Eve Selis is creating Music, Videos and Healing Hearts
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“One of the biggest reasons people usually want to help an artist is because they really want… To help an artist. Sometimes people just want to help. You never know until you ask.”
- Amanda Palmer

The first time I reached out to my fans and asked for help with funding was back in 2002 for my CD, Do You Know Me. I was terrified that maybe I had crossed a line. My financing fell through after I had already been recording in a studio in Nashville for a week and I needed help…desperately. This was way before crowdfunding was a thing. I took a chance and sent emails out to about a dozen fans asking for help and every one of them replied yes. My act of asking helped me realize that I was connected to my fans more than I knew and that we trusted each other and we had the ability to help each other. It was an “Oh Wow” moment for me.

I have always felt a deep connection to my audience on stage. When I sing I am vulnerable and I feel the music and the words... I sing the songs and then channel that feeling out to the audience. It’s a spiritual experience for me. What I realized was that if I felt it, I could help the audience feel it too. I was not just a singer… I became a heart surgeon of sorts. To me it felt like my fans really wanted a heart connection. Asking has allowed me to be vulnerable in a different way. It has opened up an exchange that feels intimate and with purposeful true giving on each side.
This past year, when I experienced the worst tragedy of my life I was in such a dark place I couldn’t bear to listen to music. Knowing all the while that music is healing… I just couldn’t do it. When I finally felt strong enough the artists I listened to over and over and over again were U2, Jeff Buckley and Sara Bareilles. Each CD was filled with love, loss and new beginnings. I realized I want to be a part of birthing healing music like that for myself and my fans. I want a CD I can walk with that uplifts my soul and helps me heal with every step I take back into my life. The power of music to heal and connect us to our emotions helps us to relate and connect to each other. We don’t all have the same story but we understand and share pain. Healing doesn’t happen overnight. It is an ongoing process and I want to create all the way through it.

So here I am again. Asking fans to be a part of a unique kind of crowdfunding experience. By signing up on Patreon you are continuing this journey with me…and we can share it together. I am going to blog about my healing, make music videos and talk about what I’ve been through and of course… write songs and perform as often as possible. I want to hear from you and stay more connected to you and listen to you as well. I want more hugs and I want to give more hugs! I want to use this platform to create a Give Back Flash Mob that makes a difference in our community and I want your suggestions. My perspective on what is important in my life has changed and I understand even more now just how precious each day truly is.

Patreon is a way you can be a part of my process and be first to hear, see and read things that will be exclusive to my Patreon site. If you are here it is because you have heard my music, seen my live show, listened to the songs and the lyrics and you’ve been moved by them. Or maybe you just stumbled onto this webpage. At any rate, YOU have become part of my musical Family Tree and we are connected forever. I believe your contributions will benefit YOU too… because music helps us all solve our inner conflicts, it marks moments in our lives and it gives us permission to feel our feelings. Sometimes the only thing that can get us through a dark moment is a song or a sentence or even just one word. By helping me create videos, songs, blogs, art, etc…you will be a part of the tapestry in this journey. You will be part of something that will last far beyond the time we all leave this world behind. I believe that is worth asking for.

Thank you for stopping by and considering helping me… I hope to see you all soon!
xoxo, eve

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to pledge forever?
Nope… You can cancel or adjust your pledge amount for any reason… at any time.
How much should I pledge?
The average Patron pledges $5 a month… The price of a Latte.
How often will I be charged?  
Once a month usually around the first.
Can I make a one-time payment?
This is an ongoing membership platform but you can join for one month and then cancel.
Can I edit my membership, or increase the reward tier?
You can edit what tier you’re pledged to at any time while logged into your Patreon account.
Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
Everything is shown in US dollars on the website, but you may use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
What if I want to support more than the highest tier?
WAIT...WHAT?!?! Well, er, um, if you'd like to do that, you can simply write in whatever amount pleases you during the check out process. And then maybe I pass out or something.

