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Trash Can Dream are creating Music
10
patrons
$148
per month

Hello! We are Trash Can Dream, a duo of New York-based Aussie expats with music performance degrees. (And yes, we're a couple!)


Become a Patron, get rewards and help us:
A) make music
B) pay for our wedding!


Our band is named after a line in Elton John's 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters', a song about bittersweet opportunity and struggle in NYC. In this song, Elton also sings about being thankful for the 'people that I have found'. We resonate with these sentiments, and carefully considered the more Australian version: 'Rubbish Bin Dream', but decided that as we wanted to be "taken seriously", that would never do. 

Trash Can Dream's music blends electronic, indie songwriting with modern jazz. We both majored in jazz performance at university, but have since branched out into many other genres. The two of us share a similar aesthetic but very divergent skill sets... Emma is a piano bar performer, a PhD student, an avid non-fiction reader, a perpetual podcast listener, a writer of songs and essays  - a real "ideas man, Steve." Oli is a man who, apart from a life-long love affair with the drum kit, thoroughly enjoys surmounting technological challenges and executing entrepreneurial visions in cyberspace. As a musician he is an innovator of rhythm and groove with a knack for creating quirky soundscapes on Ableton Live. 

We have played music together ever since we met as teenagers (you know what they say: "Couples who play together, stay together!"). Our experiences include performances at Australian jazz festivals, live sets on radio, making albums with various originals projects, and playing at major venues such as the Sydney Opera House in late 2017, and the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn NY in April 2018. 

Our new project is a distillation of all that we've learned from our creative journeys thus far (hopefully not too messy or dangerous, but proceed with caution). Join us as we work towards the creation of a studio album, and an international tour that will take us home to Australia to get married in early 2020! 

Our Vision for Patreon


If all else fails:

Trash Can Dream pledges to release a new original song every two weeks! All of the fortnightly releases will be made in our home studio, and available for streaming on soundcloud, itunes, apple music, spotify, youtube, bandcamp and free downloads for our Patreon subscribers!

Towards the end of 2019, we are planning on heading to an acclaimed studio to record a high-budget, impeccably produced album of our best songs. 

Leading up to the album release, we wanted a strategy for work-shopping the material, building a following, and generating some additional funds to finance our creative vision! 

The fortnightly releases will be a sort of 'test-run', helping us to refine and perfect our vision for the album and find an audience who will help us to promote our music across the globe. 


Even better:

Two things we want to do in late 2019/early 2020
  1. Tour internationally for a few months with the new album, preferably with some guest artists if we can afford it!
  2. Get married in our home town of Sydney, Australia (we will do this anyway, but even better if we're not broke at the end of it!)

The dream:

We've never had 'real jobs', and we'd probably suck at them anyway. We've always been self-employed performers and music teachers. It's been great, but our income has never really come from our own original music...and that's where we'd really like to direct our energy. 

So the ultimate dream is to be able to generate a full-time income from this. To make our own music and engage with our fans as a 'job' (Yay!)

If this works, we can do this from anywhere in the world...making videos, producing new music and touring internationally. 

At the beginning of 2020 - we will re-orient ourselves and make a decision about what's next. If our patronage numbers are good, we will certainly continue to release music regularly, and with the help of our patrons we will decide what's next: another album, a new collaboration, who knows?


Why Become a Patron?


As a Patron, you will get rewards in the forms of exclusive access, band merchandise, and interactive experiences. You will also help us to finance vital expenses such as: 
  • Our studio time 
  • Our guest artists' performance fees
  • Our touring expenses and...
  • Our post-tour wedding...!

Check out our tiered reward scheme including band merchandise, access to live streams of our performances, pre-ordered free copies of our album, VIP treatment at our gigs, and opportunities to have us write a personalised piece of music just for you!



Tiers
FOOT IN THE DOOR
$3 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases. + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

TWO FEET IN THE DOOR
$5 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ get merch stickers mailed to you 

MERCH MINION
$10 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ get merch stickers mailed to you  

+ merch fridge magnets

MERCH MONSTER
$20 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ advanced free pre-order (download) of our 2019 album

+ Merch mug

FULLY LOADED MERCH MONSTER
$40 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

A SONG FOR YOU
$60 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ advanced free pre-order (download) of our 2019 album

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

THE VIP WITH A SONG
$80 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and one friend before or after the show if you attend in person. 

THE VIP CONSULTANT WITH A SONG
$100 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers 

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and one friend before or after the show if you attend in person. 

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

THE VIP CONSULTANT + 3 FRIENDS + 2 SONGS
$300 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs  

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

+ two personalised pieces of music/song (up to 4 mins each) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of it's members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage).  

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and three friends before or after the show if you attend in person. 

THE VIP CONSULTANT + 5 FRIENDS + 3 SONGS
$500 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers 

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs  

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

+ three personalised pieces of music/songs (up to 4 mins each) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of it's members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage).  

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and five friends before or after the show if you attend in person. 

Goals
$148 of $200 per month
When we earn $200 per month, we will start a monthly podcast...patrons can vote on the subjects we discuss and /or who we interview. Also a little Q and A for patrons only! 
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Hello! We are Trash Can Dream, a duo of New York-based Aussie expats with music performance degrees. (And yes, we're a couple!)


Become a Patron, get rewards and help us:
A) make music
B) pay for our wedding!


