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Train Company / Press

“They’re a classy rock band that blends a lot of influences and funnels them into a passionate (and sweaty) performance, but what really sold them for me was their attention to detail. Their songwriting doesn’t end at the lyrics and structure; the songs were filled with surprises and flourishes that could hold the attention of the most disinterested listener. From the drums dramatically dropping out for a verse to the singer’s notes stretching into savage yells to tasteful vocal harmonies to another song ending with a squall of wah-pedaled distortion, Train Company never missed a moment to command attention.”

“...They have a sound and chemistry that portrays a band that has been together for over a decade...Their clean and crisp musical abilities combine elements of blues and rock and roll that keep up with the traditions of Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The talents of Mark Alletag’s saxophone, and female back-up singers add to their unique style. I look forward to seeing how their career will keep growing as they continue to record and tour throughout the upcoming years.”

“There’s a nostalgic feel to the melodic love songs on Train Company’s self-titled debut that brings to mind smoke-filled lounges in the early 1960s. John Zozzaro is a classic crooner who frequently harmonizes with bassist/vocalist Mike DeWitte, and Mark Alletag adds a jazz flavor via saxophone, clarinet, and flute...Train Company offers plenty to like, especially the romantic “Do You Really Want To Know?” and “Forest.””

Terrance Flamm - Illinois Entertainer

“...(The Otherside) has the progressiveness of jazz, John Frusciante-styled guitar, the soul of a hot summer's night, and the heavenly beauty of Jeff Buckley. It's a storm building inside itself. When you make it through the pain, the other side is so bittersweet -- you're relieved but tangled in the vines of the past. Sometimes change is what you fear, but sometimes it's also the last bit of faith you have to hold on to. Here's a song recorded in a basement, perfectly capturing a mood.”

“This song (The Otherside) should be the soundtrack for every forlorn figure that walks, leaning into the wind, through the icy streets of Chicago, coat barely keeping the burn of the freezing air at bay, elbow crooked where a significant other should attach itself.”

“Train Company has a sound of musical antiquity and slow, rustic beats that preserve the sound of its earlier roots...Train Company also makes an amazing use of multi-instrumental talent, creating a more diverse sound in their songs.”

Matthew Mendoza - My Crazy Music Blog

“I love the lead singer's voice. I think it totally fits the style... Every instrument seems to have its place… Train Company seem to have something really good going on. The song (Clementine) is beautiful, and the lead singer brings it into another level.”

Ronald Soelkner - Hitquarters.com

"This sounds like the band laid down the track live, which is refreshing, and I also like the singer’s voice – I feel he really believes what he is singing about…”

"...brilliant, good fun, fantastic and above all else, unique...You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you hear and without a doubt you’ll be clamoring for more after only one listen. Let’s hope “Train Company” is the first of many albums by this band.”