Escape Music Press Release
Release date: 20th January 2012
Martin Kronlund: Guitars (Gypsy Rose)
Imre Daun: Drums (Don Patrol, Gypsy Rose) Paul Bradder: Keyboard (Saracen)
Track List: Jamaica Inn / The Captain’s Quarters / Black Bess / Walk the
Plank / Shine A Light / Dead Man Walking / Voyager / I am the sea /
Smuggler’s Blues / Waiting for the Hangman / End of the road / The Renegade
Lee Small hails from the West Midlands in the U.K, a place that has brought
a wealth of talent in rock music & heavy metal gentry, such as Black
Sabbath, Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Magnum, John Bonham, Slade, Mel & Tom
Galley & the voice of rock, Glenn Hughes to name just a few.
Lee started out originally as a bass player in bands at just the age of 14
years and was playing the midlands pub scene at 15. He took up guitar in
1986 and became a vocalist fronting a band for the first time 3 years later,
then, quite by accident as the band he was playing in at the time kept
losing the vocalist, they all decided to have a go at singing and he ended
up getting the job!!
Since then, Lee has been quietly climbing the ladder to success. In the
1990’s Lee fronted UK Melodic Rockers “Pride” and had the opportunity to
tour with up and coming bands at the time such as Winger, Skin and Thunder.
In the late 90’s he formed Native Cain with ex-Pride members and released
the album “Primitive Soul” with them in 1998. During 2000 he has been
involved with Rock legends “Budgie” and Eric Bell’s “Thin Lizzy”. It was not
long before Escape Music recognized his vocal talent and Lee features on
Escape Music releases Surveillance (“Angelstation” ESM132) and Cloven Hoof
(“Eye of the Sun” ESM133), not forgetting Tom Galley’s Psychofantasy project
ESM125 where Lee sang alongside such people as Tony Martin, Keith Murrell
and Glenn Hughes.
More recently Lee took to the mike stand for legendary UK melodic rockers
SHY, and has helped create a marvellous piece of music which has
received reviews of epic proportions. Lee Small is a name at the forefront
of the rock scene at present and what a time to unleash his very own solo
outing, an album which is full of surprises. Lee has given us a bluesy rock
album that features contributions from Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose), Imre
Daun (Don Patrol, Gypsy Rose) and Paul Bradder (Saracen). This is Lee at his
finest, and this solo outing will see him take his talent to new heights.