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 It's as if word of the sheer intensity witnessed at The Perfect Children's live show has gone viral.  In just under two years, the band's sonic stew of gospel, soul, garage, blues, rock, and even punk has created a buzz that's leaving jaws open, rumps shakin' and feet stompin'.  With songwriter Kristen Kreft (Pearlene/J Dorsey Blues Revival/Daniel Wayne and the Silver Lines) at the helm, the dynamic duo of Beth Harris (The Hiders/Pearlene/Daniel Wayne and the Silver Lines) and Nicole Potter-Borngrebe on backing vocals, and rhythm section inertia of Adam Shelton (RX2/Kalip) on drums and Victor Strunk (Magnolia Mountain/Me or the Moon) on bass, the vocal velocity of this frentetic force will etch an impression that will last. They are something to behold.


Citybeat Cincinnati::Spill It::Mike Breen

Reality check with KT::The Perfect Children::This Time It's Personal::Kelly Thomas

Spotlight Music::The Northsider::Rae Hoffman

"...their energy, catchy vocals and harmonies are infectious. The easiest way to describe their music is a mix between Rockabilly and Soul...though The Perfect Children's lyrics are fun, they cannot be brushed aside as a secondaty or superfluous way to engage the sound...diverse, serious about their craft, but fun and approachable. You can catch their debut album this summer which was recorded at The Diamonds Building by Brian Olive."

MPMF 2013 Guide::Citybeat, Cincinnati::Mike Breen

"The Perfect Children was formed by Cincinnati singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist Kristen Kreft, whose years of experience singin is eveident in her booming soulful pipes. With drummer Adam Shelton providing the primal backbeat, The Perfect Children's songs are achingly raw and arranged sparingly, letting the from-the-gut vocals and melodies soar up front with an almost religious Gospel ferver (especially when backing vocalists Beth Harris and Nicole Potter-Borngrebe wrap their huge harmonies around Kreft's voice.)  Recently adding bassist Victor Strunk to the lineup, The Perfect children has increasingly become one of the more talked about original bands on the Greater Cincinnati club circuit. Working with the tools of American music originators in the fields of Blues, Folk, Soul and R&B, pure passion and pain drips from every note The Perfect Children plays, giving the band and air of authenticity that can't be taught or learned"







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