I don't know how interested you all are in what your funds pay for but I thought it would be good to let you know what the patreon funds have paid for of late. Some of it isn't glamourous but it is all so essential. I'd love to tell you we spent it all on gin and glitter but those are only a tiny part of being an independent artist. A lot of it is practical and boring and you lot make the fun and the humdrum possible!
The Fun Stuff:
Patreon funds contributed to our recording a Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin EP which we've been selling at shows round the country. You can listen to . If you want to buy an EP, send us a message and we'll do you a discount and post or email it out to you. Anyone donating over $20 can have one for free, just send us your address.
Libby and I just got back from a 5 week tour round the country. We took Mother's Ruin and Jagged Little Singalong to Perth, Bunbury, Geraldton, Adelaide, Mt Gambier and Hobart. We are incredibly proud that we managed to make the tour financially viable without Patreon funds this time but knowing your dollars were coming in allowed us to take more risks and book the bigger venue, the longer tour. So thank you! We performed for about 2,800 people and covered all our belongings in glitter and eyelash glue...
The Boring Essentials:
I used 3 months' worth of Patreon funds to buy...drumroll...two microphones! Yep, after 7 years of hiring in microphones at great expense, we now own two microphones that we can take with us to festivals, ensuring we sound good and saving me money in the longrun.
I used 1 month's Patreon funds to pay for public liability insurance. Booooring but super essential, indeed I am not allowed to book shows without it.
Next up, I'll be using 1 month's Patreon funds to support Lady Sings it Better's Melbourne Comedy Festival tour. We play The Butterfly Club and Hares & Hyenas in Melbourne. Patreon funds supplement the costs of doing the show in Hares & Hyenas, which is wheelchair accessible.
EDINBURGH! Holy shit, we're taking Mother's Ruin to Edinburgh. Your support will be essential to ensuring Libby and I are able to eat while performing every night for a month in the world's largest arts festival.
WE CAN'T WAIT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.