BAND MEMBER PROFILE: ROB REECE
Name: Robert Phillip John Reece
Specialism: Lead Vocals, Bass
Bad habits: Getting stressed out
Musical Influences: Alterbridge, Winger, Dan Reed Network, Avenged Sevenfold and most things that have a good hook to them
What do you find most annoying?: The other guys in the band !!!!!!!!!! lol
Favourite Movie: Point Break
BAND MEMBER PROFILE: JON DAVIES
Full Name: Jon Davies
Specialism: Guitars and Vocals
Bad Habits: Nose Picking, lol
Musical Influences: Dream Theatre, It Bites and Anything with great Guitars and Harmony Vocals
Loves: Everything working out as it should and my pets
BAND MEMBER PROFILE: RUSS RODGERS
Name: Russell Ian Rodgers
Specialism: Drums, percussion
Nickname: Russ, Rusty, Russki … you get the gist! lol
Bad habits: My sarcastic ‘humour/’wit’
Musical Influences: Chris Sharrock (Icicle Works, Robbie Williams, Beady Eye) and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) as influences. Gary Numan, Mansun, Linkin Park & The Icicle Works as inspiration.
Dislikes: Narcissists, Bad manners
Favourite Film Star: Clint Eastwood, Keanu Reeves
Q. How would you describe your style of music to the people out there who haven’t seen/heard of you before?
A. Rock Pop Anthemic Choruses with rousing guitars, powerful rhythms and endless melodies.
Q. How long has the band been performing as Reece?
A. Performing … About 16 months
Q. You have been busy recently, how have your gigs gone down?
A. Every gig from a punters’ perspective has been gratefully received. We constantly beat ourselves up for the slightest mistake in the ‘live’ environment but we aim to perfect the songs which to date have been a hit in all environments, clubs, pubs, private parties & festivals around the UK
Q. What’s in the pipeline for you guys for the rest of 2017?
A. To try and be nice to Rob now and again and a trip to France in October as part of our tour we are doing for the release of the album, Ignited.
Below is the conversation I had with Rob Reece regarding the new album.
Rob: ‘Do you want to hear our new single? Its out in September. Its Mammoth, we’ve been told it sounds like audioslave meets Bonjovi and Metallica at a Crossroads.
Me (after listening to the single): Oh wow, that sounds awesome! A bit meatier than previous tracks!
Rob: Yeah that’s the way we are going.
Me: I’m excited for you guys!
Rob: Thanks Deb, the album is very diverse though, as we wrote songs over a 12 month period, so the band has developed its sound.
Me: That’s great, the transition from your earlier songs to your new sound will be on the album, so a bit of something for everyone!
Rob: Yeah, IGNITED was one of the last songs written as well as the ballad on the album which is really stripped back to just acoustic and vocals, no drums.
Me: Well I am looking forward to hearing the full album closer to the release date Rob, wish you all the best and hope to see you soon!
So to those of you who enjoy a smooth sounding melodic rock, and those who like a heavier, meatier rock sound……. look out for REECE and their new album IGNITED which is being released in September 2017!
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