Eric & Monique are creating Music and Word & Song Bytes
21

patrons

$226
per month

Hi, we’re Eric & Monique.

We are married musicianaries from Australia who create original music, use it as a means of evangelism and to encourage an abiding relationship with Jesus. We are inviting you to be a part of this mission through joining the Eric & Monique Patreon family. Patreon is a membership platform that exists to help artists like us create sustainably. In return, the patrons get rewards, such as new music, for their patronage.

We are on Patreon for four reasons.

  1. Sustainability. Since adding our baby Ezra to the family, we just can not do as many concerts as we used to every year. Performances are where the majority of our money is generated.
  2. Creativity. We want to write, record and produce more original music for you and record our ‘Gospel through word & song’ concerts.
  3. Time. To be more creative, we need to have time freed up booking some concerts. But we need to reserve concerts because the majority of our income comes only from when we are on the road touring.
  4. Community. We believe that music can speak to the heart and mind in a profound way when Jesus is at the centre, and to us, the ministry is done best in a community.
Want to know more? Read below.

WHAT WE DO

We are singer-songwriters and musicianaries who write biblical, piano-driven music. We’ve been spreading the gospel through word and song to many people around the world for the past 8 years. When we first started singing together 8 years ago, we couldn't imagine the doors that God would lead us through. Between now and then, there has been over 400 concerts around the world and countless providential moments. For the past 5 1/2 years, we have been doing full-time music ministry in a faith-driven model. For us, this means that the free-will offerings, donations, and album sales that occur when we are on tour is what funds our music ministry and living expenses. When we aren't on tour, we live off what we made on the last tour. Through the years we have chosen to keep the financial commitment for host churches to a love offering and an optional free-will donation amount. We want any and every church to be able to host us, so we don’t set a fixed amount as every church has different budget constraints. This is something we prayed a lot about at the beginning and haven’t changed that model, even though (to be honest) we’ve sometimes REALLY wanted to. We’ve been tempted more than once to want to charge specific amounts or charge for travelling expenses to create security. Holding on to what we’ve dubbed a faith-driven model is difficult because it is so unknown and there is a certain level of financial uncertainty, but we just trust that God will provide. Sometimes it feels like we are just willing ourselves to believe that God will provide, but He has and does every time. We can see this in how God has led us in the past and how He continues to lead us now. We know that we are following God in doing music ministry during this season of our life until God calls us elsewhere.

All of this means that we have been able to continue to do music ministry full-time because of people like you. There have been innumerable generous people, or patrons, who have invested in this ministry, into us. We can never thank each person enough who have given their money or time to help us continue to spread the gospel through word and song.

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a platform that enables artists to create in a sustainable way and works from the patronage model where each patron supports us through monthly contributions and receives something of value, rewards, in return. By directly supporting our Patreon, you are not only becoming a part of the continuation of our ministry, but you are also allowing us to have the space to be more creative so that you can have more regular music content. For every patron here, this gives us the opportunity to funnel the time ordinarily spent in booking and management towards songwriting, recording, and creative evangelism. You can take a look at the levels of patronage and rewards on the right of this page.

WHY ARE WE ON PATREON?

We heard about Patreon last year when someone at one of our concerts told us about the platform and suggested that it could benefit our music ministry. Ever since we have been thinking and praying about it and for us, the Patreon model gives the opportunity for sustainability, creativity, time, and community.

Sustainability

Last year we welcomed our baby Ezra into our family. Since then our method of a packed touring schedule has changed so that it is a safe, healthy and balanced lifestyle for Ezra. While we still go on tour, this means that we just can’t do as many concerts on a tour as we did before. This has significantly affected how much money we have made to cover our ministry and living expenses.

Creativity

We’ve been desiring for awhile to have the time to record and distribute our Gospel through Word and Song concerts. On Patreon, we plan to record these in a mini-version that we have named Word and Song Bytes. These are mini-versions of what we perform in a concert or a church service, which is a spoken evangelistic message melded with music to create a powerful worship experience. We’ve also wanted to write and record more original music to use for this creative means of evangelism and for you.


