"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."  
- BuddyHollywood   

"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