Article by Buster01
Thanks for inspiring us each day to be the Best
Who could not be totally in love with these wonderful souls?!!
I’m sure you remember a previous blog article about 4th Impact being the Breadwinners of the Cercado Family, but then when the Pandemic and Quarantine/ total lockdown occurred last year, they despaired because all of their concerts and gigs were cancelled so there was no income. [read more here]
But instead of wallowing in the despair, true to their spirit of always striving to be better, they came up with the inspiration of starting livestreams with their Dreamer fans.
They tried it initially on Facebook, but the home WiFi connection was very spotty at best, and they only had karaoke microphones, but there was no doubt of their wanting to show Dreamers they still had their incomparable spirit and humor!
A Dreamer fan had sent to them, previous to the quarantine, two books about the music industry, and in reading them, they found the Patreon platform in April and they started in May, hoping that at least a few Dreamers would be willing to join with monthly support.
They were so totally startled and emotional that there was an immediate response…that to this day, a year later, although the numbers of Patrons are realistically a fraction of what should have, they are always expressing being so grateful.To join for exclusive content from them, almost daily, see: www.patreon.com/4thimpact
Then a revelation occurred, with their discovering a Hawaiian radio station with a streaming platform for Filipinos, KUMU, and with it’s strong signal, 4th Impact. with renewed hope, re-launched their livestream on May 16, 2020.
4th Impact – A Million Dreams (07/04/2020)
As you can see, that renewed hope became viral with their Dreamers, being able to show their unwavering support and appreciation by gifting KUMU “diamonds” to them! So much so that 4th Impact, as the newcomer on KUMU, soon rose to the very TOP by a wide margin, in the gifting to artists and continued there each month!
We have to remember that they produced all of this in the family apartment, in what was a bedroom. Notice their spacing and often staggered lines.
4th Impact – Lady Marmalade (Live stream on KUMU) July 11, 2020
They also soon discovered via a Dreamer, the Streamlabs platform, with a different tipping format.
Inspired by the Dreamers’ enthusiasm and support, they released in rapid succession from September 21-October 3, THREE releases, 2 of them Music Videos, dazzling everyone…reactors couldn’t keep up with them and others “discovered them”!
And watch for “The Livestreams Part II: The Big time Dream” soon!,,,
This past Sunday, May 16th, was an emotional milestone for 4th Impact (as well as Dreamers) as shown in their Patreon post the following day:
“Happy Monday our Dreamers and Patrons.. Yesterday [5/16] is our anniversary of celebrating our first day of doing livestreams.. Wow you guys are incredible that we made it this far. We have experienced this roller coaster ride bcoz of this pandemic and we are so grateful for all your love and support 😊😊❤️❤️ we can’t thank you enough for holding us together, believing in our talent. Singing with us, laughing with us, even sharing our most challenging times of our lives..
Thank you so much. Pls know that we are forever grateful ❤️❤️
Cheers for more years to come and hopefully this pandemic will end soon and we can’t wait to see you all in our live tours to thank u personally. Thanks for inspiring us each day to be the Best ❤️”
Love, 4th impact
Acknowledgement and permission from 4th Impact Group Patreon May 17,2021
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