Time

To write more songs and record the Word & Song Bytes, we need time and time is something that we currently don’t have. We manage and do all the administrative, management and booking work for our full-time music ministry. This work takes up most of our time when we are at home from touring and leaves very little to no time for the creative side of music ministry; writing and recording music, as well as other creative evangelistic projects we’ve been dreaming of for years. Now with our baby, Ezra, even more time is absorbed. The majority of our time at home when we aren't on tour is used booking concerts for the next tour. So to have more time, we’d need to have fewer concerts to book and perform. But the vast majority of our income comes from touring, and when we’re at home, we are living off the last tour’s love offerings, donations and album sales while we plan for the next tour. Now with little Ezra being added to the mix, it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a creative space within this booking > touring cycle for any songwriting. Patreon offers the opportunity to provide us time freed from booking and management to work on songwriting and creative evangelistic projects.

Community

We believe that music can speak to the heart and mind in a profound way when Jesus is at the centre. We’ve heard testimonies from all over the world of how God has used our music in people’s lives. We want to invite you to be a part of that by joining the Eric & Monique Patreon family.
 If you've read this far, that is so amazingly awesome! Thank you for considering being a part of our Patreon family!

FAQs

What is a 'Word & Song Byte'?
This is a term we coined up to describe a short 5-10 minute recording of spoken word and original music, which together creates a devotional worship experience. It's basically a shortened version of what we do in one of our concerts or church services, which we call the gospel through word & song. We plan to record multiple 'Word & Song Bytes' and put them together to create one longer 'Gospel through word & song' album.
Tiers
Streams Away
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Join the Eric & Monique Patreon family today to get access to a download of our new demo song, 'How Long'. 'Streams Away' gives you exclusive streaming access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s). 


Includes

  • Access to patron-only E&M Diaries! 
  • Access to private video content on the Patreon Lens app.
  • An exclusive download of our new demo song 'How Long'.
  • Exclusive streaming access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s).
  • Our gratitude for joining the family.
Download Haven
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
'Download Haven' gives you exclusive download access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s) + all previous rewards! You will be emailed as soon as the recordings are uploaded!


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Exclusive download access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s).
Digital All Up
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
When we have recorded enough 'Word & Song Bytes' to make a full message through word and song album and at least 10 demos to create a patron-only demo album, we'll send you a digital copy. This will include the script, lyrics, credits and more!


The demo albums will only be available to those in the Eric & Monique Patreon family. The full message through word and song albums will be available to the public a month after the Eric & Monique Patreon family.


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • A digital copy of any completed 'Word & Song Byte' albums and patron-only demo albums complete with a digital booklet with lyrics, notes, credits etc.
The Process Beyond
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
In 'The Process Beyond', you will get exclusive access to what happens behind the scenes creatively. In addition to all previous rewards, you get access to music and melody drafts we're working on. See and hear rough drafts of our lyrics and any bloopers that happen along the way. Plus, when we release a demo, we'll post about the meaning behind the lyrics. 


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Exclusive access to sneak previews of melodies, music, rough drafts of lyrics and bloopers.
  • Exclusive access to discussions and posts about the meaning behind the lyrics.
Write Around the World
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
We will write to you when we are on tour. In addition to all previous rewards, you will be sent a personal handwritten postcard when we are on tour somewhere beautiful. This is occasional but will happen at least two times a year.


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Personal handwritten postcards from our tours.
Ministry Investor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
WOW! You truly are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for believing in the mission and investing in our music ministry at this level. Your sponsorship means the world to us!


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Your name in the production credits on future projects.
  • Yearly private Skype concert.
Goals
$226 of $300 per month
When we reach $300 a month we will start recording one demo of a brand new song each month. A demo is a recording of a new song that gives a sense of it's potential. We will be recording them from home with mainly just a piano and our two vocals.

