Elijah Cross is creating musical, comical, magical goodness
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A Preemptive FAQ.

Who Are You?

I'm Elijah Cross, and it's my mission on Earth to play music, make people laugh, and blow their minds, all in an effort to improve the lives of those who need all the help they can get.


In 2017 I produced a show called RISE; I combined my songs, magic, and standup comedy to tell my personal story about getting past childhood abuse, homelessness, and mental illness to get to where I am today. The show raised $2,500 for NAMI York, That made me happy — but not satisfied.


I felt like there had to be a way to do much more with what I've been given. What if I could use my talents to raise even more awareness/funds for causes I care about, without having to spend so much time/energy/money looking for venues, getting pledges from sponsors (and then making sure they follow through), advertising via interviews in print and on the radio and on TV and online, making phone calls/sending emails, following up on phone calls/emails, having meetings, flying band members in from out of state, rehearsing with them/crew, and other things that don't involve me doing what I do best? What if I didn't have to do all of that every time, or even most of the time? What if the hours spent doing behind the scenes work could be spent creating the things people like to hear/see from me? If I could create even more of those things, skip the middle steps, and give it directly to the people who want to support me and those causes, wouldn't that be awesome?

Well, prepare for awesomeness — welcome to my Patreon page.


What Is Patreon?

Here's how it works: everything I produce here will be its own mini show, most of which you won't find anywhere else. From downloadable music (be it my new singer/songwriter tunes, video game-inspired chiptunes, or orchestral/classical-styled music) and music videos, to comedy videos showing sketches, standup, or other amusing stuff, to magic videos for a dose of the impossible, this is going to be a very cool corner of the Internet, and you can see it all for as little as $2 per creation (and you're always in control of how much you give, even if I release 50 things a week, though I'll likely never release more than 3 a month).

Then What Happens?

10% of the funds earned here will be donated to non-profit organizations that do work to improve the lives of people with mental illness, as well as those that protect abused children. The rest will help me grow this ongoing project from an operation based in my attic to what I picture becoming a large-scale production company, capable of showcasing the talents of many others while continuing to fulfill the responsibility of putting all the good I can into the world. 

What Do I Get?

And speaking of giving back: for your part in helping me on this mission, you can get access to some exclusive stuff, like behind-the-scenes looks at works in progress,  info on patron-only shows that will happen online or at secret venues, games/contests, a chance to win a percentage of my gig earnings, and more. No matter how much you give, you'll also get the good feeling that comes with helping others out - if you're into that.

I'm Into That. How Do I Start?

Pick a membership tier from the options below/on the right, set your cap if you need to, and that's it - you'll have access to the patron-only feed immediately.

Thanks for being here; I'm looking forward to building an awesome thing with you.








Tiers
Thomas Jefferson Fan Club
$2 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 15% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon; see my Facebook page for full details).
Abraham Lincoln Fan Club
$5 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 15% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon; see my Facebook page for full details).


  • Access to behind the scenes stuff like works in progress, more video footage (outtakes/extras), and anything else that might be of interest but isn't part of the finished work.


  • An invitation to a monthly live-streaming chat in which I answer questions about anything related to the things I do/entertainment in general. 
Alexander Hamilton Fan Club
$10 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 20% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon and 15% on the other tiers; see my Facebook page for full details).


  • Access to behind the scenes stuff like works in progress, more video footage (outtakes/extras), and anything else that might be of interest but isn't part of the finished work.


  • An invitation to a monthly live-streaming chat in which I answer questions about anything related to the things I do/entertainment in general. 


  • An invitation to secret live shows, which I'll do online or in person at secret venues. Music? Magic? Comedy? All of it? Special guests? Yeah, this will be fun.


  • Free digital copies of every music/comedy album I release to the public, for as long as you're a member on this tier. This includes the already released album Here's the Skinny.



A Preemptive FAQ.

Who Are You?

I'm Elijah Cross, and it's my mission on Earth to play music, make people laugh, and blow their minds, all in an effort to improve the lives of those who need all the help they can get.


