BREAKING | TwoSet Violin Raise $17,000+ On Day 1 of Tour-Funding Busking Marathon [HELP]

Brett Yang and Eddy Chen have raised more than $17,000 on Day 1 of their kickstarter campaign – launched to fund a world tour of live TwoSet Violin shows

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Australian TwoSet Violin funsters Brett Yang and Eddy Chen have raised more than AUD $17,000 within the first 24 hours of their crowdsourced kickstarter campaign – launched to fund a world tour of live TwoSet Violin shows.

The initial goal of the online appeal is to raise $50,000 Australian dollars – to facilitate live performances in 10 international cities - including London, New York, Berlin, Singapore, Warsaw and Paris.

The insistent duo have committed to playing a ‘busking marathon’ on the streets of Sydney non-stop until the target is reached - with a large proportion of the daily capers being broadcast live to 100,000+ Facebook Livestream viewers.

 

Sorry for the glitches. Changing phones and wifi. Take 4 of nonstop busking.
Pledge now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529836677/first-crowdfunded-classical-world-tour

Posted by Twoset Violin on Saturday, 25 March 2017

 

“We’ve all known for a long enough that the arts are underfunded … but we don’t want to just complain about it … we want to do something … we want to become the very first classical music crowdfunded international world tour …” Brett ‘Bang’ Yang has told The Violin Channel.

“We are not going home until we get to $50,000  …. even if it takes days or weeks … Help us! Plllleeeeeeeeeeeeease!” he has urged.

Highlights of day 1’s Facebook Live streaming have included:

  • 12+ hours of playing and moving to comply with Sydney's strict busking regulations.
  • A number of truely heartfelt collaborations with local musicians - including a glorious impromptu 4 violin performance of Bach’s Double Concerto with 10 and 11 year old local violinists Luke and Nicholas.
  • Brett and Eddy getting asked to leave Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall by security for not having their busking permit displayed.
  • The pair being asked to move on by local Police at Sydney’s Circular Key for playing in the non designated area.
  • Eddy receiving a new livestream nickname: ‘Shreddy Chen’ - based on his skillful rendition of Ysaye’s 3rd Sonata in the outdoor mall.
  • The exhausted, yet cautious duo attempting to sleep outdoors on a park bench at 2am in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

 

 

First night sleeping outside. Looking for our sleeping spot. On the streets until 50k! Please pledge!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529836677/first-crowdfunded-classical-world-tour

Posted by Twoset Violin on Sunday, 26 March 2017

 

“I’m tired as all hell ... my arms are dying … I have a vein popping under my eye that I’ve never seen before …. and I can’t feel my hands anymore … but we are not going home until we get this …” Eddy ‘Shreddy’ Chen has told The Violin Channel.

“Like and love … tag a friend who you think can help us get off the streets!” he has said.

 

Still going... nearly at 14k. Help us hit 50k!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529836677/first-crowdfunded-classical-world-tour

Posted by Twoset Violin on Sunday, 26 March 2017

 

6 hours in! Thank you all so much for the love. We have raised $10,000 already! Only $40,000 to go. Please join us at www.twosetviolin.com/kickstarter
Lots of love
Brett & Eddy

Posted by Twoset Violin on Saturday, 25 March 2017

 

You can follow the duo live at: https://www.facebook.com/TwoSetViolin

And pledge at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529836677/first-crowdfunded-classical-world-tour

For as little as a $1 online donation you will receive a viola joke emailed to you.

The pair have also indicated that for every $10,000 above the initial goal, they pledge to add another city to the touring cavalcade.

Share and get pledging.