As a patron, you will be the first and only people to hear these demo recordings and your reaction to them will help us in our process to find which of these songs will be on our next album. YOU will play a very influential role in our next album.

At $300 a month, every month we will record and produce for the Eric & Monique Patreon Family:
  •  1 Demo per month
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Hi, we’re Eric & Monique.

We are married musicianaries from Australia who create original music, use it as a means of evangelism and to encourage an abiding relationship with Jesus. We are inviting you to be a part of this mission through joining the Eric & Monique Patreon family. Patreon is a membership platform that exists to help artists like us create sustainably. In return, the patrons get rewards, such as new music, for their patronage.

We are on Patreon for four reasons.

  1. Sustainability. Since adding our baby Ezra to the family, we just can not do as many concerts as we used to every year. Performances are where the majority of our money is generated.
  2. Creativity. We want to write, record and produce more original music for you and record our ‘Gospel through word & song’ concerts.
  3. Time. To be more creative, we need to have time freed up booking some concerts. But we need to reserve concerts because the majority of our income comes only from when we are on the road touring.
  4. Community. We believe that music can speak to the heart and mind in a profound way when Jesus is at the centre, and to us, the ministry is done best in a community.
Want to know more? Read below.

WHAT WE DO

We are singer-songwriters and musicianaries who write biblical, piano-driven music. We’ve been spreading the gospel through word and song to many people around the world for the past 8 years. When we first started singing together 8 years ago, we couldn't imagine the doors that God would lead us through. Between now and then, there has been over 400 concerts around the world and countless providential moments. For the past 5 1/2 years, we have been doing full-time music ministry in a faith-driven model. For us, this means that the free-will offerings, donations, and album sales that occur when we are on tour is what funds our music ministry and living expenses. When we aren't on tour, we live off what we made on the last tour. Through the years we have chosen to keep the financial commitment for host churches to a love offering and an optional free-will donation amount. We want any and every church to be able to host us, so we don’t set a fixed amount as every church has different budget constraints. This is something we prayed a lot about at the beginning and haven’t changed that model, even though (to be honest) we’ve sometimes REALLY wanted to. We’ve been tempted more than once to want to charge specific amounts or charge for travelling expenses to create security. Holding on to what we’ve dubbed a faith-driven model is difficult because it is so unknown and there is a certain level of financial uncertainty, but we just trust that God will provide. Sometimes it feels like we are just willing ourselves to believe that God will provide, but He has and does every time. We can see this in how God has led us in the past and how He continues to lead us now. We know that we are following God in doing music ministry during this season of our life until God calls us elsewhere.

All of this means that we have been able to continue to do music ministry full-time because of people like you. There have been innumerable generous people, or patrons, who have invested in this ministry, into us. We can never thank each person enough who have given their money or time to help us continue to spread the gospel through word and song.

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a platform that enables artists to create in a sustainable way and works from the patronage model where each patron supports us through monthly contributions and receives something of value, rewards, in return. By directly supporting our Patreon, you are not only becoming a part of the continuation of our ministry, but you are also allowing us to have the space to be more creative so that you can have more regular music content. For every patron here, this gives us the opportunity to funnel the time ordinarily spent in booking and management towards songwriting, recording, and creative evangelism. You can take a look at the levels of patronage and rewards on the right of this page.

WHY ARE WE ON PATREON?

We heard about Patreon last year when someone at one of our concerts told us about the platform and suggested that it could benefit our music ministry. Ever since we have been thinking and praying about it and for us, the Patreon model gives the opportunity for sustainability, creativity, time, and community.

Sustainability

Last year we welcomed our baby Ezra into our family. Since then our method of a packed touring schedule has changed so that it is a safe, healthy and balanced lifestyle for Ezra. While we still go on tour, this means that we just can’t do as many concerts on a tour as we did before. This has significantly affected how much money we have made to cover our ministry and living expenses.

