“Heavy Hinges manages to sound remarkably vital and “of the now” — despite the obvious vintage inspirations — thanks to the sincerity and vigor poured into each note.”

Cause a Scene shows what can happen when great musicians spend extensive time playing together — the effortless musical intimacy and camaraderie makes the music jump from the speakers and grab the listener by the collar.”

Mean Old City bristles with a timelessness that has less to do with the classic genres flirted with throughout, and more to do with the from-the-heart songwriting and playing.”

-Mike Breen – CityBeat


“…powerful, gritty, soulful…”

“An American Lilly Allen, Banatwala is able to belt out blues and soul just as easily as she can captivate you and make you swoon with her heartwarming charm.”

-Jim Nolan – WXVU


“…stirring and emotive’

-Rebel Noise


photo by Brian Glass 2013