Gentleman Reg (Reg Vermue) has been performing in Canada for nearly a decade and has garnered deserved attention for his two acclaimed full-lengths, 2002's Make Me Pretty and 2004's Darby & Joan. As well, Gentleman Reg has made fans of some of Canada's best talent, performing and touring with such acts as Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, Stars and The Hidden Cameras. In the U.S., Gentleman Reg is best known for being featured in the 2006 John Cameron Mitchell movie, "Short Bus", in which he made a brief cameo and contributed to the films soundtrack.
With a voice near ethereal and a look to match, Gentleman Reg’s latest album, Jet Black was just released last week - and now he wants your production assistance. Seems the tall pale one (Gentleman Reg) and Arts & Crafts (his Record Company) is giving fans the chance to remix his dance track "We're In A Thunderstorm". All you have to do is go here, download the pieces (available as AIFF or MP3), then morph them into your very own creation. "We invite you to mutate, warp, extend and crumple, add instrumentation or vocals," encourages the site, "or take it all away and leave the track stripped bare."
Then simply upload your remix creation, and people will be able to listen to it and give it a rating. The winner will have their track featured on an Arts & Crafts 2009 Summer Sampler.
Sounds like fun huh? Put those musical and creative skills to work and create something to make Gentleman Reg proud.