Testimonials and quotes from the scene...
Thoughts, emails, letters and comments from Fans, Music Industry peeps, musicians and bands, social network comments, live show comments...etc
I appreciate it very much and you give me great strength and courage and you are the reason that I do what I do...
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my music...and for your love, loyalty and support...
Wow. You have a truly inventive mind for your music.
After listening to every posted song and video, I'm convinced of this.
I'm glad you're moving rock music forward with the things that you do!
Your music is filled with joy, power, and desire.
I am glad that I also heard your recorded works over at ReverbNation as well.
They are just terrific!
May your success and your musical future be bright.
Jerome Lee, Bassist
This is an indie band? I can't get over the quality...reminds me of the good Black Crowes w/ balls.
Just rockin! Remember me when you're a giant star! - Dave Jackson
Hard Rockin' Soul..High energy!
"Soundgarden meets the Beatles" - Mark L.-Sony
"...gritty, heartfelt vocals" - Mike Pestolozzi, Guitarist, N.Y.C.
"I haven't been to a show like this for Years!"
"Brings to mind Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone”
"...White Album era Beatles!"
"The Real Deal......truly original"
"The best fucking voice in N.Y.C."
"You brought a 300lb puerto-rican man from the bronx to tears" - Tiny
"..brings to mind 1970's...Wings" - Gil
"..Your passion made me cry"
" beautiful melodies....with balls"
" Get Ready !!!!!"
" haven't seen this kinda charismatic performance in rock n' roll for years"
"...Great songs, songs, songs!!..."
Joe, Your shit hits everyone deep down - J.W. Coyle
" Look at all the chicks at this show!!!!!!!!!!" - Steve
" an artist appealing to all people.. no boundaries all ages, colors, backgrounds...."
" John Lennon meets Mott the Hoople - Joe Berger
"I dig it...I'm impressed by the production.The music invokes influences of Aerosmith, The Black Crowes and the better side of Stone Temple Pilots"
"It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to feature great talent such as yours on BandsBackStage.
I have always felt it takes believing in something myself in order to get others to believe ...
This is what our site is based on.
I personally feel you are an amazing artist as I am sure many do and many many more will also."
"We listened to your tunes online and we really like the way you rock it!
We're hoping that you might like our band too.
It would rule majortime if you guys could make it to see our next show..."
Jeff- Feable Weiner from Nashville, TN
" HELLO, I AM ERIC I AM OWNER OF A RECORDING STUDIO-I LOVE YOUR MUSIC...I LISTEN ON MP3.COM
"I heard you on localband.net and your band rocks!
If you ever get the chance give our music a listen. Thanks and keep rocking!
Dave - Nebulousband
" I downloaded Brighter Day and it's the best song ever.. I love the strings
Rich - Wethersfield, C.T.
"I checked out a few tracks from your website, and I REALLY liked it.
I do a specialty show featuring "the overlooked & underplayed".
In a nutshell, that means...
(a) album tracks from well known bands,
(b) bands who released an album or two and were totally overlooked,
(c) indie bands that are worthy of being heard.
...this is NOT college radio.
I'd like to use a track from you guys on the shows..."
Tim McKay - 105.3 FM The Fox - Production Manager-Astral Radio Atlantic-Fredericton, NB, Canada
"This has a crazy cool sound to it that I really enjoyed. Nice!"
A Comment from our IUMA web page...
"Good morning Mister Joe Gande The Godsend Sessions, my name is Antonio
Augusto Cesar Junior, I live in Brazil, in the middle of a jungle, the
Amazon Forest, at State of Pará, so if you take a look at the map, at
north of Brazil, Belém is the capital. So I´m sorry by bothering you,
but I love your songs, all the instruments well played, everything
amazing and fantastic, that´s because I love music, mainly Rock, Pop, Hard
Rock, Heavy Metal. Please, if you can do me a favor, so this is
important to me, you could send to me a PROMO CD from your musics, the way you
play your songs is really fantastic, please, if you can do this to me,
so if you give me the permission to play your songs in a FM Station
here in my city, ok, if you don´t give me the right to do it, believe me I
won´t play. I don´t lend my cd´s to anybody I keep them at my bedroom,
only to me hear them. I´m 41 years old, but I love music,this is very
important to me. I really thank you if you can do this dream to become true,
if not, is a great pleasure to write an e-mail to a great band.
