Strings, Things & Melodies – The James L’Estraunge Mixtape


To accompany the release of his debut album ‘Eventual Reality’ on BBE, The James L’Estraunge Orchestra’s Ricky Reid guides us on a musical journey though his jazz, electronic and even folk influences in this eclectic mixtape.

Album ‘Eventual Reality’ is now available on vinyl, CD and digital formats:

Making up one half of the Soul Renegades alongside Craig Smith, as well as contributing keys and vocals to both 6th Borough Project LPs, Ricky Reid was a lynchpin of the Edinburgh scene for a little over two decades before escaping to the wilderness. Releases on Restless Soul, Local Talk, Rainy City Music among others saw him truly hone his craft, but the distractions of day to day urban living prevented him from elevating his art to the next level. Now with no TV or wi-fi and mostly trees to talk to, Ricky has been able to freely explore and spread his wings; as he puts it: “I’ve become a conduit for something different than I’ve ever experienced before.”

Catch The James L’Estraunge Orchestra’s Ricky Reid DJing alongside Kev Beadle at the BBE Store on October 21st 2017: