Reggie & the Full Effect

Kansas City
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Reggie and the Full Effect combine infectious melodies, sappy love songs, good-natured yet offbeat slyness, and comic sensibility like virtually no other "band" before them. Reggie albums are full of skits, hooky pop songs, and chunky guitar playing that appeal to fans of punk rock, emo, and hardcore alike. There are two sides to the Reggie and the Full Effect story. One is fictitious and humorous — the tale of a bluesman named Reggie who vanished at the height of his career, and whose lost "White Chocolate Studios" recordings were recently unearthed and dropped at the doorstep of a couple of independent record labels. The other is the real story. Reggie is actually the Get Up Kids' keyboard player and former Coalesce drummer James Dewees, making records on which he plays all of the instruments.