The Reelers Biography (Wikipedia)
The Reelers are an English Roots Rock 'n' Roll band. Formed in 2011 in Brixton, a suburb of London, the band currently consists of Cass Cook - Vocals/Guitar, Dan Regan - Lead Guitar, Kieran Grant - Keys, James Godden - Sax, Nick Ereaut - Bass, Tom Romer-Smith - Drums.
The Reelers have been featured by the BBC 6 Music 'Introducing' shows and have performed Live on the BBC London 'Sunday Night Sessions'. Their debut EP '...And So it Begins' was released on 16.08.2011 and the debut single 'London Lady' has been featured as Jazz FM's 'Single of the Week' and the band performed at Glastonbury Festival 2013. Cass Cook stated in an interview that The Reelers are working on an album that is set to be released in 2013.
The Reelers are 6 young Londoners from Brixton who met at dance clubs through the Roots revival scene, currently flourishing in London. The band was assembled by lead singer Cass Cook, with the mission to start making a fresh version of the 1950s black rock 'n' roll music, the origins of rock and roll, that never gained mainstream success due to the political and racial issues of the era. While vintage DJs such as Keb Darge and Paul Weller play out the reissues and originals of roots rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, northern soul and jump blues... Cass felt that there weren’t any new or current bands playing or writing these genres of music. So... the only option was to create a band that could fill the void and provide fans of those genres with something new, fresh and current to see live and listen to.
The Reelers Tracks