"I dare anyone to listen to this without cracking a smile."
- Zack 'The Mothman' Daggy
"Full of emotion-fueled hooks that seem instantly timeless...there's medical evidence proving his music truly does lift the spirit and the soul."
-Jason Verstegen, SCENE Newspaper
"Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators have entered a new territory in soul, funk and roots music...creating a wholesome yet breathtaking live performance...nothing short of being marvelous and organic!"
- TJ Dewey, GB Nightlife
"The most soulful musician in the Valley."
- Jim Lundstrom, SCENE Newspaper
"I love that the band just sounds so smooth together...It's a cohesive melodic journey through the soul."
- Sarah Seehafer, Wisconsin Songwriters Revival
"Outstanding...Sly Joe & the Smooth Operators play with passion and a very accessible sense of fun and good times...grabs and holds in a soul-funk groove...just right."
-George Halas, SCENE Newspaper
"Can only be described as awesome, spectacular, and, above all else, awesometacular!"
- Kevin Coffey, Urban Dictionary
"Fans of fresh indie pop-rock with a splash of rebellion and a penchant for a good time will dig it."
"Songs that have heart and will feed your soul with good things."
- Sarah Malooley, GB Nightlife
"The Straight Goods" is hard to turn off without leaving a smile on your face."
-Erin Ebert, Oshkosh Northwestern
"The songs are brought to life by a lot of soulful, in-the-pocket instrumentation and strong vocal harmonies."
- Eric Klister, Appleton Post Crescent