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WHAT DOES KICKSTARTER MEAN TO ME?

Here is what I learned over 4 years ago from my last Kickstarter…  

It wasn’t about the money. It was about the support.

Which is perfect, because nobody I know plays music just for money. They do it because, as my father has said to me on many occasions,“Patrick, there clearly is no plan B for you”, nope Dad, there is not.  

Yes, Kickstarter support is so much more than just some cash in exchange for some music. I found that the meaningful longtime relationships and heartfelt stories of how PMB music has affected your life surpassed the financial offerings. It acted as one hell of a motivating factor when in the studio and on the road night after night away from my other job…a very busy stay at home dad of 4 kids. 

The way this music was woven into so many of your lives is beyond humbling. I’ve heard of couples that met at our shows at their colleges, friends who still get together nearly 20 years later and relive those wild nights. I’ve heard tales of marriages across continents strengthened by a shared love of PMB. I’ve heard of a long lost love was rekindled while reflecting on what was once there while attending our concerts in the 90’s. 

I’ve been told that kids and parents are bonding over our music, although, I’m guessing this is parents forcing their PMB playlists on their children. I’ve heard many soldiers in the armed forces whom keep their bond solid sharing mixes of PMB. I’ve heard people who have lost a loved one find strength and support in our music. I’ve even been told that when a loved one is passing on, they requested to hear PMB’s Shine album in their final moments on earth. All these testimonials are something I think about every day and behind every note written for this new album…

WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE TO THIS CAMPAIGN?

Because we whole heartedly believe in this music and if you found your way to this page, you must have some level of interest as well! So, come be a part of this exciting release with us. This is so much cooler than when we were on major record labels, because this feels like a true partnership with fans, a connection like never previously available. 

Plus, you’ll get the music within weeks, perhaps days of this Kickstarter being sucessfuly funded! Just in time for Summer!

THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER!

I am so proud to announce that we have reunited the original Pat McGee Band and recorded a full length album. I was beyond humbled by your involvement in the last album and I can’t wait to share that feeling with these guys on this one. 

Since the last campaign, I’ve traveled to the Middle East and Africa, TWICE to support the troops, we were able to do several tours of not only the East Coast and Mid West but also the West Coast. Returned to play The Rock Boat and Train Cruise 3 times, planned and produced 5 more Down The Hatch getaways as well as 5 Ocean State of Mind festivals in Rhode Island, both these events have brought so much joy to so many and it’s all because I just want to share stuff I find to be life changing levels of awesome.

USA troops in Bahrain.  So honored to perform for them.
USA troops in Bahrain. So honored to perform for them.

SONGWRITING 

As I came out of the clouds from my last dream project with all those legendary players, who taught me so much, and are somehow now people I call friends (which, will always blow my mind), I got back to writing again. 

Which is a challenge when you’re a stay at home dad AND a touring professional musician. We’re a special breed. The last album I wrote when Jack was literally laying in a bean bag as a newborn baby,  now he’s slightly more active than those lazy days, and my daughters were not yet taller than me and now, soon off to college! 

The lyrical content on this album is deeply personal. I write about life as a parent, a son, and a husband in “Bookends”. In “When You’re Leaving Home” I think back on what going off to college was like for me,  for my brother and sister and what that might feel like when I send my own kids off. (cue the fetal position sobbing)

But don’t worry it’s not ALL parent rock themes, there are classic PMB subjects: romance and relationships in “Broken Heart” “Upgrade” & “Matador” & “Not Meant To Live Life Alone”, Thoughts on life’s lasting friendship’s in “Ring Us Out Again” and even a straight up party song in “Feels Like It’s On Tonight”.

Jonny and I writin' tunes
Jonny and I writin' tunes

These songs I was coming up with were rooted in that undeniable PMB vibe, flavor and feel from the start. I was pumped to collaborate with the band and write a bunch of them with Jonathan. It felt like we were really in the groove and banging out some killer tunes over the course of 2018. 

