The Middle East Presents: Reeves Gabrels (of The Cure) and His Imaginary Friends, House Of Harm - 18+ $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show // 7:00pm doors
Reeves Gabrels, a world-class American musician, is an innovative guitarist who also sings, writes songs and composes soundscapes. He joined The Cure, a distinctive and successful post-punk rock band, in 2012 and is known as well for his partnership with David Bowie from 1987 through 1999. A co-founder of the rock band Tin Machine in 1989 with David Bowie, Tony Sales and Hunt Sales, Gabrels went on to work closely with Bowie as guitarist and a co-writer for Outside (1995) and as guitarist, co-writer and co-producer for Earthling (1997) and Hours (1999). Gabrels was Bowie's guitarist and music director across a dozen years of touring, including for a Bowie tour with Nine Inch Nails, and for Bowie’s 50th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden.
The 2017 release Imaginary Friends Live is Gabrels' sixth album as featured guitarist and vocalist supported by superb musical colleagues. He also made two improvisatory guitar-duo albums, one with Bill Nelson of Be-Bop Deluxe fame and the other with David Tronzo who now teaches at Boston's Berklee College of Music. And Gabrels composes film, television and video-game soundtracks. A sought-after collaborator, he has written, performed and recorded with musicians in genres from heavy metal to hip-hop to electronica to jazz.