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Way Below The Tide - Colin Reece
Latest solo CD 2017
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The latest album from Colin is another selection of songs carefully selected from his past and more recent repertoire.
They include covers of songs as far ranging as those from Sydney Carter, Arthur Alexander, Paul Rodgers and Tim Hardin. Also included is a new song from Colin's friend John Cunningham and the traditional Irish ballad Carrickfergus.

The album title track Way Below The Tide is a re-recording of Colin's self-penned song concerning the Scottish Great Silkie legend that, at certain times, seals may come ashore, remove their coats and take human form. Originally recorded by the Bully Wee Band on the Madmen of Gotham album, Colin felt it was time to reintroduce the song to the world, thus its inclusion on the album.

The album features some guest musicians in the shapes of Peter Knaggs and Steve Shorey on guitars, Marc Woodward on mandolin, John Cunningham on backing vocals and Colin's life partner Deborah Neal on accordion.

The track listing is:

1  Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) - Featuring Deborah Neal
2  Carrickfergus (Trad)
3  Graceland (Paul Simon)
4  Sierra (Boz Scaggs) - Featuring Peter Knaggs and Marc Woodward
5  Way Below The Tide (Colin Reece)
6  The Ladies Are The Loving Kind (Allan Taylor) - Featuring Deborah Neal
7  The Crow On The Cradle (Sydney Carter)
8  Shooting Star (Paul Rodgers) - Featuring Peter Knaggs
9  Everyone Was There (John Cunningham)
10  You Better Move On (Arthur Alexander)
11 
Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson)
12 
There's A Place In The World For A Gambler (Dan Fogelberg) Featuring John Cunningham and Steve Shorey
                            

If you click on the Way Below The Tide album sleeve above you should be transported to a Soundcloud collage of short snippets of the album tracks, and if you like what you hear click on the Shop Page link below and make your purchase safely and with no hassle through Pay Pal.  You don't even need to be a member of Pay Pal.

 

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Cool Covers - Colin Reece
Latest solo CD 2015
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A new album of songs that Colin has always wanted to record.
From Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler and Paul McCartney
to songs he used to sing way back in his days of floor-spotting around
the London and Kentish folk scene.  This is a fine collection of songs
given Colin's unique treatment and arrangement, and on which he sings
all the lead and backing vocals and plays acoustic and electric rhythm & lead guitars, mandolin & octave mandolin, banjo, piano & keyboards, bass and drums.  Deborah Neal is featured on accordion as is Steve Shorey on
electric guitar.
Not to be missed.

The track listing is:

1  You Ain't Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan) - Featuring Deborah Neal
2  Late In The Evening (Paul Simon)
3  Cat's In The Cradle (Harry Chapin)
4  Why Worry (Dire Straits)
5  Mole In A Hole (Mike Waterson)  - Featuring Deborah Neal
6  Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (Gerry Rafferty)
7  How Long/That's Where I Belong (Mark Knopfler) - Featuring Deborah Neal

8  I Only Want To Be With You (Dusty Springfield)
9  No Surrender (Bruce Springsteen)
10  Dead Skunk (Loudon Wainwright) - Featuring Deborah Neal
11 
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd)
12 
I Will (Paul McCartney)
13 
Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
14 
Pilgrim (Steve Earle) - Featuring Steve Shorey

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Good and Plenty - Colin Reece
Latest solo CD 2013
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With brand new recordings of three originals from previous, now unavailable, vinyl albums, four new originals and four covers of songs by Steve Earle, Tom Waits , Bruce Springsteen and Mark Knopfler, this new album sees Colin with a list of songs that he would probably describe as 'a mixed bag consisting of past, present and personal favourites'.

The album features guest appearances by long term partner Steve Shorey on magnificent electric lead guitar and the beautiful dulcet tones of the equally beautiful and dulcet Karen Ann Hunter on harmony vocals.

