MANHATTAN, Kan.— Midwest Meets Manhattan, formerly known as CO3, has announced a GoFundMe campaign to help produce its first record in over 10 years.
Comprised of members Chad Little and Dave Romero, the duo is thrilled to bring nearly 20 years of music, pastoral and worship ministry back to Nashville to produce their next project.
Ahead of recording this summer, the band has announced they’ll provide incentives based on levels of donations in the campaign. The band hopes to raise money to support the costs of the record, while also preparing additional projects under their new name.
“The hope for me is that you’ll not only love the music, but you’ll love the mission of why we’re even doing it,” Romero said. “We know the what and the how and we know how to do that well, but it’s the why behind it that drives us. It’s being able to create music that goes beyond our lives and creates a legacy for our kids and our grandkids.”
Having first discussed a reboot in September 2015, the band recently chose to rebrand themselves as Midwest Meets Manhattan, which is based on the slogan used by Little’s leather goods company, Ethos Custom Brands.
After rekindling their relationship and seeing momentum grow for this decision, the band said the time is right to take the next step.
“Coming back together now later in life… the beauty of it is there is no pressure,” Little said. “We’re doing what God said to do and it’s not even something we’ve had to force. We’ve not even tried because sincerely, it’s been a momentum that has formed organically.”
First forming Cord of Three in 2002, the band went on to open its own private label, Flagship Records, which released two singles to Christian radio, garnering top twenty success for the songs, ‘Be Still and ’Determined’.
Since last touring and working together in 2008, Romero has spent the last seven years in Manhattan, Kan., serving as a worship pastor at Westview Community Church before accepting the lead pastor position at its plant, TRU Community Church, in St. George, Kan.
Little unveiled Ethos Custom Brands in the years since CO3. He also became the worship leader at Journey Church in Sallisaw, Okla., before accepting the lead pastor position at TRU Sallisaw.
To donate to the project and see all information on levels of partnerships, visit www.gofundme.com/midwestmeetsmanhattan