Tiers
Family Tree
$1 or more per month
  • Thank you for your support. I couldn't do this without you. I love you and I'm so glad our paths crossed on this musical journey... you are part of my Family Tree. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Access to patron-only feed
  • Patron-only polls Help me choose what creative adventure will be next
See Me With Your Heart
$5 or more per month
  • So here's the deal... your support means everything! I love you and I'm excited to meet you. I See YOU With My Heart. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • High-quality downloads jpg, mp3, etc./ All the new stuff first
  • In the process/behind-the-scenes videos/songwriting sessions/tea breaks/etc.
  • Access to demos hear rough versions of songs before they are recorded in the studio
  • Plus all previous rewards
Nothing But The Truth
$15 or more per month
  • So let's talk...I know that I already love you and want to get to know you more. Once a month we'll have a video chat where we talk about The Truth and Nothing But The Truth, sip coffee or tea and discuss how we can help each other where we are at that day by helping others. I'm calling it a GIVE BACK Flash Mob. We decide how we can make a difference in our community and do something together once a month...live and in person. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Monthly patron-only live stream video chat Listen Live to new songs/answers questions/tour my house/hang out together
  • Weekly Eve-isms I'll inspire you by sharing what's inspiring me. I'll send you my favorite quotes/books I'm reading/spiritual lessons I'm learning or ah ha moments once a week
  • Plus all the previous rewards
Angels And Eagles
$30 or more per month
  • Your commitment is iridescent and it's helping me soar like Angels And Eagles. I love you so much. I'm dedicated to discovering more ways to dream and create and give and expand as an artist and human being. "If I could give you anything at all I'd give you everywhere." We'll start with a Healing Hearts deck of cards. We'll gather up photos of hearts found in nature and pair them with quotes or stories that inspire. I've already started...do you want to help? Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Audio Package Customized video for you or a friend - personal song for any occasion/I'll sing happy birthday or send a get well video or customize your voice mail message
  • Exclusive live stream access for 1st 30 minutes of a recording or songwriting session/ At least 4x a year
  • Plus all previous rewards
Do You Know Me
$100 or more per month
  • Wow!! Do You Know Me well enough to make this kind of commitment with me? I think you do...and I know that you know that I know you do!! You are officially on the Eve Selis Board of Directors. You'll know everything going on behind the scenes and be an influencer on all creative possibilities. I love you. I need you. I'm grateful. Let's do this thing. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • One-Hour Vocal Lesson/Songwriting Lesson/or Healing Hearts Session one on one online or in person once a month
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
28 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 Patrons I will record a cover song in the studio voted on by Patrons only!!
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“One of the biggest reasons people usually want to help an artist is because they really want… To help an artist. Sometimes people just want to help. You never know until you ask.”
- Amanda Palmer

The first time I reached out to my fans and asked for help with funding was back in 2002 for my CD, Do You Know Me. I was terrified that maybe I had crossed a line. My financing fell through after I had already been recording in a studio in Nashville for a week and I needed help…desperately. This was way before crowdfunding was a thing. I took a chance and sent emails out to about a dozen fans asking for help and every one of them replied yes. My act of asking helped me realize that I was connected to my fans more than I knew and that we trusted each other and we had the ability to help each other. It was an “Oh Wow” moment for me.

I have always felt a deep connection to my audience on stage. When I sing I am vulnerable and I feel the music and the words... I sing the songs and then channel that feeling out to the audience. It’s a spiritual experience for me. What I realized was that if I felt it, I could help the audience feel it too. I was not just a singer… I became a heart surgeon of sorts. To me it felt like my fans really wanted a heart connection. Asking has allowed me to be vulnerable in a different way. It has opened up an exchange that feels intimate and with purposeful true giving on each side.
This past year, when I experienced the worst tragedy of my life I was in such a dark place I couldn’t bear to listen to music. Knowing all the while that music is healing… I just couldn’t do it. When I finally felt strong enough the artists I listened to over and over and over again were U2, Jeff Buckley and Sara Bareilles. Each CD was filled with love, loss and new beginnings. I realized I want to be a part of birthing healing music like that for myself and my fans. I want a CD I can walk with that uplifts my soul and helps me heal with every step I take back into my life. The power of music to heal and connect us to our emotions helps us to relate and connect to each other. We don’t all have the same story but we understand and share pain. Healing doesn’t happen overnight. It is an ongoing process and I want to create all the way through it.

So here I am again. Asking fans to be a part of a unique kind of crowdfunding experience. By signing up on Patreon you are continuing this journey with me…and we can share it together. I am going to blog about my healing, make music videos and talk about what I’ve been through and of course… write songs and perform as often as possible. I want to hear from you and stay more connected to you and listen to you as well. I want more hugs and I want to give more hugs! I want to use this platform to create a Give Back Flash Mob that makes a difference in our community and I want your suggestions. My perspective on what is important in my life has changed and I understand even more now just how precious each day truly is.

