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"(IAM)WARFACE is an Electro Rock Band formed in Brighton and London in 2016, consisting of Matt Warneford, Lou Matthews, Tom Howe, Mike Smith and Adam Stanley. The name is a metaphor for their own style of bombastic high-energy music.
They have taken the pop route but they keep it dangerous with a fusion of 80’s style vocals, abstract guitars, moody layered synth riffs and pounding drum beats, and have been influenced by many peers such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Kasabian, Muse, Big Black Delta, Nero, Queens of the Stone Age, Tears For Fears, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys and MGMT.
They have just finished touring sold out support gigs with Gary Numan (including Leamington Assembly capacity 1500) where they proved so popular to the Numanoids, calling them: "The best Numan support act in fifteen years". Not ordinarily a fan-base who are easily swayed - they're now actively supporting (IAM)WARFACE online, at gigs, buying their music and following them in droves! In addition Mr Numan also wants the band back as support for his next tour."

MAKING MUSIC IS OUR LIFEBLOOD.
Using Patreon allows us to continue to create by way of fan funding. Pledges will be put straight back in to the creative process to create more music and videos.

LET’S EMPOWER THE PEOPLE
The music industry is changing and we need to change with it.

We have inherited a broken system that is no longer what it once was, yet has not found a definitive new way forward. A system where only the biggest of the big bands are able to make a living and the rest of us sacrifice our whole lives and risk financial ruin every step of the way.

So where to from here? Well, we want to create an interactive fan experience unlike any band that has come before us.

We want to help create a path, not just for (IAM)WARFACE, but for the countless bands across the world that are working incredibly hard, touring the world to perform for their fans and losing money every step of the way.

And we want to do it by empowering YOU, the fans, so that you get to decide who succeeds and who doesn’t. The old establishment is dying. Let’s show that we can create our own new way forward and put the power back where it should be, with the fans who love and believe in the music that we, and so many great bands out there are creating.

To start with though, we want to give you guys a bit more background on the reality of our situation, and then we’ll explain exactly how you can get involved in our career in an unprecedented new way.

The internet has resulted in an industry that actually gives more bands an opportunity to build a decent fanbase, as the music is now available for everyone to listen to anytime they want - for free. Lots of people in the industry refer to the “good old days” when everyone bought albums and many bands made a lot of money, but in some ways, it is much more democratic this way. Instead of it being like the old days where the only bands that could become successful were the one's that had the support of a big label, these days it is YOU, the people out there that decide which bands succeed or fail. The bands that get signed at all are often the ones that have acquired fans at a grass roots level and forced the labels to take notice, not the other way around. That is what happened with (IAM)WARFACE and is happening with many other bands.

FINANCIAL REALITIES IN THIS NEW INDUSTRY
The one downside is that though a band like us owes much of our popularity to the internet and the way the industry works in nowadays, it no longer supports bands financially in the way it used to. The harsh reality is that you now have bands that have tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of fans all around the world, and yet still make less than minimum wage.

We'll level with you...here in (IAM)WARFACE we don’t even make that. In fact we have hardly ever been paid for playing in this band, as the little money we do make gets continually re-invested to finance all our music and gigs rather than paid out to members.

WE WANT TO DO THIS FULL TIME
We love playing in this band, and we'll be straight with you, we want to do this full time. It is extremely difficult to hold down any sort of normal job with the amount of work we are putting into this project at the moment and that leaves us with only one option;
To find a way that we can start making a profit and get paid for what we do in (IAM)WARFACE, so that we can continue to pursue this as a full-time endeavour and tour and make new music on a regular basis.

A NEW WAY FORWARD IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
We wouldn’t have been able to take that next step in our career without the massive support we have received from our awesome fans. But with the enormous touring opportunities on the horizon, for a while now we have been trying to work out what to do next.

What we are asking of (IAM)WARFACE fans is a small ongoing commitment; to become patrons through a new platform called Patreon, where you can contribute as little or as much as you want on a monthly basis

In return, as well as the knowledge that you are directly supporting and financing the music and career of a band you like, we are also going to be creating a host of new content available exclusively to our Patreon members. Some of this content includes exclusive and/or early access to:

  • New (IAM)WARFACE music, interactive tour video diaries, exclusive merch ranges, pre-sale ticket options, giveaways and competitions, tour podcasts, feature band interviews, live online chats with the band, live video streaming of (IAM)WARFACE rehearsals, access to exclusive cover song recordings & more.
  • PLUS VIP levels that include benefits such as free tickets to shows, phone calls from members upon signing up or on your birthday, personal thank you in the liner notes of our next album, side of stage access at shows and even the ability to help choose our set list when we play in your town.

