Louis Tillett is creating Music,Videos,Photos,Journals,Stories- All At Sea
53

patrons

$310
per month

Join me as I write a 

NEW ALBUM 

and record an 

AUDIO-BOOK 

while Sailing.


As a PATRON, you can enjoy the dry, safe and comfortable way
to sail 
with me, and have exclusive access
to the 
Stories, Journals, Video Logs and Music 
along the way from
only $1/month. 


Throughout my music, you may have heard themes of the Sea.

This is not only because of the romance of the notion.

I have had a personal life-long love affair with Sailing.

 

You are invited to become my 

"virtual" crew, 

while we create new 

music, literature and art.


"Forthwith this frame of mind was wrenched,
With a woeful agony,

Which forced me to begin my tale;
And then it left me free" 
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
Tiers
Just take it all in
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Watch and learn and laugh and cry, as it's own reward...and enjoy the posts that result from this adventure.
Rollocks aka Rowlocks
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
Oars are great. 

But when you don't have rowlocks...oars are all but useless. 

And only one rowlock is no good...you need both.

(Allow me to send you a Digital album or Two).

Bowlines
$10 or more per month 3 of 50 patrons
It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie; most notably, it is easy to untie after being subjected to a load. The bowline is sometimes referred as King of the knots because of its importance. 


(Allow me to send you 2 Digital Albums). 


(And from this level, upwards, you will be able to View "HERO" - the Short Film from 2007). 

Sheet Anchor
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
 sheet anchornoun
  1. 1.an additional anchor for use in emergencies.
  2. 2.a very dependable person or thing.

(Allow me to send you 3 Digital Albums)


And from this level, upwards, you will be able to view "HERO" and "A Night At Sea" in your own living room. 


Also please feel free to contact me via the personal email address, to stay in touch.

Ship's Compass
$50 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
All compass needles when freely suspended point North. So what is special about a magnetic compass at sea? Well, for one, great accuracy is required, which means that all errors have to be accounted for. It's essential! 


(Which is why I would love you to have my 3 Return To Sender Albums - so you will always know the way home), and any other Music available on Request.


You will also have access to some special "behind the scenes" footage...a more laid-back and unedited version of events. Somewhat of a promotion from crew...access to the Captain's table.


You will receive Credits on Any Published Material - if that suits you - on the Album, Audio-Book and/or Film Footage.  


You will also be able to to not only Play, but to also Download your own copies of "HERO" and "A Night At Sea".

Sextant
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
A Sextant is an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, especially the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars. 


(Please allow me to send you my entire catalog of Digital albums plus "From The Archives") 12 in total,  plus "Soliloquy" on CD, plus 2 x Limited Edition "Art of Darkness" (signed and unsigned) posters.  


You're invited to join me on a personal level to chat about Sailing and Music, and whatever other dreams and notions we feel free to discuss. 


You may have a private line to me. And an invitation to come sailing whenever I am in a nearby port.


And you will receive Credits on any published material. 


And special videos "behind the scenes" in the Officer's Mess...or the Captain's Table. if you will.


And you may Download and keep copies of "HERO" and "A Night At Sea".


 


Goals
$310 of $1,000 per month
This is all about launching something AND getting to the other side. At this stage in my musical career I need to know that my audience are with me on the long haul before I begin a creative undertaking that will be costly and take up years of my life. This is just what happens when you are an Independent Artist. So, having Patrons, in place of a label is where it's at.

What I am trying to achieve here, is to give something back to my Patrons while I am in the midst of writing and working on my current projects. And it just so happens, that this is happening while I am doing some sailing. And if you want to understand how that came about, and what it is about the Sea that inspires me, then you may be interested enough to become a Patron. 

Sailing itself isn't too expensive, and on that matter, neither is buying a boat when compared to the cost of a modern car. But the basics add up. Registration, Insurance, Food stocks, Diesel, Water storage, Maintenance, and Repairs. Of course, an ongoing income, and a backup, for the unforeseen...all need to be considered too, if you're going to undertake lengthy voyages seriously. It’s a case of hope for the best and prepare for the worst. There is no pulling up to the side of the road!

