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Stolen Rhodes / Press

“That song makes you want to punch a terrorist in the face!”

“That song makes you want to punch a terrorist in the face!”

“When spinning the debut album of the Stolen Rhodes I can’t resist bringing up some Southern Rock names. Sure the Allman Brothers Band are the first (listen to Blue Sky) but also the rocking Molly Hatchet (Keeps Up Moving), Elvin Bishop Band, Alabama or the Marshall Tucker Band are passing by. Still “The Stolen Rhodes” are much more, even Paul rogers which is totally not Southern Rock is on my mind.”

“Rock and Roll four piece. Blues country rock. This seems to be a trend. I have no problem with that. Great vocals. Great dueling guitars. Their music has balls. And their set hasn’t started to fade; some of this genre tends fade 3/4's through the set. Overheard someone, who’s been here every night, saying these guys were the best band of the festival.”

“The easiest way to describe Stolen Rhodes to someone who hasn’t heard them is to put them under the genre of classic rock. They could fit in with the Allman Brothers or Springsteen and have your dad, or even your grandfather, scratching his head wondering why he doesn’t remember these songs. It’s almost uncanny how a young band could capture the essence of a time period that precedes them by at least a generation, yet their other influences and experiences make them uniquely their own. They are, after all, anything but a copycat, tribute band.”

“Stolen Rhodes has proved without a doubt that they are not a band comfortable with being pigeonholed into a specific sound or style. They have their likes, but they’re smart enough to use influences as a platform to launch their own undeniable rock and roots sound, a commercially viable sound that should take them high into the visibility sector of the majors. ”

“I love classic Southern Rock. There aren't too many bands out there that can embrace that type of music and make it work. Stolen Rhodes is one of the few bands that I've heard that seem to have stepped directly out of the 70's Southern Rock era. The influence of that time can be distinctly heard in their music. And as such, for me anyway, makes Stolen Rhodes a band well worth listening to.”

“...But while the songs wear their old-school influences proudly, Stolen Rhodes is definitely not a nostalgia act. The band, which also includes lead guitarist Kevin Cunningham of Newtown and drummer Eric Skye (J.T. Dubosky played drums on the album), manages to sound modern and fresh, the result of its exceptional musicianship. The up-tempo trio of "Keeps Us Moving," "Blue Sky" and "Peacemaker" gets the album off to a hard-rocking start before things slow down with the mellow jam "Freight Train." Other highlights include the aptly named ballad "Beautiful Way," complete with a gorgeous saxophone solo, the us-against-the-world anthem "One Day Everyday" and the title track, which closes the album leaving you wishing there was more.”

“...Sure they are influenced by old music and it’s clearly they are influenced big by it but still the band has something fresh to add to that old touch. They claim for themselves they are not interested in being a classic rock tribute band. One never knows what the future will bring but I’m pretty sure we are going to hear more and different influences on future recordings. Tracks like Peacemaker, Blue Sky, the lazy Freight Train or One Day Everyday are certainly amongst the better tunes on this nine-track album. Each of them is self penned and shows the craftsmanship of these music students. A must have for lovers of the southern sound!”

“Like Kings of Leon, this Philly phoursome has produced a debut that masterfully channels classic rock sounds, specifically the Southern strain of such. Unlike Kings of Leon, they don't suck. Channelling your Skynyrds and your Allmans ain't a small achievement. and these rockin' Rhodes are on the edge of awesome!”

“Rolling along the stirring sonic road with utmost verve and harmony, this lively rock album sweeps the listener along on one hell of a hugely rousing and enjoyable journey down the ol’ rock’n’roll highway. The raspy, yet expressive vocals hit the soulful spot. The tuneful arrangements likewise do the trick, with ringing guitars, sturdy drums, and smooth basslines keeping things chuggin’ along at a pleasingly constant clip. The songs nicely alternate between full-bore exciting barn burners and more laid-back and reflective numbers. Better still, these guys eschew needless flashy razzle-dazzle and just get right down to the straight-up butt-shaking basics with a winning lack of pretense. A really solid and satisfying album.”

