Rowen Bridler is creating music, poems and videos
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patrons

$9
per month
Thank you for taking a peek into my Patreon world!

I’m using Patreon because I'm a creative person, writing songs and poetry and self-publishing music, books and videos and acting in indie films. I've become increasingly uncomfortable with the targeted advertising and distraction trap of social media sites like Facebook. We need more wholesome, independent sites that nurture creativity, instead of playing on a "compare-and-despair" ethos of insecurity. I have my own website, where you can get on the mailing list and still get updates and insight into my work for free, but I wanted to create an 'Inner Circle' of special people who get first access (and indeed entirely unique content that I don't share elsewhere) to my work.

I’m experimenting with Patreon to keep you in the loop with all the quirky behind-the-scenes conversations and video footage about the spectacular highs and challenging lows of being an independent artist. The beauty of Patreon is that you can experiment too: you can cancel at any time, elect to donate on a one-off basis here instead or donate to some other project that takes your fancy.

If you do decide to take the plunge and claim your preferred fashionista style and creative swag, I THANK YOU. Truly, Madly, Deeply. You are a believer. A dreamer. An outlier. I commend you for your courage and sense of adventure. The world needs more people like you who believe in making a creative mark on this planet, not a detrimental one. You are extraordinary!!

The video will give you a pop-song length overview of who am I and what I do, but this is a written summary if you prefer to read your information rather than watch it:

Rowen Bridler grew up in a small town in England, moved to London at 18 and has loved living in big cities ever since, including Paris and New York. Never satisfied with a conventional approach, she took acting training during her music degree and got several quirky roles in independent films, including playing a girl obsessed with Madonna, and another leading a fragile man astray in a film based on Herman Hesse’s 'Steppenwolf'.

She moved to Prague in 2010 and acted in German in a Danish TV drama, playing Johanna von Bismarck opposite Rainer Bock (‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘A Most Wanted Man’). Having shot the music video for her song, ’Lifeboat’ in Prague before moving back to the UK, Rowen released it as a single and it was played on BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson in 2014.

Once back in London, Rowen also performed her song about the MPs expenses scandal at Vivienne Westwood’s shop in Chelsea to coincide with her ‘Politicians R Criminals’ campaign. The manageress passed on the lyric sheet to Vivienne Westwood herself, who wrote a hand-written letter in response, urging further investigation and exposure of criminal practices afoot in the UK.

Living in London provoked a new direction after the thin walls of her room in a boarded up pub in Battersea pushed Rowen to find an alternative way be creative that wouldn’t involve sound. Using years of reading Jacques Prévert and Pablo Neruda poems as inspiration, Rowen developed her lyric writing style into poetry, both in English and fittingly, also in French and Spanish. Her personal experiences of the highs and lows of online dating prompted her to reflect on what men and women really want and how they somehow keep failing to give it to each other.

A few months on and off in Paris helped marinate these poems further and resulted in her first published book, 'Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love'. (Available here .) Donating $1 per print copy sold to Planned Parenthood, ‘Love Poems…’ was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2017 in New York, giving single women ticked off with the dating scene an evening’s respite with Prosecco, chocolates and sarcasm. Acting out a scene of the worst date she’d ever been on, reading poems from the book and performing her new song, 'Hudson Landing', Rowen filled the evening with a little taste of all of her work combined: poetry, (in English, French and Spanish) song, a little theatre and some much-needed humour.

In January 2018 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the charity MIND in the UK, Rowen released a daily YouTube video as part of a ‘Beat the January Blues’ series, combining all of her literary, dramatic and musical creativity to combat the frustration of maintaining good mental health in the midst of a gloomy and indeed, snowy UK winter. As a strong advocate for mental health, she will be donating $1 per print copy sold of her latest book, due out in November 2018, to MIND. This time the poems touch on the feelings of personal isolation in a sea of social media-generated semi-connections and the political dismantling of a society that used to at least pretend to welcome the tired, the poor and the pioneering.

