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coolkayaker1
10-01-2014, 09:43 PM
https://www.facebook.com/brittnipaiva

Brittni is, according to her Facebook page, currently recording her next CD! I noted one post stating that she might be Kickstarting this one and wanting ideas for "gifts" to supporters, but recent posts suggest that she's already recording. She has over 8200 Facebook friends/likes.

I know there's a ton of her fans here on UU, where she has even posted in the past. She seems super happy recently, and has the support of her wife, Kira Paiva-Kimura. She plays with Kris F. often and here's to hoping they can tour the states in 2015. Two thumbs up!

I love her past CDs; her latest, Tell U Why, had a ton of great jazz players in her backing band, but not enough Brit. Hopefully the new one will be all uke.

Andrew did such superb filming and recording with this video. Flawlessly done.
http://youtu.be/h7_r8LDkTGU

She's super talented. Big fan here. So delicate a touch. Cheers, all!

PhilUSAFRet
10-01-2014, 10:23 PM
Thanks for sharing. She is such an elegant performer. Love to see her in concert.

coolkayaker1
10-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Thanks for sharing. She is such an elegant performer. Love to see her in concert.
Me, too, Phil.

Camsuke
10-01-2014, 11:04 PM
Elegant is the word, quality all the way!

mm stan
10-02-2014, 01:50 AM
https://www.facebook.com/brittnipaiva

Brittni is, according to her Facebook page, currently recording her next CD! I noted one post stating that she might be Kickstarting this one and wanting ideas for "gifts" to supporters, but recent posts suggest that she's already recording. She has over 8200 Facebook friends/likes.

I know there's a ton of her fans here on UU, where she has even posted in the past. She seems super happy recently, and has the support of her wife, Kira Paiva-Kimura. She plays with Kris F. often and here's to hoping they can tour the states in 2015. Two thumbs up!

I love her past CDs; her latest, Tell U Why, had a ton of great jazz players in her backing band, but not enough Brit. Hopefully the new one will be all uke.

Andrew did such superb filming and recording with this video. Flawlessly done.
http://youtu.be/h7_r8LDkTGU

Shes super talented. Big fan here. So delicate a touch. Cheers, all!

Yes Steve, I've been very fortunate to see her preform and she is amazing and talented.

coolkayaker1
10-02-2014, 04:45 AM
Yes Steve, I've been very fortunate to see her preform and she is amazing and talented.
Wow, you've seen them all! I think you could walk to see Tai at Swim Bar, ya? Nice!

wickedwahine11
10-02-2014, 04:51 AM
Thanks for the heads up...Brittni is definitely one of my favorite ukulele artists, as is Kris Fuchigami. Wow I'd love to see the two of them in concert together. And I had no idea she got married. If she perchance reads this (as she does pop up on UU once in a while), congrats Brittni. :)

niwenomian
10-02-2014, 06:04 AM
My first introduction into her music was Tell U Why, which I was not so impressed with. I liked her playing on it well enough, but just didn't like the songs so much and she seemed to defer to her co-collaborators throughout. Then, recently, I picked up Four Strings: The Fire Within, and I love it. That's what I was looking for. She has very good taste, to my ear. I am looking forward to her next recording and would love to see her live. Together with KF would be even better.

Thanks for the heads-up CK1.

wayfarer75
10-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Great news! I am glad she's back to recording. Very interested in hearing the new stuff.

Dan Uke
10-02-2014, 11:17 AM
I love her past CDs; her latest, Tell U Why, had a ton of great jazz players in her backing band, but not enough Brit. Hopefully the new one will be all uke.

I bought that CD and that's the same thought I had!

coolkayaker1
10-05-2014, 05:17 PM
I agree with the hope that it has more original tunes and ukulele than her last one.

Brittni Paiva
11-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and comments! :D
I'm really excited to release my upcoming album! I'm currently in the "pre-recording" phase, where I'm working on my arrangements of the songs that I'm planning on releasing. After this, I will be recording them for the album. We're hoping to have this album released early to mid 2015. :)

wayfarer75
11-16-2014, 02:11 AM
That's great! I'm looking forward to hearing it.

coolkayaker1
11-16-2014, 03:14 AM
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and comments! :D
I'm really excited to release my upcoming album! I'm currently in the "pre-recording" phase, where I'm working on my arrangements of the songs that I'm planning on releasing. After this, I will be recording them for the album. We're hoping to have this album released early to mid 2015. :)
Thanks, Brittni. You have a ton of fans on UU, and I follow your Twitter; hope you can Instagram pics as you move along in the process. Fun!

