Rosco Levee has been reviewed by a number of online magazines and publications. Here are a few snippets with links to the full reviews:
Hifi + Mag: "This is a strong debut. Drips excellent musicianship & songwriting talent. Expect Rosco Levee to be a big name on the American Roots circuit on both sides of the pond."
Guitarist Mag: 4/5* "It’s Levee’s finely crafted songwriting that shines most".
Blues Matters Mag: "Final is a classic waiting to be discovered. So you know what to do".
R2 Mag: 4/5* "This is a southern triumph, & amazingly it’s from Kent rather than Kentucky".
Faneyeview: 10/10 "I had the pleasure of seeing this band play live & they are amazing, check them out you will not be disappointed".
Allgigs.com: "I had no idea what to expect but you come through the other side altogether richer & happier. Full marks to my new favourite singer songwriter & his mates."
Bluesbunny: "Sure to find friendly ears amongst the rock faithful who know that the truth is always in the guitar."
Playmusic.com: "Rosco delivers a pretty convincing take on swampy delta blues & southern rock."
John Tucker.com: (Fireworks etc) "A competent & appealing collection of songs. Levee is carving out a name for himself & scoring some great reviews. When Levee cuts loose he’s on fire."
Total Music Mag: "Whether it is swamp rock, or the blues fuelled Southern rock of All May Change Tonight and Headlight Burn, Rosco delivers".
Flyinshoes: "an album of pure Americana"
Get Ready To Rock: 4/5**** "Final Approach To Home is that rare thing, a Brit band with a real Americana feel. Rosco leads from the front with some pulsating side guitar and he fills all twelve tracks with a lived-in vocal style, backed by rich harmony vocals and a layered sound that subtly showcases guitar, organ and occasionally a beautifully nuanced horn section. A major talent in the making.”
Zeitgeist.com: "…it's a good 'un. It's a full on swamp rock, Allman Brothers vibe . southern rock and blues delight - a real treat."
Album review by Carl Bookstein, Penny Black Music
Subtle yet stinging lead guitar; a sound that is down home and gritty- singer songwriter Rosco Levee from Kent goes back to his roots on his debut solo album. On "Final Approach To Home", Levee and his capable band serve up an impressive sampling of country/blues-based rock and steady rock and roll.
Album review by Pete Feenstra, Get Ready To Rock!
"Final Approach To Home" is that rare thing, a Brit band with a real Americana feel. Rosco leads from the front with some pulsating side guitar and he fills all twelve tracks with a lived-in vocal style, backed by rich harmony vocals and a layered sound that subtly showcases guitar, organ and occasionally a beautifully nuanced horn section.
Album review by Guitarist magazine
Rosco hails from Kent but we're pretty sure he must have some Southern US blood in him when he lets rip with his down and dirty electric slide style. It's Levee's finely crafted songs that shine most, however on this Skynyrd-vibed and highly listenable outing. High points are the freewheeling mandolin-and-acoustic track Never Stops and the rollicking country-blues of Old Bessie.
Album review by Hi-Fi+ Magazine
We Brits are occasionally surprisingly good at being Americans. Take Damian Lewis in Homeland or Idris Elba in The Wire. Even Americans think they are American. You could pass off the same trick with Rosco Levee. This -Levee's first full album is good 01' American Rootsy Blues ... from deepest Kent.
Final Approach To Home features a dozen tracks, from the country-folk '01' Shanky Shake' (shades of The Band here) to the rootsy 'Goldrush' to the Allman Brothers-like boogie of 'All May Change Tonight'. Every track drips excellent musicianship and fine songwriting talent, all backed up by a good natural sounding mix ('I Got Soul' is particularly well recorded).
Perhaps the only giveaway that Final Approach To Home comes from a non-American is the diversity of styles on offer. This is a first album showcase of (obvious) talents, which means it sounds almost like a compilation rather than a corpus of work from an individual band.
Nevertheless, this is a strong debut, and Levee and his band is making waves not only in the UK, but even back in the US. Expect Rosco Levee to be a big name on the American Roots circuit, on both sides of the pond.
Album review by Jason Ritchie, Get Ready To Rock!
Strong songs and playing make for an album suitable for your collection if southern rock, blues and a little soul is your thing. If he’s this talented at twenty eight imagine what he will be like when he has a few more years and experiences under his belt.Read the full Jason Ritchie review here
Album review by Fatea Records
"Levee and his band wear their influences as proudly as a redneck wears the confederate flag. An Allman Brothers Band feel is particularly prevalent on the both the albums opener 'Goldrush' and the six and a half minute epic closing track 'When You're Gone To Ramble'."
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Album review by Fanzeyview
"This album gave me the chills when I first listened to it, mixing cleverly country rock, Americana rhythms with a great range of instruments and arrangements, the quite brilliant song ‘ I Got Soul’ made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, there’s not too many songs that do that."
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Album review by Mat Radbourne, AllGigs.co.uk
"It's another one of these album reviews were I had no idea what to expect but you come through the other side altogether richer and happier. It's an easy full marks to my new favourite singer songwriter and his mates."
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Album review by Bluesbunny
"Whether he runs straight down the highway of life – as with “Headlight Burn” – or stops for a quick hoe down in a wooden church – as in “Old Bessie”, Roscoe Levee keeps it unpretentious and true to the ways of past times."
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Album review by American Roots UK
Rosco Levee is a Kent native who seems to have mastered several strands of classic American Roots music, ranging from country rock to roots rock, even instilling a little bluesiness at times. His excellent expressive vocals seem capable of covering a wide range of emotions and tempos as does his just as good songwriting.Read the full American Roots UK review here
EP review by Whisperin' and Hollerin'
"Arriving fully-formed and pretty damn fabulous, Rosco Levee and his band of renown are skilfully blending their superior Roots-Rock firewater. Savour your first taste because you’ll want a whole lot more of it before too much longer."
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Review by Lee Charles - Livewire Recordings
"It’s part rock, it’s part blues, it’s part gospel, it’s part country Americana, it’s a big part genius , and it is amazingly well crafted in its writing, in its performance and definitely in its recording."
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Review by Stephen Morris - RockKent.com
You’d have to be dead not to tap your foot to this. Levee’s E.P. is a fantastic riot of old school blues and country.
Read the full RockKent Rosco Levee review here