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‘Their unique blend of Latin, funk and hip-hop rhythms, make their music a joyous event….. percussive power and great rhythmic feel.’   Blues Matters Oct 2008 (review of Guvnology DVD)

 ‘One of the more individual outfits on the current scene and this set is a fine showcase of their abilities’.  Norman Darwen’s BluesNews 2008 (review of Guvnology DVD)

'...unique take on the Blues...their fusion of funk with Blues and Latin rhythms and huge percussion workouts is, for me, highly entertaining, very complex in many respects and very skilfully done.'  Ashwyn Smyth / Blues Matters & Digital Blues FM (review of The Guv’nors at Boogaloo Festival, 13 Nov 2005)

'...a very soulful, grooving, enthusiastic amalgamation of funky, latin influenced Sax/Guitar led Blues. Hot stuff! Highly Commendable!'  Brian Harman / Blues in the South (Review of Guv’nors CD ‘Kickin’ It Back’ Jan 2006)

'Not the usual Brit-blues...but this is certainly a refreshingly different approach from a home-grown act. If you catch them at a Festival or show, just make sure you’ve bought your dancing shoes along...'  Norman Darwen / Blues & Rhythm (Review of Guv’nors CD ‘Kickin it Back’ Feb 2006)

‘Kickin’ it Back’ was my first acquaintance with the Guv’nors and turned out to be a very good one. The album is packed full of songs made for dancing…The band are very tight…fresh and vibrant.' Gordon Baxter / Blues in Britain (Review of Guv’nors CD ‘Kickin it Back’ Feb 2006)

......Hokum wants to get funky and funky is exactly what it gets......underlying it all is the blues. But, whatever was thrown in the pot it’s come out all funked up. What the music isn’t, is slavish or servile. And it sure ain’t sitting down........’ Blueprint