Cobus is creating Art Through Drums & Words
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patrons

Howzit!

(That's South African for "Hello, how are you?".
I promise it has nothing to do with acne.)
Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Cobus (pronounced "kwuh-biss", other notable examples include "Quebec" & "Quidditch").

I started making videos of me drumming along to my favourite songs more than 12 years ago (long before it was cool) and uploading them to YouTube (long before you could make ANY money with it) and since then this has turned into the most amazing journey of my life so far, including moving from a small town in South Africa to Los Angeles to pursue music full time - all entirely thanks to YOU.

I absolutely love playing the drums, connecting with people the world over, and eating cheese.


Why I'm Here

The video above explains things pretty well, so I'll keep this simple: Patreon will make it possible for me to release more videos, more consistently, as well as connecting more with you guys to find out exactly what kind of content you want to see. I LOVE THIS. It's been a long time coming and I'm very excited!

Since I do everything myself (set-up, tuning, miking, recording, mixing, editing, etc) it makes it very time-consuming (and expensive!) to produce high quality videos, which means I can only really do it every few months. I am hoping and praying that Patreon makes it possible for me to do this WAY more often: uploading a new video every two weeks. I am hoping to eventually do many more videos, collaborations, lessons, and original music.


Where Your Money Goes

Right now, your money will quite literally go towards me paying rent and buying food. I've taken the plunge and rented a permanent studio space where my drums, cameras, and recording equipment is set up all the time, and even though this is a significant extra expense: it also makes it possible to record much more content, much easier. I'm hoping that enough patrons sign up so I can keep this recording space full time.

If things go well and more patrons sign up, it will make it possible to UPGRADE to higher quality videos, bigger productions, more diverse content, and more community-focused projects (like the YouTube Band Project, or the Re-Cover Music Project). 


How It Works

You have COMPLETE control: you can have a look at the reward tiers, pick what you want, and pledge that amount towards every new video I upload. You'll only get charged every time I upload a new video, and you can also set a monthly limit - so you can make sure you never spend more than you feel comfortable with. I am planning on putting up as much rad content as I can, which initially would mean uploading around 2 to 3 times per month.

Your support will quite literally make it possible for me to make more of the videos you guys want to see, as well as connecting with you regularly, so I can't thank you enough.

See you on the inside!

Tiers
Boss Status
$3 or more per video
First things first: you're a boss. You are quite literally making it possible for me to release more videos. THANK YOU for your support and welcome to the club!

Includes:
  • Early Access to all Videos 
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Content Feed
Undercover Club
$5 or more per video
Go undercover (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) and get access to Patreon-exclusive content, which isn’t available anywhere else. This includes a 25-minute drum lesson on 5 of my all-time favourite drum fills, unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos (#nofilter), and all future Drums Only versions of my covers.


Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • EXCLUSIVE DRUM LESSON: 5 of my Favourite Drum Fills. (Get immediate access, for patrons only)
  • Unpublished photos and videos
  • All New Drums Only Videos 
Democracy Is Dope
$10 or more per video
Join my inner circle and HELP ME DECIDE which songs to cover and which topics to discuss. To say thank you: I’ll send a surprise gift right to your door. Or your post box. Or wherever things are generally sent to you.


(One surprise gift every Christmas, please make sure I have your address by December 1st!)

Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Surprise Gift! 
  • Vote on which songs I should cover 
  • Vote on topics for Vlog Videos
South African Accent Classes (jk/srsly)
$15 or more per video
Come and hang out with me once a month during an exclusive live Google Hangout! We can talk about about drums (I’ll try my best to be behind my kit), social media marketing, playing drums for a living, or how to do a killer South African accent. You can ask me anything at all. Except how I do my hair.

Includes:
  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Google Hangout every month
Let’s Talk!
$30 or more per video
Want a personalized video filmed by me for your friend or your mother or yourself? DONE. Also includes a pair of drumsticks signed with my blood. Haha just kidding that’s super intense and also probably illegal. I’ll sign it with ink. Probably.


(Your signed pair of sticks will be sent out at Christmas, please make sure I have your address by December 1st! Also request your personalized video any time after first month of patronage.)

Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Personalized Video Message
  • A Signed Pair of Drumsticks
Mentorship Madness
$50 or more per video
(Real talk, there’s nothing particularly “mad” about this reward level... I just needed a catchy name and nothing rhymes with “mentorship”.)


This reward level is a bit different, and one I’m really excited about. I’ve been a professional drummer and independent online content creator for the past 12+ years, and I’d love to share what I’ve learned with people looking to establish and further their own careers!


Patrons at this level will receive a detailed mentorship/consultation session with me once for every three months of continued patronage: I’ll look at your drumming, YouTube channel, social media pages, website, video productions, audio mixes etc, and provide detailed feedback, suggestions and ideas to help reach your goals. I’ll also give you my personal email address so you can ask me anything.


(VERY limited quantity)

Goals
123 of 500 patrons
When we reach this goal, I will send ALL patrons a signed and personalized postcard from sunny Los Angeles, thanking you for your incredible support!
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Howzit!

