LEE SMALL (THE SWEET / LIONHEART): “I Love That American Radio Sound!”

Lee Small holding copies of The Last Man on Earth

Lee Small is an AOR / Melodic Rock vocalist best known for his work with Phenomena, Shy, The Sweet, and Lionheart. The 2011 self-titled Shy album is considered one of the best AOR records ever released. In addition to his work with those bands, he released four solo albums: Through the Eyes of Robert Lees (2008), Jamaica Inn (2012), Southern Wind (2018), and Chameleon (2021). While he tapped into genres like Soul and Reggae on his solo work, his upcoming studio release The Last Man on Earth leans more towards his AOR / Melodic Rock roots.

Lana Teramae of Metal Express Radio had a chat with Small to discuss his latest studio album The Last Man on Earth, working with producer Tom Cory, his thoughts on the resurgence of classic ‘70s and ‘80s music through younger generations, and more.

The Last Man on Earth features guest appearances from vocalist Dan Reed on “Revolution Road,” guitarists Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Group / Lionheart) and Tommy Denander (Bobby Kimball), bassist Charles Berthoud, and drummer Edu Cominato (Geoff Tate).

Check out Small’s latest single from the album, “Silhouettes.”


  • Lana Teramae

    Lana is a reviewer at Metal Express Radio from Honolulu, Hawaii. She's always had a passion for music, but she didn't get into Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music until she discovered Rick Allen's story in the summer of 2019. She was inspired by his determination to play drums for Def Leppard again after losing his left arm in a car accident. From there, her tastes expanded to other bands such as AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Judas Priest, Saxon, Cinderella, and Overkill. Aside from listening to music, she loves watching YouTube and writing on her personal blog.

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