JBW, Me & Walsh
JBW, Me & Walsh

From the get go, these tunes just called out for soaring 3 part harmonies & upbeat percussion. I could already hear the melodic bass lines and a deep pocket in the drums with all kinds of creative arrangements that would give it that unique PMB stamp. And it definitely was going to need acoustic guitars, a whole bunch of ‘em. 

The Old Man & The Sea (& Me). (truth be told, I'm JBW's elder)
The Old Man & The Sea (& Me). (truth be told, I'm JBW's elder)

These were the musical elements I sought out when I went hunting for band members back in 1995, solidifying the official lineup in March of ’96 after our first gig with Chris “CW” Williams on drums. Honestly, it was after the very first song we played that night. 

Our first band photo
Our first band photo

And I wrote about that exact spark (more like an explosion) of an evening on this new album in “Life Like A Kid”. It was a gig in a Northern Virginia strip mall just a few miles up the road from the studio I had recently cut From The Wood at and where PMB would find ourselves recording Revel later that year. That night Jonathan Williams, Al Walsh, John Small, Chardy McEwan and Chris Williams backed me up like nobody had ever done prior and I instantly felt like I was riding a 100 foot wave, one that I’m somehow still on. 

Wolf Trap Barns
Wolf Trap Barns

CW & “NACHOS!”

As many of you know, we lost CW back in 2006 and not many days go by when I don’t think about him and smile. He was always there and honestly it feels like he still is, especially these days (more on that later). 

I will share with you, that when I had my first real uninterrupted listen through to all the songs in a row (to get an idea of what order we may put these suckers in) it really hit me hard. I sat in my living room and had a solid cry. Something about the sound of these musicians together again, it just felt like CW was with us and that he was damn proud of what we had accomplished. Our longtime drummer Chew is really the star of this album (more on that later). 

CHEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!
CHEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!

Back to the whole PMB recorded vibe thing…it’s just so effortless for us. Back in the day, we never practiced because we hated rehearsals. Chardy and I always had a “safe word”, the minute the band attempted to focus on actual nit-picking of songs, ones that we had played 1000 times over, we would yell “NACHOS!”, which meant practice is over, lets’ go eat something. We ate “nacho’s” often. 

Nachos!
Nachos!

PMB rarely played the same thing the same way twice. That’s the hippie in me I suppose. I was always a fan of just figuring it out live and in the moment, whatever you felt, you had the freedom to play it. I know that likely caused some quiet stress and anxiety for some in the band, not knowing where a song might be going next, but hey, that’s what became our thing and still is. We were always being true to ourselves. 

Band Dinner At McGee's
Band Dinner At McGee's

THE STUDIO, NOVA & THE CRASH PAD

Loading in day one at 38 North
Loading in day one at 38 North

So fast forward to Jan 1, 2019 and PMB roll’s into 38 North Studios in Falls Church, VA. This space, now beautifully reconfigured, was the exact room we cut Revel in. I hardly recognized it, having not been there in 23 years, but it felt just like home to us. This studio was legendary, so to be a small part of it’s musical history is an honor. 

Tracking live at 38 North
Tracking live at 38 North

Across the street from 38 North is where I had my first show ever. It was 1989 and it was The Falls Church Community Center for a local “Battle of the Bands”, no shocker, that I had organized so that my group, (R.O.C. Reverse Oyster Cult), could get out of my parent’s basement and play in front of actual humans. 

My  folks basement in 1988, the very spot the pool stable is now in.
My folks basement in 1988, the very spot the pool stable is now in.

It was us and one other band, Damage Inc. (a Metallica tribute) that seek and destroyed (see what I did there?) us with their speed, volume and sheer conviction. Oh, and, I went to high school, right down the street and had after school band practices just around the corner. So needless to say, Northern Virginia is home to me and it’s where I paid witnessed to live music in the local scene that clearly was the inspiration to get a guitar and get strummin’.  

My Folks Basement: Where it all started!
My Folks Basement: Where it all started!

