Thursday, July 28, 2011


REEF have been asked by the FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION to kick start the premier league season with a performance of ‘place your hands’ ahead of the community shield match between Manchester City and Manchester United and are STOKED about it ! “Any chance of a kick-around??!” asks Kenwyn ,  “I’ve always dreamt of playing wembley stadium since seeing queen in 1986. This isn’t quite what I had in mind, but hey, I’ll take it and I’m very much looking forward to it!” added Dom . Seems Gary is bringing more than his microphone…. “it’s great to be asked to play Wembley at the kick off of the football season, I’ve got my boots…”

Friday, July 08, 2011

TEE FOR GODNEY GATHERING 2011 designed by Paul Mcdermid


Paul Mcdermid from NEWBORN DESIGN has come up with this great tee for the Godney knee’s up this SATURDAY 16th July ..... what a top man. These wil be onsale at Godney but if you get so drunk on Wilkins cider that you don’t know who you are and wake up wishing you had bought one, pester the folks at our BRAND NEW FACEBOOK PAGE and maybe we can sell a few online…. THANKS PAUL

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

THE SUMMER LIVES ON !!!!!! more REEF in 2011 at MUSICOSITY & IVYLIVE *****

wow. what a year so far….. speaking for myself (me) i’ve had 2 of the best gig experiences with REEF this year . firstly , we played down at LUSTY GLAZE BEACH . it was ACE. then we went to JAMROCK in the Czech republic and had just about the best time legally allowed…... so we thought we’d sign up for some more. namely MUSICOSITY FESTIVAL in Bournemouth on Sept 3rd & IVYLIVE in Devon on Sept 9th   ***** next up though is .... JULY 16th at THE GODNEY GATHERING  nr Glastonbury , in Somerset . with Wilkins cider . spot on ......

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



REEF have confirmed their final 2 appearances of summer 2011 by adding shows at on August 13th   and August 26th ......  not long now until we start the summer proper with a show on LUSTY GLAZE BEACH no less….... many thanks and good luck to TANK (he who took this pic and managed REEF for many years…...)

Monday, April 04, 2011


ok, truth be told i’ve no idea what i’m doing . fingers crossed this works . anyroad, 2 new shows ..... firstly JAMROCK at Zamberg in the CZECH REP on June 11th 2011   

THEN ...... a summertime in England affair . REEF headline THE GODNEY GATHERING on JULY 16TH 2011  support comes from Jack and Gary’s mellow & acoustic stringerbessant amongst others .

talking of mellow…..  stringerbessant have re-recorded the REEF classic for their ‘wild day’ e.p. available through the excellent xtra mile recordings shortly…...

looking forward to the NIGHTSURF at Lusty Glaze, should be a belter*****

Friday, January 21, 2011

REEF - New adventures and summer festivities

Reef are confirmed to play the Lusty Glaze Festival on Sunday May 29, 2011 when all this dim, depressing, dismal weather will be a distant memory. In theory.
This is the first announcement of what we hope will be a run of festivals in the summer. But it does seem a long way off in January..

What, you ask, are the Reef folk up to in between times?

Dom is writing and working on the finer details of the new Black Swan Effect album which will be recorded in Paris at Charlie Winston’s studio. We will keep you posted on that.

While continuing to tour this isle, Gary & Jack’s wonderful StringerBessant album Yard is taking a new turn in early 2011 with a PLEDGE MUSIC campaign where you can get involved from the ground up on new releases - in this case the new EP - plus a whole myriad of exciting packages all of which give a portion of the profit to Surfers Against Sewage.

Kenwyn is continuing to write and record with his new project Goldray, currently in the rehearsal studio in London with vocalist Leah Rasmussen and drummer Paul Winter-Hart (Kula Shaker), getting the first album finished up and preparing for a string of live dates scheduled for February, March and April of next year.

