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Welcome to Mandrill Land!
My name is Pete Richardson and I live on the Isle of Wight in England, I write songs, Lots of Songs.
Between 2014 - 2017 I have self funded 5 albums under "The Rainbow Mandrills" name.
This last 12 months because of so many songs "Mandrill Land" has grown to be 4 different Mandrill studio recording line ups. "The Rainbow Mandrills", "Mandrill Soul Revival", "Global Mandrill" and "Frumiful" with more plans ahead.
Writing songs is not the problem, but ...
finishing recording projects with singers and musicians is reaching the point that I need to reach out for a little assistance please. So here I am on Patreon to see if I can get some Mandrill Supporters to chip a little in each month to the Mandrill fund to get the songs Sung, Drummed, Piano'd, Saxophoned by other musicians to get these songs sounding as good as they can and finished ready to see the World.
Here on Patreon allows me to show you all the 100s of songs that are "in progress" long before they are finished instead of keep showing you just the finished songs from years past. Get to see & hear new songs in progress from the week that part of the song was recorded instead of waiting more than a year to get the finished product.
Let me show you a Brief Timeline of Pete/Mandrill Land
1980s Growing up nicely Bobbing along
1990 Pete gets the condition M.E. that seriously wipes out the entire 1990's of no movement in a quiet darkened room
1999 my love for music grew in me
2002 my first song lyrics started coming to me that I hummed and spoke into my tape machine
2003 I got enough movement back in my arms to start learning guitar to turn the lyrics into songs
2004 -2010 100s of embryonic Mandrills songs are born all on Pete's sofa/bed sometimes those early recordings also featured long time Mandrill musician Carl Perkins who come visiting as a Guitar tutor, the lessons didn't last long but the endless recordings started.
2010 came the first Online collaborations after a fan group made Stevie Wonder 60th Birthday came my way. This lead to a bit of a confidence boost to put some demos up on Youtube asking for singers where I found a few.
2010-2012 started to see my legs get back to standing and then walking. the M.E. is still a big impactful aspect of me right up to this day which is 1 of the biggest reasons why Mandrill Land is Studio recorded songs instead of live gigging bands.
2012 -2017 now I could walk into Carl's Bad Cow Studios The Rainbow Mandrills turned from Just Pete on the Sofa to multiple people coming into the studio to record bits on the Rainbow Mandrills albums. The core young musicians in the Rainbow Mandrills have mostly left the Isle of Wight to follow their dreams on the mainland of England, They still come back for holidays and such (plus there is still loads of songs to be finished mixing on Rainbow Mandrills albums) Even those few people who own all 5 albums released by The Rainbow Mandrills only really have ever heard about 10% of the songs I have written/started recording. So I am eager to share with you the other 90% of songs no one has ever heard yet. Plus I am still writing new songs on average 2 songs per week, the writing is the part that is no expense as its self contained to me, but those of you who have heard me sing or play piano will understand to make them "right" and "listenable" know I need to hire my singers and piano players etc ;-) this has been all self funded and the odd CD sale here and there but has now come to a time where I need a bit of help from the Mandrill fan base to get all the musicians to finish these songs.
2017 - Now & beyond Sees the
"Revival of the Global Rainbow shining across Mandrill Land".
As I have found a Wonderful singer in Joel to have "Mandrill Soul Revival" be a multi album project.
Then a great singer called Kevin along with a different musician from each Continent of the World to make "Global Mandrill" into a Multiple album Project.
Then last month I found a notepad of chords I wrote for 7 albums I written in 2006 & 2007 and I thought "Man I would like to be able to HEAR these songs instead of just see them written on paper!" realising that I'm stretching Joel & Kevin's time already and my savings I thought I will need a new singer to sing on (working title "Baby Mandrills" earlier albums) This is where Patreon support will hopefully help in finishing the many Saxes, Pianos, Drums & Vocals and Mixing time, to get these albums ready for the outer World to hear by inviting some V.I.P. Mandrill fans in the inner workings of Mandrill Land to see all the weekly progresses that their subscription money will help make happen. So you see the fruits of the subscription as the songs get made. not just the endless wait of releasing AFTER the Albums are finished.
Thank You so much Mandrill Land
Lots of Love Pete Richardson
Tiers
Mandrill Video Diary
$3 or more per month
A Weekly Video Diary Blog updating you of what us Mandrills are recording this week, see your Patronage turn into actual music. Ask questions, feel involved in this thing called Mandrill Land. 
Mandrill Fortnightly Music
$5 or more per month
A fortnightly song to download of a new mix of a Mandrill Land Song in progress & the Video Diary
Mandrill Digital Albums
$8 or more per month
Each Official Release delivered to you Digitally (Singles and albums that will be on Itunes etc) Plus the video diary & Fortnightly song demo
CD Releases & T Shirt for Christmas
$12 or more per month
This one is like Pre-order of the CDs to help make them Each Official Release delivered to you on CD & Digitally Plus the video diary & Fortnightly song demo
Mandrill Song for you Each Year
$50 or more per month
Me & You will chat about what style of song & lyric you want, what instrumentation you want, then I will produce it Mandrill style with all the bells and whistles of 1 of the Mandrill singers, the Drummer, the Piano player, me doing Bass and Guitars & various things, Carl do a Guitar solo, the Sax Man . You say we make this happen. Plus all the other things in the other Tiers
Goals
2 of 25 patrons
First Goal is 25 Patrons, on a low conservative guess after singers, Drummers, Saxophonists, Pianists have been added to each song it is approximately £100 each song the way I do it on a shoe string budget, if I get to this 25 patrons target it might get one song a month that is not entirely out of my drained savings. Thank You
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Welcome to Mandrill Land!