Also featured is Colin's late great mate John 'Smudger' Smith with some cameo appearances on mandolin, fiddle and guitar which were lifted from some recordings the two of them did together a few years ago.

The track listing is:

                    1  So Many Times
                    2 
Execution Row
                    3 
Land of Good and Plenty
                    4  No Surrender
                    5 
Pilgrim
                    6 
I Let Me Down
                    7  Running Away
                    8  How Long/That's Where I Belong
                    9  Love's Never Powerless
                  10  I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
                  11  Defending

Below is a link to a Soundcloud collage.  If you like what you hear click on the Soundcloud 'buy this track' button which will take you to this website's Shop Page where you can make your purchase safely and with no hassle through Pay Pal.  You don't need to be a member of Pay Pal.

           Click here for a Soundcloud collage of
Good and Plenty

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 Revisited - Colin Reece
Latest solo CD 2013
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It seems that most performers reach a stage in their life when they get the urge to revisit and acknowledge their roots.

This is a newly recorded album of songs I sang or heard other people sing, but never got the chance to record, way back when I first realised there was more to music than the Beatles.

The track listing is:

Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Peggy Gordon
The Ballad Of Seth Davy
Step It Out Mary
Like The Snow
Fiddler's Green
Portland Town
The Parting Glass

The front cover is an interesting picture of the King's Head Hotel in Rochester, Kent and as such gives a 'nod' to the old Wish It Was A Brewery Folk Club of the 70s and 80s, which was the time and place I first learned to love these songs.

Click here for a Soundcloud collage of
Revisited

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Red Wing - Colin Reece
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Colin's first release of original material for ten years.
Nine previously unreleased tracks and seven re-arranged and re-recorded songs from the earlier days.  All brand new 2011 recordings.

The track listing is:

                    1 Red Wing intro                    9 The Madmen Of Gotham
                    2
CQ Prison Blues                 10 The Same Old Bandit
                    3
Let The Truce Begin          11 Rain Tyres And Footsteps
                    4
Southern Counties             12 Christmas In Copenhagen
                    5 What's The Matter             13 At The End Of The Day
                    6
Wozzaccurin                     14 Take Your Time
                    7
Appreciation                     15 Sad And Lonely Clown
                    8
An Island To Yourself        16 Red Wing Outro

"The album features some of the best players and friends I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.  They are Ian Cutler on electric violin, Fergus Feely on octave mandolin, Steve Shorey on electric and acoustic lead guitar, the sadly missed John ‘Smudger’ Smith on electric lead guitar, David ‘RudgeyRudge on harmonica and Lindsey Collard (aka the Torbados Girl), Karen Hunter and Drew Millin on backing vocals.

 

I’m particularly happy about the fact that I managed to rescue some recordings my late mate Smudger and I made a couple of years ago.  I took the solos he did on those recordings, freshened them up a bit and mixed them into the tracks on Red Wing, so the old sod is still playing from beyond the grave as it were.  Smudger lives on.

 

The tune Red Wing itself is taken from a song written way back at the beginning of the 20th Century about a young Red Indian maid which I have used to top and tail a song I wrote a long time ago about Charlie Chaplin called Sad and Lonely Clown (the last song on the album).  The reason being that during the First World War the song was parodied with the words;

 

'When the moon shines bright on Charlie Chaplin,

His boots are cracking

From want of blacking

And his little baggy trousers they need mending

Before we send him to the Dardanelles'"

Click here for a Soundcloud collage of
Red Wing

All songs written by Colin and once again all brand new 2011 recordings.

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No Choice For A Beggar  - Colin Reece
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No Choice For A Beggar
is
Colin's first album of totally original material for nearly 
sixteen years and to a large extent sees a return to his love of storytelling within song. All the songs on the album are self penned with the exception of 'Hold Me In Your Arms' which was written by two friends Karen Taylor and Tony Walker.

