Former child prodigy Soul-Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist REGGIE KING SEARS is back in 2023 with a new album aptly titled “Back In The Game” that expands on his signature down-home Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Southern Soul sound with deeper Funk and Neo-Soul grooves that will satisfy his fan-base while reaching a larger and younger crowd.
Sears, now 31, has spent most of his life as a professional musician, became a mainstay on the Blues festival circuit and has received praise and earned respect from legends and contemporaries alike.
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Blues legend Buddy Guy called him a “bad motherf*cker”; Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Solomon Burke called him “the future” and dubbed him the new “King of Rock’n’Soul”; Noodles (lead guitarist and founding member of 40x platinum band The Offspring) said Reggie is "one of the best Blues guitarists of his generation”; G. Love (G. Love and Special Sauce) has named Sears “one of the top guitarists in the world”; Roland Orzabal (lead singer of multi-million selling Tears For Fears) called Sears a “great talent”; and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram simply called Sears “the real deal”.
Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sears is the son of an African American/Native American mother and a Caucasian father and is an example of the melting pot of culture that is South Florida. Raised in a low-income area in Fort Lauderdale's inner-city has no-doubt informed his tough, soulful Funky Blues sound.
Shortly after playing his first gig on his 12th birthday, Sears met and befriended legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin who taught and mentored him. Further encouragement from B.B. King who told the young man to “Keep on picking young man and keep this music alive" confirmed that he was on the right track.
Sears paid his dues by touring the South's so-called Chittlin’ Circuit of ghetto bars, juke joints, and blues festivals Sears became a bona-fide entertainer, capable of dazzling audiences with his guitar skills, exciting them with his soulful vocals, engaging them with his natural stage presence and amazing them with his showmanship.
In 2005 at age 14 he released his debut album Transitions to rave reviews and began his first of many national tours. In 2006 he became an honorary member of The James Brown Band when he was only 15, becoming the youngest to do so.
By age 20 he had released 4 albums, racking up three top-charting #1 radio hits on the Southern Soul and Blues charts, multiple top 20 radio hits, winning multiple music awards, playing with a who’s who of legends and stars and racking up thousands of miles on the road.
Sears has racked up three #1 Southern Soul radio hits with "Dip My Dipper"(2007), "You Betrayed Me"(2009) and Dirty Dancer (2010), won multiple music awards and shared the stage with a who’s who of legends and stars such as Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Pinetop Perkins, The Temptations, G. Love and Special Sauce, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and many more.
Sears' enormous talents and ability to effortless blend multiple styles of Blues, Southern Soul, Funk, Neo-Soul and Hip Hop and weave them into a Rhythm and Blues fusion that ensures that he will continue to grow his fan-base and bring in a new, younger audience while pleasing traditional Blues fans.