The Reel is a team of musicians, producers, and songwriters consisting of Alex Kramer, Terence F. Clark, Loren D. Clark, Sam Gyllenhaal & Nicole Boggs. Pairing up with producer/engineer CJ Boggs and pianist/songwriter David Dorn, the Four have been hard at work on a full length LP titled “Scenes From Last Year” pulling from each of their vast influences and weaving together a series of stories. The album is set to release January 2019!
Alex Kramer was raised, like many Nashvillians, in a musical family. In 2007, Alex moved to yet another music mecca, Memphis, TN, after being awarded a full music scholarship to the University of Memphis. It was during this time that Kramer began his career full-time as a sideman guitarist. Following his appearance on MTV's 'Making His Band,' he relocated to Los Angeles in 2009 and soon became one of the the most called-upon backing musicians in L.A.'s Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, and Gospel communities. In 2012, Alex founded his production company, AK Productions. He is currently based out of Nashville, producing and developing new projects, as well as touring as a guitarist for various artists, and performing regionally with his own band & Nicole Boggs & The Reel.
Sam Gyllenhaal is a 29 year old singer/songwriter who has lived in Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, DC, and now Nashville. He also sings in a band called Sam Gyllenhaal and the Hootless with his roommate Alex and his sister Grey. Sam has been playing music as long as he can remember - his dad taught him how to sing harmonies while listening to the Beatles on the way to elementary school, and he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
“ I was captivated by his musicianship and stage presence.” “His style of playing is limitless!” “He has something that you just don’t see too often - he’s humble.” These words and more are used to describe bassist, Loren “Snoopy” Clark. Having played for artists such as Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Rivers & Rust, Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, “Smoking” Joe Robinson, Gungor, and more, Loren has quickly become of of the industry’s top up and coming bassist to watch.
Terence F. Clark
Terence Clark is a Memphis based drummer, producer and overall creative. Known for his impeccable and soulful performances, his professionalism and discipline of craft, Terence has traveled the world building relationships with and through music. As Terence finds inspiration in his travels and engaging other cultures, he always lends inspiration with his unique brand of performance, solid groove and musical knowledge and excellence. It's always been more than “just about the music”, to Terence; it's about creating the very best and discovering a community of artists with which to learn from and create with along the way.
He currently tours with the legendary, Robert Cray Band.
Nicole is too stubborn to ever fit neatly into any ready-made marketing category. She can be a folk singer, a jazz crooner, a rocker, and a full-tilt soul belter, but she can never be only one of these things. In her closet you might find a gypsy costume next to a sequined cocktail dress. In her songs you might find a little Motown at the bottom of a box of wine.