Creativity

We’ve been desiring for awhile to have the time to record and distribute our Gospel through Word and Song concerts. On Patreon, we plan to record these in a mini-version that we have named Word and Song Bytes. These are mini-versions of what we perform in a concert or a church service, which is a spoken evangelistic message melded with music to create a powerful worship experience. We’ve also wanted to write and record more original music to use for this creative means of evangelism and for you.


Time

To write more songs and record the Word & Song Bytes, we need time and time is something that we currently don’t have. We manage and do all the administrative, management and booking work for our full-time music ministry. This work takes up most of our time when we are at home from touring and leaves very little to no time for the creative side of music ministry; writing and recording music, as well as other creative evangelistic projects we’ve been dreaming of for years. Now with our baby, Ezra, even more time is absorbed. The majority of our time at home when we aren't on tour is used booking concerts for the next tour. So to have more time, we’d need to have fewer concerts to book and perform. But the vast majority of our income comes from touring, and when we’re at home, we are living off the last tour’s love offerings, donations and album sales while we plan for the next tour. Now with little Ezra being added to the mix, it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a creative space within this booking > touring cycle for any songwriting. Patreon offers the opportunity to provide us time freed from booking and management to work on songwriting and creative evangelistic projects.

Community

We believe that music can speak to the heart and mind in a profound way when Jesus is at the centre. We’ve heard testimonies from all over the world of how God has used our music in people’s lives. We want to invite you to be a part of that by joining the Eric & Monique Patreon family.
 If you've read this far, that is so amazingly awesome! Thank you for considering being a part of our Patreon family!

FAQs

What is a 'Word & Song Byte'?
This is a term we coined up to describe a short 5-10 minute recording of spoken word and original music, which together creates a devotional worship experience. It's basically a shortened version of what we do in one of our concerts or church services, which we call the gospel through word & song. We plan to record multiple 'Word & Song Bytes' and put them together to create one longer 'Gospel through word & song' album.

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Tiers
Streams Away
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Join the Eric & Monique Patreon family today to get access to a download of our new demo song, 'How Long'. 'Streams Away' gives you exclusive streaming access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s). 


Includes

  • Access to patron-only E&M Diaries! 
  • Access to private video content on the Patreon Lens app.
  • An exclusive download of our new demo song 'How Long'.
  • Exclusive streaming access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s).
  • Our gratitude for joining the family.
Download Haven
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
'Download Haven' gives you exclusive download access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s) + all previous rewards! You will be emailed as soon as the recordings are uploaded!


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Exclusive download access to all of our demo and 'Word & Song Byte' recording(s).
Digital All Up
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
When we have recorded enough 'Word & Song Bytes' to make a full message through word and song album and at least 10 demos to create a patron-only demo album, we'll send you a digital copy. This will include the script, lyrics, credits and more!


The demo albums will only be available to those in the Eric & Monique Patreon family. The full message through word and song albums will be available to the public a month after the Eric & Monique Patreon family.


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • A digital copy of any completed 'Word & Song Byte' albums and patron-only demo albums complete with a digital booklet with lyrics, notes, credits etc.
The Process Beyond
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
In 'The Process Beyond', you will get exclusive access to what happens behind the scenes creatively. In addition to all previous rewards, you get access to music and melody drafts we're working on. See and hear rough drafts of our lyrics and any bloopers that happen along the way. Plus, when we release a demo, we'll post about the meaning behind the lyrics. 


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Exclusive access to sneak previews of melodies, music, rough drafts of lyrics and bloopers.
  • Exclusive access to discussions and posts about the meaning behind the lyrics.
Write Around the World
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
We will write to you when we are on tour. In addition to all previous rewards, you will be sent a personal handwritten postcard when we are on tour somewhere beautiful. This is occasional but will happen at least two times a year.


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Personal handwritten postcards from our tours.
Ministry Investor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
WOW! You truly are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for believing in the mission and investing in our music ministry at this level. Your sponsorship means the world to us!


Includes

  • All rewards above this!
  • Your name in the production credits on future projects.
  • Yearly private Skype concert.