My Imaginary Friend, Reece Fell Over

I first connected with Reece over Instagram, upon a shoutout for local musicians for an upcoming creative feature. However, upon chatting and listening to Reece’s music, I felt like an interesting local character with such a unique sound, was a great solo feature that would bring creativity and community to life! It felt like a blog post that just needed to be written. What is great about Reece, is that he is a product of Mansfield’s music scene! Something I hope to tap into, with creative, community coverage right on the doorstep. Reece sums it up best:

‘Why can’t Mansfield’s creative scene be on the map?’

WHY? Indeed.

We met up and talked about Reece’s recent EP ‘My Imaginary Friends’, and discussed his plans for the future and hopes for the local area.

“If it’s natural and pure, people might listen.”

Reece’s music is straight out of a 90s indie album, but the Mansfield-based singer/songwriter spoke fondly of The Beatles, noting their influence on his music. The 70s-90s essentially the vibe he hopes to re-live, and as somebody that didn’t live through those decades, I have to agree. Stylistically, culturally and creatively this period in history set the standard for music and creative expression. As Reece explained:

‘Music always is inspired by what comes before, no matter what, you can hear The Beatles in music today.’

Reece, who lives in Forest Town, began writing songs at age 13, stating that Nirvana initially inspired his work. The Mansfield singer/songwriter had been playing in bands previously, but two years ago, decided to go solo. The 29-year-old prefers to work as a solo artist on his music, which he hopes will resonate with others and essentially just inspire people to give it a go and not take themselves too seriously. Mr Fell Over (who explained how he is still unsure as to where the name came from, as it could have been a MySpace profile from back in the day or his accident-prone ways) produced his recent EP in his bedroom and designed the cover himself, and spoke excitedly about the freedom he felt in producing his sound and working on the EP.

Reece shared with me that he does prefer the writing and producing side, but will happily gig if there’s an audience that wants to hear his work, as the ANTI SOCIAL shirt-wearing creative added:

‘It would be nice to play with a full band… and make them [songs] sound like a recording, but that’s a long way off yet, all I’m going to do is keep writing music and aim for an EP at least once a year.’

One of his earlier songs It Doesn’t Bother Me features the line, ‘You’re going nowhere that’s what she said.’ Reece explained that this was in response to criticism he had received about his music, but firmly proclaimed how he never allows criticism or negativity to stop him from doing what he loves most.

Good on you Reece. Keep making music, and writing songs from a place of purpose and truth. It is the best way to create. Wishing you all the best in your music endeavors, and best of luck for your upcoming gig.

You can see Reece Fell Over perform live at Nottingham’s Bodega on July 30th.

“I like it when you can tell people aren’t faking it… You have to be prepared that people might not like this, like I’ve always tried to get in my head if I put something out, there might be 20 people who won’t like it but there might be 5 people that do.”

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My Imaginary Friend, Reece Fell Over

Author: Phoebe Cox

Date Published: 06 Jun 2021

I first connected with Reece over Instagram, upon a shoutout for local musicians for an upcoming creative feature. However, upon chatting and listening to Reece’s music, I felt like an interesting local character with such a unique sound, was a great solo feature that would bring creativity and community to life! It felt like a blog post that just needed to be written. What is great about Reece, is that he is a product of Mansfield’s music scene! Something I hope to tap into, with creative, community coverage right on the doorstep. Reece sums it up best:

‘Why can’t Mansfield’s creative scene be on the map?’

WHY? Indeed.

We met up and talked about Reece’s recent EP ‘My Imaginary Friends’, and discussed his plans for the future and hopes for the local area.

“If it’s natural and pure, people might listen.”

Reece’s music is straight out of a 90s indie album, but the Mansfield-based singer/songwriter spoke fondly of The Beatles, noting their influence on his music. The 70s-90s essentially the vibe he hopes to re-live, and as somebody that didn’t live through those decades, I have to agree. Stylistically, culturally and creatively this period in history set the standard for music and creative expression. As Reece explained:

‘Music always is inspired by what comes before, no matter what, you can hear The Beatles in music today.’

Reece, who lives in Forest Town, began writing songs at age 13, stating that Nirvana initially inspired his work. The Mansfield singer/songwriter had been playing in bands previously, but two years ago, decided to go solo. The 29-year-old prefers to work as a solo artist on his music, which he hopes will resonate with others and essentially just inspire people to give it a go and not take themselves too seriously. Mr Fell Over (who explained how he is still unsure as to where the name came from, as it could have been a MySpace profile from back in the day or his accident-prone ways) produced his recent EP in his bedroom and designed the cover himself, and spoke excitedly about the freedom he felt in producing his sound and working on the EP.

Reece shared with me that he does prefer the writing and producing side, but will happily gig if there’s an audience that wants to hear his work, as the ANTI SOCIAL shirt-wearing creative added:

‘It would be nice to play with a full band… and make them [songs] sound like a recording, but that’s a long way off yet, all I’m going to do is keep writing music and aim for an EP at least once a year.’

One of his earlier songs It Doesn’t Bother Me features the line, ‘You’re going nowhere that’s what she said.’ Reece explained that this was in response to criticism he had received about his music, but firmly proclaimed how he never allows criticism or negativity to stop him from doing what he loves most.

Good on you Reece. Keep making music, and writing songs from a place of purpose and truth. It is the best way to create. Wishing you all the best in your music endeavors, and best of luck for your upcoming gig.

You can see Reece Fell Over perform live at Nottingham’s Bodega on July 30th.

“I like it when you can tell people aren’t faking it… You have to be prepared that people might not like this, like I’ve always tried to get in my head if I put something out, there might be 20 people who won’t like it but there might be 5 people that do.”

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