We Are Not Saints - The Recovery Record Label

by Chris De Banks in Hove, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th September 2018 we successfully raised £10,132 with 81 supporters in 29 days

A record label to help musicians in recovery produce, release and perform music in a safe way that protects their recovery long term.

by Chris De Banks in Hove, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we reach our target and raise more capital that simply means we can work with more musicians in recovery, we can reach out further across the UK and release more music that needs to be heard. We have artists waiting in the wings that are making music that is of world class quality and we want to bring that to you. The sky really is the limit for We Are Not Saints. Our year one strategy is to release six singles, two EP's and put on four showcase events. How amazing would it be to double that? You can make it happen your really, really can!

The Past.

Somewhere in the 'way back when' we crossed the invisible line. A whole global tribe of musicians, songwriters, artists, poets, lyricists, and creative geniuses. Our creativity and our ability were boarded up and shuttered away. We prophesised of the day when we would be discovered, and our talent rewarded but truth be told we were lost. We had fallen through the cracks!

Whether it was through drugs, alcohol, mental health issues, or just poor life choices we lost our way, we dropped out of society, lost all that we loved, and paid a heavy price.

...and then.

Now in recovery we face a common dilemma: whether to begin again as musicians and artists? Should we start writing, recording, and playing out again?

But what then? Do we play dive bars with sticky floors and payment in beer? Do we tour with bands and acts who drink excessively and use drugs recreationaly? Or do we stay at home and just play to our friends? Do we resign ourselves to the fact that our dreams are gone, and we can no longer be a part of society and culture? 

We don’t think so!


We Are Not Saints is a traditional record label with new aims. Our mission couldn’t be simpler, and our ambitions couldn’t be greater:

  • Source and nurture talent from within the recovery community
  • Give that talent a platform to write, record, release and perform their music in a safe way that puts their recovery first.
  • Recruit staff to work within the label projects from the recovery community
  • Support all those involved in their recovery and assist in maintaining long term recovery from drugs and alcohol

We Are Not Saints aren’t trying to change the world, but we are about changing lives. Through empowerment, support and, lets face it, a love of music in all its forms, we will bring you musicians, artists, and producers who you may never otherwise have had the unique opportunity to hear!

How you can help.

There is of course a cost to all of this creativity and productivity and if we are successful in raising capital through your involvement we will be using those funds for recording, video production and marketing. Putting on live events across the UK and recruiting and training staff directly from the recovery community. 

This really is just the tip of the iceberg for us but with your help and support we hope to raise enough to put out releases by our first six artists and start on a road that has never been trodden before. We Are Not Saints - the first of our kind!

Dig deep, dig a little deeper, and lets make little dreams into big realities!

Thank you, from all of us!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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Limited Edition We Are Not Saints Logo T-Shirt

Limited Edition We Are Not Saints Logo T-Shirt

£5 or more

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Be our Talent Scout subscription

Ever fancied a job as a music industry talent scout? Well now's your chance. Simply pledge £5 now and every month we'll send you our new artist submissions. Have a listen, tell us what you think, and you can help us decide what our next release will be all from the comfort of your own front room. That's right, we're giving you the music, the choice and the future!

£10 or more

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Label Launch Party - Early Access

The early access ticket to We Are Not Saints official label launch party gets you through the door before anyone else. Gets you a choice seat for the live sets and an exclusive goodie pack from us.

£30 or more

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Limited Edition We Are Not Saints (Saint) T-Shirt

Designed by our own Creative Voodoo Master this is the only time these gorgeous We Are Not Saints (The Saint) T-shirts will be available

£35 or more

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We Are Not Saints hoodie (Exclusive)

Straight from our designers desk and available for you. Autumn is here and what could be better than a We Are Not Saints hoodie. Available in black and grey and your choice of size. Grab yours now!

£50 or more

Exclusive advance of every release (6mths)

Receive an exclusive white label promo CD of each release across the year with handwritten inlay and signed by the artists plus access to our pre-release exclusive streaming service.

£100 or more

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Exclusive advance of every release (1year)

Receive an exclusive white label promo CD of each release across the year with handwritten cover and signed by the artists plus access to our pre-release exclusive streaming service. Plus a Limited Edition T-Shirt.

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Your gig! Your place! Your Choice!

One of our artists will come and play in the venue of your choice*. This could be your front room, your local school, your grannies birthday party, anywhere you choose! Plus our managing director (who is a dab hand in the kitchen) will make you and your friends his famous burgers for you to enjoy whilst your entertained. Food and music? Winner!!! *Please note that due to artist requirements certain licensed venues may not be possible

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