Without an audience, musicians are just a bunch of showoffs shouting into the void. I’ve been fortunate enough to have made a series of totally fan powered albums over the last ten years, so if you’re one of the brilliant people who has supported my music making in the past in any way – thank you! I genuinely wouldn’t be here without you.
The Correspondent’s Club is the logical next step for me as an independent music maker, freeing me from the stress and disruption of the album funding cycle. The debut Penfriend album is due out in early 2021, but I have a lot more music to share with you along the way plus a weekly podcast series and loads of fun videos and live streams planned.
It’s a tough time for all of us at the moment, so I’ve done my best to create a raft of free and paid tiers to suit every budget. Browse all the options below and I hope you’ll find something that excites you, from free to affordably monthly tiers, one-off sponsorship tiers and the Analogue Amigo quarterly bundles.
Every new Correspondent will get an immediate free download of the secret Penfriend song “The Only Way Out Is Through” plus all future singles, access to my online backstage area AND a place in my friendly online forum (we have a weekly playlist and a running club already!).
Your contributions will help fuel a whole heap of creative output so thank you for considering membership, and for everything you already do to support independent music.
+ immediate free download of the very first Penfriend song and all subsequent digital singles
+ weekly musings on music, art and life from yours truly
+ VIP access to The Clubhouse, a special members-only digital backstage area
You get everything from the FRIENDLY FACE tier plus:
+ OPTION of receiving the quarterly analogue bundle of music and art, numbered and signed, consisting of a beautifully printed CD & collaborative zine plus handwritten postcard (some people prefer to stay digital so this is up to you!)
+ Extra special enamel Penfriend badge and bespoke t-shirt (only available to this tier and up)
You get everything from the FRIENDLY FACE tier plus I will write you your very own original song!
We'll video chat / talk on the phone / email (your choice) beforehand and I'll ask you to share a story / words / favourite colours / mood / whatever you like. I'll write you something completely unique and record it beautifully so you can keep it forever or give it to a loved one as a present.
You get everything from the BRILLIANT BESTIE tier plus the lofty title of Video Producer! I'll keep you personally updated throughout the planning, filming and post-production phases of the making of the video via photos, outtakes and video chats. You'll see the video FIRST after me (!) and your name will be in VERY LARGE LETTERS in the credits, a lasting legacy of our collaboration. This is an amazing contribution, thank you for considering it and do please email me beforehand if you would like to discuss any of this before making a commitment.