Will Whisson

is creating new music, livestreams, videos and a new album

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Official Patron

$7.50
per month
Super grateful for you even bothering to want to support me and my music! Thank you for being a huge part of this chapter. 
  • Behind-the-scenes videos of the creative process
  • Monthly releases of never-before-seen or heard archived content

All-access Patron

$14.50
per month
Wanna jump on board and be part of some cool exclusive live streamed events? This one is for you.
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Early access to songs and projects, livestreams and events
  • Monthly releases of never-before-seen or heard archived content
  • Behind-the-scenes videos of the creative process

VIP Patron

$36
per month
Alright, we're getting serious now. This is a lot to commit to and in return, aside from all the rewards in tiers one and two, your name will be featured in the gleaming pages of the album booklet.
  • Signed vinyl of finished album!
  • Patron-only livestreams
  • Early access to songs and projects, livestreams and events
  • Monthly releases of never-before-seen or heard archived content
  • Behind-the-scenes videos of the creative process
  • Your name as a credit on my album

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About Will Whisson

Introducing…

Welcome to my Patreon page, the next step in crowdfunding. My name is Will Whisson and I’ve spent the last 15 years writing, producing and playing a blend of guitar based, melodic, lyrical rock music.

After my last band of 11 years, Electric River, folded, I took the plunge as a solo artist by living in a camper van and travelling all over Europe for 2 years. I progressed slowly; from busking on the streets to playing in pubs and eventually graduating to small venues and festivals. I’ve written and recorded over a hundred songs and last year released a debut solo album that was part-funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Somehow, I’ve managed to scrape by, making a living by playing gigs regularly. The new COVID-induced climate, however, has put a halt to all that. It is increasingly unviable to be an independent musician (something I’m proud of) in a gigless world and the prospect of downing tools has become a very real one. With the summer usually being the most fruitful time of year, the circumstances have been all the more challenging.

A new album…


Before knowing the full extent of what the lockdown and pandemic would entail, I had begun putting together the bones of a second album. Some of the new songs have been showcased on weekly livestreams on Facebook and I was hoping to professionally record and release them this year. Obviously now with COVID kicking the shit out of everything, the wheels have come off but I’m still determined to defiantly push through this period and carry on creating - if I can.

Patreon...

Patreon is a service that helps independent musicians like myself make a living out of their art and content creation. Supporters (Patrons) decide which tier they can afford to commit to on a monthly basis and in return I’ll deliver a variety of rewards that will include exclusive recordings, livestreams, merchandise and Patron-only gigs. The tiers range from £5 to £90 a month. You can call it a fan club but I’d rather see it as a people-powered record label. When the time’s right and I can afford it I’ll then head back into the studio to record the new album properly, offering you a chance to be part of the entire journey - from initial ideas to demos right through to the finished studio material. I'm learning a lot as I go so it'd be great to have your company on this ride. 

Why?...

I have always first and foremost maintained that I am a songwriter who desperately wants to keep exploring, learning, developing and delivering new music for as long as I can. Commercial success has never been my priority which is why I'm pushing ahead with a second album regardless. Lockdown has afforded me the time and space to experiment with new ideas and the second album is already starting to shape up into something special. 

Your support on Patreon will allow me to continue to work with more focus and stability than I’ve ever had before - and at a time I need it most. Your contributions will also allow me to collaborate and work with other artists and producers both musical and visual. I understand what a privilege it is to even call myself a musician (albeit a struggling one) but the truth is, without a little outside help, life as an independent musician without gigs is impossible. It was hard enough before the lockdown.

I want to keep building this community and strengthen relationships with the people who care about my music the most. I want to become a better songwriter and artist and create new music in a more conducive environment. I want to make timeless art and deliver new songs that will feature on a new album for us all to share, enjoy and be proud to be a part of. 

Whether you can afford tier one or tier five, I’m equally grateful. In an age where the arts have largely gone underfunded and where musicians in particular have had to get used to existing in an unsustainable digital world, your commitment helps to buck the trend and gives me a chance to deliver more songs and projects at a higher quality.

THANK YOU!

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Goals
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When I hit 200 patrons, I will organise a Patron-only live gig. 
I will also commit to investing in more studio time for new material and put out a Patron-only special release. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts
9
Audio releases
19
Images
1
Link
10
Writings
1
Video

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