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Music Therapy January 24 2017

I'm on a dry January. It's been pretty easy actually and strangely enough it seems to have given me more time. I can't really quantify this but that's how I feel. One of the things I've been doing is listening to a whole lot more music of all sorts. Most recently Iggy Pop's 6 Music show on Bowie. Having his personal memories overlaid on a seemingly endless stream of genius...

Tin Solder - Happy to be a part of the industry of human happiness July 29 2016

Ever since I first heard 'Tin Soldier' I've been hooked. Like a lot of people my age who were second generation Mods, it wasn't straightforward to do so. You very rarely heard it on the radio so you had to go and search it out. In fact, I think I first heard the song when I managed to get hold of a Small Faces compilation album, 'Small Faces, Big Hits' which was released some...

Heroes April 08 2016

Dear All, I don’t know about you but I’m still reeling from the shock of David Bowie’s passing. The following day I was asked to take a couple of pieces into the green room at BBCRadio 2 in tribute. We sat with people I’d never met in joint disbelief. For me he had what The Stones and The Beatles had, but there was just him. McCartney and Jagger were both...

Pop-Art Exhibition 12th - 29th Nov. Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham November 11 2015

I visited L.A. with Horace Panter Art this summer and had an absolute ball. We were both there as guests of the @MusackRocks Carnival which is a brilliant charity empowering kids by funding guitars and tuition. Now, back in blighty in November Horace Panter Art and myself are having our first joint show at @RCFA_Gallery in Birmingham. The show starts on Thursday 12th Nov and runs until the 28th Nov. On Saturday 14th, Horace will be...

Capitol Records September 28 2015

This summer I had the great honour of visiting Capitol Records in LA to show them my work. I considered long and hard what would be appropriate to paint and take along on the trip. In the end I decided it should probably be by England's biggest export to America and indeed the rest of the World, The Beatles. In the U.S. they were on the Capitol Label. It also...

From Chelsea to Chelski September 22 2014

45 VIP Club - From Chelsea to Chelski  It's funny when you think back, how what seemed like a small decision, made many months ago can have such an impact on your life. This was the thought running through my mind as I settled in the sagging, well worn seat in a decidedly 'underground' club near the old meat market in Volgograd, the former Stalingrad. Some 200 or so guests...

The Greatest Song of All Time May 01 2014

bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27229983 … The Greatest Song of All Time?   Dear All,   Personally I think there are a few candidates for this accolade. However Bill Board finally came to this conclusion, after thinking about it for over 45 years in 2011. It certainly started something new. It's a long and thoughtful song, bitter in places and I've personally never heard a better phrase than a 'Chrome Horse' to describe a big car....

Complete Circle March 26 2014

COMPLETE CIRCLE   Dear all, I learned an amazing fact this week. It was that since 1991, in the US the Beatles are the second biggest selling band at $65.55 Million with Garth Brooks at number one with $69.52 Million. So even after all this time it seems the World can't get enough of the Fab Four. By the age of nine or ten I thought I was getting pretty good at art...

Elvis' 1st 45 Released March 12 2014

Dear all,   This year marks 60 years since the release of Elvis' very first record on the Sun label, 'That's All Right'. It has been on my list of great Elvis songs to paint (it's a long list) for some time. While I was painting, it got me thinking about that date back in 1954. We are preparing to celebrate my Mum and Dad's 60th wedding anniversary later this...
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