Thanks again and God blesses you in your musician life."
Antonio Augusto Cesar Junior - Brazil
"Nice site... however, Im not too concerned with this world and what people think of me.
They'll perish, too. Besides, much more important realities await thee.
Both God and I want you in the Great Beyond.
How do you get there? Belief in the Trinity....
Review a Gig/Review CD/Review a Song: FabYOUlous!!
KoldKadavr - www.reddINK.com
"Powerful Blues Voice - great vibe you guys got going...
I wonder if you would increase ratings by reclassifying "25 Hours" under Blues Rock or Blues?
You deserve the "5"(out of 5) I gave you. Keep it going!"
Wow! goin' way back seeing you...nice work on the site...
Where was... "I'm in love with that girl, I'm in love but nobody knows it"
I still remember that song stuck in my head forever.
Glad to see your still into the scene hardcore.
"You are such a great artist!!"
"I really like your songs, your voice...."
"Thank you for a great show."
Na Tagaki - Hi 5 Magazine - Japan
Joe, Chris from Manny's here. I had a terrific time at your gig the other night, and you guys played a terrific show.
I was most impressed by the diversity of the songs.
Each one really seemed to have it's own feel and draw upon it's own inspiration.
You are truly a great songwriter.
Take care bro, it was great seeing you and Craig again.
Chris Bride(Uranium235) - NYC
I LOVE it when I come across incredible music.
There are so many great bands on MySpace!
I've had several songs stuck in my head lately, and this is the man who's to blame...
~Been So Many Years~ by Joe Gande and The Godsend Sessions~
If you think HE'S beautiful, just listen to his voice.
I don't know if I've ever heard such feeling and passion in a song.
Click on the picture and check out his space!!
Thanks, Joe! :))
Hey Joe and Band,This is Ben, Mikey's friend from the other day.
I've been listening to your music a lot lately... and at first I thought wow this is really good,
but now its really starting to grow on me, and I'm thinking oh man this is freakin awesome.
But whats even cooler, is that such a great artist and musician can be such a cool guy.
Even though you did comp the last slice of pizza, it was still a great pleasure to meet you and see you in everyday life,
and then come home and listen to the music you've made.
No oversized ego, nothing elitist about ya... just a damn cool guy with a great band.
Ben T., 16yrs, CT.
(AWESOME TITLE:) Drew me right in... so glad it did.
(AWESOME LYRICS:) Well written...
(AWESOME VOCALS:) Sounding ever so good....
(AWESOME DELIVERY:) Enjoyed the listen ever so much.
(ABSOLUTELY:)Gets my vote (RADIO READY:) (BIG HIT:)IMHO.
Yrral Mallik on "25 Hours", singer/songwriter,Canada
Yrral on www.songramp.com
"25 Hours"- I have really enjoyed this song. Wow, where were you guys 25 years ago?
You remind me of a group that I drove 50 miles one way on Friday/Saturday
nights back then to groove out with. You sound just like them.
"Brighter Day"- Nice, smooth, sounding so good on this song.
Would love to see the words on both your songs here.
Come on down to Tennessee to play a few nights here. I'll pay at the door for sure...
Phil Dedrick on "25 Hours" and "Brighter Day"
SOUTH OF NASHVILLE MUSIK
Phil on www.songramp.com
My good man Joe,
Hope all is great,
I listened to your piece "Circa '73" and I really liked it a lot...
Especially your playing...plenty of soul there...
...and you tell us a nice story, something I miss hearing these days...
It really reminded me of the good old days...
You dig in to the notes big time and you got a great feel bro...
I hope to see or hear you soon man!
Great to see you the other night man!
Awesome show. Keep up the killer writing and playing/singing!
Guinness Book - World's Fastest Drummer 2000
I think you are one of the best on SoundClick and if you need beats check me out...
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