Tim Brandt

is creating music

1

patron

$14

per creation

Executive Summary

Over the next year I will be recording my next album “ Long Walk Home”. This collection of songs was written over a 10 year period from the birth of my daughter until the present. Each one tells a different chapter of the story that eventually lead me “home” with my daughter.

A new song will be released each month. This offers an opportunity to keep an ongoing connection with YOU… plus it gives you something new & exciting to look forward to every month!

Completing “ Long Walk Home” would be a dream come true… for my daughter… as well as myself.  

For as little as $1 you can download every song as it’s released …. As well as help my daughter & I achieve this dream.


October Update:  The first song, "Never Too Old", has just been added to the members area.  I'm excited to hear what you think!

Reward Summary


In exchange for your monthly donation there’s a bunch of cool rewards available. Including…

  • Monthly Song: New song from “Long Walk Home” recorded professionally at a local studio, delivered monthly in MP3 format. 
  • Patron Only Feed: Behind-the-scenes videos, pictures & more.
  • Story Behind Each Song : Delivered monthly in PDF format.
  • Monthly Online Concert : Streamed live online
  • Official Sponsor Credit : Including lots of social media love
  • Your Own Blog Post: About anything you want!
  • Google Hang Outs: Group chat
  • Skype Calls: 1-on-1 conversation
  • House Concerts: I'll play a personal concert in your home

Click the Orange Button for more info on each reward!

Next Steps

  1. Hit the Orange Button & select a gift that’s right for you
  2. Begin receiving your rewards

Fund Allocation

The following section is a breakdown on how the funds for this project will be used… as well as how my time will be spent.

Creative Stuff
  • Studio fees to record songs at a quality studio (so the MP3s I give you are fantastic!)
  • Distributing all of my music
  • Rentals and other production details
  • Art director and personnel
  • Writing the story behind each song
  • Collaborating with other actors, musicians, filmmakers, etc.
  • Writing new songs
  • Filming music videos for each song
  • Acting opportunities as they arise
  • Online concerts
  • Miscellaneous film projects

Marketing Stuff

  • Keeping the website running & up to date
  • Updating my blog
  • Updating all my social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Maintaining my email newsletter
  • Responding to messages… connecting with each & every supporter ( you’re our lifeblood)
  • Travel & admission fees to the best networking meetings and publicity events
  • Time to speak with everyone (companies, radio, blogs, etc) who are interested in the album

Miscellaneous Stuff 
  • Staff expenses
  • Additional training (I’m always working to improve my craft). This includes things such as, Improv classes and/or acting workshops/classes
  • Food, shelter, and other basic living expenses for me and my daughter

Most Importantly
  • A flexible schedule (which most day jobs don’t provide)… this means more quality time to spend with my daughter … 
    • Summer trips… 
    • School functions… 
    • Movie nights… 
    • Heart to heart talks… 
    • Having a consistent presence in my daughter’s life … 
    • After all… isn’t this priceless? 

FAQ


I’m a little confused. Exactly what is Patreon? Why am I here?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists to obtain funding on a recurring basis.

Basically you’ll be "tipping" me every month. Imagine you're passing me in Central Park NYC and I'm playing a song you like, but Central Park is the internet! 

Below is a video that gives a brief overview.



How do payments work?
Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month for their pledges from the previous month. For example if you make a pledge during the month of September, you’ll be charged October 1st. It usually takes a full 72 hours for all pledges to process, so you may not see a charge go through until the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

I'm BROKE! How do I do $1/month so I can be a part of it for as little as possible? You rock. Thank you for wanting to be part of this! It still means a LOT to me & by daughter and adds momentum to the project. Just click the Orange Button, choose the $1 reward & you're good to go!  

I have a few questions. How can I contact you?
Awesome! I LOVE questions, comments or suggestions. Just shoot me an email anytime -

tim (at) timbrandt (dot) com

Before you mentioned something about leading you “home” with your daughter? What did you mean? What’s the context?

