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NICK and the ovorols / Press

“NICK AND THE OVOROLS – TELEGRAPH TABOO For artists a fresh wind to blow through a traditional genre like the blues, we have always had a soft spot. However it is not easy today to be in a music where everything has been tried and seems to be played, even with an original sound from the corner to come. Some bands succeed here anyway, and here you can without blushing from Chicago, the hometown of the electric blues operating Nick And The Ovorols catalog. With a hypnotic mix of often heavy distortion on driving guitars, spiced with some psychedelics know this foursome ... blues rock a distinctive sound to give . Their ten songs depicting debut album "Telegraph Taboo" is a very catchy album that especially reminiscent of bands with an inventive look at the blues, drenched in swampy Southern spheres where Gov't Mule or the Allman Brothers Band wallow. But many Led Zeppelin or ZZ Top fan of the first hour will be attracted by this album.”

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“they are a smoking hot blues-rock band. On parts of Telegraph Taboo, I am fondly reminded of ZZ Top's Deguello - one of my favorite blues albums. And Peraino's very strong, expressive voice is a bit reminiscent of Warren Haynes'. In fact, if you're a fan of the blues-influenced rock of bands like Govt Mule and Haynes' latter-day work with the Allmans, you will do well to give this a try. From the upbeat stuff like "Take the V Train" and "Chitown Via Greyhound" to the beautifully-played slow instrumental "Soundtrack to Life" with its twin guitar meanderings, the electric guitars (stinging lead or slide, or both) are at the center of the show... although the rhythm section of Jackson and Lewis have no trouble keeping up and even, on songs like "Honey Please", leading the way.”

“There's really only thing you can say after spinning Nick and the Ovorols' debut album, Telegraph Taboo. And that thing is "damn." Nick Peraino's red-hot blues guitar (yes, I wrote that, and no, I only feel a little badly about it) smokes through track after track on the band's debut album. Peraino's passion for blues guitar is matched only by his backing band's intensity. If you like your music down and dirty and filled with life, you'll enjoy Telegraph Taboo. Peraino's hooks are irresistible and his excitement about his music is infectious. You can practically feel the steam heat rising off the band.”

“Nick And The Ovorols waste no time in getting down to the nitty, gritty, greasy bizness on their debut studio album Telegraph Taboo. After a second or two of frontman Nick Peraino’s guitar clearing its throat, “Take The V Train” fires up and gets underway, lurching like a half-drunk brontosaurus. When Peraino lets fly with his vocal, it’s easy to imagine a Free-era Paul Rodgers leading Led Zep through a slow and raunchy one-chord blues crawl... Peraino fires off layers off snarling, growling, moaning guitar lines from all different directions. Distortion? Man, this is Hell on Earth for those poor little 12AX7 and 6V6 amp tubes. World, meet Nick And The Ovorols. If you thought Gary Clark Jr.’s “Bright Lights” nailed the midnight blues vibe, Nick And The Ovorols’ “Heed The Words I Say” takes things even deeper... the lack of major-label backing has no bearing on what’s to be found on this little beast of an album. These folks can play.”

“Nick and the Ovorols new release Telegraph Taboo hits #2 on Connecticut's WCNI radio.”

“Nick And The Ovorols manages to escape the trap insufferable live albums fall into: failing to translate the heat of the night captured in perpetuity. Live From Kingston Mines wags a taunting finger as if to say, “Bet you wish you were here,” like a postcard flaunting sunshine and sandy beaches to the snowed-in. The colorful hour-long set never bores even when the guitar noodling passes the 10-minute mark on “Dust My Broom/Heed The Words I Say.” It’s one thing to see frontman Nick Peraino grimace while he’s wailing away, fingers floating over frets, but extended jams without the visual component tend to drag. Barry White’s deep growl be damned – the shoulder-pumping funk of “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me” sounds like an audition for an opening slot on Soulive’s next tour while a chugging rendering of Sam Cooke’s “Somebody Have Mercy” wipes out any trace of Peraino’s New England upbringing. (nickandtheovorols.com) – Janine Schaults”

“...witness what happens when you mix a young and talented guitar player and singer with top-notch seasoned Chicago Blues rhythm musicians. NICK and the Ovorols is a bit like Little Feat fused with The Allman Bros. (with the occasional Daddy Wayne move on the side). See up close some good quality shredding of electric guitars in front of an audience of heads bobbling to the drum and bass rhythms. It's the perfect hump day fix. The hyper soul sounds of Blues fused with Americana may send you a telepathic invitation to dance...”