Sarah Bowman of The Bowmans (USA) and Rene Coal Burrell of Coal (CH) is Famous October. We met once upon a tour in Switzerland and have worked together in some capacity ever since. Now we're married and living happily ever at the very foot of the Swiss alps… in the attic of an elementary school.
What's good for us is good for them. What’s good for them is good for us.
Our favorite concerts are the face to face kind- we want to connect with our fans and let them inspire our works to come.
What if we could change the stereotype that to commit to making music means to gamble with a chance at financial security, then join the ranks of the incessantly traveling, fingers bleeding, half way starving artist?
Yes, for years we alternated between the bowels of Brooklyn and packed 5 seater sedans, touring the states and Europe. We have more than 10 albums between us! Now we can aspire to a day to day situation where our relentless work pays off in its reach, as well as in its returns- thanks to real people on new internet platforms like Patreon. We don’t hope to lead a fancy life. We hope to happily continue to do what we do- one goal at a time, with you.
We want our daughter to grow up in an environment that embraces human expression – and doesn't shy away from supporting it.
There is nothing more inspiring and uplifting to us than the support that we get from the people who surround our music and our venue. We have both dreamed of passing on the happiest moments of our lives to our child, the moments that inspire our songs. You can show us that it’s possible to do this with you. Be prepared for some very heartfelt stuff from us!
We'll work hard, and tour, but now we can also share with you the songs we think are good for you.
Here is how Patreon works:
- Patreon keeps the necessity of advertising at bay, and allows us to connect directly to you. We post. You tip us for each post, or each month. We love you for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-IDF809fQ
- Famous October will regularly release videos containing our newest songs, our favorite songs, your favorite songs, songs of historical significance, songs you tell us to write, and videos about the songs.
- You decide what you can contribute to our videos, and we thank you with various (exciting) rewards.
- We’ve outlined our goals and Patreon will keep you informed on their progress. Once a goal is reached, we rise to the next occasion and continue to perfect the craft of making better and better music and videos, taking your comments and suggestions into consideration.
In March of 2014 we opened a loft style listening room and community called Pillow Song.
People gather here for a home away from home concert experience, or a cozy tour stop. Your patronage helps us to keep this, and other projects afloat while going about our busy lives as parents, as concert and recording artists, ourselves. We are releasing our debut album in October, and will be touring the US and Europe from Fall 2016 through Spring 2017.
We hope this will give you a more gratifying experience than bopping around Youtube or zapping through Spotify- and we thank you so much for giving it - and us - a try.