"Watching... ilyAIMY perform is like watching fish swim, horses run, spiders weave or birds fly. When they are playing together [they] give the impression of being totally in their element, doing what just they were made to do."
"Aggressive and muscular instrumental prowess juxtaposed with an irresistable sweetness. Nice, nice, nice." - Chris Elliot
"A churning, percussive acoustic guitar attack that flows, ebbs and builds back on itself. The loose-limbed song structures have a definitive jam band feel ... Versatile sonics, nice boy/girl harmonies and fleshed-out arrangements make ilyAIMY (I love you and I miss you)a surprising treat."
"While watching you do your ferocious solo it occurred to me that about the same time Prince became ?!#%, songwriters that could sorta casually terrorize everyone like you did, ceased to exist." - Firedean
"With Rob's uncanny similarity to Lindsey Buckingham on vocals and Heather's crying belts of range... There's an urgency apparent in the way they sing together, between Rob's distinctive annunciation and Heather's angelic back-up credences that carry over the lyrics. Pair the vocals with the unbelievable percussive playing style, and there's a lot to listen to from this duo."
"it is something like a treat to hear, to know such power of emotion exists, that can be conveyed in words and music. its strength as a song transcends almost everything. hearing it almost needs to be earned, like following a local band around anywhere, just to hopefully hear that kind of pure, awesome vitality. and i wonder, how many of your songs that i havent heard much have that kind of power too? maybe thats why we follow y'all around, for the discovery. there's so much out there, its good to know that through music, we can feel. "
"A bone-rattling acoustic act... with driving lyrical force, then male/female harmonies that lock in, lift, drop and pull ... And then they slow it down and rip you open."
"Strength in where? In angst and lilt, rhythm and harmony, pain and sweetness. Rockstars."
"Percussive, rhythmically driven guitar that freely composites fingerpicking, classical melodies, running bass lines, harmonics, and hard-charging chords. [Rob's] vocals are needled and gaunt, with the jittery energy of a dockyard stray on speed ... Heather generally provides the honey for rob's bitterroot in her harmonies, but her voice can as easily rise to an alleycat wail worthy of P.J. Harvey. The girl can flat-out sing just about anything."
"it is not so often that I go to a concert of a local band and get so caught up in the music that I completely forget where I am. I am still speechless."
"[They] don't look like an obvious duo. She . is a pint-sized powerhouse of a singer ... [He] looks more the traditional folk singer, with intense expression ... But when they play together their fingers move so fast that, like hummingbird wings, they blur."
i hope i did well to communicate this to you. i did the best i could, but some things in life cannot be properly praised in words. you are lovely and amazing."
"A welcome jolt in a stream of otherwise sedate coffeehouse folkies."
"...and I know why I was initially drawn to your music... it's because you play so damn hard. watching you play... it seems like you're reaching for something. I started thinking about this when I saw you at paloma's. it just seemed like you were straining. as if you were trying to play straight through your skin and out of that bar. to spread yourself across the whole damn city and maybe, if you played that hard, they'd all stop and listen. that's what I like about your music. it's not necessarily the harmonies or any unique chord progression. it's just that you try to play through your skin."
"We as young students are always trying to link celebrities to our hometowns to feel proud of where we live. Well today I tell you: Be proud, be very, very proud to know that ilyAIMY is a Maryland-based, out of this world band... They provide the type of performances that will crawl all over your train of thought and have you thinking of nothing but those moments of harmonies between the talented voices of Rob and Heather while Sharif either is bass-guitaring his heart out or pouring his pain out on the keys of the keyboard."