||WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE STRANGE TONES?
"An impressive Strange Tones new album performed in the original way they have to combine blues with alternative rock, garage r&b,or neo-roackabilly music. A compact well teamed band with a hard ‘puunch’, so enjoyment is guaranteed for those of you who look for new forms and a different conception of black rooted music. Anyway. I love The Strange Tones because they do their own compositions with a cool simple bright style with the only purpose to give joy, good vibrations and pure electrifying music to the audience. Guitar Julie does an excellent work on guitar and vocals and the rest of the band (Suburban Slim, J.D. Huge and Andy Strange) do an amazing work too. A special mention to guest musicians and, pay attention to Paul DeLay’s harp work.
A terrific record! GREAT."
LA HORA DEL BLUES, BARCELONA
"This band has taken over their hometown of Portland like never before. The radio stations, the club owners and the blues fans all agree that the swing'n vintage sounds of this group will take them along way. And in 2006 their first festival stop is UnTapped. With 'Guitar Julie' Strange on lead vocals and guitar you'll be running to get her autograph on their CD 'Stink-Bomb' or their newly released hit Crime-a-Billy".
EAGLE 106.5 FM
"I'm in the cult man, I'm in the cult! Guitar Julie tell me when I drink the Kool-Aid!!! I've got eyes as big as pie plates behind this CD!"
HOST OF THE BONE CONDUCTION MUSIC SHOW WAAM 1600 Ann Arbor, MI
"Ripping guitars, excellent vocals, catchy songwriting, and killer tone make "Crime-A-Billy" a great original CD and one not to miss!"
BLOGGING THE BLUES
"...the band exudes an effortless and enviable sense of cool: vintage-suit cool, cheap sunglasses cool, sleep all day and twist all night cool."
"Crime-a-billy is a richly entertaining album....great retro feel, whilst still sounding contemporary."
BLUES IN BRITIAN MAGAZINE
"...the CD kicks ass...what a recording...great lyrics, sound and most important, attitude!!!"
STEVE PRINGLE, HOST OF KMHD FRIDAY FREEWAY BLUES
"Every song is a gem...The album is a tasty cohesive collection of tough, ready to romp tunes. Steller performances on all fronts and great song selections all wrapped up as only The Strange Tones can do it."
" The Strange Tones are a fine funky band that plays rockin' roots music with the fervor of true believers. Their sound is stripped of gratuitous flash because these guys know Jimmy Reed's secret, that one note is better than a hundred, especially if it's the perfect one."
"Each performance is like boarding a runaway train racing you down the tracks, taking you on a wild, energetic ride into the future of the blues."
"Bluesy, rockin', raw, gritty, and oh so cool!"
HOST OF KMHD'S BLUES PALACE
"Wow! This one has a great feel to it - sounds like it just came out of Austin, Texas."
CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION BLUES NOTES
“...este producto, editado por ellos mismos, nos deje un grato y buen sabor de boca. Su estilo es personal, original y las influencias que se intuyen desde el primer tema, van desde las 'american-roots', pasando por el cruce del blues con el surf y el r&b...bueno!”
LA HORA DEL BLUES, BARCELONA
"Every note, every perfectly understated drum or guitar lick, every harmony, every honk of the harmonica, exists to further the songs."
"This is some great stuff. I've been really digging it!"
BILL RHOADES, HOST OF KBOO’S BLUE MONDAY
"The Strange Tones turn in a rip roaring, label defying bunch of great tunes”
“Fresh and vibrant. . . .‘Stink Bomb!’ is a real blast.“
BLUES ON STAGE, MINNEAPOLIS
"Best bass man I know."
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS
Members of The Strange Tones have performed with or shared the bill with Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Jeff Healy, Long John Baldry, Guitar Shorty, J.J. Malone, Troyce Key, Johnny Shines, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Robben Ford, Otis Clay, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Louis Walker, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Little Charlie and the Nightcats.