Let's Make "Porphyra's" Next Rock Masterpiece Together!

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funding goal: $2,500
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Stella McGovern Sharon L. Martingale Lorraine Boettcher Danielle Statuto Alicia Kubeck Viktoriya Vita Maria MyMojo Sevastos Grzegorz Swirszcz

Porphyra's epic album "Faith, Struggle, Victory" inspired a revolution in modern Rock music!

It begat the idea of “Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera. Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world” which had a successful debut at New York City's iconic Carnegie Hall in May 2015. It became the first Greek themed Rock Opera to ever debut there! Twelve months later, May 13-15th of this year, the show had its 3-day only Off-Broadway limited run at The Players Theatre in Manhattan. It was awarded by UNESCO Greece for promoting Greek culture, history and music and bridging it with modern Rock and Heavy Metal. And all this as we work towards opening on Broadway.

This rock musical tells of the dreams and ambitions of a couple who made their own fate and altered the course of history. This is the story of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kievan Rus, the first Russian Empire, and Princess Anna Porphyrogenita of Constantinople, princess of Byzantium, the cultural beacon of the Mediterranean during Western Europe’s Dark Ages.

With original music by Billy Chrissochos, original lyrics by Billy Chrissochos and George Tsalikis, and accompanied by a book by George Tsalikis, the Rock Opera is directed by George Tsalikis and choreographed by Dena Stevens.

Obviously, we needed to follow up "Faith, Struggle, Victory" with another masterpiece and you our fans have voted. All the New songs from our "Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera's" Players Theatre debut will be featured on the new album with many of the cast voices that melted your faces off plus additional guests. There will also be new material that ties our next chapter of the Porphyra Grecian Rock Opera Trilogy.

New album will include the songs from the Rock Opera as well as new songs and some of the cast voices as well as some other international guest stars. Mike Savvas, Billy Chrissochos, Greg Swirszcz, Richard Khuzami, Elaine Tuttle & George Tsalikis will be joined by some amazing guest talent on this recording.

We have the exceptional drummer Tracey "Tré Boogie" Beavers (https://www.facebook.com/Treboogie666/?fref=ts) and guitarist Mark "M.E" Edwards, from the legendary Overlorde (https://www.facebook.com/MEFlyingV/?fref=ts & https://www.facebook.com/overlorde/).

On the female vocal front we have the beautiful Aphrodite Vlasserou (www.AphroditeVlasserou.com) singing on our single "Hook Through My Heart"!

The funds we raise through this crowdfunding campaign will first go towards offsetting the cost of producing this album. All additional funds raised will help us with the enormous costs of producing our future Rock Operas.


 

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Porphyra on Facebook

Porphyra Official Youtube Channel

www.PorphyraRockOpera.com

Official Videos

Below are the official music videos from our last album "Faith, Struggle, Victory",  as well as some live concert footage and the epic Constantinople 1453 video from Porphyra's earlier days as Phoenix Reign.

"Porphyra" Official Video

 

"No Fear" Official MMA Tribute Music Video

 

Porphyra live at Blackthorn 08-07-14 Performing "Porphyra"

 

Phoenix Reign - Constantinople 1453: On the Eve of the Fall (full video)

 

About Me

I was born in Astoria, New York but grew up from an early age in Athens, Greece. There I fell in love with my ancestral culture and Heavy Metal.

In 1998 I founded the New York based group Phoenix Reign, featuring double guitars, Greek melodies and historical themes. This band played all the famous NYC hot spots including CBGB’s, L’amour’s, the Voodoo Lounge, Castle Heights, Continental, Ace of Clubs, the Village Underground, Made in Brazil, Don Hills, The Chance, The Gramercy Theater, and the Good Times Magazine sponsored Festival. We opened up for acts such as Lynch Mob, Riot, Winger, Turisas and Epica, performed with the Astoria Symphony on multiple occasions, and also rocked the NYC Parks Festivals at Astoria and Athens Square Park. In 2013 the band was rebranded as Porphyra and I set out to create the first ever Greek inspired Rock Opera based on themes from the Macedonian Dynasties of ancient and medieval Greece. I succeeded by creating "Porphyra, A Grecian Rock Opera" based on Porphyra's album "Faith, Struggle, Victory." It debuted at Carnegie Hall and Off Broadway at The Players Theatre with Broadway on the future horizon.

I am Director of UNESCO Greece NY's chapter for Modern Music and the primary composer, lyricist and producer of the band as well as an artist, graphic designer, photographer, video editor, event organizer, finance specialist, and historical consultant. I play the Alto Saxophone and the Guitar. I have striven to merge Rock and Heavy Metal with Greek music all my life.

Along with my wife Despina, we are also parents to a beautiful new production named Triantafyllia.

 

Some of Our Special Rewards

These beautifully designed t-shirts and mug that commemorate “Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera. Anna and Vladimir: the love that ROCKED the world” can be yours for supporting us. elect your size, style, and color below in the Rewards section.

