The Moot are creating Music, Original Music, Busking Live Streams, Guitar Lessons
16

patrons

$70
per month
Hello Mootsters,

Thank you for joining us on our patreon page where we hope you will become part of our growing community. The Moot are Clare, who sings and plays electric guitar and Eryl who plays percussion and traditional drum-kit. We are a professional live music and busking duo based in Scotland.

In 2005 we formed in South West Scotland as a duo playing mainly original music, mixed in  with a few cover songs to fatten out the set. Having struggled to kind gigs in rural Scotland we decided to move back to Yorkshire England, settling in the Pennine village of Marsden. Things were going well, we had built up a good reputation, then the smoking ban came into force and the pubs started to struggle to re-book bands.

After a minor 'Oh My what are we going to do?' moment we tried opening a small shop in the village. The turn over was slow to say the least, and one day our friend Rachelle suggested that she ran the shop whilst we went busking. We jumped at the chance, and left the next day. Making more money and having a lot more fun in the same amount of time the shop was open, somewhat answered the question - 'Oh My what are we going to do now?' We stuck a sign on the shop window that read 'Sorry shop closed, Gone Busking' and never looked back.

In 2011 we were joined on the streets by our busking partner and professional bottler Lucy the Dalmatian.

Clare and I are back in Scotland, we still play gigs and love to play at pubs, events, weddings etc. Some of our favourite gigs are the when we perform at community and charity events and are able to interact with people.

 The ability to express yourself in a truly free way comes only on the street as a professional busker, where we are lucky enough to meet people from all walks of life, share special moments with them and hear some of their stories, cheer them up when they are low.  We stream our busking sessions live on our Facebook page and are loving being able to interact with so many people. The streaming is fantastic not only at the time when we are interacting with you, but by tuning in and interacting with us, you are all motivating us to keep going. 

With your support we would like to be able to free up more time to dedicate to charities and community groups and to help other people. It also enables us to free up time to be creative and write some new songs, to collaborate with other people such as the work we have been doing the Poet Dawn Bland, who writes poetry to raise awareness about mental health issues and homelessness. Clare has also been making guitar lessons on her Youtube Channel for over 10 years.

In 2012 a fellow busker Jonny Walker began highlighting issues that affect buskers in the UK, particularly the draconian regulations various local authorities were trying or indeed introducing, which meant and continues to mean that Street Culture in the UK is under threat.
Jonny Walker established the Keep Streets Live organisation to fight for the rights of buskers and street culture. Devastatingly to many of us Jonny passed away in March 2018. We are trying to keep Jonny's legacy alive and to Keep Streets Live, your support as a patreon will also enable us to free up time to help the Keep Street Live Team.

Thank you 
Eryl & Clare
Tiers
Mootster
$1.50 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, 

All Mootster's get a copy of our latest release, The Busker, it's artwork and the video via email link.

Access to the Patreon only page, which includes early access to new material and Clare's guitar Course with Chord sheets

Mootster+1
$2 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, As a Mootster+1 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster plus an online shout out and a request whenever we are live on Facebook (as long as we know it, we will play it :-) )
Mootster+2
$5 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, As a Mootster+2 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+1, plus a signed copy of one of our Albums and a signed Photograph from The Moot with Lucy.
Mootster+3
$10 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster+3 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+2, plus A 15 minute live stream guitar/drum lesson OR gig (your choice) each month.

Mootster Mania
$20 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Mania subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+3, plus A 30 minute live stream gig/guitar lesson (your choice) each month. You will also get a free download of any tracks we release.

Mootster Delux
$30 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Mania, plus A handmade marracca, a download any new material we release along with a hand written letter of Thank you and a monthly newsletter sent to you in the post.

Mootster Extra Delux
$50 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Extra Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Delux, plus a 1 hour performance if possible live or via live stream each month at a mutually agreeable location and time.  

You could collected these performancesup to a maximum of 3 months offering a 3 hour performance four times annually For example. 

Mega Mootster
$150 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mega Mootster subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Extra Delux , plus an impromptu gig with the street set up (battery powered amp and djembe for 2x45min sets) once a month at a location of mutual agreement. maybe in a pub, a street, your garden, home, village hall, and for those not in the UK we could possibly come up with a UK location together to stream live from.

Mega Mootster Delux
$250 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mega Mootster Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mega Mootster, plus one full gig using the full pa, drumkit or the djembe (your choice), once a month at a location of mutual agreement. maybe in a pub, a street, your garden, home, village hall, and for those not in the UK we could possibly come up with a UK location together to stream live from.

Business Mootster
$500 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Business Mootster subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mega Mootster Delux plus Shout outs during our live streams, share your company logo on our website themoot.co.uk and you will be mentioned in the title of our live streams. 

We will perform 2 full gigs a year for all your staff.