Rowen has also returned to music and recorded two songs to release as singles in 2019, one of which explores a feminist space travel theme, the other a more earthly kind of aviation.
Tiers
Handsome Level!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
If you want to dip your toe into the indie-artist Patreon thing, here's how to join the anti-establishment creative movement...
  • Access to patron-only content (new videos about next steps on my projects/Patreon-only blogposts /sneak peeks into new projects I'm starting /new poems or new songs I'm writing...)
  • Solo piano pieces unreleased elsewhere
  • Special mention on Twitter as a THANK YOU for being utterly fantastic!
Sequinned Level!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
If you like to keep things sparkly, this might be for you:


  • Access to a selection of poems typed out on the Hanx app
  • Downloads of a selection of unreleased songs (mp3 & wav)
  • (Every third Friday of the month) - Livestream of a music practice session or songwriting session 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Agent Provocateur Level!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're the sort of person who likes to stand out from the crowd and push boundaries, and perhaps you have a thing for the number 12 like I do, this could be the one for you:


  • Access to videos of NYC gig / book launch / selection of #summeroflovesongs videos via private link
  • Access to "Voice Memo app" contents - at least once a month I'll post one of these recordings for your delight and amusement (you know songwriters put all of their weirdest, most avant-garde stuff on their Voice Memos...it could be the beginnings of a song, the sound of the rain in a random location, a "note to self" prep for an interview or an overheard performance in the rehearsal studio next to mine.) #wherewildandquirkylives 
  • Audiobook for 'Love Poems for people who don't like being in love' via private file link (mp3s)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments page of my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Patricia Field (Indie Outlier) Level
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Wow! If you are supporting me at this level, you are some kind of serious outlier with a big heart and lust for juicy, creative, culturally-stimulating things! Hurrah to you for that! Here's what you'll get for being "all-in" on this:


  • Poems on Postcards from New York or London
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Pdf version of 'Love Poems' books I & II
  • Personal improvised song (AUDIO) as mp3
  • Personal post on Instagram to THANK YOU HUGELY!!!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Emilio Pucci (Quirky-Classic) Level!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
DAMN. You are really putting yourself out there to get the best stuff, and you will not be held back by doubts that patterns, stripes and colour won't go together. I take my hat off to you. And deeply, gratefully offer you this:
  • Personalised improvised song (VIDEO) via private YouTube link
  • Exclusive pre-release preview of my next book
  • Video monologue from a film of your choice (within reason!)
  • A special description/detailed mention in the 'Acknowledgements' section of my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Alexander McQueen(Faerie Godmother)level
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
My god, you are the ultimate, ballsy rebel aren't you? You aren't afraid of the power, intimacy and inspiration that this kind of investment affords you. You just contributed to covering a huge chunk of my recording costs, for a start. Your name will go down in history as a serious benefactor and not only will the pop music gods be singing your name, but this shall be given unto you:


  • Original poem written for you and handwritten in a customised journal made just for you
  • Cameo feature in my next official music video (if you like the limelight!)
  • One monthly coaching call / in-person session in the subject of your choice (book-writing, singing, songwriting, poetry or self-publishing) for you or a friend
  • Personal mention on any CDs or blurb about music I release
  • Plus all previous rewards
Vivienne Westwood (Goddess/God) Level!
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Just like the woman herself, there can only be one YOU. You are a serious investor, with a taste for unique fashion, fine wine and scintillating conversation. I am in AWE of your generosity and seriousness of support. You will get EVERYTHING. Absolutely everything.* PLUS:
  • Three monthly coaching calls / in-person session in the subject of your choice (book-writing, singing, songwriting, poetry or self-publishing) for you or a friend
  • Dinner with me and my (hopefully) scintillating conversation over wine and a three-course meal!
  • A customised 'I <3 NY' t-shirt just like the one I wore when I performed my song at 'The World's End' shop, that Vivienne Westwood herself responded to. I will buy an 'I love NY' t-shirt in your size and customise it for you myself.
  • Plus all previous rewards


*Disclaimer: that doesn't include sleeping with you. Sorry. I just meant everything listed on this page. Lol

Goals
$9 of $10 per month
When I reach my first $10 I will go to a cafe and spend an hour writing a brand new poem and record myself reading it on the streets of New York or London exclusively for my Patrons.
1 of 3
Thank you for taking a peek into my Patreon world!