We’ll keep you posted on all new shows, side projects and releases right here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Templeton Pek do 30 Seconds To The Charts

Back in the heady days of 2010 when Reef were playing in Wolverhampton, they were joined by opening band TEMPLETON PEK who know where things belong. Where they are at. What is the what. Yes yes.
This three a side squad are looking to do something superb to help out the Teenage Cancer Trust and so Reef thought it best to spread the word. You can too.
Here’s the plot.
They are going to release the SHORTEST SONG ever to rattle the cages of the pop charts - 30 Seconds Too Far is out on January 31 and all proceeds go to Teenage Cancer Trust so do the right thing and pick this tune up on iTunes or, if killer rock and pop is not your thing but doing the right thing is, you can always donate directly here. Let’s help them do this, for those that help are our kind of people!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank you, once again

We have had a remarkable 2010 and would like to thank you all for the incredible times we have shared!


Early next year there will be full update on the future endeavors of Gary, Jack, Kenwyn and Dom - which will include festival performances by REEF in the summer.

Here is to an incredible festive season & we’ll see you again in 2011!

Dom, Gary, Jack & Kenwyn

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dom back behind the lens

Mr.Greensmith took this band portrait back stage at the Truro Hall For Cornwall, he’s not lost his touch with the Nikon!


Thursday, December 02, 2010

London Forum - THE SHOW IS ON

Despite the weather conditions, the show at the Forum will be on tonight.

This isn’t enough snow to stop the rock.

Please sing Summer’s In Bloom especially loud.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

REEF - Tour shirts, a sneaky peaky

Here are the new tour shirts for the dates that start later this week..

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

REEF - New additions to the summer

After an amazing early part of the summer spent cavorting around at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Glastonbury Festival, and Cornbury Festival with utterly flabbergasting responses which left the band speechless, REEF packed up their back line into the vast shed whilst Gary & Jack made ready for a new release - no, not what you’re thinking, not the entirely splendid StringerBessant “Yard” album (available on Xtra Mile Records now) - but a new baby, each!
Jonah and Gladys recently joined us so it’s sleepless nights for an entirely different and wonderful reason until the the band head out on the road again next month. Another festival has been confirmed for September with the Temple House Festival in Ireland on 11 September adding to Bingley Music Live on 4 September and LemonFest on 18 September. Show details with ticket links are available on the site in the forthcoming events section.

Thanks again for the overwhelming support at the festivals, it was truly a pleasure.

Dom, Gary, Jack and Kenwyn

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Reef - November and December Show News..

To follow on from five festivals over this summer, we are excited to announce the extension to the extremely exciting April excursion.. we’ll be playing five more shows at the end of the year!

The dates are in the UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS section and look like this


26.11 TRURO Hall For Cornwall
27.11 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
02.12 LONDON Kentish Town Forum
03.12 WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
04.12 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tickets are available from FRIDAY 04 JUNE, the links are on the site now.

Apologies if you are trying for tickets already - Mr. Over Excitable here sent an e mail saying they would be available today, when they are not available until Friday. I just sacked myself.

Once again, we are offering a extremely limited VIP option at each show where you can come to the soundcheck, meet the band, get exclusive early access to the merchandise stall and, if Bowler gets his way, take part in a Reef Quiz with the overall countrywide winner getting something really special. Most likely a night out with Bowler. Possibly not.

See you soon hopefully

Five shows, winter 2010.

Dom, Gary, Jack & Kenwyn

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Message from Kenwyn House of the Reef

Well, I think I’ve just about recovered!
Not the longest tour we’ve ever done, but for me one of the sweetest, for a few reasons:
One, it was great to play those songs again and to realize, with some pride, that what we did all those years ago actually still stands up
Two, that so many people out there think so too and came to the gigs!
Three, it was a real buzz to play together again. What can I say, its always good to play with such musicians at the top of their game!
And finally, to get the same crew (the ‘dream team’ we had so much fun with back in the day) together again was simply f***ing awesome.

Just want to say thanks to everyone involved really… but mainly thanks to all who packed the shows and sung so loud from the crowd!

See you at the festivals!

Kenwyn x

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Seven amazing nights, we really want to thank you for an overwhelming response and look forward to seeing you out and about at the festivals this summer!

Happy days

Dom, Gary, Ken & Jack

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