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About Ben Reel

Ben Reel will release his 11th studio album 'Come a Long Way' in June 2023. The album consists of 11 brand new self penned songs. This follows 2 previous releases 'Live @JJ Smyths Dublin' (2021) & 'Locked In & Live' (2022) a double album which was a mixture of live songs & studio tracks recorded during the pandemic lockdown.
Since his debut album `This Is the Movie’ back in 1999, Ben has reinvented himself from album to album, influenced by different styles of music over the years. As one critic said, " He's not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best". Another describes him as “somewhere in the middle ground between rock and jazz or a sound that is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and the Band”. He has also been described as the Irish Springsteen and comparisons have been made with the voice of Roy Orbison.
In a solo career which now spans over 20 years, Ben has received worldwide critical acclaim with numerous high profile TV/Radio appearances like BBC, RTE and Dutch NPO Radio. Supporting the likes of Jools Holland, & The Cranberries and he has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum & The Blockheads. He has co written and performed live with his fellow countryman Tony McLoughlin and some of Nashville's finest such as David Olney, Nanci Griffiths & Irene Kelley.
‘The Nashville Calling` was the title of his 9th studio album which was released in March 2020. Produced by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack and featuring Garry W Tallent on bass from the legendary E Street Band. Recorded in Nashville this was a dream come through for Ben. The album went to No.1 in the Euro Americana charts voted by respected DJ's and critics all over Europe.
In the past Ben was selected to play an official showcase at Folk Alliance in Memphis and has toured as double bill with Tommy Womack (Nashville) in the U.S & UK and also with legendary American folk singer/songwriter Eric Andersen in the UK & NL. While in Nashville he was invited to play the famous Bluebird cafe on a number of occasions. He has graced big festivals such as Jamming@Hippie Jacks (USA), Musiktan festival in Bilbao,(ESP). Haarlem Jazz & Huntenpop (NL), Robin Hood folk festival (UK), Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz & Electric Picnic (EIRE). Ben has built a loyal fan base in various countries around the world and continues to be be one of the hardest working troubadours around.

Latest News: New single coming out on 10th February 'Don't Fight It baby' will be the 1st of 3 singles to be released before the new album 'Come a Long Way'. The 2nd single will be 'Hunter' released on Fri 31st March. 3rd single will be 'Hardwired Blues' coming out in May. Album will be released in June 2023.

Reel has all the ingredients of the best roots rockers – swagger, attitude, heart and a way with words. And, his voice is so much better than most. Listen up.” — Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020


"Dare we say it’s the “Reel Deal?” — Lee Zimmerman - Goldmine,The Music Collector's Magazine. U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020


"Those who love Dylan and Springsteen will also love BEN REEL and finally "The Nashville Calling" - there is no need to say more! 11 points” — Legacy (music magazine), Germany. The Nashville Calling review 2020


“No.1 in the Euro Americana chart for April 2020 - The Nashville Calling. Voted by respected DJ's & Journalist across Europe.” — Euro Americana chart - April 2020


“He's not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best.” - John Atkin — R2 Magazine - Darkness & the Light review 2013


"Ben has a lot of soul, a powerful voice and a batch of dead on songs" — Will Kimbrough, Nashville, TN



"Blessed with a vision and his tremendous voice, he gets inside his words and music and makes magic" — Tommy Womack, Nashville, TN




Discography: Albums
Locked In & Live (2022)
The Nashville Calling (2020)
Land Of Escape (2018)
7th (2015)
Darkness & The Light (2013)
Time To Get Real 2009
New Horizon (2007)
Sweet Victory (2004)
Lost in a Haze (2001)
This Is the Movie (1999)

Discography: Compilations & live albums
Live @JJ Smyths Dublin (2021)
Ben Reel - '10' (1999-2009)

Discography: EP’s & singles
Exorcise Me E.P. (2000)
U People (2005) single

Ben Reel Band members: Irish band
Ben Reel: vocals acoustic guitar, harmonica.
Michael Black: drums.
Ronnie O’Flynn: bass.
Micky McCarney: Guitar
Gerry Black Jnr: Guitar
Julieanne Black: backing vocals and percussion,
John McCullogh: Keyboards
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Genres:
Folk Rock Singer-songwriter, Rock, Alt Folk, Roots Rock, Alt Country Rock, Blues, Blues Rock
Band Members:
Ronnie OFlynn: Bass, Michael Black: Drums, Mick Mccarney: Guitar, Ben Reel:vocals
Hometown:
Silverbridge, United Kingdom

