"What a delight." (The Saginaw News MI)
"Joseph Gramley and Clive Driskill-Smith were an absolute joy to work with and present in concert. They are consummate musicians who communicate their art to both the amateur and the professional in the audience. I have nothing but the highest praise for these exciting artists. They not only live up to their press, but they surpass the superlatives used to review them." (Gregory H. Largent, First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw MI, presenter)
"Not only an exciting two-hour musical adventure, but also a startling clear insight for me into what makes a live performance good, and why good live performances are important for us....passion, technical mastery, and precision...two young musicians doing what they clearly love--making music, not just for themselves, but for us as well."
(The Granite State News, Wolfeboro NH)
"A large and very enthusiastic audience. Both artists performed with impeccable technique, and the highest level of artistry and musicianship. Their programming was brilliant. this was really a HIT!"
(Greg chestnut, First Congregational Church, Sarasota FL)
"humorous and entertaining …
the audience did not have to worry
about dozing off during this
thanks to a well-prepared and
pleasing performance that appealed to the ears and eyes and sense of humour" ( The American Organist 2012, review of AGO National Convention)
Percussion and organ, a somewhat surprising combination with a surprisingly pleasing sound, now has its own duo of performers. Clive Driskill-Smith, the young English organist sensation, has teamed up with the young American percussion virtuoso Joseph Gramley, and the duo will offer organ/percussion performances in the North American market.
“Organized Rhythm blew the crowd away with their rendition of Holst's Planets … this program was incredibly appealing and can serve as a vehicle to pique youngsters' interest in the organ and classical music - highly recommended!” (The Diapason 2013)
“Absolutely incredible! ...A stunning program! …Loved the Jupiter! ...‘Twas great watching Gramley get ‘round all the gourds and guiros, accompanying organ solos with extremely adept mallet work, too! …An outstanding performance! …Clear highlight of the [convention]!! ...The show-stopper of the week! …BRAVO for these talented young men!” [Ratings: highest-plus.]
— compiled from evaluations & ratings of Organized Rhythm’s program at the June 2009 AGO Region VI Convention, Pipes on the Plains