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For the Birds is a musical collective comprised of B.C. singer-songwriters Elaine Ryan, Aspen Switzer and Genevieve Rainey. Elaine is providing a temporary web presence for For the Birds on her personal website.

After the overwhelmingly positive response to our spring tour For the Birds has decided to record a joint album! But in order to do that we need to raise $15,000. As you can imagine, we need a lot of help! We've set up a series of prizes for donors who wish to help us, from a pre-ordered copy of the CD to house concerts, executive producer credits and more. We cover the shipping. Please take a look at the options and consider a donation, small or large to the making of this CD! 

We appreciate the support so very much.

SUPPORT THE MAKING OF OUR DEBUT ALBUM!

Silver Donor Package
  • Silver Donor Package
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$1,000.00

House Concert for you and up to 40 friends at a location of your choice (subject to tour routing and schedule)
Executive Producer Credit
10 show tickets (you choose the show or shows)
Five Signed CDs
Two Signed Photos, Framed
Personalized thank you note

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Gold Donor Package
  • Gold Donor Package
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$2,000.00

40 signed CDs for House Concert Guests
House Concert for you and up to 40 friends at a location of your choice
(subject to tour routing and schedule)
Executive Producer Credit
Guest list + 1 for 2 years
Two Signed Photos, Framed
Personalized thank you note

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Platinum Donor Package
  • Platinum Donor Package
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$5,000.00

Dinner on us with all three birds at a restaurant of your choosing
A cameo appearance for you or a friend, where you get to perform a song or play with us on a song (your choice) at our show when we come to your town.
House Concert for you and up to 40 friends at a location of your choice (subject to tour routing and schedule)
40 signed CDs for House Concert Guests
Executive Producer Credit
Guest list + 1 for 2 years
Two Signed Photos, Framed
Personalized thank you note

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"A palpable sense of woman power...clever lyrics and impressive arrangements" - Rossland News

Presenting their songs in an “in the round” format, For the Birds blend their voices to create soulful harmonies and back each other up on guitar, banjo and ukulele. These talented musicians met through an online competition to play on Sarah McLachlan's Lilith tour. All of them ranked in the top six of the Vancouver contest and each performer brings to the stage her own unique style and range. 

RECORDINGS:
All songs posted as "Live from the Living Room" were recorded in one take on Garageband in Elaine's living room to give a feel for what we sound like harmonizing. Check out our studio recordings at our individual websites.

Please visit: www.ourstage.com/epk/forthebirds for full media clippings and more songs!

 Elaine Ryan (www.elaineryan.ca)
Aspen Switzer (www.aspenswitzer.com)
Genevieve Rainey (www.myspace.com/genevieverainey)
Kim McMechan (www.kimmcmechan.com)

Contact:

mselaineryan@gmail.com
aspenswitzer@gmail.com

DEFINITIONS:
For the birds: worthless, without value
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Hipster: Young person identified by vintage or thrift-store bought clothing, a taste for obscure or underground music, a penchant for irony and an elitist attitude.