Cobus is creating Art Through Drums & Words
138

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 10 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. THANK YOU for your support and welcome to the club!

Includes
  • 1st look at all new Drum Covers
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Content Feed
  • Live Stream every time a video launches
Undercover Club
$5 or more per video
Go undercover (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) and get access to Patreon-exclusive content, which won't be posted anywhere else. This includes a video diary, as well as unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos. I can pretty much guarantee that things will get a bit awkward here. #NoFilter

Includes
  • (Includes previous Reward)
  • Access to monthly unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Video Diary
Democracy Is Dope
$10 or more per video
This is a big one! Join my inner circle and HELP ME DECIDE which songs to cover and release by voting for your faves, and to say thank you: I’ll send a surprise gift right to your door. Or your post box. Or wherever things are generally delivered to you.

Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Surprise Gift! (one gift per year of patronage)
  • Vote on topics for Vlog Videos
  • Vote on which songs I should cover
Education Station
$15 or more per video
Aside from being the tier with the cheesiest name: this group of epic patrons will also get to vote on which parts from every new drum cover you want me to explain, break down, and demonstrate - resulting in one uploaded video lesson per cover - only for Patrons.

Your wish is my command.

(Unless your wish is for me to eat pizza with pineapple on it. Gross).



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Exclusive Lessons (One lesson per drum cover)
Let’s Talk!
$30 or more per video
Want a personalized video filmed by me for yourself or your friend or your mother, all in a soothing South African accent? DONE. Want to be in a private Google Hangout group with yours truly and a few other patrons where we make stupid jokes and talk drums and food and life? DOUBLE DONE. This tier also includes a pair of my signature Pro-Mark drumsticks.


(Personalized video & drumsticks only available after 90 days of continued patronage)



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • A Personalized Video Message
  • A pair of my Signature Pro-Mark drumsticks
  • Google Hangout! (once every 3 months of patronage)
Private Master Class
$100 or more per video
Join a very small group of fellow patrons in a private Google Hangout for a master class, once for EVERY month of patronage. I’ll be behind my drum set ready to answer any and all questions you might have! (Just don’t ask me how I do my hair). This level also includes a sample session of my entire drum set (updated every time I make a big change to my kit).


(Private Master Class only available after first full month of patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • 1-hour monthly Master Class
  • Hair Tutorial (Fine. I’ll do it.)
  • Sample Session of my drums
Super Private 1-on-1 Bro Time
$250 or more per video
Don’t let the title fool you: this lesson isn't just for the bros - ladies are welcome, too. We’ll meet up once a month for a Private Skype Call to have a 1-on-1 lesson. I’ll keep track of your progress and teach you everything I know about drums, audio recording, video production, online marketing, and how to do a killer South African accent. 


VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.


(Private Lesson only available after first full month of patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • 1-hour Private Lesson (every month of patronage)
Declaration Of Love
$500 or more per video
I shall publicly declare my love for you (or your brand!) through a video message featured at the end of a drum cover released to my main YouTube channel. Very many people will see this, and they will all be jealous of our love.


VERY LIMITED QUANTITY. 


(By approval only. Can be for a person or brand, or personal brand. One shout-out per 6 months of continued patronage.)



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Personalized shout-out at the end of a drum cover
The EVERYTHING Tier
$1,000 or more per video
Ok, wowzer. Nice to meet you, most generous human being to ever exist on planet earth. Please allow me to do my best to say thank you.


(All rewards in this tier only available after 90 days of continued patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • A gift box full of some of my favourite treats from South Africa
  • Be in a video with me! (We’ll make it work. It will be RAD)
  • Get ANY cymbal from my drumset, your choice.
  • I'll wear a shirt with your name on it while recording a video.
  • My friendship. Seriously. Let’s be BFFs.
  • Phone call to say thank you
  • Request any song for a drum cover.
  • Signed pair of drumsticks
Goals
138 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 10 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. THANK YOU for your support and welcome to the club!

