CD Review: Secret Agent Abe/Canaan/Beacon Records Opening with an analog Victrola soundbyte, then darting to raging surf instrumentalism and all points in between, S.A.A. are a cosmic musical trip leaving no genre untouched. Eclectic and intriguing, this band have the musical chops to mix Primus-like bass funk, jazzy guitar excursions, and powerfully moving vocals that jump from angst to angelic quick enough to keep pace with the restless musical explorations.”

— The Aquarian

CD Review: Secret Agent Abe/Canaan/Beacon Records They're on a mission from God and they play surfer rock music. And they definitely have a sense of humour! Rocking out with "Malibu Abe", it's clear from the get go that in Stingray Schneider (Andrew Light) they have a mega guitarist. Imagine the Shadows on speed and you get close to an idea of what some of this sounds like. It's also clear when the rest of the band are called Grand Admiral Throng, Cruzy Gonzales and Blanche Honeydew that they are all working under top secret aliases! The funky rock of "Gobbler's Knob" is the first chance you get to hear Miss Honeydew's excellent vocals and lyrics that clearly point to God. That funky rock style and straight ahead lyrics continue with intricately laden guitars of "Bopple Botch". The obvoius single "Atomic Bisque" is built around a sub-Led Zep riff and explosive guitar work. The "Kwong Fat" instrumental and closing epic "Arabian Surf" are both further confirmation that Stingray's guitar work deserves wider appreciation. 30 minutes of music and six songs, this is a good introduction to a band who deserve wider recognition. (rating: 8 stars ********)” - Mike Rimmer

— Cross Rhythms (U.K. Music Mag)

Night Grooves Over the past few weeks I caught up with one of the hotter bands on the local music scene, Secret Agent Abe, at their "CD Release Party" at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. Secret Agent Abe is a Shore area band that has been making waves on the local scene. WIth just over a year of playing out together under their belts, Blanche Honeydew (lead vocals), Stingray Schneider (lead guitar), Cruzy Gonzales (bass), and Grand Admiral Throng (drums), have managed to create a uniquely infectous mix of uplifting rhythms and vibes that should serve them well for quite a long time. Add to this the all at once velvety smooth yet edgy vocals of Blanche (big time potential) and you've got a sure winner. Kickin' things off with a gutsy a capella version of "Call To Boogie" by Blanche, Secret Agent Abe ripped off a string of impressive original numbers. The best of which included: "Gobbler's Knob" (funky lead guitar/cool lead vocals/real Chili Peppers vibe), "Kwong Fat" (band stretched out/big time funky surf guitar/crowd fave), "Atomic Bisque" (great rhythm/infectous beat/way cool vocal), "Malibu Abe" (Dick Dale would be proud/hot drums), "Filthy McNasty" (not on CD but should be/B.'s most forceful vocal), "Baba Ghanouj" (G.A. shines on drums), "Bopple Botch" (Blanche's best), "Arabian Surf" (killer groove/-another crowd fave) and "The Drebin (aka The Bryson)" (impressive closer). Look. The only thing better than this night's performance (under difficult circumstances) is the quality of their debut release, Canaan. Hands down it is the best local CD I've heard all year. Secret Agent Abe is definitely a band to watch. With their overall talent and a bit more experience this band's future couldn't be any brighter. Simply put, Secret Agent Abe is a keeper!” - Uncle Mike, Entertainment Writer

— The Two River Times

concert review: Javacasa - Lebanon, PA ...Secret Agent Abe kicked off their set while people were still pouring in through the doors (a good half hour after we opened them), but quickly grabbed the attention of everyone within earshot with their driving surf-rock influenced sound. Three excellent musicians and a female vocalist with a beautiful voice, each decked out in black suits, made lots of new fans that night, many hoping to get ahold of some recorded material from this New Jersey quartet (soon, people, very soon...). Half of the songs were Dick Dale inspired instrumentals, but that didn't leave Allie out of the picture; She continued dancing with the band, adding some creative moves which got the audience dancing along with her. Secret Agent Abe is alot of fun, but their music is very tight with lyrics that have a purpose. Their material on this night demonstrated that they are a clever and captivating band, evident in the fact that so many people were buzzing about them afterward.” - Doug Kline and Chuck Zook

— Burnt Toast indie music magazine