Pops Conductor colleagues and Artistic Directors in the US and Abroad: BOOK. THIS. BAND. You, your orchestra (or festival) and your audiences will not regret working with (or hearing) four of the most genuine, humble and talented people in the industry. I will miss them greatly. Amazing what a violin, mandolin, guitar and contrabass can do with some stellar vocals to boot. This Birmingham, Alabama-based band rocked Symphony NH Holiday Pops with their unique form of “Down Home Independent Country Crossover.” In addition to their own standalone pieces which are just fantastic: four symphonic arrangements by Don Hart just crowned each half, with audiences begging for more.
-Joseph R. Olefirowicz Conductor Symphony NH,German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, Musical Comedy in Leipzig and the Loh-Orchestra Sondershausen, Staatsoper Berlin, Leipzig Opera, Nordhausen Theatre and the New York Oswego Opera.
"We LOVE working with AoC - they have the perfect sound and style to match a full symphony orchestra! Adam, Chris, Tim and Connie are all such fantastic musicians - we couldn't wait to find another time to work together"
-Chris Confessore Principal Pops Conductor Alabama Symphony, Brevard Symphony Orchestras
"Down-to-earth music making at the highest level! Act of Congress electrified our audience, energized our organization, and inspired our students."
-Joseph Lee Music Director, Sewanee, Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestras, Huntsville (AL) Youth Orchestra
The band’s arrangements for orchestra are very high quality and fun for the symphony musicians to play. And the band members are each such fine instrumentalists and singers I knew that this would be a fun change for our regular audience members as well as new people, families, everyone that loves the holidays.”
-Mark Thayer Symphony NH Executive Director
"Skillful, sensitive charts by Nashville composer-arranger Don Hart allowed Act of Congress to mesh with the orchestra in fine style. Impressive musicianship, abundant talent, ego-free collaboration between band and orchestra. Pluck and charm from an emerging indie group, matched by grace and experience from the symphony."
-Mary Colurso The Birmingham News
"Act of Congress has become an important player in the arts."
-Alison Cummins Page, Artistic Director AROVA Contemporary Ballet
"Congratulations to Act Of Congress, the Billboard Selected Disc Makers Independent Music Awards SE Grand Prize Winner!"
-John Mooy, Artist Relations LR Bags
"AOC delivers an acoustic pop-rock, newgrass record full of hook laiden melodies, compelling songwriting and burning instrumentals that make you remember why you love music in the first place."
"Working with Act of Congress was a real pleasure. Their arrangements are well written and colorful, their professionalism and musicianship top notch, and audience appeal undeniable. Great show!"
-Kevin Kozak, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
"Act of Congress = Fantastic!"
-Athens Banner Herald
"One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe."
-Dave Higgs, Nashville Public Radio
"Act of Congress brings down the house!"
-Chattanooga Times Free Press
"What I witnessed was a collaboration of pure talent and passion for music."
-Monica Gober, The Unsigned Review