In 2017 I produced a show called RISE; I combined my songs, magic, and standup comedy to tell my personal story about getting past childhood abuse, homelessness, and mental illness to get to where I am today. The show raised $2,500 for NAMI York, That made me happy — but not satisfied.


I felt like there had to be a way to do much more with what I've been given. What if I could use my talents to raise even more awareness/funds for causes I care about, without having to spend so much time/energy/money looking for venues, getting pledges from sponsors (and then making sure they follow through), advertising via interviews in print and on the radio and on TV and online, making phone calls/sending emails, following up on phone calls/emails, having meetings, flying band members in from out of state, rehearsing with them/crew, and other things that don't involve me doing what I do best? What if I didn't have to do all of that every time, or even most of the time? What if the hours spent doing behind the scenes work could be spent creating the things people like to hear/see from me? If I could create even more of those things, skip the middle steps, and give it directly to the people who want to support me and those causes, wouldn't that be awesome?

Well, prepare for awesomeness — welcome to my Patreon page.


What Is Patreon?

Here's how it works: everything I produce here will be its own mini show, most of which you won't find anywhere else. From downloadable music (be it my new singer/songwriter tunes, video game-inspired chiptunes, or orchestral/classical-styled music) and music videos, to comedy videos showing sketches, standup, or other amusing stuff, to magic videos for a dose of the impossible, this is going to be a very cool corner of the Internet, and you can see it all for as little as $2 per creation (and you're always in control of how much you give, even if I release 50 things a week, though I'll likely never release more than 3 a month).

Then What Happens?

10% of the funds earned here will be donated to non-profit organizations that do work to improve the lives of people with mental illness, as well as those that protect abused children. The rest will help me grow this ongoing project from an operation based in my attic to what I picture becoming a large-scale production company, capable of showcasing the talents of many others while continuing to fulfill the responsibility of putting all the good I can into the world. 

What Do I Get?

And speaking of giving back: for your part in helping me on this mission, you can get access to some exclusive stuff, like behind-the-scenes looks at works in progress,  info on patron-only shows that will happen online or at secret venues, games/contests, a chance to win a percentage of my gig earnings, and more. No matter how much you give, you'll also get the good feeling that comes with helping others out - if you're into that.

I'm Into That. How Do I Start?

Pick a membership tier from the options below/on the right, set your cap if you need to, and that's it - you'll have access to the patron-only feed immediately.

Thanks for being here; I'm looking forward to building an awesome thing with you.








Recent posts by Elijah Cross

Tiers
Thomas Jefferson Fan Club
$2 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 15% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon; see my Facebook page for full details).
Abraham Lincoln Fan Club
$5 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 15% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon; see my Facebook page for full details).


  • Access to behind the scenes stuff like works in progress, more video footage (outtakes/extras), and anything else that might be of interest but isn't part of the finished work.


  • An invitation to a monthly live-streaming chat in which I answer questions about anything related to the things I do/entertainment in general. 
Alexander Hamilton Fan Club
$10 or more per work
  • Access to all songs, music videos, comedy videos, and magic videos. You see everything once it's finished, and can download what's...downloadable.


  • Receive 20% of the pay I get at a music/magic/comedy gig if your name is chosen in my Be My Agent drawing: whenever I have a show coming up, I'll ask folks to share the event page or some other thing promoting it on Facebook. After the show, I'll randomly select a person who shared the post and give them 15% of my guarantee (it's 10% if you don't join me on Patreon and 15% on the other tiers; see my Facebook page for full details).


  • Access to behind the scenes stuff like works in progress, more video footage (outtakes/extras), and anything else that might be of interest but isn't part of the finished work.


  • An invitation to a monthly live-streaming chat in which I answer questions about anything related to the things I do/entertainment in general. 


  • An invitation to secret live shows, which I'll do online or in person at secret venues. Music? Magic? Comedy? All of it? Special guests? Yeah, this will be fun.


  • Free digital copies of every music/comedy album I release to the public, for as long as you're a member on this tier. This includes the already released album Here's the Skinny.