Ben Reed starting playing drums at the age of nine, and bass at the age  of ten. He studied music at Middlesex University (BMus Hons - Jazz). He played bass on Frank Ocean's albums Endless and Blond, and is in Ocean's live band. Ben has worked with David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Sampha, Richard Russell's Everything is Recorded, Ibeyi, Green Gartside, Hannah Peel, Dave Okumu, Westerman, Vegyn, Eska, Gwilym Gold, Shabaka Hutchings, Bullion, Pete Brown, Eddie Kramer, Anoushka Lucas, Laura Groves and Saiichi Sugiyama. He has also recorded three albums of his own music (Tall Story, Who Dreams of Hyssop, Station Masters).