(That's South African for "Hello, how are you?".
I promise it has nothing to do with acne.)
Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Cobus (pronounced "kwuh-biss", other notable examples include "Quebec" & "Quidditch").

I started making videos of me drumming along to my favourite songs more than 12 years ago (long before it was cool) and uploading them to YouTube (long before you could make ANY money with it) and since then this has turned into the most amazing journey of my life so far, including moving from a small town in South Africa to Los Angeles to pursue music full time - all entirely thanks to YOU.

I absolutely love playing the drums, connecting with people the world over, and eating cheese.


Why I'm Here

The video above explains things pretty well, so I'll keep this simple: Patreon will make it possible for me to release more videos, more consistently, as well as connecting more with you guys to find out exactly what kind of content you want to see. I LOVE THIS. It's been a long time coming and I'm very excited!

Since I do everything myself (set-up, tuning, miking, recording, mixing, editing, etc) it makes it very time-consuming (and expensive!) to produce high quality videos, which means I can only really do it every few months. I am hoping and praying that Patreon makes it possible for me to do this WAY more often: uploading a new video every two weeks. I am hoping to eventually do many more videos, collaborations, lessons, and original music.


Where Your Money Goes

Right now, your money will quite literally go towards me paying rent and buying food. I've taken the plunge and rented a permanent studio space where my drums, cameras, and recording equipment is set up all the time, and even though this is a significant extra expense: it also makes it possible to record much more content, much easier. I'm hoping that enough patrons sign up so I can keep this recording space full time.

If things go well and more patrons sign up, it will make it possible to UPGRADE to higher quality videos, bigger productions, more diverse content, and more community-focused projects (like the YouTube Band Project, or the Re-Cover Music Project). 


How It Works

You have COMPLETE control: you can have a look at the reward tiers, pick what you want, and pledge that amount towards every new video I upload. You'll only get charged every time I upload a new video, and you can also set a monthly limit - so you can make sure you never spend more than you feel comfortable with. I am planning on putting up as much rad content as I can, which initially would mean uploading around 2 to 3 times per month.

Your support will quite literally make it possible for me to make more of the videos you guys want to see, as well as connecting with you regularly, so I can't thank you enough.

See you on the inside!

Recent posts by Cobus

Tiers
Boss Status
$3 or more per video
First things first: you're a boss. You are quite literally making it possible for me to release more videos. THANK YOU for your support and welcome to the club!

Includes:
  • Early Access to all Videos 
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Content Feed
Undercover Club
$5 or more per video
Go undercover (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) and get access to Patreon-exclusive content, which isn’t available anywhere else. This includes a 25-minute drum lesson on 5 of my all-time favourite drum fills, unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos (#nofilter), and all future Drums Only versions of my covers.


Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • EXCLUSIVE DRUM LESSON: 5 of my Favourite Drum Fills. (Get immediate access, for patrons only)
  • Unpublished photos and videos
  • All New Drums Only Videos 
Democracy Is Dope
$10 or more per video
Join my inner circle and HELP ME DECIDE which songs to cover and which topics to discuss. To say thank you: I’ll send a surprise gift right to your door. Or your post box. Or wherever things are generally sent to you.


(One surprise gift every Christmas, please make sure I have your address by December 1st!)

Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Surprise Gift! 
  • Vote on which songs I should cover 
  • Vote on topics for Vlog Videos
South African Accent Classes (jk/srsly)
$15 or more per video
Come and hang out with me once a month during an exclusive live Google Hangout! We can talk about about drums (I’ll try my best to be behind my kit), social media marketing, playing drums for a living, or how to do a killer South African accent. You can ask me anything at all. Except how I do my hair.

Includes:
  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Google Hangout every month
Let’s Talk!
$30 or more per video
Want a personalized video filmed by me for your friend or your mother or yourself? DONE. Also includes a pair of drumsticks signed with my blood. Haha just kidding that’s super intense and also probably illegal. I’ll sign it with ink. Probably.


(Your signed pair of sticks will be sent out at Christmas, please make sure I have your address by December 1st! Also request your personalized video any time after first month of patronage.)

Includes:

  • All Rewards Above ▲
  • Personalized Video Message
  • A Signed Pair of Drumsticks
Mentorship Madness
$50 or more per video
(Real talk, there’s nothing particularly “mad” about this reward level... I just needed a catchy name and nothing rhymes with “mentorship”.)


This reward level is a bit different, and one I’m really excited about. I’ve been a professional drummer and independent online content creator for the past 12+ years, and I’d love to share what I’ve learned with people looking to establish and further their own careers!


Patrons at this level will receive a detailed mentorship/consultation session with me once for every three months of continued patronage: I’ll look at your drumming, YouTube channel, social media pages, website, video productions, audio mixes etc, and provide detailed feedback, suggestions and ideas to help reach your goals. I’ll also give you my personal email address so you can ask me anything.


(VERY limited quantity)