I’m glad you asked! Below is the detailed story of how my daughter inspired me to move from Seattle to Connecticut.


The Backstory


 The Place: Seattle WA

The Situation: I was living “The Dream” so to speak.

By day... I had a fabulous career working for the largest software company on the planet... I was surrounded by brilliant, driven, workaholics... and loved every minute of it... plus the money was great :-)

Weekends... I spent time with my 9 year old daughter...

...and... my soon to be fiancée, Amy. A woman I personally believe to be the prettiest, funniest, smartest female on the planet... but... I might have been a little biased :-)

Life was good... really good... dream come true good...

Hard Decisions

While I was living the dream... my ex was experiencing a very different reality. Both of us grew up on the East Coast, however distance away from extended family was beginning to take its toll.

The previous summer my ex father-in-law suffered a serious heart attack. He did survive however it was a lesson in the fragile balance of life.

The truth is... no one knows how much time they have left. In a few earth shattering moments my ex’s family understood this fact all too well.

Determined for my daughter to experience the security of extended family while there was still time... My ex made the hard decision for her & our daughter to move back home .

This left me with a few of my own hard decisions to make...


Leave Or Stay?


Leave... Follow my ex & remain an active part of my daughter’s life...

Stay... Keep the stability & financial security of my day job...

Stay... Continue to build a future with the women of my dreams ...

In every man’s life there’s a handful of defining moments... choices which will forever alter destiny... forge something new... re-create... define...

This Was My Moment


After weeks of heart to heart conversations, sleepless nights & contemplation... a decision was finally made...

The 2 most important women in my life...

Amy… the women of my dreams... my fantasy... ALWAYS the prettiest lady in the room... my lover... my friend...

My daughter... my little angel... my world...

In the end it came down to the simple fact I only have 1 opportunity to be a good father . My influence over this little person’s life is simply too great. I want desperately to watch her grow up... evolve into womanhood... spread her wings... continue the circle.

This simply cannot happen effectively from 3,000 miles away . Even with modern technology & summer trips, the connection would never be the same.

My decision was obvious...

Amy & I decided it was best to part ways. Her life was in Seattle, while I followed my daughter east...

Leaving Seattle


At the age of 44 I sold everything that would not fit into my car. I was destined to leave Seattle the same way in which I came... no job, few possessions & hope.

On a rare sunny day in May I said goodbye to the Emerald City... started the long drive home ... and began the process of starting over...

The Light Bulb Moment


A few weeks later... after being reunited with my daughter... out of nowhere I was hit with another defining “aha!”moment. Fate intertwines at the most interesting times!

We where spending a lazy Saturday morning together, while testing a new camera we shot the video below. Forgive the old sweatshirt & messy hair… this is my “ Lazy Saturday Morning” look! At the time I had no intention of sharing it with the rest of the world!

Note: It’s a cute little song I co-wrote with my daughter years ago when she was 6.



Moments after recording this video my daughter gave me a great big hug & said:

“Daddy, you should make music for a living. I think you’re really good!”


My heart melted in an instant… After all there’s no arguing with the pure, innocent heart of a child. How could I say no? Deep down she desires the same thing for me as I do for her... happiness... fulfilment… acceptance… love

This was the moment I decided to take things into my own hands... create my own reality... make a go of it... to prove to my daughter ANYTHING can be achieved... dreams do come true… as long as you work hard... NEVER give up... and believe... 

My Purpose


Ever since… my purpose has been crystal clear… to make this dream come true. My single focus… my all consuming passion… is to show my daughter anything can be achieved.

My mission is to encourage her to be brave enough to chase her dreams with all her heart …. with the same tenacity as her daddy before her… and most importantly... to never give up !

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation

[Patron]

It only takes pocket change to be a part in this awesome project. With this level you'll get the following:

Monthly Song: New song from my album “Long Walk Home” recorded professionally at a local studio, delivered monthly in MP3 format.

Access to the Patron Only feed: Behind-the-scenes videos, pictures & more. Comment, discuss, make suggestions, start conversations, tell jokes… get the idea?!?! This I where I go first for support. You are my digital family.

