The band has a huge Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill fan base and has been voted BEST JAZZ BAND IN THE TRIANGLE for two years in a row (2011, 2012) by the Independent Weekly.
"PLATW are a crack team of local jazz musicians that dig into stylish traditional jazz with such rich texture and vigor you’ll feel as if you’ve somehow stumbled into a side-street jazz bar in the 60s. Instrumental interplay is favored over virtuosic leads. A revolving door of piano, wind and rhythmic leads keeps things interesting as charming vocals organize the cuts into satisfying nuggets." -Jordan Lawrence of Shuffle Magazine
"Just listening to the no-boundaries, acoustic jazz quintet Peter Lamb and The Wolves, you might guess that it formed to celebrate Truman's inauguration, not Obama's. Called into existence in 2008 to play Humble Pie's presidential party, the band that resulted was just too good to leave be. Nowadays, living up to their fairy-tale namesakes, the Wolves peddle languid sophistication that is always a little bit dangerous. Their repertoire reaches back to New Orleans' earliest syncopaters but also forward to hipster bards like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits; a tango might trip on the heels of a French waltz or a Russian folk song. The Wolves are sought out by swing dancers, but their tenderer tunes make the perfect nightcap for late-night lovers." -Sylvia Pfeiffenberger of Indy Week
"Peter Lamb, saxophonist of Peter Lamb and the Wolves just wants to play music. Having assembled an All-Star lineup of local jazz greats to entertain his song arrangements, Lamb says this band is “my personality through music.” The Wolves consist of vocalist (“a badass belter”) and keyboardist Mark Wells, Pete Kimosh on bass, Al Strong on trumpet, and drummer Steve Coffman. Peter Lamb and the Wolves’ strength and appeal lie in the heart and soul of the music, not merely technical ability, and Lamb says that his songs are for every music lover, not only “jazz snobs.” - Scott O. of NewRaleigh.com