“Stories from a Suitcase....Mega”
Jon McClure, Reverend and the Makers
“Doncaster’s finest songwriters.”
Kully Thiari, Managing Director of CAST Doncaster
“A truly unusual sound, great harmonies and phenomenal guitar work.””
"Stories from a Suitcase is an assured set of songs, delivered with panache. It's hard to credit this is a début recording, the songwriting is that good."
"Rita Payne have brought some sunshine to my life" -
"An incredibly talented band with glowing stage presence and a strong and tight set. Very professional and an absolute pleasure to work with." -
"Rita Payne are capable of subtle magic. They've already pinpointed their strong points and there's little doubt that future releases will see greater refinement of their talents. It's the duo's vocals that are the main attraction here; Scutt and Sowerby's vocals which harmonise throughout, blend excellently with Scutt's sweetness and control, complimenting the occasional hints of grit in Sowerby's tuneful, adaptable croon. This début release sets out the Rita Payne stall with impressive purpose."
““Rita Payne are firm favourites at our venue, they have played here on a number of occasions. I have never seen a support act make such an impact, or sell so many CD's to people seeing them for the first time.””
Town Hall Live
"...their delicate harmonies work beautifully; The subtle musical backdrop working in perfect tandem with the breathtaking vocal interplay and well-written lyrics. I predict a great future for this Rita Payne."
"Audience reaction said it all, not one person left the room during their set and I can't ever remember a support selling so many C.D.'s, signing so many autographs and posing for so many photo's. Charming isn't a word I use very often but that describes their stage presence perfectly. Great songs, easy going but professional, an absolute joy to work with."