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Tony Lee - Single Review: Substitute

27 Jun 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Tony Lee, originally from Auckland but now residing in Hamilton has delivered some pretty memorable and heartfelt alternative Country Rock tunes over the years. With two albums already under his belt Substitute is the third single to be released from his latest album So Far From The Truth.

This is a catchy track, upbeat even. But bear in mind that this is a Country Rock song and the lyrics are tinged with sadness of what I gathered was losing a loved one to the bottle. The accompanying video leads me to believe I was right. You can hear the emotion in Tony’s voice when he sings; there is a real sincerity in the way his music is delivered.

Substitute is a track which flows effortlessly, the band which backs Tony Lee offers a cohesive and clean sound with some captivating guitar riffs.

The composition of this single is genuine and frank and embraces Tony's “heart on his sleeve style of writing”.

A far cry from his Punk Rock days as lead singer for Ward 19, Tony has found his niche in the realm of Country Rock music where his honest “salt of the earth” songs are making an impression.

I am discovering many hidden gems from the Waikato lately; Tony Lee is another sparkling example of memorable music from the other side of the Kaimai Range. If you are after some original wholehearted alternative Country Rock, check out Tony Lee Music.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Tony Lee

Tony Lee is a Alternative Country Rock artist from Hamilton. He has released 2 albums under his own name and is currently working on a third.

Tony Lee's debut solo album was Road Less Travelled. The album received high accolades in the press with critics loving Tony's 'wear your heart on your sleeve' approach to songwriting.

His music video for All That A Man Can Do has been internationally recognised, making the semi finals in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) and getting nominated in the music video category at the Limelight Film awards in London. The video was produced by Neil Whitman who had made video's for Chris Rea and Robbie Williams.

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Releases

Man On Mars
Year: 2022
Type: Album

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