It is the fans that have the power to decide which bands are successful. Every band that earns a living from their music does so financed by their fanbase, regardless of how many middlemen jump into the mix to dilute the money pool. What we are doing, cuts out all the middlemen and provides a direct way for fans to support (IAM)WARFACE in an ongoing fashion.

If you would like to live in a world where new, exciting and innovative bands can punch through the general banality of today's mainstream music and actually make a living so that they can dedicate themselves 100% to creating the best music and tour the world as often as possible, then this is for you.

No band has ever done something quite like this before… so let’s make history together.

-Matt Warneford, 
(IAM)WARFACE x

*****************
We want to create an interactive fan experience unlike any other band before us and we need YOUR help to pull this off. So please, sign up and show your support for us and for this new way forward in the music industry -- and make sure you send through your comments and ideas to help us give you, and all our incredible fans across the world, the best possible value for your contribution.

Please note: While some rewards will be delivered every single month, others may only happen when on tour, or in between tours, every couple of months. We have tried to specify where possible, but feel free to contact us with any questions. We have listed an array of different rewards to show you guys the full scope of what we’re planning, and we’ll keep adjusting this over time based on the feedback we get from you all. Thank you!


Tiers
Foot Soldier
$3 or more per month
Foot Soldiers are the beginners, the ones who want to try things out before committing themselves further on the road to  As well as being immediately given access to my patron-only community and any content previously shared within this tier, you'll get to stream the new releases and demos from the Backstage Area and early bird on gig dates.
Bow-man
$5 or more per month
Ah the Bow-man - trusty and reliable. Here, you are bringing your bows and arrows to the works...and for this heartfelt action you will have access to all the usual Foot Soldier stuff, the new releases to download and early bird on gig dates.
Commander
$10 or more per month
As a Commander on this tier in addition to the previous tier content you will receive access to select photo/video/mp3 posts of peeks behind the scenes of my creative process and early bird news on future releases. After 3 months on this tier 'growing your apples', you will receive access to all of our previously released back catalogue with hitherto unreleased artwork. 
Captain
$20 or more per month
In addition to previous tier content you will receive:

- Exclusive access to photo/video/mp3 posts of peeks behind the scenes of our creative process, some available for download. 

- Early bird news on and early access to future releases. 

- Access to previously recorded Ask us Anything sessions via Live Chat. 

After 2 months on this tier, you will receive:

- Access to all of our previously released back catalogue and hitherto unreleased artwork 

- Plus select bonus items from our back-catalogue and supporter only specials

General
$50 or more per month
Ah - the Fearless General, faithfully leading the path to victory. For this courageous action you will have access to all the stuff of Footsoldiers, Bow-men, Commanders and Captains. But in addition:

- Exclusive selections from previously unreleased back catalogue.

- Early bird on gig dates, exclusives on future releases and other to be announced VIP content.

- Plus a Birthday video message For Generals Only. 

- Other Live Chat Ask us Anything sessions will also be called.

Grand Master
$75 or more per month
Everything from all the lower levels PLUS VIP EXPERIENCE REWARDS (LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE ONLY):
  • Free ticket to a (IAM)WARFACE show upon signing up! Plus one additional free ticket every 6 months after that for ongoing membership *
  • 15% off ALL merch from our Official Artist Merch Store (ships worldwide)
  • Meet and greet with the band when we play in your town
  • Come and watch sound check anytime you’re at an (IAM)WARFACE show*
  • Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album (after 6 months of ongoing membership)
  • (IAM)WARFACE Grand Master’ T-shirt (after 3 months of ongoing membership)**
  • Free merch item of your choice every 6 months
Grand Master General
$250 or more per month

*This reward is guaranteed for any (IAM)WARFACE headline shows, and is often possible on support shows, but not always. Does not include festival appearances.
  • At this level as a Grand Master General, you get to be part of our inner circle with access to the band beyond what anyone else in the world gets. We’ll skype/call you with updates on what the band is working on, maybe even send you snippets of new material that nobody else gets to hear & much much more.
  • Unlimited tickets for you and a friend to (IAM)WARFACE Shows (ongoing members only) 
  • 25% off ALL merch from our Official Artist Merch Store (ships worldwide)
  • (IAM)WARFACE ‘Grand Master General’ T-Shirt Upon Signing Up
  • Signed Adam Stanley signature drum sticks (after 2 months of ongoing membership)
  • (IAM)WARFACE ‘Grand Master General’ Signed Poster (after 3 months of ongoing membership)
  • Additional free merch item of your choice every 6 months.
  • Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album
  • Dinner/meal with the band whenever we’re in your town
  • Side of stage access during the show *
  • Find out when we are touring and other band news before everyone else.
  • And more! This is the ultimate level of support and basically we will be in your debt for life and you will eternally be a great friend of (IAM)WARFACE. Thank You!
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This will allow us to spend more time creating new music and enable us to tour more frequently. 
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"(IAM)WARFACE is an Electro Rock Band formed in Brighton and London in 2016, consisting of Matt Warneford, Lou Matthews, Tom Howe, Mike Smith and Adam Stanley. The name is a metaphor for their own style of bombastic high-energy music.
They have taken the pop route but they keep it dangerous with a fusion of 80’s style vocals, abstract guitars, moody layered synth riffs and pounding drum beats, and have been influenced by many peers such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Kasabian, Muse, Big Black Delta, Nero, Queens of the Stone Age, Tears For Fears, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys and MGMT.
They have just finished touring sold out support gigs with Gary Numan (including Leamington Assembly capacity 1500) where they proved so popular to the Numanoids, calling them: "The best Numan support act in fifteen years". Not ordinarily a fan-base who are easily swayed - they're now actively supporting (IAM)WARFACE online, at gigs, buying their music and following them in droves! In addition Mr Numan also wants the band back as support for his next tour."

