A Wolf at the Door reviewed by the Rocking Magpie:
I can think of 5 or 6 ‘famous’ singer-songwriters in this genre who sound a bit like this; and if this was released under their names the likes of No Depression, Americana UK and Brooklyn Virgin would be collectively wetting their knickers with excitement ……. but as this is Roy Peak, there’s probably only a handful of website will get to hear it …… and then shout its glory from the rooftops.
Trust me here …
An Ever Darkening Sky reviewed by Twangri-La:
Heaven, here I come. Roy’s voice is the perfect voice for this music, much like Neil Young. I absolutely adore the spacey, country vibe that makes me feel like I am somewhere else. Somewhere a million miles away.
An Ever Darkening Sky reviewed by the Rocking Magpie:
Not for the last time here, Roy uses his world weary voice as an extra instrument to curl its way around his words in a way most others couldn’t possibly achieve.
Roy's cover version of the classic
song "Look at Miss Ohio" was chosen as one of the best
cover songs of 2016 by the noted music blog Cover Me.
Here's their review:
The best covers are those
that transcend their source material, finding in the
cracks and crevices certain elements to be highlighted
at the expense of others. By getting to the heart of
Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio,” Roy Peak ratchets
up both the volume and subtle, simmering angst at the
song’s very core. When he snarls, “She says she wants to
do right, but not right now” the unspoken transgressions
become all the more accusatory and scandalous. Where
Welch merely suggested, Peak demands we look at the
titular character and see her for what she really is.
– John Paul
"Look at Miss Ohio" reviewed by Music and Words:
I might like Gillian’s voice a lot but Roy’s production rocks
The Mad Mackerel reviews All is Well:
We’re kicking off with the brilliant Mean Girl Blues from Roy Peak from his album All Is Well. A visceral and savage slab of punk infused Americana that is as infectious as it is bitter.
Review of All is Well at Sacred Chickens
Roy Peak’s album All
is Well immediately won a place in my heart for two
reasons. First because “all is well, and all is well,
and all manner of things will be well,” -a saying of
Julian of Norwich- is a personal mantra for bad times
and second because on the bottom left, inside the cover
is the silhouette of a raven. So I had a good vibe
before I even started listening. And the album does not