 

Funding goals:
2K
Halfway there!
$2,500

This amount will cover half the cost of producing our new album.

5K
We did it!
$5,000

We will be humbled and honored to reach this goal which will cover the cost of our latest album.

12K
Amazing!
$12,000

We always knew we had amazing fans. We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your support.

20K
Funding our Broadway dreams
$20,000

Our ultimate goal is to bring Porphyra: Anna & Vladmir, the Love that Rocked the World to Broadway. This is a very expensive undertaking and your support is very greatly appreciated.

Pick from rewards below and support this project:
Chosen by 1 supporter
$1+: Social media shout out!

Every dollar helps us reach our goal. We appreciate your support and will announce it to our followers via social media. Thank you!

$10+: Digital Downloads

You will be sent a link to download three songs from the new Porphyra album when it is completed. You will also receive a social media shout-out in recognition of your support.

Chosen by 4 supporters
$15+: Album Download

You will be sent a link to download the entire new Porphyra album when it is completed. You will also receive a social media shout-out in recognition of your support.

100 available
$32+: Commemorative Mug

By supporting us at this level, you can become the proud owner of this sweet - insert name of hot beverage of your choice here - mug! Okay for cold drinks too.

This 10 fl oz imported, contrasting mug is lead and cadmium free. Our commemorative design will be printed in the USA. Dishwasher safe.

Chosen by 4 supporters (246 of 250 still available)
$45+: Commemorative T-shirt

Woo hoo! These imported soft premium 100% cotton (heather t-shirts are 95% cotton, 5% viscose) t-shirts will be printed in the USA to commemorate our history-making opera that debuted at Carnegie Hall and recently had a 3-day off Broadway run at the Players Theatre.

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Chosen by 2 supporters (98 of 100 still available)
$55+: The New CD

For supporting us at this level, you will receive a handwritten thank you letter from Porphyra, and an autographed CD of the new album when it is ready, and a social media shout out.

Chosen by 1 supporter (19 of 20 still available)
$250+: The whole kit and caboodle!

For supporting us at this level, you will receive the following rewards:

  1. Shout out from the band via social media
  2. Your name added to the list of supporters on our website
  3. A handwritten thank you letter from Porphyra
  4. A signed copy of our playbill from our recent performances at Players Theatre
  5. A signed Porphyra "Faith, Struggle, Victory" poster
  6. A signed copy of our latest CD once it's completed
  7. A commemorative Porphyra beverage mug (See details below)
  8. A commemorative Porphyra t-shirt (See details below)

The 10 fl oz imported, contrasting mug is lead and cadmium free. Our commemorative design will be printed in the USA. Dishwasher safe.

These imported soft premium 100% cotton (heather t-shirts are 95% cotton, 5% viscose) t-shirts will be printed in the USA .

 

 

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4 available
$750+: Sponsor our Album!

For supporting us at this level, you will receive the following rewards:

  1. Shout out from the band via social media
  2. Your name added to the list of sponsors on our website
  3. A handwritten thank you letter from Porphyra
  4. A signed copy of our playbill from our recent performances at Players Theatre
  5. A signed Porphyra "Faith, Struggle, Victory" poster
  6. A signed copy of our latest CD once it's completed
  7. A commemorative Porphyra beverage mug (See details below)
  8. A commemorative Porphyra t-shirt (See details below)
  9. You will be invited to attend one of our recording sessions in New York City (All travel and any accommodation costs will have to be borne by you)
  10. Your name will be printed on the CD cover as a sponsor

The 10 fl oz imported, contrasting mug is lead and cadmium free. Our commemorative design will be printed in the USA. Dishwasher safe.

These imported soft premium 100% cotton (heather t-shirts are 95% cotton, 5% viscose) t-shirts will be printed in the USA.

Style:
Color:
Size:
6 available
$2,500+: Become an Executive Producer

For supporting us at this level, you will receive the following rewards:

  1. Shout out from the band via social media
  2. Your name featured as an Executive Producer of our latest album on our website
  3. A handwritten thank you letter from Porphyra
  4. A signed copy of our playbill from our recent performances at Players Theatre
  5. A signed Porphyra "Faith, Struggle, Victory" poster
  6. A signed copy of our latest CD once it's completed
  7. A commemorative Porphyra beverage mug (See details below)
  8. A commemorative Porphyra t-shirt (See details below)
  9. You will be invited to attend one of our recording sessions in New York City (All travel and any accommodation costs will have to be borne by you)
  10. You will be invited to our album release party in New York City (All travel and accommodation costs will have to be borne by you)
  11. You will be listed as an Executive Producer on the CD cover of our new album

The 10 fl oz imported, contrasting mug is lead and cadmium free. Our commemorative design will be printed in the USA. Dishwasher safe.

These imported soft premium 100% cotton (heather t-shirts are 95% cotton, 5% viscose) t-shirts will be printed in the USA.

 

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