A little while back I introduced you and followed up on a band out of Washington State, Strangely Alright. Since that review the keyboard guru, Lee Gregory, has chosen to go solo and pursue other interests and projects.
His first release was a cover of Johann Johannsson’s “The Suns Gone Dim” which can be found on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/lee-gregory-keys His version is a little different than the original. He kept the electronic feel of the piece but made it a little more ethereal with a much fuller orchestration.
Since releasing that cover he has released a few other originals on Soundcloud. The first one that I came across after listening to the cover is “Stuck in Tacoma” It is night and day if you are comparing it to the cover. This song has bounce and gets your foot tapping from the start. It has hints of Bob Dylan, Karl Wallinger, Beatles, and Grateful Dead for starters. There is even a bit where I feel like I’ve walked into a saloon and the can-can girls are doing a dance. The song is a lot of fun and should not stay as the title implies “Stuck in Tacoma”
Moving on to the other songs that Lee has on Soundcloud we get a sense of the influence that The Beatles may have played in his musical upbringing. Which comes as no surprise when you think of their catalogue and how many artists from many genres cite them as influences. Listen a little further and you also hear some Pink Floyd influence on the song “2”.
Lee does not have many songs up on Soundcloud yet but I sense that as he writes and records the list will grow. I also sense that the list will contain many songs that are similar to what he has shown us thus far, ballads, pop, etc. He is a gifted songwriter and keeper of the keys so I’ve no doubt that many more musical gems are in store for us if we are patient and follow him on Soundcloud.
Here is the link again: https://soundcloud.com/lee-gregory-keys
Once on SoundCloud you will see the other links that Lee has available.