"Handful Of Luvin's third full length release is the work of a band just coming into it's own. Confident and self-assured, obliterating the demarcation lines where genres stake out their turf, Handful happily incorporate influences from Vivaldi to Vasser Clements, from the Stones to Riverdance, refracted through Pop sensibilities, with bright hooks and melodies that remain. ......If I have one caveat it would be this.....To my mind the sound is a bit slick, an almost pop-ish veneer that belies and betrays the rootsy origins of the music. The sound could use a little of the husk & busk immediacy of a more "live" sound. But its really a minor quibble.....and as Handful Of Luvin' tthemselves will tell you....There's No Right, There's No Wrong........"
Full review at: http://mog.com/deadmandeadman/blog/2177755
"JULY 9, 2010 - With the music industry squarely focused on pulsating electronic pop sounds, one would begin to wonder whatever happened to that 90's college radio aesthetic which rewarded musicianship and content above celebrity. The Seattle-based Jam-Americana band HANDFUL OF LUVIN have both musicianship and content to spare on their latest offering LIFE IN BETWEEN, an engaging concept album (a first for the band according to violinist ANDREW JOSLYN) detailing the rocky, winding road of life. Despite the heaviness of this oh-so ambitious approach, the music is never weighed down by good intentions . In fact, HANDFUL OF LUVIN are an adept band of troubadours who aren't about to let their rich, earthy sound grow stale or have it fall upon deaf ears given their ability to change rhythms at a moments notice. The results here are amazing, memorable and - above all else - catchy." - Brian Lush (Rockwired.com and Rockwired Magazine)
Podcast and Interview at: http://www.rockwired.com/rockwiredprofiles4.html
"From start to finish Handful of Luvin’ is one impressive catalog of music. The music is highly original, uplifting, & extremely entertaining. Note for note, song for song there isn’t a weak piece on this entire catalog. The writing & playing abilities of this 4 piece are rock solid. The lyrics are catchy lyrics, & the melodies are well crafted & hooky. Last but not least the vocal presence from frontman David John is world-class. All in all - “Life In Between” is one of the best CD’s that’s come across my desk this year. If you like Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews Band with a splash Celtic flair then you should definitely jump into “Life In Between” head first!" - Cyrus Rhodes (Muse's Muse)
Full article and album review at: http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-handfulofluvin-life.html
"Voted 3rd Best Local Band of Western Washington by King 5 Evening Magazine for 2009. Voted in the Top 5 Best Local Bands by King 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington 2008." http://best.king5.com/winners/best-of-western-washington/4749/arts-and-entertainment/local-bands?place=3
". . .we walked outside to the Pierce Transit Park right as Handful of Luvin’ began playing. Um, wow. Just wow. Good gravy in all that’s made from butter, I am in love. I was so drawn in. The voice, the violin, the rhythm, I couldn’t help but want to dance. I was drawn to the stage, and immediately began taping. The crowd was nuts, the dancing, the energy, and vibes of happiness. These people loved this band, and I craved more when they were done. I will definitely be seeing more of them soon." -- Steph DeRosa (Weekly Volcano)
>>read the full article here: http://weeklyvolcano.typepad.com/spew/2008/01/first-night-was.html
"Handful comprises a fine mix of experimental violin/fiddle on top of John Mayer-esque songs with undertones of harder blues rock, Celtic riffs and classical compositions. It’s a new music sensation that has lately been generating well-deserved hype in the Northwest." - Sean Roach (Bainbridge Review)
read the full article here: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/news/18290179.html
"A potpourri of all great bands we've loved before, each member brings his own unique sound and experience to the stage, formulating an utterly beautiful frenzy. The violinist is mesmerizing as he plays away with all the sound and fury of a regular rock star. And it doesn't hurt that the singer and songwriter is unassumingly gorgeous — maybe the sweat oozing down our face at their last show wasn't just from dancing." - Seattle Weekly
"Handful of Luvin is an eccentric blend of harmony and considerate lyrics. Spawned from Seattle, Handful of Luvin is one the city's most adored live bands. The band is a unique blend of writing, music and overall emotion. Together, Handful of Lovin fashions music into an adaptation of magic." -Tanya Vece (Editor for the Horse Chronicles - Indie Music Magazine)
read the full article here: http://thehorsechronicles.tripod.com/id49.html
Handful of Luvin' has become a 'strong established crowd pleaser' (Seattle Weekly) in the Pacific Northwest and continues to work hard to further their sound to new fans everywhere.