The next nine days are crucial for Jacob Abello and his new project, Prettyboy. During that time, the local glam-pop singer hopes to raise the full $10,000 needed to record his new album, which he said marks a significant break from his past and a big move into perfect pop music.
And as part of this campaign on Kickstarter, Abello will be saying goodbye to some of his signature stage outfits.
“This is just kind of the route where things are going for local music these days if you don't have a label or you don't have a big band where you can get together and get a loan,” Abello said.
“So, to make the record we want to make and support Blackwatch and local musicians and pay them what they deserve, I wanted to ask the fans to help out in a fun way, where they can be a part of making the record and get a little more than just the album. It'll make it more entertaining.”
Among the offerings is a leather vest with an unmentionable request spelled out in rhinestones on the back.
“I think it's $250. I did it by hand — I had no idea it was going to take so long,” he said. “It's one of a few outfits that I retired at the Opolis anniversary show.”
Others include a hot pink blazer ($250) Abello wore in 2012 at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas, and a gold, skintight leotard that can belong to a faithful fan for $300.
“I put that one on there mostly as a joke. That was my first really weird outfit that I started wearing. But yeah, that could be creepy. I don't think there's much of a market for that thing. But yeah, I'll take the money for it,” he said, laughing.Official Prettyboy Kickstarter
How to help
To contribute to Prettyboy's Kickstarter campaign, go to www.