STUART REECE is a 26 year old guitarist, singer and songwriter originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is best known for his radio singles “Love Song” “Write about Us” and “Falling for You. To date he has released two Albums and a six track EP, all available on iTunes.com/stuartreeceband.
Stuart started playing guitar at the age of 13 and played for bands throughout school. His style of music is ‘easy-listening’ and inspiration is drawn from pop artists like Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars.
In October 2010 he formed his own band and with money saved from waiting tables, recorded an EP titled “Leave This Town”. The EP consisted of 6 songs and two of them made it onto national radio. One of them charting at number 3 on the Algoa FM top 30 (Love Song). The EP is still available at his gigs today.
The surprise success of the EP sparked the idea of recording a full album and a year later Stuart and his band headed into Bryan McLagen’s studio to work on his debut full length album. The recording process was a great success and the band launched the album on the 13th of April 2012. The album is titled ‘Chasing Shadows’ and is also available at his gigs. The singles from the album were ‘Write About Us’ and ‘Better Left Unsaid’ and were both playlisted on Radio stations across South Africa.
In June 2013, Stuart and the band headed into Bryan McLagen’s studio for a third time to begin the recording of his second studio album. Eleven brand new songs on an Album titled “Storm”. The Album was sent to Paris Lucas in Fishhoek for mixing and mastering and launched to a sold out crowd at The Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth in October 2013. The first and only single “Alright” picked up national radio airplay.
In December 2013, after the launch of the Storm Album, Stuart relocated to Johannesburg to further pursue his career in music.
In March 2014 he recorded a single titled “Falling for you”. The song was produced by Marius Brouwer at Pop Planet Studio and has been playlisted on radio stations across the country. It peaked at no. 5 on the Algoa FM Top 30.
Stuart is currently working on songs for his 3rd album which will be recorded and released by the end of the year (2015).
Stuart Reece, solo, and with his band has played alongside many popular South African acts namely; Elvis Blue, A-King, Dan Patlansky, Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele, Mi Casa, Jimmy Nevis, Kurt Darren, Gold Fish, Justin Serrao, Howie Combrink, Graham Watkins Project, Evolver One, The Arrows, Farrell Purkiss, Jesse Clegg, Taxi Violence, Southern Gypsy Queen, Meri Kenaz, Tony Cox, Steve Newman and Robin Auld.
Stuart has also played in a number of different music venues across South Africa, like The Venue (Melrose Arch) and Tanz Café in Johannesburg, Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, Barbas Café in Bloemfontein, Murambi Country Kitchen in East London, The Music Kitchen in Port Elizabeth, Potters Place in Jeffreys Bay, Tapas in Knysna, Arts Theatre in George, Perigators in Pringle Bay, Gecko Bar in Hermanus and The Fugard theatre and Daddy Long Legs in Cape Town.