Steam Powered Giraffe is creating music, music videos, concerts, and more
189

patrons

$2,958
per month
Click on this link to see a detailed breakdown of all the tiers and explanations of their benefits.

Hello! We are Steam Powered Giraffe, a theatrical act/band that dresses up and pretends to be humorous malfunctioning singing robots on stage. Us being robots might be pretend, but our singing and music is not! Our music style touches on different genres from folk, rock, and pop, but is always infused with catchy melodies and three and four part harmonies!

This Patreon is setup so fans can support the act so we can continue to make new albums, music videos, livestreams, and concerts.

It's an ongoing experiment and we plan to change tiers and content based on feedback from our patrons as it and the band grows and changes.

Like most bands and entertainment acts these days we don't rely on a record label or producers and put the power of sustaining ourselves in the hands of the fans who want to see our act continue. We do most things in-house and that saves a lot of cost for us, but there are still costs to keeping our business going and churning out new content.

For ten years now the act has made the majority of its income through merchandise sales and we've funded our new albums and projects through pre-orders. That, in conjunction with other sources of income has kept us going so far. However with Patreon we are hoping to take the pressure of getting enough pre-sales off of us and be able to support these endeavors and our artists financially year-to-year.

With that said, we've also got some fun enticing benefits for different patrons tiers...like; our entire music discography featuring all our albums and never before released recordings, monthly Q and A livestreams with the band, special acoustic rehearsal livestreams, mailed physical items like postcards signed by G.G. The Giraffe our resident robot giraffe, exclusive metal die struck pins, and much much more!




We think adopting a Patreon-model into the fold of our act will help us focus on creating the content our fans want, rather than us focusing on trying to make enough money through merchandise sales to continue putting out content. Most of our dedicated fans already have all our merchandise, and pre-sales tend to be limiting in most cases. It's a dilemma we and many other smaller acts have faced, as merchandise sales and performance income only go so far.

If you've been watching the act for a number of years you might notice that it takes us awhile to pump out new content. While this is somewhat normal when doing anything creative, a lot of the band's pace is set from the fact that our artists have to make a living, so we all do side-work and have other jobs to make ends meet. Steam Powered Giraffe is a labor of love for everyone involved, and all of our artists dedicate a lot of unpaid time just to continue the act. Regardless of Patreon, the act will continue, but our goal is to make Steam Powered Giraffe a more sustainable entity and support the artists who devote so much time to it, which in turn will allow them to devote even MORE time to the act and creating new things for all of you!

Your support will not only help us create new albums, music videos, and more, but it will also support the talented folks who do work for us; our live show dancers, merchandise, booking, and social media folks Chelsea and Camille Penyak, our live sound technician and technical director Steve Negrete, our live show backing musician and album music composer Michael Philip Reed, and of course the robot performers themselves Bryan Barbarin (Zer0), Isabella Bennett (Rabbit), and David Michael Bennett (The Spine).

We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the band, what we are all about, the people involved with it, and the fun fiction & lore behind the band's robots to visit our official website at:  www.steampoweredgiraffe.com.

Also check out our YouTube channel where you'll find tons of our official music videos, songs, audio podcast episodes, and other fun video related shenanigans:  www.youtube.com/spgiraffe

Please visit our FAQ if you'd like to find out more details about this Patreon page of ours

If you're a current Patron and are looking for how to use your merchandise discount, see the FAQ at the link above.

Tiers
Five Dollar Giraffelongs
$5 or more per month 57 patrons
  • Access to update posts of what we’re currently working on
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes blog posts, art, videos, recordings, unedited Radio Adventure Podcasts & chord sheets for select songs
  • Future/archived Bennettarrium Podcast livestream videos
Includes Discord rewards
Ten Gallon Giraffehat
$10 or more per month 47 patrons
Access to what's in the $5 tier plus:
  • View private Patreon Lens images & videos from the band (it’s kinda like Snapchat)
  • Monthly live video Q & A with the band
  • Watch monthly live acoustic rehearsal videos 
  • The ability to download our entire discography
  • 10% off merchandise on our online store
Includes Discord rewards
Fifteen Giraffeminutes of Giraffefame
$15 or more per month 18 patrons
Access to what's in the $5 & $10 tiers plus:
  • Postcard from G.G. The Giraffe sent to your address via snail mail (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Character Chat each month via livestream with the monthly featured Steam Powered Giraffe character
  • 15% off merchandise on our online store (instead of just 10% on previous tier)
Includes Discord rewards
Twentieth Century Giraffefox
$20 or more per month 51 patrons
Access to what's in the $5, $10, & $15 tiers plus:
  • Exclusive 1.25 inch Steam Powered Giraffe Patreon Patron pin-back button sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Chat with the band in a special text channel on Discord throughout the month
  • Watch any future concert videos released, including our already released 2016 Concierto Privado, 2018 Denver Colorado Concert, & 10 Year Anniversary Concert
  • 20% off merchandise on our online store (instead of just 10 or 15% on previous tiers) 
Includes Discord rewards
Fifty Shades of Giraffe
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • Monthly group voice chat hangout with the band on Discord 
Includes Discord rewards
99 + 1 Giraffalloons
$100 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • Exclusive Steam Powered Giraffe Patreon Patron metal die struck pin sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Chat monthly in a private group video chat with band on Discord 
Includes Discord rewards
500 - Internal Giraffeserver Error
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • One-of-a-kind Macaroni Picture hand crafted and autographed by the entire band sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Monthly one-on-one private video hangout with the band
Includes Discord rewards
Click on this link to see a detailed breakdown of all the tiers and explanations of their benefits.

