Tony Backhouse

is creating Music— a cappella/gospel / rock & more

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a slice of cheddar

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$5
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• A huge thank you from yours truly.
• A free monthly a cappella score, mostly SATB: gospel, R&B, jazz, African, original....whatever I'm currently working on.
• Get the news first - find out about get the upcoming workshops & gigs. and hear new recordings before general release — AND receive my sporadic email newsletter.
• access to my private Soundcloud  audio library: rare gospel recordings, archival stuff and more...

  • Free music score
  • Early access/ preview/ & receive my newsletter
  • Exclusive content: my private Soundcloud library

a wedge of brie

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$10
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• Benefits from Tier 1, plus a monthly audio track you're unlikely to hear anywhere else - a live recording from the archives, or some fresh creation from the workbench...a demo, a tutorial or remix of a Bend or Blessed Relief track. Or maybe a rare slice of gospel...
• Plus periodic discounts on workshops, books, recordings etc.
  • Free music score
  • Free audio download
  • Discounts for workshops or merch
  • Early access/ preview/ & receive my newsletter
  • Exclusive content: my private Soundcloud library

a tranche of ambrosia

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$30
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Get all the benefits of Tiers 1 & 2, plus:
• Access to a monthly online tutorial - learn an cappella song, in four parts via ZOOM — I have a variety of arrangements and original songs available from classic gospel to Russian to jazz to soul. And I have been known to take requests.
• Join a monthly conversation or Q&A, with a different emphasis each month: music, choir directing, recording, lyrics, songwriting, gospel, Renaissance polyphony, funk, and whatever inspires me on the day – and listen to music you're not going to hear anywhere else. Probably.

  • Free music score
  • Online tutorial
  • Online talk
  • Free audio download
  • Discounts for workshops or merch
  • Early access/ preview/ & receive my newsletter
  • Exclusive content: my private Soundcloud library

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About Tony Backhouse

30-plus years of directing a cappella gospel choirs, a dozen years of playing guitar in bands before that, a B.Mus in composition before that, and I'm still working as a singer, vocal arranger and workshop leader. As well, I'm working with longtime chums Fane Flaws & Peter Dasent on our shared vision of the kind of music we want to hear, and singing gospel songs from the '40s-'50s with the Heavenly Light Quartet.
So – what you can expect from supporting me on Patreon are: free music scores; new compositions, recordings and arrangements; online tutorials where you can learn a traditional gospel song in four-parts; occasional discounts to public events I plan to hold (virtual or otherwise);  and live discussions or Q&As about the seminal gospel quartets that inspire me or whatever aspect of music happens to enthuse me that day.... the Pilgrim Travellers, James Jamerson, Ockeghem, the Rachel's, the Gospel Harmonettes of Demopolis, Barorisi Ba Morena, Eivind Aarset, Elvis, and so on. And I'll throw in some  live recordings from the vaults, demos and home recordings. Please feel free to message me with any requests or questions — I'm open to your recommendations for tweaks and new tier benefits. I look forward to hanging out with you, and hope this becomes part of your life. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 62 exclusive posts
10
Audio releases
51
Writings
1
Video

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