Blues legend hits town

Lee Small “Jamaica Inn”                                   
         Escape Music         
Review by: Bruce E.J. Atkinson                                                                                                                      

What a way to start a new year!  A fantastic voyage into the blues-rock ocean with this young English pirate—Lee Small.

Dripping with emotion, “Jamaica Inn” is a blues-rock set made in Heaven!  One will drift through this tasteful collection, immersed in Lee’s haunting yet powerful soulful vocal stylings.

Possibly best known for his work with “Shy”, this is Lee’s first solo outing.  “Jamaica Inn” is full of driving rockers—affecting meanderings—all with a healthy dose of hard blues.  Each track stands on its own, not a sleeper in sight.

Lee has formed a great band for this record.  Martin Kronlund on guitars and Paul Bradder on keyboards with Imre Daun driving each song on the skins.  An absolute high exercise in the blues….

“Jamaica Inn”—you’ll have to enter to hear what no doubt will become one of the great blues voices of the 21st century!

Under The Lights

Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

Dakoda’s Sports Bar & Grill: Cheeky Monkeys Live Friday & Saturday Feb. 3rd & 4th
Grateful Fed Bar & Grill: Thunder And Lightning Saturday Feb. 4th
Minstrel Café & Bar: Calum Hughes Collective Friday Feb. 3rd

Notable Concerts:

The Funk Hunters at Sapphire Friday February 3rd

South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton: 

Simple Plan, February 9th (Thursday)
B.B. King, Saturday May 12th
George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Sunday May 20th….

Kamloops Convention Centre: 

Dr. Hook, March 24th


A Rock Legend is set to arrive in Kelowna!!.

On March 15th, this English Gentle-Minstrel performs at the Kelowna Community Theatre, brought to you by Kreater Custom Motorcycles, High Tide Entertainment & 1st Video Band. 

The heartfelt, soulful Voice of Paul Rodgers will grace the stage this coming March - and opening up for Paul will be Kelowna’s own edgy Rock quartet the Flu!

We’ll get to know the Flu better next week on “Under The Lights”! 

Tickets for PAUL RODGERS go on sale today, (Friday Feb. 3rd) at Select Your Tickets box office and online at: www.selectyourtickets.com 

……if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!

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About the Author

We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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