Ben Reel To Release ‘Some Mercy’

Irish artist Ben Reel released his current album ‘Land Of Escape’ in the spring of 2018 featuring 12 new tracks. This was the 8th studio album recorded and produced in his home studio in South Armagh. ‘Some Mercy’ will be the last single to be released from this record. It’s a song that carries a powerful message that people are all the same the whole world over in that we are all looking for the same things in life. Like love, happiness, freedom, salvation etc.

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 saying,  “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 describing it as somewhere in the middle ground between rock and jazz or a sound that is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and the Band. In a solo career which now spans 20 years receiving critical acclaim from radio and press from around the world with numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances like BBC, RTE and Dutch NPO radio, supporting names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum, The Blockheads and co wrote and performed with some of Nashville’s finest like David Olney & Irene Kelley.

Ben was selected to play an official showcase at Folk Alliance in Memphis Tennessee & has toured as double bill with Tommy Womack (Nashville) in the U.S and UK, and also with legendary American folk singer/songwriter Eric Andersen in the UK and Netherlands. While in Nashville he has been invited to play the famous Bluebird Cafe on a number of occasions, most recently September 2018.

Over the last 10 years Ben has enjoyed successful tours in Ireland, UK, Europe and U.S.A, receiving rave reviews and attracting a growing loyal fan base. The band have 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 and Electric Picnic (EIRE).

2019 has been an exciting year so far with a new album recorded in Nashville with Will Kimborough and Tommy Womack producing ,and E Street Band member Garry Tallent playing bass on the new record which will be due out early 2020. Watch this space.

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BEN REEL SUMMER TOUR DATES 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH, 2019
Le Pein Noir
Ben Reel (solo) – 9.30pm
Haarlem NL

FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2019
Tierneys Irish pub
Ben Reel & Glenn Schwarzer – 10.00pm
Haarlem NL

SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2019
Camping Cupido (Oerol Festival)
BenReelBand – 9.00pm
Terschelling Island
Hee NL

SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2019
Ke Rijf Bar (Oerol Festival)
BenReelBand – 9.00pm
Terschelling-West NL

MONDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2019
Schotse 4 (Oerol festival)
BenReelBand – 9.00pm
Midsland Terschelling NL

TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2019
Wrakkenmuseum (Oerol festival)
BenReelBand – 9.00pm
Formerum bTerschelling NL

FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2019
Harbour bar
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Bray, Co Wicklow
IE

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2019
Cheers bar
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Fermoy, Co Cork IE

SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2019
Folk House
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Kinsale, Co Cork IE

SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2019
Murphs
BenReelBand – 8.30pm
Tramore, Co Waterford IE

SATURDAY, JULY 6TH, 2019
Horsemans
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Castleblayney, Co Monaghan IE

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH, 2019
Cobbles
Ben Reel (solo) – 10.00pm
Newry, Co Down

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 2019
Ryans (BenReelBand play the music of Dylan&Young)
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny IE

THURSDAY, JULY 18TH, 2019

McKennas Bar (Seven Hills Blues Festival)
BenReelBand – 8.00pm
Armagh, Co Armagh

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH, 2019
McGings
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Westport, Co Mayo IE

SATURDAY, JULY 20TH, 2019
Spells Bar
BenReelBand – 10.00pm
Ballaghnaderren, Roscommon IE

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH, 2019
Mine Oyster
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 6.00pm
16 Wharf Street
Boothbay Harbor, Maine U.S.A

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH, 2019
Flight Deck Brewing
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 23.30pm
11 Atlantic Ave
Brunswick, ME U.S.A

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH, 2019
Brickyard Hollow
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 5.00pm
236 Main St
Yarmouth, ME U.S.A

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH, 2019
Private House Concert
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 10.30pm
Woolwich, Maine U.S.A

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, 2019
Mine Oyster
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 6.00pm
16 Wharf Street
Boothbay Harbor, Maine U.S.A

TUESDAY, JULY 30TH, 2019
Baxter Brewing Lewiston
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 23.30pm
130 Mill St
Lewiston, ME U.S.A

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31ST, 2019
Doolin’s Pub
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 6.00pm
495 Huntington Hill Rd
Litchfield, ME
U.S

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2019
Montsweag Farm Restaurant
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 11.00pm
942 US-1
Woolwich, ME U.S.A

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2019
Mbar
Ben Reel & Julieanne Black – 4.00pm
30 Broadway Ave
Mystic, CT U.S.A

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2019
Puc Fade
Ben Reel & Ronnie Oflynn – 10.30pm
Monaghan IE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2019
Horsemans
BenReelBand – 10.30pm
Castleblayney, Co Monaghan IE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2019

Armagh Hotel (Seven Hills Blues Festival)
BenReelBand – 9.00pm
Armagh, Co Armagh

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2019
Cafe Studio (Haarlem Jazz Festival)
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 9.30pm
Haarlem NL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2019
Tierneys Irish pub (Haarlem Jazz Festival)
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 10.00pm
Haarlem NL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2019
Het Wapen Van (Haarlem Jazz Festival)
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 10.00pm
Haarlem NL

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2019
De Worsteltent
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 2.00pm
Den Burg, Texel NL

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2019
Cafe Stiels (Haarlem Jazz Festival)
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 10.30pm
Haarlem NL

MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2019
Private Garden Party Concert
Ben Reel & The Haarlem Boys – 8.00pm
Warmenhuizen NL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2019
SPIKE ISLAND ELECTRIC PICNIC
BenReelBand – 4.00pm
Stradbally, Co Laois IE

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