8 JULY 2019

NEW AUDIOVISUAL SHOW WOLF HOURS COMING TO LONDON

Minute Taker will be bringing his new audiovisual show to London on 9th November, following the initial premiere in Manchester in July. 

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NEW 'SECRET SONGS' ALBUM 'REMIXES'

19 AUGUST 2020

 

Minute Taker releases the sixth volume of his subscription album series, featuring a host of inventive remixes of his songs by other artists including SEA OF SIN, ein einmeier, OKJAMES, Christopher Norman & more.

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'THE DARKEST SUMMER' DOWNLOAD PACK

12 AUGUST 2020

 

Minute Taker releases the third single from his upcoming album WOLF HOURS as a pay what you want download with exclusive Instrumental Mix & Digital Booklet featuring lyrics & photos.

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'THE DARKEST SUMMER' VIDEO RELEASED

12 AUGUST 2020

 

Watch Minute Taker brand new music video set on a beach in 1989.  

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NEW COVER OF KATE BUSH'S 'UNDER THE IVY'

2 APRIL 2020

 

Minute Taker releases a new imaginative Kate Bush cover version.  Get a free download plus an instrumental mix & digital booklet.

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'HEARTS (SEA OF SIN) REMIX' RELEASED

17 MARCH 2020

 

German Synth-Pop duo SEA OF SIN provide a dark, retro remix of Minute Taker's recent single HEARTS.  Available in digital stores now.

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NEW PLAYLIST: DREAMY SYNTH-POP

12 MARCH 2020

 

Minute Taker's latest playlist features 80's Synth-Pop classics by KATE BUSH, A-HA & PET SHOP BOYS along with his favourite new 80's-inspired artists.

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MINUTE TAKER'S ERASURE REMIX RELEASED

14 FEBRUARY 2020

 

Erasure have included Minute Taker's brand new remix of 'Home' on the reissued edition of their 1991 album 'Chorus'.

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'NOT AFRAID' DOWNLOAD PACK AVAILABLE NOW

1 JANUARY 2020

 

Minute Taker releases the second single from his upcoming album WOLF HOURS as a pay what you want download with exclusive instrumental version & Digital Booklet featuring lyrics & photos.

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'NOT AFRAID' VIDEO RELEASED

1 JANUARY 2020

 

Directed by John Lochland (JL2 Productions) Minute Taker's new video explores the psyche of a teenage football player with a crush on his teammate.

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'SECRET SONGS 5' RELEASED

4 DECEMBER 2019

 

Minute Taker releases EARLY SONGS, the latest volume of his subscription album series, featuring some of his first ever recordings.

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'WOLF HOURS' COMING TO HOPE MILL, MANCHESTER

15 NOVEMBER 2019

 

Minute Taker's audiovisual show has been included in Manchester Pride's Turn On Fest, a festival of LGBTQ arts at Hope Mill, Manchester on 24 January. 

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NEW MERCH RANGE

29 NOVEMBER 2019

Featuring artwork from Minute Taker's upcoming album & audiovisual show WOLF HOURS.

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ANIMATION VIDEO FOR LUST RELEASED

31 OCTOBER 2019

Watch the video for LUST taken from Minute Taker's new audiovisual show WOLF HOURS, featuring animations by Kirk Sylvester.

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GET FREE DOWNLOAD OF LUST + DIGITAL BOOKLET

31 OCTOBER 2019

Get a free download of the song plus an exclusive 8 page digital booklet with lyrics & pictures. 

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VIDEO FOR HEARTS (WE'LL NEVER KNOW) RELEASED

9 OCTOBER 2019

Minute Takers releases the first video from his upcoming album & audiovisual show WOLF HOURS, inspired by dream sequences in 70s/80s horror movies.

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HEARTS (WE'LL NEVER KNOW) DOWNLOAD PACK

9 OCTOBER 2019

Minute Taker releases the first single from his upcoming album WOLF HOURS as a pay what you want download with exclusive instrumental version & Digital Booklet featuring lyrics & photos.

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WOLF HOURS AUDIOVISUAL SHOW LIVE IN LONDON

8 JULY 2019

Minute Taker will be bringing his new audiovisual show to London on 9th November, following the initial premiere in Manchester in July. 

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SECRETS SONGS 4: OFFICE DAYDREAMS RELEASED

18 MAY 2019

The latest volume in Minute Taker's Secret Songs subscription album series is available now, exclusively for members.  

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RUNNING UP THAT HILL COVER RELEASED

19 APRIL 2019

Minute Taker's haunting piano cover of the Kate Bush classic from his album Secret Songs Volume 3: Covers is now available in all digital stores and streaming platforms.

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COVER OF GONE BY IONNALEE RELEASED

15 FEBRUARY 2019

As part of a new ionnalee / iamamiwhoami tribute project ECHOES FROM OUR PAST.  Download Minute Taker's cover plus remixes by Christopher Norman & ein einmeier.  

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MINUTE TAKER'S COVERS ALBUM RELEASED

3 DECEMBER 2018

The latest volume in Minute Taker's Secret Songs series features his imaginative interpretations of songs by some of his favourite artists.

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REMIX OF YAZOO'S WINTER KILLS PREIERED BY THE QUIETUS

20 SEPTEMBER 2018

Minute Taker's first remix features on the synth-pop duo's new vinyl boxset Four Pieces.

Inspired by artists/bands like Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Yazoo, A-ha, Tori Amos, David Bowie & Kate Bush, Minute Taker is a gay artist, singer-songwriter, musician, remixer & short film maker. For fans of retro synth-pop, haunting, ethereal piano covers, LGBT music & synthwave.

Otherwise known as British singer-songwriter/producer Ben McGarvey, Minute Taker makes what NOTION describes as "beautiful electronic-orientated pop songs" with "haunting melodies, electronic beats & soulful singing" (TIME OUT). From his small home studio on the Pennine moors he uses vocals, piano, synths & a whole lot of imagination to craft his nostalgia-fuelled synth-pop songs, perfect for disappearing into. Along with releasing 2 critically acclaimed albums, several EPs & official remixes for Yazoo & Erasure (released on Mute/BMG UK), he’s also gained a reputation for his inventive cover versions of classic songs by some of his favourite eighties and nineties artists/bands including Kate Bush, Eurythmics, Madonna, Björk, Depeche Mode & Pet Shop Boys. His upcoming 80s-inspired album 'WOLF HOURS' is preceded by the singles “Hearts (We’ll Never Know)”, “Not Afraid” & “The Darkest Summer”, each with short films inspired by retro movie dream sequences, exploring the experiences of LGBT men at different points in time. "The Darkest Summer" explores memories of a day out at the beach and arcade for a gay couple in the 1980s.

Minute Taker (Ben McGarvey) Music.  Official Musician / Band Website www.minutetaker.net

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