Patreon is a way you can be a part of my process and be first to hear, see and read things that will be exclusive to my Patreon site. If you are here it is because you have heard my music, seen my live show, listened to the songs and the lyrics and you’ve been moved by them. Or maybe you just stumbled onto this webpage. At any rate, YOU have become part of my musical Family Tree and we are connected forever. I believe your contributions will benefit YOU too… because music helps us all solve our inner conflicts, it marks moments in our lives and it gives us permission to feel our feelings. Sometimes the only thing that can get us through a dark moment is a song or a sentence or even just one word. By helping me create videos, songs, blogs, art, etc…you will be a part of the tapestry in this journey. You will be part of something that will last far beyond the time we all leave this world behind. I believe that is worth asking for.

Thank you for stopping by and considering helping me… I hope to see you all soon!
xoxo, eve

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to pledge forever?
Nope… You can cancel or adjust your pledge amount for any reason… at any time.
How much should I pledge?
The average Patron pledges $5 a month… The price of a Latte.
How often will I be charged?  
Once a month usually around the first.
Can I make a one-time payment?
This is an ongoing membership platform but you can join for one month and then cancel.
Can I edit my membership, or increase the reward tier?
You can edit what tier you’re pledged to at any time while logged into your Patreon account.
Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
Everything is shown in US dollars on the website, but you may use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
What if I want to support more than the highest tier?
WAIT...WHAT?!?! Well, er, um, if you'd like to do that, you can simply write in whatever amount pleases you during the check out process. And then maybe I pass out or something.

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Tiers
Family Tree
$1 or more per month
  • Thank you for your support. I couldn't do this without you. I love you and I'm so glad our paths crossed on this musical journey... you are part of my Family Tree. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Access to patron-only feed
  • Patron-only polls Help me choose what creative adventure will be next
See Me With Your Heart
$5 or more per month
  • So here's the deal... your support means everything! I love you and I'm excited to meet you. I See YOU With My Heart. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • High-quality downloads jpg, mp3, etc./ All the new stuff first
  • In the process/behind-the-scenes videos/songwriting sessions/tea breaks/etc.
  • Access to demos hear rough versions of songs before they are recorded in the studio
  • Plus all previous rewards
Nothing But The Truth
$15 or more per month
  • So let's talk...I know that I already love you and want to get to know you more. Once a month we'll have a video chat where we talk about The Truth and Nothing But The Truth, sip coffee or tea and discuss how we can help each other where we are at that day by helping others. I'm calling it a GIVE BACK Flash Mob. We decide how we can make a difference in our community and do something together once a month...live and in person. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Monthly patron-only live stream video chat Listen Live to new songs/answers questions/tour my house/hang out together
  • Weekly Eve-isms I'll inspire you by sharing what's inspiring me. I'll send you my favorite quotes/books I'm reading/spiritual lessons I'm learning or ah ha moments once a week
  • Plus all the previous rewards
Angels And Eagles
$30 or more per month
  • Your commitment is iridescent and it's helping me soar like Angels And Eagles. I love you so much. I'm dedicated to discovering more ways to dream and create and give and expand as an artist and human being. "If I could give you anything at all I'd give you everywhere." We'll start with a Healing Hearts deck of cards. We'll gather up photos of hearts found in nature and pair them with quotes or stories that inspire. I've already started...do you want to help? Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • Audio Package Customized video for you or a friend - personal song for any occasion/I'll sing happy birthday or send a get well video or customize your voice mail message
  • Exclusive live stream access for 1st 30 minutes of a recording or songwriting session/ At least 4x a year
  • Plus all previous rewards
Do You Know Me
$100 or more per month
  • Wow!! Do You Know Me well enough to make this kind of commitment with me? I think you do...and I know that you know that I know you do!! You are officially on the Eve Selis Board of Directors. You'll know everything going on behind the scenes and be an influencer on all creative possibilities. I love you. I need you. I'm grateful. Let's do this thing. Besides helping me create more everything, these are the groovy things your investment gets you:
  • One-Hour Vocal Lesson/Songwriting Lesson/or Healing Hearts Session one on one online or in person once a month
  • Plus all previous rewards