Hello! We are Steam Powered Giraffe, a theatrical act/band that dresses up and pretends to be humorous malfunctioning singing robots on stage. Us being robots might be pretend, but our singing and music is not! Our music style touches on different genres from folk, rock, and pop, but is always infused with catchy melodies and three and four part harmonies!

This Patreon is setup so fans can support the act so we can continue to make new albums, music videos, livestreams, and concerts.

It's an ongoing experiment and we plan to change tiers and content based on feedback from our patrons as it and the band grows and changes.

Like most bands and entertainment acts these days we don't rely on a record label or producers and put the power of sustaining ourselves in the hands of the fans who want to see our act continue. We do most things in-house and that saves a lot of cost for us, but there are still costs to keeping our business going and churning out new content.

For ten years now the act has made the majority of its income through merchandise sales and we've funded our new albums and projects through pre-orders. That, in conjunction with other sources of income has kept us going so far. However with Patreon we are hoping to take the pressure of getting enough pre-sales off of us and be able to support these endeavors and our artists financially year-to-year.

With that said, we've also got some fun enticing benefits for different patrons tiers...like; our entire music discography featuring all our albums and never before released recordings, monthly Q and A livestreams with the band, special acoustic rehearsal livestreams, mailed physical items like postcards signed by G.G. The Giraffe our resident robot giraffe, exclusive metal die struck pins, and much much more!




We think adopting a Patreon-model into the fold of our act will help us focus on creating the content our fans want, rather than us focusing on trying to make enough money through merchandise sales to continue putting out content. Most of our dedicated fans already have all our merchandise, and pre-sales tend to be limiting in most cases. It's a dilemma we and many other smaller acts have faced, as merchandise sales and performance income only go so far.

If you've been watching the act for a number of years you might notice that it takes us awhile to pump out new content. While this is somewhat normal when doing anything creative, a lot of the band's pace is set from the fact that our artists have to make a living, so we all do side-work and have other jobs to make ends meet. Steam Powered Giraffe is a labor of love for everyone involved, and all of our artists dedicate a lot of unpaid time just to continue the act. Regardless of Patreon, the act will continue, but our goal is to make Steam Powered Giraffe a more sustainable entity and support the artists who devote so much time to it, which in turn will allow them to devote even MORE time to the act and creating new things for all of you!

Your support will not only help us create new albums, music videos, and more, but it will also support the talented folks who do work for us; our live show dancers, merchandise, booking, and social media folks Chelsea and Camille Penyak, our live sound technician and technical director Steve Negrete, our live show backing musician and album music composer Michael Philip Reed, and of course the robot performers themselves Bryan Barbarin (Zer0), Isabella Bennett (Rabbit), and David Michael Bennett (The Spine).

We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about the band, what we are all about, the people involved with it, and the fun fiction & lore behind the band's robots to visit our official website at:  www.steampoweredgiraffe.com.

Also check out our YouTube channel where you'll find tons of our official music videos, songs, audio podcast episodes, and other fun video related shenanigans:  www.youtube.com/spgiraffe

Please visit our FAQ if you'd like to find out more details about this Patreon page of ours

If you're a current Patron and are looking for how to use your merchandise discount, see the FAQ at the link above.

Recent posts by Steam Powered Giraffe

Tiers
Five Dollar Giraffelongs
$5 or more per month 57 patrons
  • Access to update posts of what we’re currently working on
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes blog posts, art, videos, recordings, unedited Radio Adventure Podcasts & chord sheets for select songs
  • Future/archived Bennettarrium Podcast livestream videos
Includes Discord rewards
Ten Gallon Giraffehat
$10 or more per month 47 patrons
Access to what's in the $5 tier plus:
  • View private Patreon Lens images & videos from the band (it’s kinda like Snapchat)
  • Monthly live video Q & A with the band
  • Watch monthly live acoustic rehearsal videos 
  • The ability to download our entire discography
  • 10% off merchandise on our online store
Includes Discord rewards
Fifteen Giraffeminutes of Giraffefame
$15 or more per month 18 patrons
Access to what's in the $5 & $10 tiers plus:
  • Postcard from G.G. The Giraffe sent to your address via snail mail (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Character Chat each month via livestream with the monthly featured Steam Powered Giraffe character
  • 15% off merchandise on our online store (instead of just 10% on previous tier)
Includes Discord rewards
Twentieth Century Giraffefox
$20 or more per month 51 patrons
Access to what's in the $5, $10, & $15 tiers plus:
  • Exclusive 1.25 inch Steam Powered Giraffe Patreon Patron pin-back button sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Chat with the band in a special text channel on Discord throughout the month
  • Watch any future concert videos released, including our already released 2016 Concierto Privado, 2018 Denver Colorado Concert, & 10 Year Anniversary Concert
  • 20% off merchandise on our online store (instead of just 10 or 15% on previous tiers) 
Includes Discord rewards
Fifty Shades of Giraffe
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • Monthly group voice chat hangout with the band on Discord 
Includes Discord rewards
99 + 1 Giraffalloons
$100 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • Exclusive Steam Powered Giraffe Patreon Patron metal die struck pin sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Chat monthly in a private group video chat with band on Discord 
Includes Discord rewards
500 - Internal Giraffeserver Error
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Access to what's in the previous tiers plus:
  • One-of-a-kind Macaroni Picture hand crafted and autographed by the entire band sent to your address (sent out at first pledge at this tier)
  • Monthly one-on-one private video hangout with the band
Includes Discord rewards