Extra Coolness: Be a part of something really cool! This is priceless after all! 
Pledge $2 or more per creation

[Coffee w/Tim]

Finding the perfect cup of coffee is one of my favorite hobbies & a vital element of any creative pursuit! Sometimes inspiration strikes best late at night where caffeine & passion intertwine.

You can help keep the creativity flowing by donating a cup of coffee! By doing so you’ll receive everything from the above level plus

The story behind each song: Delivered monthly in PDF format. These give an added dimension & additional insight into the inspiration and story behind each song… not to mention some very personal details about my own personal life’s story. I hold nothing back! (Includes every story from previous months)

Also Includes:
Monthly Song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $5 or more per creation

[Member]

Now you’re starting to get serious. Thank you for believing in this project! As an official “Member” you’ll receive something extra cool… Everything from the above levels… plus...

Monthly online concert
-Acoustic versions of my songs from past & present
-Stories about each song
-Keep you updated on the overall status of the project
-Be part of the show, ask questions, chat, interact
-Musical guests

Note
: Each online concert will be recorded for Members who cannot attend the live event.

Also Includes:
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $10 or more per creation

[Sponsor]

Now you’re really starting to get serious. Sponsorship has been the lifeblood of artists since the beginning of time. I want to let everyone know how totally awesome you are. As an “Official Sponsor” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Official Sponsor Credit: You’ll be listed as an “Official Sponsor” on...
-My blog
-Inside the members area
-A shout-out during every online concert
-I’ll send out personalized tweets about YOU….
-Post on Facebook about YOU….
-Mention YOU on Instagram
-Get the idea?!?!

Also Includes:
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $15 or more per creation

[Super Sponsor]

This is same as the previous “Official Sponsor” reward, however we’re talking things to another level. As a “Super Sponsor” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Your Own Blog Post: This is where you can tell the world exactly how awesome you are. The best part is you can make it about anything you want.

-Tell the world about your artistic endeavors...
+Music
+Writing
+Poetry
+Art
-Advertise your website and/or business
-Advertise your favorite charity and/or philanthropy

This is your opportunity to tell your story to the world!

In addition, I’ll give your page a bunch of social media love… every month.

-I’ll send out personalized tweets linking to your page….
-Post your page on Facebook….
-Mention your page on Instagram
-I’ll share your page during every online concert
-Get the idea?!?!

Also Includes:
Official Sponsor Credit
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $20 or more per creation

[Cool Kids Club]

Now you’re officially one of the “cool kids”. In fact, you’re so cool I want I want to hang out with you! By becoming a member of the “Cool Kids Club” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Monthly Google Hangout: This is an ON CAMERA exclusive Cool Kids Club chat session. I want to actually SEE YOU! If you're shy, no worries. You don't have to be on camera… You can type your questions. No pressure.

They’ll be…
-Lots of chatting
-Music
-Stories
-And maybe a joke or 2…

Also Includes:
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets, etc..)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $30 or more per creation

[Phone Buddy]

Now we’re taking our relationship to the next level. We should talk & get to know each other a little better. Nothing beats a 1-on-1 conversation! As an official “Phone Buddy” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Phone Call: I’ll call you every month. We’ll talk about life, art, music, theatre… my life… your life… whatever’s on your mind.

Also Includes:
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets, etc..)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
ccess to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $40 or more per creation

[Skype Buddy]

This is just like the previous reward… however now we’re taking things to the next level… Not only do I want to talk to you… but I want to see you. 93% of all communication is non-verbal after all! As an official “Skype Buddy” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Skype Call: We’ll talk on Skype/FaceTime every month & discuss life, art, music, theatre… my life… your life… whatever’s on your mind. I’ll even play some songs for you… making it your own private concert!

Also Includes:
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $50 or more per creation

[Die-Hard] 

(Local)

I’m honored in your belief in our project…. words can’t express my gratitude..