I’m using Patreon because I'm a creative person, writing songs and poetry and self-publishing music, books and videos and acting in indie films. I've become increasingly uncomfortable with the targeted advertising and distraction trap of social media sites like Facebook. We need more wholesome, independent sites that nurture creativity, instead of playing on a "compare-and-despair" ethos of insecurity. I have my own website, where you can get on the mailing list and still get updates and insight into my work for free, but I wanted to create an 'Inner Circle' of special people who get first access (and indeed entirely unique content that I don't share elsewhere) to my work.

I’m experimenting with Patreon to keep you in the loop with all the quirky behind-the-scenes conversations and video footage about the spectacular highs and challenging lows of being an independent artist. The beauty of Patreon is that you can experiment too: you can cancel at any time, elect to donate on a one-off basis here instead or donate to some other project that takes your fancy.

If you do decide to take the plunge and claim your preferred fashionista style and creative swag, I THANK YOU. Truly, Madly, Deeply. You are a believer. A dreamer. An outlier. I commend you for your courage and sense of adventure. The world needs more people like you who believe in making a creative mark on this planet, not a detrimental one. You are extraordinary!!

The video will give you a pop-song length overview of who am I and what I do, but this is a written summary if you prefer to read your information rather than watch it:

Rowen Bridler grew up in a small town in England, moved to London at 18 and has loved living in big cities ever since, including Paris and New York. Never satisfied with a conventional approach, she took acting training during her music degree and got several quirky roles in independent films, including playing a girl obsessed with Madonna, and another leading a fragile man astray in a film based on Herman Hesse’s 'Steppenwolf'.

She moved to Prague in 2010 and acted in German in a Danish TV drama, playing Johanna von Bismarck opposite Rainer Bock (‘Inglourious Basterds’, ‘A Most Wanted Man’). Having shot the music video for her song, ’Lifeboat’ in Prague before moving back to the UK, Rowen released it as a single and it was played on BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson in 2014.

Once back in London, Rowen also performed her song about the MPs expenses scandal at Vivienne Westwood’s shop in Chelsea to coincide with her ‘Politicians R Criminals’ campaign. The manageress passed on the lyric sheet to Vivienne Westwood herself, who wrote a hand-written letter in response, urging further investigation and exposure of criminal practices afoot in the UK.

Living in London provoked a new direction after the thin walls of her room in a boarded up pub in Battersea pushed Rowen to find an alternative way be creative that wouldn’t involve sound. Using years of reading Jacques Prévert and Pablo Neruda poems as inspiration, Rowen developed her lyric writing style into poetry, both in English and fittingly, also in French and Spanish. Her personal experiences of the highs and lows of online dating prompted her to reflect on what men and women really want and how they somehow keep failing to give it to each other.

A few months on and off in Paris helped marinate these poems further and resulted in her first published book, 'Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love'. (Available here .) Donating $1 per print copy sold to Planned Parenthood, ‘Love Poems…’ was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2017 in New York, giving single women ticked off with the dating scene an evening’s respite with Prosecco, chocolates and sarcasm. Acting out a scene of the worst date she’d ever been on, reading poems from the book and performing her new song, 'Hudson Landing', Rowen filled the evening with a little taste of all of her work combined: poetry, (in English, French and Spanish) song, a little theatre and some much-needed humour.

In January 2018 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the charity MIND in the UK, Rowen released a daily YouTube video as part of a ‘Beat the January Blues’ series, combining all of her literary, dramatic and musical creativity to combat the frustration of maintaining good mental health in the midst of a gloomy and indeed, snowy UK winter. As a strong advocate for mental health, she will be donating $1 per print copy sold of her latest book, due out in November 2018, to MIND. This time the poems touch on the feelings of personal isolation in a sea of social media-generated semi-connections and the political dismantling of a society that used to at least pretend to welcome the tired, the poor and the pioneering.

Rowen has also returned to music and recorded two songs to release as singles in 2019, one of which explores a feminist space travel theme, the other a more earthly kind of aviation.

