Charlie Mgee is creating eco-music salad
41

patrons

$336
per song or episode
 Well, Hi... Thanks for stopping by! I'm Charlie and I do plenty of things that aren't 'normal', but most of all I love writing silly songs (that are secretly serious) about food, gardening, permaculture and sustainability. Through this special little platform, I want to invite YOU to be a part of my latest adventure- creating permaculture webisodes for big and little people!

Touring around the world for five years with my band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System inspired me to formulate some fun ideas around educating people through music & fun skits based on the ethics of: 

 EARTH CARE
 PEOPLE CARE
and
 FAIR SHARE


The band has managed to do some wonderful things with your help in the past: we've toured to 14 countries, played at Glastonbury Festival (with the Rolling Stones & Radiohead!) and even been featured by the United Nations during the International Year of Soils!

NOW, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE

The thing about not having a 'normal' job is that, well... you can never really predict when you're going to get paid. I don't mind, because I live very cheaply, but even though touring, recording and making music videos is a lot of fun, it can also be expensive and very energy intensive. Thus far, I've pretty much done everything on the smell of a oily rag (I literally run my van on waste veggie oil!) with the occasional support of generous crowdfunders and arts-grants from time to time.

But now, I've decided to ask anyone who is up for being a grass-roots supporter of some well-intentioned, fun ideas, a crazy muppet with too much energy and a dream-team of freelance creative cohorts (including filmmakers, musicians, animators, puppeteers...etc) who can help implement them to:

PLEASE HELP US BUILD THIS INTO SOMETHING AMAZING!

Here's how it works:
  • I'll aim to release one thing per month…(probably less, due to our often crazy touring schedule)
  • That thing could be a new song, a little skit, some gardening tips or something completely random! The things will be simple at first, but they will evolve as this community grows.
  • In exchange for your support, stuff like studio recordings of new songs and professional music videos will be sent to my Patreon supporters as soon as they're ready - before anyone else!
  • You, my patrons, decide how much to contribute per thing.. $2...$10, $20... or  $100! Anything you feel! There’s a reward for any contribution. I think you'll like them.

If you've only just heard of Formidable Vegetable Sound System or aren't that familiar with our work, this music video we made with our amazingly talented friend Dropbear is the kind of thing I'm hoping to eventually make more of:


...and this other one made by Bigfish is also heaps of fun:


...not to mention, the guy who's been helping me out since the very beginning with animations and illustrations - Oz Thomas, who did the cover of the new album and a bunch of our earlier music vids:



So the idea is... over the next while, I'm looking to create a filmed & animated online series of fun webisodes called "Grow Do It!" - based around the ideas in our new kids' album, but also with new themes as they emerge - all about eating/thinking/growing healthy food/thoughts/gardens and encouraging everybody to take good care of their friends, family & planet and to EAT their front-yards.

If you've made it this far, THANK YOU in advance for considering being a part of this exciting community experiment supporting both the arts and sustainability education in such a grass-roots way! I promise to crank it out the best I can, so please feel free to give what is within your means and I hope we get to meet up soon!

lots and lots and lots of love,

Charlie Mgee.

PS. If you're not sick of watching music videos yet, here's another one that teaches you how to make tasty fermented cabbage:


Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per song or episode
8 patrons
**Note: All pledges are in US dollars, so amounts have been adjusted to be Aussie-friendly**

Thank you! I really value this - and to prove it, you'll get:

  • Access to my patrons-only stream here on Patreon, which could include any combo of live music videos, demosnew song ideas etc, as well as a place where we can generally chat about stuff!
Pledge $4 or more per song or episode
15 patrons
You're AwseRadish! This really means a lot. Peas!

  • You'll be the first to access fully downloadable exclusive audio/video of any of the things I/we create a whole week before the rest of the world!
  • Free Download of our new album Grow Do It
  • Plus access to the patron-only feed & discussion group above.
Pledge $9 or more per song or episode
13 patrons
Yay! You are AMAZING! This is a really generous amount to donate. For this, I promise to shower you with the following:

Free entry to any of our gigs (except festivals I'm afraid) - just remind us that you're a Patron when you arrive!
Download our albums - all of 'em!
• Plus all of the above-mentioned rewards
Pledge $18 or more per song or episode
3 patrons
Wow!! Thank you for your epicness of such colossal magnitude!
For this outstanding effort:

  • Signed copy of the Grow Do It album
  • Remix Package! access to download all of the stems (separated tracks of ukulele, vocals, bass, drums... etc) which can be used for remixes or playing around with in your own music.
  • Virtual Ukulele Lessons! Whenever I get a chance, I'll send you tips on how to do some of the weird, crazy stuff I do on the uke... (I don't actually really know what I'm doing, but I'll try my best to explain!)
  • Plus you'll get all of the other aforementioned rewards.
Goals
$336 of $500 per song or episode
Once we reach the $500 mark, your names will be immortalised in the Formidable Veg Hall of Core-Patron Fame and in the credits of the next big Thing we make! Also, I'll also film myself doing a happy-dance for you!
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 Well, Hi... Thanks for stopping by! I'm Charlie and I do plenty of things that aren't 'normal', but most of all I love writing silly songs (that are secretly serious) about food, gardening, permaculture and sustainability. Through this special little platform, I want to invite YOU to be a part of my latest adventure- creating permaculture webisodes for big and little people!