We even sent my parents on a mini-vacation, the equivalent of a lame trip they could win to the Poccoono’s on Name That Tune, so that we could stay at their house with no parental supervision, I mean we’re not exactly Motely Crue but we do like to enjoy ourselves.

Our '70 Caddy, fit PMB like a glove.
Our '70 Caddy, fit PMB like a glove.

My folk’s house in Annandale, the same place we would crash every time PMB rocked the NOVA/DC area, which as you can imagine were lots and lots over the career of this band.

Livin Life Like A Kid. (each and every one of us)
Livin Life Like A Kid. (each and every one of us)

Whoa, those late night hangouts after countless Bayou & Wolf Trap shows, with my parents sleeping upstairs, we owe them so much more than just a mini-vacation! One night I recall CW being so “excited” after a raucous 9:30 Club show, that he leapt for joy and split his head open on a support beam in the basement. Fechino thought it would help to pour alcohol (that they were holding at the time) straight into the large cut. I can still hear CW screaming “Stop pouring vodka into my wound!” 

Lynne and Hugh McGee are saints I tell ya! 

The McGee's
The McGee's

Having my childhood home to ourselves really gave us a chance to reconnect and laugh like old times, making the sessions at 38 North casual, fun and pure bliss. I wanted to stay there the entire winter and track 5 albums.

The band that dines together,  rocks together.
The band that dines together, rocks together.

THE BAND:

I reached out to each member of PMB and we all agreed, there is only one drummer who could deliver the goods and have the connection to our beloved brother Chris Williams. That man was Matt Calvarese, also known as “Chew Calvin” or “Chew’”. Matt was introduced to us when he was about 12 years old. It was in the Outer Banks of NC at one of our wild shows at Port O Call. He was Chris’s friend, and CW’s only drum student. Little did we know that one day we’d need him to man the PMB drum throne. It means more to us than he’ll ever know to have him on this album. To all our drummer friends out there on all levels of stardom, I can’t wait for you to hear what Chew laid down. 

Chardy, CHEW (not 12), CW and Small
Chardy, CHEW (not 12), CW and Small

One goal of mine for this album: LET THE MUSICIAN’S SHINE AND BE THEMSELVES. Don’t second guess what comes naturally to PMB:

Master Small
Master Small

Small’s amazing bass playing, let him do him and encourage him to push the envelope. His parts on this album are like their own song. 

Cha rockin' the hawk
Cha rockin' the hawk

Chardy’s raw and infectiously groovy, sometimes straight up bombastic percussion stylings are featured more on this album than any previous OMB album.

We always called him Smilin' AL!
We always called him Smilin' AL!

The combination of Al Walsh and Jonathan Williams’ pristine harmonies are the cornerstone of that classic PMB sound. On this record Jonathan really showed his ability to arrange mind-blowing vocal parts and Al crushed it. 

This musician has surely been eaten' his spinach!
This musician has surely been eaten' his spinach!

And Johnny’s beautiful keyboard work on piano, Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer is the glue that keeps this music rooted in strong melodies. His touch and feel are so important to this sound.

JBW's killer keyboard land at 38 North
JBW's killer keyboard land at 38 North

My goal with guitars is to always make it feel like it did when I first wrote the song. I want that acoustic to be front and center and really inspire the band to keep proper time (as in, I suck at time, so they need to keep me in line), so I can play with the passion I had at 16 when I learned the energy of Pinball Wizard. And the electric offerings, all I can say is, thank you for letting me play guitar for a living. I don’t take it lightly and hope you like what I put down. 

I could sleep here.
I could sleep here.

Matt’s drumming, as you’ll hear for yourself, is the driving force of this album. It’s perfectly Matt and encompasses the vibe of PMB like nobody else could. I know CW was smiling down on this session. 

Chew on CW's old Ludwigs.
Chew on CW's old Ludwigs.

