Extra Lives

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

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Mario Tier (become a patron!)
reward item
$1
per weekly video

Join Extra Lives' party! You'll get an email every time we release a new video with exclusive fun facts about that game or piece of music written by one of us. (You can toggle this on/off!)

Sonic Tier (all the 'Extra' content!)
reward item
$2
per weekly video

Immediate access to our special content stream of previews, unreleased audio, outtakes, bloopers, pics, videos and much more. (Plus our exclusive factoids and undying gratitude, of course.)

Mega Man Tier (music transcriptions!)
reward item
$4
per weekly video
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.

27

patrons

$69

per weekly video

About

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
Goals
$68.86 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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 70 exclusive posts
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Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 70 exclusive posts
6
Audio releases
14
Images
7
Links
1
Poll
22
Writings
20
Videos

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