The Reed Effect
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The Reed Effect

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"A MizRebel Artist Profile – The Reed Effect"

Reed, originally from Long Island, now resides in Toronto where he creates melodic rock with his two Toronto native band mates Melinda Uden and Alex Van Briggle. All three of these talented musicians had their start in music at an early age. Both Reed and Uden were introduced to piano in their childhood, and Van Briggle had the fortunate experience of learning from his father who was a touring musician. For Reed, the guitar piqued his interest in high school and he easily transferred the music theory learned through piano lessons to this new instrument. - Colleen Bedford

"The lonely vagabond"

'This is a band that delivers a spicy mix of classic rock and a blues edge to full effect. Unleashing a high dose of high energy and hard hitting riffs, combining the traditional with the contemporary, these seasoned musicians promises big-sounding rock swagger for the ages - myspace


Still working on that hot first release.



If Nirvana and The Doors had a love child, who was then raised in the desert taking hits of acid with Frank Zappa, you’d likely end up with a band that sounds as oddly unique as The Reed Effect.

Hailing from Toronto, and having spent the last several years proudly cutting their teeth in the scummiest venues north of the border, The Reed Effect have been warping minds with their lyrics, shaking hips with their riffs and assaulting all five senses with an onslaught of progressively addictive rock hooks that pull from grunge, metal and blues. Having been tapped as support for bands like Jeff Martin of The Tea Party, The Wild and Die Mannequin, The Reed Effect have been leaving their unique brand of stinkface-inducing, schizophrenic rock lingering in the air of venues across Canada since day one.

Founding member and lead man Kirk Reed, along with his brother Chris on bass and drummer Bryan Fontez form a rock n' roll triumvirate that's built like a brick shit-house. With their new album "A Strange Curiosity" ready to drop later this year and the bar set higher than ever, the band has never been more proud of the heavy grooves they're about unleash.

If you're into the kind of guitar riffs that scar you for life, bass lines that vibrate your skull and a drummer who hits so hard he should be convicted of instrumental murder, do yourself a favour and check out The Reed Effect.

“Seasoned musicians who bring a big sound and serious rock swagger”
— The Lonely Vagabond, Exclaim Magazine

“A revival and reinterpretation of the classic grunge rock sound”
— Griffin Elliot, The Scene Magazine

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