Modern-day guitar rock is a funny thing. The elements and attitudes all seem fairly obvious from the outside, yet many writers fall short of the hooks and structures they need to propel themselves into the pop skyline. The best writers in the genre have a gift for profound simplicity and direct communication coupled with an ability to make three chords sound like the most important thing in the world . Chicago’s Kevin Lee is one of those writers. Kevin crafts highly melodic pop/rock and roll songs in a modern context. His sound is a mix of old school musical chops, vocal ability, and present-day guitar edge. A powerful singer, guitarist, and performer, KEVIN LEE is a pure pop/rock pleasure awaiting your discovery.
Followers of crafty guitar pop/rock may recognize Kevin’s name from his days as Kevin Lee and the Lonesome City Kings. Signed to MCA , the band worked with grammy- winning producer Frank Fillipetti ( Korn, Kiss, Foreigner ) and producer Don Dixon ( REM, Smithereens ) to record the album “Restless”. The record led to live dates with Matthew Sweet and Pearl Jam. The single “Standing in the Line of Fire” was chosen for an NBA All Stars video, used in the movie “A Dangerous Woman”, and received substantial airplay on several P1 stations across America. Not content to rest on past achievements Lee released his first solo album “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” in 1998 on Bubblehaus Records. Lee is also a hard working live performer consistently criss-crossing the Midwest with his band.
In 2002 Kevin released the critically acclaimed cd “Loaded” on Chicago-based Big Blast Records. The record is another long drive through Lee’s pop/rock landscape that is made all the more enjoyable due to a more highly-evolved production approach. One of the highlights of the cd is “Right Here With Me”, an emotive ballad with a strong hook.. The album also contains the car-radio ready rock numbers as the opening cut “Where Do We Go From Here” and “Find A Way”, which features a chugging mid-tempo guitar groove and Beatle-esque harmonies.
Kevin is pleased to announce the release of his new record “Flip the Switch” on Sigus Records. Co-producing with producer/engineer Josh Shapera has brought a new modern rock edge to Lee’s songs. Opening with the hook filled “Built To Burn”, this record rocks harder than Lee’s previous efforts. The album also contains the anthemic “Save Me Tonight” and the radio friendly All I Want.
Fans of powerful pop/rock music would do well to give KEVIN LEE a listen. He has proven himself capable of performing at the top level of the music industry in the past and his new cd “Flip the Switch” will again bring him attention as a songwriter and performer of the finest kind.
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