August 31, 2022 - MusicCrowns.org - Dan Purcell shines through with pop sensibility with 'Waiting On You' by Lucas Andrews "Since arriving on the scene with a fresh dosage of pop back in 2020, (Dan Purcell) has gone from strength to strength, working with Grammy-winning producers along the way. This has brought him to his debut record, 'Grow Better' with debut single 'Waiting on You' serving as a powerful yet pleasurable indictment of Purcell's unrivaled capacity as an artist."
August 30, 2022 - MysticSons - "Getting to Know . . . Dan Purcell" by Chris Bound "Offering up a warm and tranquil approach to production from start to finish, 'Waiting On You' makes for a wonderfully buoyant listen. Channeling a smooth and uplifting aesthetic that matches his elegant vocal performance perfectly, this new one will sweep you off your feet and carry you away throughout."
August 26, 2022 - Turtle Temp - Independent Music Discovery in the UK - "Dan Purcell - 'Waiting On You'" - Having spent the last couple of years building his reputation for warm and embracing released, New Jersey-based singer and songwriter Dan Purcell continues his vibrant form on the sweeping new groove 'Waiting On You'."
August 24, 2022 - Flex Music Blog - "Championing Independence" "Dan Purcell is a youthful soul-pop artist who brings a whole new dimension to his sound. His debut album 'Grow Better' has just been released, and is 10 songs full of character and oozes pop personality that hits that sweet spot."
2022 - Pandas & Smoke - by Yuni Morales - "The pop bob '2012' is catchy and definitely sticks to the listener with Purcell's vocals really elevating the tension making you want to dance like it really is 2012."
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 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."
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."
January 16, 2019 - NJArts.net - "Double Review: Revelatory night in Jersey City with shows by Karyn Kuhl Band, Anthony Tamburro Trio" - by Cindy Stagoff "Playing R&B and rock 'n' roll, Tamburro sang emotionally riveting and catchy original songs with raspy vocals. . . . (He) is a great storyteller, sharing his experiences with loss of parents, letting go of relationships, looking for direction and love: his songs were backed beautifully by the warmth of (David) Rimelis' violin. He filled the space with provocative phrasing on many tunes, including 'Windswept', from his 2015 debut album, 'Alaska.'"
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."
December 20, 2017 - App.com (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 - WickedLocal.com - “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 - Ocnjdaily.com (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 - NJArts.net - "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."
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 - VH1.com - "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 20, 2014 - PureGrainAudio.com - "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 15, 2014 - Skullnbones.com - "A New Life" by Jason Z " . . . 'Dying Day' kicks this ear-feast off with a vengeance. Nick Fargo's vocals are clean and razor sharp. The mix and production is stellar, and nothing is lost or left to desire. This song contains all of the required elements: driving bass, infectious chorus and a screaming guitar solo. 'Ghost' starts slow, but it builds to a magical bridge and haunting chorus. Fargo's vocals here are piercing. - Rating 5/5 stars."
March 11, 2014 - CrypticRock.com - "MOTHER - A New Life (Album Review)" by David Demaree "The next track 'Ghost" finds the band channeling influence from U2 and Soundgarden with thick guitar riffs, vibrating bass lines, and soaring aggressive vocals by Fargo. . . The closing track 'To Live Within" shows the other side of the coin from these rockers with an emotional piano ballad. Showing passion and a sense of ability for letting a feeling flow, the song leaves a lasting impression. CrypticRock gives this EP 4 out of 5 stars."
March 30, 2013 - Milwaukee Rock Music Examiner - "Rock Your MoTHER" by Kellie Levans "MoTHER has released the already highly acclaimed CD, "Dissonant Young." The single release track comes bearing down not only on radio but an amazing video to go with it "Digital Monster." 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. Rating for Mother's "Dissonant Young" CD - 5 stars out of 5."
March 25, 2012 - GothamRocks.net - "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."