"Ballsy-chick local pop-rock 1980 Benatar/Hynde/Genya Ravan–style...her CD opens with two effervescent New York goodies."
The Village Voice
"Her first full length album, "Catching Flies With Vinegar," which dropped in October, is loaded with sassy, hook-laden tunes. The tracks have a Beatleseque quality, but they also pack a punch reminiscent of Chrissie Hynde's finest moments with the Pretenders. What is especially appealing about the disc is that it is filled with emotion and vulnerability...she has a rock star's aura, something that's on the edge of extinction."
Asbury Park Press
“Really good classic rock 'n roll in the sweet 'n saucy Joan Jett style of 'get down 'n just do it' school of rawk! She's on IPO Volume 7 so you know it’s good! And it is, indeed...Think classic Blondie '77-79, Joan Jett, Holly & The Italians and The Go-Gos. All very good folks to draw from!...Recommended!”
"Dating Sucks," the lead track on ROCKRGRL Discoveries 2004, brings a healthy dose of levity to the mix.
“My eardrums are still reeling from playing this album way too loud on my trusty iPod. Not only is the music rock and roll great, but Peri can write so it’s actually fun to sing along to these songs and not cringe at the lyrics (ya I sang along, sue me). I'm not going to bother trying to trot out the tired cliches about women rockers because musicians like Jana Peri blow all that bullshit straight out of the water. This is a great album of catchy, punk infused rock and roll…Gotta catch her live.”
The Rock and Roll Report
“Oh yeah, baby, this is exactly how power pop-rock should be done: smart, bubbly, catchy, joyous, and incredibly vibrant, with lotsa sass and sheer go-for-it aplomb to keep it fun, hoppin’ and compelling throughout. New York singer/songwriter/guitarist Jana Peri brings a welcome, refreshing and downright infectious glee, vigor, and intelligence to good old straight-up jumpin’ with no needless flash or pretense rock. Whether it’s her wonderfully big’n’brassy singing, delightfully acidic and mature say-it-like-you-see sensibility, or nicely crunchy’n’punchy guitar riffs, Peri never falters for a minute, deftly sustaining a sturdy sense of amazingly rich and eclectic ringing melodicism that’s a true treat to hear. Alternating between forward-ho rousing anthems and more subdued and touchingly reflective ballads, each and every song hits the bull’s eye with 100% on the money results. An excellent album.”
"...Ronnie Spector, Patti Smith and The Ramones whipped up in a blender."
“This New York City girl creates real power pop rock that is everything we like about Joan Jett, The Go Gos, and Pat Benatar. While comparisons are inevitable, Jana has here own style and its rock solid with lots of crunchy guitar, solid bass, n' drums. This is pure energy. Bottom line: This girl rocks!!!”
"Jana Peri knows punk. She knows punk in the way that The Ramones knew punk, in the way the Sex Pistols knew punk."
John Shelton Ivany's Top 21
"...poppy-punk a la the Go-Gos or the Donnas. Also she really does have a great voice and the songs are catchy."
New York Press
“I’ve been eagerly waiting for this album to be released and now it’s here I’m in heaven. Drawing her influences from 60s band such as the Beatles and Punk/New Wave bands from the late 70s and 80s, Jana Peri has put together a wicked album. This is a release which I cannot fault at all. The songs are great and Daniel Rey (Ramones and Misfits) has brought the best out in Jana and her band. There’s some great catchy numbers on here like ´New York Proud´, ´I’ll Be Gone´ and ´I Wanna Rock´ which are more than worthy of a listen. Jana has written some great stuff on this album both lyrically and musically and she really does deserve to be heard. This is one album that has more than its fair share of passion put in to it. Buy it - It Rocks - Simple as that! (Hot Jupiter) 10/10”
"...tough chick Jana Peri’s self-titled four-song EP is punked up, operatic power pop —- Joan Jett jamming with Chrissie Hynde. On “The La La Song,” Peri’s British Invasion roots are showing and it’s a boisterous delight."
The Santa Monica Mirror
"Guaranteed you’ll pick up vibes of The Beatles & the Rolling Stones flowing into Chrissie Hynde and even Debbie Harry & Blondie at times! Hard to imagine yes, but this is the only way I can describe the flavour of the Jana Peri sound, and boy, it ain`t half delicious!...This is one of them attention grabbin', head turnin' at a party kind of CDs that’ll get your guests jumpin'!"
Mod Radio UK
"Electrifying New York-based pop-punkstress..."
"...quite sublime lyrics."