Lee Small – Jamaica Inn (Escape Music)

Lee Small has the claim to fame of being the vocalist for Shy, as well as lending his vocals to Phenomena.  He teams up with guitarist Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose) for his first solo release.

This is a lovely slice of melodic rock with heavy classic rock influences, which is enhanced with Small’s voice as he sounds like a deadringer for Glenn Hughes on this work.  There’s a lot of Zeppelin on “Walk the plank”, while “Voyager” sees Small stretch his vocal chords with some fine howling.  Why “End of the road” was covered, though, is anyone’s guess.  Kronlund’s guitar work through this song is what managed to save it.

All in all, it’s a fine listen.  If you’re a Glenn Hughes fan, you’ll appreciate this even more.

Nick van der Meulen


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