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive e verything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll drive to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: Anywhere within a 3-4 hour drive of the NYC/Tri State area. This is roughly as far north as Boston & south to Baltimore (message me to make arrangements or if you’re little outside of the area and/or unsure. I’m flexible & sure we can work something out)

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $100 or more per creation

[Die-Hard]

(North America )

This is same as the previous “Die-Hard” reward, however the area has been expanded to include all of North America (US,CA). This is to cover all travel expenses that may be incurred.

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert: for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll fly or drive to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: this is for people who live outside a 3-4 hour drive of NYC, but still live in North America (US,CA)

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness 
Pledge $300 or more per creation

[Die-Hard]

(World Wide)

This is same as the previous “Die-Hard” reward, however the area has been expanded to include the entire world. This is to cover all travel expenses that may be incurred.

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert: for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll fly to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: this is applicable for people who live outside of North America.

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $500 or more per creation

[Angle]

Angles are everywhere… come in all shapes & sizes… generally appear when least expected… but needed most…. I’ve found one in you. This level of support if a blessing… I thank the universe you have come into my life.

By becoming an Angle you’ll receive everything from the above levels … plus…

  • I’ll give you my personal cell phone number . We’ll text and/or talk anytime you want… day or night… Unlimited access! 
  • We'll talk about art, music, acting... your life… my life… whatever's on your mind! 
  • I’ll even write a song about anything you want … a loved one... favorite childhood memory… world peace… It’s up to you!!! 

Also Includes:
House Concert
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit (credit, personalized tweets, FB/Instagram shootouts, ect.)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Goals
$14 of $100 per creation
Monthly Bonus Music: Every month I’ll partner with a different independent songwriter & personally convince him/her to give away free music to every Patron! This gives you extra bonus music to enjoy every month.

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Executive Summary

Over the next year I will be recording my next album “ Long Walk Home”. This collection of songs was written over a 10 year period from the birth of my daughter until the present. Each one tells a different chapter of the story that eventually lead me “home” with my daughter.

A new song will be released each month. This offers an opportunity to keep an ongoing connection with YOU… plus it gives you something new & exciting to look forward to every month!

Completing “ Long Walk Home” would be a dream come true… for my daughter… as well as myself.  

For as little as $1 you can download every song as it’s released …. As well as help my daughter & I achieve this dream.


October Update:  The first song, "Never Too Old", has just been added to the members area.  I'm excited to hear what you think!

Reward Summary


In exchange for your monthly donation there’s a bunch of cool rewards available. Including…

  • Monthly Song: New song from “Long Walk Home” recorded professionally at a local studio, delivered monthly in MP3 format. 
  • Patron Only Feed: Behind-the-scenes videos, pictures & more.
  • Story Behind Each Song : Delivered monthly in PDF format.
  • Monthly Online Concert : Streamed live online
  • Official Sponsor Credit : Including lots of social media love
  • Your Own Blog Post: About anything you want!
  • Google Hang Outs: Group chat
  • Skype Calls: 1-on-1 conversation
  • House Concerts: I'll play a personal concert in your home

Click the Orange Button for more info on each reward!

Next Steps

  1. Hit the Orange Button & select a gift that’s right for you
  2. Begin receiving your rewards

Fund Allocation

The following section is a breakdown on how the funds for this project will be used… as well as how my time will be spent.

Creative Stuff
  • Studio fees to record songs at a quality studio (so the MP3s I give you are fantastic!)
  • Distributing all of my music
  • Rentals and other production details
  • Art director and personnel
  • Writing the story behind each song
  • Collaborating with other actors, musicians, filmmakers, etc.
  • Writing new songs
  • Filming music videos for each song
  • Acting opportunities as they arise
  • Online concerts
  • Miscellaneous film projects

Marketing Stuff

  • Keeping the website running & up to date
  • Updating my blog
  • Updating all my social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Maintaining my email newsletter
  • Responding to messages… connecting with each & every supporter ( you’re our lifeblood)
  • Travel & admission fees to the best networking meetings and publicity events
  • Time to speak with everyone (companies, radio, blogs, etc) who are interested in the album

