hi, i'm lee!
what is this patreon for?so glad you asked, kind citizen!
thing 1monthly lockout spaces (secure rooms you can rent to rehearse, store gear, and produce music) range from $400-$800 in los angeles. i've managed to find a space for $500/month that will let me record, broadcast, and film video.
thing 2you may have noticed that the overall goal-amount is $1,000 and i've just said above that i found a lockout space for only $500 - so what's with the extra $500? that money goes towards: upkeep for instruments (strings, repairs, etc.), purchasing new gear, setting aside for a rainy day, travel expenses for out-of-town shows -- you get the idea. LA is expensive, especially as a musician who often only plays for tips, because paid gigs are a rarity in this city. (having an extra chunk of money like this will also give me a buffer so that i can afford to take the occasional unpaid show without losing my house.)
bottom line: a monthly pledge of whatever you can afford - even just $1 or $5 - will help ease some of the financial burden of being a musician in LA. this is not a handout, this is not a charity. this is a way for you to directly support my career and get higher-quality content more consistently, because i'll have a dedicated space to broadcast, create music videos, and dive into a few webseries ideas (including a 3rd season of Life & Shit with Lee which you can watch on youtube).