Singers' Reviews

Nick Fargo

December 8, 2015 - Steppin' Out Mag's - "Driving Myself Insane" by Madysin Hatter's Song of the Week "Front man Nick Fargo's charisma and signature sound shine throughout, perfectly complementing the heavy rock vibe that the band effortlessly masters."

November 20, 2015 - - "10 Bands That Show Why Hard Rock is Getting Good Again" by Doc Coyled. ". . . it's pure hard rock with a bluesy underbelly. Lead singer Nick Fargo brings a unique piercing vocal delivery along with dynamic keyboard and piano playing in the mix, which gives the band another dimension to their meat and potatoes rock."

March 30, 2013 - Milwaukee Rock Music Examiner - "Rock Your MoTHER" by Kellie Levans "The vocals of Nick Fargo are especially exciting, carrying a Seattle sound with the dirty howl of a New York City boy. Nick Fargo can hit every note on the scale, with shocking authority."

March 20, 2014 - - "Dude Share This:" by Graham Finney ". . . get a load of front man Nick Fargo who has a set of lungs that most rock front men would . . . die for."

March 25, 2012 - - "Sold Out Gramercy Theater Show was One for the History Books" by Thor Vanderbill "Lead singer Nick Fargo stops you dead in your tracks with his voice."


JaQuita May

December 20, 2017 - (Asbury Park Press) - "Disciple of Soul: Marc Ribler on Little Steven, Springsteen, McCartney and a very big year" by Chris Jordan “The shows will cap an extraordinary year for Ribler and the band, which saw shows in the United States and Europe, and guest performances by everyone from Paul McCartney to Bruce Springsteen. . . . Introducing the band

Stevie Van Zandt: Guitars/Vocals

Marc Ribler: Musical Director/Guitar

Jacquita (Jackie) Perkins: Background Vocals . . .”

September 30, 2017 -  - “Review Little Steven brings harmony to Boston’s Orpheum" by Pete Chianca “And ‘invaluable’ doesn’t even begin to describe his three perfectly pitched backup singers, Sara Devine, Tania Jones and JaQuita May, clear graduates of the Tina Turner school of aggressive frill-shaking who literally never stopped moving for the run of the show.”

August 8, 2017 - (Ocean City’s Daily News Source) - “Still Looking for Love, Fifty Summers Later, at the Shore.  By Matt Koelling  ‘Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Concert,’ aimed to “relive the memories, share the spirit & celebrate the songs of the Woodstock generation.” . . . Von Hugel, a former American Idol contestant, capably captured Joni Mitchell on ‘Woodstock.” . . . JaQuita May, brought Tina Turner energy to “River Deep, Mountain High,” not missing a beat when the mic-stand broke mid-song.”

August 28, 2015 - -  "Remember Jones channels Joe Cocker at ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ Tribute" by Jay Lustig

“Constantine Maroulis and Bobby Bandiera were guest stars, fronting the band on 'Darling, Be Home Soon' and 'Further on up the Road,' respectively. Backing vocalist Brielle Von Hugel sang lead on 'Superstar;' JaQuita May did the same for ‘Let It Be.’”

April 21, 2015 - Twitter by Laura Benanti @Laura Benanti 

“If you don’t know who @JaQuitaMay is I legit feel sorry for you, CAUSE I DO AND SHE IS BLOWING MY MIND."


Dan Purcell

May 12, 2017 - The Recorded A Cappella Review Board - "Reviewing Ithacappella's CD Deviations" by Louis Jack Ades "Kings and Queens, quite possibly the most heavily mixed song here, is my absolute favorite, with a gorgeous use of background voices, powerful vocal percussion, and a breathtaking solo by Dan Purcell."  

December 21, 2016 - The Recorded A Cappella Review Board - "Reviewing Ithacappella's CD To Build a Home" by Daniel G Westbrook "('Madness') sparkles and keeps you guessing, but even that doesn't compare to the absolute cherry on the top that is Dan Purcell. Will somebody get this man his Best Male Soloist CARA! I can't imagine what other performance could match this emotion and delicacy . . . I can confidently affirm that Purcell is one of the finest soloists I have ever heard."

July 29, 2014 - The Recorded A Cappella Review Board - "Reviewing Ithacappella's CD The Party Upstairs" by Brian Alexander "Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved.' This track is ready for some major airplay. The lead (Daniel Purcell) is stellar, the voices blend well, and at certain moments, it's as if this track is being performed in a live concert hall. The singing is that pure and captivating. This is easily my favorite track."

February 12, 2013 - AcappellaBlog - Reviewing Ithcappella at Varsity Vocals Competition by Mike Chin "Excellent cool timbre from the soloist (Daniel Purcell), selling the emotion of the piece."


Anthony Tamburro

November 9, 2015 - hMAG – "Anthony Tamburro Launches New CD 'Alaska' at Maxwells"  by Diana Schwaeble“His music is roots rock and sounds like something you would hear on a jukebox, when you could walk into a bar and hear something besides the same recycled pop music. There is a longing present in the songs, and the lyrics depict perfect little slices of life.”

Christine Santelli – NYC Blues Hall of Fame – 2016 Grammy Nominated Songwriter.  “Reminiscent of Springsteen and Dylan, Anthony Tamburro is an American story teller. His lyrics are filled with imagery of a time and place, breathing familiarity, allowing the listener to nestle into his songs. His rich, sometimes gritty vocals add that perfect 'working class' spirit to his songs. …songs with just the right amount of grease."