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Reg Meuross – a very special show at Olympic Studios, London

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Reg Meuross Playhouse 2 Oldham photo credit Pete Grubb

Reg is delighted to have been invited by the legendary Olympic Studios to do a concert. So we’re making this a very special show. Watch this space. TICKETS HERE

“A brilliant songwriter and true modern troubadour” said Mark Radcliffe when Reg Meuross played live on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show in January. Appearances at art centres, music clubs and festivals the length and breadth of the UK as well as abroad (South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Spain and Portugal) and an award winning catalogue of albums, have established Reg’s songs as “the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk” (Folkwords).

Reg Meuross first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The fast paced duo Panic Brothers, and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says “allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction… he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him.” 

He then went on to form the band The Flamingos which featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof’s Band & Alison Jones of The Barely Works. They recorded one album called ‘Arrested’. In 1996 Reg decided to go solo, with story songs which bring otherwise forgotten characters from history to life, songs of protest shining light on issues which should not be left in the dark, alongside some of the most heart-achingly beautiful love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery.

Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

This gig is part of the Two Albums tour, encompassing the two latest releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train.

“One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music

“Every song from the gentle genius is worth its weight in gold” David Kidman, Fatea Magazine

“There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt.

“echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.” The Guardian.

“Powerful and moving songwriting” The Telegraph

“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Venue

Olympic Studios
117-123 Church Rd
Barnes, London SW13 9HL United Kingdom
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Reg Meuross Singer Songwriter Storyteller