Soul releases (either album on vinyl or CD) PLUS An A3 copy of the Deep Street Soul Glastonbury tour poster signed with thanks to you by all the band members.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$100 +DSS Vinyl Showbag: Vinyl copies of both 'Look Out Watch Out' and 'Deep Street Soul' PLUS A3 'Look Out Watch Out' Launch Poster All signed with thanks to you by all DSS members.
5 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$120 +1 copy of each Deep Street Soul full length album on CD PLUS Signed, A3 copy of the Deep Street Soul Glastonbury tour poster PLUS Double passes to all Deep Street Soul Melbourne shows throughout 2014.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$125 +DSS CD Showbag: CD copies of both 'Look Out Watch Out' and 'Deep Street Soul' PLUS A3 LOWO Launch Poster All signed with thanks to you by all DSS members. PLUS Double pass to as many 2013 Deep Street Soul gigs as you can handle (available in Melbourne only)
3 Chosen | 7 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$150 +Appear in a cameo role in our new video clip. (Clip will be filmed in Melbourne in 2013)
1 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$300 +All GoneDSS kick drum skin, signed with thanks to you from all members
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$350 +Remix a DSS tune: We will give you the Deep Street Soul track (of your choice) to do your thing with. We will feature the track on our website and social media.
0 Chosen | 20 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$400 +Funk Lessons: A 1 hour lesson with any member of the band on their weapon of funk. A guitar lesson from Mitch, a singing lesson with May, learn how to hit stuff with Ago, etc etc... Make it a group lesson and invite 2 friends to come along so you can split the cost. PLUS we'll throw in 1 DSS Premium Showbag
0 Chosen | 20 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$500 +Recording session: Any one of the Deep Street crew to play on your songs at a 3 hour recording session, booked and organised by you. Available in Melbourne or in a city on the tour circiut by prior arrangement. Ago can play drums, PJ bass, Mon Cherie keys, May to sing, you get the idea. For people outside of these regions, you can send us your tracks & we will record parts at the DSS studio and send them back to you.
0 Chosen | 35 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$550 +Get mixed: For bands who love and are after that DSS sound, PJ (DSS engineer & mixer) will mix 2 tracks for your next 45 or album. Send him the individual audio wav files and he will do the rest.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$700 +Support act: Be the opening act DJ at a DSS gig - available until the end of 2014 - available only in Melbourne.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$800 +Deep Street Soul DJs: Deep St Djs get to play 2 sets at your party or event. Available in Melbourne, or cities and dates coinciding with tour dates.
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2014
A$850 +Jam with DSS: Join us at a 3 hour rehearsal, jamming tunes of your choice. (Available in Melbourne only.)
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$950 +It's all about YOU! Song written about you and named after you, to feature on the upcoming album. What an awesome present this would be!
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$1000 +Perform with DSS: If you can play it, you can join us on stage for a couple of songs at gig in 2013. (Available in Melbourne or a town on the tour circuit by arrangement.)
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$1200 +An intimate evening with M & M: Live, acoustic gig with Mitch and May, at a venue and event of your choice. Available for dates on locations coinciding with tour dates. Available in Melbourne until June 2014. Can include weddings etc. Email us to check if if we can make it work for you.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$2400 +Party DSS style: BBQ for 20 friends (you supply the drinks, BBQ and venue, we provide the meat and meatless goods, and do the cooking) PLUS DJ set from DSS Dj's PLUS unplugged set from Mitch and May (available in Melbourne, or by prior arrangement on route of the tour.)
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$3000 +The (insert your name here) Festival! DSS and Glastonbury comes to you! You and 20 friends get to enjoy the ultimate funk party.DSS provides and cooks the food (don't underestimate our foodie abilities!) and bring you the Glastonbury experience by playing the same set + DJ set from DSS Dj's. You organise the venue, (your house?) and drinks, we do the rest!
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013