In fact, if I may share with you a story, one that you can do what you want with…

Well, typically when you finish a take of a song in the studio, the last downbeat, strum, note held, you don’t move an inch and let it ring out without interruption. You don’t say a word that you don’t want on tape. So, after the very first take of the song titled “Life Like A Kid”, which I wrote about CW,  we all hit the last downbeat together, patiently waiting to ring out that big ole E chord…

then BOOM! CRASH! BAM!, Chardy’s percussion room mics are clearly distorted and overdriven. We all say to him, “WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!” 

To which he answers, “oh nothing, just the refrigerator door opening, on. it’s. own. and a coke flying across the room slamming into the wall and spraying soda everywhere. Mind you, the last time we were all in that room recording together, CW was there. So, yeah, we’d like to think he was hangin out again.

Chardy up in the rafters laying down the grooves
Chardy up in the rafters laying down the grooves

THE PRODUCERS
 

This is my 11th album, I can’t believe I even made it past the first one. It’s all because I’ve surrounded myself with extrordinarly talented individuals that exude inspiration. This PMB album marks the first time I’ve gone back to the well on the producer side of things. I wanted to work with a team that totally gets what we were after. Basically, someone who was a fan of early PMB and understood that whole scene, but they had to be exceptional at what they do in the studio. 

Me and Kit Karlson at 38 North
Me and Kit Karlson at 38 North

That team is Kit Karlson and Chip Johnson. I already can’t wait to make another next album together, we had THAT much fun. They both bring something so unique to the table and got the best performances out of each of us. Did I mention the laughter, cracking up was an hourly occurrance. Chardy said to me, “this is the most fun I have ever had recording music in this band”. I agree dude. 

Chip Johnson manning the desk at 38 North
Chip Johnson manning the desk at 38 North

This casual schedule ended up working to our advantage, both creatively and on the efficiency end. We crushed the entire thing in about 4 days, which afforded us time to really sit back and listen to fine tune the icing on the cake stuff. Not to mention for the first time ever, we recorded the band LIVE! What a crazy idea, right? PMB live? 

From my room, I could see everyone, it was killer at 38 North
From my room, I could see everyone, it was killer at 38 North

When we cut the Revel and Shine records, ADAT and Pro Tools were just invented and it meant, bye bye live bands. Everyone play separate and we’ll piece it all together. Well, not anymore, a trick I learned from my last album... playing live is the only way for band like us. And you can hear it in the music. The energy is up and you can just feel the positivity, just like a live show!

Chardy smacking' dem skins' live with the band.
Chardy smacking' dem skins' live with the band.

THE GUESTS

McAlooooooooon!
McAlooooooooon!

With this project, I had one “rule”. Keep it in the family. The original guys would do the bulk of the work but just like the early albums, we would bring in some extra spice to the stew. Patrick McAloon is laying down vocals as we speak.

Ghegan, the man, the myth, the legend.
Ghegan, the man, the myth, the legend.

Michael Ghegan is crushing the saxophone parts, bringing in a few secret friends to really take the horn sections over the top. I can't WAIT to hear this stuff! We have so much history together, we had to have Ghegan on this album between his incredibly busy schedule touring with all kinds of famous people. Check him out currently with Roger Hodgson of Supertramp

Mike Meadows
Mike Meadows

Mike Meadows rocks the cello, mandolin and banjo on this album. Mike was touring with PMB in later part of 2000 somethin'. He went on to be in Taylor Swift's band...because he kicks ass at every instrument and is one of the best hangs ever. Catch him on tour with         T Swift in a Enormodome near you. Oh, good luck getting tickets ;) 

Brian 'Techno" Fechino
Brian 'Techno" Fechino

Brian Fechino is stepping in to join me on acoustic guitar for “Life Like a Kid”, our tribute to CW.  Techno as you all know rocked the country far and wide with PMB for a decade. A better guitar player, there is none on planet earth. We had to have him on here to lend his masterful skills, especially for this tune for CW. Those two were inseparable. Brian is busy writing, producing, engineering and playing on all kinds of amazing projects in Nashville and works closely with Sixthman out of Atlanta. 

