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- Creative arts and culture
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I'm raising £7,800 so I can go to LA and work with the best of the best in the music industry, specifically Cory Rooney (who is a legend), so I can write and produce my music. Chances like this are rare. They're expensive too, especially for me because I need a visa to get there. If you were wondering why I'm raising such an odd amount of money, it's the exact cost to get that very important visa, to allow me to go to that very important city, to realise my very important dream.
I'm not a new musician. I've been playing, singing, writing and performing since I was 5 years old—I teach it too. I've been playing on the streets, clubs, music venues for audiences of anything between 500 to 17,000 people and in over 20 countries. It's become clear to me over the last year, and especially after meeting Cory Rooney, that I can only reach my full potential and realise my dream in LA, so aptly named the City of Angels.
I hate asking for help. I never do it, but I realise that despite working 80 hours per week as a nanny and tutor (I teach rap/spoken word/singing workshops to young people) and saving every penny, I can't get to LA on my own. So now I am asking, for your help. Please help me get to LA. I promise, I will throw my entire self, every breath, every ounce of strength, every tear to make my dream a reality.
Since I was a little girl there was really only one thing that I loved to do. I loved to perform. I loved to entertain people. Whilst my pre teenage friends would 'play out' at the park, I would lock myself in my room and sing my heart out. Or I would stand at the top of the stairs and recite poems I had written. I would pretend the stairs where a huge audience and I was moving everybody to tears by my poem. So dramatic LOL.
I realise now, that I have had to overcome huge obstacles in my life to truly find my voice and my story to tell. I learnt some bad habits, lots of negative thinking, lots crazy ass experiences that brought me to my knees. But every single obstacle, literally taught me how to transform my darkness in to my light. And today that is my fuel to fight to win to live and to write honestly.
I've done a lot of really cool performances in my life so far. I've performed all around Germany 🇩🇪 to huge audiences. I have supported Joss stone at The Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland. I performed in Austria in some cool Cave, Russia in St Petersburg and at Yokohama Arena in Japan to an audience of 17,000 people... AWESOME. I've of course performed all around England too, including festivals like 'Glastonbury' and 'Bestival'.
I've written hundreds upon hundreds of songs.
But its only now that I feel I have the real courage it takes to let my true self emerge. To stand alone and speak my truth. But also to have the knowledge that I have the most incredibly supportive people in my life inspiring me to let my creativity be the service I have to offer this world.
Two years ago I made the biggest and scariest decision in my life. I closed the door to anything that distracted me from, well.. me! At first it was the most painful thing. I was use to hiding behind other people. But then, suddenly, my life started expanding and I found myself in Los Angeles writing music with some incredibly inspiring and successful people. People who saw me for who I am, because remember, I was no longer hiding. People, who saw me and wanted to work with me because they saw true potential. It took me a while to believe them. Even though they were saying it straight to my face, I still found it so hard to accept. In my head 'they were just being nice'. But, that was just another way I was trying to keep myself small. It was another way that I was trying to protect myself, to hide behind my own, old story. It didn't work.
Today I am so grateful for my past. Because I had to overcome it. And from doing that I am stronger than ever and I have such a great story to tell. A story I write in my songs. A story Im no longer ashamed of but actually I'm quite proud of. A story that I believe can really help other people. And thats why I'm here, to ask for some support.
My path has led me to Los Angeles. Some producers from New Jersey 'Chris N Teeb' came over to London shortly after I closed the door to my Chaos and we made some music. Then their manager 'Cory Rooney' (Wrote & produced loads of music for J Lo, Mariah Carey, and the restttttt) heard it and wanted to meet me. And from then, I've been flying back and forth establishing a working relationship with Cory Rooney's whole team. They are all amazing and honest and hard working, like me (wow that last bit is hard to say)!
I need to raise money to move myself to Los Angeles. It's a big move. The money will go toward legal fees to get a working Visa, flights, and living expenses for the first 6 months. I want to be authentic and have creative freedom so I can spread some truth and grit!!!! And to do that I need to not sign away my rights just because I need a bit of front cash, which a lot of artist end up doing.
Also, I just want to add that, this is NOT just about the money. It doesn't matter how much you give. it really doesn't. This is also about building my confidence and faith that the truth is way more important. It's about letting people see the process. Letting you see the insecurities, the struggle and the obstacles that come with facing my fears. Its about being honest and accepting that this is where I am and thats OK instead of pretending to be perfect, whatever that looks like. I use to think that to be an artist you had to look a certain way, say the right things, so that people thought you were 'somebody'. Thats rubbish. I have a feeling that an artist, is anybody who allows their true self to be seen through their creativity.
Soooooo, that's some of my story. But, I will post regularly on this page with updates and anything else that comes up... videos too! This is the first time I'm ever doing something like this. I'm nervous! But, I have to try. Thank you so much for reading and for your support. I appreciate it with all my heart. Big love x
Since I was a little girl, there was really only one thing that I loved to do. I loved to perform. I loved to entertain people. Whilst my pre teenage friends would 'play out' at the park, I would lock myself in my room and sing my heart out. Or I would stand at the top of the stairs and recite poems I had written as if the stairs where a huge audience. I would imagine moving people to tears by my poem. So dramatic LOL.
I've done a lot of really cool performances so far. I've performed all around Germany 🇩🇪 to huge audiences. I have supported Joss stone at The Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland. I performed in Austria in some cool Cave, Russia in St Petersburg and at Yokohama Arena in Japan to an audience of 17,000 people... AWESOME. I've of course performed all around England too, including festivals like 'Glastonbury' and 'Bestival'.
I've written hundreds upon hundreds of songs.
For the past year I have been flying back and fourth to LA and now it's been confirmed that I have a team of incredible people that have asked me to join them.
Cory Rooney, a legend in the music indrustry (wrote and produced for J Lo, Mariah Carey and the ressssttt) , Lisa Cole and the rest of the team have a CV that is like a dream come true for me to be a part of. To work along side such experience, talent, hard work, and success has already made me a better writer and artist, I can only imagine how far I will grow when I'm there on a full time basis.
Cory has said to me he wants me to write hit records for myself and other artists. He believes that I can and will. And with his support and the support of Lisa and the rest of the team I know I will. And I know it's time for me to get there and work hard. This is really a chance of a life time for me. It's what I have always wanted and probably never believed would happen.
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