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08.02.14 - PLAYER'S DIN IS HERE!!!

 

Jeff Brown (of RG&HiF) introduces PLAYER'S DIN:  "Jeff  Brown invites his side musician friends over to his basement to record improvised jam sessions.  Episode 1 features Reeves Gabrels on guitar, Travis Vance on bass, Tyson Rogers on keyboard, and Jeff Brown on drums.

 

 

 

 

07.24.14 - "The Artist Exchange" Interview w/ Reeves Gabreles (MusicStoreLive.com)

 

 

 

 

07.19.14 - "FANTASTIC GUITARS" IS HERE!

 

 

Fantastic Guitars
Released July 2014. Sonoluxe CD034

 

Fantastic Guitars
A collaboration between Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson

Sonoluxe CD034

01. And The Train Left The Station Trailing Sparks And Stars
02. Infernal Apparatus
03. Revenge Of The Coda Kings
04. A Brilliant Night For Rain
05. Ghosts Behind Glass
06. Ambiguity
07. Honeybee In Autumn
08. Orange Turning Blue
09. Santos
10. Radio Andalusia
11. Fantastic Guitars

Click here to buy this CD from the Dreamsville Store

 

 

 

 

07.18.14 - PICS FROM THE 2014 REVEREND NAMM JAM (NASHVILLE, TN)

 

 

 

 

07.12.14 -  UPCOMING SUMMER NAMM WEEK PERFORMANCES, NASHVILLE TN

 

 

 

 

06.23.14 - SONOLUXE PRESS RELEASE 

 

image courtesy of Martin Bostock

 

Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson launch their new album 'Fantastic Guitars', and discuss their artistic collaboration in conversation with Tom Wilcox in London.

 Launch and Talk: Curzon Soho, Screen 1, Monday 7th July 2014, 4pm-6pm

 Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, and Bill Nelson, the musical innovator and legendary force behind Be Bop Deluxe present the results of their joint musical genius in an album which draws a complex picture of layers and sonics. The musicians will be discussing their prolific careers, the events which led them to join forces, and the creative processes behind the collaboration.

 Bill Nelson said:

“Reeves and I have known each other since his Tin Machine days. We spoke about a possible collaboration many years ago but our geographical distance and relentless work ethic inevitably made this difficult. Fortunately, due to his recent status as The Cure's lead guitarist, Reeves has been able to spend much more time in the UK than previously and in 2012 we began making inroads into creating the 'Fantastic Guitars' album.

Conjured out of thin air in my tiny home studio, a couple of days at a time over a two year period, this project has been wonderfully joyous for me. I had long admired Reeves' formidable musical gifts but have to admit that entering into a collaboration with him was not without nervous trepidation on my part. Guitarists tend to be somewhat competitive although I don't think either of us wanted it to turn into a 'fastest guitar in the West' style shoot out.

Once we began to record however, the real surprise was how naturally our styles blended, complemented and contrasted each other. The added bonus, for me, was that I got to spend quality time with a warm, thoughtful and generous artist who I'm honoured to count as a much cherished friend. 

However, 'Fantastic Guitars' is far more than just the sonic embodiment of our friendship, (though it is that too). It is 'six-string cinema,' a paean to the passion we both have for the guitar and the magic of music itself.”

   - Bill Nelson, May 2014

 

 Reeves Gabrels said:

“it all began with stuart monks.

back in 1989 stuart was doing guitar set-up work for me in london. one day, while picking up a repair, he casually mentioned his friend bill nelson.

bill had been a huge influence on me and as a young guitar player bebop deluxe was on a very short list of my favorite bands. after i regained my fan boy composure i asked stuart if he would mind giving me bill's phone number. 

i have never asked bill what he thought of the strange american who rang him up and invited him down to that tin machine show in bradford.

i will always remember his first words to me in the hotel bar in leeds where the band collected after the show...

‘you are quite the hooligan.’

 through the years and geographic changes that followed bill and i stayed in touch via letters and phone calls. 

a few years later someone invented the internet and random compliments made by one of us about the other would make its way through the ether. 

occasionally, the idea of ‘doing something’ would pop its head out of the odd paragraph, see its shadow, and then disappear for another year. 

third and fourth parties would bounce our possible collaboration back and forth in the form of zeroes and ones.

the bowie years passed, i became a member of the cure and once again found myself playing a festival in leeds.

post gig, in august 2012, it all fell into place over a sunday roast at a pub in york.

 in truth, what you hold in your hands is a series of conversations between two friends masquerading as songs. they are stories that are at different points commiserative, tangential, aggressive, telepathic, gentle, abrupt, provocative, and sweet. they are unfolded and shared here for you to enjoy in the same way that such fantastic tales have been presented by members of our guild for ages... with joy, love, humour, and respect. 

 welcome to our world.” 