Friday Cheers in Richmond, Techno and CW. Brothers for life. (Tiny E photobomb)
Friday Cheers in Richmond, Techno and CW. Brothers for life. (Tiny E photobomb)
Eddie Rules at 38 North
Eddie Rules at 38 North

Eddie “From Ohio” Hartness was there for us as he always has been for me since day 1. He was the first musician to hear “Rebecca” and “Haven’t Seen For A While",  helping me arrange and play all the drums on my From The Wood CD.  Eddie, in addition to being a part of our CW drum circle, provided all the percussion for Chardy to bang on. 

Chardy and Eddie, two of the kindest grooviest souls I've ever met.
Chardy and Eddie, two of the kindest grooviest souls I've ever met.

THE REWARDS

I love coming up with these rewards, so check em out and I'll see ya soon, maybe in you living room!
I love coming up with these rewards, so check em out and I'll see ya soon, maybe in you living room!

It’s pretty much like the menu at The Cheesecake Factory, there are just so many tasty treats to choose from, but with this one, I promise you, each one is 5 star on YELP. 

At this point, most people hear Kickstarter and they scroll on by, understandably so, but I’m trying to bring back the feeling you had when one of your favorite bands released an album and the aniticipation nearly killed ya. I was that way with Bruce Springsteen's box set, and Born in The U.S.A. which was the first vinyl of my own that I picked out (my brother and sister had such a massive selection I hardly needed to get much of anything). The Scorpions World Wide Live, Livng Colour’s Vivid, U2’s Under A Blood Red Sky, B-52’s Whammy Kiss, sigh,  I remember riding my bike to Springfield Mall (a very dangerous excursion for a 10 year old), going home and just being consumed by the music. 

My crew.
My crew.

I know lives are busy, many of you have children, multiple in most families and life is “crazy”. Making time for actual music listening seems like a luxury! Well, hopefully you can take the time to put this new PMB music into your rotation and make some new memories. 

I've worked hard at coming up with rewards that really bring the music and the people together in unique ways. I always think of what I would dig doing with a band that I was super into. I’m excited to again get down in the trenches with the you guys and help bring this incredibly fun project to life and to your ears and into your hands.

There is so much left to do, many songs to finish recording, and bills, a bunch of bills to pay in a time when “people don’t pay for music anymore”. Well I don’t believe that. To know we can count on our fans to help carry us is way cooler than any record label deal ever was.

 The good news is you’ll get music WAY sooner than most other projects. Yes we are nearing the finish line on actual tracking of music, but that is step #1.

But really, I JUST WANT YOU TO HEAR THIS. So I really hope we can move as many $25 rewards as possible. Find that friend that you used to go see PMB with back in the day and their 10 friends, let’s get this sucker spread far and wide. The big donors are bad ass, and super appreciated and crucial to taking the project across the finishing line but I would rather reach more ears. I know those fans out there and I truly believe this album will help remind them what they liked about PMB music so much.

Richmond, VA back in the day at our show.
Richmond, VA back in the day at our show.

If we do not reach $50,000, the project will not be funded (your credit card will not be charged) and no rewards will be sent out. Only with your help will this project go forward, so let's do this!

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Check out the Rewards & pick your favorite! --> Choose from some seriously ransom signed guitars, private concerts, personalized songs, album collections, golf outings, limited edition packages and more. 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Mom blogs, Dad blogs (it’s a thing!), MySpace (its gone?), trucker bathroom walls, CC email, snail mail, Evites, texts, pings, phone calls, postcards, chain letters, polite trolling, pop up ads, those dancing sign people, smoke signals, sky writers, beepers, just whatever works for ya. Your support is gold in making this dream session a reality. 

ALL BACKERS GET EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENE STUDIO VIDEO UPDATES AND ALL EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. 

If by chance we raise MORE than our goal, the extra money will go toward further promotion, radio opportunities, touring all stuff that goes into making an independent record release a success. 

