The Bookshop Band are creating songs inspired by books
12

patrons

$59
per new music video
THE BOOKSHOP BAND
Hello book-lovers! We guess you're here because you know about us, maybe you've seen us, and know that we write songs inspired by books and tour bookshops. It started as an artistic songwriting collaboration with our local independent bookshop Mr Bs Emporium of Reading Delights (Bath, UK) - one of the best bookshops in the world - and almost 7 years and 13 albums down the line it has grown into a very nice little monster indeed, taken us all over the UK and Ireland, and has led to meeting and collaborating with loads of amazing authors. 

So, what's Patreon? If you're just showing up here for the first time....here's what's happening: If you're a fan of us and want to support us writing songs in the way we do, making music videos and releasing book-inspired albums, this is the place to be. Making and selling music is a really hard thing to do, but we love it. However, despite all the press we get, the great reviews, the lovely crowds at gigs, hardly anyone actually buys music now, so it's pretty tough to keep doing it, and we REALLY want to. This site is a space for modern day true patronage - you subscribe as a patron of ours for $1, $3, $5, $10 etc.... what ever amount you like which is paid every time we create something (don't worry - you can cap it, so if we have a massive creative streak we won't fleece you ;) and that gives us budgets to invest into what we do, pay people, up our game, up our production values and pay the rent. We're just figuring this out as we go, but it's a REALLY awesome way for you guys to help us make the things we do and get them out into the world. 

Here's our first music video, inspired by Alice in Wonderland (Patreon budget - $80).

Help us do more. All the videos we make will be freely available on YouTube to everyone, we really want it that way. You are the people that make it happen, that give us that kick to do it, that give us the budgets when no one else is investing in art, and we are so thankful for you all. There are a few perks we can offer-  like we'll post to you first, we can credit you, we can get you tickets to gigs and open a behind the scenes forum for you to find out what we're up to as well as have a discussion with us about what we're doing, ideas for how to do it, places to go and ways of growing this together. We're all in this. This is a huge EXPERIMENT and we're figuring it all out as we go. 

Thank you everyone. Let's do this....
Ben & Beth 
The Bookshop Band

Tiers
Pledge $1 per new creation
$1 or more per new music video 3 patrons
You're supporting us and that is amazing, that's everything, that's massive. Thankyou. You'll get access to our Patreon-only-feed where everything we do get's posted, discussed and mused by us and you. 
Pledge $2 per new creation
$2 or more per new music video 3 patrons
Thank you, that's HUGE. That's wonderful. Every bit helps. 
Pledge $5 per new creation
$5 or more per new music video 4 patrons
Woah, this is really generous. $5 per creation is a lot and will go a long way to helping us get these things made. You be in our Secret Stories Club - we'll send out more personal behind the scenes goings on, draft recordings of new songs, stuff thats out of the public eye. 
Pledge $10 per new creation
$10 or more per new music video 2 patrons
This is a serious amount to spend on us. You really are feeding our creative fires. THANKYOU!!!! We'll do our best to make it worth it for you - you'll get access to everything above and we'll also email you direct when new stuff happens.  We'll also send you an digital download pack when you sign up, which will include some of our albums and an exclusive LIVE album which isn't available anywhere else. 
Pledge $25 per new creation
$25 or more per new music video 1 of 20 patrons
Into the hub of what we do. Thankyou. In addition to all the above we'll ship out a really special  gift to you on sign up and credit you by name in the YouTube credits for the videos we host. 
Pledge $50 per new creation
$50 or more per new music video 1 of 20 patrons
Again, bowled over that you'd want to help us so much. All of the above, plus downloads to everything PLUS random gifts in the post.
Pledge $100 per creation
$100 or more per new music video 0 of 3 patrons
OK ok, this is serious. You should recommend a book to us after 6 months and we'll write you a song :) THANKYOU
Goals
$59 of $80 per new music video
GET CREATIVE WITH MUSIC VIDEOS
So far we've mainly just filmed the first live performance of the song in Mr B's. We'd love to spend some time exploring ideas we've had for turning our songs into more visual feasts. 
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THE BOOKSHOP BAND
Hello book-lovers! We guess you're here because you know about us, maybe you've seen us, and know that we write songs inspired by books and tour bookshops. It started as an artistic songwriting collaboration with our local independent bookshop Mr Bs Emporium of Reading Delights (Bath, UK) - one of the best bookshops in the world - and almost 7 years and 13 albums down the line it has grown into a very nice little monster indeed, taken us all over the UK and Ireland, and has led to meeting and collaborating with loads of amazing authors. 

