“Hartford singer Brian Jarvis and his band opened things on the main stage with a set of earnest, appealing songs from his recent album, "Honestly." ”
“ Concluding the evening, Brian Jarvis. joined by fellow band mates John on bass and Mike P on guitar and backing vocals providing a layer of harmony and rhythm. Normally a full band, they stripped for the theater although two guitars, bass and vocals seemed robust enough for this trio. Offering a performance leaning towards pop/rock, Jarvis blended upbeat hook laden songs with lighter ones. Finishing the performance, Mr Jarvis had Babini and Wax join him in a cover of Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight". Each of the three offered solid performances reflective of so many great singer/songwriters. Watch out for them as they rise. ”
"Great Hooks and melodies" "A sincere voice you can tell he really means it"
“Major hooks, major talent. Bet on this one! Very pro style with vocals that are crisp and clear. What a dreamy voice!!! If this band doesn't make it big, I'll eat my hat!!! Guitar work is beautiful, and I love the break that builds into the chorus. Very hooky!!!”
“Sexy Vocals-A smooth male vocal always gets me and this band has a sexy sounding singer. The guitar rhythms are the perfect amount. Drummer is tight and love the production.”
“For Jarvis, throwing originals in among the covers has been the formula for success in Hartford. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he has a knack for writing songs as catchy as the hits he surrounds them with.”
“Brian Jarvis has always known how to pen a good song, but Honestly's instrumentation fleshes his songs out into rollicking, piano-driven rockers”