Posted on 12th Jun 2012 @ 9:32 AM
Reeves Gabrels, best known for his versatile guitar work with David Bowie and Tin Machine, has also collaborated with many other artists including Paul Rodgers, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails and numerous other band and solo projects. This summer he is playing guitar with The Cure for 19 European summer festival dates, and is using the Amptweaker TightRock. Gabrels worked with the Cure's Robert Smith in the late 90's, collaborating on the tracks "Wrong Number" and "A Sign From God", as well as co-writing the song "Yesterday's Gone" featuring Smith on vocals on Gabrels' album Ulysses.
Since 2006 Gabrels has been based in Nashville, Tennessee where he regularly performs with drummer Jeff Brown and bassist Kevin Hornback in a trio called REEVES GABRELS & HiS iMAGiNARY FR13NDS. Their independent release is planned for 2012.
Gabrels tried out the Amptweaker pedals at the 2011 Nashville Amp Expo, and recently added the TightRock to his tone arsenal just in time for the summer's Cure tour. Here's his quote about the tone he gets with it: