“Perhaps even more importantly, Joelle's wonderfully fractured and totally unaffected emotive voice speaks of experience and of a life lived to the full. Florence Joelle is a very welcome antidote to the bland and airbrushed female vocals that currently infect the airwaves”
“Whether on the inspired covers (early jazz/swing drummer Chick Webb's Mary Jane suffused 'When I got Low I Get High' and the touchstone 1950's Rhythm & Blues opus 'Unchain My Heart') or Joelle's highly evocative original compositions (the Latin flavoured 'Watermelon Gin' and the yearning 'Stardust Merchant') Florence Joelle's Kiss Of Fire channel the contemporary resonance of figures such as Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos and Tom Waits with French chanson, vintage rock 'n' roll, loungecore and enduring jazz standards.”
“Drawing upon classic hopped up America roots music and injecting them with her own je ne sais quoi, Florence Joelle and her distinguished ensemble (featuring the notorious left field filmmaker Arthur 'I Walked With A Surrealist' Lager on voodoo drums and Flaming Star stalwart Huck Whitney playing mercurial lead guitar) have fashioned a sound that is simultaneously timeless and yet entirely current. A neat trick if you can pull it off and Florence Joelle's Kiss Of Fire have done it with style to spare.”
"A must for those who are willing to go 'out there' in rock'n'roll terms."
"A voice somewhere between Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf and a band that fuses rockabilly with every other sound possible… A most highly entertaining mix."
"A band with a refreshing different style, mixing elements of rock & roll with jungle-based exotica."
"Bluesy French newcomer, who channels Piaf, Dalton, Simone and Holiday..."
"Link Wray meets Peggy Lee with a Gallic spice... Fabulous and highly entertaining".