Following a run of outstanding summer festival appearances, Glastonbury rockers Reef announce the release of their new single “Shoot Me Your Ace”, produced by former Duran Duran / Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor. The band’s new single “Shoot Me Your Ace” is a joyful blast of raw soul-power, this no-holds-barred, uptempo rock’n’rollacoaster of a record is accompanied by a death-defying video shot in the middle of motorcycle stunt show Demon Dromes’ notorious Wall of Death.
Lead singer Gary Stringer comments:
“As a rock song ‘Shoot Me Your Ace’ just works. It’s immediate. We opened with it at the festivals this summer and everyone gets it straight away. When you have a blinding rock song like this, you need an adrenaline-fuelled video, so to work with the folk at Demon Drome was spectacular. Their skill and bravery really adds to the excitement of the song”.
And what a song! Stringer’s signature raspy vocals soaring forward over Jack Bessant’s similarly infectious, driving bass. Add to this the dual guitars of Jesse Wood and producer/ honorary member Andy Taylor, alongside brand-new drummer Luke Bullen, formerly of Joe Strummer’s band the Mescaleros, and you have one powerhouse of a band. This is re-energized Reef back where they belong with a track that totally encapsulates the spirit, energy, and excitement of the band that we all fell in love with on albums such as Replenish and Glow. But it’s also Reef Mk II, a newly-crystallized line-up that brings together a remarkable array of talents who can justly lay claim to being a national rock’n’roll treasure.
With a brand new album soon to be announced and a large number of festival appearances across Europe to be announced for next summer including the already announced slots at Rockfest Barcelona & Gone Wild Fest UK, Reef are set to explode back into public consciousness with a bang!
Reef is an English rock band from Glastonbury, fronted by Vocalist Gary Stringer, Jack Beasant on Bass, Jesse Wood (son of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood) on guitar, and Luke Bullen on Drums (formerly of Brian Ferry / Joe Strummer’s Mescaleros and Katie Tunstall). To date the band has sold in excess of 3 million albums worldwide. Since forming in 1993 the band has released 5 studio albums all of which have gone Top 40 in the UK with the band’s first album “Replenish” achieving Gold Status which in turn led to tours with the likes of Paul Weller, Soundgarden, and the Rolling Stones. If that was not enough the band’s second album “Glow” in 1997 Produced by George Drakoulias (Producer of acts such as the Black Crowes and more recently music supervisor of the multi award-winning film The Joker) soared straight to Number 1 in the UK album Charts and achieved Platinum status. “Glow” also included the band’s biggest hit single to date “Place Your Hands” a song about “Easing the pain of Death” written by Stringer following the death of his Grandfather. Reef has also always been hailed as one of the UK’s best and most respected and prolific live acts with the band continuing to tour the world over. The band was even special guests to Coldplay on their last Wembley Stadium shows after being personally invited by singer Chris Martin who sites Reef as helping give him huge motivation that he could make it too being a fellow West Country boy.
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