Surfer rock musicians from Reef are back riding the wave of

music revelations.

The Glastonbury-based band, begun in 1993 by Gary Stringer and Jack Bessant, are in Swindon tomorrow, playing songs from their first album in 18 years, entitled Revelation.

The first single the band released was called Good Feeling and that is still the core of the rock band's sound. Their name came from the fact the musicians were keen surfers, but ironically it was a snowboarding film, called Day Tripper, by filmmaker Christian Stevenson, that featured their song Sunrise Shakers. Christian returned the compliment by directing a promotional video for the band's 1999 track Sweety.

Reef won support slots with Paul Weller, The Rolling Stones, Soundgarden and in 2016 opened for Cold Play at Wembley.

The album Glow, released in 1997, featured the top 10 hit, Place Your Hands. It was written by Gary about his sadness following the death for his grandfather. Reef recorded a small parody of the single for Chris Evans TFI Friday show for a feature called It's Your Letters.

George Drakoulias, the former Black Crowes producer, was at the helm for this platinum-selling album, and its successor Rides. And he is back in the producer's chair for Revelation, which features Gary singing a duet with Sheryl Crow called My Sweet Love, and other singles How I Got Over and the title track Revelation.

Reef's track, Set The Record Straight, was used as the theme tune to BBC TV's drama Red Cup starring Tamzin Outhwaite.

The band have always gone down a storm at festivals playing a home town gig at Glastonbury Festival three times, Reading three times, Australia's The Fall, Lakefest, Isle of Wight Festival, Lindisfarne, the inaugural Amplified Festival in Gloucestershire in 2017 and Surfers Against Sewage Christmas Ball in Bournemouth.

This summer they are again in demand on the festival circuit including Home Farm Fest, Corbridge Festival, Weyfest and Blues and Rock festival in Derbyshire.

Gary is no stranger to Swindon having brought his own band Them Is Me to Swindon during the band's hiatus.

Reef will be rocking into Level 3, in Commercial Road, Swindon. Friday, tomorrow. Tickets are £27.50 from - Flicky Harrison