"Your jaw will likely hit the floor when you hear this. But that’s the magic of this release — it doesn’t feel like an acoustic record. At least not in any negative ways. With layers and layers of vibrant guitars, soaring vocals, glimmering violin, etc, these songs feel like full band, fully fleshed out recordings. They don’t have that hollow sound that most acoustic and unplugged recordings tend to have at all. Quite the opposite. These tracks are rich and colorful. And all of the songs are top-notch, brimming with emotion and hooks. This is easily one of Tony’s most imperative records".
“Tony Harnell, along with his band The Widlflowers Featuring Bumblefoot, has managed to create the perfect album to send you away for a while with a smile on your face.”
"I hate labeling singers into categories, but I have to group Tony Harnell into the upper echelon with Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy"
“Quote by Patrick Wilson star The Gifted Man and "The Watchmen"..."TNT, there just aren't singers like that anymore".”
“Queen + Paul Rodgers spent a year and probably a jillion dollars making “The Cosmos Rocks”, and its best isn’t half as good as any random two minutes of the “Cinematic” EP. ”
“Tony Harnell stands alongside Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson and Geoff Tate as one of the most talented singers of all time ”
“At one point, Harnell opened his throat and let out a long, rich, really high note, which floated between the concrete towers on either side, growing bigger and bigger till it hit the sky and faded. Then he shrugged, as if to say, “Well, that was kind of ‘80s, but I know you expect it.””
“I heard one of four names used to rate the caliber of an aspiring singer’s voice. It was always “Can they sing like Robert Plant, Rob Halford, Steve Perry or Tony Harnell.”
“Tony Harnell has a brilliant, distinctive voice! ”
“Tony Harnell is prominent and proud as both a singer and a lyricist.”
“This demo CD "Cinematic" is bloody great! It's a new direction, but maintains the TH melody feel to it, as well as a depth to the lyrics and melodies other bands can just dream of making/writing.”
“Biggest points must be given to Tony Harnell…he is one hell of a frontman! He really knows how to work a crowd and his vocals were great. Tony Harnell was possibly the best singer performing at Sweden Rock.”