Elias & the Shepherds are recording their first album

We are an acoustic band playing “fresh folk”, inspired by Irish melodies and contemporary folk music. We would like to record our first album, but we need your help. Please support our unique project and check out our great rewards…

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Prague, Czechia

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How it began

It all began in 2013 when Elias got his first guitar for Christmas, learnt to play four chords and decided to go busking in Scotland in the summer. When he returned to the Czech Republic, he applied to study at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, but he didn’t succeed at first, so he went back to Scotland and spent a year travelling around Scotland and Ireland, working in hostels in exchange for accommodation and playing in the streets. Then he knocked on the door of the Theatre Faculty once again and this time he was accepted to the Alternative and Puppet Theatre department. Luckily, he retained his passion for music, and he continued to busk in Prague and to write his own songs. One day he joined a spontaneous jam session where he met our violinist Filip Kottek. They have played together ever since. As a duo, they have already played hundreds of gigs at Irish bars in Prague. Later on, they were joined by a subtle girl named Lucie with a massive instrument – a double bass – and by a great man (in mind as well as in height) Iby Pop, who also performs as a solo player, but in our band he plays the drums and he adds a new dimension to the back vocals with his velvet bass voice. We believe that we share something magical and beautiful and we would like this feeling to materialize by means of our CD. 

What is our goal?

We want to record an album with ten songs in both English and Czech. We try to be as honest as we can in our creations, and we want to capture genuine emotions and an original image of our world in our songs and to bring something new to the music culture. 

Details

Acoustic folk band Elias and the Shepherds. We play so-called “fresh folk“. Our music is a fusion of Irish traditional melodies and contemporary folk. These days we’re recording our debut album, which will comprise ten original songs. Our frontman and lead singer, Elias Jerabek, learnt to play the guitar during his travels around Ireland and Scotland and now he writes both music and lyrics for our band. We are trying to collect money for the recording, mix and mastering of our songs and for the final production of the CD. 
The original vibe of our songs is based on Elias’s lyrics in both Czech and English and on the violin melodies of our violinist Filip Kottek. Shortly, we are Elias & the Shepherds – because there is simply nothing stronger than love between a man and a dog. And you can feel love this strong when you listen to the music of Elias & the Shepherds. 

Why are we doing this?

We want our work to be as good as possible, but we can’t make it without money. That’s why we are calling on you, our faithful (or future) fans and supporters, through the Hit-Hit platform and offering you the possibility to support us in our quest to capture our “hit‑hits“ on a CD forever.

News

Feb 28, 2020 Our Hithit page is in English!

Our Hithit page is now in English, too! Yeeeehaaaw! So if you are a non-czech speaker, your time has come. Help us to collect money for our new CD by choosing your reward such as a violin lesson, a signed CD or a private concert!

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  • 14 I want to support you!

    A reward for those who want to support us and don’t want anything else.

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 5.45
    (CZK 150)
  • 23 Album to download

    You will get the link to download our album even before its official release.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 9.08
    (CZK 250)
  • 11 from 15 A poster with our logo

    We will send you a poster with our hand-painted shepherd logo by Monika Brablecova.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 9.08
    (CZK 250)
  • 2 from 20 A signed CD, personal delivery

    You can pick up your signed CD at one of our shows or we can arrange a meeting in Prague.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 14.52
    (CZK 400)
  • 12 from 20 A signed CD, delivered by a courier

    We will be happy to send our signed CD straight to your home – give us your address and wait for the courier at home. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 18.16
    (CZK 500)
  • 8 from 10 A signed CD before its official release

    Do you want to listen to our album before everybody else hears it and before we pour Irish whiskey over it at the launch party? We can either give it to you personally in Prague or we will send it to you.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 25.42
    (CZK 700)
  • 24 from 30 Signed CD and a ticket to the launch party

    We will invite you to our launch party, your name will be written on the guestlist and after the concert we will give you our signed CD.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 34.50
    (CZK 950)
  • 3 from 5 Double-bass lesson with Lucie

    You will meet Lucie, our double-bassist, who will teach you to play simple bass lines, she will show you her favourite riffs, or she will teach you the bass line to your favourite song. The lessons take place in Prague and they are 60 minutes long.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 36.31
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 9 from 10 Guitar lesson with Iby Pop

    You will meet Iby, who can either teach you to play chords and to strum, or who can share his experience in playing gypsy-jazz riffs and diminished chords, so even an advanced player won’t regret. The lessons take place in Prague and they are 60 minutes long. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 36.31
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 8 from 10 Violin lesson with Filip

    You will meet Filip, our virtuoso violinist, who will either teach you the basic techniques or he will advise you on how to get better if you already play this beautiful instrument. The lessons take place in Prague and they are 60 minutes long.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 36.31
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 5 from 10 Singing lesson with Elias

    You will meet somewhere near a piano and Elias will teach you to breathe properly and share his experience, tips and tricks with you. The lessons take place in Prague and they are 60 minutes long. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 36.31
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 3 from 10 Two signed CDs and two tickets to the launch party

    A reward for those who want to support us and enjoy our music live. We will hand you and your beloved one tickets to the launch party and after the concert we will give you two signed CDs, so you will remember this beautiful evening forever.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 54.47
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 2 from 5 A song on request

    Give us a task – a joyful or a sad song? In English or in Czech? Upbeat or slow? We will record a song for you on an iPhone and we will send it to you by e-mail.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 90.78
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 3 from 5 Small sponsorship

    Your name will be mentioned in the acknowledgements section on the cover of our CD. And obviously, you will get your own signed CD. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 181.55
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 3 from 5 A home concert of Elias & the Shepherds

    We will come to your home and we will play an acoustic concert for you and your friends and for anyone you may want to invite.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 363.11
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 10 from 10 An Elias & the Shepherds concert

    We will play at your public event. Do you organize a festival and you want us to play there? This reward is perfect for you. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 544.66
    (CZK 15,000)
  • 2 from 3 A private event including an IRISH PARTY

    Are you planning a business party, a wedding or another private event? Do you want us to play there and make it the best Irish party ever? All you need to do is to choose this reward. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 726.22
    (CZK 20,000)
  • 2 from 2 Major sponsorship

    A reward for those who like to support projects that make sense and bring something new and beautiful to the world. In case you choose this reward, you will get (besides a great feeling) two tickets to the launch party, where you will be invited to join us on the stage during the launch itself, an acknowledgement on the CD cover and a signed CD. 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,815.54
    (CZK 50,000)
  • 1 from 1 Elias & the Shepherds’ chief sponsor

    Do you really love our band? Do you want to support us as much as you possibly can? With this reward, you will get free tickets to all our concerts for the rest of your life, you will be acknowledged on the CD cover and you will get to pour Irish whiskey over our brand new CD at the launch party.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 3,631.08
    (CZK 100,000)