Press

“Shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing… The sensibility of a magician, a trickster’s dark humor and a formidable musical and literary erudition. Major vocal talent.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Larynx-defying range”– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Charismatic, with a smoky, resonant baritone. He can get laughs from an audience merely by laughing.”– Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

“Tall and striking, imagine a more calmly coiffed Edward Scissorhands… quietly charming and bright.”– Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

“Tantalizing… dynamic… with magnetism and poise is so high that he seems to have been born onstage.” — The Village Voice

“A swoony performance”– Variety

“Sexy and certain”– The New Yorker

“Dazzling!”– Paper

“A super presence comparable to no one I’ve seen”– James Gavin, author of Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne and Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

“Fucking amazing”– Amy Schumer 

“An arresting display of vocal control and disarming wit… a tour de force of deconstruction”–Baltimore Citypaper

“The consummate interdisciplinary performance artist. “  – BOMB

“Keckler is unusual among his milieu… he’s a performer who can actually sing, in a thrillingly deep, bass baritone multi-octave voice that occasionally veers into a soulful falsetto” — Interview Magazine

“Captivating”– Artforum

“Downtown It Boy.”  — The L Magazine

“The real deal and I can’t recommend anyone more.”  -BlackBook Magazine

“One of the finest performances in years… an unmatched range, endless and flawless. The intimacy of Jeff Buckley with the swagger of Freddie Mercury.” - Alternative Blog Netherlands

“Gifted…Rare as hen’s teeth.” — Manhattan User’s Guide

“His timing is impeccable, his wit is sharp… Keckler himself is the masterpiece”– Brooklyn Rail

“Extraordinary range, richness and malleability, as he sings from low baritone to glass-shattering falsetto.” –The Irish Times

“Although this writer and performer can flip styles as though responding to a switch, take on myriad voices, and draw on an extensive musical repertoire, his vocal skills are just one aspect of this gifted storyteller…. disarmingly articulate.”  -Backstage

“Sensual, cathartic, overwrought and deeply philosophical, his psychotic twists and turns can bring his audience either to tears (from laughter) or to a numbed silence.”  -New York Press

 

 

 

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