Benjamin Curtis is an American guitarist. He is one half of School of Seven Bells, in which he sings and plays instruments in addition to guitar. Benjamin was the guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band The Secret Machines until March 2007, when, according to the band's website, he left to pursue a career in School of Seven Bells, previously his side project. Before the Secret Machines, he was the drummer for the Dallas alternative rock band Tripping Daisy, from 1997 to their disbandment in 1999. He is the brother of Brandon Curtis, who plays bass guitar and keyboards for the The Secret Machines. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, he currently resides in New York City. read full bio here.