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Ford Theatre Reunion / Press

“[On Famous Monsters, FTR] twist and turn, slow down and speed up, lurch, tango, bounce and croon. There are dashes of Zappa, Mr. Bungle and Captain Beefheart, but the godfather would be a balkanized Tom Waits. The voices come from all angles: Eric growls, Joe plays the preacher (manic and expounding) and Alex ranges from angel to banshee to Andrews Sister to koo-koo sexpot (seriously, what can’t she do?).”

“Visually resplendent, full of performance daring and stylistically indefinable, the Lexington collective is a dark musical carnival that loves to dash the senses. ”

“Likeable and preposterous, the Ford Theatre Reunion burrowed down its own hole with contagious exuberance.”

“Screaming male vocals contrasted a sultry, jazzy female complement, and the cacophonous clamoring jazz collaborated well with smooth woodwinds. The band had an overall big sound, making for a big performance that kicked up the night's energy. ”

"Tom Waits gets into a dirtclod fight at a carnival with The Dresden Dolls and everybody wins...not to be missed!"

The Green Lantern

“Ford Theatre Reunion boasts talented, young musicians who can collaboratively play at least a dozen instruments. But its diverse set list is only the half of it.”

“If you’re looking for a great album from an endlessly imaginative band, [Famous Monsters] is one that will stand out and impress.”

“The group has really grown both as musicians and storytellers on [Famous Monsters]. Lyrically they have taken their dark carnival sound to a further, creepier level but haven’t lost the rye edge of humor that keeps the songs from veering into gothic self pretension.”

“They do what they do with solid musical chops & such an obvious relish that it's terribly hard to resist them. So you shouldn't.”

Gary Dickerson - WRFL 88.1FM

“The Ford Theatre Reunion is a hoot...they’re the only band that has put me in the mood to go-go dance upside-down on a hotel luggage cart. (Pictures exist on Facebook.) They pump out high octane mad, mad, mad, mad world music.”