"Bombastic yet melodic, 'Let it Shine' is the kind of muscular meat and potatoes rock song that would sound great out on the open road with the car windows rolled down."
"Hovis sings his songs with a strong, pure voice and his words, though hitting on a plethora of emotions, are uplifting and positive. The musicianship is exemplary - Hovis is talented guitarist with a band who are equally adept.
"Full of ear-pleasing hooks and clean guitar riffs, “Let It Shine” is a winner."
"Highlights? "Pocketful", the title track, "Twisting in Denial", and "Until It Fades". The conclusion must be that Ted Hovis rocks right out of the wood he is cut and I feel comfortable saying that in the near future he may be a household name." (translated)
"Ted Hovis is stepping up to enclose the void and defibrillate those with a heart for memorable rock songs...Hovis has an incredibly wide range. If the album wasn't heard in a whole unit, listeners might think they were hearing two to three different artists. "
"Ted's vocals are very high quality and he must be a dream to work with for a producer as his natural ability shines through."
"Singer-songwriter or arena rocker, Ted Hovis meets the requirements of both labels and even the most stubborn rocker will fall for his music." (translated)
"So you might say that Ted's music spans many decades of rock music. Having done so, this new album, Let It Shine, should have a bit of everything for everybody, from young to old rock fans."
"It was difficult for me to place a comparison; he's that unique without being weird... He alternates so well between soul and blues and rock, there isn't a genre for him to fit in, and that's a good thing because talent like this shouldn't be contained to one space. For him, it just spills over."
"Right from the bluesy intro, "The Place You Called Home" shouts out quality and the depth of the arrangement absolutely guarantees a certain amount of 'I wonder what comes next?' That's always a good place, I find, to mug the listener into submission and why Ted is going to find a ready enough audience for his work...Highly recommended quality rock."
“The album is short but powerful, heavy rockers smoothly alternated with slower ballads and the overriding impression when listening to "Let It Shine" is that Ted Hovis is a professional drawing upon a genre that still seems very popular and loved by the public in 2010.”