Lee MacDougall, If Walls Could Talk

Lee MacDougall has quite a story to tell. Coming straight to us from Grimsby England, MacDougall knew he wanted to be a musician at a very early age. Growing up in a small historic fishing town he was not given a whole lot of opportunities to make it in this business. His story sounds like something out of a fairytale. But none the less here he is dues paid and oozing with a musical gift.

“If Walls Could Talk”, is full of powerful compositions that absorb into your brain like a sponge. Each song is compelling in its own way. He is an amazing story teller. Lyrically he seems to have a natural gift of enlightening us to the enter workings of his brain.

Musically his guitar seems to speak to you as affectively as his words do. There is camaraderie between his instruments and his voice. They mesh with such intenseness there is no way to avoid the emotions it provokes.

The songs are all moderately up tempo feel good tunes. The two key tracks in my opinion are, “The Star Hotel” and “This is My Story”. Both of them are paintings framed in music. I almost feel like I have known him my whole life. His music plays out in so much detail leaving nothing to the imagination. He touches on such universal emotions; you can easily slip your own story to fit.

I for one could not thank that little town in England enough for giving the world such an amazing artist. His musical talents have turned out to be a beautiful gift to his listeners. Lee MacDougall has a lot to be proud of. He has definitely gained a new fan in me. I look forward to seeing the impact he will make on the future of music.

Rebecca Hosking – hoskingrebecca@gmail.com

[Rating: 5/5]

  7 comments for “Lee MacDougall, If Walls Could Talk

  1. Jennifer
    October 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Lee is a great storyteller. He enchantingly paints stories into his songs and makes you listen to the very end to hear the end of the story. He’s tops in my books, and I welcome the next chapter!

  2. Pam
    October 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Wonderful review, thank you! Lee’s songs are life stories which most can relate to in one way or another. I love how he can take a sad story and put it to an upbeat melody so you can’t help but dance and smile. Check out the new EP For a Few Tales More!

  3. October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    What a great review! You described Lee and his music so well! “paintings framed in music” – brilliant!

  4. Sheila
    October 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Rebecca thank you for the nice review on Lee. I think more need to see what an amazing storyteller and musician he is.

  5. Beth
    October 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you very much for the review. One of the best aspects of Lee MacDougall’s music is the universality of his lyrics. Many of his songs evoke personal reflections for me, as though I’d somehow told him my story a long time ago. His second EP has the same effect of drawing in a listener and holding on throughout the storyline of each song. I also look forward to seeing his footprint on the music world. Thanks again.

  6. Nicole
    October 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Yes, great review, I couldn’t agree more with the statements in this post. Especially when stating, “He touches on such universal emotions; you can easily slip your own story to fit.” Lee’s songs though they may be true or real to life captions, can also seem sort of magical & mystical when listening. Thanks again for choosing to write a reveiw on Lee MacDougall!! Along with the ones mentioned above, “The Star Hotel”, “This Is My Story”, & “Smile” on For A Few Tales More CD; “London In The Summertime” is another one of my favs from If Walls Could Talk!!! And Yes, I too am so glad that tiny fishing town of Grimsby, England gave us Mr. Lee MacDougall!!! Cheers! ;

  7. Tara
    October 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for the review! This Is My Story has always been one of my favorites, along with Smile off his second EP “For A Few Tales More” (both available at his website http://www.leemacdougallmusic.com)

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