Sears, now 30, is hailed by many in the music industry as one of the unsung guitar heroes. Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Blues legend Buddy Guy called him a “bad motherf*cker”; Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Solomon Burke called him “the future” and dubbed him the new “King of Rock’n’Soul”; G. Love (G. Love and Special Sauce) has named Sears “one of the top guitarists in the world”; Quinn Sullivan said “Reggie Sears is a great player who is absolutely killing it right now”; Grammy-award winning national recording artist and producer Son Little called him “Maybe the best and most soulful guitar player in the world”; Roland Orzabal (lead singer of multi-million selling supergroup Tears For Fears) called Sears a “great talent”; and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram simply called Sears “amazing”.
Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sears is the son of an African-American/Native American mother and a Caucasian father is an example of the melting pot of culture that is South Florida. Raised in a low-income area in Fort Lauderdale’s inner-city has no-doubt informed his tough, soulful Funky Blues sound.
Having paid his dues by touring the Chittlin Circuit, performing 250 nights a year on the circuit’s urban bars, festivals and nightclubs entertaining the most demanding crowds in the world.
This where Sears learned a very important lesson- “talent is only part of the equation, you have to entertain the people and give them a night to remember” says Sears, reminiscing on his nearly 20 years as a professional musician.
Studying and learning from Chittlin’ Circuits Blues legends, such as his mentors Solomon Burke, Bobby Rush and Marvin Sease, Sears became a bonafide entertainer, capable of dazzling audiences with his guitar skills, exciting them with his soulful vocals, engaging them with his natural stage presence and amazing them with his showmanship.
By age 20 he had released 4 albums, racking up three top-charting #1 radio hits on the Southern Soul and Blues charts, multiple top 20 radio hits, winning multiple music awards, playing with a who’s who of legends and stars and racking up thousands of miles on the road.
In 2013 Sears became an ordained minister in 2013 and though his touring schedule slowed down to around 150 shows a year, his schedule as an in-demand session musician and producer increased, doing sessions for Son Little, Clarence Reid aka Blowfly, Timmy Thomas, Black Zack, Fred Bolton, and worked extensively in the Hip Hop community, doing sessions with the likes of Kurupt, Isaiah Rashad, Glasses Malone, A-F-R-O, Dae One, Focus… and many other superstars in the Hip Hop world.
After nearly 2 years of COVID-19, Sears is reinvigorated and prepping for the release of his new album, set for early 2022 and will be touring 2022-2023 in support of the new album where he will be performing relentlessly the USA and Internationally.