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What People Are Saying?
"A true artist. This British transplant is blessed with the uncanny ability to uncover the extraordinary beauty in the seemingly ordinary."
-BAY WINDOWS, Boston, MA
"She stormed the main stage playing everything from swinging folk and latin jazz to acoustic funk and sprightly celtic flavoured tunes. Her boundless energy was hard to ignore."
-OTTAWA XPRESS, Canada
"She's got it all-a masterful combination of song,performance and artistry, with a contagiously positive attitude and free spirit. Probably the most charismatic performance I've ever seen."
"An amazing modern day Noel Coward."
-Rich Warren, WFTM, Chicago, IL
"With both sweetness and political astuteness she'll remind you of a younger Michelle Shocked with a British accent."
-BAY GUARDIAN, San Francisco, CA
"Brainy and whimsical."
-ANNARBOR OBSERVER, MI
"Proof that beautiful music comes from the soul."
-HUTCHINSON NEWS, KS
"Part Huck Finn, part Julie Andrews, Zoë Lewis is a musical enigma."
"Irresistibly singable tunes. A virtual band in a body!"
-PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE
"A cunning master of accomplished, contemporary pop infused folk song craft."
-TIME OUT MAGAZINE, London,UK
"Clever and evocative. Her speaking voice is soft and lilting, her singing voice light but bright and occasionally punctuated by a satchmo-style growl. Equal parts musician and storyteller. Lewis is a charmer."
-BAY AREA REPORTER, San Francisco, CA
"A myriad of musical influences from across the globe fused with highly original lyrics produce an extraordinary aural experience."
-DIVA MAGAZINE, London, UK
"Lewis' sweet melodic tunes sound Irish one minute, caribbean the next and her lyrics display the unambiguous joy often associated with childhood."
-SEATTLE WEEKLY, WA
"I say that if Marcel Marceau were to put out a cd it would sound like this! Here is a clever lyricist with the talent to utilize any instrument or voice she fancies!"
-SING OUT MAGAZINE
"It's an absolute pleasure to watch these performers in action. They're obviously having a blast, and it's contagious!"
-BAY WINDOWS, MA
"Great quirky little jazz album. A bit of Squirrel Nut Zippers a bit of Rickie Lee Jones. Marvellous!"
"Not Janet Jackson's breast! Next year, maybe the superbowl folks should hire someone with actual talent, like folk/jazz/salsa musician Zoë Lewis, whose show last night was far more entertaining than anything on TV last Sunday. Think Smothers Brothers meets Ben Folds meets Ella Fitzgerald meets Nestor Torres. Add some spoons, a sheep, and a tear-away PVC corset....no, just kidding about that last one. But it would be one helluva halftime show."
- THE UNNOFFICIAL DAVE BARRY WEBSITE
"Lewis writes music with the style and grace of a Gershwin. Her tunes often have the familiarity of standards even though they are brand new. Her lyrics are decidedly more current and are full of whimsy. As for musical style, forget it, she has none or rather, has many."
- PROVINCETOWN BANNER, MA
"Zoë Lewis is one of the most multi-talented women I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She is an exceptionally shining star."
- OUTWORDS, Syracuse, NY
"This CD bounces between Jazz, Zydeco and traditional sounds from various lands and American Folk. And yet the switch in styles isn't at all jarring, in fact it's a remarkably cohesive CD with an easy going flow. This CD can be listened to passively with the music just wafting by you. But, if you chose to listen more actively you'll find her lyrics are engaging with vivid imagery. It's bouncy and light without being simple. It's that rare CD that can be enjoyed by little children or music snobs."
- THE BLACKBOARD, Los Angeles, CA
"Her new CD is better than a cup of coffee on your way to work."
- OUTSMART MAGAZINE
"No matter how large a box you draw around Zoë she never quite fits in it."
- Alan Rowarth
"She shows a Fondness for human quirkiness and is affectionate when poking fun at everybody, including herself."
- Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, CA.
"A true artist. She is blessed with the uncanny ability to uncover the extraordinary beauty in the seemingly ordinary."
- Bay Windows, MA
"Writers fall all over themselves weighed down by pockets full of adjectives like "playful", "spritely" and "cute" when attempting to capture her spirit."
- The Austin Chronicle, TX.
"Lewis' sweet melodic tunes sound Irish one minute. Caribbean the next and her lyrics display the unambiguous joy most often associated with childhood."
- Seattle Weekly, WA
"Irresistibly singable tunes"
- Performing Songwriter Magazine
"ZoË Lewis' music is a trip."
- Provincetown Banner, MA
"Irresistible, English, jazz, vaudeville, campy, cabaret songsmith."
-Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
"With sort of comic grace, ZoË treads fearlessly through acoustic funk, jazz and even a randy New Orleans shuffle."
- Valley Musics News, Sacramento, CA
"Part Huck Finn, part Julie Andrews, Provincetown's ZoË Lewis is a musical enigma."
- Kandi Kane, In Newsweekly, MA.
"It's an absolute pleasure to watch these performers in action.They're obviously having a blast!"
- Boston Globe, MA
"This delightful album is much more an eccentric romp through a distinctly curious, whimsical, musical mind."
- The Ann Arbor Observer, MI.
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