G.T. THOMAS

G.T. THOMAS

is creating an Album Release & Tour as a One-Woman-Band in November 2019

1

patron

$258

per month
Video transcript available in description on YouTube, click here.

ABOUT:

Between now and November 1st, 2019, if you commit to support me at ANY TIER for 10 months consecutively (and yes: you may change tiers from 1 month to the next if you need to!), you will receive a copy of my new album when it is released in November 2019!Please read below for full details and restrictions.

Here's the backstory behind this offer:
In November, 2018, I crossed everything off my agenda and challenged myself instead to spend every waking hour writing and recording a new song from scratch every few days for the entire month.

It had been 7 years since the release of my debut album, and 4 years since my most recent single. Since then, I had played many shows and collaborated with dozens of artists. But the lack of new recordings of my own started to feel like a bit of a black hole, and this didn't reflect the vivid fluorescence I feel inside.

I named the challenge "NOVAVEMBER" so that the project might inspire me to become like a nova: To shine with a sudden increase in brightness. All month long.

Setting out to have 9 new songs by the end, I achieved my goal! I posted the results in real-time on Instagram ( you can hear those recordings here).

And now, in November of 2019, I'll be releasing the songs as a polished ALBUM.

To celebrate and spread this music in the month of its namesake this year, I dreamt of playing shows with these songs. However, this would require a massive revamp of my solo approach. So in April 2019, I got myself a music studio all my own (the first in all of my 20 year career!) so that I would have a place to arrange and learn to play the songs in a brand new incarnation of my solo act:

I'm teaching myself to play bass with one hand, and synths and drum machine with the other, and arranging the songs to work for this setting.

For 40 hours a week on average, I'm in my studio DIYing my way to the album release and shedding voraciously to build up my chops on this instrumentation. It's going AWESOMELY, and that's why I'm about to start booking a tour in the North East region of the United States, alongside an incredible tour-mate – a fellow one-woman-band named Catriona Sturton.

So, I decided: Let's launch Patreon to help me pay for the studio and the time spent not at a day job! And I'll repeat it again for those in the back:

Between now and November 1st, 2019, if you commit to support me at ANY TIER for 10 months consecutively(and yes: you may change tiers from 1 month to the next if you need to!), you will receive a copy of my new album when it is released in November 2019!

If you know up front you can't commit for 10 months but you still want to sign up to be a part of the action around here and play it by ear as to when you'll need to dip back out again, that's totally fine! You can always purchase the album after it has been released to the world, so no worries there.

Patreon doesn't provide a way for me to "lock you in" for 10 months, so we have to agree based on the HONOUR SYSTEM. But that doesn't mean it has to be complicated! Here's how it works:

  • Sign up at the tier of your choice.

  • By default, I add your name to a spreadsheet for my admin (available upon request for your review). This record states on what date you joined and on what date you will have reached your 10-month commitment. (E.g., "Wendy Monster – Became Patron on: 20 June, 2019; 10-month commitment will be fulfilled on 19 April, 2020.")

    Note: If you would prefer to clearly opt out of the 10-month commitment + receiving the album, feel free to let me know and then I'll leave you off the list.

  • If you remain subscribed (again: at any tier you like, from one month to the next) from your start-date through November 1st, 2019: I'll send you a reminder to let you know how many more months of patronage you'll need to stay on for to receive the album. This is to check with you about how you're feeling about it/ if you're still on-board. If you are: you're getting a copy of the album (for just the shipping fee, if applicable) –YAY! This is under full expectation (honour system) that you will continue to be my Patron through the end of your 10-month commitment, in accordance with the check-in I carried out with you. (Do note that if you opt out at the time of the check-in, you won't be sent the album, but you can always buy it for yourself once it's released.)

  • I'll simply remove you from the list of people to receive the album if you stop supporting me between now and November 1st, 2019, but I remain full of deep gratitude for ANY length of patronage you have been able to offer me!
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please don't hesitate to just drop me a note and ask! If you don't understand how Patreon works, make sure you watched my Intro video, and feel free to visit their FAQ (at the foot of the page)!

Thank you SO MUCH for your curiosity and interest in what I'm doing!


