Her performance is outstanding, vivacious and forceful.
Trio Live Review – The Dorset News
Gillespie, who joins Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, is an original … an incisive guitarist as well as an expressive singer, she’s unquestionably going places. ***
The Guardian, John Fordham, 20th Jan 2011
‘lovely, poetic…Gillespie’s second album is so strikingly fine that you wonder how you can have missed her first one’.
The Mail on Sunday, Jan 2011 ****
Lyrical grit.. and beautifully controlled associative word strings all delivered with her distinctive vocal mixture of dark romanticism and punkish attitude.
Metro 7th Jan 2011
‘She’s an incandescent new presence who matches her imposing delivery with superior lyrics’ John Fordham
The Guardian ****
Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet. *****
There’s a songwriting sophistication here, one feels that Cole Porter – another icon to whom Gillespie refers – would have recognized.****
Very much a talent to watch
A leftfield singersongwriter…wry lyrics and sinuous melodies.
An astonishingly mature and accomplished début. Intelligent, poetic songs and wonderfully colourful arrangements
The Jazz Man