“The record is a beautiful statement, both artistically, arrangement wise and performance. My job was made so much easier by all the hard work accomplished before it was passed to me."........

Kevin Killen, producer, mix engineer (Peter Gabriel, U2, Elvis Costello)

“We like you because you play what we want you to play"........Rufus Wainwright

"John Ballinger’s exquisite, Bernard Herrmann-tinged underscoring kept promising a rabbit hole of perverse motivations and chills." ......
Variety Magazine

“Your album was recorded really well"........

Geoff Emerick (mix engineer for The Beatles Revolver, Sgt. Peppers & Abbey Road)

"I have worked with John for over 25 years. In that time I’ve seen him work in every genre of our industry from classical to country to pop to rock to reggae to Broadway to jazz to television to independent movies to avant garde theater to legit theater to anything that requires the “best of the best”. John is that: the best of the best…..and he knows how to check his ego at the door."........

 BUTCH NORTON drummer (Eels, Tracy Chapman, Lucinda Williams,T-Bone Burnett)

“…a fabulous composer with a wide range of expression in many styles, a superb percussionist/multi-instrumentalist … pretty much one-stop shopping. I cannot conceive of anyone better suited to the project.”  ........

O-lan Jones (The Truman Show, Edward Scissorhands, Natural Born Killers,)

"You are incredible at what you do." ........

Andrew Wantuck, producer, (Tosh.o, Jim Jeffries)