Y&T Raising Funds To Produce Career Spanning Documentary
January 28, 2015
Y&T have launched a crowd sourcing campaign to raise the funds needed to produce a forty year career spanning documentary. Anyone interested in contributing to the project can do so at Kickstarter.com — every copy of the DVD purchased through the Kickstarter campaign will include special bonus footage that won’t be available on the regular release.
The documentary, narrated by radio personality Eddie Trunk and told by frontman Dave Meniketti, along with interviews of past and present band members, will tell the great story that is Y&T by the guys who lived it. From the days of rehearsing in the front room at drummer Leonard Haze’s grandmother’s house in Oakland, California, to the present day celebrating over 40 years, you’ll hear about: the early days touring with their Volkswagen van and a pickup truck, the crazy stories of recording the first two Yesterday & Today albums, meeting Bill Graham and opening for Journey, Boston and Queen, the band’s big breaks recording and touring overseas, being on the road with AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and Dio, the short-lived break-up in the early ’90s, the reformation three years later, a tribute to bassist Phil Kennemore (who passed away in early 2011 after a battle with lung cancer), and much more.
The band has hundreds of hours of never-before-seen personal footage, concert clips, interviews, and thousands of personal pictures to sift through that will visually take you through the journey that they traveled. There will be rare footage and audio clips of performances old and new, from the band’s first shows to the legendary concerts and festivals. Also interviews with rock star celebrities from the many bands who have worked with and were influenced by Y&T, plus great stories from the band’s producers, engineers and roadies over the years.
“In the past we would ask a record company or a big corporation for funding, and in exchange, sign away rights and artistic control on the project,” explained Meniketti. “But with your help we can do it differently this time and tell the real story the way it should be told, by the band themselves, uncut, with all the nitty-gritty and stories that you want to hear to create a film that you want to see. We are very excited about the rise of crowdfunding. This gives the opportunity for your participation and input, resulting in a product made together by you and the band.”
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