"A musical chameleon."
The Corner News- Auburn, AL
“...Don't let his young face fool you- he's got a little grit and a whole lot of soul in his voice.”
The Newport Mercury
"...Someone to keep your eye on. Tuohy is a dynamic front man who plays a brand of pop influenced rock music that could easily land on mainstream radio.
The good news is his music goes beyond the blandness most of us associate with Top 40 fare... Think the Black Crowes meets Steely Dan meets Dave Matthews Band and you get a sense of what Jeff Tuohy is all about...
He has the songwriting chops, musicianship, and the overall looks and charisma to make it."
The Greenfield Recorder
“John Mayer may be the most famous Connecticut homeboy currently burning up the charts, but given a chance, Jeff Tuohy could easily heat up the competition.
Tuohy knows all about sharp melodies and well-constructed songs.
"Cocoon" is a multi-dimensional work, featuring everything from the horn-laden R&B grooves of "I Am a Fool" to the funky Dixieland vibe of "Bourbon Street."
But what Tuohy does best is craft infectious pop tunes like "Train" and "Real Love" that have melodic stay-in-your-brain choruses. Add to that a convincing vocal style and an honest approach to songwriting and Jeff Tuohy is a young artist worth keeping your eye on.”
The Hartford Courant
“'Cocoon' showcases and confirms the artist in the musician/actor. I mention this because as I write this column, I've got 'Cocoon' playing. I have to stop writing more often than I'd like because his songs stop me in my tracks. One song, 'Monogamy,' surprises me with a hint of Reggae in its intro and then seamlessly moves into a smooth rock, accented with delicate strains of back-up singers.
This CD features horns, guitars, and keyboards and tickles the imagination. Whether he breathes romance into 'Light My Heart' or gets down and dirty in 'Bourbon Street' with its distinct New Orleans' sound and his transition from smooth to sudden gruff voice, one can't ignore the breadth of talent infused in this one musician.”
“...NYC-based Jeff Tuohy delivers rock songs with passion and precision. His first album, Breaking Down the Silence, showcases strong melodies and enthralling vocals ...”
“Every so often an artist delivers a record that makes me stand up and salute! Jeff Tuohy's 'Breaking Down The Silence' is one of those records”
“An arresting voice...("Breaking Down the Silence") is with me wherever I go. It's an addictive listen that I strongly recommend. In fact, you should probably buy two copies..”
InSite Magazine- Boston, MA
"If Breaking Down The Silence rockets up the charts, and it absolutely has the strength to do so, Jeff Tuohy could certainly make a play for Kate Hudson or Jessica Simpson... this handsome, singer-songwriter-guitarist wears his heart all over his sleeve and then some, yet he puts forth a high level of musicianship and pop songwriting expertise that makes this listen most pleasurable to a wide audience (i.e. teens, Gen X-ers and their moms). Melding classic rock, adult contemporary, and folk, Tuohy emerges as man of all seasons...Major labels should lap this one up. "
“'Breaking Down The Silence' could make it into rotation on practically any mix FM station. The only thing that Tuohy needs to do is spread his gospel around the United States for a few more years and chances are good that he could be the next John Mayer or other of that ilk. This album is one that is a smart buy, as each of the songs push on a slightly different tradition than the rest. I have no doubt that future CDs released by Tuohy will continue this trend. Give this disc a go and you will not be disappointed."”
"...a new album that will knock your socks off."
Not Your Average Folk