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STRINGERBESSANT NEW EP ‘AND SUMMER SHOWS

| On 11, Jun 2011

STRINGERBESSANT
NEW EP ‘WILD DAY’ OUT ON XTRA MILE RECORDINGS
PLUS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

Following the success of debut album ‘Yard’ released last year; Gary Stringer and Jack Bessant from 90’s rock band Reef return with details of their new EP ‘Wild Day’ out 4th July on Xtra Mile Recordings.

Featuring brand new material as well as live versions of tracks from their album and a beautiful re-record of the Reef classic ‘Mellow’, the ‘Wild Day’ EP showcases their sublime songwriting talents and stunning voices, perfectly. With both Gary and Jack sharing and swapping vocal and guitar parts on several tracks to great effect their rich, yet subtle, earthy vocals and folk-rooted acoustic guitars have produced an intriguing and beguiling body of work.

Having been confirmed for Glastonbury, Boardmasters, 2000 Trees Festivals StringerBessant will be also be performing across the UK at the following places:

JUNE
18 Gold Coast Oceanfest North Devon
25 Glastonbury Festival
JULY
9 Frenzi, Wrexham
15 2000 Trees Festival
16 Godney Gathering, Godney Farm, Cheddar, Somerset
AUGUST
6 Party in the Park, Galhampton, Somerset
7 SAS Fundraiser, Lusty Glaze Beach, Cornwall
12 Boardmasters, Newquay
SEPTEMBER
10 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
OCTOBER
7 Civic Theatre, Bedford
8 The Witchwood, Ashton Under Lyne

‘Yard’ released through Xtra Mile Recordings was produced by Bruno Ellingham (KT Tunstall, Merz, Delphic) and saw the pair find a stripped down, genuinely soulful and melancholy musical partnership that produced contrasting personal, blues-indebted songs. Free from swagger or rock bombast, their performances breathed life into gentle yet dynamic songs. Harking back to a bygone era where sheer electric melodies swarmed across simple rhythmic accompaniment – when the song mattered; and evoking an ambience was achieved with emotive words and singing rather than lashings of reverb and endless harmonies – StringerBessant have crafted something great, a world away from anything the two men have previously done.

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