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About

My name is Mikey Pauker and I’m a songwriter, producer and ritualist who currently resides in Oakland California. Most of my time is spent on the road offering my music at festivals, spiritual retreats, synagogues, summer camps and educational conferences. I grew up playing music, and for most of my life it was a hobby. Seven years ago I took the big leap and began focusing on being a full-time musician. After a life changing experience at Burning Man someone recommended that I consider working at Jewish summer camp teaching Jewish music.  I was reluctant at first. It was this summer where I experienced a spiritual awakening. During the leading of a blessing, I was gifted a vision and saw my entire life flash in front of my eyes.  This vision has been guiding my way as I continue to bridge two worlds; the sacred and the profane. Really everything is sacred, it’s our intention that guides this virtue. I began my career as a spiritual Jewish musician, and walked this path for 6 years.  My music has been featured in TIME Magazine, NPR, Examiner, Zimbio, Artist Direct and also played on KROQ and WFUV Radio. 

Then something happened. This past year I was invited to perform at mostly secular sacred music and electronic music festivals all over the USA and even was able to go on my first Canadian tour.   Some performance highlights this year have included opening for Mike Love at UNIFY Fest in Santa Fe, SXSW Music Festival w/ Kosha Dillz and Sir The Baptist   Co-headlining Mystic Rising and Ecstatic Fest,  Performing at Flow Fest on the Big Island of Hawaii, Bhakti Fest, Blessed Coast w/ Trevor Hall and Chant 4 Change on the steps on the Lincoln memorial w/ MC Yogi and Ajeet Kaur. Not to mention sharing the stage with artists including: Chris Berry, The Shook Twins, Ayla Nereo, Tina Malia, Chances R Good, Jah Levi, Tubby Love and Shaman’s Dream. 

As I was being given these new opportunities to offer my music at festivals, I  was introduced to a coach, mentor and dear friend Shiva Baum, who invited me to partake with him in a journey. He taught me a method of songwriting calling upon my ancestory, deep introspection, visualizations, and inspiration to cultivate POWERFUL material, generating a brand new relationship to my songwriting process. This year was full of challenge both physically and mental as I spent half of the year recovering from an invasive surgery which hindered my ability to continue to live the life I was living. I was also hit with a wave of vertigo that kept me in my bed for most of November.  I went through a process of refining the communities I want to cultivate music and prayer with.

 When I tap in to the eagle's perspective and take a step back, I see this past year of healing as an initiation to move forward with abundant humility, and gratitude.  These songs are a testament to my healing and transformation throughout this past year. With the guidance of my coach, and a handful of other co-writers, I completed a collection of 10 powerful medicine songs based on my own healing, Jewish mystical stories, and spiritual experience. Every song on this album is a prayer. These songs give the listener the ability to transform obstacles into gifts. The power of prayer changes the world.  I invite you to join me on this sacred and powerful journey. 

 

Risks and challenges

I am asking for your support in reaching funding goal of $30,000!!!

There are many online crowdfunding options available to the public. I chose to go forward with KickStarter because I believe in the power of the "All Or Nothing" platform. I will not receive one dollar of any of these donations until I reach 100% of my goal. It’s time to go big!

In the past 7 years I have released Sim Shalom, Mikey Pauker & The JoyMachine, Extraordinary Love, and SAGES EP. This being my 5th release and my first time participating in crowdfunding, I guarantee the highest quality release yet to date. This is the album you will remember me by.

I am very experienced in making the most out of the funding I have for a project. Each album I have ever released invested into the next one. I have handcrafted a very talented team of musicians, co-writers, producers, engineers and visionary artists. The funding raised for my new album will go to:

-Studio time: Renting out studio space.
-Producers: Visionary songwriters and musicians who will support me in the recording, mixing and release of this project.
-Engineers: Talented recording engineers who will be responsible for tracking each song.
-Musicians: My band mates and additional professional musicians including bass, percussion, string arrangements, woodwinds and brass.
-Mixing: a talented mixing engineer who will handcraft the sonic frequency of each song
-Mastering: A mixing engineer who focuses on blending together the vibe of the entire album by balancing the master mix.
Merchandising- Graphic Design, Cds, Vinyl, Download Cards, Tank Tops, Posters, and Stickers
Distribution: Cdbaby: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp

Ready for this??!?....