Dan Uke
11-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Thanks, Brittni. You have a ton of fans on UU, and I follow your Twitter; hope you can Instagram pics as you move along in the process. Fun!

Twitter? Instagram? You really are cool!! #coolkayaker1 #yousohip

Dan Uke
11-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Funny, D! You on there? Brittni's on twitter. I had a tweet chat with Elliot Easton, lead guitarist of The Cars, the other night. LOL #danieljointhehottub

Nice! I'm on FB but going to cancel as soon as I get my Beau Hannam Ukulele made. After that, I'll be only on the web with my measley 3G connection and dialup at home #weaksauceinternet

coolkayaker1
11-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Nice! I'm on FB but going to cancel as soon as I get my Beau Hannam Ukulele made. After that, I'll be only on the web with my measley 3G connection and dialup at home #weaksauceinternet

LOL #utrendbuckeru LOL

Brittni Paiva
04-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Thanks, everyone!

I'm so sorry for replying to this thread so late, but.....I have a question for y'all. :) We're finally in the early stages of planning a Kickstarter campaign for the new record. What kind of prizes would interest you the most? I'm open to any and all suggestions. :)

turtledrum
04-04-2015, 12:48 AM
Brittni, I discovered both the ukulele and you this year. Wow- next year has a tough year to follow!

Signed cds and t shirts would be great prizes.

Congratulations on your new work and upcoming album!

Brittni Paiva
04-04-2015, 12:52 AM
Brittni, I discovered both the ukulele and you this year. Wow- next year has a tough year to follow!

Signed cds and t shirts would be great prizes.

Congratulations on your new work and upcoming album!

Aww, than you so much!! :D
Signed CDs and "limited edition" t-shirts will be on the list for sure! :)

mm stan
04-04-2015, 01:03 AM
Aloha brittni,
How about ukulele lessons, signed cd, or signed photos. .

turtledrum
04-04-2015, 01:29 AM
Two more ideas::)

Signed stickers that could be put on uke cases (great advertising for you too!)

From scrap pieces of ukulele woods (from your preferred ukulele company perhaps?) Christmas tree ornaments signed by you (these could be hung in cars too) maybe these could be cut, carved or painted in part..

Food for thought, I hope, Brittni! :)

wayfarer75
04-04-2015, 02:08 AM
Autograph anything you can think of. Is there anything you could make (dunno if you're crafty at all), especially with Hawaiian-origin ingredients? Play a song request, posted on YouTube. Do you have any old ukes that you don't play anymore (nothing really sentimental)? Old equipment? (Cases, picks, whatever. It's a good reason to clean out your closet!) I love the sticker idea, too. I need to decorate my new pineapple's case. For higher end donations, lessons in person or on Skype, a private concert, that kind of thing.

coolkayaker1
04-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Hi, Brittni,

Maybe on the simple (inexpensive) end, a thank you on your Twitter page, a sticker (as mentioned), or a little charm to hang from the uke headstock.

Moderate: a thanks in the liner notes of the CD; a set of your finger picks; t-shirts (who doesn't love t-shirts!); a Skype lesson; a name mentioned in a song; a framed and signed handwritten copy of the working lyrics sheet from one of your new songs (frames available at big box stores--anything framed, like picks, strings, lyrics, a signed CD itself, etc. looks cool!); a recorded Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Graduation youtube vid for the person of contributor's choice to be posted on the special date.

Cadillac: a circle island day tour with you and your spouse for two-people. (Wow!) Pre-concert meet-and-greet with you for any of your open-to-public shows of contributor's choice. A ukulele loop "line" recorded by the contributor in MP3 and sent to you and you will incorporate the loop into an original song. An afternoon with Brittni in HI just jammin' on ukuleles. A thank you dinner for two at (insert the name of your favorite HI restaurant here, Brittni), you pick up the tab for big contributor. A contributor (or their dog or whatever) appearing in one of your videos (they send video file, you edit it in).

