"I gotta' admiit their name is kinda', well, not easy to forget. And neither is the music of Lizanne Hennessey (clue as to the band's name) backed by Roland Stolk and Gene Nery. It's hard to describe Lizanne's sometimes sultry, sometimes sweet lead vocals, other than to say while she may sometimes remind me of Basia, at other times like Dido, that is certainly good company to be in. Already breaking the ice on several radio stations in America, I see stardom across the pond for these three based in Holland."
"This is lizzard are an American/Dutch (although to these ears the overall sound is very British), Male/Female Acoustic trio and this mini-album takes its name from the Washington State island on which it was recorded. The threesome have created something very special on this six tracker (5 originals plus a mellow cover of Tom Petty's Free Fallin') which bristles with stunningly beautiful songs and performances and whilst each member brings something to the table the overall pride of place goes to Lizanne Hennessey whose wonderfully ethereal vocals take the project to a higher level and induce some spine-tingling moments. Sheer quality!"
“Voice of an Angel ***** All cuts are remarkable and the lead/title single "Won't Give Up' dazzles. This group has a big future not only in Western Europe, but abroad as well. Lizanne Hennessey has the voice of an angel. Move over Dido!”
"Despite the individual members being as far flung as Washington state and the Netherlands this transatlantic affair is as intimate as you're likely to get. The 6 songs herein present the band as a stripped down and unplugged unit with the songs mostly being composed of two acoustic guitars and vocals courtesy of Hennessey... the vibe reminds me of the spacious and folky elements as heard on Heart's 'Magazine'. Hennessey has elements of both Wilson sisters in her voice but I'd plump for a greater similarity with Nancy over Ann. But even then I'd be tempted to compare her to Lisa Miskovsky or especially Eddi Reader for the overall vibe of this EP. The most distinctive element, however, is the strength of the three voices of Hennessey, Stolk and Nery put together. This is the sound that sets them apart and makes them instantly recognisable. And they can do it live too based on the evidence of a cover of Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'' - tight and harmonious in the extreme."
"Bringing a very marketable brand of pop mixed with folk, reggae and country it really is a treat for the ears when listening to their songs...There’s a certain art to that type of song and ‘This is Lizzard’ nail it. The reason you think you know it is because it’s good enough and catchy enough that it should be on the radio… In short, it sounds like something you should be listening to! They say their influences range from The Police, to Coldplay and John Mayer and it really shows as they showcase an array of melodic treats for the listener. The production value in their records is clean and clearly devised in a way that aims to keep it simple while sending the message behind the song with an almighty burst of sound. After watching a live video or two you will see a real chemistry between both Lizanne and Roland and clearly these two are musically twined and going to be writing and producing music together for a long time. Go check them out and see for yourself !"
“There is absolutely no one genre that can explain the sound of band This is lizzard’s new album Won’t Give Up. Just when you think a genre description works for one of their songs, they turn right around and give the next song different musical characteristics. From modern day pop, alternative, and rock to folk, country, reggae, and 80’s pop, they make sure to cover all of the bases. On top of that, Singer Lizanne Hennessey’s voice has a bit of a country twang to it, giving the band a unique edge to their sound.”
“i really love your sound, its fresh and comforting and i loved it the minute i heard. i would love to see you all live!!!”
“Let the light shine your way and the stars guide your steps. You guys definitely have a lot of talent.”
“'We thought your track had rousing energy that moved us as listeners... Your lead vocals really grabbed us. We think your rhythmic elements on this release can hang with the best of them. Tight, clean and interesting playing. Keep writing those anthems. Above almost everything else, melody is an essential musical quality. Yours jumped out at us. Good melodies don't come easy; you should be proud. ”