"I don't know where the phrase "something old, something new,something borrowed,something blue.....originally was coined...but i think it refers to the perfect artist....THE HEAP has really hit on something refreshing here, with a brass section, ala morphine arrangements, and the band led by front man Bryan J Howard, who is an amalgamation of Phil Lynott and Louis Armstrong on their way to a Blue Cheer concert..."horns and fuzz bass !!! are you freakin kiddin' me!! I'm having a psychedelic funk breakdown!! This is awesome"......Kevn Kinney
"HEAP funks like James Brown, slides like Dr. John, blows like Ornette Coleman and dances like an octopus. Entertaining music that has some substance. Remember, the bass is never too loud! " - Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes)
"When I heard HEAP's latest single I immediately knew that they had captured the influences of all the funk masters that had come before them. The vibe is original and funkier than anything I have heard in a long time. Long live HEAP!" - Dr. Fink (Prince and the Revolution)
"The Heap played a delicious set of groovy, horn-laden soul that entertained as much as it energized, and as the last song rang out, it was certain a funky good time was had by all." - Review by Charley Lee (Southeast Performer)
"If Sly & the Family Stone had taken a wrong turn on the way to San Francisco and found themselves immersed in Athens' indie-rock scene, they would probably come out sounding a lot like the Classic City's The Heap." - John Barrett (The Red and Black)
"Close your eyes and listen to the first track, "One of Those Days," from The HEAP's debut studio album, Deluxe. I can imagine bodies jammin' out at a gig on the festival circuit on a hot yet windy March afternoon, noodling to the funky beats of this eight-man stage party. A festival junky would definitely appreciate the groovy and jam-friendly rhythms of The HEAP." - Samantha Parvin (Atlanta Music Guide)
"If you can't dance to this, you may never dance at all, I'm afraid." - Tony Floyd (Flagpole Magazine)
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