Category Archives: THE STORYS




‘Luck’ continues the band’s West Coast sound and as I said of last album ‘Town Beyond The Trees’ , fans of Bon Jovi, Mr Big, The Eagles – and of a good song in general, are gonna love this CD. There is an almost summery feel to the album and at is one of those CDs that you can leave on repeat and listen to over and over. 5/5

Nikk Gunns, (May 2010)

There’s plenty of sumptuous harmonies and groovy four part harmonies…for fans of asventurous UK pop and rock (May 2010)

…with the blues never too far and the harmonies always tight, it’s all bitter-sweet… (June 2010)

One of the significant strengths of The Storys has always been their flair for crafting hook laden songs that feature a plethora of sweeping vocal harmonies to fully complement the distinct vocal talents of lead singer Steve Balsamo… (July 2010)

…one gorgeous track after another

Maverick magazine (August 2010)

This is an album full of catchy, well performed songs that fans of the genre will lap up.

Classic Rock Society (July 2010)

…rich with guitars, layered harmonies and sweet tunes with classic rock tones

Properganda (July 2010)

…another assured and polished essay in sweet 70s Americana a la Eagles, CSN & Y and that ilk…this swansong is their strongest offering yet.

Peter Muir, R2 (September 2010)

A melodic gem of the highest order…

Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (October 2010)

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THE STORYS Town Beyond The Trees Special Edition


…on a second disc you get the much lauded Live EP – Part 1, a 38 minute treat, previously only available at gigs…The sound is big and in your face and cements the band’s reputation as a major live act.

Maverick (August 2009)

If soothing vocal harmonies is your thing and gently driving guitars in an Eagles sort of way then The Storys are for you…Class act…and a classy album.

Classic Rock Society (August 2009)

Influenced by the breezy, West Coast, harmony strewn pop sound of the ’70s and artists like The Eagles, CSN and others… (September 2009)

The band has a sound that lies somewhere between Mr Big and The Eagles- there are beautiful vocal harmonies and soulful guitar a-plenty. The album itself includes highlights such as opening track ‘Long Hard Road”, the heartfelt ‘You Couldn’t Make It Up”, ‘Feeling Something”, ‘Heaven Holds You Now” and ‘Trouble Deep”, with its haunting harmonies.

The live disc features 8 tracks, including 5 that were not on the original album. This disc highlights the band’s abilities to recreate their studio sound on the stage. It is a shame that there is not a live version of ‘Long Hard Road”, but that does not detract from the CD.

Fans of Bon Jovi, Mr Big, Thunder, The Eagles- and of a good song in general, should enjoy this album.

Nikk Gunns, (September 2009)

I can find absolutely no fault with this stunning debut album. If you love music that is replete with gorgeous vocal harmonies, multi-layered textures, that places the emphasis squarely on the often neglected art of songwriting, then look no further because The Storys have exactly what you need, and then some. (October 2009)

…a slick and assured set that conveys the grit in the pearl with catchy, crooning ballads interspersed with choppy West Coast rock…

R2 (October 2009)

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