After the release of Ben Drake’s solo project ‘Repercussions’ in 2012, The Ben Drake Collective were formed to record follow up album, ‘Rise Of The Little Big Things’.
This album was launched at Club 85 in 2014, producing a No.1 single on Reverbnation and some favourable reviews on many local radio stations.
Keeping the collective wheels turning 2 EP’s (Still Alive and the Forever EP) came out soon after, getting some great reviews from Buzzed Magazine and Balstock Promotions, before 3rd album ‘Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying’, the biggest project yet with 17 musicians involved in the recording sessions, was released in 2019.
Soon after the band was stripped down for the next LP. ‘AfterGlow’ was released at the end of the same year exploring a more pop feel than get busy living’s blues driven style.
With 6 releases now under their belt, a 3rd EP is currently in production, alongside a new project/band called ‘The Fearists’ (once again exploring a different genre that Ben feels “would not sit right in the collective”) and collaborations with other artists , the current climate has not slowed down the creativity. If anything, it’s turned up to 11…