This band is awesome live!
November 27, 2005
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Sunday Blues--Introducing the New Kid on the Block--Reggie Sears
Damon Fowler Group
The Reggie Sears Unit
"DFG-Brings scorching guitar and cool blues licks His live show burns with passion, guitar magic, & vocal virtuosty
Blazing young blues guitar slinger  from South Florida "
The Reggie Sears Unit
Blues At It's Finest
"He possesses a feel and passion for the music that cannot be faked, it is coming from the heart and soul."-Larry Lisk, President
of the Suncoast Blues Society.
"Every once & awhile, I hear a extrordinary talent, someone who moves me & makes me believe there will be better things to
come for him or her. After a long time of searching, I have found him & his name is Reggie Sears. This kid can play his axe
& sing with such soul & conviction, that I fail to believe he is just 14 years old. This is one of the few kids who plays
"THE BLUES" right. He doesn't just play notes. He plays from his heart. After hearing him, I think you will agree that Reggie
Sears is the best young Bluesman on the scene. Keep an eye out for this amazing talent."-Joe West, the Chitlin Circuit.
"The Blues is in good hands."-Guitar Shorty
"Reggie is the Future of the Blues"-Solomon Burke
Reggie Sears was born in Ft. Lauderdale,FL in April of 1991. At the tender age of 11, he was seduced by the Blues after hearing
Lonnie Macks' "Strike Like Lightning" LP. "That album changed my life, I knew what I wanted to do after I heard that album"
says Reggie. For his 12th birday, Reggie's parent gave him a electric guitar. "It was a Epiphone Les Paul, one that I loved
& cherished." Reggie, who was raised in a rough neigborhood, never got injured or got in trouble, because he was always inside
playing his guitar." "I use to come home from school, do my homework & play guitar until I went to sleep & then played a little
bit the next morning before I went to school" says Reggie.
Due to Reggie's love & passion for the guitar, that just after 2 months of lessons, Reggie had learned everything his instructor
could teach him. Reggie spent the summer of 2003 in his room, practicing his guitar, honing his skills & developing what would
soon become his signature style. In July of 2003, Reggie had his dad take him to a Blues jam at a great dive in Ft. Lauderdale
& wowed the audience as well as the musicians. In November of 2003, Reggie played the Ft. Lauderdale Sound Advice Blues Festival
& jammed with international recording artists Fruitland Jackson, Michael Burks, Hubert Sumlin & Solomon Burke. Reggie also
jammed with mandolin virtuoso Rich Del Grosso, guitar wizard Ana Povovic & harmonica virtuoso Jason Ricci that weekend.
In Febuary of 2004, Reggie(who used a "pickup" band) played 2 sets @ the Fiesta Tropicale Festival in Hollywood & made such
an impression on the promoter, that he got invited back the next year. In March of 2004, Reggie jammed with Chris "The Prince"
Beard, national recording artist & in April formed his first band. Also in April, Reggie jammed with Muddy Waters Sideman
Bob Margolin @ a festival in Ft. Lauderdale. Also at that festival, Howlin Wolf's guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who had met and
jammed with Reggie the previous year, invited him on his tourbus & the two talked, played guitar & just had a good time.
In May of 2004, Reggie jammed with Watchdog recording artist Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of the legendary Lonnie Brooks.
"The Reggie Sears Band" played their first gig on May 22,2004 & In July, Reggie jammed with Alligator Recording artist Guitar
Shorty & national recording artist Slick Ballinger in August. Aside from jamming with national recording stars, Reggie spent
the rest of 2004 doing gigs with his band. By December of 2004, The Reggie Sears Band had done over 100 shows.
In early 2005, Reggie jammed with guitar-wiz Josh Smith & in Febuary Reggie & his band played the Fiesta Tropicale for the
second year in a row. In Febuary 2005, the RSB vvas hand-selected to open the first annual Miami Dade Blues Festival.
Between March & late-May, Reggie had done over 30 gigs & despite earning rave reviews & a new legion of devoted fans, he was
not satisfied with his band's sound. So in late May, he retained his drummer, brought in a new keyboardist, a new bassist
& changed his band's name to "The Reggie Sears Unit." After a few rehearsals, The Reggie Sears Unit began booking dates &
showcases at hot clubs & big festivals, gaining major exposure. In July, The Reggie Sears Unit entered the studio & did a
raw, live-in-the-studio session, which would soon become their debut album "Trasitions." In September, The RSU released their
debut album on the Redd Dawg Records imprint to rave reviews & in October, after 3 months and over 50 gigs, The RSU opened
the Sarasota Blues Festival, getting massive exposure & a ton of raves. By December, the RSU had done about 100 dates that
year. The RSU is also known for their exciting marathon sets & onstage gymnastics which have won a loyal group of fans who
flock out to see the best young Bluesman on the scene backed by the hottest band on the circuit. There is no doubt that there'll
be bigger & better things to come. Keep an eye out for Reggie.