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

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Message from Jack Bessant of the Reef

Playing gigs with Reef again is going to be exciting. We have quite a lot of the original team working along side us, which is what is going to make it special. I have been listening to our songs again recently and am still digging the parts that everyone in the band came up with at the time. Still sounds cool to me.

Enjoying the Sutsu vibes and and getting a slot at Isle of Wight festival is great.

Cheers all,

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Place Your Hands T-Shirt design now available.

The latest limited edition shirt is available now from SUTSU and features a Place Your Hands design. In the meantime, numerous old and new shirts are being designed for the tour… watch this space for designs before the shows start on 17 April.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Warm-up gig at Monto Water Rats now sold out

The Monto Water Rats show sold out straight after it was announced on Soccer AM by Gary. Thank you very much for your continued support! Gary also appeared on the Shaun Keavney 6 Music show on Friday morning and Talksport on Friday afternoon. Any inquiries about tickets for this gig at the Monto Water Rats on Wednesday 14 April 2010 can be found by clicking here

Friday, March 05, 2010

Soccer AM, the support band and a warm up show announcement

Gary and Kenwyn will be appearing on Sky Sports TV show SOCCER AM this weekend.
Gary will be announcing a special London warm up show in a TINY venue.
Tickets for this show will be on sale directly after the show at 12.01 from this web site and the venue web site.

REEF are really excited to have MATTHEW P along for this tour.
I think Matt is equally excited as his first ever show was Reef at Norwich UEA..

Next week, Gary will be on the 6 Music breakfast show and on Talksport that afternoon.
Busy chap.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

REEF T-Shirts, the new style

We are very proud to announce the first of three STRICTLY limited edition of 50 collaborative shirts with SUTSU. There will be a new design each month in the run up to the tour. The shirts 100% organic cotton and are here till they’re gone. Guaranteed no re-prints. Available directly from SUTSU at


Click here for more information about REEF T-Shirts

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gary Stringer, singer of REEF, totally stoked

This from Gary Stringer, the singer of Reef

“It was easy to say “yes” to Reef. 6 shows, 8 days. There’s going to be some energy knocking about in Glasgow, that’s for sure. Can you imagine it? And Norwich UEA ? I love that place. What a room. BOOM!

Who remembers the Que club gig in Birmingham? Or people chucking themselves off the balcony at the beautiful music hall at Shepherd’s Bush? It’s got to be about more than nostalgia though, right? Nostalgia isn’t a sin, but REEF was always about right there at the show, RIGHT?!?

And then to end up at the Manchester Academy for a fierce finale, that riotous school of ROCK and ROLL!!!”

Check this interview with Gary:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chat with Gary Stringer and Jack Bessant from REEF

You have the chance to web chat with Gary & Jack from REEF at 4pm February 10 with To take part in the webchat, all you need to do is join Gigwise by filling in the simple form at

Then, on the 10th February all you need to do is head to the Gigwise chatroom at and log in to take part in the conversation.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A message from Dominic Greensmith

Firstly, thank you for the overwhelming response to this site and the tour next April, it has been a truly astounding reaction! Over to you, Mr. Dominic Greensmith…

“I always thought that we would some day play together again, and that time is now! It’ll be great. We’ve all been going through the songs to try and get an idea of a possible set list and it’s been really good listening to them again. I forgot how many great songs we recorded. The thought of getting together with Gary, Jack and Kenwyn in a room and making our noise again excites me alot.

The plan is to get together early April, probably somewhere in deepest darkest Somerset, for a couple of weeks to just play again, brush off a few cobwebs, get a bunch of songs sounding great, jump on the magic bus… then rock will commence! Are you up for it?”

In other news, the tour is selling incredibly well, it’s a very exciting time, so thoughts are drifting around the holiday season and toward all that fun stuff for the shows in the new year like rehearsals, warm ups, support bands, merchandise and on that topic -  we’re really excited to announce that SUTSU Merchandise will be extending their longstanding relationship with Them Is Me and doing some brand new designs in very limited editions, one in each of the months in the run up to the tour which will be exclusive via this site. The design will be announced on this site and will only be available via this site, not in shops and not on the tour!

Dom, Gary, Jack & Kenwyn

Monday, November 30, 2009

Apologies for lost emails

Apologies to those who didn’t get our pre-sale mailout. It seems that mainly Hotmail and a few other email services reject our messages. Gig news will always be posted here so those of you who’ve been affected, please stay tuned to this website or one of our other community sites like Facebook, MySpace etc.

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow morning so please don’t panic. There are tickets available.

For those of you who wish to drop us a note, you can leave a comment of any of the gig date comment pages. Take care!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spring 2010 Reef Tour Tickets Now Up For Pre-sale

Greetings one and all. Please find below ticket links for the first REEF shows in six years:

All Shows:
Glasgow ABC:
These are pre-sale tickets, noting that there will be no pre-sale on the VIP tickets.

VIP TICKETS: The VIP ticket will grant you a laminate, exclusive early entry to see the full sound check and then a pre-show meeting with the band. These tickets are limited to 30 per venue and will cost £10.00 more than the standard tickets. VIP tickets will be available at the same time as general sale tickets, Tuesday 01 December, 2009 at 9.00 am.

Thanks again for your overwhelming support & excitement for REEF, Spring 2010

Dom, Gary, Jack & Kenwyn

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