About

REWS are the sassy London / Belfast based high energy alternative rock pop female duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-rocker Collette Williams. Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK/Irish music scene following the release of their four recent singles. “Can You Feel It“, “Death Yawn“, “Shake Shake” and now the chart banging “Miss You In The Dark”. Across the summer Shauna & Collette have performed at a string of high profile festival performances including Glastonbury, Green Man & Kendal Calling to name but three.

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Shauna is an excellent songwriter, vocalist and musician responsible for one of the most recognisable Irish syncs of the last few years with the track ‘Can’t Keep Up’, which she wrote and performed with her previous band Silhouette, used by Discover NI in an extensive TV advertising campaign. Shauna has spent the last 18 months touring as guest vocalist with Snow Patrol and as bassist with American indie artist Darwin Deez.

Collette is a hugely talented vocalist and musician and has played alongside a host of professional musicians such as Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie) and Kojo Samuel (MD for Jessie J, Katy B, Plan B) providing solid grooves and melodic backing vocals.  She can be seen drumming in the video for Gabrielle Aplin’s current hit single ‘Sweet Nothing’. She has played live on the Graham Norton Show and has done session work for SYCO, Sony etc.

Shauna was inspired to form REWS following an inspirational artist retreat in late 2014.  Collette and Shauna met in in May ’15 and they have been a match made in heaven ever since.

REWS aim is to inspire people to be who they are, dance, sing, have fun yet address those deep issues that people face in every day life. It might just be your medicine!!

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MILESTONES
RADIO – New single just out “Miss You In The Dark” Huw Stephens “Pick of the Week” and played on all 38 local BBC Introducing shows as well as Radio 1 and Radio 6. Also played on Radio 6 Steve Lemaq on Drive Time, Radio X as John Kennedy’s EXPOSURE HOT ONE and John O’Connell’s Shock of the New on Daytime. Also Team Rock, Kerrang Radio and even plays on Inter FM which is Japanese National Radio!

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASES – Invited to perform at Brighton’s The Great Escape ’16, Belfast’s Output ’ 16, Wrexham’s Focus Wales ’16, Manchester’s Off The Record ‘16 and Hamburg’s Reeperbahn ‘16  showcase festivals.

FESTIVALS – In 2016 REWS played Glastonbury, GoldCoast-OceanFest, Chagstock, Kendal Calling, Beautiful Days, Green Man to name just a few.

MANAGEMENT – Managed by Jawdropper Management (IE)

RECORD OF THE DAY – The last three recent singles “Miss You In The Dark“, “Can You Feel It?” & “Death Yawn” have featured on industry magazine Record Of The Day. In fact Record Of The Day liked “Miss You In The Dark” so much they listed it twice!
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PRESS QUOTES
On Hot Press Magazine’s list of  “Most Likely To Make An Impact in 2016”
‘Glam-rock guitar indie pop at its best’ 
– Nialler9
‘Hooks that give you goose-bumps you could hang your hat off, adore this’ 
– Hot Press Magazine
‘This is good, this is really fucking good’ 
– CeolCaint.com
‘Infectious uplifting songs overflowing with punchy choruses and hooks’ 
– Bestofmusicandfilm.com
‘Hook filled power-pop, a real ear-worm’ 
– EncoreNI.com 
‘Deadly new tune, like Breeders or Throwing Muses, if you’re not instantly foot-tapping then you must be clinically dead’ 
– Joe Donnelly TXFM 
“Rews are all about conjuring up choruses that are ready to ride the airwaves. 
– Hot Press Magazine
‘One of Ireland’s most promising tunesmiths’ 
– Hot Press Magazine
‘Track of the Day ‘ 
–  BBC Radio Ulster
‘Ultra high energy infectious alt rock’ 
– YourHandsMusic
‘Bouncy & Brilliant’ 
– Indieminded

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Fantastic set at Chagstock ladies! Great sound, songs and looked like you were having a ball. The people of Monmouth are in for a treat this evening! Hope it goes well.
    Cheers
    Matt

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