MAKING MUSIC IS OUR LIFEBLOOD.
Using Patreon allows us to continue to create by way of fan funding. Pledges will be put straight back in to the creative process to create more music and videos.

LET’S EMPOWER THE PEOPLE
The music industry is changing and we need to change with it.

We have inherited a broken system that is no longer what it once was, yet has not found a definitive new way forward. A system where only the biggest of the big bands are able to make a living and the rest of us sacrifice our whole lives and risk financial ruin every step of the way.

So where to from here? Well, we want to create an interactive fan experience unlike any band that has come before us.

We want to help create a path, not just for (IAM)WARFACE, but for the countless bands across the world that are working incredibly hard, touring the world to perform for their fans and losing money every step of the way.

And we want to do it by empowering YOU, the fans, so that you get to decide who succeeds and who doesn’t. The old establishment is dying. Let’s show that we can create our own new way forward and put the power back where it should be, with the fans who love and believe in the music that we, and so many great bands out there are creating.

To start with though, we want to give you guys a bit more background on the reality of our situation, and then we’ll explain exactly how you can get involved in our career in an unprecedented new way.

The internet has resulted in an industry that actually gives more bands an opportunity to build a decent fanbase, as the music is now available for everyone to listen to anytime they want - for free. Lots of people in the industry refer to the “good old days” when everyone bought albums and many bands made a lot of money, but in some ways, it is much more democratic this way. Instead of it being like the old days where the only bands that could become successful were the one's that had the support of a big label, these days it is YOU, the people out there that decide which bands succeed or fail. The bands that get signed at all are often the ones that have acquired fans at a grass roots level and forced the labels to take notice, not the other way around. That is what happened with (IAM)WARFACE and is happening with many other bands.

FINANCIAL REALITIES IN THIS NEW INDUSTRY
The one downside is that though a band like us owes much of our popularity to the internet and the way the industry works in nowadays, it no longer supports bands financially in the way it used to. The harsh reality is that you now have bands that have tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of fans all around the world, and yet still make less than minimum wage.

We'll level with you...here in (IAM)WARFACE we don’t even make that. In fact we have hardly ever been paid for playing in this band, as the little money we do make gets continually re-invested to finance all our music and gigs rather than paid out to members.

WE WANT TO DO THIS FULL TIME
We love playing in this band, and we'll be straight with you, we want to do this full time. It is extremely difficult to hold down any sort of normal job with the amount of work we are putting into this project at the moment and that leaves us with only one option;
To find a way that we can start making a profit and get paid for what we do in (IAM)WARFACE, so that we can continue to pursue this as a full-time endeavour and tour and make new music on a regular basis.

A NEW WAY FORWARD IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
We wouldn’t have been able to take that next step in our career without the massive support we have received from our awesome fans. But with the enormous touring opportunities on the horizon, for a while now we have been trying to work out what to do next.

What we are asking of (IAM)WARFACE fans is a small ongoing commitment; to become patrons through a new platform called Patreon, where you can contribute as little or as much as you want on a monthly basis

In return, as well as the knowledge that you are directly supporting and financing the music and career of a band you like, we are also going to be creating a host of new content available exclusively to our Patreon members. Some of this content includes exclusive and/or early access to:

  • New (IAM)WARFACE music, interactive tour video diaries, exclusive merch ranges, pre-sale ticket options, giveaways and competitions, tour podcasts, feature band interviews, live online chats with the band, live video streaming of (IAM)WARFACE rehearsals, access to exclusive cover song recordings & more.
  • PLUS VIP levels that include benefits such as free tickets to shows, phone calls from members upon signing up or on your birthday, personal thank you in the liner notes of our next album, side of stage access at shows and even the ability to help choose our set list when we play in your town.

It is the fans that have the power to decide which bands are successful. Every band that earns a living from their music does so financed by their fanbase, regardless of how many middlemen jump into the mix to dilute the money pool. What we are doing, cuts out all the middlemen and provides a direct way for fans to support (IAM)WARFACE in an ongoing fashion.

If you would like to live in a world where new, exciting and innovative bands can punch through the general banality of today's mainstream music and actually make a living so that they can dedicate themselves 100% to creating the best music and tour the world as often as possible, then this is for you.

No band has ever done something quite like this before… so let’s make history together.

-Matt Warneford, 
(IAM)WARFACE x

*****************
We want to create an interactive fan experience unlike any other band before us and we need YOUR help to pull this off. So please, sign up and show your support for us and for this new way forward in the music industry -- and make sure you send through your comments and ideas to help us give you, and all our incredible fans across the world, the best possible value for your contribution.

Please note: While some rewards will be delivered every single month, others may only happen when on tour, or in between tours, every couple of months. We have tried to specify where possible, but feel free to contact us with any questions. We have listed an array of different rewards to show you guys the full scope of what we’re planning, and we’ll keep adjusting this over time based on the feedback we get from you all. Thank you!


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Tiers
Foot Soldier
$3 or more per month
Foot Soldiers are the beginners, the ones who want to try things out before committing themselves further on the road to  As well as being immediately given access to my patron-only community and any content previously shared within this tier, you'll get to stream the new releases and demos from the Backstage Area and early bird on gig dates.
Bow-man
$5 or more per month
Ah the Bow-man - trusty and reliable. Here, you are bringing your bows and arrows to the works...and for this heartfelt action you will have access to all the usual Foot Soldier stuff, the new releases to download and early bird on gig dates.
Commander
$10 or more per month
As a Commander on this tier in addition to the previous tier content you will receive access to select photo/video/mp3 posts of peeks behind the scenes of my creative process and early bird news on future releases. After 3 months on this tier 'growing your apples', you will receive access to all of our previously released back catalogue with hitherto unreleased artwork. 
Captain
$20 or more per month
In addition to previous tier content you will receive:

- Exclusive access to photo/video/mp3 posts of peeks behind the scenes of our creative process, some available for download. 

- Early bird news on and early access to future releases. 

- Access to previously recorded Ask us Anything sessions via Live Chat. 

After 2 months on this tier, you will receive:

- Access to all of our previously released back catalogue and hitherto unreleased artwork 

- Plus select bonus items from our back-catalogue and supporter only specials

General
$50 or more per month
Ah - the Fearless General, faithfully leading the path to victory. For this courageous action you will have access to all the stuff of Footsoldiers, Bow-men, Commanders and Captains. But in addition:

- Exclusive selections from previously unreleased back catalogue.

- Early bird on gig dates, exclusives on future releases and other to be announced VIP content.

- Plus a Birthday video message For Generals Only. 

- Other Live Chat Ask us Anything sessions will also be called.

Grand Master
$75 or more per month
Everything from all the lower levels PLUS VIP EXPERIENCE REWARDS (LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE ONLY):
  • Free ticket to a (IAM)WARFACE show upon signing up! Plus one additional free ticket every 6 months after that for ongoing membership *
  • 15% off ALL merch from our Official Artist Merch Store (ships worldwide)
  • Meet and greet with the band when we play in your town
  • Come and watch sound check anytime you’re at an (IAM)WARFACE show*
  • Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album (after 6 months of ongoing membership)
  • (IAM)WARFACE Grand Master’ T-shirt (after 3 months of ongoing membership)**
  • Free merch item of your choice every 6 months
Grand Master General
$250 or more per month

*This reward is guaranteed for any (IAM)WARFACE headline shows, and is often possible on support shows, but not always. Does not include festival appearances.
  • At this level as a Grand Master General, you get to be part of our inner circle with access to the band beyond what anyone else in the world gets. We’ll skype/call you with updates on what the band is working on, maybe even send you snippets of new material that nobody else gets to hear & much much more.
  • Unlimited tickets for you and a friend to (IAM)WARFACE Shows (ongoing members only) 
  • 25% off ALL merch from our Official Artist Merch Store (ships worldwide)
  • (IAM)WARFACE ‘Grand Master General’ T-Shirt Upon Signing Up
  • Signed Adam Stanley signature drum sticks (after 2 months of ongoing membership)
  • (IAM)WARFACE ‘Grand Master General’ Signed Poster (after 3 months of ongoing membership)
  • Additional free merch item of your choice every 6 months.
  • Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album
  • Dinner/meal with the band whenever we’re in your town
  • Side of stage access during the show *
  • Find out when we are touring and other band news before everyone else.
  • And more! This is the ultimate level of support and basically we will be in your debt for life and you will eternally be a great friend of (IAM)WARFACE. Thank You!