Wine and Alchemy

Wine and Alchemy

is creating World Music Performance & Composition, Travel, Belly Dance

9

patrons

$63

per month
Hello Friends,

And thank you so much for taking a look at our project!

We're Wine and Alchemy, a world music band. We play music from and inspired by a variety of cultures, past and present. Our music includes songs and instruments from several traditions, including:

Medieval European
Eastern European
Roma (gypsy)
Spanish
Sephardic
French
Greek
Turkish
Middle Eastern
Scandinavian
Celtic
Balkan
and others

Wine and Alchemy was established in 2008 as a collaborative music project bringing diverse cultural and musical influences together to create a new fusion of sound.

I'm the director and original member of the band, Roxanne Bruscha (or Dresden - my married name). I began working on the project from a base in World Fusion Belly Dance. Having performed for several years as a dancer in a traditional dance troupe and then as a music and dance company director, I had a strong background in both Middle Eastern and Balkan music as well as theater staging. I'm currently the singer, dancer and harmonium and hurdy gurdy payer for Wine and Alchemy as well as the manager.

I work with a large and growing pool of musicians from several backgrounds. Instruments featured in Wine and Alchemy recordings and/or performances include:
* Hurdy Gurdy
* Lavta
* Harmonium
* Oud
* Violin
* Viola da Gamba
* Accordion
* Sitar
* Portuguese Guitar
* Greek Bouzouki
* Guitar
* Bass
* Middle Eastern Drums
* and more.

We've been touring the US since 2008, primarily playing at renaissance festivals. The journey has brought us into contact with some truly fabulous folks and patrons of the arts, for whom we are extremely grateful. We wouldn't be doing this without them (you). :-)

While we do love fairs, our scope has gotten larger than a full time touring schedule on the U.S. ren fair circuit can really accommodate. It's simply not possible to tour enough to get to see everyone who would like us to perform for them.

And as the years have gone by we've become more and more aware of the growing online, music loving community and the shift in music distribution from live shows and physical CD's to online access and digital media.

So we've decided to create this account to give our friends and fans a chance to engage more with us, gain access to band content like performances and jams, and observe some of the creative process outside of our live performances.

In addition to composing, performing and recording music, and throwing down belly dance performance, we have expanded our ambitions in the past couple of years to include vardo (gypsy wagon) construction for our own portable music stage, begun planning patron vacation tours hosted by the band (our first will be to Portugal and Galitia in Spring 2020 for a music and wine infused Camino tour), and have delved deeper into plans to create our own events (including the plan to purchase land for a performance, festival and recording venue).

Everything we endeavor to do not only takes a lot of work (which we're happy to undertake) but also funding. Which is where you, with our extreme gratitude, come in.

We hope you enjoy our page and hope to hear from you!

For additional information about the band, news, photos, mp3's and show dates, please visit our website: www.wineandalchemy.com


Tiers
$5 Monthly Patron
$5 or more per month

We'll be posting 2 videos (or unique recordings) a month for everyone regardless of subscription status. 


In addition, those who pledge us $5 or more a month will receive access to 2 additional videos/recordings per month.


Videos and Recordings can include:

* Music Videos

* Band Performances 

* Band Jam Sessions

* Celtic Piano 

* Dance Performance

* Dance Instruction

* Pimp My Vardo Segments (featuring vardo construction and decoration)

* Costuming Segments

* Behind the Scenes and Making of Videos

* Travel Adventures

* New Composition Material

* Slice of Life 

$10 Monthly Patron
$10 or more per month

Those patrons who pledge us at least $10 a month will receive: 


*Access to the 4 videos also accessible to patrons on the $5 tier

* Access to a minimum of 2 more videos/recordings every month

$20 Monthly Patron
$20 or more per month

Patrons pledging $20 or more a month will receive: 


* Access to all videos on our Patreon page

* Monthly MP3 Downloads (up to 10 selceted by the band)

* a Live-stream Talk Back session with Roxanne on topics voted on by the $20 Tier Patrons

* Early Access to new songs and recording releases

Goals
$63 of $5,000 per month
$5000 per month would allow us to focus completely on our artistic endeavors, particularly creating new music, putting together performance productions, and all that that entails from practicing instruments, learning and arranging or composing new songs, prepping material for recording, spending countless hours in the recording studio, coordinating our patron tours, and shooting more and better video offerings for our online patrons.