My name is Pete Richardson and I live on the Isle of Wight in England, I write songs, Lots of Songs.
Between 2014 - 2017 I have self funded 5 albums under "The Rainbow Mandrills" name.
This last 12 months because of so many songs "Mandrill Land" has grown to be 4 different Mandrill studio recording line ups. "The Rainbow Mandrills", "Mandrill Soul Revival", "Global Mandrill" and "Frumiful" with more plans ahead.
Writing songs is not the problem, but ...
finishing recording projects with singers and musicians is reaching the point that I need to reach out for a little assistance please. So here I am on Patreon to see if I can get some Mandrill Supporters to chip a little in each month to the Mandrill fund to get the songs Sung, Drummed, Piano'd, Saxophoned by other musicians to get these songs sounding as good as they can and finished ready to see the World.
Here on Patreon allows me to show you all the 100s of songs that are "in progress" long before they are finished instead of keep showing you just the finished songs from years past. Get to see & hear new songs in progress from the week that part of the song was recorded instead of waiting more than a year to get the finished product.
Let me show you a Brief Timeline of Pete/Mandrill Land
1980s Growing up nicely Bobbing along
1990 Pete gets the condition M.E. that seriously wipes out the entire 1990's of no movement in a quiet darkened room
1999 my love for music grew in me
2002 my first song lyrics started coming to me that I hummed and spoke into my tape machine
2003 I got enough movement back in my arms to start learning guitar to turn the lyrics into songs
2004 -2010 100s of embryonic Mandrills songs are born all on Pete's sofa/bed sometimes those early recordings also featured long time Mandrill musician Carl Perkins who come visiting as a Guitar tutor, the lessons didn't last long but the endless recordings started.
2010 came the first Online collaborations after a fan group made Stevie Wonder 60th Birthday came my way. This lead to a bit of a confidence boost to put some demos up on Youtube asking for singers where I found a few.
2010-2012 started to see my legs get back to standing and then walking. the M.E. is still a big impactful aspect of me right up to this day which is 1 of the biggest reasons why Mandrill Land is Studio recorded songs instead of live gigging bands.
2012 -2017 now I could walk into Carl's Bad Cow Studios The Rainbow Mandrills turned from Just Pete on the Sofa to multiple people coming into the studio to record bits on the Rainbow Mandrills albums. The core young musicians in the Rainbow Mandrills have mostly left the Isle of Wight to follow their dreams on the mainland of England, They still come back for holidays and such (plus there is still loads of songs to be finished mixing on Rainbow Mandrills albums) Even those few people who own all 5 albums released by The Rainbow Mandrills only really have ever heard about 10% of the songs I have written/started recording. So I am eager to share with you the other 90% of songs no one has ever heard yet. Plus I am still writing new songs on average 2 songs per week, the writing is the part that is no expense as its self contained to me, but those of you who have heard me sing or play piano will understand to make them "right" and "listenable" know I need to hire my singers and piano players etc ;-) this has been all self funded and the odd CD sale here and there but has now come to a time where I need a bit of help from the Mandrill fan base to get all the musicians to finish these songs.
2017 - Now & beyond Sees the
"Revival of the Global Rainbow shining across Mandrill Land".
As I have found a Wonderful singer in Joel to have "Mandrill Soul Revival" be a multi album project.
Then a great singer called Kevin along with a different musician from each Continent of the World to make "Global Mandrill" into a Multiple album Project.
Then last month I found a notepad of chords I wrote for 7 albums I written in 2006 & 2007 and I thought "Man I would like to be able to HEAR these songs instead of just see them written on paper!" realising that I'm stretching Joel & Kevin's time already and my savings I thought I will need a new singer to sing on (working title "Baby Mandrills" earlier albums) This is where Patreon support will hopefully help in finishing the many Saxes, Pianos, Drums & Vocals and Mixing time, to get these albums ready for the outer World to hear by inviting some V.I.P. Mandrill fans in the inner workings of Mandrill Land to see all the weekly progresses that their subscription money will help make happen. So you see the fruits of the subscription as the songs get made. not just the endless wait of releasing AFTER the Albums are finished.
Thank You so much Mandrill Land
Lots of Love Pete Richardson

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Tiers
Mandrill Video Diary
$3 or more per month
A Weekly Video Diary Blog updating you of what us Mandrills are recording this week, see your Patronage turn into actual music. Ask questions, feel involved in this thing called Mandrill Land. 
Mandrill Fortnightly Music
$5 or more per month
A fortnightly song to download of a new mix of a Mandrill Land Song in progress & the Video Diary
Mandrill Digital Albums
$8 or more per month
Each Official Release delivered to you Digitally (Singles and albums that will be on Itunes etc) Plus the video diary & Fortnightly song demo
CD Releases & T Shirt for Christmas
$12 or more per month
This one is like Pre-order of the CDs to help make them Each Official Release delivered to you on CD & Digitally Plus the video diary & Fortnightly song demo
Mandrill Song for you Each Year
$50 or more per month
Me & You will chat about what style of song & lyric you want, what instrumentation you want, then I will produce it Mandrill style with all the bells and whistles of 1 of the Mandrill singers, the Drummer, the Piano player, me doing Bass and Guitars & various things, Carl do a Guitar solo, the Sax Man . You say we make this happen. Plus all the other things in the other Tiers