“Anyway…the GFT managed to engage an enthusiastic Thursday night crowd with a set that showcased the excellent musicianship of the band and the smart, eclectic songwriting of Young and bassist Calvin Bennett, who share lead vocal duties. Young plays keys, mainly with a straight up acoustic piano sound, atop the solid rhythmic foundation of Bennett on upright bass and Jim Toscano on drumkit. The recent addition of the talented TJ Jordan expands the band’s live sonic palette with acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and backing vocals. The players play for the song, bringing out the best in Young & Bennett’s catchy yet adventurous tunes which range from old school bar room boogie-woogie as heard on “Keep My Dream Alive” to sweeping anthems such as “Brain Cloud,” on which the band got the crowd roaring with some intense, non-meandering jamming action. GFT know how to put a set list together, taking the audience on a musical ride of twists and turns, pulling the crowd in ”

Dan Sheehan - The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy

“With a sound about as unique as their name, Giant Flying Turtles is doing a great job carving a place for themselves in, and beyond, the thriving Brooklyn, New York indie music scene. The Giant Flying Turtles’ music pulls from a variety of influences and combines high-octane roots music, blues, jazz and rock in a manner as free-spirited as their motivational song “Keep My Dream Alive.” I’m sure seeing Giant Flying Turtles live is a very memorable experience. Listen to Giant Flying Turtles’ song “Keep My Dream Alive” here: http://www.reverbnation.com/giantflyingturtles/song/12400989-keep-my-dream-alive”

NMCM - New Music Charts Magazine

“…blend a wide array of different genres and styles in the creation of an utterly unique album.Run for Your Life has GFT take up the countenance of seventies rock, tying a strong set of vocals with pleasant guitars and on-point drum and synth work.Utterly ready for radio rotation, GFT is able to keep things going well with Keep My Dream Alive.This track will appease fans of rockabilly and sixties rock, while the vocals link together Reel Big Fish and the B-52s.A piano line makes the track absolutely twinkle. Carnivorous Flowers…takes a number of listens to truly get.The dense arrangements will appease fans of progressive rock and metal (Jethro Tull, Yes, Pendragon), while still having enough of a rock shell to keep a wide swath of fans happy.Faithless takes up hints of Irish rock (Bloody Irish Boys, Great Big Sea) and links the style to early sixties...This mélange of styles is great, keeping listeners on the edges of their seats.The band is able to make each of the cuts on this se”

James McQuisition - Neufutur Magazine

"The Phoenix Fest had a few very pleasant surprises for me. Giant Flying Turtles was perhaps the biggest. Having never seen you guys before, it took a few seconds to figure out your level of musicianship is outstanding. It took a couple minutes to recognize your style is original and fresh and your arrangements are very interesting. As with many things that are different, it sometimes takes a while to obsorb all the facets, but by the end of your set, I was a big fan. You guys have fun and make it fun for your audience. Since Saturday, I listened to the CD and find that I want to keep it in the CD player and continue to listen, as it just kepps getting better and better! I hope to catch you guys again very soon. Maybe some of us will come up the NYC and catch a show. Great stuff guys!"

Ed Comeau - Southern  Maryland News

““Giant Flying Turtles played in the rain, and they were great.”... “A little rain wasn’t going to stop those flying turtles.””

Colin Mixson - Brooklyn Daily

“Tinges of different musical styles that are touched upon with class and the right amount of sparseness that tickle your ears and bring a smile to your face all the while leaving the listener wanting more. Great vocals, harmonies and catchy hooks. Giant Flying Turtles ROCK!”

Zest - Zest Radio

“Don't let their boyish good looks fool you, these rockers come from the schoolings of legendary acts like Pink Floyd, Yes, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and The Beatles.”

Joseph Kelley - Balcony TV