Trust me, it is much needed and would be used smartly to ensure a successful. campaign

I have never been so excited to go and record music!

I know you've got our backs!
I know you've got our backs!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

PAT MCGEE BAND

A BIG shout out to all the amazing photographers who have shot the band over the years;

David Bergman, Daniel Glass, Michael Massa, Michelle Wacker, Cathy Williams and if I miss you, my apologies. We truly appreciate your art. 

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES
I have been writing and recording music professionally since 1993 and in that time I have experienced the highs and lows of this crazy business. I certainly understand the potential pitfalls and obstacles that can come at any point in this process.

But, this project is unique, because we are basically almost finished.
The bottom line is that I have an amazing support structure that starts with my family. My parents, however un-rock star it might sound, are still the cornerstones to the success of my music career and they are still there cheering me on, remember, NO PLAN B.

My wife and children drive me to succeed and there is no prouder moment than when I will sit them all down for the family listening party, even if they say, “haven't we heard this already” ;)

On the crucial business front, I’ve continued to make contacts over the years that I have already reached out and felt the love…seems PMB reuniting is a pretty exciting thing for all kinds of people! But without your support all of this is just a fun and very expensive hobby.

PMB has YOU, the fans to spread the word, just like we did when I sold my very first CD door to doors.

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    PMB Sweatshirt

    Simply put: the best full-zip sweatshirt ever and the perfect loungewear for what we in the biz call “critical listening” of the new album - meaning, you can chill on the couch and attentively listen to the music without the worry of restricting garments. Custom PMB Kickstarter design so, again, when rocked in the band's presence, look for "the nod." ;) Your size will be requested once Kickstarter is completed. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    Consider Yourself Tagged

    You pick a song of mine, I videotape the performance and dedicate it to you (or whomever you wish). I share/tag you on the social media platform of your choice and the next day you strut into work sayin',
    "So, did ya see that!? BAM!" Great for all celebratory occasions. Includes digital download of the new album.

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    Yeah, I’m With The Band

    Two (2) tickets to a show of your choosing in the next year with killer seats (since we do a whole lot of seated shows these days), backstage and sound-check access – an amazing way to see the show and hang with the band. We had a ton of fun with these pledge peeps on the last Kickstarter. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    THE "UPGRADE" BUNDLE SALE!

    "Upgrade" (the name of one of the tracks on the new album) to this exciting bundle!
    (1) CD
    (1) VINYL
    (1) SWEATSHIRT
    (1) T-SHIRT
    (1) HAT
    (1) STICKER
    (1) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.
    Items may ship separately.
    VALUE: $ 525.00 +

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    Custom Framed Handwritten Lyrics & MORE

    Handwritten and signed song lyrics of your choosing, custom framed by my local go-to frame person. She rocks and has beautifully framed all kinds of cool rock stuff for me around my home studio. You pick from an array of frame options and let me do the rest. This makes an amazing gift. Plus, your name will appear in the liner notes of the new album, your name on vinyl and CD, bam. What’s cooler than that? Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    Flower Power

    Anyone who knows me knows that flowers are in the McGee blood (my grandfather worked in the flower business in Philadelphia). Say what you will, but life is better with fresh flowers around you. I will send flowers to anyone you choose, so give me the name and address and I’ll hand pick an arrangement and ship them with a custom message. This ain’t no lame FTD stock thing with some ugly mug and cheesy teddy bear (unless, of course, you like that type of thing). I’ll do the research and find the top-notch local florist to make this happen. If you choose to have them sent to you, I won’t judge – I buy myself flowers ALL the time. ;) Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    The Future Is Now (Skype Session)

    One (1) hour-long Skype session where we can work on/talk about/sing about whatever you want. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.


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    McCheese Board

    Signed, numbered, and PMB-engraved guitar-shaped premium wood cheese board, custom-made by James Meek from JD Meek Designs in Detroit, MI. Anyone who knows me understands my love of food and creative ways to display it for glorious consumption. These beautiful boards can serve your best charcuterie or they can just hang on your wall – they are that gorgeous. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    Official Vinyl Proof Pressing

    This is the cover art signed. The original screen pressings for the album art makes an amazing keepsake to frame/display in your home. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album. You will also receive a signed CD and Vinyl.

