Tommy & the High Pilots

Tommy & the High Pilots

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New Album

Pre-order your copy of our new album here and gain access to exclusive videos, photos, mp3s, Steve's beard, and more!

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Welcome! Want to hear a song from the new record? Check out “Only Human” right here, right now and pre-order the new album today!


After years of writing and making demos all over the country, we’ve finally begun recording the new Tommy & The High Pilots full-length album. We’ve spent time in studios in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Chicago. We couldn’t be more excited about how it’s going so far and there’s still plenty more to do. We’ve got more songs to record and we’ve got plenty of work ahead of us to actually get this thing out! We want to start sharing the process now, create a place where you can find out about the album, pre-order it, and in doing so, help us out with the process. Hence….. PledgeMusic and this great page.

Here’s how it works – you can pledge for any of the items listed on the right side of the screen. Take a close look. There’s a little something for everybody. Everyone who pledges will get a digital download of the new album once it’s ready.

Once you pledge, you get instant access to the ‘pledger-only’ part of the site. Here, we’ll bring you into our world. You’ll hear streams of new songs, videos of us recording in the studio, pics of us at home and much, much more. This will be the 1st place where we’ll announce the album title, release the album art, share the track listing, and offer some early listens. It’s our best music so far and we can’t wait to share it.

A portion of the pledges will go to Musicians on Call, an excellent organization that provides live music for patients in hospitals (including for those patients too ill to get out of bed).

We’re very excited about this, so please join us and spread the word!

-The High Pilots

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Musicians On Call.

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AccessPass: ONLY HUMAN

ONLY HUMAN
$10
10USD
Available

Get a digital download of our new album, Only Human!

CD

$12
12USD
Available

The new High Pilots album on CD will be delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured

Signed CD

$15
15USD
All gone!

The 4 of us will sign that new High Pilots album on CD to your name, and mail it

Signed setlist

$15
15USD
All gone!

We’ll hook you up with a setlist we used at a show. Gaffers tape and beer stains ensure authenticity! Signed to your name.

High Pilots University T shirt

High Pilots University T shirt
$25
25USD
Available

We created this shirt for the current tour and it’s been quite popular, so we decided to make it available here!

Unisex sizing

T-Shirt

T-Shirt
$25
25USD
Available

Get this limited edition T shirt designed by our very own Mikey Cantillon. It’s only available through PledgeMusic.

Vinyl Pre-Order

$25
25USD
Available

For all you vinyl fans out there! The new High Pilots album on Vinyl will be delivered to your doorstep as soon as it’s manufactured.

Signed Drum Head

$30
30USD
All gone!

We will sign a drum head used to record on our new album, personalize to you, and send your way. You can reuse on your drum kit, hang on your wall, use as a frisbee, it’s up to you!
(overseas shipping for this item not available)

Handwritten Lyrics to a High Pilots Song of Your Choice

Handwritten Lyrics to a High Pilots Song of Your Choice
$40
40USD
3 left

Choose your favorite High Pilots song and Tommy will handwrite the lyrics for you, nice and neat

Signed Vinyl + Limited Edition T-Shirt

$50
50USD
Available

We’ll sign our new album on vinyl for YOU and send that limited edition shirt along with it

2 VIP Tickets to Show of Your Choice

$60
60USD
All gone!

Come early, hang with the band, get the royal treatment at a show of your choice. *Subject to age restrictions. *There is no time limit on this as it will depend on when the band visits your city.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns, and we’ll give you info on how you can claim your tickets)

Signed CD + Signed Vinyl + Limited Edition Shirt + Thank You

$75
75USD
Available

Get the whole new-album-package and we will be happy to send you a personalized thank you note along with it

Jam With the Band During Soundcheck

$100
100USD
2 left

Jam with the band during soundcheck at the next headline show you want to go to. Includes tickets for you and a friend to the show. (Does not cover any potential travel costs.) *There is no time limit on this; the band will work out the details with you as soon as possible!
(Please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns)

Be Our Official Live Photographer at a Show

$150
150USD
2 left

Into photography? You’ll get to photograph and hang with us at soundcheck, backstage and during the show. You’ll keep your photos for personal use and we’ll plug and put ’em up on our websites for all to see.