And when you're in port, the cost goes up exponentially for berthing, or even moorings. Being safe at sea, and able to remain "off grid" means expensive electrical and navigation systems, and safety equipment and no shortcuts on provisions. They are ALL indispensable. So this amount per month, will allow us to maintain a running ship as a vehicle for our Artistic voyage.

At this early stage I would like to be able to purchase better camera and recording equipment to not only achieve a greater cinematic experience for everyone, but to capture the sounds and sights of the Big Blue, and even be able to film inside the cabin in low-light conditions on those more bleak and blurry days.

And there's always more technology we require that can enable us to make the process of recording music and film easier and more professional. At this stage I am limited to short iPad videos, a budget version of a Go-Pro for “action” shots, and a basic laptop for my sit-down Video Blogs. I am hoping to invest in a couple of Go Pros which are able to film underwater,  being waterproof, high quality and lightweight...perfect for a boat in all conditions. Some better mics and an appropriately sized piano/keyboard will also enhance my ability to write and record, as I prepare the Album and the Audiobook.
1 of 1

Join me as I write a 

NEW ALBUM 

and record an 

AUDIO-BOOK 

while Sailing.


As a PATRON, you can enjoy the dry, safe and comfortable way
to sail 
with me, and have exclusive access
to the 
Stories, Journals, Video Logs and Music 
along the way from
only $1/month. 


Throughout my music, you may have heard themes of the Sea.

This is not only because of the romance of the notion.

I have had a personal life-long love affair with Sailing.

 

You are invited to become my 

"virtual" crew, 

while we create new 

music, literature and art.


"Forthwith this frame of mind was wrenched,
With a woeful agony,

Which forced me to begin my tale;
And then it left me free" 
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

Recent posts by Louis Tillett

Tiers
Just take it all in
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Watch and learn and laugh and cry, as it's own reward...and enjoy the posts that result from this adventure.
Rollocks aka Rowlocks
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
Oars are great. 

But when you don't have rowlocks...oars are all but useless. 

And only one rowlock is no good...you need both.

(Allow me to send you a Digital album or Two).

Bowlines
$10 or more per month 3 of 50 patrons
It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie; most notably, it is easy to untie after being subjected to a load. The bowline is sometimes referred as King of the knots because of its importance. 


(Allow me to send you 2 Digital Albums). 


(And from this level, upwards, you will be able to View "HERO" - the Short Film from 2007). 

Sheet Anchor
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
 sheet anchornoun
  1. 1.an additional anchor for use in emergencies.
  2. 2.a very dependable person or thing.

(Allow me to send you 3 Digital Albums)


And from this level, upwards, you will be able to view "HERO" and "A Night At Sea" in your own living room. 


Also please feel free to contact me via the personal email address, to stay in touch.

Ship's Compass
$50 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
All compass needles when freely suspended point North. So what is special about a magnetic compass at sea? Well, for one, great accuracy is required, which means that all errors have to be accounted for. It's essential! 


(Which is why I would love you to have my 3 Return To Sender Albums - so you will always know the way home), and any other Music available on Request.


You will also have access to some special "behind the scenes" footage...a more laid-back and unedited version of events. Somewhat of a promotion from crew...access to the Captain's table.


You will receive Credits on Any Published Material - if that suits you - on the Album, Audio-Book and/or Film Footage.  


You will also be able to to not only Play, but to also Download your own copies of "HERO" and "A Night At Sea".

Sextant
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
A Sextant is an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, especially the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars. 


(Please allow me to send you my entire catalog of Digital albums plus "From The Archives") 12 in total,  plus "Soliloquy" on CD, plus 2 x Limited Edition "Art of Darkness" (signed and unsigned) posters.  


You're invited to join me on a personal level to chat about Sailing and Music, and whatever other dreams and notions we feel free to discuss. 


You may have a private line to me. And an invitation to come sailing whenever I am in a nearby port.


And you will receive Credits on any published material. 


And special videos "behind the scenes" in the Officer's Mess...or the Captain's Table. if you will.


And you may Download and keep copies of "HERO" and "A Night At Sea".