"Emotive ballads sit elegantly alongside high energy show stoppers and the witty lyrics … ‘Song for Someone’ is sad and happy at the same time - even moments after the opening bars, you know something magical is about to begin … It is high time that lesser known British musicals are brought to the forefront of attention, and once again SimG have come through in their support for new British writing. With a stellar cast and a great selection of songs, this is an album which everyone should pay attention to, taking a moment to pause and reflect on the lyrics. ‘Love, Lies & Lyrics’ is a musical pic n’ mix which leaves you itching for more. Unique!"
The Public Reviews
"In every number on the album, there is a strong marriage between the words and the music … the recording gives us a variety of musical styles to enjoy … storytelling within the songs are powerful. Many of the songs are like bitesize morsels that leave you wanting more. They are succinct and perfectly formed without being overly complex. There's plenty of wit, emotion and playfulness throughout; making Ross and the various composers incredibly versatile. The delivery of the lyrics is incredibly important and the selection of vocalists chosen do this superbly. There are classic ballads such as 'Song for Someone' sung by the stunning Annalene Beechey and 'I Will Be There' performed beautifully by Madalena Alberto; tongue-and-cheek and clever lyrics found in 'The Taste of All Them Children' along with Latin influences in 'Him in 23B' and 'Living Like Lesbians'. These are only a few elements crammed into this album that just keeps on giving."
10/10 "extremely listenable and enjoyable, and in places the writing is pure brilliance. Vocal talent across the album is top notch, and with names like Annalene Beechey and The Sarahs Earnshaw and Lark, nothing less should be expected. This album delivers on all levels, and I cannot recommend it enough."
"With its diverse collection of musical styles there is one common denominator running through – Ross’ witty lyrics. This isn’t to say that it is one comic song after another – some are bitter sweet but still with some clever lyrics and never becoming maudlin. A plethora of talent! So, what about the album itself? Even with all this talent, does it work? Yes, it does. It makes me want to keep an eye on what is coming from Ross’ pen in the future."
Musical Theatre Review