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About Ben Reel

Ben Reel will release his 11th studio album 'Come a Long Way' in June 2023. The album consists of 11 brand new self penned songs. This follows 2 previous releases 'Live @JJ Smyths Dublin' (2021) & 'Locked In & Live' (2022) a double album which was a mixture of live songs & studio tracks recorded during the pandemic lockdown.
Since his debut album `This Is the Movie’ back in 1999, Ben has reinvented himself from album to album, influenced by different styles of music over the years. As one critic said, " He's not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best". Another describes him as “somewhere in the middle ground between rock and jazz or a sound that is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and the Band”. He has also been described as the Irish Springsteen and comparisons have been made with the voice of Roy Orbison.
In a solo career which now spans over 20 years, Ben has received worldwide critical acclaim with numerous high profile TV/Radio appearances like BBC, RTE and Dutch NPO Radio. Supporting the likes of Jools Holland, & The Cranberries and he has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum & The Blockheads. He has co written and performed live with his fellow countryman Tony McLoughlin and some of Nashville's finest such as David Olney, Nanci Griffiths & Irene Kelley.
‘The Nashville Calling` was the title of his 9th studio album which was released in March 2020. Produced by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack and featuring Garry W Tallent on bass from the legendary E Street Band. Recorded in Nashville this was a dream come through for Ben. The album went to No.1 in the Euro Americana charts voted by respected DJ's and critics all over Europe.
In the past Ben was selected to play an official showcase at Folk Alliance in Memphis and has toured as double bill with Tommy Womack (Nashville) in the U.S & UK and also with legendary American folk singer/songwriter Eric Andersen in the UK & NL. While in Nashville he was invited to play the famous Bluebird cafe on a number of occasions. He has graced big festivals such as Jamming@Hippie Jacks (USA), Musiktan festival in Bilbao,(ESP). Haarlem Jazz & Huntenpop (NL), Robin Hood folk festival (UK), Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz & Electric Picnic (EIRE). Ben has built a loyal fan base in various countries around the world and continues to be be one of the hardest working troubadours around.

Latest News: New single coming out on 10th February 'Don't Fight It baby' will be the 1st of 3 singles to be released before the new album 'Come a Long Way'. The 2nd single will be 'Hunter' released on Fri 31st March. 3rd single will be 'Hardwired Blues' coming out in May. Album will be released in June 2023.

Reel has all the ingredients of the best roots rockers – swagger, attitude, heart and a way with words. And, his voice is so much better than most. Listen up.” — Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020


"Dare we say it’s the “Reel Deal?” — Lee Zimmerman - Goldmine,The Music Collector's Magazine. U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020


"Those who love Dylan and Springsteen will also love BEN REEL and finally "The Nashville Calling" - there is no need to say more! 11 points” — Legacy (music magazine), Germany. The Nashville Calling review 2020


“No.1 in the Euro Americana chart for April 2020 - The Nashville Calling. Voted by respected DJ's & Journalist across Europe.” — Euro Americana chart - April 2020


“He's not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best.” - John Atkin — R2 Magazine - Darkness & the Light review 2013


"Ben has a lot of soul, a powerful voice and a batch of dead on songs" — Will Kimbrough, Nashville, TN



"Blessed with a vision and his tremendous voice, he gets inside his words and music and makes magic" — Tommy Womack, Nashville, TN




Discography: Albums
Locked In & Live (2022)
The Nashville Calling (2020)
Land Of Escape (2018)
7th (2015)
Darkness & The Light (2013)
Time To Get Real 2009
New Horizon (2007)
Sweet Victory (2004)
Lost in a Haze (2001)
This Is the Movie (1999)

Discography: Compilations & live albums
Live @JJ Smyths Dublin (2021)
Ben Reel - '10' (1999-2009)

Discography: EP’s & singles
Exorcise Me E.P. (2000)
U People (2005) single

Ben Reel Band members: Irish band
Ben Reel: vocals acoustic guitar, harmonica.
Michael Black: drums.
Ronnie O’Flynn: bass.
Micky McCarney: Guitar
Gerry Black Jnr: Guitar
Julieanne Black: backing vocals and percussion,
John McCullogh: Keyboards
Show More
Genres:
Folk Rock Singer-songwriter, Rock, Alt Folk, Roots Rock, Alt Country Rock, Blues, Blues Rock
Band Members:
Ronnie OFlynn: Bass, Michael Black: Drums, Mick Mccarney: Guitar, Ben Reel:vocals
Hometown:
Silverbridge, United Kingdom

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