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Hello!  My name is Paul and I play guitar.  :o)

If you're here for the first time thanks so much for checking out my page.  Welcome, make yourself at home, please have a look around...

You may have seen me with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, or Neal Morse, or through my work with guitar magazines.  While I love everything I do, the truth is I've always been so busy playing other people's music that I've never truly given my own music the opportunity it needs to grow and become the really special thing I think it could be.

Until now.


What is Patreon?

Patreon is an exciting new platform that allows people to support creators by becoming their “patron".

For me, Patreon is an opportunity to bring my music to life, to make it a reality and to give it a chance to be the best it possibly can.


What is a Patron?

My heroes are Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Paganini... they all had one thing in common: each of them relied on patrons.

There wouldn’t be a Beethoven without an Archduke Rudolph, or the numerous other patrons who sponsored and commissioned him; there wouldn’t be a Michelangelo without a Pope Julius II… and while I’m no Beethoven or Michelangelo, they themselves wouldn’t have been Beethoven or Michelangelo without their patrons. So, I’m asking you to help me be Paul Bielatowicz, and in return I pledge to give my all to the music I create, and to keep you closely involved every step of the journey.

By becoming my patron you’ll be joining my team and playing a crucial part in making my music possible. The end product will be ours - we’ll share the process together, we’ll take the journey together. As a Patron you’re as much a part of my music as I am.


What do you get?

Becoming a patron gives you a unique insight into the creative process - I can’t think of anywhere else music fans have been given access to an artist’s inner thoughts and creative process quite like this. You can expect my Patreon page to include:

  • Thoughts on where my music might go next
  • Sharing ideas of what I’ve got planned
  • The inner workings of the creative process
  • Seeds of ideas
  • Videos from the studio documenting the whole creative process
  • Behind the scenes tour blogs & videos
  • Live Q&A sessions
  • Polls for YOUR input

Have you ever watched “making of” documentaries or behind the scenes DVD special features? Well it's a bit like that only in realtime, plus you have input into the creative process and the satisfaction of knowing that the art being made wouldn’t exist if you weren’t involved. So, in a very real sense, its not just me creating the music, WE’RE creating it together.  It’s our music.  And you get to be a part of the creative process from start to finish.

Patreon is not just another social media site.  Social media posts are essentially forms of promo, that’s not what you get here.  I’m not looking to sell anything - this is all about creating something.


How much does it cost?

I spend a large portion of my working life on tour. On the road I always enjoy meeting music fans and often they’re kind enough to treat me to a coffee, a beer or even take me out for dinner. With this in mind I’ve designed my patronage tiers around these kind gestures of hospitality..

The tiers start with the price of a coffee once a month, and go up to the cost of a mid-price concert ticket once a month. Of course different levels of patronage come with different rewards, but every single level will make a huge difference to being able to create my music with you.


Thanks so much for reading. I would LOVE for you to join me on this exciting journey into a brand new creative world. This is an opportunity like no other at a time like no other - let's create something AMAZING together!




Tiers
Cup of Coffee
$3 or more per month
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE coffee.  For the price of a single cup of coffee every month you'll be able to…


  • Attend special Patreon VIP Events, such as our regular soundcheck meet ups - these happen at most shows


  • Access exclusive behind the scenes content - regular tour/studio updates, project news and general artistic musings


  • Participate in polls to decided what content YOU want to see and hear on OUR Patreon page and have a say in important decisions to do with my music


  • Post in the "Community" section of this page.  This is a space for us all to interact - post questions, suggestions or just share
Beer
$5 or more per month

I’m a craft beer fan - the more IBU’s (International bitterness unit) the better.  For the price of one beer every month you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from the previous tier


  • Interactive live streaming hangouts every week (touring schedule allowing) with Q&A, live music & news


  • Re-runs of all past live streams - no need to worry if you miss a streaming session, once a broadcast has ended the recording is saved so you can watch it whenever you want
Lunch
$10 or more per month

A musician’s gotta eat!  For the price of one lunch a month I’ll treat you to…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • Download an EP worth of EXCLUSIVE music or video every month: special Patreon-only compositions, demos of works in progress, from the vaults tracks, live recordings...


Dinner
$25 or more per month

Dressing room food is fine, but every musician enjoys the treat of eating a nice meal out every so often.  For the same price as a dinner for one you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • A postcard from the road!  I'll mail you a handwritten postcard from wherever I'm touring (I tour roughly 6 months of the year, so you can expect one to receive one every couple of months).


  • In the months when I can't send you a postcard you'll receive a personal video message (recorded just for you) - maybe from an interesting place on tour, maybe featuring some special guests, maybe a bit of music, possibly some cats and an update on what’s new.  
Concert Ticket
$50 or more per month

Who doesn't love going to concerts?!  For the price of a concert ticket every month you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • A regular Skype get together - be my Skype buddy!  We’ll arrange a date and time to chat for around 30 minutes every month or so.  I might play you some new music I'm working on, give you a tour of wherever I am or share some juicy behind the scenes gossip
Goals
141 of 250 patrons
We celebrated reaching 100 patrons with The Name Song... after much thought, I’ve finally decided how I’m going to mark us reaching 250 - by recording and releasing a FULL ALBUM!
I’ll thank you all by name in the liner notes of the album and of course you’ll be able to follow along the whole creative process from start to finish here on our Patreon page.
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Hello!  My name is Paul and I play guitar.  :o)

If you're here for the first time thanks so much for checking out my page.  Welcome, make yourself at home, please have a look around...

