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“In my eyes, this was the greatest instrumental blues-rock-surf-rock-‘n’-fucking-roll experience of the night (and perhaps in Dayton).”
“Parlour Tricks operates as a fine-tuned unit capable of getting audiences dancing just as easily as they can mesmerize them with their virtuosity.”
“Wright's unabashed guitar histrionics make for a serious study in fretboard wizardry with his love of early Van Halen and ZZ Top worn proudly on his sleeve.”
“'Gonzo-hard rock, punk and experimental guitar music all are part of C. Wright’s musical DNA...'”
“...love the licks and overall mystique of the guitars. It's like being in several different *Musical* time genres (old and new) but they swell into one. Reminds me a bit of Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush back in the day with Strange Universe ...but then all the sudden I hear *Yes* increments mixed with dark ominous tones and riffs - but more catchy - not something you hear everyday. Seems to be several recognizable influences but definitely original...”
“Couldn't believe... how attackful the tones are in some of those leads, sounds like a back pickup from the una(bomber)-table. Truly stoked on those tones. Amazing mix... There's a lead part that turns to "crumbling porcelain & bolts?"”
“...Chris is a rather talented guitarist... (I say that with my tongue completely implanted in my cheek - he's a monster). I wasn't surprised to hear he was a Peter Frampton fan at all, in fact I'd be surprised if he weren't. C Wright's Parlor Tricks are Dayton's finest instrumental group by about 20 lengths...."”
"The Sound of the Circus"
“the...live...show...the guy is like a hack-gunslinger... like a drunken cowboy who is unexpectedly the last man standing once the smoke clears... but what is lacking in accuracy is more than made up for in fury, and his band of merry-making weirdos seem more than happy to add to the chaos. The amazing thing is that it's somehow all LISTENABLE. Kids will soon be asking, 'Where is the TAB?'”
“...this is a band tourists would pay to see. Why has some clever bar not snatched these guys up as a house band yet? I'd go see them every week!”
“...refreshing that there are still some local musicians who can break out of the indie-rock mold. Watch out, Radio Valis!”
“Incredibly entertaining - and not as obnoxious as most local bands. Sure, they wear their influences on the sleeve for all to see, but when's the last time you actually got up and DANCED to any local band, let alone one that's exclusively instrumental?”