Summer Single - When I Was a Boy (2021 version)- Out Now

When I Was A Boy (2021 Version)

Ben Reel

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"This was a song I first recorded way back in 2012 for my Darkness & The Light album which came out in 2013 but this song didn't make the cut as I felt it didn't quite suit on the record and I was never really happy with the original mix. It was a song I always felt had great potential as a single so during lockdown I revisited it and give it a complete make over. I re-did the lead vocal and some guitars and mixed and mastered it from scratch again. In this summer of 2021 I am delighted to finally share it to the world as its got that certain summer feel to it, enjoy". - Ben

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New album - The Nashville Calling

9th studio album by Ben Reel. Recorded in Nashville TN. Featuring Garry W Tallent from The E Street Band on bass. Produced by Will Kimbrough, Ben Reel and Tommy Womack.

No.1 in the Euro Americana chart for April 2020 - The Nashville Calling. Voted by respected DJ's & Journalist across Europe.”

Euro Americana chart - April 2020

11 heavenly storming roots rocksongs sounds like the urgency of a hungry debutant who wants to win a war. And he sometimes can put the finger on the spirit of the age. Tough times... That's the Reel stuff. - 4/5 stars” - Herman Van Der Horst

— Lust for Life Magazine, Netherlands. The Nashville Calling review 2020

These are songs about the resilience and the brave. They could be soundtracks and theme songs for the first responders in our current health pandemic. Reel has all the ingredients of the best roots rockers – swagger, attitude, heart and a way with words. And, his voice is so much better than most. Listen up.” - Jim Hynes

Glide Magazine U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020

Artists always want to believe their latest record is the best they’ve ever created, but The Nashville Calling just might be Ben Reel’s best” - Gary Wien

New Jersey Stage Magazine, USA - The Nashville Calling interview 25/05/2020

There’s not a single track that doesn’t immediately sink in tomake an emphatic initial impression. For those who are unfamiliar with his previous work, this is the place to begin. Dare we say it’s the “Reel Deal?” - Lee Zimmerman

Goldmine,The Music Collector's Magazine. U.S.A - The Nashville Calling review 2020