“Strikes Again" (LBB): "On this surprisingly refreshing collection of original songs by Keith Collis of Minneapolis, Collis has created a modern version of The Alan Parsons Project without the pretension or self-importance of much of that group’s work – an accomplishment worthy of great praise.”
“Not so much a band as a recording project, Little Big Band is the brainchild of Milwaukeean Keith Collis. A drummer for various bands and an author of operas in his spare time, Collis assembled a cast of local talent for Soda’, including the subtly sensual vocals of Cheray Love and the fine guitar playing of Howard Ellis (formerly of Women’s Liberace). The result resembles nothing being manufactured by the music industry: Deeply soulful, richly produced and textured, it evokes the one-time flirtation of R&B with 60’s rock. The lyrics poetically treat adult relationships, war and other charged topics through concise, one-act human dramas. ”
“Soda' " (LBB): "Some of the most uplifting music you’re likely to hear all year is on “Soda’”. The music on the disc is a shimmering blend of gospel, R&B and soul that touches the heart while it liberates the feet.
“Moon"(pre-LBB): "Cheray Love’s classy vocal style often evokes Roberta Flack. Both women temper their passion with dignity and restraint, creating a flame that warms rather than scorches. You might guess that Love has roots in musical theater. She has performed in many Hansberry-Sands Theater Company productions, including “Deys Wuz Tuff”, “Dreamgirls” and “Mule Bone”. On “Moon”, she delivers the words as clearly as the feeling.”