“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!”
“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."