Lynch's much-anticipated debut album, A Whisper in a Riot oozes with a confidence, passion and steely determination unusual in a first offering……. might be the most exciting thing you've heard in years.
Colm O' Hare, Hotpress
Lyrically and musically, Lynch is a super sized cut above the rest with songs that stick in your memory.
Orla O' Brien, In Dublin.
The lyrics are more Dylan than Rice, the energy more Paul Weller than Paddy Casey.
Bianca Lukyx, TV Now.
Cinematic, stylish, different……..very different and very good.
Dave Fanning 2FM
Colm Lynch is possibly the best Irish newcomer to emerge from 2006. A Whisper In A Riot is one of the albums from last year that just shouldn't be missed.
Superb debut……..it is the lead man's vocals that will ultimately win you over.
Gareth Maher, Totally Dublin.
I don't know why he's not in everyone's record collection. I think he's fantastic.
Michelle Harding, Acoustic Highway, RTE Radio1
Exceptional debut album.
Eddie Rowley, Sunday World.
I heard Colm play in Dalkey recently and I thought he was super so I asked him to come in today to sing a few songs......his version of Hallelujah is really beautiful.
Karen Coleman, The Wide Angle, Newstalk, Christmas Eve 2006
Colm does seem to have a direct line to the spirits of Dylan and Mike Scott.
Kevin Courtney, Irish Times
It's fair to say that Killiney native Colm Lynch is entering a hugely crowded market of singer/songwriters, but his debut major-label single indicates that Damien Rice et al might be able to squeeze out just a little more.
Shilpa Ganatra, Hotpress
...........a captivating live performer with fantastic songs. Machine-gun percussuve playing accompanies unusual lyrical content and a vivid stage presence.
Best Male 2007
BalconyTV Awards,Sugar Club June 9 , 2007
…comes on like a one man hoedown.
Tim Smyth, Trinity News
….his expressive vocals and narrative style carry occasional echoes of the Blood on the Tracks-era Dylan…… it is his literate and incisive lyrics that really distinguish him from dozens of other Irish artists.
This album is a great addition to any collection…6 out of 6
...glorious, beautifully crafted songs of a real troubadour whose lyrical edge will knock you for six......delighting audiences with his charismatic live performances
Sinister Pete, Phantom 105.2
......reminiscent of latter-day Van Morrison.......even a hint of Springsteen in Lynch's passionate, soulful delivery..
Stephen Errity, Hot Press
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