WDET (Detroit NPR) Says...

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His roots are deep in Detroit, but  when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the dixieland and delta. Ask anyone, he’s one of the best in the city. If it’s top notch Detroit made music you seek, look no further.

Travis Wright, WDET

Metro Times says...

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"...ivory tickler Jarrod Champion and his Sleeps Till Dusk entourage of notable Detroit musicians play songs that move like lullabies for the 18-and-older crowd. At turns melancholy, hopeful, haunting and beautiful, Champion's quasi-jazz and -blues piano, dusky vocals and his band's pop-oriented instrumentation create a sound that is both smart and soothing, compelling and convincing. "

Megan O'Neil, The Metro Times

Real Detroit Weekly says...

"Stylized folk balladry, nocturnal narratives and closing time croons burn with the romanticism of Jeff Buckley. This tight-knit quintet burns classy, brooding blues."

Jeff Milo, Real Detroit Weekly

DetroitBuzz.com says...

"...The band’s record is a refreshing turn into the piano based, jazz leaning sound that a lot of popular bands are emulating these days. It seems like most bands that dive into this genre of music are just waiting for the moment where MTV or some teen show picks up their song and it becomes the ringtone on some 13-year-old girl’s phone. But Champion’s music is far too smart to fall into any of those trappings...There are some truly hauntingly appealing moments on the record: On tracks like 'Sober', Champion comes off chilling, but his vocals hit an emotional chord with the listener. At some points, the music heads into a throwback of singer songwriter types of the past on tracks such as 'Owed' and 'Language'."

Art Michalski, Detroit Buzz

CDreviews.com says...

"I really didn’t care what he sounded like. Just seeing the handmade case impressed me enough to give him a listen and a nod. Slick production, smoky and jazzy piano, and rough vocals (think a dustier Michael Buble without all the Sinatra charm). Sleeps Till Dusk and Jarrod Champion deserve a frickin’ record deal. He knows his music and how to make a tune. Each one seems to come out of nowhere and sweeps me into an open field, eyes gazing at the sky."

Jake Nuckolls, cdreviews.com

IndiePro.com says...

“Interesting and assertive lyrics sung with passion and conviction, set against alternative/pop guitars and drums. The fusion of these elements with blues/jazz keys give Jarrod Champion Sleeps Till Dusk a unique sound with the feel of Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, and even Freddie Mercury at times.”

-IndiePro.com

Indie In-Tune Magazine says...

“‘King Comfortable’, from their self-titled album Sleeps Till Dusk, sounds is a lilting, piano stomp. Champion’s lyrical style flows with his smooth, smoky lounge croon. The lyrics themselves paint a whimsical portrait of a man who appears to the public to be in control and calculated, rather, the listener finds the subject isolated, confused, and unsure come the morning. “Waking from daydreams over my plate/Of fear and confusion and lingering days/I wake up to comfort in beautiful eyes/A stranger whose questions are different than mine”. As the song continues on Sleeps Till Dusk carry a slight sonic assault to drive home the point that the speaker is “crazy with sorrow” and is slipping into despair. The delicate state of Champion’s character is depicted through the tinkling piano lines accompanied with a sonically rich undercurrent. It is with these opposing aspects that Jarrod Champion Sleeps Till Dusk creates an enticing sound that will enjoy numerous listens.”

-Michael Potvin, Indie In-Tune Magazine

Bodog Music says...

"...alternative rock with very original song writing and a flare for the dramatic. They put on a great show as fans couldn't help but sing along."

-Nathan Mazur, Bodog Music