About Ruben Reeves
The winking eye of god bid him, go with joy unto the place of burning, and so. He returned home. With no light but the enlightenment, you find through overturning.
Hailing from the windswept rainforests of the deep, deep south. The southernmost tip of Tasmania, Australia is home to wildman Ruben Reeves. A drummer, bass player, a guitarist and a screaming poet all at the same time. Some call him a
One-Man-Band, some call him a human octopus & some say he has too much time on his hands. No matter what anyone says though, this kid can do something that not everyone can. No looper, nothing artificial, no tricks other than what you can see for yourself he is a one-man show that sounds like a full band. All he needs is someone to sing along with the chorus. So why not join in with some irony-laden peace and love songs for the apocalypse?
The project began for this mid-twenties singer-songwriter in 2015 when regular band life became too much to handle. He lost his mind and went running into the forest. no one saw him for a while. But when he emerged he had a twinkle in his eye and a suitcase full of wisdom. He'd been up to something. And that something became more obvious when The Whaler, the longest standing bar of the Hobart party district took him on as the regular weekend act. Drunk people dancing spewing out the door and blocking the street every week for years. 696 live performances around the continent later, by 2020 this humble bluesman became a solo musical force unto his own. Playing alongside many notable acts the headliners wouldn't always look at their humble supporter like they did with the others. They finally knew what Mr. Reeves already knows. How do you grow up Big & Strange?
The songs are road-tested with sweat, celebration, irony, & purpose. Dancy, punky, rocky, bluesy, with a dash of instrumental finesse and spoken word. The Ruben Reeves “ONE MAN BAND” album redefines the solo genre with a fusion of roots styles and quality songwriting with enthusiastic social commentary. Once you listen, a song will stay with you forever. This Album will be available on all digital platforms live performances & our online store from May 17, 2020.