Miscellaneous Stuff 
  • Staff expenses
  • Additional training (I’m always working to improve my craft). This includes things such as, Improv classes and/or acting workshops/classes
  • Food, shelter, and other basic living expenses for me and my daughter

Most Importantly
  • A flexible schedule (which most day jobs don’t provide)… this means more quality time to spend with my daughter … 
    • Summer trips… 
    • School functions… 
    • Movie nights… 
    • Heart to heart talks… 
    • Having a consistent presence in my daughter’s life … 
    • After all… isn’t this priceless? 

FAQ


I’m a little confused. Exactly what is Patreon? Why am I here?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists to obtain funding on a recurring basis.

Basically you’ll be "tipping" me every month. Imagine you're passing me in Central Park NYC and I'm playing a song you like, but Central Park is the internet! 

Below is a video that gives a brief overview.



How do payments work?
Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month for their pledges from the previous month. For example if you make a pledge during the month of September, you’ll be charged October 1st. It usually takes a full 72 hours for all pledges to process, so you may not see a charge go through until the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

I'm BROKE! How do I do $1/month so I can be a part of it for as little as possible? You rock. Thank you for wanting to be part of this! It still means a LOT to me & by daughter and adds momentum to the project. Just click the Orange Button, choose the $1 reward & you're good to go!  

I have a few questions. How can I contact you?
Awesome! I LOVE questions, comments or suggestions. Just shoot me an email anytime -

tim (at) timbrandt (dot) com

Before you mentioned something about leading you “home” with your daughter? What did you mean? What’s the context?

I’m glad you asked! Below is the detailed story of how my daughter inspired me to move from Seattle to Connecticut.


The Backstory


 The Place: Seattle WA

The Situation: I was living “The Dream” so to speak.

By day... I had a fabulous career working for the largest software company on the planet... I was surrounded by brilliant, driven, workaholics... and loved every minute of it... plus the money was great :-)

Weekends... I spent time with my 9 year old daughter...

...and... my soon to be fiancée, Amy. A woman I personally believe to be the prettiest, funniest, smartest female on the planet... but... I might have been a little biased :-)

Life was good... really good... dream come true good...

Hard Decisions

While I was living the dream... my ex was experiencing a very different reality. Both of us grew up on the East Coast, however distance away from extended family was beginning to take its toll.

The previous summer my ex father-in-law suffered a serious heart attack. He did survive however it was a lesson in the fragile balance of life.

The truth is... no one knows how much time they have left. In a few earth shattering moments my ex’s family understood this fact all too well.

Determined for my daughter to experience the security of extended family while there was still time... My ex made the hard decision for her & our daughter to move back home .

This left me with a few of my own hard decisions to make...


Leave Or Stay?


Leave... Follow my ex & remain an active part of my daughter’s life...

Stay... Keep the stability & financial security of my day job...

Stay... Continue to build a future with the women of my dreams ...

In every man’s life there’s a handful of defining moments... choices which will forever alter destiny... forge something new... re-create... define...

This Was My Moment


After weeks of heart to heart conversations, sleepless nights & contemplation... a decision was finally made...

The 2 most important women in my life...

Amy… the women of my dreams... my fantasy... ALWAYS the prettiest lady in the room... my lover... my friend...

My daughter... my little angel... my world...

In the end it came down to the simple fact I only have 1 opportunity to be a good father . My influence over this little person’s life is simply too great. I want desperately to watch her grow up... evolve into womanhood... spread her wings... continue the circle.

This simply cannot happen effectively from 3,000 miles away . Even with modern technology & summer trips, the connection would never be the same.

My decision was obvious...

Amy & I decided it was best to part ways. Her life was in Seattle, while I followed my daughter east...

Leaving Seattle


At the age of 44 I sold everything that would not fit into my car. I was destined to leave Seattle the same way in which I came... no job, few possessions & hope.

