Reviews

“Those Kids are great”

Albert Hammond, Musician OBE, Singer Songwriter, Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame

 “They’re Fantastic”

Beverley Craven, Musician, Singer Songwriter

 “Great songs, awesome voices – a group to watch out for”.

Jamie Crompton, Musician (Suzi Quatro Band and Wishbone Ash), Guitarist Magazine columnist

 “Fantastic voices and brilliant songwriters”

Adam Dowling, BBC Radio Kent Presenter

 “Awesome, absolutely awesome” 

Dave Cash, BBC Radio and former TV (Top of the Pops) Presenter

“Very Professional and extremely talented”

Richard Digance Singer Songwriter/Comedian and BBC Radio Devon Presenter

“Impressive harmonies….Enormous potential”

MAVERICK – The Leading Independent Country Music Magazine

 “…A gloriously uplifting acoustic Folk/Pop album on which exquisite three part harmony vocals are outstanding features……the complete package.”

ROCK SOCIETY Magazine

 

Reviews for debut album: Writing on the Wall:

-”Writing on the wall is normally a phrase that signifies an abrupt ending, a sense of closure if a wrong, and sometimes inevitable, turn is made. The thought of all chances gone and it is just a matter of time before the clock heralds an unsatisfying conclusion to what could have been something magnificent.

For the threesome that makes up Folkestone’s Orfila, it’s not that the writing is on the wall, eulogies being prepared and a service of rememberance being arranged, the opposite is true, the writing is done with a flourish and heralds loudly that there is a band around who can offer a night in listening to music which is both gentle and sincere; the script is still being added to and it looks great so far.

For the three members, Abi on vocals, percussion and piano, Louise on vocals, piano, guitar and Matt on guitar, harmonica, banjo and ukulele, the music is something rather enjoyable. It holds a hope that many miss because they are far too tied up with living in the excessive moment and their thoughts waylaid by the result rather than the journey. For Orfila, the journey is all, something you would certainly expect from three people that play together securely and with ease.

The album they have released is sweet, it is polished and offers a gentle, if at times a little understated, sound that is more than enough to please the ear and place a wondering, enigmatic smile upon the face of the listener. Writing On The Wall holds a deep fascination for the poetry held within the lyrics and in tracks such as the utterly tremendous I’ve Just a face an which female longing and identification are explored, the lovely You Should Know, the craving and resolution in Better Things and Come Back, the three members of the band have created a selection of songs that fill the heart with a certain contentment that comes through in calming waves, like a pebble thrown from a high cliff into the English Channel, the result might not be initially seen or felt but it adds tremendously to the world.

Orfila’s Writing On The Wall is a generous and abundant album that is a surprising catch to get hold of.”

Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Sound and Vision
http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2014/10/08/orfila-writing-on-the-wall-album-review/

Reviews/comments on our performances:

-”One of the most talented new artists we’ve had at the GMF so far, we are talking about Orfila”-Gibraltar Music Festival organisers
https://www.facebook.com/GibraltarMusicFestival?fref=ts

“You have an incredible sound, we loved you”-Gibrlatar Music Festival organisers

“I have to say right from the onset that this family should be producing a new super breed of children in the future that will be taking over the musical world. How can one family produce so many talented singer/songwriter musicians? A question I’m pretty sure I will never discover an answer too. There followed a beautiful mix of originals and covers from the stage, including performances of their upcoming debut EP. Amazingly each sibling has written a track for this EP and you can hear the slightly difference styles brought from this influence, but each complimenting each other beautifully. Already having gained success and having supported the likes of Beverley Craven and Albert Hammond they performed the most catchy rendition of Albert’s song I’m A Train I have heard. Covers from The Beetles, Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons floated off the stage with the most stunning angelic harmonies I have heard in a long while. Throw in some harmonica and guitars and you have yourself if an amazing band I could never tire of seeing live! Roll on this debut EP is all I can say.”
Sarah Quinn, Gigglepics
http://gigglepics.co.uk/imperial-sounds-relaunch-26-04-13-beki-robinson-james-kirby-orfila/

“Having an impressive CV of gigs and radio play it’s not hard to see why. The harmonies from the girls are absolutely stunning and angelic. A set of covers with the odd original thrown in, they make very pretty and beautiful music. For You It’s The Last I’ll Ever Cry showcased their lyric writing ability very well and the girls take it in turns for lead vocals which creates a subtle but ever changing sound. At all times the harmonies are prevalent and what makes this band, with some skilled guitar and the addition of harmonica and egg shakers complete a full rounded sound. Finishing with their version of Albert’s song I’m A Train which was rather appropriate for the location and name of the venue, was just the perfect way to end the set. Bringing together all of what makes them so great, a band you simply must see.”
Sarah Quinn, Gigglepics
http://gigglepics.co.uk/quiet-riot-2013-4-days-saturday-3rd-august-platform-5/

Reviews on our video, Writing on the Wall

-”Enjoyed! And very uplifting!”
Robert Davi, actor

“Congrats on your video, it’s great!”
Albert Hammond OBE

https://twitter.com/alberthammond/status/506443135984349185