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This Patreon for Aural Elixir is a window, a voice, a vote, a role to play, a bit of motivation, shared inspiration, a way to get involved, a helping hand, a friendly ear, other random disassociated parts, figurative only! I keep it going endlessly, well because I'm endlessly creating. I've got a few new projects in the works, the first upcoming baby is INSTANT OCTOPUS! I'm so excited, it's a foray into entirely new territory for me, spontaneous solo piano compositions on Steinway Concert Grand pianos. These pianos are so large! I went in to this studio intending a few things but certainly not spontaneous compositions and solo piano. Some nerve I've got...but select music lovers & I agree, magic happened and this Instant octopus series was born. Details below about pre-ordering. If you're not ready to preorder but still want to help, every $1 is greatly appreciated!

***While Patreon is a monthly platform with exciting new content for patrons, you are welcome to do a one time subscription and simply cancel anytime. Or stay with us for special, only available on Patreon, new Aural Elixir songs, videos, musings, & more!***
 
Preordering details:
$10 will get you the free download as soon as mastering is complete. $20 buys the physical copy which will be posted directly to you. (Add extra postage if you are overseas.) $25 for a physical copy with message. $35 gets the physical CD and at least 10-15 minutes on an exclusive Google Hangout or Skype session. $45 for all of the above & free downloads of bonus tracks. $50 gets it all, plus cookies. :) Feel free to contact me with any questions or for alternate payment methods, [email protected]
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For those of you new to the music of Aural Elixir...Hi, my name is Jesse. I am a singer, pianist, composer, recording artist, & bandleader with Aural Elixir. While I have diversified income streams doing custom compositions for businesses, non-profits, and private events, vocal overdubs for other music projects, professional freelance singer and pianist, voice overs for podcasts, and music lessons for adults and children, Aural Elixir is my pet project.

    Originally inspired to create something unusual by the music of Frank Zappa, Thelonious Monk, & Joni Mitchell, I have invested almost 20 years into crafting songs, recording, and performing Aural Elixir music. I specialize in mostly original, semi-improvised, rock, jazz, folk, pop, funk, Americana, avant garde, classical, & indie music. Sometimes, I do covers & sometimes I take requests. I like to play live shows but find the experience limiting & have once been fired for being "too creative." To which I replied, Thank You.

    I believe Patreon is an excellent way to connect with my fans, friends, true music lovers, and supporters of the arts. As you show your appreciation and support for my msuic with occasional or regular monetary contributions, I hope to enhance your life with musical audio & video offerings as I continue to explore and expand the boundaries of Aural Elxiir music. You will find a range a rewards for different levels of patrons and I am open to your comments and suggestions. I am also interested in lists of your favorite songs, your favorite paintings, your favorite books, your favorite wild animals, your favorite vegan recipes (I'm vegan!), & most importantly pictures of your cats, dogs & other furrkids. Really, anything you would like to share, I am here for you. Thanks for visiting & reading all the way to the end of this note!

Gratefully Yours,
        Jesse, Aural Elixir

In their 2013 review, Offbeat magazine describes Aural Elixir's unique sound as "... Joni Mitchell’s sly and perceptive confessional meets Fiona Apple’s confrontational doomed romantic, with little hints of Tori Amos’ gonzo earth mother and Carole King’s practical warmth."

Born from the myriad of sounds present in the New Orleans music scene, Aural Elixir's jazz-rock-folk-pop fusion has been delighting audiences in concert halls, listening rooms, clubs, bars, cafes & at festivals for over fifteen years. Classical training, jazz sensibilities, rock tendencies and decades of experience as a professional entertainer empower Jesse Maclaine to craft an Aural Elixir show that is perfect for any entertainment scenario. Often compared to Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell, Aural Elixir delivers versatile, soulful music that is both accessible and defies categorization.

Tiers
A little help from my friends
$1 or more per month
For just one dollar, you will have exclusive access to at least one new Aural Elixir video each month.
Magical Music Lovers
$5 or more per month
$5 a month will allow you access to exclusive videos & special bonus material. 
Kindred Spirits
$10 or more per month
$10 every month will allow you full access to exclusive videos, new song sketches, cat pictures, as well as my enduring gratitude for your support and encouragement. 
Inner Circle
$25 or more per month
$25 will get you full access to all patron content, special videos, new song sketches, behind the scenes pictures, secret blogs, all of that plus my enduring gratitude for your support and encouragement.
Pop Star!
$100 or more per month
For $100, you can choose the next cover song & I will perform it, Aural Elixir Style.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!
Instant Octopus - Private Dancer
$300 or more per month
For this reward, I will create an Instant Octopus, fully improvised piece, and then privately release it to you & you can have the option of sharing or keeping it all to yourself. Please note, Aural Elixir and Jesse Maclaine will retain all the rights to any Instant Octopus music. You can choose this option for one month only or as an ongoing special musical treat for yourself.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!
Unicorn Rainbow Kitty
$500 or more per month
I will create a custom song for you. I will retain all the rights & ownership of this song but you can contribute some words or ideas or just know that song was especially for you. You can choose this option for one month only or as an ongoing special musical treat for yourself.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!
Goals
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I've finished the recording process for Instant Octopus but now I'm stuck in pre-production with no budget left for mixing, mastering, marketing, & release of this wonderful collection of beautiful, slightly avant garde, spontaneous piano compositions. I would love to see you as regular patrons, enjoying my art - new creations for you every month and bonuses for the higher tiers! Or even if you can only spare $1, a share on social media, or a kind comment, I truly appreciate any way you are able to help me make this dream of my next CD come to life!