Our band is named after a line in Elton John's 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters', a song about bittersweet opportunity and struggle in NYC. In this song, Elton also sings about being thankful for the 'people that I have found'. We resonate with these sentiments, and carefully considered the more Australian version: 'Rubbish Bin Dream', but decided that as we wanted to be "taken seriously", that would never do. 

Trash Can Dream's music blends electronic, indie songwriting with modern jazz. We both majored in jazz performance at university, but have since branched out into many other genres. The two of us share a similar aesthetic but very divergent skill sets... Emma is a piano bar performer, a PhD student, an avid non-fiction reader, a perpetual podcast listener, a writer of songs and essays  - a real "ideas man, Steve." Oli is a man who, apart from a life-long love affair with the drum kit, thoroughly enjoys surmounting technological challenges and executing entrepreneurial visions in cyberspace. As a musician he is an innovator of rhythm and groove with a knack for creating quirky soundscapes on Ableton Live. 

We have played music together ever since we met as teenagers (you know what they say: "Couples who play together, stay together!"). Our experiences include performances at Australian jazz festivals, live sets on radio, making albums with various originals projects, and playing at major venues such as the Sydney Opera House in late 2017, and the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn NY in April 2018. 

Our new project is a distillation of all that we've learned from our creative journeys thus far (hopefully not too messy or dangerous, but proceed with caution). Join us as we work towards the creation of a studio album, and an international tour that will take us home to Australia to get married in early 2020! 

Our Vision for Patreon


If all else fails:

Trash Can Dream pledges to release a new original song every two weeks! All of the fortnightly releases will be made in our home studio, and available for streaming on soundcloud, itunes, apple music, spotify, youtube, bandcamp and free downloads for our Patreon subscribers!

Towards the end of 2019, we are planning on heading to an acclaimed studio to record a high-budget, impeccably produced album of our best songs. 

Leading up to the album release, we wanted a strategy for work-shopping the material, building a following, and generating some additional funds to finance our creative vision! 

The fortnightly releases will be a sort of 'test-run', helping us to refine and perfect our vision for the album and find an audience who will help us to promote our music across the globe. 


Even better:

Two things we want to do in late 2019/early 2020
  1. Tour internationally for a few months with the new album, preferably with some guest artists if we can afford it!
  2. Get married in our home town of Sydney, Australia (we will do this anyway, but even better if we're not broke at the end of it!)

The dream:

We've never had 'real jobs', and we'd probably suck at them anyway. We've always been self-employed performers and music teachers. It's been great, but our income has never really come from our own original music...and that's where we'd really like to direct our energy. 

So the ultimate dream is to be able to generate a full-time income from this. To make our own music and engage with our fans as a 'job' (Yay!)

If this works, we can do this from anywhere in the world...making videos, producing new music and touring internationally. 

At the beginning of 2020 - we will re-orient ourselves and make a decision about what's next. If our patronage numbers are good, we will certainly continue to release music regularly, and with the help of our patrons we will decide what's next: another album, a new collaboration, who knows?


Why Become a Patron?


As a Patron, you will get rewards in the forms of exclusive access, band merchandise, and interactive experiences. You will also help us to finance vital expenses such as: 
  • Our studio time 
  • Our guest artists' performance fees
  • Our touring expenses and...
  • Our post-tour wedding...!

Check out our tiered reward scheme including band merchandise, access to live streams of our performances, pre-ordered free copies of our album, VIP treatment at our gigs, and opportunities to have us write a personalised piece of music just for you!



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Tiers
FOOT IN THE DOOR
$3 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases. + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

TWO FEET IN THE DOOR
$5 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ get merch stickers mailed to you 

MERCH MINION
$10 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ get merch stickers mailed to you  

+ merch fridge magnets

MERCH MONSTER
$20 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ advanced free pre-order (download) of our 2019 album

+ Merch mug

FULLY LOADED MERCH MONSTER
$40 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

A SONG FOR YOU
$60 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ advanced free pre-order (download) of our 2019 album

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

THE VIP WITH A SONG
$80 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and one friend before or after the show if you attend in person. 

THE VIP CONSULTANT WITH A SONG
$100 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers 

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs 

+ one personalised piece of music/song (up to 4 mins) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of its members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage). 

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and one friend before or after the show if you attend in person. 

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

THE VIP CONSULTANT + 3 FRIENDS + 2 SONGS
$300 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs  

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

+ two personalised pieces of music/song (up to 4 mins each) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of it's members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage).  

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and three friends before or after the show if you attend in person. 

THE VIP CONSULTANT + 5 FRIENDS + 3 SONGS
$500 or more per month

Access exclusive live streams of all our gigs from anywhere in the world + Free audio file downloads of all our fortnightly releases.  + free downloads of 2019 album(s) + access to document with song lyrics and context updated monthly 

+ merch stickers 

+ merch fridge magnets 

+ Merch mug

+ Poster 

+ T-shirt

+ free entry to all our gigs  

+ monthly consult with you: we check in with you for feedback on the creative direction we are taking, the people we should collaborate with, the cities we should travel to, the way we're living our lives etc etc. Meetings can be set up by Skype or FaceTime if you don't live near us!

+ three personalised pieces of music/songs (up to 4 mins each) composed for you with your input/feedback by Trash Can Dream or one of it's members (redeemable only after 3 months of patronage).  

+ VIP treatment at all of our gigs: a special mention (even if you're only there on the live stream!) + dinner and drinks on us, with us + you and five friends before or after the show if you attend in person.