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Ben Reel Band – 12th July 2014


ben reel at jj smyths

Singer/songwriter Ben Reel released his 6th studio album on the 22nd April 2013 entitled “Darkness & The Light”.

In the last 10 years Ben has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and appeared as a special guest at one of Hal Ketchum’s shows in Dublin. He has performed his radio hit ‘U People’ with the late great Ian Dury’s legendary ‘Blockheads’ and has recorded the song with award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon.

In 2011 Ben played showcase gigs in Nashville & Memphis (Folk Alliance) where he colloborated with some of Nashville’s finest, David Olney & Sergio Webb, co wrote “Heart Just Won’t Heal” with Irene Kelley which was a radio hit in several countries with the help which he has been number 1 for the last 4 months on their radio download rock chart.

In February 2013 he toured with Tommy Womack in the UK & Holland and now in Sept 2013 Ben will team up with Tommy once again for some dates for a U.S tour that will take in cities NYC, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Lexington, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Louisville & Hippie Jacks festival in Crawford TN with more dates to be announced. When he returns to Europe there will be further dates in Holland, Germany, Norway, UK and of course his home country Ireland before Christmas comes around.

Show: 10pm

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