“Stolen Rhodes 11:30 PM Second Floor Stage Rock and Roll four piece. Blues country rock. This seems to be a trend. I have no problem with that. Great vocals. Great dueling guitars. Their music has balls. And their set hasn’t started to fade; some of this genre tends fade 3/4's through the set. Overheard someone, who’s been here every night, saying these guys were the best band of the festival. That’s saying something after what Kid Felix just did downstairs. ~ JD”

“Like Kings of Leon, this Philly phoursome has produced a debut that masterfully channels classic rock sounds, specifically the Southern strain of such. Unlike Kings of Leon, they don't suck. Channelling your Skynyrds and your Allmans ain't a small achievement. and these rockin' Rhodes are on the edge of awesome!”

“Warning: Do not listen to this disc unless you have extra room around you to dance, swing and smile. The opening track “Brand New Cadillac” is a great tune. There are so many things right with this song, I could probably spend a whole review on just this tune. I should probably move on… This one is going in my CD player…I just wish there were more tunes to listen to! ”

“Stolen Rhodes to headline TDBA Rockfest Stolen Rhodes, which features three graduates of the Berklee School of Music (including Cunningham), is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in the region. The classic rock/R&B-influenced group prides itself on its passionate live performances. Stolen Rhodes plays regularly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including a gig headlining the Philadelphia Eagles Flight Night today at Lincoln Financial Field. Advertisement Other past shows of note include the famed Stone Pony in Asbury Park, a performance at the Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, a gig on the deck of Navy ship the USS Wayne E. Meyer (which was taped for an episode of the Food Network's "Dinner Impossible") and a two-month residency at Kildare's in Manayunk. ”

"STOLEN RHODES A BAND THAT IS TAKING THE ROCK N ROLL WORLD BY STORM.THEY PLAYED A FESTIVAL LAST NIGHT, AND BLEW THE AUDIENCE AWAY,WITH THIER SET LIST FROM T.PETTY TO THE BOSS,TO MOUNTAIN AND THIER AMAZING ORIGINALS,IDLE WAYS/PEACE MAKER IS GOING TO ON THE AIR WAVES REAL SOON.THEY ARE A MUST SEE BAND.DURING THE BANDS SET, FIRE TRUCKS ROLLED IN SIRENS BLAIRING THEY PULLED UP RIGHT NEXT TO THE STAGE AND THE BAND BEING PROFESIONAL AS THEY ARE DID NOT MISS A BEAT.SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO LOOK UP THE BANDTHEY ARE WELL WORTH THE DRIVE.BEING IN THE BIZ FOR MANY YEARS I'VE SEEN BANDS COME AND GO THIS BAND IS HERE TO STAY[SO JOHN B]I KNOW YOU READ MY COLUMN TAKE THEM ON TOUR AS YOUR OPENING ACT .LIKE YOU DID FOR ME 20 YEARS AGO.RICHIE TICO AND DAVE THEY WILL GOOD FOR THE TOUR IT WILL GIVE THEM THE EXP THEY NEED ,REMEMBER WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?THANX GUYS THIS IS RICH AND MARTY SIGHNING OFF."

Rich St.Simon - Sound Bytes Magazine

“Stolen Rhodes is a band full of talented musical genius. The song and video peacemaker is a hit,along with the best cover of the boss I've heard in a long time [.spirit in the night]As a bass player/producer/songwriter.this band Stolen Rhodes will make it to the top .Thats my opinon so check out this band and kick back and enjoy.think jersey shore." Richie Simon - SOUND BYTES MAGAZINE”

Sound Bytes Magazine

“hey you guys sounded Great ! Hope to see you out there on the road”

“Stolen Rhodes is speeding along the music highway”

“Stolen Rhodes Wins Crowd at Local Bar”

“EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A BAND COMES THROUGH THE NAIL THAT JUST " HAS IT”

“Stolen Rhodes Rocks on the Radio”

“New Jersey rock band finds a home in Manayunk”

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