Preordering details:
$10 will get you the free download as soon as mastering is complete. $20 buys the physical copy which will be posted directly to you. (Add extra postage if you are overseas.) $25 for a physical copy with message. $35 gets the physical CD and at least 10-15 minutes on an exclusive Google Hangout or Skype session. $45 for all of the above & free downloads of bonus tracks. $50 gets it all, plus cookies. :) Feel free to contact me with any questions or for alternate payment methods, [email protected].


Pre-ordering this CD is a win for both of us! If you're not ready to preorder but still want to help, every $1 is greatly appreciated!
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This Patreon for Aural Elixir is a window, a voice, a vote, a role to play, a bit of motivation, shared inspiration, a way to get involved, a helping hand, a friendly ear, other random disassociated parts, figurative only! I keep it going endlessly, well because I'm endlessly creating. I've got a few new projects in the works, the first upcoming baby is INSTANT OCTOPUS! I'm so excited, it's a foray into entirely new territory for me, spontaneous solo piano compositions on Steinway Concert Grand pianos. These pianos are so large! I went in to this studio intending a few things but certainly not spontaneous compositions and solo piano. Some nerve I've got...but select music lovers & I agree, magic happened and this Instant octopus series was born. Details below about pre-ordering. If you're not ready to preorder but still want to help, every $1 is greatly appreciated!

***While Patreon is a monthly platform with exciting new content for patrons, you are welcome to do a one time subscription and simply cancel anytime. Or stay with us for special, only available on Patreon, new Aural Elixir songs, videos, musings, & more!***
 
Preordering details:
$10 will get you the free download as soon as mastering is complete. $20 buys the physical copy which will be posted directly to you. (Add extra postage if you are overseas.) $25 for a physical copy with message. $35 gets the physical CD and at least 10-15 minutes on an exclusive Google Hangout or Skype session. $45 for all of the above & free downloads of bonus tracks. $50 gets it all, plus cookies. :) Feel free to contact me with any questions or for alternate payment methods, [email protected]
***************
For those of you new to the music of Aural Elixir...Hi, my name is Jesse. I am a singer, pianist, composer, recording artist, & bandleader with Aural Elixir. While I have diversified income streams doing custom compositions for businesses, non-profits, and private events, vocal overdubs for other music projects, professional freelance singer and pianist, voice overs for podcasts, and music lessons for adults and children, Aural Elixir is my pet project.

    Originally inspired to create something unusual by the music of Frank Zappa, Thelonious Monk, & Joni Mitchell, I have invested almost 20 years into crafting songs, recording, and performing Aural Elixir music. I specialize in mostly original, semi-improvised, rock, jazz, folk, pop, funk, Americana, avant garde, classical, & indie music. Sometimes, I do covers & sometimes I take requests. I like to play live shows but find the experience limiting & have once been fired for being "too creative." To which I replied, Thank You.

    I believe Patreon is an excellent way to connect with my fans, friends, true music lovers, and supporters of the arts. As you show your appreciation and support for my msuic with occasional or regular monetary contributions, I hope to enhance your life with musical audio & video offerings as I continue to explore and expand the boundaries of Aural Elxiir music. You will find a range a rewards for different levels of patrons and I am open to your comments and suggestions. I am also interested in lists of your favorite songs, your favorite paintings, your favorite books, your favorite wild animals, your favorite vegan recipes (I'm vegan!), & most importantly pictures of your cats, dogs & other furrkids. Really, anything you would like to share, I am here for you. Thanks for visiting & reading all the way to the end of this note!

Gratefully Yours,
        Jesse, Aural Elixir

In their 2013 review, Offbeat magazine describes Aural Elixir's unique sound as "... Joni Mitchell’s sly and perceptive confessional meets Fiona Apple’s confrontational doomed romantic, with little hints of Tori Amos’ gonzo earth mother and Carole King’s practical warmth."

Born from the myriad of sounds present in the New Orleans music scene, Aural Elixir's jazz-rock-folk-pop fusion has been delighting audiences in concert halls, listening rooms, clubs, bars, cafes & at festivals for over fifteen years. Classical training, jazz sensibilities, rock tendencies and decades of experience as a professional entertainer empower Jesse Maclaine to craft an Aural Elixir show that is perfect for any entertainment scenario. Often compared to Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell, Aural Elixir delivers versatile, soulful music that is both accessible and defies categorization.

Recent posts by Aural Elixir

Tiers
A little help from my friends
$1 or more per month
For just one dollar, you will have exclusive access to at least one new Aural Elixir video each month.
Magical Music Lovers
$5 or more per month
$5 a month will allow you access to exclusive videos & special bonus material. 
Kindred Spirits
$10 or more per month
$10 every month will allow you full access to exclusive videos, new song sketches, cat pictures, as well as my enduring gratitude for your support and encouragement. 
Inner Circle
$25 or more per month
$25 will get you full access to all patron content, special videos, new song sketches, behind the scenes pictures, secret blogs, all of that plus my enduring gratitude for your support and encouragement.
Pop Star!
$100 or more per month
For $100, you can choose the next cover song & I will perform it, Aural Elixir Style.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!
Instant Octopus - Private Dancer
$300 or more per month
For this reward, I will create an Instant Octopus, fully improvised piece, and then privately release it to you & you can have the option of sharing or keeping it all to yourself. Please note, Aural Elixir and Jesse Maclaine will retain all the rights to any Instant Octopus music. You can choose this option for one month only or as an ongoing special musical treat for yourself.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!
Unicorn Rainbow Kitty
$500 or more per month
I will create a custom song for you. I will retain all the rights & ownership of this song but you can contribute some words or ideas or just know that song was especially for you. You can choose this option for one month only or as an ongoing special musical treat for yourself.

*All other rewards are included for this level of support, especially my enduring gratitude!