Press and awards

It’s no surprise someone with as varied a background as Kevin Kendrick would make records as multi-faceted as A Big Yes and a small no does, but Mise en Abyme is the newest and best example…Kevin Kendrick has earned his name as one of the countries most underrated songwriters.” -Glide Magazine

Mise en Abyme is quite an accomplishment. A Big Yes and a small no succeed every time here. There is not a mediocre song on the record.” -Chris Conaton, Pop Matters

"A freak-jazz ghost haunts one of the dandiest new groups you'll hear all year!" -Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

The 14th most added band to college radio playlists for July, 2008  -The College Music Journal

"The hippest pop band you've ever heard in your life!" -Richard Gehr

"Like great pop music from Burt Bacharach or Brian Wilson, the virtuosity is hidden, and designed to seem effortless." -Chris Parker, Blurt (Formerly Harp Magazine)

"One of the 10 best albums of 2008" (Jesus That Looks Terrible On You)  -Kayode Kendall, Pop Syndicate

"What makes the album so great is the clever lyrics that teeter on the brink of being novelty, but sustain repeated listenings without wearing out the joke!" -Emily Hume, AM NY

"5 Stars!"  -Pop Syndicate

"Their debut tip-toes schizophrenically through jazz, pop, indie and ska with the comfort of an outfit who've been playing their trade for a decade or two but the vibrancy of one only just getting started!"                                                                                                                     -Pop Matters                                  

"Beautiful...recalls Ben Folds' more more adventurous work."                                                                    -Mike Greenhaus, Relix Magazine

Press and Awards for Fat Mama


"Best New Groove" (Best New Band), The Jammys, 2000, NYC (Winner)

"Best New Release", The Jammys, 2001, NYC (Nominated)

"Best Live Album", The Jammys, 2001, NYC (Nominated)


"Prodigously talented and weird in the best way"  -Entertainment Weekly


"Quite possibly the most exciting young jazz band in the country" -Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

 "The Real Thing!" -URB Magazine