Reef have announced a one-off intimate gig at The Flamingo Room (33-37 Wardour St, London W1) on September 27th, which will be the revitalized west-country rockers only headline gig in the capital this year. Following the gig, Reef will head into the studio with long-term producer George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) to record their first new studio album since 2000’s ‘Getaway’, having recently inked a deal with earMUSIC. The new album will be released in Spring 2018.
In 2016, Reef returned with ‘How I Got Over’, their first new single since 2003, which was A-Listed at Radio 2 and saw the band perform live on Chris Evans’ radio show and on The One Show on BBC1. The band were personally invited by Chris Martin to support Coldplay at Wembley in June last year, and also released their live album ‘Reef: Live At St Ives’, recorded over two sold-out nights at St Ives Guildhall.
Reef formed in 1993 and were quickly signed to Sony imprint S2. They released four studio albums, including 1996’s million selling No.1 album ‘Glow’, and a greatest hits album before disbanding in 2003.
Their hiatus came to an end in 2010, when they were tempted into reuniting for a short tour. In 2014 Jesse Wood replaced original guitarist Kenwyn House after he decided to leave Reef to focus on his other band, Goldray. Formerly of the Ronnie Wood band/Faces/Red Racer, and a long time fan of the band, Jesse has given Reef a fresh impetus with his enthusiasm and energy.
Tickets £30 available from here.