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Shocking Edison: Press

"Catchy, clever and compelling music for the masses"
- Program Director, WNRQ/105.9 The Rock,
Nashville, TN

“Led by classically-trained lead vocalist Nicole Herbst, Louis, Jay, and Frank deliver a tour de force performance that is truly original, blatantly unique alt-pop, without being over-the-top…produced by Emmy-nominated Greg Rike of GRP Productions, with legendary Little Feat keyboard man Billy Payne adding his wizardry, the result is refreshingly clever…this simply must be heard…Shocking Edison!…nice knowing you."
G. Michael Keating
- Program Director, WBCG/The Beach 98.9, Punta Gorda, FL

"This was the most fun group I've worked with for a long time. Take an operatic theatrical vocalist (Nicole Herbst), add rage-induced gritty vocals by an aggressive, funk-influenced bassist (Louis "Juice" Poulin), mix in intelligent, layered acoustic and electric guitar textures (Jay Herbst) and glue it all together with a jazz/rock influenced groove machine (Frank Piazza). When you top it off with extremely interesting lyrics and great vocal performances, you end up with an extremely enjoyable listening experience."
"My friend Jay Herbst called me and asked if I would consider playing Shocking Edison's CD. I told him I would be a pleasure to do so. Little did I know what a great time I would have. Their music is inventive, challenging and eclectic. Their producer Greg Rike and engineer Wally Walton, made the experience a flawless afternoon of recording. I was knocked out by Nik's vocals. Her personality is wonderful, very theatrical. I had an absolute ball playing music with this band. I can't thank Jay enough for having asked me to participate. My hat is off to Frank and Louis, too. (much love to donna!) I know those that pick up on this CD will enjoy it."
Billy Payne
- Legendary Keyboard player and Producer