Monday, April 7, 2014


Nigel Bailey – lead vocals and bass
Greg Morgan – drums
Vinny Burns – guitars, keyboards

Trouble In A Red Dress; Hold Me Down; Twisted Soul; Winter Sun; Just A Man; Holy Water; Two Hearts Beat As One; Kathmandu; Made For One Another; Magdalene; Don’t Let Me Fall; Hellfire Highway; Sicilian Kiss.

THREE LIONS by Three Lions 
(Frontier Records)

One of the most anticipated releases of 2014 comes to us in the form of the self titled debut release for the three piece British rock trio known as, Three Lions. Vinny Burns (Dare, Ten, Asia) on guitar, Greg Morgan (Dare, Ten) on drums and introduces Nigel Bailey on vocals and bass guitar. The band's debut has everything a hard melodic rock/metal fan could want, combining elements of classic rock and AOR. The melodies are great, and addicting. The songs are well constructed, and the production is flawless. The opening track the lead off single, "Trouble In A Red Dress" kicks the album with a bang! Right off the bat the trio make perfectly clear, your listening experience will be a memorable one! Serving up a wide range of melodic hard rock bliss with, the rocking AOR gem, "Hold Me Down", "Twisted Soul" highlighted some tasty guitar licks courtesy of Vinny Burns. There are power ballads as well like, "Winter Sun" and the powerful "Made For One Another". The whole album is great! Other note worthy tracks and personal favorites, "Just A Man", "Holy Water" and the epic, "Kathmandu". As a unit the band's chemistry is as tight as a licked stamp on an envelope. Nigel Bailey's vocals are solid and in places reminded me a bit of Gary Hughes from Ten. Vinny Burns' guitar work sounds better than ever and Greg Morgan is one hellava drummer.  If you are a die hard fan of the AOR genre, you are going to think you've died and gone to heaven. There is a right way and a wrong way to make this type of a rock album, and The Three Lions have done it the right way. This band is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination. In today's overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but Three Lions unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space. If you love great, grooving melodic hard-rock songs that make you crank your stereo all the way up and drive too fast, The Three Lions is just what the doctor ordered! Just be warned: Nigel, Vinny and Greg are  not responsible for any legal ramifications you may suffer for the lead foot you will experience if you listen to Three Lions while driving! This is a special group and I hope they make more music and tour together. This is the beginning of something big!! - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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