"This compilation of tunes showcases Dougal’s talent for crafting theater songs with a decided pop flair, particularly in gentle ballads like ‘Silence and the Rain’ (gracefully delivered by Cassie McIvor and Daniel Boys) and the more rock-infused "Do You Want a Baby Baby?" (performed by a powerhouse Julie Atherton). His lyrics can have a colloquial quality that cuts straight to the emotional core of his serious numbers."
Andy Propst, TheaterMania
"Irvine is a breath of fresh air … ‘Mermaids’ is a delicately entrancing duet, the gorgeous voices of Annalene Beechey and Rebecca Lock intertwining intricately and ‘We Need Love’ is a rousing four-part number that will bring the curtain down on the show In Touch in great style with its combination of heartfelt emotion and soaring vocal lines, realised perfectly by Sarah Earnshaw, Sarah Lark, Stuart Matthew Price and George Ure. With both these numbers, Irvine demonstrates how well he can capture moments of striking theatre through song, particularly with multi-voice songs, and doing it in a genuinely original way: ‘Acoustic Overtures’ thus gets a top recommendation from me."
Ian Foster, Ought To Be Clowns