laughs singer Gary Stringer.
has a vague memory of playing a charity gig in Inverness in the mid-90s at Caley Stadium with Bob Geldof on the line-up.
said: "I remember playing a trick on the band after chatting to a policeman and getting him to put me in cuffs and take me onto the tourbus as if I'd been causing trouble - that created quite a stir with the band and crew!"
Offstage shenanigans sorted, there's the same energy onstage - but just what is the lasting appeal of this band of surfy-rockers?
"I have no idea!
"That 2010 tour sold out across the country, so that was all a good vibe," said Gary
"We'd played the Reef stuff till the break, when it was beginning to feel like work," he
But during the time away, as well as having a family and moving back to his own childhood home patch near Glastonbury, Gary
formed a band Them Is Me with bassist Jack Bessant.
explained: "Yard is very bare with maybe a cello and a couple of pianos, guitars and it's the polar opposite to Reef.
The two projects are a good fit and Gary
confirmed that at a recent home event, the Godney Gathering, StringerBessant had taken the teatime slot, while Reef headlined.
"At a festival you can get away with a lot of different styles."
Place Your Hands
Singer Gary Stringer said of the Reef anthem: "It's got it's own Twitter account and it's the song that's kept us going royalty and radio-playwise."
There's been a recent flurry of buyers - Belladrum fans? - for the song, according to the song's Twitter feed.
said: "Get this!
In the last two weeks sales have gone up to over 1000.
said: "The Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain recorded their version and sent it to us and we all thought it was great."