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Rs. 3,07,044 raised of Rs. 4,00,000 target

63 backers

18 days left

The Ford Prefect

● Social media shoutout across all platforms!

● Digital link to the title track 3 days before official launch

1 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: India only

Est: 2019-01-31

The Arthur Dent

● All of the above rewards

● A Hi-Res Soft copy of album art

● Digital link to the full album 3 days before official launch

4 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: India only

Est: 2019-01-31

The Beeblebrox

● All of the above rewards

● Poster of album artwork signed by the band + band sticker + badge

● Link to a short video of the band’s four city tour of Bhutan and Shubhangi’s solo tour of the US

9 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: India only

Est: 2019-01-31

The Trillian

● All of the above rewards

● Handwritten thank you letter dedicated to you by the band

● Physical copy of album with personally signed by the band

● A video social media shoutout by the band across all platforms

● Shubhangi personally sends you a video singing ‘Thank you’ in acapella with your name in it!

● The official merchandise - SJC diary with the album artwork

12 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-31

Milliway's

● All of the above rewards

● Individual artwork sketch made of yours by our amazingly talented graphic designer!

● We share the one woman ‘Thank you’ acapella with your name on our social media platforms, tagging you as well!

4 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-31

Heart of Gold

● All of the above rewards

● The SJC merch goody bag: Sticker + Badge + Handcrafted earrings + Notebook

● We ship a copy of Shubhangi’s debut poetry book ‘To Stir Up an Ornate Nest’, personally signed by her

● A dedicated social media thank you video where we perform a one minute unplugged, acoustic version of your favourite song!

● A Skype hangout with the band where we get to know each other, chill and discuss life, the universe and everything!

● A one on one percussion 101 workshop in person (if in Mumbai, India) or over Skype with the band’s ace drummer and percussionist, Aamir Ismail

14 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-31

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

● All of the above rewards

● Special VIP invites to our album launch gig (or when we play a gig in your city). Come watch us play and hangout with us after the gig!

● A one on one percussion 101 workshop over Skype with the band’s ace drummer and percussionist, Aamir Ismail

● A 20 minute poetry reading Skype hangout with Shubhangi Joshi - where she reads out select poetry from her book ‘To Stir Up an Ornate Nest’

4 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-31

Total Perspective Vortex

● All of the above rewards

● Hang out with the band over coffee! (If in Mumbai)

● Be part of our music video (If in Mumbai)!

● Collector’s edition version of the album poster, signed by the band and the designer

● Shubhangi writes and mails you a custom, hand written poem on a topic/message of your choice

● We credit you as the associate producer on all album credits and in the music videos

● We write a short song for you on a topic of your choice - and perform it for you over Skype or in person at your home ! (If in Mumbai)

3 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-31

About the project

A labor of love by the Mumbai based contemporary pop band, The Shubhangi Joshi Collective, Babelfish is a motley crew of stories that make you wonder, ponder and at times, simply groove to it! A mix of crowd favorites over the last few years and fresh tracks, Babelfish is the culmination of the band's two year journey together.




-  S T R E T C H    G O A L  -


We are so overwhelmed. Thanks to your incredible love and warmth, we managed to hit our goal in only 15 days! Our hearts are so full, and this just gives us all the more confidence to bring out a cracker of an album for you! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this gesture.


At the beginning of the campaign, we had set the goal to the minimum required funds to help us bridge the basic expenses of the album and a video. With the incredible love we have received from you, we are excited to announce a stretch goal of Rs. 1 Lakh that can help us create more video content for Babelfish! 

As you might know, visual content is king in the current scenario and is, unfortunately, a big expense as well. By helping reach our stretch goal, you will help us with the expenses - from hiring a great video team, equipment, post-production, animation, and to help promote the video - to create meaningful and beautiful visual content to go with our songs. 

With a little bit of your help, we can make Babelfish not only a treat for the ears, but for the eyes as well!




Hi all ! Our journey began in 2016 with a burning desire to make music we believed in, and to share our stories with listeners all across, and after over two incredible years of honing our craft, songwriting, performing, working, and more, we  are proud to be giving shape to our dream project - our first full length album!


Our music and dreams have taken us to exciting milestones we never knew were possible!


ISINA Mentorship, Los Angeles - 2017




The first leap to our music came in 2017, when I was invited alongside twelve musicians from across the world to attend a prestigious music mentorship program in Los Angeles - I was ecstatic! I spent six weeks working, collaborating and learning from fellow musicians, world class producers, vocal coaches and more! The experience was life changing, and my first time performing internationally.




The SJC Bhutan Tour - January, 2018


The band got selected to be on the roster of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), and represented India on an incredible four city tour of Bhutan in January 2018, celebrating 50 years of friendship between the nations. We were stunned by the warmth with which we were received by the lovely audience all across!




I was also incredibly excited at being invited to perform at the Women's Redrock Festival this August in Utah, USA. I got the opportunity to not only meet some amazing fellow musicians and music lovers, but also got a chance to promote the upcoming album by sharing songs and stories from Babelfish with listeners in the US.


