Lee Small has been a part of many successful bands including Tom Galley’s Phenomena project, melodic hard rock band Shy, Lionheart, and of course legendary glam pioneers Sweet. On May 26th, 2023 Lee will release his latest solo album, The Last Man On Earth, on Metalville Records. It is a melodic rock fan’s paradise, where Lee’s soaring vocals mix with an all-star lineup of veteran musicians to create a record reminiscent of the great Journey and Toto records of the past.
In this interview, Lee talks about writing and recording the record, and what he was trying to achieve with the overall sound. He talks about an upcoming concept record from Lionheart, an upcoming release of original material from Sweet, and opening a tea shoppe!
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!