By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Milwaukee's Wooldridge Brothers have a Kickstarter campaign running for a new record.

No, wait. For two new records.

Brian and Scott Wooldridge are hoping to raise $6,000 to fund a new record by their eponymous band, but also to make a new solo album by Scott -- who now lives in Minneapolis -- a reality.

At the time of writing, 33 folks have anted up $1,750 toward the projects.

"The Wooldridge Brothers are still a rock band," Scott said in a statement. "My solo stuff takes a more minimalist approach, and really tries to get down to the songs' bones."

The full-band record will include material recorded in Minneapolis with producer John Munson, who was a member of Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare.

Among the deal-sweeteners on offer to funders is the band's sampler CD, "Blast from the Past," and a vinyl 7" that will include one song from each of the new albums.

"There were a lot of ways that the two albums are linked, and our audiences are very similar, so we just thought we should go in together," said Brian, explaining why they chose to do two records in a single campaign, which is unusual.

"I've seen a lot of Kickstarter campaigns, and I've never seen one that combines two albums," Scott added. "I wasn't sure they'd accept it. I kind of crossed my fingers when I submitted the project."

The project closes on July 5 and the incentives are expected to go out around the time Scott's solo record is released, in September. The full-band release is expected to appear in 2015.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.