Sheldon Morley is creating Music
16

patrons

$144
per Song
Hi gang,

Thanks for stopping by my Patreon page! I’m going to resist my natural urge to ramble and just get right to the point:

I want to make music.

From the moment I first picked up a guitar (I was 5!) I knew that music was in my blood. It was my only passion. And after twenty years as a professional performer - and all of the ups and downs that come with that life - my commitment to that passion has not wavered.

I want to make music.

But more than that, I want to create a community - a family - of people who are invested in that music just as much as I am. I want to take all of that passion, work ethic, and perseverance I’ve learned over the years and make music for you. And I am sincerely grateful to you for your interest in being a part of that.

So here’s the plan: I’m going to make music!

I will record a minimum of one song a month until I have enough songs to release an album. Once the record is finished I will release it into the wild and start working on a new one. Throughout the process patrons will have access exclusive content, demos, interviews, livestreams of recording sessions, and even special cover versions of songs that you choose. Pledge as little as $1.00 per song cycle and you’ll be with me throughout the entire process. $2.00 gets you access to the music before it is released on each album. The rest of the patron goals support the creation of the work and give you access to me, my feed, and my progress, and even allow for collaboration! Thank you for your generous donations!

What’s first on the docket? Well, the first album is going to be something special - something that I’ve been wanting to do for ages. A long time ago I was in a whimsically creepy rock band called The Awful Lot with my buddy John Wick of 7th Sea fame. We recorded a six song demo way back in 2006, but I was never really happy with how it turned out. Two days to record six songs led to a lot of compromises in quality and I always thought it could have been better.

So I’d like to do it better. Not only do I know more about songwriting and arranging than I did back then, but I can actually record and mix it myself, which means that I can give it the attention it deserves! And maybe if I play my cards right I can even get John to perform on a track or two… 

If you're interested in learning more about me or hearing music from some of my past projects, please check out my website. Thanks again for taking the time to read this, guys. As always, I appreciate your support. I couldn't do it without you!

(Oh, I guess I ended up rambling after all, eh?)
Tiers
Sound Check
$1 or more per Song 1 patron
You, dear patron, are giving me money to make music, which is HUGE. So thank you, thank you, thank you! <3

Upon pledging at this level you will immediatey recieve an MP3 copy of the Awful Lot song, Riot in the Miskatonic Morgue, written by me and my old Awful Lot co-writer, Patrick McMahon. It's a nerdy punk rock tune with a side of 50's nostalgia - so it's pretty much me in a nutshell.

You will also be granted access to my exclusive patrons-only feed, wherein I will discuss all manner of nonsense (but probably mostly music).

We're building a community here, and I'm excited about sharing ideas with you!
Hit the Lights!
$2 or more per Song 2 patrons
New music first, baby.

At this tier you will be granted early access to all new recordings as they are completed!  These tunes will not be available to non-patrons until the entire album is finished and officially released.  These songs will be delivered to you in a downloadable, high quality mp3 format.
A Peek Behind the Curtain
$5 or more per Song 3 patrons
In addition to the all of the previous tiers' goodies, you will also recieve exclusive access to any musical sketches, demo recordings, and outtakes coming from that song's sessions. 

These range anywhere from voice memo recordings of melody and lyric ideas ("Oh God, this man has no business singing!") to fully arranged, partially mixed demos ("Oh, it's cool to see how this song has grown!"). These will be embedded into Patron only posts.
Backstage Pass
$10 or more per Song 2 patrons
In addition to the previous tiers' rewards, you will also recieve access to my Producer Vlog, in which I document the creative process for writing and recording each song, including interviews with co-writers and contruibuting musicians.

... And This One's For You
$15 or more per Song 8 patrons
Oh my. You're really going for it, aren't you? Wow!

I'm really excited about how challenging this one will be...

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, your name will also be added to my monthly Cover Song Lottery. If I draw your name from the hat, I will record a cover of your choosing and deliver it to you in glorious high quality mp3 format.  