You may have seen me with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, or Neal Morse, or through my work with guitar magazines.  While I love everything I do, the truth is I've always been so busy playing other people's music that I've never truly given my own music the opportunity it needs to grow and become the really special thing I think it could be.

Until now.


What is Patreon?

Patreon is an exciting new platform that allows people to support creators by becoming their “patron".

For me, Patreon is an opportunity to bring my music to life, to make it a reality and to give it a chance to be the best it possibly can.


What is a Patron?

My heroes are Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Paganini... they all had one thing in common: each of them relied on patrons.

There wouldn’t be a Beethoven without an Archduke Rudolph, or the numerous other patrons who sponsored and commissioned him; there wouldn’t be a Michelangelo without a Pope Julius II… and while I’m no Beethoven or Michelangelo, they themselves wouldn’t have been Beethoven or Michelangelo without their patrons. So, I’m asking you to help me be Paul Bielatowicz, and in return I pledge to give my all to the music I create, and to keep you closely involved every step of the journey.

By becoming my patron you’ll be joining my team and playing a crucial part in making my music possible. The end product will be ours - we’ll share the process together, we’ll take the journey together. As a Patron you’re as much a part of my music as I am.


What do you get?

Becoming a patron gives you a unique insight into the creative process - I can’t think of anywhere else music fans have been given access to an artist’s inner thoughts and creative process quite like this. You can expect my Patreon page to include:

  • Thoughts on where my music might go next
  • Sharing ideas of what I’ve got planned
  • The inner workings of the creative process
  • Seeds of ideas
  • Videos from the studio documenting the whole creative process
  • Behind the scenes tour blogs & videos
  • Live Q&A sessions
  • Polls for YOUR input

Have you ever watched “making of” documentaries or behind the scenes DVD special features? Well it's a bit like that only in realtime, plus you have input into the creative process and the satisfaction of knowing that the art being made wouldn’t exist if you weren’t involved. So, in a very real sense, its not just me creating the music, WE’RE creating it together.  It’s our music.  And you get to be a part of the creative process from start to finish.

Patreon is not just another social media site.  Social media posts are essentially forms of promo, that’s not what you get here.  I’m not looking to sell anything - this is all about creating something.


How much does it cost?

I spend a large portion of my working life on tour. On the road I always enjoy meeting music fans and often they’re kind enough to treat me to a coffee, a beer or even take me out for dinner. With this in mind I’ve designed my patronage tiers around these kind gestures of hospitality..

The tiers start with the price of a coffee once a month, and go up to the cost of a mid-price concert ticket once a month. Of course different levels of patronage come with different rewards, but every single level will make a huge difference to being able to create my music with you.


Thanks so much for reading. I would LOVE for you to join me on this exciting journey into a brand new creative world. This is an opportunity like no other at a time like no other - let's create something AMAZING together!




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Tiers
Cup of Coffee
$3 or more per month
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE coffee.  For the price of a single cup of coffee every month you'll be able to…


  • Attend special Patreon VIP Events, such as our regular soundcheck meet ups - these happen at most shows


  • Access exclusive behind the scenes content - regular tour/studio updates, project news and general artistic musings


  • Participate in polls to decided what content YOU want to see and hear on OUR Patreon page and have a say in important decisions to do with my music


  • Post in the "Community" section of this page.  This is a space for us all to interact - post questions, suggestions or just share
Beer
$5 or more per month

I’m a craft beer fan - the more IBU’s (International bitterness unit) the better.  For the price of one beer every month you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from the previous tier


  • Interactive live streaming hangouts every week (touring schedule allowing) with Q&A, live music & news


  • Re-runs of all past live streams - no need to worry if you miss a streaming session, once a broadcast has ended the recording is saved so you can watch it whenever you want
Lunch
$10 or more per month

A musician’s gotta eat!  For the price of one lunch a month I’ll treat you to…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • Download an EP worth of EXCLUSIVE music or video every month: special Patreon-only compositions, demos of works in progress, from the vaults tracks, live recordings...


Dinner
$25 or more per month

Dressing room food is fine, but every musician enjoys the treat of eating a nice meal out every so often.  For the same price as a dinner for one you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • A postcard from the road!  I'll mail you a handwritten postcard from wherever I'm touring (I tour roughly 6 months of the year, so you can expect one to receive one every couple of months).


  • In the months when I can't send you a postcard you'll receive a personal video message (recorded just for you) - maybe from an interesting place on tour, maybe featuring some special guests, maybe a bit of music, possibly some cats and an update on what’s new.  
Concert Ticket
$50 or more per month

Who doesn't love going to concerts?!  For the price of a concert ticket every month you’ll get…


  • EVERYTHING from all previous tiers


  • A regular Skype get together - be my Skype buddy!  We’ll arrange a date and time to chat for around 30 minutes every month or so.  I might play you some new music I'm working on, give you a tour of wherever I am or share some juicy behind the scenes gossip