“Stephen Sloat Once again by continuing to write, we can discover the new music inside us. Havoc uses all of the talents of his craft to bring "Remember there's Love" as a reminder there is hope even in a broken heart.”
“Laura Winzler Aldrich:" Everything this man produces is musically astounding! Love his music!"”
“Stephen Sloat on "Why can't I get over you"... No curse here except for the love lost somewhere on the way. This song will stay in your head with melodious phrasing. Why can't I get this song out of my head? The SOB has done it again.”
“Stephen Sloat.. "Don't Count On a Miracle"... takes us to the place in which Havoc lives, The Island Influence. His mastery of all instruments are evident from bass line to guitar riff. The resulting track has all the ingredients for a savory recipe in the kitchen of musical heroes. Music evolves and is what brought us here.”
“Stephen Sloat..." Trouble where I am" embarks on a dark clouded journey that twists and turns, never ceasing it's icy grip. Havoc employs the legendary Ed Bradley who sets the scene with an eery slide solo as the rhythmic heartbeat pulses, as one more thing goes wrong. I don't think you can shake this one off.”
“Stephen Sloat..." I'll Wait Out the Sun "percolates it's way to a great songwriting example. The meaningful lyrics paired with hooky melodies are a combination that steers clear of the dead pedestrian in the crosswalk.”
“Stephen Sloat on "Everything was mine"..."Beautiful harmonies mixed in with a Hornsby piano styling, points to when everything was his. Havoc has diversity in his wheelhouse and works the message with well crafted lyrics. He is fortunately talented enough to manipulate all the needed instruments that make up the nucleus of a song. That Son of a Bitch!"”
“Stephen Sloat writes about "let me feel love"...." In this tale, Havoc has imagery laden lyrics about a man looking for love in his life. One wonders if this is biopic or a mere exercise of expressionist echoes of empathy for a life that may have crossed his own. The baritone phrasing is rough like a Tom Waits pre whiskey gargle which emotes the character's pleading for forgiveness as life's storms ebb and flow. The darkness is upon us in this latest tale from Rex Havoc."”
.One of the very best on any site Brother!
Posted By: Tune$mith on August 30, 2012”
Great voice...great music...really enjoying my visit! Peace, Mary Clare
Posted By: Mary Clare Springer on May 25, 2012 - 1:21PM”
“The Altruistic Messi...
How could someone with a handle like Rex Havoc bring such beauty to the world ?
“(on "Calling to me").........Jen Blaasch...." ok, true story... spilled my glass of wine while in a hurry to get to comment about this; Rex PROPS on the vid, seriously, the realizm is phenominal and it's great to see you in genuine form - this IS what you are all about. The vocals... it's a like alights out... candle flickering hold me kinda night..."”
Review Title: Powerful Song, Deep Lyrics
Song Reviewed: Calling to me
Reviewed By: Ginger Griffin
Review Date: February 19, 2012 - 9:29AM
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I am taking the time today to write this review for "Calling To Me" by Rex Havoc. I am greatly moved by the music as well as the words. The music is so soulful and bluesy and rock-ish all at once. The words, the lyrics are powerful in that they significantly point to a Higher Power / Force greater than one's self that we seek a connection to.
God, the "VOICE" calling to us to make a change. Very powerful song.
" Calling To Me " " Calling To Me " This is Excellent work and a very beautiful song Rex! Blew me away Brother! Loved how the Snare hits were in time with the video. I also know that Background vocal and Jeffery did an excellent job as well! Your productions are always great but this is My favorite by you so far! A great video and a brilliant song by an old Master at his craft!!!! Love it!”
Review Title: Beautiful and smooth
Song Reviewed: Broken Down/2005
Reviewed By: Mr Grant
Review Date: February 20, 2012 - 12:08AM
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Love the country roots this song has. The guitar pickin is crisp and precise and Rex's voice is smooth, telling the tale with sheer ease.
I found myself totally enthralled by the production and how everything fit together so nicely. This is a song you can play over and over with each play revealing something you missed from the last play.
“Steve Vozzolo Beautiful song.. Great work Rex.. Very atmospheric.. Lots of air in the mix.. Love it.. Keep making great music..
“Rex Havoc, he doesn't wreak havock, but he is a listening pleasure. Dial him up, kick back and enjoy, I guarantee you will or your money back!
Posted By: Koala on February 02, 2011 - 7:30PM
“Joy Hollon on FaceBook about "I don't wanna Fight"...... "I hear a bird scolding a cat for climbing in her tree" Brilliant! ♥ it! If you ever do a video, you've totally got to put your fingers in your ears when you sing the "La La La La" lines. ; )”
“From: Artist - ChordSlinger n Lola
Date: 12/13/2010 1:49 PM
Thanks Rex - It means a lot coming from you. I believe you were the best songwriter on StereoFame. :)
“Great Songs!!!!! One Of The Best Songwriters I've Heard In A Long Time!!!! Just Great!!!! ........Lenny Fleming”
“Silver Lining is so inherently sad.
