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SjW / Press

"SjW is a fantastic combination of heavy metal/hard rock/progressive rock with shades of Queen, Rush, Pink Floyd, Metallica, and Porcupine Tree (just to name a few)! SjW is a breath of fresh air in a progressiver rock/tech metal world driven by death metal vocals and guitar disonance."

Pete Nowak - WIRQ 90.90 FM Rochester, New York, USA

"Crunchy Melodic Rock with a Progressive background"

"The best trio since Rush & Triumph"

"SymptomRadio.com is a very proud supporter of the music from SjW. This is not just great sounding and highly polished band. The effort that SjW is making to help raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy is an incredible example of how much integrity is at the root of what makes this band so successful. Keep writing great music SjW and we will keep playing it!"

Sean Odell - SymptomRadio.com

“Definitely great tunes, listening to SjW is a pleasure!! The RUSH influence is absolutely there, yet still very original. Shining vox and excellent production. Especially love Constant Motion!!! Mary Dunham King - MuseBoat Radio”

Mary Dunham King - Museboat Radio

“One of the best unsigned Rock Bands around! If you like your rock loud and heavy then listen to SjW, they are becoming one of the most requested bands on the show. ”

John Forster - DJ - Johns Rock Show - Radio Birmingham

“The words progressive, interesting and the fact that I'm not going to stamp this release with a convenient generic label is sure to put some of you off, but really it shouldn't. This is a really enjoyable, well-rounded collection of songs that has a lot to recommend it to lovers of all kinds of rock.”

“If you like the obvious Rush and Yes and Genesis but hanker after bands that have the distinction of say Kings X or pay a passing nod to Queen you should take time to check them out.”

“The album has an old school prog rock feel, particularly Rush, about it – the pretension or grandious nature of an age gone past is there. And this feeling grows with subsequent plays, and yet maintains a modern uniqueness to it. But this album is not a new “relic”, but an album with a modern feel. From the almost 90′s electronic rock sound of “Is This _”, to the guitars on “Heavy Cargo”, to the feel of “You”, all combined seamlessly. Closing with “The Hero & The Tragedy” you are left feeling exhilarated.”

“Even though the band has been around some time and plays many live performances you may not have heard of them yet but you will! Grab up their latest CD and while you are at it get their other offerings at the same time and rock out to true British rock that has stood the test of time with listeners and continues with SjW.”

“British rock strikes again in a great way with the latest offering from the band SJW. If you are looking for great rock and roll with a hint of variety of influences then “Moments Of Magnitude” is the album for you.”

“This UK bank sounds like they inherited Rush's genius and then boosted it to the heavens! ”

"It takes guts to say that your band sounds like Rush, The Police, King’s X, and Genesis, and then actually get me to agree with you. However, listening to this Reading, UK band’s song submission easily validated those comparisons in my eyes. I heard elements of each band in the overall musical mix, and the best part was that I didn’t feel the song was derivative".

"From start to finish....the newest release from SjW band, "Moments Of Magnitude" Exudes greatness....Doing only what a consumate Rock trio can do... Deliver hard driving, well scripted Rock N' Roll on the level of, The Police and Rush, with a taste of Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin. Combined with fresh twists and new turns, ala Jethro Tull... This is stand up and take notice, intelligent Rock N' Roll from the heart of modern day England!!! "

““Moments Of Magnitude by SjW is the rockingest album I've ever had the pleasure to be involved with - a terrific range of juicy, beaty and melodic songs, performed with panache, and equal measures of skill and invention. It's a thoroughly rewarding album that bears repeated listening, and has a wonderfully breezy yet powerful production that allows the music to breathe - even if I do say so myself!.”

“Great Album !”

Greenz & Nova - Total Rock FM

“I thought the last album was great, if anything "A State of Delirium" is even better !”

Simon Colling - NE1FM Rock show

“””From the first time I heard SjW, I was sold ! From London, SjW serves up brilliant powerhouse hard rock that expertly blends intelligent pop melodies... This is a bridge that hasn't been exploited, let alone built yet, but it seems that SjW has a unique stronghold on this unexplored genre. A power trio with a serious punch....The Outfield meets Kings X or Cream meets The Police...A very exciting band to follow and with ”Moments of Magnitude” as the follow up to ” A State of Delirium” SjW are assuring themselves a solid niche in Rock N' Roll history...A must listen !!!”””

"This album is excellent, you can quote me on that !""

"I really like "Talk on Corners" especially the track "Working Man" and we have been getting loads of requests to play songs from the album on the Rock show"

"We've been listening to SjW's album "Talk On Corners" here in the studio and we really like it. Having seen them live I can thoroughly recomend you get a copy and check out an SjW Show!"

““FROM THE FIRST TRACK TO THE LAST I WAS CAPTIVATED…SjW CAPTURES THE FEEL OF JETHRO TULL WITH THE DELIVERY OF THE POLICE, IN THE NEW CD “MOMENTS OF MAGNITUDE”. .. FROM START TO FINISH, THIS CD IS SMOKIN' HOT AND ROCKIN'.... IF YOU LIKE MELODIC ROCK WITH SOME TWISTS, TURNS AND A GOOD PORTION OF HEAT, SjW DELIVERS IN SPADES !!! CHECK OUT THE OPENING TRACK, “CONSTANT MOTION” IT IS THE MASTERPIECE OF “MOMENTS OF MAGNITUDE”. “ ”

“Razor-edged cut 'Sailing On' has all the trademarks demanded by the modern rock fan, and given sufficient airplay would prove a hit with the cognoscenti. Promising. ”

"I like this album and think it showcases a unique voice and songwriting style"

" SjW's CD entitled "Talk on Corners" is a media masterpiece, encompassing a magnetic force of originality and confidence in the artists approach to the music he's created. I strongly suggest you go buy it now. Because Hearing is believing. Rock on Simon! "

"SjW's new album was terrific to record and mix. It's an exhilarating blast through 10 richly varied new songs, sung and played with great gusto and including many colourful and melodic moments of magic!"