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Reid DeFever

Reid DeFever - Alternate Mode Artist
Reid DeFever - Alternate Mode Artist

 aka  The Octopus”


Reid has toured across the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and Europe performing for US and NATO bases in the Balkans (Macedonia, Kosovo & Bosnia) and Japan.   A seasoned road veteran of both small and large venues: Los Angles-House of Blues, B.B. King's, Billboard Live, The Roxbury, Hard Rock Café, The Roxy, Whiskey A Go-Go, Knitting Factory, Luna Park, The Mint, The Factory, The Troubadour, The Gig, Key Club, Bar Fly, Vesuvius.  Fremont Street Blues & Reggae-Vegas,  and The Coach House-San Juan Capistrano just to name a few.

Reid has been honored to perform in the Taipei National Concert Hall-Taiwan,  Liszt Academy Hall-Budapest, Prague State Symphonic Hall and Smetana Hall-Prague, Czechoslovakia,  Janacek Hall- Brno, Czechoslovakia,  CPE Bach Konzerthalle and Votiv Kirken-Frankfurt, Germany.   Appearing with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Less Dudek, the late Johnathan Entwissle, John Anderson from Yes, Steve Reid from the Rippingtons, and Dick Clark. 


Reid is currently performing as a Drum Soloist and Live Looping Composer (LLC).
In addition, the Octopus plays regularly with Finn MacCool, Mike Battista, and
Santa Monica Symphony.

Over the years Reid has played with dozens of bands and Ensembles.  Some past projects include:   Soul in the Machine -  Mutaytors  -  Stirling Brig - Campanile - The RedHot Blues  -  Fabrick -  Shannon Beaty - Venice Maki -  Scarlet's Web   SPC  -  Abcents of Color - Emily O' Neary Bionica  -  Mind Empire  - False Profits -  Defrost  -   Keith Nichols  -     Man Made Souls -  Ali Weiss  -  Aspiro Orchestra -  Bakersfield Symphony -  Pacific Brass Ensemble - MoJoFuSa African Dance  -   Ashleigh Caldwell - Shirley Levi - Rio Soul - Finn MacCool - Rogue.