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Katy Perry guitarist Patrick Matera is raising $$$ for his new album.
Katy Perry guitarist Patrick Matera is raising $$$ for his new album.
118 backers pledged $10,156 to help bring this project to life.

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I've been playing guitar with Katy Perry since the 2008 Warped Tour. When we had a little time off last summer, I began working on this solo record, writing songs and recording demos. It's pop music, I'd say...  electronic/guitar/vibey singer/songwriter stuff. I'll be singing, playing guitar & keyboards on it and just need a little help from my friends to finish it and get it out there to you. I'm raising funds so I can pay all the musicians, studio owners, engineers, mixers, etc. that I need to help complete the project.

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UPDATE: Pictures of some of the Rewards available

T-Rex Mudhoney Pedal I used on the Warped Tour & early KP tours
T-Rex Mudhoney Pedal I used on the Warped Tour & early KP tours

Guitar strap I wore on the 2009 Grammys & 'Hello Katy' Tour

'Rat City Roller Girls' T-Shirt I wore on Letterman
'Rat City Roller Girls' T-Shirt I wore on Letterman
Pink Tie from 2008/2009 Tours
Pink Tie from 2008/2009 Tours
The White Hat I wore at the 20009 Grammys
The White Hat I wore at the 20009 Grammys
Hand-painted Converse I wore on the 2008 MTV Music Awards in Mexico City
Hand-painted Converse I wore on the 2008 MTV Music Awards in Mexico City
My Gretsch Rancher Acoustic-Electric Guitar
My Gretsch Rancher Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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I hope to have this done by July of 2013 and get it out to all of you. I'll keep everyone posted as we make progress and provide updates as we go for supporters and friends.

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    Thank You!!

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    Digital download of entire album

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    Digital download of entire album & "Making of the record" videos sent to you via email

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    Digital download of entire album, Copy of the CD mailed to you & "Making of the record" videos sent to you via email

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Digital download of entire album, "Making of the record" videos sent to you via email & Autographed CD mailed to you

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    Everything from the $35 reward + one of my personal "California Dreams Tour" guitar picks

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    Everything from the $35 reward + one of my personal "Hello Katy Tour" guitar picks (various colors)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Digital download of album, Autographed CD mailed to you & a personalized photograph from your choice of the cities we've visited on tour. (I take a lot of pictures, I probably have photos of all the cities!)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Play or Sing on my record!!! I'll give you some guidelines to follow and you record your voice or instrument and email the WAV file or MP3 to me. I'll use it on a song and give you credit in the liner notes! You'll also get everything in the $35 reward

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    Digital download of album, Autographed CD mailed to you & one 30 minute guitar lesson via Skype or Facetime, etc

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    Everything in the $35 reward plus I'll mail you an Autographed Set list from one of our gigs on the California Dreams Tour. Not just a photocopy, one of the setlists we actually used onstage. I've saved a bunch!

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    My personal bright pink tie that I bought to wear on Katy's early tours. I've worn this on a bunch of TV shows with her, too. You also get everything from the $35 package. Here are some pics:
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/PinkTie_zpsa7c98ac1.jpg

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    You'll get the white leather 'Skulls" guitar strap I wore on the 2009 Grammys and all through the 'Hello Katy Tour' (Picture to the left).You'll also get everything in the $35 package.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You'll get the T-Rex Mudhoney overdrive pedal I used on the Warped Tour and early KP tours. It's a good one. You'll also get everything in the $35 reward

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You'll receive the "Rat City Rollergirls" T-Shirt I wore when we played 'Teenage Dream' on Late Night with David Letterman. You'll also get everything in the $35 reward. It's this shirt:

    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/ScreenShot2013-02-13at32018PM_zps9d1eee21.jpg

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Everything in the $35 reward plus Five 30 minute Guitar Lessons with me via Skype, Facetime, etc

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    I'll play guitar on one of your songs! If you have a demo or a recording that needs some guitar, email me the tracks and I'll play a few parts on it for ya. You'll also get an autographed CD and digital download.

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    I'll write a song with you! If you're not in LA, we can do this via Skype, Facetime, etc. We'll write a song and record an acoustic demo of it. You'll also get an autographed CD and digital download.

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    Pledge $700 or more About $700

    You'll receive my personal GRETSCH RANCHER Acoustic/Electric Guitar. I'll autograph or personalize it if you'd like. You'll also get everything in the $35 package. The guitar is just like this one:
    http://www.gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2714022522

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    You'll receive the hand-painted Converse shoes that I wore onstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Mexico City. That show was the infamous 'Birthday Cake' show. Pictures of shoes can be found here:
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/shoes_zps19336598.jpg
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/KPMexico3_zps68f19913.jpg

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    You'll receive the white hat I wore for much of the 'Hello Katy Tour' in 2009. This hat was seen on many TV shows with KP, including the 2009 Grammy's. You'll also receive everything in the $35 reward. This is the hat:
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/KPHat_zps3c9c125b.jpg
    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m110/patrickmat/hat_zps53c8cb22.jpg

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You'll receive my personal Fender Road Worn 50's Stratocaster. I'll autograph it or personalize it if you'd like. You'll also get everything in the $35 package. The guitar is just like this one:
    http://www.fender.com/series/road-worn/road-worn-50s-stratocaster-maple-fingerboard-2-tone-sunburst/

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    I will fully produce & play on one of your songs for you in a professional studio here in Los Angeles. We'll spend one entire day in the studio & you'll leave with a finished, full-band production of your song! (You'll need to cover your travel & related expenses to/from LA)

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    I will play an acoustic house-concert for you! I'll come to your city and play a 45min concert of my songs for you and your friends. If you're within a few hours drive of Los Angeles, travel costs are on me, otherwise you'll need to cover travel expenses.

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    My personal Blue Mist Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar! Just like this one: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPNSTDBMCH

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