Our band is Staynlis. We write songs that speak of our trials, our errors and successes in our relationship with our Savior; fused together to create a sound we like to think as our own. Around five years ago Staynlis started doing what we feel is our calling...using our spiritual gifts. God calls us to use our spiritual gifts to bring others to Christ. God gives us the words & melodies and we pour them out into the form of songs for you the listener to listen to.
We have all been told that openness is a big asset and though we sometimes wonder if that is true or not, we figured it can't hurt to be transparent with the people who have stood behind our ministry and supported us through the years. So here it is laid out for you... We have been writing songs over the past five years. Some of you have heard them during a Staynlis show. Imagine taking thirty or more songs and narrowing them down to three. Very VERY hard to do. That is why we have left it to our good friend Kenzi Butler to narrow those songs down to twelve. We then had Travis Wyrick narrow those twelve down to three. Recording a three song EP, that has the same quality as our first EP takes money. That is where you come in...We need your help to raise money to get this project finished and out to the music industry & YOU. Recording is very expensive, but we have always believed in putting our best foot forward with great quality. In order to reach the ones that we feel led to reach we have to have the quality of what is out there. Believe it or not...we are still making money off of our five year old EP! This is our bread and butter so to speak. During the winter months that is all we make! We are committed to pouring everything we can into the launch of these new songs. But we need you to help us too! Anything you can give to support us with this project is greatly appreciated. We want you, as our friends and fans, to feel very much a part of launching the next Staynlis EP! We are asking for $4000 which will allow us to record at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, TN and pay for some of the expenses that we will incur while we are recording. If we manage to exceed our goal of $4000, we will use the extra funds to print CD's, create a music video, and throw a huge release party. "It's an All & MORE funding mechanism: if we don't reach our financial goal we get to keep what we raise. But if we do reach our goal, we get access to exciting opportunities." We don't just want to take your money without giving you something in return. So there is a whole list of rewards that you get when you give certain amounts. "Indiegogo is not an investment or charity. It is an exchange: funds from fans for rewards from Staynlis."
Other Ways You Can Help
Besides giving, another way you can help is by spreading the word, sending our videos to your friends, "liking" us on Facebook, and tweeting about this project.
Well it's the summer fo sho! We are starting to play more shows and are planning for a Chicago, Michigan tour in September. We are still writing new material and have very high hopes of going back to Nashville to record another CD in the near future. Please go to our website www.staynlis.com and register your email to get updates and emails on when we will be close to your town. Well take care and God bless! Hope to see you soon! Staynlis