“Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls applauds the band with, "Ziggy meets Marc Bolan outside Max's Kansas City. Makes me want to break out some sequined leggings and spit on the sidewalk. Space-age modern-age glam nostalgia." ”
“If you’re tired of the same old song & dance, Marquis of Vaudeville readily provides a few unusual flavors to an otherwise bland music world... You can certainly pick up on a Tim Burton-esque quality to many of the various sounds... In fact, singer Lawhon has a voice that many times vacillates between Elfman’s mischievous tone & that of Muse’s Matthew Bellamy... Although Marquis of Vaudeville may never specifically point to Queen as an inspiration, the parallel between what that English band accomplished, and this new act attempts to do, is fairly obvious... When you add the fact that singer Lawhon sounds a lot like Muse’s Bellamy (Muse quickly admits to its hero worship of Queen) the comparison is an apt one. As good as this recording sounds though one can only imagine how great this act must be in person. Like Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson before them, Marquis of Vaudeville brings visual flair to its unique auditory creations. This is rock music with a distinctly cinematic sc”
“Venus to Vertigo and Bright Star Hope, that mix of pleasant pop and hard-rock dynamics, this stuff is so slick and well-constructed. Very impressive.”
"Marquis of Vaudeville's self-titled debut is a shrewd fusing of twinkly pop, gaze-at-the-stars vocals and melancholy melody outlined with edgy, trenchant guitars...This is music to paint your own mental picture while listening to—a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll with a fair share of emotion, invention and imagination."