Tiers
$1 per month–"For just 3 cents a day..."
$1 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

5's a Friend
$5 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

8 is Great
$8 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

11 is Exce11ent
$11 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

"The price of coffee every other day..."
$40 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional REWARD in June and July:

If you contribute at this tier at any time during the month of June or July 2019, you have made it possible for me to invest in one or another small odds and ends for my studio that add up (things like power adapters, pedals, office supplies, new strings for my bass, etc). I'll share a video, photos, or message about the purchase(s) you made possible.


Future months through April 2020 will come with a different but similar type of additional reward, and you will be kept informed as to what the reward is going to be for each month.

Life's About the Journey
$118 or more per month

That's my commute, yo! If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional monthly REWARD:

If you contribute at this tier, you have singel-handedly made it possible for me to pay for my travel expenses for one month. So during any month you're at this tier, you'll get access to a monthly video, photos, or message from my 1hr 10min walk+train commute through scenic Amsterdam and Utrecht, at some point during the month when something fun, noteworthy, thought-provoking, or especially picturesque occurs. (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted and you'll have time before the next month to change your tier if you'd like.)

The Roof Over My Head
$169 or more per month

Raise the roof, you paid my rent! If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional monthly REWARD:

If you contribute at this tier, you have single-handedly made it possible for me to pay for the rent at my studio for one month. So during any month you're at this tier, you'll get access to a weekly video, photos, or message from my studio space as I'm "closing up shop." The message will simply be whatever's on my mind, perhaps reflecting on where things stand (progress-wise) on my projects, or even just talking about what I've got going on after work or over the weekend. Could be anything, as long as it's a transparent, honest reflection of where I'm at, at that exact moment in time! (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted and you'll  have time before the next month to change your tier if you'd like.)

One Swell Foop
$287 or more per month

Rent + commute: SORTED!! If you commit to ONE month at this tier, in November 2019 you'll get my album (shipping included). If you've read the other tiers or my main "About," you'll know I was asking for a 10-month commitment before offering the album, but that doesn't apply here. $287 is a SUBSTANTIAL GIFT and I'm happy to give you the album when it's out, as part of my thank you for your generosity!


If you've landed at this tier, you're probably aware that, at the basis of my monthly expenses behind the album and live act I'm preparing, are two major factors:

• Commute to/ from my studio ($118)

• Rent of my studio ($169) 

This tier is called "One Swell Foop" because you've made it possible for me to pay for both, in... well... one fell swoop.


Additional monthly REWARD:

During any month you're at this tier, you'll also get access to all the special extras that I offered to the "Life's About the Journey" and "The Roof Over My Head" tiers. (As time progresses, these particular rewards may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted.)


Thank you so much for your support!

Big Ticket Items
$500 or more per month

If you commit to ONE month at this tier (or higher), in November 2019 you'll get my album (shipping included). If you've read the other tiers or my main "About," you'll know I was asking for a10-month commitment before offering the album, but that doesn't apply here. $500 is a HUGE, MEGA GIFT and it would be absurd for me not to want to give you the album when it's out, as part of my thank you for your generosity!


If you've landed at this tier, you're probably aware that on top of my general expenses of rent, travel, and studio supply needs, there is the matter of the occasional "big ticket item." For example:

• Acoustic treatment for my studio space (hundreds)

Equipment repairs and replacements (varies... €150 - €1200)

• Airfare (for the tour in November it'll be between €600 - €950)

Road expenses (gas for the drive)

Lodging on the tour (will stay as often as possible with friends, but otherwise hotels every night... can add up)

Roadcases/ flightcases that enable me to travel with my instruments (anywhere from €70 - hundreds)...


... All of these are one-time or tour-specific expenses that I –simply put– wouldn't know where to find the money for up-front, if it wasn't for the exceptional spirit of giving that you are showering me with, by becoming a patron at this tier!!


Additional monthly REWARD:

During any month you're at this tier, I'll obviously want to share a video, photos, or message from the moments of exhilaration and anticipation surrounding these types of purchases – whether it's right before I click the "buy" button on something, or an unboxing...  If, in any given month, I didn't have to make such a purchase, the money goes into the piggy bank, and I'll keep you in the loop when a purchase is eventually made (even if you have not continued to contribute at this tier in the months that follow). (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted.)


Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear patron!

Video transcript available in description on YouTube, click here.

ABOUT:

Between now and November 1st, 2019, if you commit to support me at ANY TIER for 10 months consecutively (and yes: you may change tiers from 1 month to the next if you need to!), you will receive a copy of my new album when it is released in November 2019!Please read below for full details and restrictions.