Every song released will have a matching music video.
I have released a handful of music videos in the past and will be adding in my expertise as I direct and produce these videos. Video production is pricey. However I am hoping with the help of my community we will be able to pull our resources and create these videos together. That's why my goal is so high. The final chunk of funds will be to afford a publicity team who will be customizing a strategic platform for the launch of my new album. I will be signing a 3 month PR contract.

Just so you clearly understand 100% of all of the funding raised for this project will go into production costs. I will not be pocketing any of this money and using it to purchase food or pay rent. By contributing to my KickStarter you will be joining a movement where we value the power of prayer and intention as being just as powerful as any form of activism. Our prayer IS front line work. Thank you for considering!

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    1 Digital Download of my new album!

    Thanks for your support! For your donation you'll get one digital copy of the CD when it comes out - it's basically like buying the CD in advance!!

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    Hand Signed Hard Copy of my new Album!

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    Thank you for your donation. I’ll call you or someone else that you love on your birthday, sing you or them a song, and if you don’t pick up I’ll leave you an unforgettable voice memo.

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    Mikey Pauker Merch Bundle

    You will finally be able to sing along to all your favorite Mikey Pauker songs. songs. Oh yea, and you will be gifted with a Mikey Pauker Tank Top.

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    Mikey Sings Your Voice Mail Greeting

    Yes!! Hook me up with your code and I’ll deliver a custom and silly voicemail that I guarantee will make you smile.. ;)

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    Creative Coaching Session

    Have a creative project you are looking to set in motion? We will meet in person if you live in the bay area, or set up a FaceTime meeting. In this 90 minute session we will drop in about your project and complete a plan that will have you intentionally working towards your goal. This session will include counsel, visualization techniques, and some embodiment exercises.

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    Guilty Pleasure Cover Song

    Yes, you heard that right. I will lay down an acoustic live version of your favorite guilty pleasure cover song and send you a personal link via Youtube. From Spice Girls, to Justin Bieber, to Chamawumba… let’s do this!

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    Let’s Go Out On The Town

    I’ll take you out to dinner to one my favorite places. I’ll buy you dinner. We will drop in deep. Like real deep. Next up is dessert. I promise bit will be mouth watering. Trust me. (Must be in The Bay Area)

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    VIP Sponsor- Guestlist Meet and Greet

    You will be named as a sponsor in the album credits. This also includes:
    -2 Guest list spots to one of my shows. (Sorry No Festivals, and it must be for a show within 2017-2018)
    -This will include a pre-show meet and greet

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    Choose Your Setlist Solo Concert

    House concert? Venue in town? Summer Camp? Synagogue? You name it. I’ll come to you. You can choose the setlist!!! (Travel costs not included for places outside the Bay Area)

    Valued at $3000

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    Mikey Pauker Weekend Residency

    Some of my weekend retreat offerings include: Mystical Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening Prayer, Creative Morning Prayer, Musical Havdallah, Solo Concert, Sacred Wilderness Encounters, Healing Ceremony, SoulSpark: A Jewish Songwriting Workshop, SHUL: An Ecstatic Dancing Minyan. You will be gifted with a Mikey Pauker Tank Top.
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    We can collaborate and handcraft a prayerful weekend from scratch. I’ll support you in making this retreat unlike anything you have ever experienced. (Travel costs not included for places outside the Bay Area)

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    Mikey Pauker (Full Band) Concert

    I’ll handcraft a special “prayerformance” for your community with my band. You choose the venue. We will guide you on a one of a kind prayerful journey. (Travel costs not included for places outside the Bay Area)

    Valued at $5000

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    4 day Residency & Full Band Concert

    I will join your community for a 4 day immersive residency, where we will collaborate on building a truly unique and powerful experience. My band will join for an evening of music. (Travel costs not included for places outside the Bay Area)

    Valued at $10,000

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Funding period

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