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Band News (more headlines) 12-07-2013

RECORDING ARTIST HONORS WIFE’S LAST WISHES: RIDING WHIRLWIND COMEBACK LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN;

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Chandler, Arizona - Triumph of the Human Spirit: The comeback story is the kind of thing that Hollywood movies are made of. The epic battle to overcome hardship and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity is the making of legends. Recording artist and Renaissance man, Derek “D-day” Kendall is no exception. Despite losing everything a few years back, this year finds him, not only launching the company that bears his name, but more so, the companies within the company. While Kendall Entertainment Company’s subsidiary body includes a Guitar Company, Percussion Company, a Cymbal Company and the online music store that is their official home, it is the “buzz” of Derek’s plan to release OUTLAW INC.’s debut album entitled, “667 beyond evil, baby!” in August of 2014 that is, both, the remarkable and the romantic triumphant factor. That he will do so on his own record label, Goliath Records, and in the studio he is building for his company’s audio production division, Sound Mind Studio, is, in all reality, a testimony of heart and soul, for this was the promise that he made to his late wife, Nancy.

In 1999, amidst a most promising career, Derek, known to most by his nickname, “D-day”, and Nancy were graced with Nancy’s becoming pregnant …with twins. The pregnancy was a rough one, with Nancy having to be hospitalized several times until, on May 15, 2000; and a month early, the pair was delivered by emergency c-section with mother, baby girl and baby boy, all three, fighting for their lives! Luckily, and with thanks going to the staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, all survived. However, Nancy’s body had been heavily taxed. And so, with no decision needing to be made, Derek, doing what any husband and father would, put his music career on hold to take care of his newborn, “preemie” twins, Hunter and Kayce, and his disabled wife.

Nancy passed away just before Christmas at 6:45 pm on December 7, 2005. Before Nancy died she made Derek promise that he would continue with his music and, also, with the plans for the company that was their dream of, one day, owning together.

The following three and a half years saw D-day taking care of the estate expenses, debts and legalities that were his fiduciary duties until, in the summer of 2009 and under the weight of the amassed mountain of left over medical and legal bills, he finally lost his and, until only three years earlier, Nancy’s home of 16 years.

Now, four years later and more than two years into the planning and writing of the project that included an eight month demo/research phase, plans for the studio to be constructed have been finalized and budgets drawn up. What’s remarkable is, that funding plans for building the studio also include funding all aspects of the stage and light show. What’s even more remarkable is, that it will cost less than 50% of what the cost of just recording the album would have been in a studio of comparable merit. A large part of the cut in cost is, undoubtedly, due to not needing to “farm out” the tracking to a studio at$100+/hr.

Regarding the demo research, D-day states that,” all businesses do market research and music being a business, I needed to see how a project that incorporated more than a couple of style variations would fair in a ‘cold call’ setting.”

“We were blown away by the results of the demo/market research project we did,” said Danielle Caparn, Derek’s right hand “man” and Fiancée. “Out of the 5 songs submitted to a reputable music and music licensing online venue, each would make the Top Ten Charts, including two songs on the Top Ten Male Vocal; two on the Top Ten Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and even one song on the Top Ten Arizona along with doing well with the 25-36 and the 37-50 year old listeners and each of the songs would stay on the Top Ten beyond the duration of our 8 month market run.” Danielle added, “Not bad for a one man show. Derek does all of the instruments and vocals as well as producing and engineering, everything.”

In generating interest from would be backers, D-day has excelled in putting together quite an impressive array of rewards and “perks”. A certain, “prestigious maximus” incentive, if you will. Aside from pre-ordering and reserving a copy of the album that includes special backer packaging and a delivery of 2 weeks before official release, D-day, via his custom guitar company, Epic Custom Shop Guitars, has designed some very special guitars, one for each funding platform that will only be available to backers as perks and rewards for backing the projects at time of funding. These custom instruments will be a limited run, limited edition collector instrument that, after the campaigns end, will never be made again.

You can view the demo research results and the limited edition guitars as well as hear some of the demo at OUTLAW INC.’s”667 beyond evil, baby!” at INDIEGOGO.COM crowd funding project sites at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/outlaw-inc/x/5524436

Danielle states,” It isn’t difficult to motivate day after day when things are going well for you, it’s how you stack up to the challenge in the face of adversity that is what marks great character.” Derek “D-day” Kendall’s example demonstrates; if you keep a youthful approach to life and don’t let the hard knocks get you down, it is never too late for a second beginning.

Kendall Entertainment Company was founded in 2013 by Derek Kendall to incorporate the areas of expertise developed by its owner and founder. Kendall Entertainment Company is presently comprised of subsidiaries; Goliath Records; Sound Mind Studio; BadAxe Music Company; Epic Custom Shop Guitars; DrumWorx Percussion Instruments; Krash Cymbalz; providing custom ordered guitars and bass guitars, drums & percussion, electronic drums. Goliath Records in conjunction with Sound Mind Studio provide: Commercial Audio Production, Advertising Media, Voiceovers and Voice Talent, Sound tracking, Recording Acts: OUTLAW INC.; Live Act: Zeppeland http://dday667.wix.com/kendallentertainment ; https://www.facebook.com/badaxemusicco?ref=hl Epic Custom Shop Guitars can be found at: http://www.badaxemusicco.com/

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If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Derek Kendall, please call Danielle Caparn at (602)-752-0847 or e-mail Danielle at pr@badaxemusicco.com

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