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    A Seat At The Table (Dinner Together)

    Actually TWO seats at the Record Wrap Party dinner (sometime in the summer/fall) at Pat’s favorite Chinese restaurant in the DC area, Peking Gourmet Inn. The tab is covered (does not include alcohol) and Pat picks the menu (unless of course you have dietary restrictions). You simply meet me (& possibly a few surprise guests) there at the agreed upon date and time and we “break bread together” (in this case, we break duck, beef, spring rolls, chicken, pork, shrimp, veggies, you name it, we shall respectfully break it). We’ll enjoy fantastic food and dinner conversation – it’ll be like a group Tinder date for friends. I’ve been going to this restaurant my entire life & have celebrated many major life events there. It’s where we signed the Warner Brothers record deal back in 1999 & when the band's in town, this is our go-to spot. This package is limited to 12 guests (6 pledges), so it won’t be a crowded table. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album + digi download

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    Listening Sesh at The Studio

    You and a guest join Pat & the producers at 38 North Studio in Falls Church, VA for a complete listening session. We will talk about the album, play you alternate mixes, and show you the studio like only a musician can. We will also perform acoustically in the main room so you can hear the magic of the space. This experience is limited to 24 people (12 rewards) and will be ultra-exclusive and take place in the summer or fall, likely surrounding a local show of PMB. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    Golf With Dad McGee & Me

    Travel to Virginia or Rhode Island on a mutually agreeable date and hit the links with my father Hugh and me. My dad, an avid golfer, will teach you a trick or two and I will teach you how to be totally OK with making just one good shot. We’ll spend a day on the course and conclude at my favorite hole – the 19th! (Travel not included.) Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    Two Tickets To Paradise (+ Mini Concert)

    Two (2) tickets to one of my epic music weekends: Down The Hatch: May 29 - June 1, 2019 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina or Ocean State of Mind: Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1, 2019 in Bristol, RI. Hotel and flights not included in the stay. Included in your ticket is a mini concert in your hotel room. It’s a way to support the album AND go on vacation all in one! Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.


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    “Time Well Spent Online” (Music Lessons)

    Three (3) guitar/songwriting lessons online over Skype. Develop one of your own songs or get general guitar lessons. It’s likely I’ll end up being the student, but after 3 sessions, you should be well on your way to being the all-star at the next open mic or fireside jam with your crew. I can also advise you on new gear purchasing and help you shop online for the perfect ax! Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    “Pat’s Amp” (Guitar Amp)

    The first to pledge this gets Pat’s Fender Princeton amp used during the making of the new album. I’ll sign the back of it and ship it to you. This amp is wonderful at all volumes. I just love the clean sound and the perfect grit you can get if you crank it up… and the tremolo and reverb… FAHGETABOUIT… pure butter. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album. I'm more than happy to call the recipient of this reward if it is a gift and let them know about what's on it's way to them!

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    RI’s Wicked Pissah Concierge

    Come to Rhode Island and I (and any one of my local music buds) will show you and a guest around town for the day, take you to my favorite spots to eat (depending on your dietary restrictions), and send you in the right direction for the remainder of your stay. FYI: I will cover appetizers. Booked 6-18 months in advance on a mutually agreeable date. Your name will also appear in the liner notes. Includes a digital download of the new album. I'm more than happy to call the recipient of this reward if it is a gift and let them know we'll be hangin' out!

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    Pat McGee: Your Personal Party Planner

    As many folks know, I host two annual getaway music “festivals”, Down The Hatch and Ocean State of Mind. All of the elements to these events I dream up to make my attendees’ experience truly unique, authentic and memorable. I enjoy this part of the job almost as much as performing and I would love to plan something for YOU. Host a gathering at your home, at a local joint, wherever! I will chat with you ahead of time to discuss your budget and come up with some fun ideas that can make your event truly special. I can even help you book some live music (additional costs apply). Airfare not included, booked 6-18 months in advance on a mutually agreeable date. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album. I'm more than happy to call the recipient of this reward if it is a gift and let them know we'll be hangin out!

