Kry “Miles Away” Review

Kry “Miles Away” Review

Oor Magazine on Wed. Nov. 29, 1995

Written By: unknown

No luck at home so far, so they were signed by Sony National, a Dutch division that wants to force a breakthrough for a London Band. It’s been a whole since our small country lived up to our reputation of being musical pioneers, but with Kry, ‘we’ are on our way back to rehabilitation. Kry is worth it.

This trio from London, formed by two Britons, Pat Reilly (vocals, keyboards, guitars) and Pete Jelliman (keyboards), and Ofir Gal, originally from Israel (guitars/keyboards) spread about one beautiful song after another on their debut “Miles Away”. Those rare songs that stick to your mind instantly after only playing them once. I have to admit that they do base their music on a very obvious ’70s sound, but besides the skilful, polished results of their production, two things stand out immediately. First of all, Kry’s music is carried by Pat Reilly’s characteristic, soulful voice. The songs are written around his voice, as it were. And secondly, “Miles Away” contains a funny and refreshing mixture of two extremes. Note the American influences by Billy Joel, Steely Dan and Christopher Cross, while British roots also appear by referring to XTC Squeeze, The Beatles, Level 42, and even George Michael.