Tell us something about the album


‘Babelfish’ is the band's labour of love that's been in the works for over a year, and is a mix of stories collected over the years that we'd like to share with you not only as the listener, but as our confidant and a keeper of our experiences.


Following the trajectory of the album as it plays, it is a personal journey over the years spread into eight songs - starting off as a dewy eyed newbie into the world, who is, in turns, both amused and disillusioned by the world around. The album follows her as she laughs off, struggles with, tries to make peace with the absurdities of society and daily life, makes mistakes, encounters the complexities of love and friendship, but ultimately follows her own gut to see through the smokescreen and find her own version of fulfillment, no matter what the world around her defines it as.




The name of the album is inspired by the name of a small, fictitious alien fish in the book Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, which, if you slip inside your ear, can translate any language for you! We chose to name this album ‘Babelfish’ for two reasons - first being that music has been our ‘babelfish’ for understanding and interpreting the world around us.


The second reason is that we’d love you to interpret the songs in your own way, rather than how we intended them to be while writing them. We encourage you to dig back into your own memories and experiences, and make each song your own!

Why crowdfunding?

Ever since I became a full time musician back in 2016, I have been lucky to have found well wishers like you without whom this dream would have remained impossible. Over the years, the one thing I have been really grateful about is knowing that our listeners appreciate us creating our own original sound, and we would not want to change that for anything. This is why we are directly reaching out to our fans and friends to help us realize this project.This campaign is an important way to get in touch with our amazing listeners like you, and rally for your support! A small contribution will go a long way in making this Babelfish come true, and will make you partners of our album-creation journey, as we involve you every step of the way, from the album recording process, video creation, to the release, the launch, and the promotional campaign.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 150000 in Album production

Rs. 200000 in Music video

Rs. 50000 in PR and Promotion


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The biggest risk we ever took was to quit our secure corporate jobs, and embarking on our journey as full time independent musicians. And while the creative satisfaction of making ones own music is very fulfilling, it comes with its own set of financial constraints and challenges.
We have a great team in place that is working hard to make Babelfish a reality, but if we are unable to raise the remaining funds, the launch of our album, the plan to record videos, and our hopes to promote the album would be delayed and suffer.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

We have been putting in each rupee we earn through our performances and projects into our music so far, but finishing and releasing Babelfish is a dream that has been in the making for a long time as its financial demand is big one for an independent musician. Over the years, we have been incredibly lucky to have the support and encouragement of friends and listeners like you all along - all we need to realize this dream, is a little support from you.
There is strength in numbers, and even a small contribution from each of you can help us record, deliver and promote this album to reach our fans and listeners, old and new!

Team

Shubhangi Joshi

Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist

Titus Pinto

Bass Guitarist

Nishant Nair

Keyboardist/Melodica player

Aamir Ismail

Drummer/Percussionist

Ajay Jayanthi

Executive Producer

Annada Menon

Album Art Designer


Reviews

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Bhumika Raghav

19 November, 2018

I hope for all the good things for you guys! :)


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mohit mukhi

9 November, 2018

All the best Shubhangi :)


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Kaustubh Jadhav

5 November, 2018

Yay, Shubhangi! Go on and win the world! :D


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Madhu Acharya

5 November, 2018

You are awesome Lil Dimps... I'm so proud on u...


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Neel Sen

4 November, 2018

keep making beautiful music :)


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Pooja Manuja

3 November, 2018

Good Luck!


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Tapas Relia

3 November, 2018

Good luck Shubhangi!! Looking forward to the music!


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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

3 November, 2018

Good luck with the album! Can't wait to hear it.


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Uday Nath

2 November, 2018

Hey Shubhangi! Go out there and do your stuff - "with a talent for trouble that comes awayyyyyy"!!! Cheers, Uday.


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Ranjini Menon

30 October, 2018

Hi Shubhangi, I hope Babelfish translates your music into a kaleidoscope of emotions in the hearts of listeners! Love, Ranjini


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Devyani Arya

30 October, 2018

Love you!


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Pranshu Srivastava

28 October, 2018

Shubhu, you have been doing such a fantastic job..all d best..wish all ur dreams come true


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Shambhavi

26 October, 2018

All the best, Shubhangi! You are supremely talented. Lots of love.


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Joni Weiss

26 October, 2018

All the most wonderful success with this! I'm so excited for you 🎶🌺🙏🎶❤️


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Colleen Mewing

26 October, 2018

Shubhangi - We connected with you on your trip through Utah and loved your beautiful performance at the Women's Redrock Music Festival. We will never forget you singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" under that large expanse of redrock when we hiked to the top. Your song choice was perfect, and the goosebumps I felt were real. We look for great things out of you and cannot wait to hear your final Babelfish project. Much luck to you as you go through the finishing touches. Love, Colleen and Jolene <3


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Sreedeep Chennamangalam

25 October, 2018

Shubhangi, wish you all the very best! Go, rock the world!


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Liam B

25 October, 2018

Good luck with making an outstanding album!


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Yudhajeet Banerjee

25 October, 2018

All the best Shubhangi!! Hope you are able to share with the world what we shared during our time at B-School....wishes from Sydney down under - Yudha :)


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Kobyum Zirdo

25 October, 2018

Wish you guys the BEST!



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