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VINYL ORANGE OTTOMAN / Press

"Friday night I saw Vinyl Orange Ottoman and I saw the light -- I heard it, too. It all started with the band's stage plot. The Monty's Krown Stage is abbreviated and a little springy, like a boxing ring. The palookas in VOO solved this problem by taking up space next to the stage, as well as on it. Keymeister JJ Stashiw's entire rig took up the whole floor directly stage left, and directly where I had parked my ass to dig the impending show. Consequently, as the band whirled and pumped and ground through its mid-tempo, nouveau blues, I got a double-dish helping of the keys mere feet away. It was incredible, and an incredible eye-opener. The band raged with an unstoppable fortitude that leaned on classic strains without relying solely upon them. It was familiar yet new -- and beautiful. Praise the lord, I have heard the light."

"If you like your blues smothered in a filthy fire of rock 'n' roll raunchiness, Rochester's Vinyl Orange Ottoman is not only right up your alley, it's knocking at your front door."

Troy L. Smith - Metromix

"VOO is a dynamic band with a big kick of bluesy soul in its tone, mood, and groove. The band comes off cool in its delivery. It doesn't try too hard. There's no flash, there are no pyrotechnics. It is simple, direct, and to the point. That's not to say the band isn't made of excellent musicians. They just don't try that hard. They let it be."

Frank De Blase - CITY newspaper

"...a band that makes you long for the days when rock music wasn't about wimpy emotion or indie cred. Vinyl Orange Ottoman sounds like a group of guys who are content with simply rocking out."

Troy L. Smith - Metromix
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