On a rare sunny day in May I said goodbye to the Emerald City... started the long drive home ... and began the process of starting over...

The Light Bulb Moment


A few weeks later... after being reunited with my daughter... out of nowhere I was hit with another defining “aha!”moment. Fate intertwines at the most interesting times!

We where spending a lazy Saturday morning together, while testing a new camera we shot the video below. Forgive the old sweatshirt & messy hair… this is my “ Lazy Saturday Morning” look! At the time I had no intention of sharing it with the rest of the world!

Note: It’s a cute little song I co-wrote with my daughter years ago when she was 6.



Moments after recording this video my daughter gave me a great big hug & said:

“Daddy, you should make music for a living. I think you’re really good!”


My heart melted in an instant… After all there’s no arguing with the pure, innocent heart of a child. How could I say no? Deep down she desires the same thing for me as I do for her... happiness... fulfilment… acceptance… love

This was the moment I decided to take things into my own hands... create my own reality... make a go of it... to prove to my daughter ANYTHING can be achieved... dreams do come true… as long as you work hard... NEVER give up... and believe... 

My Purpose


Ever since… my purpose has been crystal clear… to make this dream come true. My single focus… my all consuming passion… is to show my daughter anything can be achieved.

My mission is to encourage her to be brave enough to chase her dreams with all her heart …. with the same tenacity as her daddy before her… and most importantly... to never give up !

Recent posts by Tim Brandt

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation

[Patron]

It only takes pocket change to be a part in this awesome project. With this level you'll get the following:

Monthly Song: New song from my album “Long Walk Home” recorded professionally at a local studio, delivered monthly in MP3 format.

Access to the Patron Only feed: Behind-the-scenes videos, pictures & more. Comment, discuss, make suggestions, start conversations, tell jokes… get the idea?!?! This I where I go first for support. You are my digital family.

Extra Coolness: Be a part of something really cool! This is priceless after all! 
Pledge $2 or more per creation

[Coffee w/Tim]

Finding the perfect cup of coffee is one of my favorite hobbies & a vital element of any creative pursuit! Sometimes inspiration strikes best late at night where caffeine & passion intertwine.

You can help keep the creativity flowing by donating a cup of coffee! By doing so you’ll receive everything from the above level plus

The story behind each song: Delivered monthly in PDF format. These give an added dimension & additional insight into the inspiration and story behind each song… not to mention some very personal details about my own personal life’s story. I hold nothing back! (Includes every story from previous months)

Also Includes:
Monthly Song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $5 or more per creation

[Member]

Now you’re starting to get serious. Thank you for believing in this project! As an official “Member” you’ll receive something extra cool… Everything from the above levels… plus...

Monthly online concert
-Acoustic versions of my songs from past & present
-Stories about each song
-Keep you updated on the overall status of the project
-Be part of the show, ask questions, chat, interact
-Musical guests

Note
: Each online concert will be recorded for Members who cannot attend the live event.

Also Includes:
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $10 or more per creation

[Sponsor]

Now you’re really starting to get serious. Sponsorship has been the lifeblood of artists since the beginning of time. I want to let everyone know how totally awesome you are. As an “Official Sponsor” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Official Sponsor Credit: You’ll be listed as an “Official Sponsor” on...
-My blog
-Inside the members area
-A shout-out during every online concert
-I’ll send out personalized tweets about YOU….
-Post on Facebook about YOU….
-Mention YOU on Instagram
-Get the idea?!?!

Also Includes:
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $15 or more per creation

[Super Sponsor]

This is same as the previous “Official Sponsor” reward, however we’re talking things to another level. As a “Super Sponsor” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Your Own Blog Post: This is where you can tell the world exactly how awesome you are. The best part is you can make it about anything you want.

-Tell the world about your artistic endeavors...
+Music
+Writing
+Poetry
+Art
-Advertise your website and/or business
-Advertise your favorite charity and/or philanthropy

This is your opportunity to tell your story to the world!

In addition, I’ll give your page a bunch of social media love… every month.

