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Dan the Bard!
 Call Dan at: 630-926-0559
Song Commissions!
That's right.  I have the best job ever.  I get paid to write songs about people's RPG characters!  Woo-hoo!  I have also written songs for weddings, memorials, and even birthdays.  Here's how it works....



You                                    and tell me about what you want the song to be about.  If it is a song about a character or an adventuring party it is usually best if you pick a single adventure moment or a single character and their history.  Songs are not that long, even my commissioned ballads. It's hard to squeeze your entire campaign into a five minute piece.   A PDF about your character is helpful,  and usually about 3 pages is more than enough material for me to create a song.  Then you tell me the style of the song:  funny, serious, period (Medieval/Renaissance), tragic, etc... Sometimes I write original music for these songs, sometimes I use a Medieval, Renaissance or Folk melody.  Then I record it.  These recordings are not quite as involved as my CD recordings.  I sometimes will add an instrument or two but not as much as my CDs.  Then I email you the recording and the lyrics, regular mail you a CD and lyrics sheet, and you gain immortality.  Here are list of commissions I have done over the years.   
Many of these I have RE-RECORDED with more instruments.  These are the original, vintage, sincere, and austere recordings I sent out.
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Aramil and his Annoying Talking Sword*
Commissioned by Jon Wiedyk

Carlos the Dwarf


Fingon the Fell**


Phyll the Phoenix 
(I wrote this for the Phoenixlore website!)


Harpy the Harpy 
(also for Phoenixlore)


Bowler Hat Drow**


All Things Elven





I am not trying to get rich with this, so I'm only charging $85 per song right now.  If you would like extra orchestration I would raise the price based on time needed to complete the recording project.  If you are part of a business and want to work on exchange, I can be bought.  Seriously. I love gaming stuff.  Need a commercial jingle for your website?  Trade me books or merchandise or whatever.  We'll talk.  Also, everyone should know that writing and recording songs takes a lot of time, and there are certain time of the year I work faster than others.  So it may be a while until I finish.  You can mail me a personal check or money order, or use PAYPAL.

Also, you retain the rights of your character, meaning no one will use your character in any creative way after the song is made.  I have the rights to the song.  Many songs I put on my CDs, but only with your permission.  No, you do not get a cut of the profits, but you do gain unlimited fame!


Briar Rose (for a Skyrim game!)
Commissioned by Robin


The Little Bat Familiar**
Commissioned by Valerie Barry


Frito is Dead**


Indecisive Gauntlet**


The Queen of the Crystal Cavern Fairies


Ricky the Bard**


The Ballad of the Twilight Dungeon


DISCLAIMER!  IF YOU ARE USING GOOGLE CHROME AND POSSIBLY OTHER MEDIA PLAYERS, THESE LOVELY TUNES WILL NOT STOP PLAYING FOR SOME REASON.  MY HOSTING COMPANY IS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM. TO STOP THEM FOR NOW, SWITCH PAGES AND COME BACK.  SORRY!  THEY WORK ON MY DESK TOP AND MY IPAD BUT KEEP PLAYING CONTINUOUSLY ON MY IPHONE.  BLAME THE DARK ELVES.