“The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of Mal on guitar and the musical excellence of the rest of the band
Blues in Britain
“...and as for Big Mamma's Door, well sensational!”
Tenby Blues Festival
“'Big Mamma's Door who...are led by the delightfully charismatic young colleen with the ballsy vocal style, Fiona McElroy... couldn't give a disappointing performance if they tried' - Thames Festival 2009”
UK Rock & Roll
“'Fiona McElroy whipped the crazy crowd into a clamour’ ‘Her gutsy vocals were matched by playful Irish banter between numbers and she ably fronts the band and engages the crowd. Sharing a few songs with Malcolm gives BMD breadth and interest and the crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously’”
From Blues in London
"Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance."
Blues in the South
“'Alan in the front row tried to verbally take on Fiona saying that he could not understand her, he lost, you don’t take on a red headed Irish girl like that'....,”
The Bottleneck Blues Club
“Q: When you’ve got a band producing T-Bone Walker guitar sounds, keys ranging from barrel-house boogie to Hammond and a truly tight rhythm section, what more could be needed to play authentic and vibrant 1950’s music?
A: A fabulous, sassy lady at the front sensitively phrasing the melodies. Fiona McElroy fits the template as though”
GTFM Blues Show
“Mal Barclay's 'great combination of taste, touch, and tone lift tunes out of the ordinary and imbue a solid rectitude to proceedings despite looking like he's just cutting loose and having enormous fun. When combined with the consistently great piano and organ of Joe Glossop the rhythms are blooming marvellous and the solos marvellously bloom.”
Blues in London
"This is an engaging and highly energetic band...the audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of Mal on guitar and the musical excellence of the rest of the band."
Bill Smith, Blues in Britain
“This is good old 50's proper Rhythm & Blues, not the soul-less heart-less pop of the 00's ; real blues with real rhythm”