‘You killed it…You’ve got one set of pipes on you, girl.’ Butch Walker
‘You’re awesome!’ Juan Zelada
‘It’s like someone took the musicality, sweetness and lyrical ability of Joni Mitchell, stuck them in a pot with the voice of Etta James, popped it in the oven and cooked an Amy Holford.’ Hannah D’Arcy on Cult Festival for NARC Magazine
‘Broken Boy Blues is a perfect cocktail of cool seduction and muted threat, but with the blistering acapella of ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and the fantastically broody…stylings of ‘Blood’, Holford exhibits a diversity,’ Geraint Ellis, writing for Planet Notion; full article here: http://www.planetnotion.com/2012/06/14/beyond-northern-rock-the-north-east-music-scene/
‘You’ve got a great voice,’ Willy Mason
‘The biggest find of the night however, was opener Amy Holford. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a pitch-perfect voice, Amy brought the room to silence. Recalling artists like… Eva Cassidy, it’s hard to believe such a powerful voice could come out of such a dainty little person. I haven’t seen many singers that can hold a room’s undivided attention singing completely unaccompanied. Go see her for yourself,’ on OF/B, Kenny Sanger
‘Saw Amy Holford again last night. Possibly the best female vocal performance I’ve ever seen in the NE,’ Joe Frankland, Generator, Prison Library.
‘…Her voice was absolutely breathtaking. Unbelievably powerful…the passion was unmistakeable in her voice. She decided to sing her last song acapella, a cover of Wayfaring Stranger… it was exceptional and well received by the crowd. If you get the chance to hear this girl sing, do so!’ on OF/B, Karen Burgess.
’..A voice to break hearts. She ended her set with an a cappella version of Wayfaring Stranger. It brought the room to a standstill and gave me goosebumps right up my back. That’s a raw talent right there.’ Matt Stalker, Fables, OF/B.