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Going Back - Colin Reece

For some time now Colin has been inundated with requests to record a CD of some of the  cover
songs he can be heard singing during his performances on the British pub circuit.  This, coupled with a long-standing desire by Colin to record an all acoustic album, has led to 'Going Back'.  An album of classic tracks given a totally acoustic treatment.  No bass, no drums.  Just acoustic guitar, mandolin, a hint of keyboard on one track and, of course, the distinctive Reece vocal.
A full track listing can be found on the
recording
page.
Orders can be made be emailing Colin via this site.

 

That Old Chestnut
Colin Reece

Primarily recorded with the Torquay Christmas hotel market in
mind, Colin has nevertheless always felt that he only gets a chance to sing some of the best songs ever written for about three or four weeks of the year and thus has always wanted to record a Christmas CD.
The result is That Old Chestnut
a CD containing literally that - some old chestnuts, ie some of Colin's favourite old Christmas songs.
A full track listing can be found on the
recording
page.
Orders can be made be emailing Colin via this site.

 

 

50 Channels - Live
The Bully Wee Band

New and exciting news for all Bully Wee band fans.
During the
sell out 2006 Bully Wee Band tour, the lads recorded three of the shows.  The CD of those recordings is now available and can be downloaded from itunes or Amazon and obtained by emailing Slaughterhouse Productions
The album is called '50 Channels - live' and features eight brand new, never before recorded Bully Wee Band songs and tunes, along with seven Bully Wee Band favourites from their extensive 36 year repertoire.  All given the band's unique live treatment.
Available for purchase from the
Bully Wee Band Shop.

 

Dates  for December 2016 and January 2017
These are the dates open to the public.  Other dates in the month may well be taken by private hotel functions.

 

December 2016

 

Every Thursday

The Hole in the Wall, Torquay

9.15pm

31 Dec

New Years Eve at The Hole in the Wall, Torquay
(with Drew Millin)

8.30pm

 

January 2017

 

5 Jan

The Hole in the Wall, Torquay

9.15pm

 

The Bully Wee Band
January 2017 Tour

 
 

 
19 jan

Chatham, Kent
The Brook Theatre

Old Town Hall,
The Brook,
Chatham, Kent
Tel. 01634 338 338
20 jan

Faldinworth, Lincolnshire
Faldingworth Live

Faldingworth Memorial Hall
Faldingworth, Lincs
LN8 3SE

email: watkins.folk@gmail.com
Tel.
01522 535770
21 jan

Truro, Cornwall
Devoran Village Hall

with Phil Beer

Quay Road
Devoran, Truro
Cornwall
TR3 6PW
Tel. 01872 262466
22 jan

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Bishop's Cleeve Tithe Barn
with Phil Beer

Cheltenham Road
Bishop's Cleeve
GL52 8LU
Tel.
07970 078220
23 jan

Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
Nettlebed Folk Club
with Phil Beer

The Village Club
High Street
Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
Tel. 01628636620
25 jan

Martlewy, Pembrokeshire
Burnett's Hill Chapel
 

Burnett's Hill Chapel
Martlewy, Narberth
Pembrokeshire
SA67 8AX
Tel. 01646 651725
26 jan

Havant, Hants
Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
with Phil Beer

27 jan

South Petherton, Somerset
The David Hall

The David Hall
Roundwell Street
South Petherton, Somerset
TA13 5AA

Tel. 01460 240340
28 jan Shutlanger, Northants
Shutlanger Village Hall

Shutlanger Village Hall
High Street
Shutlanger, Northamptonshire

29 jan Hitchin, Herts
Hitchin Folk Club
with Phil Beer

The Sun Inn
Sun Street
Hitchin, Herts
SG5 1AF
Tel.
01462 812391

30 jan Lingfield, Surrey
Victoria Sports and Social Club

Victoria Sports and Social Club
High Street
Dormansland, Surrey
RH7 6AA
Tel. 01342 833422

 

Back to The Hole in the Wall, Torquay on Thursday 2nd February.

 
These are the dates open to the public.  Other dates in the month may well be taken by private hotel functions.

 

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