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Maurice Mattei & The Tempers / Press

“Simply a gem...each song is a marvel of writing...balanced, fine and powerful...a great among the great...an artist in the noblest sense.”

Eric Supparo - Le Cri Du Coyote #125 (France)

“You can hold the best of Maurice Mattei's material to the highest songwriting standards/ His "Set The World On Fire" would not only fit fine on Bob Dylan's Love and Theft album, it would be a highlight...an ear-opening revelation.”

Don Mcleese - No Depression Magazine (issue #46)

“Over the past couple of decades, Mattei has self-released a truly stunning amount of material, the majority of which would fit comfortably in the catalog of just about any major or indie label sympathetic to his brand of twang and burn...Mattei transcends references with his wide-ranging songwriting skills and the sinewy and superb accompaniment of the Tempers.”

Brian Baker - City Beat Magazine

“Mattei knows how to write a good song...Roots Rock combined with thoughtful, poetic lyrics...Mattei's songs are works of art...intense. -”

Rootstime Belgium

“Great in every respect...not only catchy songs but each contains it's own strong narrative...the best of Roots Rock. -”

John Gjaltema - Alt Country Netherlands

“There are skiffle tunes and ballads, bluesy Rolling Stones-like songs and '60s Rock. The only criticism is Mattei should have arranged his wonderful songs with that rock beat years ago. The sound is so good one might wonder what took him so long.”

Rick Bird - Cincinnati Post

“Maurice Mattei has some impressive Renaissance Man credentials. He’s a gifted contemporary designer, a talented photographer and a smart singer/songwriter who sets his scuffed musical short stories to compelling Americana soundtracks.”

Mike Breen - Cincinnati CityBeat