In addition to producing CDs and singles of songs about geocaching, I also occasionally write custom music at the request of geocachers.
I've produced the theme songs for a couple of podcasts including Geocache Talk and Geopod Norge. I worked with the hosts of these shows to determine what style of music they wanted and what the general feeling should be. Then I created a theme, leaving as much instrumental time as was needed to allow them to speak over and introduce each episode. I also created separate, totally instrumental versions of the theme that had a different length, tempo and style to be used as background music. Throughout all of these, I tried to make sure there was a musical "signature" that could represent the show and even be used for transitions.
These projects are really fun for me, and I'm happy to support other people out there adding a creative element to the geocaching community. If you have a podcast, VLOG or radio show, and you would like to have a Travel Bugs theme, or if you just need a show bumper, CONTACT ME . I'd love to collaborate.
I have also written songs for geocaching events. These are more involved projects and result in either a fully produced song or a song to be performed live.
I wrote a songs for the West Bend Ca$h Bash mega as well as the GeoCoinfest Europe 2019 mega to provide more value to my performances there. I performed these at the events creating a chance for attendees to hear something truly unique. Songs like these could also be used to promote the event beforehand.
I can also produce geocaching songs for specific geocachers or organizations.
One really special project like this was the custom song "Fiona Finds an Earthcache". As part of my fund-raising efforts to lower the expenses of performing at an event in Manchester England, I was commissioned to write a song for a geocacher Mrs Scothog who was an avid earthcacher and adverturist. She was a fan of the Bugs' music and had always wished they had created a song about earthcaches.
I wanted to make a song that featured her love of earthcaching and in particular her experinces, so I interviewed her about earthcaches she had logged and the adventures she had finding them. I ended up producing a bouncy little tune based on her cache log entries, which I had spent quite a bit of time reading. It was a really fun experience and made me appreciate her excitement about geocaching.
Maybe you need to have a GIFF film scored. Or you want a live acoustic version of one of the existing Bugs songs for a project. Or you'd like to have a Bugs song recorded in a different language. Or something I haven't even thought of yet.
I am always up for new and exciting projects, so if you've got a crazy idea CONTACT ME . Maybe you're the next wild Travel Bugs project.