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Irv Lyons Jr. / Press

"Wonderland possesses a very overt matter of style and I dig it. Much of the spirit of this record is about sonic adventure. The arrangements and musicianship are stellar."

“'From the funk rock vibe of 'Be My Baby' to the feel-good lyrics of 'Wonderland', Irv Lyons Jr. blends soulful vocal stylings with tight instrument arrangements to create a well-rounded and highly listenable rock R&B album.'”

"A NAMMY or GRAMMY nomination does not seem like too much to hope for." RockWired Magazine Feb. 2016

"Oneida Nation Native Irv Lyons Jr. has just released his debut album. I Love the Night has a vintage Rock & Roll sound crossed with Americana love songs. An unforgettable album of love songs that are filled with passion and some psychedelic sound effects. Wanna Be With You, goes into an amazing jam section where Lyons’ guitar solo, reminiscent of Carlos Santana, leaving the listener stunned".

"You can hear the good chemistry throughout. Lyons’ solo project turns out to be a rather grand experiment. It’s punchy, modern blues sound starts with the cool fuzz guitar of the opening cut, “Wanna Be with You” is supported with a solid musical foundation from bassist Mike Casale and drummer James Bianchi. “Bedroom Eyes” features a fast and interesting beat by Moleski and cool keyboard work by Lyons. “Be My Baby” is powerful and mysterious, with its echo-vocals by Lyons. And the closer, “I Love the Night,” is a sneaky little blues love song".

"Irv plays guitar, sings, plays bass and the keys on this all the way around fantastic offering of music. One very bright highlight is the powerful and beautiful vocal duo work of Lisa Nojaim on “If You Love Me” and “Stronghold,” both songs stood out immediately as they really do compliment each other, especially “Stronghold.” Don’t think that there aren’t some tricks and treats on this CD just because I say “rock and blues” as “Be My Baby” has some nice effects added in that really work the song to a unique sound and vibe, excellent work by Moleski and Lyons on that one to challenge what you have come to expect sonically thus far".

"Armed with almost all originals, the album is a lesson in how to meld guitar and vocals, taking a step outside the comfort zone of a full band. The final three tracks also prove that stepping into a new style can garner attention-grabbing results. “Be My Baby” pounds with a driving beat, filthy guitar and vocals delivered with sinister sincerity and “I Love the Night” mixes the traditional blues Lyons owns with floating vocals and church-like keys. Lyons’ passion is evident and his talent is obvious".