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Steve Bonino / Press

“Peace Rocks - sumptuous harmonies…burning guitar …a bass bash that Les Claypool would enjoy… synths whizz and bubble. Oh yes…this album is a pleasing selection of personal prog rock.”

Steve Swift - Power Play Magazine

“The Peace Rocks Sessions - a rousing showcase for the man’s great song writing abilities...a wonderful album, full of memorable tracks. As with his previous album reviewed ‘Peace Rocks’ – Steve Bonino is a wonderful song-smith. He pays great homage to the golden era of 60’s songwriting. His musicianship is accomplished, but never at any stage overdoes it. It was a joy to listen to this album... ”

“Peace Rocks - The 12- track album is instantly pleasing, filled with quality-produced head nodding classic rock/pop songs with some great rock vocals, strong hooks, riffs and a solid rhythm section. The peace-themed lyrics are thoughtful. ”

“The exclamatory titled ‘Peace Rocks’ is as relevant to the music as it is to the heartfelt messages that populate a great album. There’s vibrant playing, layered harmonies, compelling hooks and the kind of social messages that still resonate 4 decades after Woodstock. ‘Peace Rocks’ is the kind of album that makes you wonder just how long Steve has stored up his significant musical and production ideas that form such an integral part of this joyous musical journey… sparkling riffs, catchy hooks, sing-along moments and fist pumping hooks. Just as the album title suggests, ‘Peace Rocks’!”

“Peace Rocks - Judging by the cover, the pictures and the title you'd expect some sort of psychedelic hippie-project. Nothing could be further from the truth because Bonino has made a sort of prog-punk album...a mix of Spock's Beard and Echolyn's sound due to the many twists and turns in the music and the layered vocal lines...has a maverick quality reminiscent of World Trade or Conspiracy.”

““Steve Bonino can do things with his voice that, for most of us, would require surgery…a guy who can melt ladies’ hearts with one song and blow the roof off with the next.””

“Steve Bonino’s Peace Rocks is loaded with deep meaning and embodies a 21st Century spin on the peace movement, free love, and civil unrest of the ‘60s. Peace Rocks makes you realize that despite 50 years of progress, society’s challenges and unrealized ideals haven’t changed much. Peace Rocks is as great musically as it is inspiring lyrically. This is an album that stays in your head, and your head is happy it’s there. Peace Rocks ROCKS!”

“Peace Rocks - Here is a songwriter who understands the three minute hero concept. This is a fine CD, each track, cleanly produced and Bonino is a multi-instrumentalist, steeped in the best tradition of American AOR with the necessary edge to lift it out of being mundane. a very, very fine album – a joy to listen to from start to finish – get your wayfarers on, take down the vinyl roof and hit cruise control along the highway. Bliss.”

““As a singer, Steve Bonino is sturdy voiced and masterful…forceful lead singing, performed with an elegant edge.””

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