“I was so impressed by Joplinesque when they played at The Haviland on Sunday – they had a smooth, tight, seasoned sound … terrific! I just had to bring them back for one more night before they leave the Island. ... their Janis Joplin is terrific!”
- Jamie Larkin, The Haviland Club, PEI
"I am still smiling from ear to ear after last night!!
I was just checking out the Joplinesque website, reading the program for an Evening with Janis.. I am amazed that again you are doing some of her GREATEST songs ever!!!
Not only Little Girl Blue, but also, I Need A Man to Love, Buried Alive in the Blues, and even A Woman Left Lonely!!! My goodness!!! I may sound a little crazy but this is all just so exciting to me!!! Four outta my top 5 Janis tunes!! Only one missing in there would be To Love Somebody!
The whole show was so Janis! From the flamboyant entrance on the bike, the shakin it and hammin it up with the fellow members of the band, the waving cigarette, your complete attire, choice words and dialogue, right down to the southern comfort! You nailed it! Thanks again for such a memorable night! I look forward to enjoying as many of your future gigs as possible!!!"
“Grit, sax and a killer band “ ... Shelley Montreuil is really exceptional,” Martin says of Yo Mama’s lead singer. “If there was a reincarnation of Janis Joplin it would be her. She also plays sax and has a killer band.”
- Adrienne Ascah, Daily Xtra (Mar 12, 2015)
“... a real act to behold, I figure Shelley must channel the greats to put on a show that I can only compare to the best showmanship of the past yet her groove is far from outdated - and they rock!”
- Elaina Martin, Westfest Festival (Oct 17, 2015)
thankyou to yo mama and joplinesque for another wonderful night of non-stop music and entertainment...come back soon!
Saw this band at the Grad Club in Kingston - and feel VERY LUCKY not to have missed that show!! This band TOTALLY ROCKS. Shelley Montreuil IS Janis!!!
- Al Kinney
A fun, wonderfully crafted, deliciously entertaining, sometimes spooky evening in Almonte - thank you!
You were great last night – both you individually and you plural. The show is a good tribute to Joplin’s talent without being sensationalistic or exploitative. The music, of course, is great, and you’ve got a good group of players. Nigel and I were wondering how long it’ll be before you’re filling the NAC or Massey Hall.