PRESS

MEDIA RESPONSE TO CARNABY STREET BY MICHAEL DES BARRES

“Glorious, pedal-to-the-metal riff-rocking, played with swagger and panache”
– Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Very cool guy, very cool record. Better than ever, in a lot of ways”
– Steven Van Zandt, Little Steven’s Underground Garage

“An incredible musical journey back to the swinging rock ‘n roll days of London”
– Ray Shasho, The Examiner

“Lovingly curated tribute to the music of his youth.
Fans will be delighted to hear Des Barres in such fine fettle”

– Paul Moody, Classic Rock Magazine

“Fresh and strong. The production is as clear as water and full of energy”
– grande-rock.com

“Carnaby Street is no exercise in nostalgia.
Des Barres and his band sing and play like they mean it”

– Bill Kopp, Musoscribe

“Still the coolest guy on any street he walks down,
even with a blazing band chasing him every step of the way”

– Tony Conley, Rock Guitar Daily

“Bursting with natural flavors
only vintage 70s rock chromosomes can muster”

– Daniel Pavlica, The Rocktologist

“An extremely entertaining album”
– G. W. Hill, Music Street Journal

“The sound of a band having an absolute blast”
– uberrock.co.uk

“A masterclass in Classic Rock, the way it used to be!”
– James Gaden, Fireworks Magazine

“He’s returned fit, forceful and full of piss and vinegar
amid bright blasts of gruff, old-school white blues”

– Nick DeRiso, somethingelsereviews.com

“As a record, Carnaby Street is a winner from beginning to end”
– Morley Seaver, bellaonline.com

“A celebratory blues rock collection of well-crafted tunes”
– Ralph Greco Jr., vintagerock.com

“It’s really amazing to see just how much swagger Des Barres still has,
and he really brings it throughout this red hot album”

– Pete Pardo, seaoftranquility.org

“Michael Des Barres embraces his hedonist history without wallowing
in nostalgia. And he does it with aplomb”

– Eleni P. Austin, CV Weekly

“This trip to Carnaby Street deserves to be included
in any tourist guide of British rock”

– Motel Bourbon blog

“The band has all the hallmarks of a crowd-pleasing outfit
with energy in their superb playing and their short, punchy songs”

– Martin Hutchinson, The Bolton News

“Carnaby Street is a real surprise, coming from a true rock ‘n’ roll survivor”
– Mark Kadzielawa, 69 Faces of Rock

“Class oozing out of every sonic pore, it’s a high-spirited record”
– Dmitry M. Epstein, dmme.net

“Carnaby Street is, besides Patti Smith’s latest offering Banga,
the best rock album of 2012 so far”

– Markus Kerren, rocktimes.de

“A fantastic album, full of rhythm, groove and sensuality”
– Pedro Carvalho, Via Nocturna