Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators / Press

“I dare anyone to listen to this without cracking a smile.”

Zack Daggy - The Mothpod

“Full of emotion-fueled hooks that seem instantly timeless...there's medical evidence proving his music truly does lift the spirit and the soul.”

Jason Verstegen - SCENE Newspaper

"Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators have entered a new territory in soul, funk and roots music...creating a wholesome yet breathtaking live performance...nothing short of being marvelous and organic!"

"The most soulful musician in the Valley."

Jim Lundstrom - Scene Newspaper

"The Straight Goods" is hard to turn off without leaving a smile on your face.

Erin Ebert - Oshkosh Northwestern

“I love that the band just sounds so smooth together...It's a cohesive melodic journey through the soul.”

Sarah Seehafer - Wisconsin Songwriters Revival

"Can only be described as awesome, spectacular, and, above all else, awesometacular!"

Kevin Coffey - Urban Dictionary

"Songs that have heart and will feed your soul with good things."

Sarah Malooley - GBNightlife

"Fans of fresh indie pop-rock with a splash of rebellion and a penchant for a good time will dig it."


"The songs are brought to life by a lot of soulful, in-the-pocket instrumentation and strong vocal harmonies."

Eric Klister - Appleton Post Crescent