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Reign Lee / Bio

Recommended if you like singer-songwriters with an edge.

Alternative artist, Reign Lee’s lyrical yet dynamic style has firmly established her as a singer-songwriter with an edge. Drawing a list of comparisons as diverse as Patti Smith, the Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Annie Lennox, Nirvana and Tegan and Sara – the chameleonic musician has carved out her own brand of what it means to be alternative by combining rock, pop, folk and electronica.

Reign was born off the beaten track in the town of Hamilton, Ontario. She has lived, worked, and studied in Ontario, Alberta, Arizona, Beijing, Illinois, New York, Hong Kong and Belgium. Born to a European-Canadian mother & a Chinese father, Reign's multi-cultural background helped sow the seeds for her restless travels to the ends of the world.

Reign has won the International Free Ride Song Contest. She has received 2 Honorable Mentions in Mike Pinder's Bandwars for her songs ‘SUMMER FADED’ and ‘BURN’ from her album “BROKEN SKYLINES.” She has also received Honor Awards in the 11th and 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest, the Top Finalist honor in the 2007 Great American Song Contest and has been nominated for an Independent Music Award.

Her popular song, ‘BUILT TO LAST’ from her album “HOLDING BACK THE BEAST” was selected to be part of Microsoft and Reverbnation’s Sponsored Songs campaign and she recently signed a licensing deal with RUMBLEFISH – the world’s largest online music catalog.

Her acclaimed songs, “SLEEPER CARS” and “I BLEED”, from her album, “ANGELS IN THE DIRT”, have also gained interest from MTV and The Voice.

She’s been a guest on the Tim Qualls show as well as CBS’s popular program ‘Virginia This Morning.’ She’s also been a featured artist on Fearless Radio's New Music Binge and ABC networks online indie music showcase, Fame Games.

Reign’s live performances have drawn comparisons with Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins and Thom Yorke. She’s opened for acclaimed singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur and Canadian indie darlings, The Besnard Lakes. Her EP, “ANGELS IN THE DIRT,” has fallen into rotation all over the world and particularly garnered attention from Crystal Blue Radio in New York, Radio Basingstoke in England, RTHK in Hong Kong and Women of Substance Radio in the US. TIME OUT magazine described the tracks on the EP as 'cinematic.’

Reign Lee has played in venues all over the world. She's completed 4 tours of the US and the UK and is currently working on a forthcoming album and tour. She also keeps busy as the founding editor of INDIE MAG.

Reign is currently the #1 Alternative Artist in Brussels, Belgium.

To find out more about the reader-powered magazine, INDIE MAG, and the Small Music Grants for Big Artists project, go to: www.indiemag.org

General Info

Band Members
Reign-vox/guitars-bass-loopstation/also joined by live players
Artist Name
Reign Lee
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/reignlee
Genres
Alternative / Pop Rock / Electronica

Contact Info

Location
Brussels, BE

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