Fancy!
Goals
$144 of $300 per Song
Hitting that sweet sweet $300.00 mark gives me more access to studio time, which means more music for you. If we reach this goal I will draw two names in the cover song lottery every month instead of one!
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Hi gang,

Thanks for stopping by my Patreon page! I’m going to resist my natural urge to ramble and just get right to the point:

I want to make music.

From the moment I first picked up a guitar (I was 5!) I knew that music was in my blood. It was my only passion. And after twenty years as a professional performer - and all of the ups and downs that come with that life - my commitment to that passion has not wavered.

I want to make music.

But more than that, I want to create a community - a family - of people who are invested in that music just as much as I am. I want to take all of that passion, work ethic, and perseverance I’ve learned over the years and make music for you. And I am sincerely grateful to you for your interest in being a part of that.

So here’s the plan: I’m going to make music!

I will record a minimum of one song a month until I have enough songs to release an album. Once the record is finished I will release it into the wild and start working on a new one. Throughout the process patrons will have access exclusive content, demos, interviews, livestreams of recording sessions, and even special cover versions of songs that you choose. Pledge as little as $1.00 per song cycle and you’ll be with me throughout the entire process. $2.00 gets you access to the music before it is released on each album. The rest of the patron goals support the creation of the work and give you access to me, my feed, and my progress, and even allow for collaboration! Thank you for your generous donations!

What’s first on the docket? Well, the first album is going to be something special - something that I’ve been wanting to do for ages. A long time ago I was in a whimsically creepy rock band called The Awful Lot with my buddy John Wick of 7th Sea fame. We recorded a six song demo way back in 2006, but I was never really happy with how it turned out. Two days to record six songs led to a lot of compromises in quality and I always thought it could have been better.

So I’d like to do it better. Not only do I know more about songwriting and arranging than I did back then, but I can actually record and mix it myself, which means that I can give it the attention it deserves! And maybe if I play my cards right I can even get John to perform on a track or two… 

If you're interested in learning more about me or hearing music from some of my past projects, please check out my website. Thanks again for taking the time to read this, guys. As always, I appreciate your support. I couldn't do it without you!

(Oh, I guess I ended up rambling after all, eh?)

Recent posts by Sheldon Morley

Tiers
Sound Check
$1 or more per Song 1 patron
You, dear patron, are giving me money to make music, which is HUGE. So thank you, thank you, thank you! <3

Upon pledging at this level you will immediatey recieve an MP3 copy of the Awful Lot song, Riot in the Miskatonic Morgue, written by me and my old Awful Lot co-writer, Patrick McMahon. It's a nerdy punk rock tune with a side of 50's nostalgia - so it's pretty much me in a nutshell.

You will also be granted access to my exclusive patrons-only feed, wherein I will discuss all manner of nonsense (but probably mostly music).

We're building a community here, and I'm excited about sharing ideas with you!
Hit the Lights!
$2 or more per Song 2 patrons
New music first, baby.

At this tier you will be granted early access to all new recordings as they are completed!  These tunes will not be available to non-patrons until the entire album is finished and officially released.  These songs will be delivered to you in a downloadable, high quality mp3 format.
A Peek Behind the Curtain
$5 or more per Song 3 patrons
In addition to the all of the previous tiers' goodies, you will also recieve exclusive access to any musical sketches, demo recordings, and outtakes coming from that song's sessions. 

These range anywhere from voice memo recordings of melody and lyric ideas ("Oh God, this man has no business singing!") to fully arranged, partially mixed demos ("Oh, it's cool to see how this song has grown!"). These will be embedded into Patron only posts.
Backstage Pass
$10 or more per Song 2 patrons
In addition to the previous tiers' rewards, you will also recieve access to my Producer Vlog, in which I document the creative process for writing and recording each song, including interviews with co-writers and contruibuting musicians.

... And This One's For You
$15 or more per Song 8 patrons
Oh my. You're really going for it, aren't you? Wow!

I'm really excited about how challenging this one will be...

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, your name will also be added to my monthly Cover Song Lottery. If I draw your name from the hat, I will record a cover of your choosing and deliver it to you in glorious high quality mp3 format.  

Fancy!