"A mix between Dave Matthews meets Clapton & Hendrix"
--"His passion for the guitar is reminiscent of Clapton while his piano work is thoughtful and soothing. He connects to the audience stirring real emotion, not only from him but from the crowd. His music is uplifting without being frivolous."
Connie S. Poole - On Tap Magazine
--“New Yorker Steve Archdeacon (artist name "Archdeacon") brings us 7 songs that tell us his personal stories, hopes and emotions, through soft rock guitar driven grooves, well constructed songwriting, and strong vocals. I very much enjoyed Archdeacon’s album as a testament to his story, and his expression. It’s definitely a strong calling card for him as a songwriter, recording artist, and producer.”
Gilli Moon - Songsalive! CD Review
--“Rarely can you find an artist that can write from the heart and then back it up with ample talent on both guitar and piano. With a vocal quality reminiscent of Ed Kowalczyk (lead singer of the band LIVE) and John Mayer, Steven Archdeacon is no stranger to delivering the goods. On the debut CD “No Turning Back,” Archdeacon combines smart lyrics, great musicianship, and superb production qualities. I highly recommend checking out this talented new artist. ”
Ralph Antignano - Homegrown Music Café - Producer
--“Chris and I loved listening to your CD together as we've played it over and over...”
Jeanne - Fan who purchased album
--"Steve is one of the nicest dudes and warmest, good hearted cats I've met. His music reflects this energy. Putting out good vibes for all to enjoy. Good for you Steve."
Bobby Borg - Berklee Music Graduate, musician, and author of "The Musician's Handbook," and "Music Marketing for the DIY Musician" among other books. He also teaches at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. www.BobbyBorg.com
--"Paid the Price" is STILL my favorite song on the CD... GRRRRREAT TRACK BROTHER MAN!!!!! To all those that haven't heard this... BUY the CD TODAY!!!!... you WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
Bobby Komstedt - Fan who purchased album
--"Archdeacon seems to already have learned how to captivate the audience, exhibited by him frequently leaving the stage to play guitar within the crowd; most of who were dancing. The band has played in many venues, including a tour in England, but Archdeacon said his gig at the Brickhouse was very special and he hopes to play there again soon. “I appreciate what music has brought in to my life and using my music to raise funds that will help the WWP provide services to American soldiers is the best collaboration I could ever hope for,” he said.
Jane Koropsak - Freelance Journalist who attended one of our live benefit shows for the WWP
--“Archdeacon has a way of writing songs that can be uplifting and inspiring…these songs are open the car window and crank the music songs that will really get you going. You owe it to yourself to check out this talented, versatile song weaver. ”
Randy Surmanak - Fan who purchased album on CD Baby
TESTIMONIALS FOR LESSONS:
--"Thanks for everything you do for Alec. He really looks up to you as a musician and has learned a lot!"
Robyn Schmigelski - Mother of one of my guitar/vocal students, Alec
--"How many thank you's we can give you would not be enough. You have taught Frankie so much. He has become more and more confident with his playing and music. Thanks again!"
Bea Caputo - Mother of one of my guitar/vocal students, Frank
--"Thank you for bringing out the best in Trent last week and for having the confidence in him that he needed."
Craig Biscone - Father of a student I taught at the music rock camp, Beyond Rock (www.BeyondRock.org)
--"Always a pleasure to have your smiling, loving presence! You bring joy everywhere you go! Great job!"
Maria Sarro - Director of the music rock camp, Beyond Rock (www.BeyondRock.org)
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."