Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross

 Crewkerne, England, GBR
BandFolkAcoustic

Reg’s clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of ‘Master Storyteller’ (Pennyblack Music) and prompted Mike Harding from BBC Radio 2’s Folk programme to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as “One of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced”

Biography

Reg Meuross is a true English troubadour, and a champion of Rural Touring throughout Britain and America, playing Village Halls, Churches and House Concerts as well as conventional theatres and clubs. He is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most talented and widely respected singer–songwriters.

Reg’s clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of ‘Master Storyteller’ (Pennyblack Music) and prompted Mike Harding from BBC Radio 2’s Folk programme to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as “One of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced”

His performance is pure class. He brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, often informed and inspired by his own experiences, sometimes just great stories expertly told and linked by wry & witty observations, the delivery of which is complimented by his soulful high tenor voice and fine, Guitar, Dulcimer and Tenor guitar playing

‘He is a master storyteller who sets his short, thought-provoking essays to the sweetest of melodies. Meuross, like all good storytellers, draws you into his songs with that warm and inviting voice and once in you won’t want to leave’ PENNY BLACK MUSIC

‘He’s a mighty songwriter and an equally good singer’ MARTIN CARTHY

All this longing, Reg’s new CD, is due for release in Sept 2010. It is Reg’s most accomplished work so far in a career that began with The Panic Brothers in 1986 they recorded one album called “In The Red” produced by Clive Gregson. Five years of successful touring and TV work followed, with appearances at Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Sidmouth and all the major British Festivals.
Reg then went on to form The Flamingos who featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, & Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof’s Band. They recorded one album called Arrested.
In 1996 he released the critically acclaimed CD The Goodbye Hat and was nominated for several music awards, including best song for ‘Ring around the Roses’
It wasn’t followed up until 2004 with the album that really established Reg as “One of Britain’s finest Singer Songwriters” (Time Out), Short Stories. Followed in 2006 by the excellent Still, and in 2008 he released his most successful collection to date, Dragonfly. All this longing looks set to continue that success, having already begun to pick up national Radio play prior to its official release.

‘Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered’ THE TIMES

Lyrics

For the seeds of love

Written By: Reg Meuross

in the cathedral of the trees beneath a starry sky
where every light looking down on the kingdom of the clowns
is an ancestral eye

and the whispers on the breeze are the voices of my race
and the man in the moon who sings an ancient tune
has my grandfather’s face

Discography

The Panic Brothers - In The Red 1986
Reg Meuross With the Flamingos - Arrested 1991
Reg Meuross - The Goodbye Hat 1996
Reg Meuross - Short Stories 2004
Reg Meuross - Still 2006
Reg Meuross - Dragonfly 2008
Reg Meuross - All this longing 2010