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Jamie Searle / Press

" I'm most excited to see former It's Over frontman Jamie Searle's new project, My Brothers & Sisters, which reportedly contains something like 20 members, including a horn section and a string quartet."

"The best surprise, however, was My Brothers & Sisters (bottom photo), a 15-piece collective led by Jamie Searle. The ensemble included a string quartet, four female vocalists and a three-piece horn section. The glorious mess reminded me of a David Byrne project."

“The best surprise, however, was My Brothers & Sisters (bottom photo), a 15-piece collective led by Jamie Searle. The ensemble included a string quartet, four female vocalists and a three-piece horn section. The glorious mess reminded me of a David Byrne project.”

“I'm most excited to see former It's Over frontman Jamie Searle's new project, My Brothers & Sisters, which reportedly contains something like 20 members, including a horn section and a string quartet.”

“IT's Over's live shows bristle with the kind of manic energy that suits audiences of all ages. Days after the band played a kid-friendly show at the RecordBar, Sundahl was stopped by a man who'd been at that show with his 9-year-old son: "He said, 'My kid loves your record. He took it to school and now other kids want a copy.' "”

Tim Finn - The Star Magazine

“With a stunning array of styles up its sleeve, It's Over is one band that defies casual labeling. It's heavy on '50s- and '60s-inspired rock and roll, so labeling the band pop-rock would be fair enough. But then along come the twisted polka ditties and semi-sinister carnival-rock. Some things that are consistent: megawatt energy, slightly oversized suits reminiscent of David Byrne, and an ability to get an audience on its feet.”

“Pitch Music Award nominates It's Over under the Best Live Band category – and both Jamie Searle (left) and Ryan Donegan (readying harmonica) prove that they deserve the nomination.”

“Talk about spreading good cheer. When the members of the Kansas City band It's Over take to a stage, you'd swear the lights in the room get brighter. Rocking out with such abandon that liquid sunshine seems to run through their veins, It's Over is gaining a reputation around town as a band that's real fun to see live. The band's infectious, megawatt-level energy hits its peak with the onstage dynamism of Jamie Searle, the quartet's boyish, wide-eyed guitarist and lead singer.”

“4. Award Worthy. It's Over is a 2008 Pitch Music Award nominee for Best Live Band and received recognition as an Emerging Artist by The Kansas City Star. 3. Danceable Music. When is the last time you went to a rock show and danced? Songs by It’s Over like “Angela” and “Come Back Home” get the booty moving. 2. Take Home That Girl. The debut full-length album, That Girl, by It’s Over will be available for sale. Fans can bring home the sweet sounds and let the good times roll. 1. It’s Over is Almost Over. The rumors are true; It’s Over will perform its final show at the 2008 Crossroads Music Festival. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jaime Searle is attending the UMKC Conservatory of Music this fall and will concentrate on his studies.”

“It’s Over nods to musical forefathers like The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Motown’s greats. Yet, these guys are not copycats or tribute artists. Instead, their punchy pop hooks and rousing vocals engage the listener because it sounds original. Guitarist Jamie Searle says, “People love the songs. What It’s Over does for people is open up that tight space in people’s hearts and allows them to have fun and makes them sing out. That goes for young and old.””

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, every bubbly pop act from the mid-’60s should be blushing whenever It’s Over takes the stage. But unlike other genre revivalists, frontman Jamie Searle isn’t confusing nostalgia with flat-out plagiarism. Instead, he belts out line after quirky line while the rest of the band mixes its playful style with hints of riffs long forgotten.”

“It's Over was rocking out. The latter has all the makings of becoming a very popular Kansas City band, which means everyone in town will love them and not understand why someone from out of town won't sign them to a label. That night was the first night with a brand-new drummer, who held his shit together admirably. The real star of the show is frontman Jamie Searle, who, with his big eyelashes, rosy lips and perfect white teeth, looks, well, kinda girly. I mean, the dude rocks out, but he does sort of have an androgynous thing going, probably not intentionally, so I feel bad for pointing it out, but oh well, it's my job. Also, Searle's stage presence, his Paul McCartney head jiggles and at-the-waist bends”

“All Bonnie and Clyde vests and slacks, full-waist bends, boyish yelps and grins, and not a sprig of facial hair to show for his 23 years, Searle is both chick magnet and rock demigod. In fact, we're pretty sure a contract between him and the devil is on file somewhere in the Jackson County Courthouse. Even if It's Over weren't nearly as good a band, Searle's charismatic stage presence would still ensure plenty of girlie action.”

“Then, on "My Dear Wife," a bouncy marital monologue, Searle makes like a kid sticking a flashlight under his face when he reveals that the husband in the song is a ... ser-i-al KILLERRRR! Musically, That Girl is lean, catchy and full of confidence. Expect a lot of screaming ones to be at It's Over's CD-release party on Saturday, February 16, at Crosstown Station.”

“Opener "To Be In Love" is a real highlight, melding the indie pop sound with early Beatles... Other highlights include the shuffling "Good as Gold" and "Open Up Your Heart", which you could almost hear being played in the Cavern Club. ”

“It’s all good, especially the Elvis Costello-like angry man vitriol on “When the Sun Goes Down” so this is most a worthy addition to your “have a drink and dance in the bar” music collection. Unlike the band’s name, I hope the music isn’t over after one album.”

“After years of being one of the most fun, party-rockin' bands in the area, It's Over is finally putting out an album. "That Girl" captures the KC foursome's country-laced '50s rock and even some of that bombast from in its live performances.”