Astoria, New York (PressExposure) March 01, 2011 -- Veteran rock 'n' roller Paul Cullen has partnered with RocketHub, a grassroots crowdfunding community developed for Creatives by Creatives, to bring his vision of fine wine and fine music to life.
Cullen's musical career began when jazz guitarist, Stacey Boyd, turned him on to the bass guitar, noting there were a lack of bass players in the industry. After six months of practicing ten hours a day, Paul began playing with Stacey in a jazz trio. Paul spent the next nine years, on the road with various bands, before his big break.
"I got a call from the legendary band, Bad Company, asking if I'd like to audition for the bass job. I said YES, and off to London I went." Paul spent the next three years touring the world with Bad Company, and played 254 shows entertaining over 2.5 million people.
This spring, Paul will release his third solo CD, "Eleven Sundays," along with his own wine label.
Cullen's crowdfunding campaign recently launched on RocketHub: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/1092-unplugged-uncorked
He describes his project as "a cross-promotion to make both wine and music successful together."
Crowdfunding establishes a web-based event that harnesses an artist's network and audience for funds, awareness, and authentic feedback. RocketHub Co-Founder and CEO, Brian Meece sums it up as "a new spin on an established idea: Beethoven + Social Media = Crowdfunding for the modern musician. Welcome to the re-birth of patronage."