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“First off, the dual main vocalists were strong. Unlike most local acts, this band did not have that “fishbowl” sound to them and you could actually hear the words. Also, the playing ability of this band really shocked me. At one point during the cover of “Carry on My Wayward Son,” the guitarist, Mattera, hit the solos so perfectly it was mind blowing. I figured it may just be the fact that it was a cover, but the ability continued through the set. One final note is the band drew the largest crowd reaction. Everyone in the crowd was dancing and packing up front. In all, due to the reaction and the pure talent, this band placed first on my list.”

“WBRU as well as WHJY [sic] are spinning the leadoff single “Discord,” and I would think the album opener, “When the Lights Go Down,” or “Empty White Page” would follow, as Shryne seem to be at their best when ramping up the tempo. I’m still trying to pinpoint which Fleetwood Mac song I hear on the hook in “Burn Away the Light,” and the opening riff on “The Here and the Now” reminds me of Matthew Sweet’s “Girlfriend.” The keys that open “Vanity Affair” recall Bon Jovi’s “Runaway,” while “Deep Inside” is a slow-jam highlight.”

“Shryne played a charismatic, note-for-note perfect set in the vein of the Barenaked Ladies meets Journey with a tinge of funk sprinkled on top. Nuggets like "When The Lights Go Down" from their new record Here and Now, were top notch as far as mainstream alternative rock.”

“There’s a very nostalgic feel to Shryne’s latest album, Here and Now. While listening, I’m brought back to memories of summertime- gossip, young love, and freedom all just within arms reach. There’s a definite light, hopeful tone to the album. That being said, there’s a lot of substance within it.”

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