"Sold-out in seconds, those of us lucky enough to have tickets revel in our good fortune.This could well be the gig in which Leicester begins to dream about its ability to create a global musical scene. You should have been here"
Sean Tizzard - The Leicester Mercury
“The Brandy Thieves are an absolutely amazing live act”
Lal Muttock - BBC Introducing
"Coming across like the missing link between Gogol Bordello and Fairground Attraction, they excite and enthrall with their stunning performance"
“Whether it be in a dark venue or on a festival stage, their presence and music draw the punters in to witness a stunning performance of feel good party music but with passion and musicianship.”
Gaz Birtles - The Beautiful South, Simon Says Festival
"They are just really special and when you watch them perform you just know they are a band that could be really going places."
Kevin Gaughan - Take Over Radio
"Their original material is captivating . . .but overall they are a band that you can't but get up and dance to, thanks to their infectious energy."
Jessamyn Witthaus - The Monograph
"The fun spewed into the audience as the marquee turned into a sweaty, dancing, skanking frenzy as the infectious rhythms and catchy overtones of their brandy fuelled, punk-gypsy-rock-ska performance blew the roof off the Strawberry Jam marquee"
Kevin Gaughan - Music in Leicester
"already one of the most talked-about bands in the city"
Gemma Peplow - Leicester Mercury
"this band has potential pouring from their instruments, let alone their very being"
Joe Doyle - Joe Doyle Music
"With melodic lines rich with the compelling rhythms of ska, colourfully edged with the minor chords of gypsy riffs, this was a cornucopia of musical confections."
Trevor Locke - Arts in Leicester
"the uproarious delights of mariachi gypsy punks speak for themselves"
Alex Scoppie - The Monograph
“gang of four sought after theft of thousands of pounds worth of vintage brandy”
Chief Constable – Leicestershire County Police