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Ino Reeves – Tanks Unplugged

Previewing tracks from his upcoming debut album, Cairns own Ino Reeves brings his 5 piece band to The Tanks this Friday evening for the Tanks Unplugged Series alongside Sister Liberty and Joresoh. A self-taught musician with Papua New Guinean heritage, Ino Reeves strong reggae and roots influences weave into his own modern music style featuring catchy hooks and alluring swells. His island reggae fusion will have you chilled instantly with deep emotional lyrics and sweet lead guitar melodies.

Coming to the end of a big year of career highlights, Ino Reeves has been sharing his original music all over the Far North from Cooktown to Townsville and even Groot Eylandt in the Northern Territory. 2016 has seen him support international artist Maxi Priest and Australian blues icons The Backsliders. Fresh on return from his recent trip south to perform at The Townsville Cultural Festival, Ino is passionately focussed on releasing his independent debut album in the new year, which is in the final stages of production.

Speaking to Ino Reeves before his performance at The Tanks Unplugged series this Friday, Ino was beaming with excitement to be playing at what he describes as Cairns best venue.

“I’m always excited to play original music, but especially at The Tanks which I believe is the best venue in Cairns sound quality wise. I’ve heard Sister Liberty live on many occasions and we both played at the Townsville Cultural Festival. I’m digging her new image and the roots reggae vibe she’s now writing.”

“I’ve listened to a few of Joresh’s originals on video. Very laid back, reminds me a bit of Xavier Rudd. So I’ll definitely be looking forward to catching his performance.”

Growing up in a villiage called Apanaipi in the Mekeo region of Papua New Guinea, Ino Reeves moved to Australia in 1992 when he was 7 years old and started to teach himself music later when he was in high school.

“I mucked around with music a bit in high school when I was around 15 years old. Then didn’t do anything else with it until I enrolled into Tafe in 2006, which is where I met Moses Warusam (Lead Guitarist). I put music a bit on the backburner after Tafe as I had my first born and I left Cairns for 7 years to join the Navy.”

With heavy influences from The Strokes, Ben Harper, John Mayer and Bob Marley, Ino Reeves left the Navy in late 2013 to concentrate more on his original music.

“I always had a desire to play music but after reading the book ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho, it really drove me to believe in my ambitions and musicality”.

With a debut self-titled album planned for launch in early 2017, Ino Reeves and his five piece band will be previewing a lot of the tracks at The Tanks this Friday night, before an official launch in the new year before Ino relocates to Brisbane.

“We’ll be launching the album here in Cairns before a tour down the east coast and then I’ll begin the next chapter in Brisbane. Our producer Chris McKelvie is down there so we’re going to have a jam and take it from there.”

With a focus on local singer/songwriters in the acoustic genre, Tanks Unplugged is a concert series that puts the spotlight on the talented musicians of Cairns and the region.

The series offers a relaxed platform for both established and emerging artists to play to their local audience, promote themselves, sell their CDs and network with other musicians and performers.

“It’s a very important series Tanks Unplugged, especially because I feel it’s next level up from playing the clubs and pubs. It’s a really professional set up and gives you an opportunity to experience top quality production just like established artists” said Ino Reeves.

Tanks Unplugged – Friday 18th November 2016 at The Tanks Arts Centre featuring Sister Liberty, Ino Reeves and Joresh. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Entry is $12, Concession $10. Tickets from Ticketlink or at the door.

Mitch Sullivan

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