Ten Foot Pole is creating Original post melodic punk music and acoustic versions
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Hi, this is Dennis Jagard, songwriter, singer and guitarist of Ten Foot Pole (a band with roots in the 90’s Epitaph/Fat melodic punk scene, and over 7 records released and thousands of shows performed over the years).

Ten Foot Pole, and our acoustic version, still play and make music, but we can’t rely on record labels to finance our recordings anymore. So I’m taking a leap of faith and financing a new all orginal music, full band Ten Foot Pole record, using money I earned as a touring sound engineer (for Prince, Weird Al and Jimmy Eat World--please come to a #tenfootpoleacoustic show to hear road stories between songs).  As of early August 2018, the new record is about half done, produced by Ryan Greene, and sounds amazing!   Would you like to be among the first to hear new songs? ...

Several people at shows have offered to help the band, to ensure that we keep making music, as it wouldn't be fair to my family for me to finance ongoing records.  So we signed up with Patreon so that people can become patrons of Ten Foot Pole, and we offer some perks/benefits/rewards to show our appreciation.  

We are starting with these subscription categories, in hopes of finding a level of patronage fitting your level of budget and passion:

$1 a month, for the moderately curious and supportive who want firsties and to be in the loop.  Perks include early access to new music and videos, as well as newsletters announcing tour dates, etc.  

$5 a month for dedicated supporters who want swag and name recognition.  Benefits include same as $1 tier, plus an annual gift from TFP merch (either shipped or in person), plus name displayed on our patrons lists on websites and possibly album art (depends on art deadlines).  

$10+ a month for our biggest fans, going for access and glory! These champions want us to quit our day jobs (to write, record and tour nonstop), want to be on our guest list at shows, and have their photos displayed on our SUPER PATRONS' SHRINE!   Perks include: same as other tiers; plus up to 1 guest list spot for every 3 months of subscribing, at any TFP headlining show (festivals not included); and name and photo displayed on our websites and art in the Super Patrons' Shrine.   For those giving over $10, we will try to surprise you with an appropriate benefit/reward to show our gratitude.
 
The benefits/rewards will evolve as we work hard to keep you happy, and find/create things you like.

Thank you very much for your support and interest in Ten Foot Pole recordings and concerts!  We would love nothing more than to keep making music, full band and acoustic, and sharing it with you!   Please check our tour dates in case you want an in-person explanation!  And feel free to write with suggestions and requests.

Hope to see you soon!
Dennis
Tiers
Curious (firsties and in the loop)
$1 or more per month
This is for the mildly curious/interested/supportive who want to see and hear the new stuff, and know the news/tourdates:
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc
  • Gratitude and hugs (if you consent) at shows 
Dedicated (swag and name-drop)
$5 or more per month
 

 This is for the dedicated fans that want us to keep writing, recording and touring.

  • Annual merch gift after 6 months (shipped or in person)
  • Your name displayed on our Patrons list
  • Extra level of gratitude and hugs (if you consent) at shows
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc
Biggest Fans (Access and Glory)
$10 or more per month
 This is for the super patrons who want us to quit our day jobs and just write, record and tour.  And want to come see us and be recognized!  Higher donations will unlock secret rewards (as we try to think of appropriate ways to show gratitude)!

 

  • 1 Guest list spot at any TFP headlining show (except festivals), for every 3 months of subscribing
  • Photo and name on our Super Patrons' Shrine, on sites and album artwork (depends on art deadlines)
  • Annual merch gift after 6 months (shipped or in person)
  • Extreme level of gratitude and hugs (if consenting) at shows
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc
Goals
33 of 300 patrons
When we reach 300 patrons, we will hire a producer to start recording the next album (probably acoustic, followed by another full band)
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Hi, this is Dennis Jagard, songwriter, singer and guitarist of Ten Foot Pole (a band with roots in the 90’s Epitaph/Fat melodic punk scene, and over 7 records released and thousands of shows performed over the years).

Ten Foot Pole, and our acoustic version, still play and make music, but we can’t rely on record labels to finance our recordings anymore. So I’m taking a leap of faith and financing a new all orginal music, full band Ten Foot Pole record, using money I earned as a touring sound engineer (for Prince, Weird Al and Jimmy Eat World--please come to a #tenfootpoleacoustic show to hear road stories between songs).  As of early August 2018, the new record is about half done, produced by Ryan Greene, and sounds amazing!   Would you like to be among the first to hear new songs? ...

Several people at shows have offered to help the band, to ensure that we keep making music, as it wouldn't be fair to my family for me to finance ongoing records.  So we signed up with Patreon so that people can become patrons of Ten Foot Pole, and we offer some perks/benefits/rewards to show our appreciation.  

We are starting with these subscription categories, in hopes of finding a level of patronage fitting your level of budget and passion:

$1 a month, for the moderately curious and supportive who want firsties and to be in the loop.  Perks include early access to new music and videos, as well as newsletters announcing tour dates, etc.  

$5 a month for dedicated supporters who want swag and name recognition.  Benefits include same as $1 tier, plus an annual gift from TFP merch (either shipped or in person), plus name displayed on our patrons lists on websites and possibly album art (depends on art deadlines).  

$10+ a month for our biggest fans, going for access and glory! These champions want us to quit our day jobs (to write, record and tour nonstop), want to be on our guest list at shows, and have their photos displayed on our SUPER PATRONS' SHRINE!   Perks include: same as other tiers; plus up to 1 guest list spot for every 3 months of subscribing, at any TFP headlining show (festivals not included); and name and photo displayed on our websites and art in the Super Patrons' Shrine.   For those giving over $10, we will try to surprise you with an appropriate benefit/reward to show our gratitude.
 
The benefits/rewards will evolve as we work hard to keep you happy, and find/create things you like.

Thank you very much for your support and interest in Ten Foot Pole recordings and concerts!  We would love nothing more than to keep making music, full band and acoustic, and sharing it with you!   Please check our tour dates in case you want an in-person explanation!  And feel free to write with suggestions and requests.

Hope to see you soon!
Dennis

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Tiers
Curious (firsties and in the loop)
$1 or more per month
This is for the mildly curious/interested/supportive who want to see and hear the new stuff, and know the news/tourdates:
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc
  • Gratitude and hugs (if you consent) at shows 
Dedicated (swag and name-drop)
$5 or more per month
 

 This is for the dedicated fans that want us to keep writing, recording and touring.

  • Annual merch gift after 6 months (shipped or in person)
  • Your name displayed on our Patrons list
  • Extra level of gratitude and hugs (if you consent) at shows
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc
Biggest Fans (Access and Glory)
$10 or more per month
 This is for the super patrons who want us to quit our day jobs and just write, record and tour.  And want to come see us and be recognized!  Higher donations will unlock secret rewards (as we try to think of appropriate ways to show gratitude)!

 

  • 1 Guest list spot at any TFP headlining show (except festivals), for every 3 months of subscribing
  • Photo and name on our Super Patrons' Shrine, on sites and album artwork (depends on art deadlines)
  • Annual merch gift after 6 months (shipped or in person)
  • Extreme level of gratitude and hugs (if consenting) at shows
  • Early access to new music
  • Early access to new videos
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Mailing list for tour date announcements, releases, etc