   - reeves gabrels may 2014

 

Tickets £15. Available here:  www.wegottickets.com/event/279928

 

Notes for Editors

 ‘Fantastic Guitars’ by Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson is released on the Sonoluxe label on 7th July 2014.

 

http://www.billnelson.com/

http://www.reevz.net/

 Twitter: @reevesgabrels 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/reevesgabrels and https://www.facebook.com/bill.nelson.54943600?fref=ts

 

Curzon Soho

99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY England (United Kingdom)

Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus

Overground: Charing Cross

http://www.curzoncinemas.com/cinemas/soho/

 

Contact:

tom@counterculturellp.com  

susan.vw.kastan@gmail.com

 

 

 

06.13.14 - TONIGHT!

 

06.11.14 - NEW LIVE VIDEOS FROM 2013

6 February 2013 @ Zanzabar  (Louisville, KY)

 

 

16 May 2013 @ Zazoo's Bar & Grill (Louisville, KY)

 

 

 

Thanks to Zachary Culbertson for posting the videos on YouTube

 

 

06.05.14 - UPDATED UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 

June 14, 2014 @ 7pm

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends

Hi-Tone Lounge

412 N Cleveland, Memphis, TN

For info and tickets, visit www.hitonememphis.com

 

 

September 6 - 7, 2014

Riot Fest Toronto (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

September 12 - 14, 2014

Riot Fest Chicago (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

September 19 - 21, 2014

Riot Fest Denver (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

 

05.29.14 - UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Friday, May 30, 2014

BottleRock Napa Valley Festival (w/ The Cure)

For more info, visit www.bottlerocknapa.com

 

June 14, 2014 @ 7pm

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends

Hi-Tone Lounge

412 N Cleveland, Memphis, TN

For info and tickets, visit www.hitonememphis.com

 

July 15, 2014

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends

Reverend Guitars Summer NAMM Party

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Nashville, TN

 

September 6 - 7, 2014

Riot Fest Toronto (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

September 12 - 14, 2014

Riot Fest Chicago (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

September 19 - 21, 2014

Riot Fest Denver (w/ The Cure)

For info and tickets, visit www.riotfest.org

 

02.28.14 - Reeves talks with Music Radar about the new Spacehawk (and new releases coming)

 

01.29.14 - The Cure To Play Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

from TheCure.com

The Cure make a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall following their acclaimed 2011 appearance and will play a full three hour show. This will be The Cure's second time performing for Teenage Cancer Trust, after closing the week of shows for the charity in 2006. They also raised money for the charity on Record Store Day 2012 by releasing 'Friday I'm In Love' on a limited edition 7''. This year is the 35th anniversary of debut album 'Three Imaginary Boys', highlighting The Cure as one of the UK's most influential and timeless bands.  Bandleader Robert Smith said: "The Cure are once again delighted and honored to be playing the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust."

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HlzGXRVjqg&feature=youtu.be


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 31 JANUARY AT 9.30AM
This year's shows are generously supported by headline sponsors The Body Shop* and associate sponsors Ben Sherman, Derwent London and American Airlines. Further incredible support is provided by media partners Metro, Xfm and NME.

Monday 24 March Ed Sheeran
Tuesday 25 March An evening of comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden
Wednesday 26 March Paolo Nutini
Thursday 27 March OneRepublic
Friday 28 March T.B.C

Saturday 29 March The Cure
Sunday 30 March Suede: Dog Man Star 20th Anniversary

Tickets from £25 (plus booking fees) go onsale Friday 31 January at 9.30am

 

01.24.14   Reeves on his new signature Spacehawk guitar

01.17.14     New Signature Guitar, Winter NAMM '14 Performance

from PremierGuitar.com:

Reverend Guitars and Reeves Gabrels have had a long and successful relationship.  So when Gabrels approached Reverend about creating an innovative semi-hollow for cutting-eduge players, Reverend quickly agreed!  The Reverend Reeves Gabrels Signature Spacehawk was born.  The Spacehawk is an all-new semi-hollow, loaded with Railhammer Chisels for a pristine-to-nasty range.  The model also has a sealed body to control feedback, an on-off toggle switch, a soft-touch tremolo spring, and a push-pull phase switch.  Top it all off with a three-piece pickguard, and let the sonic adventures begin!

Reverend Guitars is throwing a party, along with Fargen Amplification and Souldier Straps.  The party will be Friday, January 24 at 7:00, with a long list of performers and special guests.  Orange County favorites, Pet Shark, will open the show, followed by Alternative-Rock's newest super-group, The Cold and Lovely.  Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends take the stage after that, and then Pete Anderson and his band close the show.  A number of special guests plan to attend, jam, and hang out!  The party will be held at Chaser's Lounge at 2765 N Orange Olive Rd in Orange, CA.  See Reverend Guitars (Booth #5899), Fargen Amplification (#2390), or Souldier Straps (#4697) for tickets and details.

 

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