We also desperately need to replace our wireless sound system as well as frequently need to replace and repair necessary sound and production equipment and pay for production programs. This amount would help immensely with that and start to cover the costs of studio recording.
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Hello Friends,

And thank you so much for taking a look at our project!

We're Wine and Alchemy, a world music band. We play music from and inspired by a variety of cultures, past and present. Our music includes songs and instruments from several traditions, including:

Medieval European
Eastern European
Roma (gypsy)
Spanish
Sephardic
French
Greek
Turkish
Middle Eastern
Scandinavian
Celtic
Balkan
and others

Wine and Alchemy was established in 2008 as a collaborative music project bringing diverse cultural and musical influences together to create a new fusion of sound.

I'm the director and original member of the band, Roxanne Bruscha (or Dresden - my married name). I began working on the project from a base in World Fusion Belly Dance. Having performed for several years as a dancer in a traditional dance troupe and then as a music and dance company director, I had a strong background in both Middle Eastern and Balkan music as well as theater staging. I'm currently the singer, dancer and harmonium and hurdy gurdy payer for Wine and Alchemy as well as the manager.

I work with a large and growing pool of musicians from several backgrounds. Instruments featured in Wine and Alchemy recordings and/or performances include:
* Hurdy Gurdy
* Lavta
* Harmonium
* Oud
* Violin
* Viola da Gamba
* Accordion
* Sitar
* Portuguese Guitar
* Greek Bouzouki
* Guitar
* Bass
* Middle Eastern Drums
* and more.

We've been touring the US since 2008, primarily playing at renaissance festivals. The journey has brought us into contact with some truly fabulous folks and patrons of the arts, for whom we are extremely grateful. We wouldn't be doing this without them (you). :-)

While we do love fairs, our scope has gotten larger than a full time touring schedule on the U.S. ren fair circuit can really accommodate. It's simply not possible to tour enough to get to see everyone who would like us to perform for them.

And as the years have gone by we've become more and more aware of the growing online, music loving community and the shift in music distribution from live shows and physical CD's to online access and digital media.

So we've decided to create this account to give our friends and fans a chance to engage more with us, gain access to band content like performances and jams, and observe some of the creative process outside of our live performances.

In addition to composing, performing and recording music, and throwing down belly dance performance, we have expanded our ambitions in the past couple of years to include vardo (gypsy wagon) construction for our own portable music stage, begun planning patron vacation tours hosted by the band (our first will be to Portugal and Galitia in Spring 2020 for a music and wine infused Camino tour), and have delved deeper into plans to create our own events (including the plan to purchase land for a performance, festival and recording venue).

Everything we endeavor to do not only takes a lot of work (which we're happy to undertake) but also funding. Which is where you, with our extreme gratitude, come in.

We hope you enjoy our page and hope to hear from you!

For additional information about the band, news, photos, mp3's and show dates, please visit our website: www.wineandalchemy.com


Recent posts by Wine and Alchemy

Tiers
$5 Monthly Patron
$5 or more per month

We'll be posting 2 videos (or unique recordings) a month for everyone regardless of subscription status. 


In addition, those who pledge us $5 or more a month will receive access to 2 additional videos/recordings per month.


Videos and Recordings can include:

* Music Videos

* Band Performances 

* Band Jam Sessions

* Celtic Piano 

* Dance Performance

* Dance Instruction

* Pimp My Vardo Segments (featuring vardo construction and decoration)

* Costuming Segments

* Behind the Scenes and Making of Videos

* Travel Adventures

* New Composition Material

* Slice of Life 

$10 Monthly Patron
$10 or more per month

Those patrons who pledge us at least $10 a month will receive: 


*Access to the 4 videos also accessible to patrons on the $5 tier

* Access to a minimum of 2 more videos/recordings every month

$20 Monthly Patron
$20 or more per month

Patrons pledging $20 or more a month will receive: 


* Access to all videos on our Patreon page

* Monthly MP3 Downloads (up to 10 selceted by the band)

* a Live-stream Talk Back session with Roxanne on topics voted on by the $20 Tier Patrons

* Early Access to new songs and recording releases