New Gig – Black Horse Taunton – 07/05/2022

We will be playing in The Black Horse Taunton on Saturday night, 7th May.

As you know we’ve had a difficult couple of months and we’d appreciate your support in making this a really special night.

We’re also delighted to announce that the very talented Adrian Stoodley (Turnette Doone / Burning Chrome) will be making a guest appearance with us on Saturday

Best Kept Secret at The Black Horse, Taunton Saturday 7th May from 9pm

Update on the future of Best Kept Secret

We would like to thank you all for your kind words and messages over the last few weeks.

Losing Robin so suddenly and unexpectedly has hit us very hard indeed.

Rachael, James & Robert all firmly believe that Robin would not have wanted us to stop playing, and with the kind encouragement of Robin’s family, we have decided to carry on as Best Kept Secret.

We have started to rehearse as a three-piece line-up, but may also be adding special guest musicians at some of our gigs this year.

We are also very fortunate to have the continued use of Robin’s loop pedal which contains a wealth of pre-set loops that Robin recorded over the years, so we know Robin will continue to be part of every performance we do.

27th March 2022

Best Kept Secret – Tragic Loss of Robin Clarke

It is with heavy hearts that we share the following news…

Our friend and bandmate Robin Clarke passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend – we are still in shock and there aren’t any words to describe our sadness or the gap he will leave in our band and friendship.

A talented musician, wonderful friend and one of the nicest, caring and most genuine men you could ever meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family…

We are going to take some time out to let this sink in, and plan to meet up and talk about what this means for Best Kept Secret. We’ll post more in due course.
RIP Robin – you were one in a million 🙏

Rachael, Robert & James
26th February 2022

Best Kept Secret – Let’s Stick Together (for the NHS)

In April 2020, in the early weeks of the Covid-19 “Lockdown” in the UK, we recorded the first of many Isolation Videos. This attracted quite a lot of Press attention, including: –

Best Kept Secret record Let’s Stick Together (For the NHS) | Somerset County Gazette

Isolation music video by Taunton NHS workers – Tone News

Best Kept Secret interview on BBC Somerset (20/04/2020) by Best Kept Secret podcast

Best Kept Secret – 2006 Album Launch

Somerset County Gazette article on Best Kept Secret's debut album launch in 2006
Somerset County Gazette article on Best Kept Secret’s debut album launch in 2006
Taunton & Wellington Star article on Best Kept Secret's debut album launch in 2006
Taunton & Wellington Star article on Best Kept Secret’s debut album launch in 2006
Wellington Weekly News article on Best Kept Secret's debut album launch in 2006
Wellington Weekly News article on Best Kept Secret’s debut album launch in 2006