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 7th (2015)



7th reviews 

`Ben is a singer-songwriter from South Armagh with a mighty band behind  him,  the sound is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and The Band.' - Dai Jeffries (Folking.com) May 2015  ****


`In days of yore there used to be something called ‘good time rock ‘n’ roll’.  With 7th, Ben Reel’s just reinvented it. ' ****  - Pete Whalley - Get ready to rock  Sept 2015


`Certainly the South Armagh man shows no sign of flagging on this self-produced 14-track set – and that goes for his impressive band as well. Reel’s 2013 Darkness and the Light album was strong, but this is better balanced and more consistent. '              

- Joe Breen - The Irish Times -  **** album review of 7th/ May 2015


`Fine return from N.Ireland's premier exponent of American roots'                                    

- Colm O'Hare Hotpress 7/10 stars / 10th July 2015


Darkness & the Light (2013)    


Darkness & the Light Reviews

'A Stunning collection that confronts the everyday struggles of ordinary folk'. The guy is a great singer, superlative songwriter and on the basis of this self produced effort, a studio maestro. Highly recommended.

-Maverick Magazine- June 2013 Alan Cackett


'Career highlight for south Armagh man, his best yet'

-Hotpress- April 2013 Colm O'Hare


"His energy & desire to communicate, to sing, is infectious, and the Armagh man's band rises to the challange. This is a meaty, mature, well produced album concerned with serious topics."     

- Joe Breen, Irish Times July 2013 -


" He's not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best. "

-R2 Magazine by John Atkin July 2013-  (4/5 stars)