Vessel / Press

“Winners of Louisville’s Hard Rock Café’s 2012 Battle Royale, local band Vessel has already begun to pilot their way to the forefront of Louisville’s sea of great musicians.  I got the fortunate chance to speak to Daniel Botula, one of the front men for Vessel, and tonight he ensures that they will bring all passengers on an unforgettable voyage that most probably won’t want to return from.  For those of you who shamefully don’t know Vessel, you should imagine an eclectic group of seasoned musicians and superb songwriters that have come together with a simple mission: bringing a lot of love and a lot of passion to their music.  It really sounds pretty simple but when you get the chance to hear them, you will quickly learn that their arrangements are far from that.  Supporting their latest 5 song EP, a proper filming of the show tonight, and looking to finish their first LP,  you can expect tonight to only be the beginning of long journey. Incorporating a full band, horns”

by David Phillips   - louisville.com

“ Well, there is no doubt that I’m on board with Vessel for the long haul.  Having finally seen their magic in action, I can honestly say they are amazing.  In the show’s preview write-up, Daniel Botula promised ‘Funktified Folk’ and what Vessel collectively delivered turned out to include seamless arrangements, phenomenal individual musical contributions, and an overall sound that simply moves the soul. You may be a bit skeptical of such statements, but the only way for you to get on board is to actually catch them live.  It is very evident that all are very passionate musicians; share the stage with grace and generosity, and all the while allowing those in their presence to bask in the wondrous resonance they produce with apparent ease.  I had the fortune to meet the lads and they’re all as nice as they are talented and truly appreciate the opportunity to attend their show.  For the love of great local music, please go see them and support their voyage.  You won’t be”

by David Phillips - Louiville.com