“Undoubtedly Fine Pieces!” - BBC Radio 4

“Really Enjoyed Listening to!” - Classic FM

“Thank you So Much for the Musical Evening. Everyone Enjoyed It and said IT ADDED SOMETHING SPECIAL to the Party.”

- Baroness Golding, The House of Lords Party

“A Very Big Thank You ... I received Many Compliments from our Guests and I feel you really started off what was an Absolutely Perfect Day for Us.  Thank You for Setting the Tone.”

- Rainbow-Miller Wedding at The Elvetham Country Estate

"Thank You So Much For A Lovely Morning - I could have listened to your Verses ALL DAY!"

"We Really Did Enjoy It! - Were Chattering About It All The Way Home."

"Please Keep Us Informed As To When Your New Poetry Book Is Published - We Would Be Very Interested In Reading It!"

"Hope To See You Again!"

"It was Amazing! - I was Amazed! - I Am Still Amazed! -

I was Amazed and Mesmerised!"

"We had a lot of fun and were very impressed with your performance and fantastic hospitality!"

"Sam did enjoy himself - a lot!  And I’m sure we will make a return visit in the Summer!"

"Thank you again for a fun time!"

“Love it! – Rolls beautifully and I love the choice of words – ‘Chez (long)’ – ‘Diadem’ – Whoa!”

“Such Talent! - You have an amazing grasp of words and rhyme ...”

“Wish my Geordie voice was as clear and audible as yours!”

“You’re truly a Poetic Star!”

“You would go down a bomb and do well on Television!”

“Awesome - You are a Star!”

“I imagine Sid James chuckling to this one!”

“Long Live the ‘English Rose’! – Bravo!”

“You’re amazing!” 

 “Ah, Lovely!”

“Hilarious! – Love the accompanying facial expressions too!”

“What you do is amazing!”

Comments About Merlynda's Poetry & Songs:

 "... Listening to lately with Great Delight ... A Genuinely Unusual Dark-Hued Voice with something of the Range and Timbre of a vibrant Tenor Saxophone. She performs a cappella, with piano accompaniment, and with orchestrated backing tracks. I particularly enjoyed ‘Smokey Moon’* with its evocative dubbed intro, its Cor Anglais obbligato and its Minor/Major oscillations. ‘BitterSweet Boy’* includes a lovely arc-shaped sequential melody, a genuine modern jazz texture, and some authentic Skat singing. Another hit was ‘The Brussel Sprout Song’* – a fun cabaret item in the Flanders & Swann or Victoria Wood tradition... I’d like to Thank her for letting me hear these unique and original performances. “

J. Conway - Founder - British Association of Tonal Composers

“Congratulations on your Highly-Commended Songwriter Award – It was Very Well Deserved!”

- Spirit FM

“An Unusually large and low vocal range. “

- The New York STA, New York, USA

“Out of the many titles on that particular compilation CD,  YOURS did stand out ... Sounded great to me!”

- Former General Manager of EMI Music, United Artists, Dick James Music  Ltd

“You have an unusual voice-Fantastic.  You are so unique.” - D Taylor

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a genuine TALENT in our midst!”

“You really have a tremendous knowledge for songs and musicals that inspire all of us to appreciate the past as well as the present - THANK YOU!”

“I had a lot of comments back from everyone on how much they enjoyed the entertainment ... how professional you were and what a lot of effort you had gone to to make the afternoon the success it was ... one of the children made a Thank-You card ... Thank you also for offering to visit and cheer up the patients ... There is no doubt that laughter is a good medicine.”

- J Neilsen, Godwin Unit, The Haslemere Hospital, Surrey

Radio Lion, Guildford, Surrey (Live Poetry Recital Broadcast On Air and Merlynda's Latest Audio Poetry CD):

“First, last night's Performance was FANTASTIC ! - Well Done! - And the CD was SUPER too!”

Ferit Lamaj (Internationally Published & TV Broadcast Verse-Fabulist,  Winner of The International Carriere Prize For Fables):

“I enjoyed the CD! - Your interpreted voice is fantastic!” ... “Very nice humorous verses” ... “ I’ll make my (Poetry) students listen to your Audio Poetry CD.”

Chagford Independent Film Production Co:

“... Lovely, Lovely, Lovely CDs of your Wonderful FairyTale Poems - Just to say How Much I enjoyed listening to them - Thanks for sharing your wonderful ‘art’ with us!”


"Yesterday afternoon comedy at Merlynda's (Comedy Matinee) with Faye from the Fairy Fables. Jolly time , talented and amazingly irrepressible lady, ad us in tucks."