Includes
  • 1st look at all new Drum Covers
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Content Feed
  • Live Stream every time a video launches
Undercover Club
$5 or more per video
Go undercover (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) and get access to Patreon-exclusive content, which won't be posted anywhere else. This includes a video diary, as well as unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos. I can pretty much guarantee that things will get a bit awkward here. #NoFilter

Includes
  • (Includes previous Reward)
  • Access to monthly unpublished Instagram and Facebook photos
  • Access to the Patreon-Exclusive Video Diary
Democracy Is Dope
$10 or more per video
This is a big one! Join my inner circle and HELP ME DECIDE which songs to cover and release by voting for your faves, and to say thank you: I’ll send a surprise gift right to your door. Or your post box. Or wherever things are generally delivered to you.

Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Surprise Gift! (one gift per year of patronage)
  • Vote on topics for Vlog Videos
  • Vote on which songs I should cover
Education Station
$15 or more per video
Aside from being the tier with the cheesiest name: this group of epic patrons will also get to vote on which parts from every new drum cover you want me to explain, break down, and demonstrate - resulting in one uploaded video lesson per cover - only for Patrons.

Your wish is my command.

(Unless your wish is for me to eat pizza with pineapple on it. Gross).



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Exclusive Lessons (One lesson per drum cover)
Let’s Talk!
$30 or more per video
Want a personalized video filmed by me for yourself or your friend or your mother, all in a soothing South African accent? DONE. Want to be in a private Google Hangout group with yours truly and a few other patrons where we make stupid jokes and talk drums and food and life? DOUBLE DONE. This tier also includes a pair of my signature Pro-Mark drumsticks.


(Personalized video & drumsticks only available after 90 days of continued patronage)



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • A Personalized Video Message
  • A pair of my Signature Pro-Mark drumsticks
  • Google Hangout! (once every 3 months of patronage)
Private Master Class
$100 or more per video
Join a very small group of fellow patrons in a private Google Hangout for a master class, once for EVERY month of patronage. I’ll be behind my drum set ready to answer any and all questions you might have! (Just don’t ask me how I do my hair). This level also includes a sample session of my entire drum set (updated every time I make a big change to my kit).


(Private Master Class only available after first full month of patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • 1-hour monthly Master Class
  • Hair Tutorial (Fine. I’ll do it.)
  • Sample Session of my drums
Super Private 1-on-1 Bro Time
$250 or more per video
Don’t let the title fool you: this lesson isn't just for the bros - ladies are welcome, too. We’ll meet up once a month for a Private Skype Call to have a 1-on-1 lesson. I’ll keep track of your progress and teach you everything I know about drums, audio recording, video production, online marketing, and how to do a killer South African accent. 


VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.


(Private Lesson only available after first full month of patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • 1-hour Private Lesson (every month of patronage)
Declaration Of Love
$500 or more per video
I shall publicly declare my love for you (or your brand!) through a video message featured at the end of a drum cover released to my main YouTube channel. Very many people will see this, and they will all be jealous of our love.


VERY LIMITED QUANTITY. 


(By approval only. Can be for a person or brand, or personal brand. One shout-out per 6 months of continued patronage.)



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • Personalized shout-out at the end of a drum cover
The EVERYTHING Tier
$1,000 or more per video
Ok, wowzer. Nice to meet you, most generous human being to ever exist on planet earth. Please allow me to do my best to say thank you.


(All rewards in this tier only available after 90 days of continued patronage) 



Includes
  • (ALL previous rewards)
  • A gift box full of some of my favourite treats from South Africa
  • Be in a video with me! (We’ll make it work. It will be RAD)
  • Get ANY cymbal from my drumset, your choice.
  • I'll wear a shirt with your name on it while recording a video.
  • My friendship. Seriously. Let’s be BFFs.
  • Phone call to say thank you
  • Request any song for a drum cover.
  • Signed pair of drumsticks