Recent posts by Rowen Bridler

Tiers
Handsome Level!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
If you want to dip your toe into the indie-artist Patreon thing, here's how to join the anti-establishment creative movement...
  • Access to patron-only content (new videos about next steps on my projects/Patreon-only blogposts /sneak peeks into new projects I'm starting /new poems or new songs I'm writing...)
  • Solo piano pieces unreleased elsewhere
  • Special mention on Twitter as a THANK YOU for being utterly fantastic!
Sequinned Level!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
If you like to keep things sparkly, this might be for you:


  • Access to a selection of poems typed out on the Hanx app
  • Downloads of a selection of unreleased songs (mp3 & wav)
  • (Every third Friday of the month) - Livestream of a music practice session or songwriting session 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Agent Provocateur Level!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're the sort of person who likes to stand out from the crowd and push boundaries, and perhaps you have a thing for the number 12 like I do, this could be the one for you:


  • Access to videos of NYC gig / book launch / selection of #summeroflovesongs videos via private link
  • Access to "Voice Memo app" contents - at least once a month I'll post one of these recordings for your delight and amusement (you know songwriters put all of their weirdest, most avant-garde stuff on their Voice Memos...it could be the beginnings of a song, the sound of the rain in a random location, a "note to self" prep for an interview or an overheard performance in the rehearsal studio next to mine.) #wherewildandquirkylives 
  • Audiobook for 'Love Poems for people who don't like being in love' via private file link (mp3s)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments page of my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Patricia Field (Indie Outlier) Level
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Wow! If you are supporting me at this level, you are some kind of serious outlier with a big heart and lust for juicy, creative, culturally-stimulating things! Hurrah to you for that! Here's what you'll get for being "all-in" on this:


  • Poems on Postcards from New York or London
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Pdf version of 'Love Poems' books I & II
  • Personal improvised song (AUDIO) as mp3
  • Personal post on Instagram to THANK YOU HUGELY!!!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Emilio Pucci (Quirky-Classic) Level!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
DAMN. You are really putting yourself out there to get the best stuff, and you will not be held back by doubts that patterns, stripes and colour won't go together. I take my hat off to you. And deeply, gratefully offer you this:
  • Personalised improvised song (VIDEO) via private YouTube link
  • Exclusive pre-release preview of my next book
  • Video monologue from a film of your choice (within reason!)
  • A special description/detailed mention in the 'Acknowledgements' section of my next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Alexander McQueen(Faerie Godmother)level
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
My god, you are the ultimate, ballsy rebel aren't you? You aren't afraid of the power, intimacy and inspiration that this kind of investment affords you. You just contributed to covering a huge chunk of my recording costs, for a start. Your name will go down in history as a serious benefactor and not only will the pop music gods be singing your name, but this shall be given unto you:


  • Original poem written for you and handwritten in a customised journal made just for you
  • Cameo feature in my next official music video (if you like the limelight!)
  • One monthly coaching call / in-person session in the subject of your choice (book-writing, singing, songwriting, poetry or self-publishing) for you or a friend
  • Personal mention on any CDs or blurb about music I release
  • Plus all previous rewards
Vivienne Westwood (Goddess/God) Level!
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Just like the woman herself, there can only be one YOU. You are a serious investor, with a taste for unique fashion, fine wine and scintillating conversation. I am in AWE of your generosity and seriousness of support. You will get EVERYTHING. Absolutely everything.* PLUS:
  • Three monthly coaching calls / in-person session in the subject of your choice (book-writing, singing, songwriting, poetry or self-publishing) for you or a friend
  • Dinner with me and my (hopefully) scintillating conversation over wine and a three-course meal!
  • A customised 'I <3 NY' t-shirt just like the one I wore when I performed my song at 'The World's End' shop, that Vivienne Westwood herself responded to. I will buy an 'I love NY' t-shirt in your size and customise it for you myself.
  • Plus all previous rewards


*Disclaimer: that doesn't include sleeping with you. Sorry. I just meant everything listed on this page. Lol