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Lee Abraham launches new side project Echo Rain with video for Swagger

Lee Abraham
(Image credit: Gravity Dream)

Galahad guitarist Lee Abraham has released a new video for the song Swagger under the banner of Echo Rain. Echo Rain is Abraham's new side-project, and will release their debut EP Western Skies through Robin Armstrong's Gravity Dream Music label on July 3.

“After 18 months buried deep in developing and producing a progressive rock concept album and coming off a 12 month gigging cycle with Galahad promoting the Seas Of Change album, I really wanted to try a new fresh direction," explains Abraham. "As most of my followers know, I’m not much of a lead singer and use guest vocalists for my albums, so the obvious thing to do was to try my hand at writing some instrumental pieces... and Western Skies was born!”

Western Skies is an EP of melodic guitar instrumentals that still have a distinctive sound and feel but also take in some lighter influences including Lee’s love of AOR and a recent found love of American southern rock.

“Before I launch back into helping with the next Galahad album and starting to plan the next Lee Abraham album I just needed to get these fresh ideas out of my system”. 

Abraham is once again joined by long-term musical partner Gerald Mulligan on drums and piano on the title track was handled by Rob Arnold.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.