It’s funny that your stage name is Rex Havoc and these songs are all acoustic and for the most part, very reflective and gentle.
Very nice work!”
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“Some comments about "Walking on Air" ...... WhereWolf
07/30/10 00:47:17 The title fits the vibe with excellence. ! A very cool... well played track.Superb songwriting...the backing tracks and vocals... are sweeeet...man !! OUTSTANDING !!
07/29/10 19:13:02 Top notch pop writing and production. Very smooth and enjoyable.
Comments about "Walking on Air"....
07/22/10 11:55:50 Walking on Air is a great song! The production is absolutely top notch. The chorus hook is very catchy and memorable. Well done!
“From: Artist - LarryRCampbell
You are truly a unique artist, both vocals & instruments are clearly defined & sound like none other!
“Just flat out great Rex,I Like it,yes,like it alot.More Please, God Bless Ya Bro. God Bless You. mark
Posted By: Fishers of Men”
“WILLY FRIAR (The Desert Cold)...Comment for "Trouble where I am".....
One of the best
songs on Stereofame. Should have won a contest.”
“Delicious Demar posted this comment about the Rex Havoc song
"Holding on".........."tremendous song
I love this song - it's beautifully written and arranged. The vocals are hot. I've listened to it many times now, and it's been working it's way into my mind, and I realized today it's become one of my favorites that I've found on SF. Rex Havoc simply rocks." Del <3”
“Your music is awesome my friend and the talent, attention to craft and detail plus your bio speaks volumes about your musicianship! I had no idea you played with all those bands. My goodness Rex. If I had half of those contacts and half of your bio I'd be a happy man. I am very impressed with your whole body of work.”
Posted by Sleeve • The imagery of a lifetime's experience are evident in this body of work from Rex Havoc. The attention to detail in each production shows an artist sensitive to his craft. The variety of styles from track to track reveals passion for music in the purest form. Wisdom comes from experience and experience yields a quality that only a few can harness. Rex has captured what music brings to your life, in the good times and the bad. To believe in what you write and what you feel is what Rex expresses in the truth of his music. Let the truth live on”
“06/12/09 -------------------------------------- Hi Rex: I've just treated myself to a bunch of your tunes as well as THE CAMERA NEVER LIES. As for that one. Here's my take on it. I think this tune is frankly beautiful! The guitar intro is very nice but more than that the production is freakin' flawless! I've been after that kind of mastering/production with guitars for years and can't find it and here you've nailed it! Great job. I absolutely love the hook at around 1:14 on the tune and again at about 2:05 Now onto your keyboard work. again excellent! 10's across the board. And again...The compression on the piano production is sweet brother. PLEASE tell me what settings or compressors you are using on that piano and if it is pre or post mastering phase etc. (If that's not a trade secret! :) I've put this one into my Favorites category because the tune is addicting. Personally I LOVE the song.”
"Baby Do Everybody" by Rex Havoc....comment
Posted by The AC Thundertones • And here we have again, a stellar work by Rex Havoc and the Ruins! From the opening slide guitar wizardry from Ed Bradley to Rex covering all other musical bases, this song is a slammin' example of great blues, great chops and great all around musicianship that should fast track to the top of the Blues Channel here at OURSTAGE and anywhere else for that matter. Rex's humble comments and his attention to other artists here at ourstage shows a teachable spirit rarely seen in an all too egotistical music world. That said, it is US who should be listening here and being taught (I sure am listening with my pencil at the ready) because Rex Ruins BABY DO EVERYBODY is definitely the song that's telling me...School is in session! Great work Rex!
"Trouble where I am" by Rex Havoc
Trouble Where I Am takes the prize, the girl, and drives away in the shiny red convertible at the end. That's an original lick with, provoking lyrics, and a catchy chorus. Congrats on creating some kickin tunes. Colin, Bass player Red Path
“Review for "Trouble where I am" by Rex Havoc
Posted by The AC Thundertones• You know what? After hearing this again I feel obligated to do a thorough review so here it is: Flawless!!! Leaving pretention and cheap gimmicks to everyone else this track rises to the top of not just Blues, but all popular music. With class, sophistication and brilliance this track engulfs the senses. Few songwriters and musicians can pull of the realism required to nail this style, however Rex succeeds in every regard. From some of the tastiest Slide guitar and rhythm section work through to the soulful vocals the reach of this tune is not just awe inspiring to the listener, but the standard by which all popular music should be judged! My hat is off bro!”