VIDEO & GIG NEWS: John Reed video for ‘The Smile’ filmed in Todmorden Unitarian Church, plays the church on 25th May

The gig: John Reed & Friends 25th May Todmorden Unitarian Church


Back in February I spent a day with John and friends – with my photography hat on – watching and taking pictures of the filming of this video. What is impressive about this is that the musicians are playing live, it’s not mimed.

My images of the day’s filming can be found here:

As a result of John filming at the church he has arranged a gig there

John Reed & Friends: An evening of original folk music combining folk, a bit of rock, and some sounds from across the pond from Nova Scotia

Todmorden Unitarian Church
25 May
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

John will kicking off this gig with long time friend and guitarist Kieran Heaney, delivering around 40 minutes of cittern based original folk songs from his Moorscape album and and Dry The Life EP, with a smattering of progressive folk for good measure.

John’s gig will be followed by his son Duncan who has actually been on the gig circuit for longer than himself. Duncan’s voice is amazing and the quality of his songs shines through on his soon to be released album Hypnotise.

To round off the evening they are joined by friends The Lewinskies (husband and wife team Kristen Hatt-Lewis and Matthew Lewis) from Nova Scotia, whose North-East American folk vibe combines thoughtful and direct lyrics with Kristen’s accordion playing

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Frank is the website guy for Local Sound Focus. Takes a lot of photos and loves writing about new music.