Its been a matter of months since Ocean Reid sailed into Brighton with his guitar, set up his own recording studio, recruited his new band and started recording his debut full length album with Tim Bidwell, producer to the likes of Kate Walsh.
Originally from Yorkshire Ocean has lived all over the UK over the years homing his craft and even collaborating with the likes of Bond movie composer David Arnold. For the moment he is happy to call the vibrant seaside city home. It didn’t take long for Brighton to claim this young talent as their own being appearing on BBC southern counties radio, being championed by the local press and invited to perform for club NME.
Ocean’s debut single Talking Dead was released worldwide by his own label Surreal Records on 17th August. Produced in New York by Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, Peggy Sue), the new single has been picking up plays on Radio 2 and XFM, securing live sessiona and praise such as “like Jack Penate meets Frank Turner (but without the politics)”. Roomthirteen.com
Ocean Reid and his folk band of violins, bass, drums, pianos, percussionists, cellos and glockenspiel hits the road playing up and down the UK before heading off to do it all over again in Germany, France, Luxembourg and Holland this November.
The full itinerary is as follows:
25th – Swindon, Vic
26th – Leicester, Musician
27th – Sheffield, Bordwalk
28th – Hedonsford (Birmingham), Music Bar
29th – Brighton, Beachdown Festival (with Zutons & Super Furry Animals)
31st – Weymouth, Quayside Festival
3rd – Blackpool, Blueroom
4th – Accrington, Attic
10th – Gourock, Scotland – café Contin
11th – Dunoon, Scotland – The Loft
12th – Glasgow, Scotland – nice n sleazy
19th – Out Of The Ordinary Festival, Hailsham
22nd – Camden, The Enterprise
23rd – CLUB NME @ Coalition, Brighton
30th – BBC Introducing, Brighton
2nd – House Concerts York, York
22nd – Camden, The Purple Turtle
Already planning ahead this lad likes to keep busy. Ocean is currently in writing sessions with various peers and like minded artists in the industry. Preparing what is simply titled for now ‘The Collaboration E.P.’ for release on his own label Surreal Records world wide towards the end of 2009 which will see Ocean & a selection of the finest fresh buzzing singer songwriters out there squeeze on to the stage in several UK cities January 2010.
“Take a Deep Breath, Literaly Breath Taking” Alan Raw – Presenter, BBC Radio.
“like Jack Penate meets Frank Turner (but without the politics).” roomthirteen.com
The single is available for download from iTunes link
Visit Ocean Reid’s official MySpace page for more information link