John McDonald & his band received positive media reviews for High Frequency Hope and Heartfelt Vibration and their live shows from regional arts & entertainment publications.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review nicely sums up High Frequency Hope, writing "John McDonald's 'trop-rock' is a mix of Caribbean rhythms and world music, a lighthearted potion that can be intoxicating."
McKeesport Daily News entertainment editor Dave Sallinger writes "Think hanging out on a beach in the Bahamas...High Frequency Hope makes you pay attention to story lines and want to give into the urge to crack open a coconut...John & his Mango Men offer good vibrations."
"A premier party band" The Ticket
"John McDonald makes you forget your cares & come down to the shore" Beaver Valley Times
"Now with High Frequency Hope, McDonald has a powerful medium from which to convey his beliefs" Rock n' Roll Reporter
"Fun Caribbean-flavored music" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"A surefire cure for those cloudy days" Erie Daily Times
"High Frequency Hope dishes up tropical vibes...Rio de Janeiro is restful, wistful and hopeful...Do What You Want is jazzy islandic & if what you want to dance, you can...their style works nicely with the classic Love the One You're With" McKeesport Daily News