“If we knew how to put our finger on exactly what made Merry Ellen Kirk as enchanting as she is, we would. One of the most intriguing singers we have heard in a while, Kirk takes what many of us forgot as a child and brings it to life.”
“Her ethereal tunes beckon to you through melodic voice and pretty piano trills....the sounds of her different worlds collide to soothe your soul and give flight to your fancy.”
“Merry Ellen Kirk's keyboards and vocals reflect the best of what we love about Kate Bush, Tori Amos, or Aimee Mann--- a little winsome, a little worried, a lotta charm.”
“...She writes sensitive yet evocative songs...[with] a touch of Imogen Heap's delivery at times, while the music betrays a Sarah McLachlan influence.”
“Kirk takes the ethereal to the next level, the song ‘Candy’ being an especially delightful piece of modern dream-pop, immensely catchy without sacrificing wild charm.”
“Attention A Fine Frenzy fans, and everyone that enjoys brilliant and pretty piano enriched folky pop songs. Meet Merry Ellen Kirk, an incredibly talented singer-songwriter that grew up in Mongolia, but now lives in Nashville. Even if I tried, I could not describe better what her music sounds like than....her masterpiece of a biography that is in itself is worth reading, so don't skip down the music without giving your eyes a treat as well.”
"...a cross between a young Stevie Nicks and Jewel."
“Merry Ellen is putting out some of the freshest indie pop I've heard recently...her current project...Firefly Garden, is filled with indie pop goodness that you should certainly give a listen...”
"If you took Regina Spektor and Lisa Hannigan (and George Clooney) and they had a child...you'd get Merry Ellen Kirk."
“She's got a refreshing clout that few can pull off without straying into mainstream; her Polly Scattergood meets bar Queen on a downer vocals draft her back into the sacred realms of more-than-acceptable-and-not-folk nicely.”
"Merry Ellen Kirk plays earnest music, predominantly pianofolk, some of which sounds like Regina Spektor or Imogen Heap..."
"Merry Ellen's CD is excellent. I like the single - Blinding Me - the best. It fits her voice and style of delivery to great effect I think. A great version of Lay Your Hands also!"
“She is #@%&ing awesome.”
“Merry Ellen Kirk's music stood out at her debut album release party as powerful and impassioned...fans were delighted to hear her haunting voice as she sang several songs from her album and even gave guests the treat of hearing a new song that was not on the album.”