These are just ideas-- and may spur the creativity of the other UUers. I've seen some kickstarters where the artist agrees to pay for somthing (like the dinner, or a bus circle island tour, or a whale watch boat ride, or whatever) right up front on the kickstarter so that the backer and artist doesn't have to worry about those finicky details and can just have fun (the cost of tickets more than made up in the contribution)--it's a way for backers to hang out with the artists and everyone to do something exciting or out of the norm. Can be done in small groups (e.g. dinner for two) or large groups (e.g. a pre-paid luaua with Brittni for everyone and anyone who gives a certain amount and can be there on that date; not a private luaua, just one of the ones that run for tourists every day, like Paradise Cove; you just buy X number of tickets for backers). These are just thoughts.

Steve

BillM
04-04-2015, 10:08 AM
The Kickstarter (or other venue) funding campaigns that I seem to like the best are the ones which offer the "target" with almost every pledge. After an initial low pledge ($1-10 or so) that will earn them a hearty "thank you" and perhaps a sticker, then it moves into the game, CD, whatever. After that, the additional items included with the target increase the amount of the pledge needed to buy that level. A successful campaign was recently completed for a new video game based on the classic "Toejam and Earl" game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578116861/toejam-and-earl-back-in-the-groove/description

I appreciated that a copy of the game came with each pledge above a certain level. IMHO, the new music CD or download should be included with every pledge above a certain amount. Opinions vary.

Bill

photoshooter
04-04-2015, 02:01 PM
Pretty much the same as everyone else; signed CDs or photos, Brittni stickers for the uke case, Skype lesson. I also like the idea of a song request.
Like many here I "discovered" your work when I was researching my first uke purchase and have been a big fan. Looking forward to the new album/CD or whatever we refer to it as these days :)

Freeda
04-04-2015, 03:31 PM
The Kickstarter (or other venue) funding campaigns that I seem to like the best are the ones which offer the "target" with almost every pledge. After an initial low pledge ($1-10 or so) that will earn them a hearty "thank you" and perhaps a sticker, then it moves into the game, CD, whatever. After that, the additional items included with the target increase the amount of the pledge needed to buy that level. A successful campaign was recently completed for a new video game based on the classic "Toejam and Earl" game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578116861/toejam-and-earl-back-in-the-groove/description

I appreciated that a copy of the game came with each pledge above a certain level. IMHO, the new music CD or download should be included with every pledge above a certain amount. Opinions vary.

Bill

Sorry to interrupt. THEY ARE REMAKING TOEJAM AND EARL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!

Life is awesome.

BillM
04-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Sorry to interrupt. THEY ARE REMAKING TOEJAM AND EARL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!

Life is awesome.

Yes, T & E return!

Back to the thread...

Bill

sam13
04-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Aww, than you so much!! :D
Signed CDs and "limited edition" t-shirts will be on the list for sure! :)

Hello Brittni,

I really enjoy your music, you are so talented ... it is just fabulous.

Craig and Sarah just had a very successful Kickstarter campaign ... you might want to see what they did, get some tips.

People like and will pay for interaction whether it is lessons, or having you perform at a house party and sign autographs etc.

Looking forward to it.

aquadan
04-05-2015, 03:41 PM
As long as there's an album, I'm in! I like to support artists so I'll be kicking in at one of the higher levels regardless of what the rewards are. An 'exclusive' song for supporters would be nice or a sticker. But I'd prefer you put your energy into an fantastic album rather than spending energy getting fancy with rewards.

leighbarker
05-09-2015, 09:51 PM
Just saw her at the Puna Music Festival Kanikapila in Pahoa. GREAT STUFF!! Killer versions of Kavika (Kawika?) and Lochs of Dread. She also did a couple of songs that will be on the new album. She's experimenting with ukulele and electronic music. I didn't care for the electronic background on one of the numbers, but she made it work with the uke, and I thought it was much better with the uke. Also did some numbers by current artists, Katy Perry, etc. My 7th grade daughter loved that!

And Samba Pa Ti! She apparently spent last night and most of today recording new backing tracks so she could play that for us. All in all, I have to say AWESOME! (Am I fangirling?)