World renowned vocalist Mike Tramp (White Lion, Freak Of Nature, Tramp Solo) has one of those instantly recognizable voices, a veteran of the rock and roll scene, “Tramp” has been on tour to promote his new album entitled ”Nomad”. I had the pleasure of catching ”Tramp” at the Corporation In Sheffield.
Is hard to initially categorized the band as I said earlier there are commercial strides, elements of progressive metal, post modern and grunge all rolled into one conglomerate melting pot of induced rhythms and groove. The band lays down an interlaced path of hooks and melodies that are hidden in deep in the submersion of the sound
The album is more of a laid back journey of Soul & Blues, very Earthy & full of English heritage & all its roots, but that style really is a big part of my inner make up, I don’t get to show that very often, so this was a nice change …
The guitar leads keep dominating the structure of songs like “Voyager” a crisp sound fills through my speakers along with Small wails makes this song one of the best on the album. Another prime cut comes via the cover tune of “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men, yes I know odd but it works reflectively well and shows Small’s versatility.