Ben, aka Minute Taker here.
Do you know, despite putting out 2 albums and several EPs, I have in fact only released around 25% of my recordings? Crazy I know but the reality is that it takes an awful lot of time and money to put albums out.
So I had this idea of a new, direct and personal way to share all of these songs with you, as part of a subscription plan that also includes a whole host of other exclusive stuff.
So presenting 'Secret Songs'!
Here's what you get...
All the ‘Secret Songs’ album volumes (2 - 3 per year) featuring:
Alternate and acoustic versions
Each volume includes a scrapbook featuring lyrics, photos and notes about the inspiration and story behind each song
Access to my Secret Facebook Fan Community
where I regularly host:
Exclusive online concerts
Behind the scenes clips from my home studio
Song sessions where I talk about my writing and production processes
Online music quizzes (where I sing & play the questions!) with exclusive merchandise prizes
And lots of chat amongst members about our favourite music and other things that inspire us!
Downloads of my whole back-catalogue of albums / EPs
Access to secret pages on my website which feature exclusive unreleased videos of performances
And you get to play a big part in helping me to sustain myself as an artist, providing me with an income as I focus on writing and recording my upcoming albums 😀
There are a few different plans to choose from...
TIER 1 : Download Plan
Everything mentioned above, including download versions of all of my albums/EPs including the Secret Songs series with digital scrapbooks (for homemade CD editions see tier 2 below)
TIER 2: Homemade CD Plan
Everything in tier 1 plus...
Handmade CD editions of all future 'Secret Songs’ albums (2 - 3 per year) including the new 'Volume 6: Remixes'.
Downloads of all past 'Secret Songs' volumes included.
Paper scrapbooks for each volume, featuring lyrics, photos, extensive song notes & a personal dedication to you inside.
Previous CD editions available to buy for members only (get the complete set!)
TIER 3: Patron Level Plan
Everything in tiers 1 and 2 plus...
A 30 minute one-to-one online chat session with me every year
Plus a special thank you to you in the credits of my upcoming albums
Songs for Lost Lovers'
11 unreleased synth-pop songs including my cover of Björk's 'Violently Happy' & a very different early version of my single 'The Weight Of It All'
Join Secret Songs today & instantly access....
'Volume 2: Almost'
My previously unreleased first album, recorded back in 2002. A journey into my imagination as I struggle to fall asleep one night. Sparse, haunting, ethereal piano/guitar songs with violins, harmonica & flute.
'Volume 3: Covers'
My interpretations of songs by some of my favourite artists including Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, Madonna & more.
'Volume 4: Office Daydreams'
Songs inspired by all of the strange things that used to pop into my imagination when I worked in offices (as a Minute Taker!), dreaming the days away.
'Volume 5: Early Songs'
Featuring some of my first ever songs from back when I was a teenager, including my first ever recording, a cover of Tori Amos' 'Caught A Lite Sneeze' & a love song I wrote for PJ Harvey.
And the brand new release!
Volume 6: Remixes'
Featuring imaginative remixes of my songs by other artists, including an extended version of SEA OF SIN's remix of 'Hearts' & a beautiful remix of my Kate Bush cover 'Under The Ivy' by arkadash.
Some comments from subscribers after receiving'Secret Songs Volume 1'...
"It’s an absolutely fantastic album, full of very personal songs/lyrics and Just put together with such love and honesty! I can appreciate how much,love time and care went into this!🎼🎤👍"
"Thank you Ben.... The combination of your moving vocals and music is so addictive!"
"Secret Songs Vol.1 arrived today 😀 Such an amazing collection - If You Stay is utterly heartbreaking. Thanks so much Ben! x"
"I love it all; I don’t think I’ve come across an artist in years who makes such consistently great music Ben."
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful and personal booklet to accompany the CD... Your music is such a gift."
"What another fantastic album! I think Take Me Back jumps out the most at the moment if I were to pick just one but the whole collection is superb and I’m currently listening on repeat. Well done and thank you once again Ben. 🙂"
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I'll look forward to welcoming you to 'Secret Songs'!