Goals
$70 of $100 per month
With your support we would like to free up enough time to take a morning or afternoon each week to focus on writing some new original songs.
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Hello Mootsters,

Thank you for joining us on our patreon page where we hope you will become part of our growing community. The Moot are Clare, who sings and plays electric guitar and Eryl who plays percussion and traditional drum-kit. We are a professional live music and busking duo based in Scotland.

In 2005 we formed in South West Scotland as a duo playing mainly original music, mixed in  with a few cover songs to fatten out the set. Having struggled to kind gigs in rural Scotland we decided to move back to Yorkshire England, settling in the Pennine village of Marsden. Things were going well, we had built up a good reputation, then the smoking ban came into force and the pubs started to struggle to re-book bands.

After a minor 'Oh My what are we going to do?' moment we tried opening a small shop in the village. The turn over was slow to say the least, and one day our friend Rachelle suggested that she ran the shop whilst we went busking. We jumped at the chance, and left the next day. Making more money and having a lot more fun in the same amount of time the shop was open, somewhat answered the question - 'Oh My what are we going to do now?' We stuck a sign on the shop window that read 'Sorry shop closed, Gone Busking' and never looked back.

In 2011 we were joined on the streets by our busking partner and professional bottler Lucy the Dalmatian.

Clare and I are back in Scotland, we still play gigs and love to play at pubs, events, weddings etc. Some of our favourite gigs are the when we perform at community and charity events and are able to interact with people.

 The ability to express yourself in a truly free way comes only on the street as a professional busker, where we are lucky enough to meet people from all walks of life, share special moments with them and hear some of their stories, cheer them up when they are low.  We stream our busking sessions live on our Facebook page and are loving being able to interact with so many people. The streaming is fantastic not only at the time when we are interacting with you, but by tuning in and interacting with us, you are all motivating us to keep going. 

With your support we would like to be able to free up more time to dedicate to charities and community groups and to help other people. It also enables us to free up time to be creative and write some new songs, to collaborate with other people such as the work we have been doing the Poet Dawn Bland, who writes poetry to raise awareness about mental health issues and homelessness. Clare has also been making guitar lessons on her Youtube Channel for over 10 years.

In 2012 a fellow busker Jonny Walker began highlighting issues that affect buskers in the UK, particularly the draconian regulations various local authorities were trying or indeed introducing, which meant and continues to mean that Street Culture in the UK is under threat.
Jonny Walker established the Keep Streets Live organisation to fight for the rights of buskers and street culture. Devastatingly to many of us Jonny passed away in March 2018. We are trying to keep Jonny's legacy alive and to Keep Streets Live, your support as a patreon will also enable us to free up time to help the Keep Street Live Team.

Thank you 
Eryl & Clare

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Tiers
Mootster
$1.50 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, 

All Mootster's get a copy of our latest release, The Busker, it's artwork and the video via email link.

Access to the Patreon only page, which includes early access to new material and Clare's guitar Course with Chord sheets

Mootster+1
$2 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, As a Mootster+1 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster plus an online shout out and a request whenever we are live on Facebook (as long as we know it, we will play it :-) )
Mootster+2
$5 or more per month
Welcome Mootster, As a Mootster+2 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+1, plus a signed copy of one of our Albums and a signed Photograph from The Moot with Lucy.
Mootster+3
$10 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster+3 subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+2, plus A 15 minute live stream guitar/drum lesson OR gig (your choice) each month.

Mootster Mania
$20 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Mania subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster+3, plus A 30 minute live stream gig/guitar lesson (your choice) each month. You will also get a free download of any tracks we release.

Mootster Delux
$30 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Mania, plus A handmade marracca, a download any new material we release along with a hand written letter of Thank you and a monthly newsletter sent to you in the post.

Mootster Extra Delux
$50 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mootster Extra Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Delux, plus a 1 hour performance if possible live or via live stream each month at a mutually agreeable location and time.  

You could collected these performancesup to a maximum of 3 months offering a 3 hour performance four times annually For example. 

Mega Mootster
$150 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mega Mootster subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mootster Extra Delux , plus an impromptu gig with the street set up (battery powered amp and djembe for 2x45min sets) once a month at a location of mutual agreement. maybe in a pub, a street, your garden, home, village hall, and for those not in the UK we could possibly come up with a UK location together to stream live from.

Mega Mootster Delux
$250 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Mega Mootster Delux subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mega Mootster, plus one full gig using the full pa, drumkit or the djembe (your choice), once a month at a location of mutual agreement. maybe in a pub, a street, your garden, home, village hall, and for those not in the UK we could possibly come up with a UK location together to stream live from.

Business Mootster
$500 or more per month
Welcome Mootster,

 As a Business Mootster subscriber you get all the rewards of a Mega Mootster Delux plus Shout outs during our live streams, share your company logo on our website themoot.co.uk and you will be mentioned in the title of our live streams. 

We will perform 2 full gigs a year for all your staff.