The name was apparently inspired by the unwomen from Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, and refers to the label given to women who didn’t fit into that rigid society.
Her music, described by Russian gothic label Shadowplay as “dark trip wave”, suits the Steampunk conventions she regularly features at. Besides being selected as today’s artist, she also, unbeknownst to me, has just won two reader’s choice Steampunk chronicle awards. Go Unwoman!
Currently Unwoman has 293 patrons pledging $593.61 per song.
30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-eight is violinst Taylor Davis. Starting out by performing video game covers, Taylor started doing originals as well in 2013, and has recently released her first original album.
Currently Taylor has 370 patrons pledging $1,857.00 per performance video.
30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-seven are one of the biggest artists on Patreon, Canadian band Walk Off the Earth. They began in 2006, and have mainly built their following on their Youtube channel, which has over two million subscribers. Their Wikipedia page describes them as an alternative rock, ska, and reggae rock band, and there’s obviously lots more to explore amaongst their huge number of uploads, as I haven’t heard anything resembling reggae rock yet!
Currently Walk off the Earth have 1448 patrons pledging $15,805.50 per music video.
30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-six, Christopher Bill, reinvents an instrument that I associate with military bands and bad high school music. The trombone is made cool again as Christopher covers well-known songs with just his trombone and some creative looping.
Currently Christopher has 48 patrons pledging $287.50 per video.
30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-five, Tony Lucca was born into an extended musical family, spent time as an actor, and released his first album in 1997. A grizzled veteran of the music scene who’s been through the record label grinder, he was one of the early-adopters and started on Patreon in 2013.
Currently Tony has 178 patrons pledging $1,373.00 per video.
What drummer, usually hidden in the corner while the egotistical vocalist laps up the glory, wouldn’t like to be the centre of attention? 30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-four is drummer Phil J, and in his featured video below you can spend almost the entire video watching, undistracted by any vocalists, his yellow socks hammering away, or, when the socks take a back-seat, Phil’s impressive energy on the drums.
The socks feature on a number of videos, and you’ll be interested to know he doesn’t only have yellow ones. Phil also makes drumming tutorial videos.
Currently Phil has 9 patrons pledging $34 per month.
Into the final week, and 30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-three is singer Cyrille Aimee. She enjoys jazz improvisation, and with roots in France, the Dominican Republic and now native of Brooklyn, USA, she has lots of influences to choose from.
Currently Cyrille has 79 patrons pledging $705 per song or video.
30 Artists in 30 Days number twenty-one is clarinettist Sean Osborn. Classical music doesn’t get much attention on Patreon, with both very few classical musicians, and very few followers.
So, it’s good to see the highly skilled Sean Osborn making a go of it. Sean has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for eleven years, is an award-winning composer, has appeared with numerous other orchestras and been part of dozens of CD’s.
Sean currently has 3 patrons pledging $31.00 per music video.