-I’ll send out personalized tweets linking to your page….
-Post your page on Facebook….
-Mention your page on Instagram
-I’ll share your page during every online concert
-Get the idea?!?!

Also Includes:
Official Sponsor Credit
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $20 or more per creation

[Cool Kids Club]

Now you’re officially one of the “cool kids”. In fact, you’re so cool I want I want to hang out with you! By becoming a member of the “Cool Kids Club” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Monthly Google Hangout: This is an ON CAMERA exclusive Cool Kids Club chat session. I want to actually SEE YOU! If you're shy, no worries. You don't have to be on camera… You can type your questions. No pressure.

They’ll be…
-Lots of chatting
-Music
-Stories
-And maybe a joke or 2…

Also Includes:
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets, etc..)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $30 or more per creation

[Phone Buddy]

Now we’re taking our relationship to the next level. We should talk & get to know each other a little better. Nothing beats a 1-on-1 conversation! As an official “Phone Buddy” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Phone Call: I’ll call you every month. We’ll talk about life, art, music, theatre… my life… your life… whatever’s on your mind.

Also Includes:
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets, etc..)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
ccess to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $40 or more per creation

[Skype Buddy]

This is just like the previous reward… however now we’re taking things to the next level… Not only do I want to talk to you… but I want to see you. 93% of all communication is non-verbal after all! As an official “Skype Buddy” you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

Skype Call: We’ll talk on Skype/FaceTime every month & discuss life, art, music, theatre… my life… your life… whatever’s on your mind. I’ll even play some songs for you… making it your own private concert!

Also Includes:
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $50 or more per creation

[Die-Hard] 

(Local)

I’m honored in your belief in our project…. words can’t express my gratitude..

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive e verything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll drive to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: Anywhere within a 3-4 hour drive of the NYC/Tri State area. This is roughly as far north as Boston & south to Baltimore (message me to make arrangements or if you’re little outside of the area and/or unsure. I’m flexible & sure we can work something out)

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness

Pledge $100 or more per creation

[Die-Hard]

(North America )

This is same as the previous “Die-Hard” reward, however the area has been expanded to include all of North America (US,CA). This is to cover all travel expenses that may be incurred.

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert: for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll fly or drive to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: this is for people who live outside a 3-4 hour drive of NYC, but still live in North America (US,CA)

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness 
Pledge $300 or more per creation

[Die-Hard]

(World Wide)

This is same as the previous “Die-Hard” reward, however the area has been expanded to include the entire world. This is to cover all travel expenses that may be incurred.

By becoming a Die-Hard supporter you’ll receive everything from the above levels… plus…

House Concert: for every year you are at this level. (see below for details on geographic location)

-I'll fly to your house, apartment, park, ect... and play a personalized house concert for you and your friends/family

-We'll spend the day together… talk, hang out, drink coffee, laugh, cry...

-Note: this is applicable for people who live outside of North America.

-Note 2: This is on the HONOR SYSTEM: I will perform the house concert *during* the year that substantiates it, I'm going to TRUST you will stay with me :)

Also Includes:
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit
(personalized tweets etc…)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness
Pledge $500 or more per creation

[Angle]

Angles are everywhere… come in all shapes & sizes… generally appear when least expected… but needed most…. I’ve found one in you. This level of support if a blessing… I thank the universe you have come into my life.

By becoming an Angle you’ll receive everything from the above levels … plus…

  • I’ll give you my personal cell phone number . We’ll text and/or talk anytime you want… day or night… Unlimited access! 
  • We'll talk about art, music, acting... your life… my life… whatever's on your mind! 
  • I’ll even write a song about anything you want … a loved one... favorite childhood memory… world peace… It’s up to you!!! 

Also Includes:
House Concert
Skype Call
Phone Call
Google Hangouts
Official Sponsor Credit (credit, personalized tweets, FB/Instagram shootouts, ect.)
Monthly online concert
Monthly Song
The story behind each song
Access to the Patron Only feed
Extra Coolness