It’s been nearly 10 years since Ted Poley last released a solo album, so he’s certainly overdue. But if “Higher” is any indication, his new album, Beyond The Fade, going to be well worth the wait. Melodic rock doesn’t get better than this unless you’re talking about Journey or Bon Jovi. That’s right, I’m comparing Ted Poley to the greats. To that end, you won’t be surprised with that if you’ve been reading my rock journalism for years because I covered him frequently when he was promoting his Bone Machine project way back in the mid-’90s. He was superb then and his voice sounds just as golden today. Cheers to Ted!
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.