"Plenty of people have used songwriting to stand
up to those who have tried to break them down, but few have done so with
the compassion and style that Ani Minasian does. The bluesy pop-rock
of these three numbers is captivating, with tight, precise instrumentation,
memorable rhythms, and most of all, Minasian's earthy vocals.
Reflecting her feminism and humanistic attitude, the songs express her
strength and independence while keeping a fascinating, up-tempo beat."
"Minasian's vocals extend from sexy in the low ranges to yearning
in the higher notes. Ani's vocals are strong and soulful...[She] is a
talented musician composing multi-layered songs that are insightful and
inspiring!" (All 3 tracks are recommended)
NY Rock Street Beat
"There are shades of Marianne Faithful, without as much guttural
grit, but a sense of toughness as she sings....she sounds like Alanis,
without the vocal vacillating or nasal inflection. As a three-song EP,
this definitely gets her in the doorway."
"She's got a bit of jazzy, R&B to her style...it bears resemblance
to Alex Bach or Cindy Alexander. Her lyrics are sassy and smart, exuding
strength and wisdom."
"Too bad there are only 3 tracks on this CD, because Ani Minasian
has a great, powerful voice."
Music Connection Magazine
"[Ani] Minasian exudes a husky authority and
confident sex appeal that reminds some of us of Nikka Costa... [On her debut EP,]
she deftly injects a contemporary appeal into her material [and] drives it home
with an assured hand and voice...[Her] direct lyrics...connect perfectly."
Score! Music Magazine
"Ani has one of those extensive vocal ranges, where the lower end sounds
tough and sexy while the upper notes carry a yearning emphasis. Soulful and beautiful,
Ani won’t irritate you with overexposure like Shakira or annoy you with
blatant commercialism like Christina Aguilera. She has more substance than the
two pop princesses put together."
"[Ani Minasian's debut EP is] pretty damn slick (read: tastily played), but
has got enough grit to grab ya...Ani comes off like Alanis fronting Sheryl Crow's
"Ani Minasian is a confident vocalist fronting a band that rocks out in the spirit of Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrissette and Sophie B. Hawkins."
"Stunning vocal performance...very expressive voice...powerful and thoroughly
convincing...baring [her] soul vocally...blown away by [her] voice!...soulful
and urgent...engaging lyrics...revealing...intimate...open and honest...good use
Southbound Beat Magazine
"...high energy...well constructed ...Like I thought when looking at the
picture of Minasian standing in the water with her blouse half open, I'd like
to see a bit more."
"Great show! It was a pleasure hosting your concert."
--Charlie Lustman, Silent Movie Theatre (Los Angeles)
"I don't have to ask how you're doing because you are everywhere! Congratulations
for being one of the four women featured by Midwest Bands. Also for being one
of the finalists at Just Plain Folks. The CD you were on was loaded with good
music but you were easily the best. Good luck - I hope you win it."
--Lis Lewis, Singers Workshop
"You seem to be growing in popularity daily...I hope it is reflecting
on your website. Seems your interview is picking up in hits! Your show was repeated
this afternoon over in the British Isles and it appears that it went over well."
--John Anderson, "On The Horizon" radio show, New Artist Radio
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