"an established act beginning to

harness the height of their power"

(The Raw Alternative, 2020)


"so drenched in love that it

made me long for love"

(Matthew McDade, 2019)


"[Third Class] consistently turn out beguiling collections of songs."

(The Vindicator, 2018)

"Boyle’s devotion to music has

remained with him because he feels

the world has a place for his music."

(The Jambar, 2018)

"Lee Boyle and Co. consistently

hit the mark with songs

that boast as much dry

wit as they do emotion."

(The Raw Alternative, 2017)

"memories being replayed as

though I were there, while

almost making me sad that

I wasn't able to truly live them"

(On The Back Edge Of The Beat, 2017)

"one of the best, and most unique"

(The Vindicator, 2016)

"themes of loneliness and isolation"

(On The Back Edge Of The Beat, 2016)

"a mixture of happy songs with sad lyrics"

(University Of Findlay Press, 2015)

"[Lee] is an awesome guy."

(The Genius Project, 2015)

"The communal sense of singing

around a campfire is palpable."

(The Vindicator, 2014)

"high-quality, thoughtful, and

smart lyrics intertwined

with a stripped-down,

lo-fi, punk-rock sound"

(Trib Today, 2014)

"eccentric yet evocative"

(The Seattle Star, 2014)

"sing-songy and storytelling"

(Chaos Culture, 2014)

"a one-of-a-kind experience"

(Nashville Audition, 2014)

"creativity is the driving force

behind the band's specific

style of music"

(The Athens Post, 2014)

"shimmering pop-rock sounds"

(Donkey Coffee, 2014)

"Boyle could get so many sounds

out of his two-string guitar"

(The Raw Alternative, 2013)

"Third Class are passionate and

dedicated to making music that

all of their fans can love to

enjoy and dance freely

while singing the lyrics."

(Limerence, 2012)

"indie-pop-funk"

(Indie Monster, 2012)

"accessible yet remaining

faithful to its progressive-

rock leanings"

(The Vindicator, 2011)

"overall theme is childhood"

(Cleveland Scene, 2011)

"local heroes"

(The Planet Pluto, 2011)

"Third Class' sound is

abrasive and at the

same time lucid. It

weaves in and out of

convention and familiarity.

There are times when

their sound is reminiscent

of so many artists it's

impossible to pinpoint just

one, and then eight seconds

further into the song it

collapses into a musical

heap of conflicting layers,

only to reconstruct within

seconds into a completely

different song."

(The Wooster Voice, 2009)

"high-minded values"

(Jam Brain, 2009)

"Formerly billed as a progressive-experimental pop band

somewhere between They

Might Be Giants and Frank Zappa"

(The Vindicator, 2009)

"music out of nothing at all"

(The Vindicator, 2007)

"Someone needs to inform

them that it's no longer 1984."

(Valley 24, 2007)

"an innovative trio of

accomplished artists"

(Robotique Records, 2006)

"brave and fiercely original"

(The Walruss, 2006)

"Pink Floyd-caliber guitar

solos using only a

two-string guitar"

(The Jambar, 2005)

"Third Class' style is

conducive to their fierce

independent streak."

(The Jambar, 2003)

"a student dropped his pants

and lay on the stage in

his underwear while

musicians performed.

This showed no class

and gave a bad name to an

otherwise-talented band."

(The Morning Journal, 2001)





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