Singer | Songwriter | Storyteller

 

“When you have 2000 people singing along, you’re doing something right.” Great British Folk Festival

 

 

Photos Rachel Snowdon

“Every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold.” Mick Tems, Folk Wales

Soloist of the Year 2019 – Folking.com Awards

Faraway People – Song of 2017 – Fatea Magazine Awards

England Green & England Grey – Best Album 2014 – Folk Words

Male Vocalist of the Year 2013 – Fatea

Reg Meuross, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Folking.com Soloist of the Year 2019, will return to the intimacy of the solo format after a successful Summer of festival appearances and an Autumn touring a full band production of his song cycle 12 Silk Handkerchiefs with support from Arts Council England.

On tour from October 2019 with new album RAW – a record that follows on from Faraway People and December to complete his trilogy of solo works – Reg will be performing new material at Winster as well as songs of history, protest, love, loss and legend from thirteen previous albums.

A true troubadour and constantly on the road, Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

Masterfully accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers.

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

“Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, Telegraph Music

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

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

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

“An insight into the human spirit and empathy the the plight of ordinary people.” Froots Magazine

Reg Meuross wins Arts Council support for 12 Silk Handkerchiefs Autumn Tour. 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, Reg Meuross’s 13th album inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book The Headscarf Revolutionaries, opens a window on Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community in the aftermath of the Triple Trawler Disaster of 1968. After three sellout performances in Hull that recreated and expanded upon the original song cycle, the singer-songwriter is now taking the show on a national tour this Autumn supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. MORE INFO.

 

“Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age.” David Kidman, Fatea Magazine

UPCOMING GIGS AT A GLANCE

AUGUST

11 HARROW Folk On The Hill FESTIVAL

15 HOUSE CONCERT private

16 SEAHOUSES Methodist Church *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

25 HOUSE CONCERT private

26 SHREWSBURYFolk FESTIVAL 

28 AUGUST to 4 SEPTEMBER NEW YORK check gig page

SEPTEMBER

7 SWANAGE Folk FESTIVAL

12 YORK Black Swan Folk Club

13 GRIMSBY Fisherman’s Chapel*

14 WEST KIRBY Arts *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

15 PRISTON FESTIVAL

16 LONDON Greenwich Theatre *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

18 ALDEBURGH The Jubilee Hall *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

19 LOWESTOFT Seagull Theatre *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

20 WATH Raising The Rafters solo fundraiser Humber Rescue (feat. 12 Silk Handkerchiefs)

21 BARTON-UPON-HUMBER Ropery Hall *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

22 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2* *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show

29 BUDE Folk Club

 

RAW TOUR (new album)

OCTOBER

5 LONDON Cockpit Theatre ALBUM LAUNCH

11 WATFORD Folk Club

13 SOUTHAMPTON Woolston & Burlesdon Folk

16 NOTTINGHAM Triangle Folk Club

17 BYFLEET Anchor Folk Club 

18 MANCHESTER Comedy Store – FOLK EXPO Showcase gig for delegates only (afternoon)

18 PEAK DISTRICT Winster Music (evening)

19 WHITBY *12 Silk Handkerchiefs full show and solo set – Musicport FESTIVAL

22 DARTFORD Folk Club

30 REDBOURN Folk Club

 

NOVEMBER

2 SOUTH PETHERTON The David Hall

14 LYMINGTON Milford Folk Club

22 NORWICH Folk Club

26 BRACKNELL Folk Club

29 SKEGNESS Great British Folk FESTIVAL

 

DECEMBER

7 WIGAN Acoustic Roots

17 DARTINGTON The Great Hall

20 CREWKERNE Midwinter Concert, with Phil Beer

 
More dates tbc…

VIDEOS:

**NEW VIDEO** by GemsOnVHS recorded at Cecil Sharp House

CLICK HERE to see Reg live on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show

Reg co-wrote Seth Lakeman’s powerful new single ‘Divided We Will Fall‘ from latest album ‘The Well Worn Path’.

Pete Townshend has chosen Reg to write and record songs for an important new project, inspired by the life and songs of Woody Guthrie, explaining: “What Reg does is so pure, so honest, so strong and moral. He is a musician of conscience, and so his music has an additional component in it – journalistic emphasis and factual strength.” But listen to Reg Meuross and you will soon realise it’s not all protest, he has also penned some of the most beautifully disarming love songs and lyrics ever written.

Reg Meuross tours the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales as well as delighting audiences in South Africa, Spain and Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the US. In 2017 Reg was invited to take part in a very special event at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, where he showcased his song from Faraway People about Sophie Scholl who was a brave young anti-Nazi activist caught and guillotined aged 21. For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) was described by Mike Harding as “one of the most important songs to be written in the last 30 years.”

“…for all its soft reflectiveness it hits as hard as anything you’ll hear.” Dai Jeffries Folking.com

Read more about Reg Meuross in  The Living Tradition.

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To book Reg for gigs, festivals, house gigs, weddings (with or without his band), song commissions, radio sessions, interviews please contact katie@fromthewhitehouse.com 07832 200980

Reg Meuross - The Living Tradition 2016 Folk

 

To book Reg for gigs, festivals, house gigs, weddings (with or without his band), song commissions, radio sessions, interviews please contact katie@fromthewhitehouse.com 07832 200980

“Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered” The Times

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross

“Calling Meuross a singer-songwriter really doesn’t do the man justice. Meuross doesn’t write lines of lyrics. He writes short stories then sets them to some of the most captivating melodies you’ll ever hear.” Pennyblack Music

“Magnificent powerful and moving” Pete Townshend

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