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Gabe Reed Pioneer Records Recording Artist 2018

Biography

Gabe Reed is Pioneer Record's Recording Artist for 2018. The multi-talented singer-songwriter was selected from nearly 30 submissions from all over the Pittsburgh Region along with students from the university. Pioneer Records, a label based out of Point Park University, helped Gabe release his debut EP titled Chasing Grey in the spring of 2018 alongside the music video for “Take a Note.”

Gabe Reed was born and raised in Wadsworth, Ohio. Once he graduated High School, he moved to Pittsburgh to attend Point Park University. At age seven, after seeing his dad play on a pink Stratocaster in their living room, Gabe began playing guitar. Gabe later picked up saxophone, piano and banjo. Due to his parent’s eclectic taste, Gabe was exposed to many different genres of music. His major influences growing up were John Mayer, Prince, Jay-Z and Alt J. He began writing his own music at thirteen. He started performing his original music live at different coffeehouses in his hometown when he was fourteen. He put his first album together during his senior year of High School. It was entitled Explorations Outside Urbanization. The album was mainly Indie Folk. After moving to the city, his music became drastically different. He delved into genres such as funk, rap and hip-hop. This allowed him to grow immensely as a singer songwriter. He writes lyrics from a point of view that reflects on the world around him, both politically as well as personally.

Click to listen to Gabe's EP below

Press

Pioneer Records Selects its Latest Recording Artist

Gabe Reed celebrates EP Release with club show at Stage AE

Point Park University Record Label Releases Student's EP, Music Video

Pittsburgh Today Live - Point Park University Student Performs Single Off EP

Pioneer Records

Pioneer Records was established in 2014 and has named four recording artists to its label. Ed Traversari, associate professor in the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management program, oversees the label.

Pioneer Records is a student run record label housed within Point Park University’s School of Business, with an on sight recording studio at Red Caiman Media in Pittsburgh, PA. Pioneer Records offers students with real world experience, by providing instruction in A&R, marketing, sales, and record development.

Booking Contact - Amber Montz - booking@pioneerrecords.org

Marketing and PR Contact - Megan Clista - meclist@pointpark.edu

Pioneer Records is a student-run record label based out of Point Park University’s Rowland School of Business and the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Program. The label is equipped with booking, marketing, operations, and muti-media departments all of which work to create a successful brand for the artist, while allowing students to gain real-world, professional experience. For more information on Pioneer Records and the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management program at Point Park visit, http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/Business/PioneerRecords

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