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    Should I Bring My Ax? (Sit In With PMB!)

    It’s your time to shine… you make a special guest appearance on stage at a show that’s mutually agreeable and together we’ll come up with a song for you to sing/play with me. Feel free to bring your own instrument, use my beloved vintage Gibson, or let the only instrument be your vocal power. (This also makes an unforgettable gift for the musician in your life.) We can work this out over Skype/Facetime prior to you showing up to rock out. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album. I'm more than happy to call the recipient of this reward if it is a gift and let them know we'll be hangin out!

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    Pat McGee Dinner Party

    As you may or may not know, I’m a novice foodie/home cook. I would love to come to your home and plan a dinner party for you and your guests (limited to 6-10 people), help you prepare the meal, choose the wine, and dine with you all. After dinner, a few song requests will be taken or we can just shoot the breeze and binge watch Netflix. Plan for 3-4 hours for this event. I'm more than happy to call the recipient of this reward if it is a gift and let them know we'll be hangin' out!

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    Pat McGee Rocked My House

    The House Concert. There’s just nothing like it. I’ll come to your home and perform for you and your guests on your back deck, next to your keg-orator, with my feet dangling in your pool – whatever you can dream up. Booked 6-18 months in advance on a mutually agreeable date, airfare may be extra depending on the radius. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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    I'm With The Band (Tour Manager/Roadie)

    You pick a show then you and a guest fly/drive out to meet up with Pat/band members, stay at the same hotel, eat meals with us, convoy to gigs with us, help us carry and set up gear, come to soundcheck, help set up merch, hang with us backstage, help us load out and then secure quality late night eats. You also deal with the authorities and help post bail (just kidding, those days are over ;) … all like a good tour manager would. Your food, drink, airfare and private hotel room are not included. Experience what life is truly like on the road. Think that kid from "Almost Famous." You’re literally WITH THE BAND. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.
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    Signed Acoustic Guitar

    This guitar was used to write the majority of the new album and appears on the actual recordings. It can be signed by me and the band members if you so choose. Comes with a pick-up system installed and a hard-shell case. Ideally, I hand deliver this to you so we can spend some time talking music. That can easily be arranged if you're coming to a show or you live near RI! Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.
 If it's a gift, I'll either show up with it for a surprise or call the person and let them know I'm shipping them something very cool.

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    Coolest House In Town (Full Band Rocker)

    Pat McGee along with a FULL BAND perform at your home or a private venue of your choosing. This is a full rock show and you can even make the set list. Invite whomever you want, just warn the neighbors! Booked 6-18 months from the release date of the album on a mutually agreeable date. The date could coincide with the band and I touring in your neck of the world to save you on travel. If the date is a one-off, the band airfare and hotel is extra. Also, local production will need to be provided; the band can assist with securing it to keep it within a budget. If this is something you are interested in, we will work out all the details. Feel free to contact us before making this donation. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.


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    "Yokosax” “Bridge Song” “Salsa” & “Sexy"

    Many of you old-school fans have been asking for decades for us to properly record studio versions of these long-lost PMB songs. I felt they didn’t belong in this new batch of music, BUT… perhaps you hardcore folks get together and we record these for you and only you. You and your group can come to the studio with us and watch us do our thang. We can find fun ways to get you ON the actual recording. No musical skill is required. We will plan this to work around everyone’s schedule in the next 6-12 months. This reward will simply cover the production costs. Get your old-school PMB friends together, pool your money, and let’s all hit the studio. Could be pretty damn amazing. We can’t do “Salsa” without Popper so maybe we can convince him to come to the session! Limit 12 people in the studio at one time. Your name will also appear in the liner notes of the new album. Includes a digital download of the new album.

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