“...five tracks in, then the album picks up pace considerably and excels. 'When You Bit Into That Apple', a gorgeous, darkly Gothic part-croon, part narration is a tale of near-tangible heartbreak, followed by the swing of 'Sweeter Than A Rose', where Byrne's gentle melancholy croak is underpinned by almost imperceptible instrumentation.”
R2 Rock 'N' Reel
“I'm absolutely loving this, Jim - (Sweeter than a Rose is a) great song!"”
"I can't get them out of my head. I think the whole CD is terrific - such a range of vocal and instrumental talent."
“I can thoroughly recommend this fabulous album - it's real chill-out music that gets right under your skin! Love it!! "”
“Congradulations on the new CD Jim!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing! "”
Helen St Helen
"Just listened to the new album, sounds fantastic. Deffo your best"
Robert Ruthven of the Creeping Charlies
“Your cd is brilliant! sounds really great your voice is amazing ! People will love this album:)”
"A huge thank you to Mr Jim Byrne, recieved the album yesterday....Its superb beyond words!!!!!!!"
“Every Day is Sunshine album, "ten beautiful, atmospheric songs.."”
Folk, Blues and beyond
"Great record... a complete, compelling listen. "
Adam Levy (Songwriter/artist, guitarist with Nora Jones)
“Jim Byrne brought his charm, story telling and playing to London Ontario in
the summer of 2011. He left a great impression and we are happy to note
that Glasgow roots music is universally accepted and more importantly- a lot
Karma Productions, London Ontario, Canada
"Jim Byrne plays guitar beautifully and brings his own melodic Glaswegian slant to the blues. Like many great musicians he makes complex and clever compositions seem effortless."
The Red Lion, New York
"..a polished, urbane performer."
The bluesbunny review
"...his accomplished guitar work, well crafted songs and sensitive singing were very well received."
Pedie MacNeill, Colonsay Folk Festival Organiser
"'Jim Byrne's unique and personal set at the Open Mike session at The Place Music Club Milngavie, was perfectly suited to the intimate, cabaret atmosphere in this popular club. His engaging lyrics and slick guitar puts Jim firmly on the performance circuit in Scotland. Worth looking out for."
Erne Parkin, The Place Folk Club, Milngavie.
"Excellent! Jim is breath of fresh air amongst Glasgow's acoustic scene"
Dochan MacMillan, Free Candy Sessions Music Promotor
"We were delighted to have Jim Byrne in our Festival Showcase. His highly innovative compositions were well received by our Festival-goers and we would certainly welcome him back"
Murdie Kennedy, Linlithgow Folk Festival
"..your lyrics are thought provoking and your guitar progressions are envied by me. Holiday song just a great song...love the guitar in that one. love the cd, keep the songs coming."
"I have been listening to Jim's new album over the weekend and I think it is fantastic."
Dougie Wilkinson Clannan An Drumma
"Jim's ballads are a blend of the familiar and the romantic. Tunes from the heart which you catch yourself singing (in my case in the shower only)"
"Said it before, say it again, the songs and geetaring are great"
Gill Maxwell Director of Scottish Music Centre
"The gig last night was wonderful. We are listening to the CD this morning over breakfast. Fab voice. Love the words."
"Your CD has been played a lot in our house: it's fantastic!
One of my favourite albums this year!
I like it very much: fine guitar playing, a sympathetic voice and good tunes. it makes us feel good, my wife and I."