Hi and welcome to the home of We Are Not Saints.
If you're here you've probably seen us or heard of us, or just stumbled across us, and might be wondering what the fuss is all about?
Established in 2018, We Are Not Saints is a platform for musicians in recovery from addiction, to re-discover their creativity and find their way to be active in music, without having to face the dangers presented to them in conventional music scenes.
We help our artists to develop, record, release and perform their music live, all in a safe supported way that puts their recovery at the heart of everything we do. We also host brilliant live events, that bring together music lovers and the recovery and sober communities, sharing the enjoyment of music made by our artists.
So that's us in a nutshell. If you've got more questions, head on over to the FAQ's page where hopefully you'll find what you're looking for. If not, drop us a message on the contact us page. If you're done with questions and just want to hear some great music, just scroll on down and see what we have to offer!
Thanks, Chris De Banks MD
We first happened across Scotsman Callum at some of the local recovery open mics and instantly fell in love with his punky, anti-folk style. Listeners may hear elements of bands such as The Pogues and Floggin' Molly in Callum's music and that Celtic acoustic punk is a
style that gets feet stomping and hands clapping every time.
Lyrically, Calum tells of his life experiences but also adds elements of socio-political commentary that will instantly appeal to any non-Daily Mail readers.
"Born on a non-descript council estate in Sussex, his early exposure to music consisted of little more than the chart music of the mid ‘80's."
After many years in active addiction
Deiphos Jay is now sober and working a program of recovery and songwriting has returned with a vengeance.
Computer Music Bedroom Disco is a self penned and self recorded EP that was the culmination of 7 weeks recovering from surgery at home. Released on 16th August 2019 and with more material on the way, Deiphos Jay has literally just got started!
Suffolk born Liam Boraman
was the first artist we decided to work with at We Are Not Saints. We first found Liam playing the self penned 'Ginger Babies' at Cascade Cafe in Brighton and just knew we had to put it out. Serving as a b-side 'Ginger Babies' joins the effortlessly bouncy 'Eggshells' which was
released in April '19. Prior
to 'Eggshells' Liam penned the beautiful auto-biographical track 'Pink Fluffy Clouds' which was released as a stand alone track in March '19. Liam will soon be going back to the studio with some new songs and a new producer.
A friend of our MD's for several years in recovery, dark horse Jimtrickster casually revealed that he had been writing some songs and recording them somewhere in Sussex during 2018.
Chris took the recordings home and was instantly blown away by the quality and musicianship he heard. Heartfelt songs with real
passion and storytelling and from that first listen our debut release was set. Brought out Jan 2019 Jim joined us for a few live shows but has since gone into retirement. Can we coax him back for a follow up single and some live dates? Hmmm? Jim?!