WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT SUSAN...
"She delivers the vocals in a husky, hard rock style that you would expect... The songs are punchy and hit just as hard as they should... I have never heard the violin used in this manner. Susan's violin delivers an extra dimension to the sound, yet never distracts from the thrust."
- Dave Wolff, aeafanzine.com
"Susan Aquila is a formidable and multi-talented performer. Producer/guitarist Rob Tomaro has created a powerhouse setting that beautifully supports and showcases those talents. The music they make is high energy, danceable, and just plain fun!"
- Dan Einbender, Grammy Award Winning Producer and Entertainer
“I love the whole thing; the tunes, the mix, the performance, the whole package! She sings with such emotion that you can really tell she’s feeling everything she’s singing about. The lyrics are deeply moving and struck a chord and her violin playing is hauntingly beautiful. There is so much computer generated pop music out there that it is wonderful to hear something that has real warmth and soul to it. You are going in the right direction with Broken Angel. Keep going and never stop!”
- Jerry Layne, Nashville Entertainer
“I love 'Intervention!' (Susan’s top 40 ReverbNation hit single). She is a hell of a talent. I want to see her live some day, performing!!”
- Genya Ravan, Little Steven’s Underground Garage, SiriusXM Radio
“Susan Aquila has a pretty impressive repertoire as a professional violinist: she has been all over the world sharing stages with artists like Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and Brittany Spears; she’s performed recitals at the White House... and has been in Broadway shows... Here, on her first solo debut, she tears up the electric violin in a wild jazz/rock fusion with composer and guitarist Rob Tomaro. The album is a sort of epic, experimental, instrumental jam battle between the two artists.”
- Zampano, WRUV-FM Reviews (Burlington, VT)
“The electric violin was once as popular a lead instrument in rock bands as the guitar, but that was in the 70s when artists such as Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Flock brought the instrument to the fore. It has been a long time since then and the electric violin has receded into the background of the sound. But Susan Aquila is a virtuoso on the electric violin and has been performing with a virtual A-Z of pop and rock artists over many years, but has now finally recorded her own debut solo album. With her own band and music written by guitarist Rob Tomaro, Ms Aquila has produced a showcase on how a violin can rock the joint."
- John M. Peters, The Borderland UK Review (Musicwatch)
“Susan Aquila takes the electric violin into territories that have been considered foreign to the acoustic violin. With the robust gusts and rapturous reverberations of the electric guitar and the flexibility of the synthesizer, Aquila bucks the trend established by musicians before her and crafts new trends that set the bar higher for classical music artisans.”
- Susan Frances, Yahoo Contributor Network
“Aquila’s fan base has been growing for years through her appearances with Rock Icons such as Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Kanye West and Brittnay Spears, and now her fans can finally experience her riveting, world class Electric Violin out front and on fire as she emerges from the studio leading her own band.”
- Cashbox Magazine
“The only time a CD is pushed to the front of the queue is when the energy levels are so significantly notable that it would be unfair not to let folks know about it. This CD, featuring electric rock violinist Susan Aquila, definitely falls in that category. This music pushes the envelope so hard it will blow your eardrums (not to mention your mind) immediately. Her debut CD is colossal… just scope out the third track,'The Fire of The Planes,' to hear what’s got me so fired up – and do it with phones on at FULL BLAST… this music just RAWKS!”
- Rotcod Zzaj, Zzaj Productions
August 16, 2017
Susan Aquila and Rob Tomaro on WCLO Radio
May 11, 2017
"SUSAN AQUILA/Miss Conduct: F****n a is this some serious kick ass rock n roll."
December 12, 2016
"Susan Aquila Rocks The Electric Side of Classical Violin"
November 16, 2016
"On the Red Carpet for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 2016"
September 01, 2016
"Listen with an open mind and Susan Aquila will soon get under your skin."
March 27, 2016
"Susan... offers us a well played hard rock with many similarities to artists such as Joan Jett and Pat Benatar."
February 09, 2016
"My first impression of Susan Aquila's vocal style was 'a cleaner Wendy O. Williams' but it would seem that she has more strings to her bow than this..."