Ben Curtis started as a 14-years-old drum prodigy with Ufofu in 1993. Th band was formed by guitarist/songwriter Joe Butcher and also featured Benjamin's brother and bassist Brandon Curtis.
The band moved to Dallas, so Ben could finish high school, and quickly garnered the attention of the Dallas press and local music scene. Within a year, the band was touring, opening for acts like Tripping Daisy, Local H, Smoking Popes, The Geraldine Fibbers and Spacehog.
After Ufofu's demise in 1998, Ben Curtis went on to play drums in Tripping Daisy, helping them to shape the sound of their best, most critically acclaimed album "Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb" until the tragic death of guitarist Wes Berrgeren.
Next Brandon joined Captain Audio with former Comet drummer Josh Garza. Brandon, Ben and Josh finally joined forces and moved to NY to form The Secret Machines, with Ben switching to guitar and mastering it just as well as he did the drums.
In March 2007 Benjamin Curtis departed Secret Machines to focus on his new project, School Of Seven Bells.