So, what's Patreon? If you're just showing up here for the first time....here's what's happening: If you're a fan of us and want to support us writing songs in the way we do, making music videos and releasing book-inspired albums, this is the place to be. Making and selling music is a really hard thing to do, but we love it. However, despite all the press we get, the great reviews, the lovely crowds at gigs, hardly anyone actually buys music now, so it's pretty tough to keep doing it, and we REALLY want to. This site is a space for modern day true patronage - you subscribe as a patron of ours for $1, $3, $5, $10 etc.... what ever amount you like which is paid every time we create something (don't worry - you can cap it, so if we have a massive creative streak we won't fleece you ;) and that gives us budgets to invest into what we do, pay people, up our game, up our production values and pay the rent. We're just figuring this out as we go, but it's a REALLY awesome way for you guys to help us make the things we do and get them out into the world. 

Here's our first music video, inspired by Alice in Wonderland (Patreon budget - $80).

Help us do more. All the videos we make will be freely available on YouTube to everyone, we really want it that way. You are the people that make it happen, that give us that kick to do it, that give us the budgets when no one else is investing in art, and we are so thankful for you all. There are a few perks we can offer-  like we'll post to you first, we can credit you, we can get you tickets to gigs and open a behind the scenes forum for you to find out what we're up to as well as have a discussion with us about what we're doing, ideas for how to do it, places to go and ways of growing this together. We're all in this. This is a huge EXPERIMENT and we're figuring it all out as we go. 

Thank you everyone. Let's do this....
Ben & Beth 
The Bookshop Band

Recent posts by The Bookshop Band

Tiers
Pledge $1 per new creation
$1 or more per new music video 3 patrons
You're supporting us and that is amazing, that's everything, that's massive. Thankyou. You'll get access to our Patreon-only-feed where everything we do get's posted, discussed and mused by us and you. 
Pledge $2 per new creation
$2 or more per new music video 3 patrons
Thank you, that's HUGE. That's wonderful. Every bit helps. 
Pledge $5 per new creation
$5 or more per new music video 4 patrons
Woah, this is really generous. $5 per creation is a lot and will go a long way to helping us get these things made. You be in our Secret Stories Club - we'll send out more personal behind the scenes goings on, draft recordings of new songs, stuff thats out of the public eye. 
Pledge $10 per new creation
$10 or more per new music video 2 patrons
This is a serious amount to spend on us. You really are feeding our creative fires. THANKYOU!!!! We'll do our best to make it worth it for you - you'll get access to everything above and we'll also email you direct when new stuff happens.  We'll also send you an digital download pack when you sign up, which will include some of our albums and an exclusive LIVE album which isn't available anywhere else. 
Pledge $25 per new creation
$25 or more per new music video 1 of 20 patrons
Into the hub of what we do. Thankyou. In addition to all the above we'll ship out a really special  gift to you on sign up and credit you by name in the YouTube credits for the videos we host. 
Pledge $50 per new creation
$50 or more per new music video 1 of 20 patrons
Again, bowled over that you'd want to help us so much. All of the above, plus downloads to everything PLUS random gifts in the post.
Pledge $100 per creation
$100 or more per new music video 0 of 3 patrons
OK ok, this is serious. You should recommend a book to us after 6 months and we'll write you a song :) THANKYOU