Extra Lives is creating a performance of a classic video game tune every week!
26

patrons

$59
per weekly video
We're Extra Lives. Our mission is to release a completely live performance of a classic video game theme - every single Monday, rain or shine - on our YouTube channel. Mission accomplished, so far.

We primarily tackle both popular and lesser-known classics from the '80s and '90s
- think NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64. It's what we grew up with. It's also why, every time we release a new weekly video, one of us shares a personal story on why we love that game or piece of music, exclusively on Patreon and free to the public.

What makes Extra Lives unique is that our weekly videos are filmed and recorded completely live, which means we have to work extra-hard to get a good take. This can be brutally challenging, especially since we tackle the composers' original musical arrangements without, say, changing the style to make them easier to play. In other words, we're playing the exact parts from the 8-, 16- or 64-bit originals... except on our four instruments.

All the money we make on Patreon will go towards three things:

1) Helping us do what we do every week. We're four working musicians and would love to support ourselves making more (and better) Extra Lives videos.

2) Better live recordings. Mastering and releasing music costs money. Thanks to our Patreon tribe we've been able to release two albums already, and with your help we can continue sharing our music on iTunes, Spotify and other places.

3) Allowing us to take the next step forward as a band. We dream of taking our live concert experience on the road, whether it's at gaming festivals like MAGFest or to YOUR town... wherever in the world that may be!

In other words, if you like what we do and want to help us continue doing it (and making it better), you can do that right here.

To the next level,
Tim, Taylor, Michael, and Ken from Extra Lives
Tiers
Mario Tier (become a patron!)
$1 or more per weekly video 8 patrons
Join Extra Lives' party and get immediate access to our patron-only feed, plus our inexhaustible gratitude.
Sonic Tier (all the 'Extra' content!)
$2 or more per weekly video 14 patrons
Immediate access to our special content stream of previews, unreleased audio, outtakes, bloopers, pics, videos and much more. (Plus the patron-only feed and our undying gratitude, of course.)
Mega Man Tier (music transcriptions!)
$4 or more per weekly video 1 patron
GET EQUIPPED with the musical transcriptions we create while learning these challenging tunes. Immediate, exclusive access to sheet music via private box.com link.

Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.
Bomberman Tier (we perform your requests!)
$5 or more per weekly video 6 patrons
WE'LL TAKE YOUR REQUESTS each month for a classic video game theme you want us to cover. We'll tackle at least one backer request per month from patrons at this tier and up.


Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Link Tier (personalized monthly videos from us!)
$15 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
Every time we meet to record our monthly covers we'll create - and send you - a special private video in which we give you a personal shout-out and report secret Extra Lives news... including what classic video game tunes we worked on in that session and any other adventures that might be brewing.


The contents of this video will evolve according to your requests!


Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Starman Tier (private concert and more!)
$20 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
We'll play private streaming concerts for backers at this level. We'll take your requests on date, time and set list for the performance and create an intimate, unforgettable experience.


You'll also gain access to archived performances.


And, of course, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Billy Mitchell Tier
$15,000 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
We will create and deliver a sizable run of Extra Lives custom hot sauce.


And hey, who needs goodies from the above tiers? You are Billy Mitchell, the greatest gamer the world has ever known.

Goals
$59 of $500 per weekly video
Release a live video of us performing a classic video game song every single week without paying out of pocket -- freeing us up to do more, and better, Extra Lives things!
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We're Extra Lives. Our mission is to release a completely live performance of a classic video game theme - every single Monday, rain or shine - on our YouTube channel. Mission accomplished, so far.

We primarily tackle both popular and lesser-known classics from the '80s and '90s
- think NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64. It's what we grew up with. It's also why, every time we release a new weekly video, one of us shares a personal story on why we love that game or piece of music, exclusively on Patreon and free to the public.

What makes Extra Lives unique is that our weekly videos are filmed and recorded completely live, which means we have to work extra-hard to get a good take. This can be brutally challenging, especially since we tackle the composers' original musical arrangements without, say, changing the style to make them easier to play. In other words, we're playing the exact parts from the 8-, 16- or 64-bit originals... except on our four instruments.

All the money we make on Patreon will go towards three things:

1) Helping us do what we do every week. We're four working musicians and would love to support ourselves making more (and better) Extra Lives videos.

2) Better live recordings. Mastering and releasing music costs money. Thanks to our Patreon tribe we've been able to release two albums already, and with your help we can continue sharing our music on iTunes, Spotify and other places.

3) Allowing us to take the next step forward as a band. We dream of taking our live concert experience on the road, whether it's at gaming festivals like MAGFest or to YOUR town... wherever in the world that may be!

In other words, if you like what we do and want to help us continue doing it (and making it better), you can do that right here.

To the next level,
Tim, Taylor, Michael, and Ken from Extra Lives

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Tiers
Mario Tier (become a patron!)
$1 or more per weekly video 8 patrons
Join Extra Lives' party and get immediate access to our patron-only feed, plus our inexhaustible gratitude.
Sonic Tier (all the 'Extra' content!)
$2 or more per weekly video 14 patrons
Immediate access to our special content stream of previews, unreleased audio, outtakes, bloopers, pics, videos and much more. (Plus the patron-only feed and our undying gratitude, of course.)
Mega Man Tier (music transcriptions!)
$4 or more per weekly video 1 patron
GET EQUIPPED with the musical transcriptions we create while learning these challenging tunes. Immediate, exclusive access to sheet music via private box.com link.

Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.
Bomberman Tier (we perform your requests!)
$5 or more per weekly video 6 patrons
WE'LL TAKE YOUR REQUESTS each month for a classic video game theme you want us to cover. We'll tackle at least one backer request per month from patrons at this tier and up.


Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Link Tier (personalized monthly videos from us!)
$15 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
Every time we meet to record our monthly covers we'll create - and send you - a special private video in which we give you a personal shout-out and report secret Extra Lives news... including what classic video game tunes we worked on in that session and any other adventures that might be brewing.


The contents of this video will evolve according to your requests!


Also, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Starman Tier (private concert and more!)
$20 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
We'll play private streaming concerts for backers at this level. We'll take your requests on date, time and set list for the performance and create an intimate, unforgettable experience.


You'll also gain access to archived performances.


And, of course, all the goodies from the above tiers.

Billy Mitchell Tier
$15,000 or more per weekly video 0 patrons
We will create and deliver a sizable run of Extra Lives custom hot sauce.


And hey, who needs goodies from the above tiers? You are Billy Mitchell, the greatest gamer the world has ever known.