Touring around the world for five years with my band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System inspired me to formulate some fun ideas around educating people through music & fun skits based on the ethics of: 

 EARTH CARE
 PEOPLE CARE
and
 FAIR SHARE


The band has managed to do some wonderful things with your help in the past: we've toured to 14 countries, played at Glastonbury Festival (with the Rolling Stones & Radiohead!) and even been featured by the United Nations during the International Year of Soils!

NOW, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE

The thing about not having a 'normal' job is that, well... you can never really predict when you're going to get paid. I don't mind, because I live very cheaply, but even though touring, recording and making music videos is a lot of fun, it can also be expensive and very energy intensive. Thus far, I've pretty much done everything on the smell of a oily rag (I literally run my van on waste veggie oil!) with the occasional support of generous crowdfunders and arts-grants from time to time.

But now, I've decided to ask anyone who is up for being a grass-roots supporter of some well-intentioned, fun ideas, a crazy muppet with too much energy and a dream-team of freelance creative cohorts (including filmmakers, musicians, animators, puppeteers...etc) who can help implement them to:

PLEASE HELP US BUILD THIS INTO SOMETHING AMAZING!

Here's how it works:
  • I'll aim to release one thing per month…(probably less, due to our often crazy touring schedule)
  • That thing could be a new song, a little skit, some gardening tips or something completely random! The things will be simple at first, but they will evolve as this community grows.
  • In exchange for your support, stuff like studio recordings of new songs and professional music videos will be sent to my Patreon supporters as soon as they're ready - before anyone else!
  • You, my patrons, decide how much to contribute per thing.. $2...$10, $20... or  $100! Anything you feel! There’s a reward for any contribution. I think you'll like them.

If you've only just heard of Formidable Vegetable Sound System or aren't that familiar with our work, this music video we made with our amazingly talented friend Dropbear is the kind of thing I'm hoping to eventually make more of:


...and this other one made by Bigfish is also heaps of fun:


...not to mention, the guy who's been helping me out since the very beginning with animations and illustrations - Oz Thomas, who did the cover of the new album and a bunch of our earlier music vids:



So the idea is... over the next while, I'm looking to create a filmed & animated online series of fun webisodes called "Grow Do It!" - based around the ideas in our new kids' album, but also with new themes as they emerge - all about eating/thinking/growing healthy food/thoughts/gardens and encouraging everybody to take good care of their friends, family & planet and to EAT their front-yards.

If you've made it this far, THANK YOU in advance for considering being a part of this exciting community experiment supporting both the arts and sustainability education in such a grass-roots way! I promise to crank it out the best I can, so please feel free to give what is within your means and I hope we get to meet up soon!

lots and lots and lots of love,

Charlie Mgee.

PS. If you're not sick of watching music videos yet, here's another one that teaches you how to make tasty fermented cabbage:


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Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per song or episode
8 patrons
**Note: All pledges are in US dollars, so amounts have been adjusted to be Aussie-friendly**

Thank you! I really value this - and to prove it, you'll get:

  • Access to my patrons-only stream here on Patreon, which could include any combo of live music videos, demosnew song ideas etc, as well as a place where we can generally chat about stuff!
Pledge $4 or more per song or episode
15 patrons
You're AwseRadish! This really means a lot. Peas!

  • You'll be the first to access fully downloadable exclusive audio/video of any of the things I/we create a whole week before the rest of the world!
  • Free Download of our new album Grow Do It
  • Plus access to the patron-only feed & discussion group above.
Pledge $9 or more per song or episode
13 patrons
Yay! You are AMAZING! This is a really generous amount to donate. For this, I promise to shower you with the following:

Free entry to any of our gigs (except festivals I'm afraid) - just remind us that you're a Patron when you arrive!
Download our albums - all of 'em!
• Plus all of the above-mentioned rewards
Pledge $18 or more per song or episode
3 patrons
Wow!! Thank you for your epicness of such colossal magnitude!
For this outstanding effort:

  • Signed copy of the Grow Do It album
  • Remix Package! access to download all of the stems (separated tracks of ukulele, vocals, bass, drums... etc) which can be used for remixes or playing around with in your own music.
  • Virtual Ukulele Lessons! Whenever I get a chance, I'll send you tips on how to do some of the weird, crazy stuff I do on the uke... (I don't actually really know what I'm doing, but I'll try my best to explain!)
  • Plus you'll get all of the other aforementioned rewards.