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Mike Reinstein

Singer, songwriter, guitarist

Mike Reinstein is a performer, singer and songwriter with three albums released on the Irregular Records label. He's also an acclaimed composer of children's songs, a music teacher and workshop leader in primary and special schools. His adult and children's CDs are available from this website.

You can now find Mike singing his children’s songs on the youtube channel ‘Mr R and His Guitar’. Here’s the link

 Wobbly Tooth

Wobbly Tooth is the new album of songs for children released in June 2019. Read more...

 Acts of Love

Acts of Love' was released on the Irregular Records label in March 2018. Acts of Love was made "Album of 2018" by Roger Williams’ World of Difference Radio Show in January 2019. Read more...

"A brilliant singer and songwriter."

Mike Harding

"A superb songwriter. His songs take witty and wonderful snapshots of the planet’s follies and absurdities – he’s a fine fingerpicking guitarist too."

Robb Johnson

"A compelling performer and established songwriter, Mike Reinstein is a wonderfully dextrous wordsmith whose incisive analysis of the human condition is leavened with warm humour."

Stuart Reed
Brighton Acoustic Folk Music Session

"Mike’s songs are brilliantly crafted…they are insightful, sometimes sad but always thought-provoking."

Hove Folk Club review

"He won't see 50 again, but Mike Reinstein – who once fronted a band called Doris – finally gets to release his debut solo album More To Be Revealed (Irregular). Very enjoyable it is too for Reinstein is a finger-picking guitarist with a developed sense of the absurd and a rich way with words. The edgily sardonic nature of songs like Last Two Jews In Kabul, Hitler's Little Pinkie and the reggae-inflected Tungsten Not Lead, puts him in a similar ball park to masters of wordplay like Jake Thackray, Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson, on whose label he now appears."

Colin Irwin
Spiral Earth May/June 2011

Mike Reinstein is a master performer. He has that rare gift of swinging effortlessly between poignancy, edginess and wry humour. The strength of his songs and his engaging personality sometimes masks the astuteness of his playing - a rare gift in professional circles- let alone from a performer whose mainstay is the local scene. Reina, Mike's wife, adds yet another lovely dimension to the songs when she joins him for a few numbers. Let's hope that a new CD is forthcoming which really reflects their fantastic live performances.


Stuart Coope. Evershed Arts Folk Club Billingshurst.



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