SPOTLIGHT ON… TERENCE REIS
Hosted by Kate Normington
Wednesday 22 July at 20h00 (CAT)
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This week host Kate Normington shines a spotlight on the highly talented actor, musician, singer, songwriter and voice over artist, Terence Reis.
Reis has a list of impressive career guitar credits that spanned 15 years in South Africa before emigrating to England in 2002 where he continues to impress global audiences with his prowess, most recently as part of the highly successful The Dire Straits Experience.
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Each week SPOTLIGHT ON… shines a light on exceptional South African entertainers who are currently “living the dream” internationally, and flying the SA flag high for us.
This week it will be the mult-talented Terence Reis, chatting to charismatic host Kate Normington live from Wiltshire, England.
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After obtaining an honours degree at the University of Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Arts in Johannesburg, Terence Reis notched up impressive career credits in theatre, film and television, spanning 15 years in South Africa before heading to England.
Those South African credits included Death of A Salesman, Twilight of the Golds, Homeland, Hair, The Game II, Buddy Holly – The Buddy Holly Story and Critical Assignment to name a few. He was also part of the hugely successful Not The Midnight Mass, a household name in South Africa in the 90’s.
Emigrating to England in 2002, Terence worked as a freelance voice artist, actor, musician, singer and songwriter, while also making a name for himself as part of the band Waterhorse.
A phone conversation with Alan Clark, the keyboard player from Dire Straits resulted in a charity show at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2011. The success of that performance led to The Straits performing a further 150 shows in 25 countries before the group disbanded 3 years later.
In 2014, an invitation from a promoter in Australia saw Terence, joined by former Dire Straits member, Chris White for a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand. The success of this partnership resulted in the formation of The Dire Straits Experience, an ongoing touring project that continues to be in demand, enjoying over 70 shows globally in 2019.
The world certainly is this multi-talented artist’s oyster with no signs of stopping Terence Reis!
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This episode will be the Season 1 Finale of SPOLIGHT ON… with Season 2 returning in a few weeks with a whole new line-up for viewers to enjoy! Watch this space for more info over the coming weeks.
Says co-producer Collett Dawson; “It’s been an absolute delight these past 9 weeks, shining a spotlight on these world-class South African entertainers who are forging wonderful paths for themselves internationally. Their stories of courage, resilience, hard work, tenacity and discipline have encouraged and inspired us and all who tuned in.”
Dawson continues; “We’re looking forward to bringing our viewers a whole new group of wonderful trailblazers when we return in a few weeks.”
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Of English, Portuguese, Welsh, Irish and Australian descent, Terence Reis grew up on the east coast of Africa in the Portuguese colony of Lourenço Marques (now called Maputo) in Mozambique.
In spite of almost everyone and everything he knew being lost to the aftermath of the revolution, it remains an extremely strong sense of home for him.
It was here that he was first exposed to both music and the guitar: the instrument of choice for the rhythmic, finger picking street musicians. This sound, mixing with the European rock ‘n’ roll radio stations of his youth, began a journey of musical inquiry that has taken in Blues, Folk, Rock, African, Celtic, Americana and an ungodly mix of roots music.
A child of the creative musical supernova of the 60s and 70s, there was access to an exceptional musical toy chest.
After completing an honours degree at the University of Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Arts, Terence embarked on an award-winning career as a professional freelance actor and voice artist.
At this time that he was also developing his life-long love of music into something of a parallel career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. It began to creep into professional engagements as well as playing, writing, singing for and fronting various bands.
However it was the decision to take a sabbatical that led to a move to Canterbury in the southeast of England that ultimately opened the door to music becoming the dominant creative outlet in his life with the band, Waterhorse.
It was a decision that resulted in the phone ringing on Saturday, the 28th of November in 2010; a day after his birthday. A man introduced himself by saying, “Hello. My name is Alan Clark. I’m the keyboard player for Dire Straits…” And so began a conversation that resulted in charity show at the Royal Albert Hall in London in
the Spring of 2011. The success of that performance would lead to 150 further shows in 25 countries before the group disbanded 3 years later.
In late 2014, an invitation from a promoter in Australia saw Terence, joined by former Dire Straits member, Chris White for a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand. The success of this partnership would eventually result the formation of the Dire Straits Experience, an ongoing touring project that continues to gain support around the world
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