The Reed Effect / Bio

What is The Reed Effect?
The Reed Effect is an original melodic-rock act based out of Toronto. It was created following the Dec. 2010 release of Kirk Reed’s self-titled CD. This talented trio have come together from various acts and indie music scenes and have been picking up speed on the live circuit in Ontario.
Kirk Reed – Vocals, Guitars
A veteran member of Toronto’s alternative rock scene, Kirk’s dedication to his craft and his well-honed musical skills are at the core of The Reed Effect’s sound and feel. Armed with harmony-laden tunes and raw lyrical exposure, the aches and joys of Kirk’s personal struggles fill his music with a catchy and fearless groove, and a unique experience at The Reed Effect’s live performances.
Melinda Uden - Vocals, Bass
Melinda has played various roles on the Toronto indie music scene. From metal to surf and punk to pop, she’s experimented with nearly every available genre. An experienced performer, recording artist and touring musician, Melinda has played guitar, drums and keyboards in the past as well as filling backing and lead vocals. Picking up bass in 2011 for The Reed Effect, she plans to master this new tool to round out her skillset.
Alex Van Briggle – Drums
As the newest member of The Reed Effect, Alex’s talent for percussion and his creative ear have been an exciting new influence on the direction of the music. Devoted to drumming for nearly a decade, Alex is also a capable guitarist and proven songwriter. Elusive and mysterious, reports of Alex-sightings are most common from golf resorts, and he is rumored to have been seen behind the winning hand at several local poker tables.

General Info

Band Members
Kirk Reed - Lead Vocals & Guitar, Melinda Uden - Vocals & Bass, Alex Van Briggle - Drums
Artist Name
The Reed Effect
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Contact Info

Toronto, ON, CA
The Cap'n

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