Here's the backstory behind this offer:
In November, 2018, I crossed everything off my agenda and challenged myself instead to spend every waking hour writing and recording a new song from scratch every few days for the entire month.

It had been 7 years since the release of my debut album, and 4 years since my most recent single. Since then, I had played many shows and collaborated with dozens of artists. But the lack of new recordings of my own started to feel like a bit of a black hole, and this didn't reflect the vivid fluorescence I feel inside.

I named the challenge "NOVAVEMBER" so that the project might inspire me to become like a nova: To shine with a sudden increase in brightness. All month long.

Setting out to have 9 new songs by the end, I achieved my goal! I posted the results in real-time on Instagram ( you can hear those recordings here).

And now, in November of 2019, I'll be releasing the songs as a polished ALBUM.

To celebrate and spread this music in the month of its namesake this year, I dreamt of playing shows with these songs. However, this would require a massive revamp of my solo approach. So in April 2019, I got myself a music studio all my own (the first in all of my 20 year career!) so that I would have a place to arrange and learn to play the songs in a brand new incarnation of my solo act:

I'm teaching myself to play bass with one hand, and synths and drum machine with the other, and arranging the songs to work for this setting.

For 40 hours a week on average, I'm in my studio DIYing my way to the album release and shedding voraciously to build up my chops on this instrumentation. It's going AWESOMELY, and that's why I'm about to start booking a tour in the North East region of the United States, alongside an incredible tour-mate – a fellow one-woman-band named Catriona Sturton.

So, I decided: Let's launch Patreon to help me pay for the studio and the time spent not at a day job! And I'll repeat it again for those in the back:

Between now and November 1st, 2019, if you commit to support me at ANY TIER for 10 months consecutively(and yes: you may change tiers from 1 month to the next if you need to!), you will receive a copy of my new album when it is released in November 2019!

If you know up front you can't commit for 10 months but you still want to sign up to be a part of the action around here and play it by ear as to when you'll need to dip back out again, that's totally fine! You can always purchase the album after it has been released to the world, so no worries there.

Patreon doesn't provide a way for me to "lock you in" for 10 months, so we have to agree based on the HONOUR SYSTEM. But that doesn't mean it has to be complicated! Here's how it works:

  • Sign up at the tier of your choice.

  • By default, I add your name to a spreadsheet for my admin (available upon request for your review). This record states on what date you joined and on what date you will have reached your 10-month commitment. (E.g., "Wendy Monster – Became Patron on: 20 June, 2019; 10-month commitment will be fulfilled on 19 April, 2020.")

    Note: If you would prefer to clearly opt out of the 10-month commitment + receiving the album, feel free to let me know and then I'll leave you off the list.

  • If you remain subscribed (again: at any tier you like, from one month to the next) from your start-date through November 1st, 2019: I'll send you a reminder to let you know how many more months of patronage you'll need to stay on for to receive the album. This is to check with you about how you're feeling about it/ if you're still on-board. If you are: you're getting a copy of the album (for just the shipping fee, if applicable) –YAY! This is under full expectation (honour system) that you will continue to be my Patron through the end of your 10-month commitment, in accordance with the check-in I carried out with you. (Do note that if you opt out at the time of the check-in, you won't be sent the album, but you can always buy it for yourself once it's released.)

  • I'll simply remove you from the list of people to receive the album if you stop supporting me between now and November 1st, 2019, but I remain full of deep gratitude for ANY length of patronage you have been able to offer me!
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please don't hesitate to just drop me a note and ask! If you don't understand how Patreon works, make sure you watched my Intro video, and feel free to visit their FAQ (at the foot of the page)!

Thank you SO MUCH for your curiosity and interest in what I'm doing!


Recent posts by G.T. THOMAS

Tiers
$1 per month–"For just 3 cents a day..."
$1 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

5's a Friend
$5 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

8 is Great
$8 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

11 is Exce11ent
$11 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!

"The price of coffee every other day..."
$40 or more per month

If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional REWARD in June and July:

If you contribute at this tier at any time during the month of June or July 2019, you have made it possible for me to invest in one or another small odds and ends for my studio that add up (things like power adapters, pedals, office supplies, new strings for my bass, etc). I'll share a video, photos, or message about the purchase(s) you made possible.


