Power trio celebrates album release with small club gigs across the UK
Following a three week tour of the USA in July/August 2015, Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, is taking his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends, back to the UK. The band toured England in October 2014 and look forward to a fuller UK run in October 2015.
If you’re a fan of great songs, stellar musicianship and fearless improvisation, you should catch Reeves & friends live while you can.
The UK dates are as below:
Thursday 1st Oct 2015 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Friday 2nd Oct Guildford, The Boileroom
Saturday 3rd Oct Liverpool, Studio2 Parr Street
Monday 5th Oct York, Fibbers
Wednesday 7th Oct St Albans, The Horn
Thursday 8th Oct London, The Black Heart
Friday 9th Oct Scunthorpe, Café IndiePendent
Saturday 10th Oct Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
Sunday 11th Oct Newcastle, The Cluny
Tuesday 13th Oct Leicester, The Cookie
Wednesday 14th Oct Manchester, Night & Day
Thursday 15th Oct Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
Tickets are onsale at all usual outlets at 10am Friday 3rd July 2015
Support comes from Lisa Ronson on all dates.
The band will be celebrating the CD release in July of their album, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends, along with its wider digital distribution via CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and the like. To date the album has been available via Bandcamp only: http://reevesfriends.
Meanwhile, the low-key early release has generated high praise – with June’s Vintage Guitar, for example, calling it “a smart record with clever songs, tongue-in-cheek humor, and superb guitarmanship from top to bottom.”
Tour set highlights from the new album include the biting “Drown You Out” and the spooky “House of Usher,” which draws its title from an Edgar Allan Poe story published in 1840. Unusual interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker “Who Do You Love” and Jimmy Reed’s blues “Bright Lights, Big City” also feature.
Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will be pleased too, as the trio plays songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005) plus co-writes with some of Reeves’ more famous friends, such as Tin Machine’s “Bus Stop,” written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels, and “Yesterday’s Gone,” written by Reeves Gabrels & Robert Smith of The Cure.
Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends are a Nashville-based power trio fronted by “one of the most daring rock-guitar improvisers since Jimi Hendrix” (guitar.com) who also sings, writes and produces. Each song is its own adventure when Reeves and friends perform. Originals and co-writes have sharp lyrics and well-made melodies set in rich soundscapes. Selected rock and blues covers are re-imagined in sometimes-wild ways. One Gabrels lyric says it all: “Let me bend your ear, and your mind a little too.”
Reeves Gabrels biography
Reeves Gabrels is an American guitarist, songwriter/composer and music producer. A member of British band The Cure since 2012, Gabrels is known as well for his long partnership with British singer David Bowie with whom he worked regularly from 1987 to 1999. Throughout, Gabrels developed his own wide-ranging creative identity by performing, writing and recording independently and in collaboration with musicians worldwide. A New York native, Gabrels now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lisa Ronson biography
Lisa Ronson is a singer and writer of songs with wry, existential lyrics and a sound that blends synth-pop and alternative rock. She relocated to London in 2012 from New York where she was a member of the art pop band The Secret History and released two albums with them. Lisa’s acclaimed solo single “Shopping & F” (2014) featured Reeves Gabrels on guitar. Most recently, in June 2015 she toured in the UK with Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy performing David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold The World album live.