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Starlight (2017) reviews:
"In the wake of platinum superstar Adele (and Amy Winehouse before her), pop music has had no shortage of soulful divas with big backing bands attempting to bring the brash, bold sounds of the early ’60s into the new millennium, but few have done it as convincingly as the seven-piece Chicago group the Right Now. The celestial presence on the group’s third album Starlight clearly is Stefanie Berecz, whose powerhouse vocals are nothing short of captivating on self-empowered explosions such as “Love You Better,” “Up All Night,” and “Too Late.” - Jim DeRogatis (Sound Opinions/WBEZ)
"'Postcard' is a soul-bearing, slowjam-influenced pop anthem that builds and builds throughout its five-minute runtime, eventually erupting in a massive instrumental foundation fronted by Stef Berecz’s powerful vocal prowess. It’s the kind of track that brings the best of ’90s R&B to mind while also feeling fresh within the current pop landscape." - Substream Magazine
“Vocalist Stefanie Berecz lights the fuse on this explosive pop-soul act from Chicago. Berecz is a monster singer.” - Isthmus (Madison, WI)
“Insanely infectious and incredibly well crafted, it straddles the line between soul and pop in a way that seems made for the radio.” - Tomorrow’s Verse
"A big step forward for The Right Now – branching out from the retro soul of their past work into a bigger, brighter neo-classic sound – but still firmly rooted in soul!" - Dusty Groove
"After roughly eight years and three full-lengths, this Chicago combo’s pop-meets-soul approach hits a vivid peak. A-" - The Vinyl District
Gets Over You (2012) reviews:
"Even in the wake of Amy Winehouse, Adele, and all the other artists that surprised critics and audiences with the authenticity of their takes on storied genres, vocalist Stefanie Berecz’s performance on this album is still something to behold. " – Pittsburgh City Paper
"This is one of my favorite albums of the year, hands down." – Sean Maloney/Nashville Scene
“[D]amn, Gets Over You is one hell of a way to avoid a sophomore slump.” – Gapers Block
“The group, fronted by powerful leading lady, Stefanie Berecz, breathes new life into the torch, soul, and R&B traditions. If Joss Stone fronted Fitz and the Tantrums, you might end up with something like what The Right Now have accomplished on this record.” – The Vinyl District
“A damn great step forward for The Right Now…” – Dusty Groove
“Chicago is a pretty soul-filled town, but for my money, no one is exploring the genre as excitingly as The Right Now.”
– The Onion AV Club
Carry Me Home (2010) reviews:
“Straight from Memphis by way of Chicago, The Right Now are one of our favorite bands right now. It’s time for an encore, brothers and sisters, from the crew that marches to the beat of Motown, has the soul of Stax and plays the game just like Chess and Checker.” – MP3.COM
“The Chicago soul band fronted by vocalist Stefanie Berecz delivers a sweet slab of funk from Carry Me Home.” – USA TODAY
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