Ted Poley
Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: October 19th 2007

Ted Poley will always be known as 'the original voice of Danger Danger', but he did actually begin his career as the drummer in legendary New Jersey progressive rock band Prophet, before he joined Danger Danger and became a household name in 'hair metal'.

'Smile' is his second solo-album within a year and a good follow up to last years 'Collateral Damage', and just like it was the case on his debut solo-album where Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem) helped him out, he has hired one of the best in the genre to handle the guitars on this album: JK Northrup (King Kobra, Northrup/Shortino). The result is an album packed with very easy recognizable hooklines and amazing guitar work.

This is classic melodic rock for good and for bad, it'll surely not do you any harm to listen to, but it won't knock you off your feet either, some of the songs are simply too cheesy, too dull or too simple for my liking, and it never manages to get me really thrilled. But if you are into the genre and is on the lookout for a solid injection of American rock with some awesome guitar work, catchy songs and a Ted Poley in top shape then get this sucker now...

Label: Frontiers Records
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 22nd 2007
Website: www.tedpoley.com