“Vingoe has effortlessly created the perfect soundtrack for lovers : the beginnings of a beautiful dusk, and the deep racing emotions of a passionate heart. Definitely worth a listen”
“an album that sounds like it should have been on shelves back in the days before most of us were born,stacked alongside Tim Buckley and Nick Drake,that doesn’t mean he’s outdated though,it just lends this album something of a timeless quality:makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end”
““Delicate but sleek finger-picked acoustics at odds with his solid-but-emotional vocal talents””
“folk music has been dragged the wrong way in recent years, and Conrad Vingoe embodies the simplistic ideals that have been lost, it seems. With Simple Secrets you are treated to something not just of beauty, but a brief look into the heart and soul of a man.”
"Conrad Vingoe seems to have produced this summer’s definitive soundtrack…swinging with a kind of effortlessness which suggests Vingoe could do this forever"
"Dreamy, 1970s-inspired folk"
““Great piece of work””
“...he takes standard folk-like forms back to their essence so that the grains of the genre are important rather than the veneer of fashion. His touch is deft and almost feminine…almost imperceptible until you realise that the songs inhabit you…the melancholy of out of season loneliness”
“Spare Buttons and Bones is a triumphant re-imagining of the euphoric elements of US alt folk”
"Conrad Vingoe’s output on “Simple Secrets” is more in keeping with stateside artists such as Great Lake Swimmers, Monsters Of Folk and Ryan Adams"
“Vingoe makes folk pop songs with occasional nods to rock but he has such a great ear for melody and a beautiful warm voice, that I find ‘Spare Buttons And Bones’ hard to resist...this is definitely another addition to my admittedly limited “Great Folk Albums” list. ”
"Great White Hope” and “Boy Morning World” is a stunning exhibition of what Vingoe can do both vocally and musically. All in, it’s a great collection.
“'Spare Buttons And Bones' brings together Vingoe’s...limited edition EPs...its accomplished song craft deserves to garner him wider exposure and a larger audience. Dealing primarily in melancholic yet uplifting folk... this is a collection full of sublime melodies that radiate a wounded pathos.”
"...Good songs, we all agree-ones obviously built with skill and experience. Vingoe's super-power lies in his voice,which is glorious...Everything is in place"
“Drawing on the Ray Lamontagne/Jose Gonzalez blueprint of late and stripping it down to bare acoustics...allows songs like casual waltz of ‘How Come’ and soaring ‘Big Wide Sky’ to breathe...Conrad Vingoe certainly leaves a good impression and a welcoming doorstep.”