Michael Bannerman, a member of Upside of Maybe, an award-winning, family-friendly, roots-based pop and rock group, has announced a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the band’s latest project, Pretty Much Drives Itself. Upside of Maybe is seeking support to bring “Rainmaker,” a track from the project, to life in music video form.
A stunning work, “Rainmaker” features beautiful moments of Indigenous percussion, wood flute, throat singing, and chanting. Written from the perspective of a priest coming to terms with their involvement in the Canadian Residential School system, “Rainmaker” depicts a recognition of “blood on (their) hands” as the priest moves to seek forgiveness among feelings of guilt and sorrow. Based in part on the stories surrounding the atrocities of the Canadian residential school system, “Rainmaker” will help to raise awareness about this history for present and future generations, with the utmost respect and dignity for the involved Indigenous community.
Upside of Maybe will work with Stratford, Ontario’s Gregor Reynolds, including his production team, and a number of talented actors and actresses from the Southern Ontario region to bring “Rainmaker” to life in visual and audio form.
For a limited time, listen to a “rough” sample of “Rainmaker,” and support Upside of Maybe, on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1701062392/upside-of-maybe-music-video-for-rainmaker-featuring-okama
Funds raised from this crowdfunding campaign will be used to support “Rainmaker,” including associated production costs, ahead of release in January 2021. Starting today, pledge as little as CA $10 to support the project and receive a virtual thank-you, or CA$ 25 or more to receive a download of Upside of Maybe’s latest project, “Pretty Much Drives Itself,” and an autographed limited edition caricature photo/drawing of the band. Other rewards and bundles are available, but supplies may be limited. Act fast and visit the Kickstarter campaign page today for more information.
Upside of Maybe is an award-winning, family-friendly, roots-based pop and rock group from Stratford, Ontario. Having toured through Canada, the band is known for its tight harmony, infectious storytelling, crafty songwriting, and engaging live shows. From small pubs and intimate house concerts to rowdy festivals and concert halls, Upside of Maybe takes the stage to capture the moment and create memories. The band is currently finishing production on its latest studio project, “Pretty Much Drives Itself.”
Company Name: Upside of Maybe
Contact Person: Michael Bannerman
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