Michael And The Michaels

Michael And The Michaels

are creating Music and Art
Hi,

I am Michael. And The Michaels.

I am a bard. Beholding to no one, inspired by you.

Michael And The Michaels is a collective of my musical and creative works. Rooted in acoustic metal, folk, rock opera, comedy and musical theater, I create compelling character-based musical schisms each with a unique point of view and sonic texture.

And for a good part of the year, I travel 'round this rock performing at Renaissance, Medieval, pyratical and fantasy Faires. I camp, couch surf, crash with friends or at hostels and endure the occasional hotel. 

And you can find me at a variety of unofficial venues: on the streets, at parks and lakes, in airports and railway stations. Even at funerals. Who brings a ukulele to a funeral and writes a song with four kids?—moi. And at grocery stores and restaurants, and on buses. Mountains and forests are my favorites. I lugged a guitar to the top of Longs Peak (14,255 ft) in Rocky Mountain National Park to belt out a tune at the summit. It’s this kind of fun-ness that fuels my art.

And 10,000 miles from home, I sang a song to an elder couple at the top of Mount Fuji. That was a beautiful experience. And I have so many more stories. Like that Spanish young man in Barcelona who dashed down the alley to meet me after hearing my voice flood the streets. And those fascinated people in Dublin who I sang to from the balcony of a hostel three floors up.

Everpresent is an instrument on my back or in my arms. I am naked without one. It is as necessary to me in public as the clothes you wear.

You will rarely find me on a stage. I've tried so hard to like them, but they are not me. My stage is grander. Any place where people need to connect and be transported out of their world for a brief escape—this is my stage.

I am a translator, a documenter, an observer, a writer, a composer, a recording artist: a driven creative fiend who communes with my muse from the moment I wake to the moment I fall to sleep. 

So many people, like yourself, have been part of my art. Knowingly and unknowingly. In a world of lines and waiting rooms and numbers and badges and IDs and division and fears and doubts and frustrations, I am here to bring you The Song and The Story. The Lyric. Joys and comedies, tragedies and sorrows; from the innocent to the profane, I create. This is what I do. And I love it. And because I love it, you will too.

Join me. It will be fun.

Cheers,
Michael
Tiers
Frostylocks
$2 or more per month

Welcome to my Patreon. I'm so happy to welcome you into my inner sanctum! What you're doing is magickal. THANK YOU! Let us journey into Music and Artistic Word-Hurl!


Goodies:

  • Access to the ESP BLOGmy patron-only feed. Join me on this Eternal Spring Parade as I rove around this rock. All the joys, grit and ridiculousness that happens on the road will be laid about before you open and uncensored.
King Kohn
$5 or more per month

This is a lot of support! THANK YOU! In addition to the previous reward, I will send you whatever I create in digital format (MP3, PDF, MP4)—music, books, videos, etc. 


Goodies:

  • All the digital things! and...
  • Access to the ESP BLOG
Fellowship of the Michaels
$10 or more per month

Wow!—this is serious support. THANK YOU! You are now part of the Fellowship Of The Michaels!  You will be listed on the credits/special thanks of any album or book or thing I produce!


Goodies:

  • Producer Credit!—Fellowship Of The Michaels!  
  • All the digital things!
  • Access to the ESP BLOG


AK Murderwright
$25 or more per month

I really want to do something special for you. This is HUGE! It takes a lot to show an Artist this kind of support. So here's the deal. When I produce an album or book or whatever—a thing—I will send you A Michael Thing! (handwritten lyrics, a fun piece of mail joy, a ridiculous photo,whatever!). 


Goodies:

  • A Michael Thing and...
  • Producer Credit 
  • All the digital things!
  • Access to the ESP BLOG
O, gracious patron, we must talk.
$100 or more per month

I'll contact you. We'll chat. It will be something super-fantastic!

Goals
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When I reach the thirty-seventh fantastic patron there shall be a very special video-cast! I'll set a date. We'll have fun. Details to follow.
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Hi,

I am Michael. And The Michaels.

I am a bard. Beholding to no one, inspired by you.

Michael And The Michaels is a collective of my musical and creative works. Rooted in acoustic metal, folk, rock opera, comedy and musical theater, I create compelling character-based musical schisms each with a unique point of view and sonic texture.

And for a good part of the year, I travel 'round this rock performing at Renaissance, Medieval, pyratical and fantasy Faires. I camp, couch surf, crash with friends or at hostels and endure the occasional hotel. 

And you can find me at a variety of unofficial venues: on the streets, at parks and lakes, in airports and railway stations. Even at funerals. Who brings a ukulele to a funeral and writes a song with four kids?—moi. And at grocery stores and restaurants, and on buses. Mountains and forests are my favorites. I lugged a guitar to the top of Longs Peak (14,255 ft) in Rocky Mountain National Park to belt out a tune at the summit. It’s this kind of fun-ness that fuels my art.

And 10,000 miles from home, I sang a song to an elder couple at the top of Mount Fuji. That was a beautiful experience. And I have so many more stories. Like that Spanish young man in Barcelona who dashed down the alley to meet me after hearing my voice flood the streets. And those fascinated people in Dublin who I sang to from the balcony of a hostel three floors up.

Everpresent is an instrument on my back or in my arms. I am naked without one. It is as necessary to me in public as the clothes you wear.

You will rarely find me on a stage. I've tried so hard to like them, but they are not me. My stage is grander. Any place where people need to connect and be transported out of their world for a brief escape—this is my stage.

I am a translator, a documenter, an observer, a writer, a composer, a recording artist: a driven creative fiend who communes with my muse from the moment I wake to the moment I fall to sleep. 

So many people, like yourself, have been part of my art. Knowingly and unknowingly. In a world of lines and waiting rooms and numbers and badges and IDs and division and fears and doubts and frustrations, I am here to bring you The Song and The Story. The Lyric. Joys and comedies, tragedies and sorrows; from the innocent to the profane, I create. This is what I do. And I love it. And because I love it, you will too.

Join me. It will be fun.

Cheers,
Michael

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Tiers
Frostylocks
$2 or more per month

Welcome to my Patreon. I'm so happy to welcome you into my inner sanctum! What you're doing is magickal. THANK YOU! Let us journey into Music and Artistic Word-Hurl!


Goodies:

  • Access to the ESP BLOGmy patron-only feed. Join me on this Eternal Spring Parade as I rove around this rock. All the joys, grit and ridiculousness that happens on the road will be laid about before you open and uncensored.
King Kohn
$5 or more per month

This is a lot of support! THANK YOU! In addition to the previous reward, I will send you whatever I create in digital format (MP3, PDF, MP4)—music, books, videos, etc. 


Goodies:

  • All the digital things! and...
  • Access to the ESP BLOG
Fellowship of the Michaels
$10 or more per month

Wow!—this is serious support. THANK YOU! You are now part of the Fellowship Of The Michaels!  You will be listed on the credits/special thanks of any album or book or thing I produce!


Goodies:

  • Producer Credit!—Fellowship Of The Michaels!  
  • All the digital things!
  • Access to the ESP BLOG


AK Murderwright
$25 or more per month

I really want to do something special for you. This is HUGE! It takes a lot to show an Artist this kind of support. So here's the deal. When I produce an album or book or whatever—a thing—I will send you A Michael Thing! (handwritten lyrics, a fun piece of mail joy, a ridiculous photo,whatever!). 


Goodies:

  • A Michael Thing and...
  • Producer Credit 
  • All the digital things!
  • Access to the ESP BLOG
O, gracious patron, we must talk.
$100 or more per month

I'll contact you. We'll chat. It will be something super-fantastic!