Feilokais creating music
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- first to access new music, including lyrics
- MP3 downloads, yours to keep
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Feiloka is the stage name for me, a Sydney (AU) based singer songwriter.
My name is Shasha, and I've loved music since before I was born. Did you know that foetuses can hear and register music? Yep I was one of those according to my mum.
After trying out a few instruments throughout my life: recorder (no seriously), keyboards, french horn, I ended up falling for the guitar. In 2010, under the heavy spell of Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown folk opera, I began to turn the poems and prose I had been writing since I was 15 into songs. And then new songs came. Suddenly playing more than cover songs and learning the guitar felt exhilarating and meditative. I felt purpose driven even though I had little clarity other than 'I need to write and sing this dammit!'. And in 2015 I decided that fear of the stage wasn't going to hold me back any longer, that I will pursue my music dreams.
I make indie folk songs, but I love exploring all genres. I post about my adventures being a working musician/freelance writer, and sometimes in the form of podcasts that tie everything together. You can find "Sessions with Feiloka" on iTunes , Spotify and Stitcher. (Update: I have wrapped up the podcast production for now.)
Releasing on Patreon is a great way for me to reach out and connect to and hear back from the wider community.
So, what happens when you become a patron?
You can donate regularly to show your support. As one of my patrons, you'll get first access to new creations, including MP3s which you're free to keep forever. You'll also get access to exclusive 'patron only' posts such as commentaries and full versions of public posts, not to mention insider commentaries, where I delve right into the writing process, hear drafts and works in progress.
You can control the amount you pledge each month, and pause it at any time.
All donations made are in USD, so please account for any exchange rate differences.
My wider long term goals ...
My main goal is to share my experiences through song and my podcast as a woman, a migrant, and a person of colour – with the hopes that by doing so, I can contribute to diversity and to reach those who can relate and become a voice of change (like everyone can). Diversity, equality are very important to me, I cannot stand idly by. So I do what I can.
My other goal is to meet the financial needs of being a working musician, such as production and equipment running costs, as well as paying the rent and food. And because getting paid for the things I create encourages me to create more!
Not that it will stop me from creating more music. Because it is part of who I am, and without it, I am a depressed unhappy sad blob.
Thanks so much again for being here! I look forward to connecting with you and sharing with you this music filled journey.
PS. Connect with me on these places too: my website, facebook, twitter, instagram. See you around!