Instead, they took their time and a few months later, released "Good Feeling", then "Naked" and then a non-album track "Weird". All of these singles were top 20. In 1995 Reef released their now Gold debut album "Replenish". "We wanted our first album, ‘Replenish’, to be a really honest statement. Four people playing in a room and getting something that’s totally their own. It was recorded in the most basic way possible.
Minimal room sounds. Up until recently, all I used for effects was a wah-pedal and I only used that on two songs." Kenwyn House. The follow up to "Replenish" was "Glow", which was more diverse, with the band using different instruments and creating a more interesting style. It spawned the hit singles "Place Your Hands", "Come Back Brighter", "Consideration" and "Yer Old" which increased Reef’s profile in the UK and abroad. On the week of its release, "Glow" went straight to number 1 in the UK album chart. In 1999 Reef released their third album "Rides".
They have even swapped instruments on some tracks with Gary and Dom playing guitar and Jack singing on one song. "Set The Record Straight" is the highlight of Getaway (Sony, 2000), their fourth album and most commercial work yet. In total they have had 8 UK top 20 singles. Place Your Hands remains a party and compilation favourite many years later. They also headlined at the Reading festival in 1999. In 2004 Reef took a long break from their constant touring. Gary appeared at Bristol Academy as a guest DJ on the 28th of February. Kenwyn House formed a new band called McArthur, while Dominic Greensmith started touring with his new band, Kubb. Gary and Jack play in rock band THEM IS ME Gary Stringer, Jack Bessant, Kenywn House & Dominic Greensmith are back together for six live shows in April 2010. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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