Record a Cover Song of Your Choice

$200
200USD
6 left

What’s one of your favorite songs of all time? You name it, we record it, Tommy acoustic or full band – you choose, and we send you the only copy.

Roadie for a Day

$200
200USD
2 left

When the Pilots play your town, you get to the venue when they do! Help with load in, merch set up, set lists, tune-ups and everything else. Spend time backstage, and keep those dudes hydrated!
(Please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns and to work out all details)

Let's Get Physical

$250
250USD
3 left

Basketball? Golf? Bowling? Tennis? You tell us what sport you like to play and we’ll play with you. *To be scheduled around a tour date in your area or near Santa Barbara, CA.
(Please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns and to work out all details)

Movie Night!

$250
250USD
3 left

See a movie at the theatre or at your home with the band, and share your criticisms together. *To be scheduled around a tour date in your area or near Santa Barbara, CA
(Please contact info@redbirdrecords.com to work out all Movie Night! details)

A Song Written Only For You

$300
300USD
2 left

You tell us what you’d like us to write a song about. You? Your dog? Your relationship? You name it, we record it, Tommy acoustic or full band – you choose, and we send you the only copy.
(Please contact info@redbirdrecords.com to work out all your personalized song details)

Backup Band 1

$400
400USD
2 left

Tommy and Steve will record guitar and bass on your band’s song. Give them a direction or free rein and they’ll do their thing. They can record in the L.A. / Santa Barbara area, or just send us the tracks and they’ll record remotely and deliver digitally.

Backup Band 2

$400
400USD
2 left

Tommy & The High Pilots will sing back-up vocals on your band’s song. Give them a direction or free rein, and they’ll do their thing. They can record in the L.A. / Santa Barbara area, or just send us the tracks and they’ll record remotely and deliver digitally.

Have Dinner With the Band

$400
400USD
2 left

We will take you out for the cuisine and drinks of your choice. We can do this on tour before or after a show, or near Santa Barbara, CA. Bon appetit.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns)

Record on "Sawhorse Sessions: Vol. II"

$500
500USD
1 left

Now’s your chance to get in the studio with the Pilots. Come to Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, MO for a day, hang with the band in studio, watch them record, and you lay down hand claps/background vocals/percussion/whatever it will end up being that the band wants your help on! *Purchaser must cover all traveling costs to and from St. Louis, MO, along with lodging expenses, etc.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns. We’ll provide all info.)

Backup Band 3

$800
800USD
2 left

Tommy & The High Pilots will be your backup band. You’ll have Tommy on guitar, Mike on guitar or keys, Steve on bass, and Matt on drums. They’ll even throw some back-up vocals on the track. All you have to do is sing.  Just supply your general, overall vision of the song and they’ll do their thing. They can record in the L.A. / Santa Barbara area, or just send us the tracks or your scratch main idea and they’ll record remotely and deliver digitally. 

Guest List Spot for Life

$1,000
1000USD
1 left

The only line you’ll ever need to wait in is the short one at will call. Give us the heads up when you’ll be at a show, any show, and just give your name at the ticket window or at the door.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns)

Backyard BBQ with the High Pilots + Acoustic Set

$1,500
1500USD
1 left

We will come to your house, have a BBQ, and perform some songs acoustically for you and your friends. We’ll even man the grill if you’d prefer. You’re in charge of marinading, however.
*Marinading is optional.
*To be scheduled around a tour date in your area OR purchaser must cover band travel costs.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns. We will explain all BBQ details)

Private Electric Full Band House Show

$2,000
2000USD
1 left

Throw a party at your place and the High Pilots will come play it, you help us choose the set list in advance.
*To be scheduled around a tour date in your area OR purchaser must cover band’s travel costs. Can also do this in the Santa Barbara/Los Angeles area when not on the road.
*Purchaser must provide PA system.
(Before you pledge, please contact info@redbirdrecords.com with any questions/concerns. We will provide all info)