'Clouds' - Sunday Times Review

'Clouds' - Sunday Times Review



Reviews for 'This Time the Dream's on Me' 

'Doyle's singing is coming from a deeper, more natural place too, with a feeling for the blues learnt from Billie Holiday and the rare ability to improvise vocally.' 

'Her swinging quartet includes some of the best young players on the Dublin Scene.'

Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times 

'Aoife Doyle is up there with the best of them.'

'First class backing musicians' 

'a high-quality debut album that will surely have a broad appeal'

Grainne Farren, Irish Independent

 

 

Reviews for 'Clouds'

'Clouds – is a collection of Doyle’s own songs, insightful, music-full, believable songs about love and longing that strike a deeper note and give her pitch-perfect group – pianist Johnny Taylor bassist Andrew Csibi and drummer Dominic Mullan – plenty to work with, musically and spiritually.' 

Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

The subtle power of Doyle's beautiful, pliable voice makes this one of the finest Irish Jazz albums this year' 

The Sunday Times

'Aoife Doyle's first album of original music is seriously accomplished' 

The Sunday Times

'Johnny Taylor’s sublime piano playing is a highlight of this Jazz led collection' 

The Sunday Times

 

 

 

Irish Independent - Full review for This Time the Dreams on Me

Irish Times - Full review for This Time the Dreams on Me

Irish Times - Full review for Clouds

 

Other Press;

'For me the final track Slan Agus Breatnach, a retrospective look at his parents lives, is undoubtedly the best thing on the CD and will stay in my top ten for a good while, in part due to Aoife Doyle's gorgeous vocal intro.' John Watham, Living Tradition (from Cormac Breatnachs 2011 release 'Ealu')

'Aoife Doyle catches our attention with her personal ease and presence, and powerful scat singing of studied scat sequences integral to the songs; Intelligent not intellectual. We are treated to a stunning 'September Song' and I get chills down my spine during 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'. Her abilities and passion are evidence of a trained but natural gift. This is fully absorbed fresh jazz singing, no messing and no holding back.' Nessa Jennings, Bray Jazz Festival 2009

'Aoife Doyle combines the guts and vulnerability of a blues singer with the poise and musicianship of a well-schooled jazz artist. The Dublin-born vocalist’s two albums to date have charted her growth from singer to songwriter, and she always keeps impeccable musical company.' The Irish Times 

'..featuring pianist Johnny Taylor, bassist Andrew Csibi and drummer Dominic Mullen – representing very much the Irish scene’s gold standard when it comes to accompanying singers.' The Irish Times