Friday 4 June 2010

Reef - Lately Stomping

Reef pic 2009

After a glorious and effortless run of shows this Spring and some select festival appearances to come over the summer, including a must see home-coming show on Saturday afternoon at Glastonbury, the West Country's favourite sons will head out again on the road this autumn.

Having enjoyed the best gigs of their lives and really appreciated the fervent support from the fans on their sold out April shows, Gary, Jack, Kenwyn and Dom have decided it was too much fun not to do it all over again. Tickets go on sale on Friday 4th June.
The only summer festivals to see Reef at this year:

13 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport
26 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, Worthy Farm, Pilton
04 CORNBURY FESTIVAL, Charlbury, Oxford
04 BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire
18 LEMONFEST, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon

They also play the following headline shows in November and December:

***The tickets will be on sale on June 04***

27 Portsmouth PYRAMID CENTER
03 Wolverhampton WULFREN HALL
04 Nottingham ROCK CITY

REEF formed in 1993, signing to Sony imprint S2 Records the following year. Their debut 1995 album REPLENISH achieved Gold status and saw the band play shows with the Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden.

The follow up to Replenish, 1997’s GLOW stormed the UK Charts at Number 1 and included the single ‘Place Your Hands’. In 1999 the band released RIDES (George Drakoulias) and in the same year the band saw off the likes of Oasis and Pulp to win the Music Industry’s Soccer Six competition. Rides was followed by the poppier sounding GETAWAY produced by Al Clay (Pixies, Stereophonics) in 2000 which was most notable for the single ‘Set The Record Straight’. Always a favourite at shows and Festivals alike, the band made many high profile appearances during this period, including Glastonbury and Reading festivals.

TOGETHER – THE BEST OF REEF was released by S2 in 2003. It was around then that he band decided to take an extended break from Reef. They have been working on several projects in the interim including Dominic playing with Mick Jones (The Clash) and Tony James (Gen X) in Carbon/Silicon and Gary and Jack forming THEM IS ME and releasing their debut album in 2008 and now the new StringerBessant album Yard which will be released in July 2010 on Xtra Mile Recordings.

For further details contact: Charlie (National), Anthea (Regional) or Griff (Online) 020 7792 9400

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