Ed Rome - Snapshot [CD - Review]

Ed Rome – Snapshot [CD – Review]. Snapshot by Ed Rome is the brilliant new 12 track studio album of original ska and reggae tunes. Ed is backed by a full band on this album and it kicks off with a chilled, laid back, catchy track called ‘Mess’, very similar to the Bad Manners sound on the song ‘Feel Like Jumping’ and sets the tone for the whole album.

Track two ‘The Hype’ takes us back to the 1960’s and that heavy skinhead reggae sound while the following track ‘Storm’ sounds like it could have been written by the legend that is Bob Marley.

‘I Am Feeling’ is such a gorgeous track with beautiful melodic vocals which transports us far away, while ‘Curtain Call’ will have you up and off your seat and onto your skanking feet.

This album has something for everyone from ska to reggae to soul to rocksteady and pays tribute to some of the greatest exponents of those genres from the Skatalites to Bob Marley to Bad Manners to the Big, Ed’s former band.

The album takes us on an amazing musical journey with fantastic lyrics, great musicianship and that unmistakeable unique raspy, gravelly voice that can only be Ed Rome.

The album features Bella (The BiG) on saxophone and lead vocals, Jim Allan (The BiG) on drums, Dave Welton (Neville Staple Band - The Specials) on trombone and Trev Irving (Bad Manners) on trumpet.

Ed and the guys have served up a true gem of an album with Snapshot and is a must for any self-respecting music fan. Snapshot is out on 1st July.

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