Newspaper Reviews

“THE RIVER STREET BAND IS CONVINCING. THEY GIVE AUDIENCES THE SAME GENEROSITY AND INTENSITY AS SPRINGSTEEN HIMSELF.”
- THE TORONTO STAR

“THE RIVER STREET BAND ABLY RECREATES THE MUSIC OF SPRINGSTEEN. THEY PLAY IT HARD, STRAIGHTOUT, SOULFUL AND TOUGH. THEY’RE THE CLOSEST THING TO MEMOREX.”
- THE NEWSPAPER (U of T)

“THE RIVER STREET BAND IS ONE OF THE BEST OF THE SO-CALLED CLONE BANDS, AND PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE THAT DESERVES TO BE THOUGHT OF AS MORE THAN JUST A CARBON COPY. ANYONE WHO LOVES SPRINGSTEEN WILL ENJOY THE RIVER STREET BAND. INSTEAD OF IMITATING WHAT THE VOICE SINGS AND THE FINGERS PLAY, THEY REPRODUCE WHAT THE HEART FEELS.”
- THE LONDON FREE PRESS

“THE RIVER STREET BAND ARE THE MOST HONEST AND GENUINE TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. THE BAND PRESENTS MUCH MORE THAN JUST CHEAP AND UNINSPIRED IMITATION. THEY’RE PURE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.”
- THE RYERSONIAN

“THE RIVER STREET BAND PARTIES! ONE OF THE BEST TRIBUTE BANDS I’VE SEEN.”
- THE TORONTO SUN

“THE RIVER STREET BAND WERE BIG CROWD PLEASERS, ATTRACTING A CAPACITY CROWD.”
- THE VARSITY (U of T)

“THE RIVER STREET BAND ARE ONE HOT NUMBER. THEY PROVIDED PATRONS WITH A SHOW THEY’LL NOT SOON FORGET.”
- THE COVEN

“THE RIVER STREET BAND WERE THE BEST BAND OF THE YEAR.”
- CONESTOGA (College) GAZETTE

“LAST FRIDAY’S SOLD OUT PUB FEATURED THE RIVER STREET BAND. THE CROWD’S REACTION TO THE BAND WAS AMAZING. SO IMPRESSIVE WERE THEY, THAT THEIR ENCORE CONSISTED, NOT OF THE USUAL 2 OR 3 SONGS, BUT OF FOUR.”
- THE RESIN

“THE RIVER STREET BAND COVER THE SONGS AND STYLINGS OF THE BOSS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. THEY DON’T JUST REPEAT EVERY SINGLE NUANCE OF THE ORIGINAL SONGS. THEY IMBUE THE WORK WITH A FRESH ORIGINALITY. OH SURE, THEY SOULD LIKE SPRINGSTEEN. BUT THEY TAKE THE TIME TO INJECT SOME OF THEMSELVES INTO THE PERFORMANCE TOO. THE SINGER HAS SPRINGSTEEN’S MUMBLE AND TOOTHY GRIN DOWN PAT. LIKE SPRINGSTEEN, HE’S GOT LOTS OF NATURAL CHARISMA.”
- THE EXPOSITOR

“THE RIVER STREET BAND HIT GUELPH LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THEY PLAYED TO A CAPACITY CROWD AT PETER CLARK HALL. FROM THE STARTING NOTES OF ‘BORN TO RUN,’ THE CROWD WAS HOPPIN.’ THEY ARE THE NEXT BEST THING TO THE REAL THING. LET’S GET THEM BACK SOON!”
- THE ONTARION

“THE RIVER STREET BAND’S SONG LIST READS LIKE A BEST OF THE BOSS LP. THE RESEMBLANCE MUSICALLY BETWEEN THE RIVER STREET BAND AND BRUCE AND THE E STREET BAND IS ALMOST UNMISTAKABLE. AS CLOSE TO THE REAL THING AS POSSIBLE. THEY WERE ELECTRIFYING.”
- THE INTERROBANG (Fanshawe College)

“A CELEBRATION OF SPRINGSTEEN, IN THE FORM OF THE POPULAR RIVER STREET BAND. THE SEVEN-MAN GROUP’S DELIVERY IS BOTH EXUBERANT AND CONFIDENT. ONE WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO COME ACROSS ANOTHER BAND THAT COMES SO CLOSE IN CONCERT TO REPRESENTING EVERYTHING ONE MIGHT IDENTIFY WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND HIS E STREET BAND.”
- THE LICTOR (Queen's University)

“PEOPLE WERE WALL TO WALL FOR THE RIVER STREET BAND, MAKING IT ONE OF THE BIGGEST TURNOUTS IN OUR SCHOOL’S HISTORY. ONE THING IS FOR SURE, THEY ROCKED FROM START TO FINISH.”
- THE KING STANDARD