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Lee Gilbert releases his brand new single... "Soldier On"
By: The Grand Cru
This emotional, multi-layered, Pop song was co-written between Lee and a new international songwriting collaboration called The Grand Cru! The Grand Cru includes... ex Jesus Christ Superstar lead, Steve Balsamo (who's written for Slash, Meatloaf, Cliff Richard) and ex member of The Story's and Balsamo/Deighton. Also on 'The Cru' is multi-award winning Welsh singer/songwriter Darren Parry, who's a former UK Songwriting Contest winner, Billboard, Unisong, ISSA and USA Song Of The Year award winner (who's co-written with The Korgis, Dan and Laura Curtis and others). In addition, the fourth member of 'The Cru' is Florida based Bonnie Skop, who's family has a long history in music; including her Dad managing Ted Nugent and Bob Seger in their early days! The Grand Cru get their name from the French words... meaning "a wine of the most superior grade". These songwriters are certainly that!
As for Lee... he needs no introduction in the Welsh music scene! He is an acclaimed singer /actor. His 25 yr career has spanned from Theatre, Radio and TV work which runs alongside his music career. As an actor Lee has performed in Musicals, Drama and Comedies, credits available via Spotlight.
Lee says... "Steve, Darren, Bonnie and I had a few sessions on Zoom and the song was written pretty quick. Darren then put down a basic guitar demo at home and then the track was sent to young, hip, Swansea producer Dai Griffiths (Dai Griff Productions)
This collaboration between three great Welsh singers and songwriter's and their American contingent has them manifest a soulful, contemporary Pop song that see's Lee really showcase his vocal range. Lee says... "Steve, Darren, Bonnie and I have written several songs during lockdown over the last year or so and we wanted this song to have a universal message". If "Soldier On" was a wine it would be balanced and earthy, with grapes grown in Wales but with a touch of American and Austrian spice for good measure!
"Soldier On" is out everywhere on May 1st 2022
More info: http://www.leegilbertmusic.co.uk
The Grand Cru