Katy and The Escort Orchestra started their collaboration back in 2010. They are raising funds for a debut album on Sellaband. I talked to them about their project and about Sparklingsoul...
50K MUSIC: Please tell us something about Katy & The Escort Orchestra. Where do you come from? What are your roots?
KEO: We are from Switzerland. KEO it`s the solo project of Katrin Züllig. But we are a Band. So all of us are Studying Jazz or has studying. Our sound is like the old Soul an R'n'B. Like Ottis Redding or Ray Charles. These are our roots!
50K MUSIC: You call your sound Sparklingsoul. How did you "invented" this very special sound?
KEO: I guess it`s a mix between R'n'B, Pop, Motown and Soul! So we was searching for a pretty catchy sound name! So Sparklingsoul sounded pretty nice! :-D
50K MUSIC: You're raising funds on Sellaband for your upcoming album. There are a number of crowdfunding platforms nowadays, like Kickstarter, Pledgemusic. Why did you choose Sellaband?
KEO: We got a good friend how wrote her final essay of Bachelor about Fundraising Plattforms. And she told us about Sellaband!
50K MUSIC: How do you experience the support of believers on the platform?
KEO: It`s absolut amazing to see how many People around the World believe in us. I mean we got Believers from Brazil, USA, New Zealand etc. All these people like our sound! This is incredible for us. And this is the great thing on Sellaband!
50K MUSIC: What kind of album are you going to produce?
KEO: We wanna do it the old way! The Album has to sound old and warm. We will record with a 24 track tape recorder. No Digital stuff. We work with old microphones and old instruments! It`s great to try to catch THE MOMENT in the sound and put it one the tape! The release will be on October 4th 2013! We are pretty excited!! :-D
50K MUSIC: What other plans do you have for the next few months ... touring maybe?
KEO: We will finish the recordings right now. We hope to release the first single in June! The Album will be out on October 4th! So it`s still a long way! Photo shoots, homepage design, organizing the release party (it will be huuuuuge!!!) … so never ending story! :-D After the release we'll be going on tour. First only in Switzerland, but who knows … maybe in Germany! It`s a dream of us! Touring in Germany! We hope it's getting true one day! ;-)
50K MUSIC: And last one: Anything you want your fans and believers to know?
KEO: First of all! Thank you so much for all your support! We are speechless every single day we go to Sellaband.com and see what you guys are doing for us! Thank you so much! We are so hard working for this album and for you guys! We hope our family on Sellaband is getting bigger and bigger! In the next months we want to give a small online concert for all our Believers! Stay tuned on our Sellaband page or on Facebook! ;-)