September 2013, however, Reeve finally hung up his Spidey suit and headed to
Dublin for his latest project: Showtime's much buzzed about new John
Logan/Sam Mendes series, "Penny Dreadful". Reeve plays reckless hedonist
When he's not finding new ways to terrify himself
as an actor, Reeve is diving headfirst into his music. He's currently
putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, "Youth is Wasted,"
which he recorded primarily in his New York apartment. With his
demanding "Spider-Man" schedule, it was impossible to get back and forth
to the studio, so Reeve decided to build his own studio--right in his
His bizarre Broadway hours also made teaming up with
other musicians all but impossible,so Reeve took matters into his own
hands, literally, playing every single instrument himself. Thus, the
album has a homespun quality, a la Paul McCartney's "Ram"--which just so
happens to be Reeve's all-time favorite album.
Making music is
nothing new to Reeve. He signed with Interscope at age 22, and formed
his namesake band, Carney, soon after, with his brother, Zane. The bank
released its debut album, "Mr. Green Vol. 1,"(DASLabel/Interscope)in
2010 and a live album, "Live at Molly Malone's," in
Reeve becoming a performer was all but
a foregone conclusion: pretty much everybody in his family works in the
arts. His great-uncle was actor Art Carney. His jewelry designer mother
has a degree from Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, his father
wrote jingles. From early childhood. Reeve sang on his father's
jingles. and at age 10, he was already recording with Michael Jackson on
Reeve spent much of his high school years hanging out
at blues clubs around Los Angeles, playing with musicians over twice his
age--and getting a better music education than any class could provide.
His dedication paid off, and, after graduating from Hamilton High
School Academy of Music, he got into USC's prestigious Thornton School
of Music, but left after a year to pursue his music in earnest.
In an upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic, Reeve will play the late singer, marrying his love of music and acting.
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