JAMES WILLIAMSON (IGGY POP & THE STOOGES)
“I became acquainted with Tony Bonyata and Pavement PR through the re-released, re-mixed and re-mastered Kill City album that I did with Iggy. Tony did such an exceptional job of creating awareness in the media, that I have recommended him to many other people in the music business, including a very talented group in Toronto called Three Metre Day… once again his work for them was exceptional.
I have no reservations in recommending Tony’s firm and would relish to opportunity to work with him again should the opportunity arise.”
“Tony, You truly are amazing and a God send. If there were two more like you in the business we’d still have a business. You are a bad motherfucker! Anyone who could bring Swamp Dogg back to the forefront using forty plus years albums, has no fuckin’ equal. At the risk of being redundant, thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ve submitted your name to Al Sharpton, so you can become an honorary African American, or whatever the fuck we are this week. Peace and Love, Swamp
P.S. Oh… I forgot…as soon as I complete my sex change operation, you got some coming.”
Dunno if I mentioned this before, but I do all my own PR/media stuff for the UK and Europe (so am a hard client to please!). I have, on a few occasions in the past, hired some PR help and have alway been let down (badly). I know only too well how hard it can be and that there can never be any guarantees… but it’s the effort that counts and some of these folks in the past have taken (quite a lot of) our money and done nothing. Not even tried!!
You are the first PR person I have worked with in any territory who has made a real effort and also brought some real tangible results.
Thanks a million, man, and I hope we can work together soon. Great job!
PETE SMOLIN (THE HORNBLOW GROUP)
MARTY BOHANNON (THE BOHANNONS)
“Pavement PR took us out of the garage and into the national spotlight.”
PARKER GRIGGS (RADIO MOSCOW)
“GREAT job man! It was a pleasure working with you! Hopefully we can get ya on board for the next US tour also. Finally found a good PR dude that gets shit done! Really appreciate it man.”
MISS SHEVAUGHN & YUMA WRAY
“We spent a lot of time searching for the right publicist for our band. After hearing horror stories of friends being “taken for a ride” or simply becoming lost in a huge roster of clients, we were skeptical that an independent band like us could find a PR firm that would take the time to individualize their services to meet our needs. Working with Tony at Pavement PR quickly allayed all of our fears and made us true believers in the power of a dedicated and passionate music publicist.
Pavement PR conducted an album launch campaign for us as well as a 40-date tour campaign. We were delighted to see our print press and online presence double and triple over that period of time. We were impressed with the caliber of reviews and interviews we received. And we truly appreciate Tony’s professionalism and promptness, he seemed to be working just for us, even when we could clearly see all of the work he was doing for the other clients Pavement PR serves.
Most importantly, we felt like Tony really got our music and was invested in our journey as independent artists. It is a delight to work with Pavement PR and we already have plans to continue our relationship on our upcoming spring tour.”
EDDIE BARANEK (THE SIGHTS)
“Tony, You are a great person – fun and easy to work with. I am proud to say we work together (well, I might add) and look forward to something in the future, for sure. Thanks a lot for everything.”
JEFFREY THOMAS (GARDENS)
“Thank you, Tony, for all the great work on the promotions and radio shows. Tour went great! Looking forward to things in the future.”
ARTHUR ALEXANDER (SORROWS)
“On behalf of the band, you’ve done a brilliant job and we couldn’t be grateful enough to have you in our corner and on our team!”
PAUL COLLINS (THE BEAT / THE NERVES)
“Thank you, Tony… you did a fantastic job! I really could feel the results on the last tour we did…I look forward to working with you in the future!”
JOHNNY HICKMAN (CRACKER)
“To put it simply, Tony gets the facts straight about Cracker and gets the word out at the right time. After 20 years in music I know full well how rare that talent is.”
LARRY JENKINS (EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT / CBS RECORDS)
“Tony Bonyata & Pavement did a tremendous job for us on a recent campaign for our artist. Tony is extremely pro-active in his approach, leaving no stone unturned to find the right opportunities for his clients. It’s not just an A for effort, it’s an A+ for results! We would not hesitate to utilize Tony’s services in the future.”
PRIMO SANTERIA (SANTERIA)
“Tony’s one of the few people Santeria trust like family. He’s a guy who does his job incredibly well, remains sincere to his word, and actually cares about the artists he works with. Santeria gained a load of great press, and as an added bonus, made a friend for life.”
“I knew from the first time I spoke with Tony that he would go above and beyond my best expectations and that’s exactly what he did. He helped me to reach out to fans and industry folk not just nationally, but world-wide, and his professionalism and attention to detail always made me feel that I was in good hands.”
ANN COURTNEY (ANN COURTNEY & THE LATE BLOOMERS)
“Tony, Thank you so much for a wonderful campaign, your hard work and perseverance championing the ACLB cause!”
PJ OLSSON (CBS RECORDING ARTIST / ALAN PARSONS PROJECT)
“It’s rare you have a publicist that works as hard as Tony Bonyata. He not only achieves great results in press and promo, but as well he calls me personally, and is genuinely interested in my life and music. He works at light speed, yet never makes me feel rushed. Publicity with a personable and honest direction.”
WIL SHARPE (PRESIDENT / SHARPE ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES)
“Impressive work ethic and outstanding press/media services. Once Tony & Pavement PR took the reins of the project we received fresh energy and a well orchestrated plan that lead to an abundance of press, TV, radio and performance opportunities!”
“A rare find. Tony’s attention to detail and dedication to his clients garner results that you can count on.”
“Tony is truly a blessing to the music business. He the kind of heart that most folks don’t even know they’re missing, and from what I gather is doing it for all the right reasons. A credit to publicists everywhere.”
CHRIS BUTTLEMAN (PRESIDENT / MACHINE INC)
“Simply put: Tony delivers. I’ve been working with him for several years and he’s always given me 110%. Pavement PR = top shelf service. Period.”
“Tony far surpasses his responsibilities because he knows the business and what it takes. You won’t find another person that has the commitment, passion and understanding for exposure that Tony has.”
DELIGHT HANOVER (OWNER / ALIAS RECORDS)
“Tony has done such a spectacular job with both projects (Neva Geoffrey and The Scourge of the Sea); not to mention the rare “true to the project” style he has for the whole process including follow-up after the project’s completion.”
JUSTIN CRAIG (THE SCOURGE OF THE SEA / THE APPARITIONS / THESE UNITED STATES)
“Tony’s excitement and passion for what he does is truly inspiring.”