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The Taken / Press

“Back to Stay rocks! The kind of song you can listen to over and over again. Danielle's voice is smooth and sultry.”

“That is awesome guys!!!”

“A Homerun Dude! Real smooth and deep. Kinda like old fashioned hot apple pie...you just gotta have the whole slice and savor each bite.”

“I tell you what man...I really love the song "Broken"...A ton of feeling in that song”

“I played with this band for a few months and I was just blown away by the dedication of the singer and guitarist to this project. They agreed to a show before even putting together the rest of the band, and we managed to get 6 people to work together for two shows that summer. The music has it's high points and low points, but the music is always well played, and the lyrics are thoughtful and from the singer's experiences. They have pieces of sound from a ton of influences; Pink Floyd, The Doors, John Lennon, and too many more to name, but differ quite a bit from all of their influences. Simply put, this is how music should be made, friends hanging out in a basement, beer, and tons of music. These guys (and girl) have got a lot going for them.”

“One of the biggest perks of The Taken is their name. It’s simple, easy to remember and pretty much sums up the band’s melodic sound. I also like that they’re willing to jam with fellow Toledo, OH musicians, in addition to their core group of members. Their recorded music isn’t bad sounding for being self-produced, which makes me believe, that they’re serious about their music career.”

“The Taken is a very melodic sounding band which has the grooves that is very appealing to all music lovers, once you hear you will chill out like the Angelinas of L.A”

“To all the fans of The Taken, make sure you support them on reverbnation. They're awesome!!!”

“Thanks for the CD. Love "In Flames"!”

“I'm loving the song broken!!!!!thanks for the cd”

“Broken is my fav! But from the first song to the last song "IT ROCKS".”

“You all rock!! Not only is 'The Taken' talented but a class act as well!! Keep up the great work!!”

“Great music Doug and the rest of the band. Keep knocking out them great tunes!!!!!”

“You guy's have great music to listen to no matter what time or the day is, it's great to hear it all! Keep up your hard work, and hope to see you again soon!!”

“Dude! The TAKEN f-ing rocks! Brings me back to early 90's Seattle grunge. Thanks for the CD.”

Matt Crawford - Matt Crawford

“Just listened to the G4 Electric Remix of Olivia. I really like the acoustic version, but this is great.”

“‎"Truth in Vain"- sounds real good!”

“Hey Doug I love the CD! it is one that I can put in and listen to from beginning to end. You and your band are very talented.”

Tracy Clark - Tracy Clark

“Broken rocks Doug :-)”

“great show at Frankies it was worth the drive :)”

“Now reconnected in Toledo after a de- cade of living in different states, longtime friends and old band mates guitarist Mark Lafferty and vocalist Doug Manteuffel have been making up for lost studio time. The duo along with a new rhythm section have formed The Taken and are set to release their self-titled album during a concert at Frankies Inner City on September 2. While it may be expected that the two musicians would take their time recording a new album after being apart, they have been pouring hours into the stu- dio, which has payed off because they compliment each other perfectly in the new material. Lafferty’s smooth, rhythmic blue-infused guitar playing adds to the raw, captivating power of Manteuffel’s vocals. Reminiscent of a modern day version of The Rolling Stones, it doesn’t seem like the duo ever separated. Frankies Inner City, 308 Main Street, Toledo. 9 p.m. $5 in advance, $7 at the door”

“OMG! The more I hear the more I love it!! Undertow and Tempest Winds - great!! And The Truth in Vein - love love love it!! I have also listened to Viaducts about a dozen times! Keep em coming!!!! Ya'll rock!!”

Meredith Hayes Nalle - Meredith Hayes Nalle

“Nothing to lose is awesome!”

Sam Farley - Sam Farley

“Paxil and Eclipse of the sun are amazing. I just listened to them and they are simply amazing.”

Wayne Oswald - Wayne Oswald

“Remember when you were a teenager and you wore out that cassette replaying songs over and over; and you fell asleep with the headphones...listening still? Remember when you heard a song and identified with it? Well here it is. But new. Fresh but familiar.”

Shawn Marie Meagley George - Shawn Marie Meagley George

“I LOVE LOVE LOVE my cd Thanks soooooo much. I really like in flames. I LOVE Jazz and thats what it sounds like. I like broken to.”

Lynn Gorka - Lynn Gorka

“I am proud to be one of your fans! Keep up the great music! Really want a cd so I can listen in my car. Can't wait.”

Shawn Marie Meagley George - Shawn Marie Meagley George

“If you can dream it~that at least is one step towards reality!”

Douglas A. Manteuffel - Douglas A. Manteuffel

“totally in love with your music :)”

Kiri Chandler - Kiri Chandler

“Great track that "Over You". Has a night drive vibe. Reminded me of movie "Get Shorty" where everyone's got their own "walking music" It's a man's trip into the Cali nightlife, hitting bar after bar, on a personal journey to sort some shit out.”

Christina Duran - Christina Duran

“Keep rocking! I'll be in town in July to hear u all live. Very excited!”

Nikk Fioritto - Nikki Fioritto

“You guys should do the battle of the bands.”

“Broken is an awesome song! Congrats! :)”

“Taken is very good!. Can you hear me calling made me think of my son Jordan, He would have loved that tune.”

“jammin!!!!! My hubby came in as I was listening...he was loving it too:)!!!”

“that is the version of "Olivia" that I love, its fantastic!!!!!”

“Good Stuff Fellas!”

“Kicken Azz”

“just had a quick listen to a few of the songs my fave is broken :) mark "the irish lion" !lafferty ha ha ha love it keep rockin dudes!”

“Broken is your best in my opinion.”


“where's my autographed cd?”

“Love The Taken!”