Secrets for September are a South West progressive and folk influenced formed in 2011.

The band have 3 CD releases to date and received extensive airplay on the BBC as well as many ILR stations. In 2012 the band were nominated for a South West music award and performed at the ceremony.

Secrets for September have toured all over the UK opening for acts such as The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Mostly Autumn, The Blockheads, Lene Lovich and It Bites to name a few as well as performing at many festivals such as Watchet, Volksfest, Tiverton Balloon and Sonic Rock.

Secrets for September have collaborated in the past with Roger O’Donnell (the Cure) as well as former Matthews Southern Comfort bass guitarist Andrew Leigh.



Matthew North : Guitar, Bass, Keyboard's and Production

Matthew founded the band in 2010 with a view to just a recording project though it quickly expanded into a full gigging band. Matthew also has a solo career as well as being guitarist for Jazz composer Mike Westbrook.

Ellie Taylor : Vocals

Ellie joined the band at the end of 2011 and within 24 hours of joining she played her first show with the band. Since then she has toured with the band all over the UK as well as creating most of the bands original artwork.
Michael Soundy : Drums

Mike's first recording was cut live at the Royal Albert Hall when he was still at school and since then he has played in excess of 3000+ Gigs. A well known musician in the local circuit and well respected Drum teacher.
John-Paul Stevenson : Bass Guitar

JP joined the band in 2011 though on occasion had to leave due to his work in the Royal Navy.
Dave Holwill: Bass Guitar

Dave was a full time member in 2011 though on occasion still performs with us live and in the studio.
And with help from friends on recordings and live shows including: Roger O'Donnell (The Cure) : Keyboards (recording only)
Ben Tallamy: Flute (recording only)
Andrew Leigh (Spooky Tooth / Matthews Southern Comfort) :Bass Guitar (live)
Former Band Members Niall Parker : Bass Guitar (2011)
Marina O'Shea : Vocals (2011)
Marina was the original singer and wrote the lyrics so some of our early key songs such as Upside Down and Traces.