RETO BURRELL BIO
Since the release of his first album, Echo Park, in 2001, Swiss artist, Reto Burrell has skillfully managed to blend rock, pop, country, folk and blues into a style of Americana that is all his own.
Burrell’s nine albums have received rave reviews from some of the most respected publications in music. Rolling Stone said of his 2014 release 'Lucky Charm': “Another great songwriter album by the Swiss with American roots”; Americana UK described his songs as: “Timeless roots-rock Americana”, and Tracks Magazine called him, “The Swiss Tom Petty”.
His success has allowed him to work with some of the finest professionals in the music industry including three-time Grammy winning producer, Chris Testa, Country Music Association Producer of the Year, Greg Droman, and world class musicians such as Bryan Sutton and Aubrey
Haynie. Burrell is no slouch in the production and playing department himself and has written, produced and performed on albums for numerous artists in Switzerland.
His next single will be released in March, with a full album coming later in 2023. The new songs have all the hallmarks that we've come to love from Burrell: infectious melodies, meaningful lyrics, great guitar licks, and heartfelt vocals. "As always, I like to flirt with different musical styles without losing the essence of who I am as a person. The initial responses, from people within the industry who have heard the new songs, are very positive. The overall consensus being that they have the freshness and excitement of a newcomer's debut album, coupled with the wisdom and experience of a seasoned artist. That makes me very happy", says Reto.
As an accomplished performer, Burrell has become a permanent fixture on the live music scene, having played hundreds of shows all over Europe, and is now starting to expand his horizons to other parts of the world.
“Another great songwriter album by the Swiss with American roots” - ROLLING STONE
“The authenticity of what Burrell serves up is unquestionable. A serious surprise and seriously good” Short - Sharp - Shots Of - Rock!
“Timeless roots-rock Americana” - AMERICANA UK
“Ungestelzte Rockmusik, frei von Posen, aber voller Freiheitsdrang.”
“Reto Burrell spielt Rock - und zwar so, wie er ursprünglich einmal angedacht war: in seiner Schlichtheit elegant, nirgends plump, austariert und voller Frische. Am ehesten kommen einem Graham Parker oder John Cougar Mellencamp in ihren guten Tagen in den Sinn, wobei der Eidgenosse jedoch stets klingt wie er selbst.” - CLASSIC ROCK Mag