Bundaberg musician Reid Schirmer has released a compilation album of songs that he has written and recorded over 23 years from 1991 to 2014.
The album When I was Young features 10 tracks including the catchy Bundaberg Blues which highlights area attractions.
Reid took up the guitar when he was young and played in a band called Regime around Bundaberg in the mid 1980s.
He then became lead singer of the hard-rock band Krysus.
“We built a following of loyal fans and rocked a sizeable crowd of patrons at the Federal Hotel,” he says.
“Our momentum was building, we gained access to the major nightclub in its day Krystal’s and spread our wings by playing the Tattersalls Hotel in Maryborough.
“Founding member and lead guitarist Wes Gear was the prominent songwriter in the band.”
Reid moved to Brisbane for a few years where he continued his music career before taking a break.
“A sea change was what I needed so I moved back to Bundaberg in 2013,” he said.
“Working for a local tourist company as a bus driver, I wrote my last and final song for the album When I Was Young called Bundaberg Blues.
“It was a song I wanted to write to showcase the tourist attractions of the area.”
Reid stood for election as Bundaberg Region Mayor in 2016.
His album can be purchased from the Reid Schirmer Music Facebook page.
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