About The Reed Effect
If Nirvana and The Doors had a love child, who was then raised in the desert taking hits of acid with Frank Zappa, you’d likely end up with a band that sounds as oddly unique as The Reed Effect.
Hailing from Toronto, and having spent the last several years proudly cutting their teeth in the best live music venues north of the border, The Reed Effect have been warping minds with their lyrics, shaking hips with their riffs and assaulting all five senses with an onslaught of progressively addictive rock hooks that pull from grunge, metal and blues.
2020 has been a hard year on all of us, and The Reed Effect has definitely felt that pain. Chris Reed, bassist, vocalist, bandmate, friend and brother tragically took his own life on October 10th, 2020, just as the new music was about to be released. Being very close, Chris's death hit Kirk hard. But Kirk feels it is important to let the world hear this music - not just as a tribute to Chris and his legacy, but as a celebration of their collaboration and brotherly love.
We miss and Love you Chris. The music you and Kirk worked on will be heard soon.
Founding member and front man/guitarist Kirk Reed along with his brother Chris on bass and back up vocals are formidable. Their brand new album , 1973, has just been released in May 2021. The bar is set higher than ever, and the band has never been more proud of the heavy grooves they unleashed with this album.
You can listen to 1973 in its entirety and watch the video for Fine Here below.