“The Looters are a smooth blues collective with a laid back vibe and deep vocals as displayed in their song Spicy Romantic... ”
“Savannah-based quartet the Looters — singer/guitarist Joe Layden, bassist Eric Layden, drummer Brian Neal and guitarist David Denison — handles a mix of jazzy fusion, funk, soul, blues, and prog-rock (on Sullivan's). 9 p.m.”
“Savannah embraces Rock 'n' Roll Motivation from the band As runners turned the corner from Countryside Drive to Skidaway Road, band members of The Looters offered them motivation from the stage. “You’re at mile No. 19,” lead singer Joe Lyon Layden said. “We’ve got a song especially for you.” The Savannah-based band broke into a tune that included lyrics for the marathoners. “You’ve made it this far,” Layden sang. “You’ve just got seven miles to go.” Without slowing down, one runner responded to the band as he turned the corner. “Oh, that’s all? Just seven more?” Layden continued singing: “When you get to the finish line, baby, you can pass out on the floor.” ”
“The festival boasts an impressive lineup, including 2011 Flagpole Athens Music Award nominees for best jam band Lefty Hathaway and Sumilan plus local favoritesJazzChronic, Tent City and Laissez Funk. Also on the bill are reggae/dub/funk fusion quartetDomino Effect from Savannah, soulful jazz/funk band Those Cats from Statesboro, bluesy Savannah rock band The Looters and eclectic jam band Spong.”
“CS: What can people expect from a live performance? TL:Besides our originals and songs by our former band mates, you will hear funk, soul, blues, 80s hits, southern rock, and maybe even a little neo-bluegrass. I think we have good stage presence, because it's almost a lost art form in America; bands here either get pretentious and do too much or get sedentary and do too little. The European musicians are not the musical improvisers that the Americans are, but their stage presence is far and above, and we've learned from the best.”
"The Looters," seemed to be a launching pad for others, and a terrific backing band, shaking hands with greats and big names. After Rosa and Kristina, they played with Saskia Laroo, a tremendous trumpet player. They even played: The Jazz Below the Sea Festival in Holland, and their biggest show at The Atlanta Jazz Festival for over 15,000 people... The future looks promising. They are working on their first full-length album, which will be out later this year. They were also recently filmed for a debut show on The Learning Channel (TLC), that's yet to be named. The long and winding road for the Layden brothers doesn't necessarily work like a timeline. Rather, it is cyclical in nature, a hodgepodge of defining moments, always guiding them back to that common threaded passion-music. They do what they love.
"Well-traveled backing band for Amsterdam's Rosa King and others, tonight these guys are playing good ol' original funk, rock and blues."
“The Looters are a popular backing band for other artists, who recently have turned into a recording and live act on their own..." "...Music fans looking for a good way to continue their holiday celebration will want to come and check out this seasoned live band.”
“J. Lyon Layden has a lot of irons in the fire, but so far, he hasn't been burned. That's because he's good at all the things he does.”
“Whether it’s originals, blues, classic rock, jazz, funk, 80s tunes – even old school country – these guys will definitely “rock the house!””
“All the best cover songs and originals too! Three part harmonies, blazing lead solos, bass and drum break-downs, and a whacky theramin for the fun stuff; ladies step right up and play with Joe's antenna for some otherworldly sounds!”