Future months through April 2020 will come with a different but similar type of additional reward, and you will be kept informed as to what the reward is going to be for each month.

Life's About the Journey
$118 or more per month

That's my commute, yo! If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional monthly REWARD:

If you contribute at this tier, you have singel-handedly made it possible for me to pay for my travel expenses for one month. So during any month you're at this tier, you'll get access to a monthly video, photos, or message from my 1hr 10min walk+train commute through scenic Amsterdam and Utrecht, at some point during the month when something fun, noteworthy, thought-provoking, or especially picturesque occurs. (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted and you'll have time before the next month to change your tier if you'd like.)

The Roof Over My Head
$169 or more per month

Raise the roof, you paid my rent! If you commit to 10 consecutive months as a Patron (even if you change to another tier from one month to the next), in November 2019 you'll get my album at only the price of shipping*. Read my main "About" for all the details. (If you do not wish to make a 10-month commitment but would rather play it by ear that's okay! Just note that you'll be opted out of the album if you decide to take a break from patronage.)


* When the album is released, there will be an option to receive it digitally, in which case (obviously) no shipping fee applies!


Additional monthly REWARD:

If you contribute at this tier, you have single-handedly made it possible for me to pay for the rent at my studio for one month. So during any month you're at this tier, you'll get access to a weekly video, photos, or message from my studio space as I'm "closing up shop." The message will simply be whatever's on my mind, perhaps reflecting on where things stand (progress-wise) on my projects, or even just talking about what I've got going on after work or over the weekend. Could be anything, as long as it's a transparent, honest reflection of where I'm at, at that exact moment in time! (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted and you'll  have time before the next month to change your tier if you'd like.)

One Swell Foop
$287 or more per month

Rent + commute: SORTED!! If you commit to ONE month at this tier, in November 2019 you'll get my album (shipping included). If you've read the other tiers or my main "About," you'll know I was asking for a 10-month commitment before offering the album, but that doesn't apply here. $287 is a SUBSTANTIAL GIFT and I'm happy to give you the album when it's out, as part of my thank you for your generosity!


If you've landed at this tier, you're probably aware that, at the basis of my monthly expenses behind the album and live act I'm preparing, are two major factors:

• Commute to/ from my studio ($118)

• Rent of my studio ($169) 

This tier is called "One Swell Foop" because you've made it possible for me to pay for both, in... well... one fell swoop.


Additional monthly REWARD:

During any month you're at this tier, you'll also get access to all the special extras that I offered to the "Life's About the Journey" and "The Roof Over My Head" tiers. (As time progresses, these particular rewards may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted.)


Thank you so much for your support!

Big Ticket Items
$500 or more per month

If you commit to ONE month at this tier (or higher), in November 2019 you'll get my album (shipping included). If you've read the other tiers or my main "About," you'll know I was asking for a10-month commitment before offering the album, but that doesn't apply here. $500 is a HUGE, MEGA GIFT and it would be absurd for me not to want to give you the album when it's out, as part of my thank you for your generosity!


If you've landed at this tier, you're probably aware that on top of my general expenses of rent, travel, and studio supply needs, there is the matter of the occasional "big ticket item." For example:

• Acoustic treatment for my studio space (hundreds)

Equipment repairs and replacements (varies... €150 - €1200)

• Airfare (for the tour in November it'll be between €600 - €950)

Road expenses (gas for the drive)

Lodging on the tour (will stay as often as possible with friends, but otherwise hotels every night... can add up)

Roadcases/ flightcases that enable me to travel with my instruments (anywhere from €70 - hundreds)...


... All of these are one-time or tour-specific expenses that I –simply put– wouldn't know where to find the money for up-front, if it wasn't for the exceptional spirit of giving that you are showering me with, by becoming a patron at this tier!!


Additional monthly REWARD:

During any month you're at this tier, I'll obviously want to share a video, photos, or message from the moments of exhilaration and anticipation surrounding these types of purchases – whether it's right before I click the "buy" button on something, or an unboxing...  If, in any given month, I didn't have to make such a purchase, the money goes into the piggy bank, and I'll keep you in the loop when a purchase is eventually made (even if you have not continued to contribute at this tier in the months that follow). (As time progresses, this particular reward may be subject to change. If so, I'll keep you posted.)


Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear patron!