“Melissa Ivey is a petite powerhouse of musical talent. ... Ivey's album is a snapshot of her musical abilities, a powerful combination of blues inspired ballads, catchy rock rhythms and even some fast paced Rockabilly sounds."”
"Her trademark is a folk/punk hybrid propelled by a huge voice."
"... despite a Lilliputian frame just under five feet, Melissa's stage presence has become nothing if not commanding. Of course, that's owed in no small part to her voice - a killer set of pipes that she sounds more at home in than ever, alongside pretty acoustic and driving, distorted electric rock alike. Best of all, it all sounds natural - not a forced or show-offy amalgam of styles and influences, but a coherent whole."
"... a kick ass vibe. ... I am always happy to assist when I see talent such as Melissa."
“A five-foot, dark-haired spark plug of a singer/guitarist, Ivey ... packs a lot of panache into a little frame. ... there's a fieriness to her presentation ... saucy enough to smash the contrivances of the girl-with-a-guitar genre.”
“Melissa Iveys live shows have always been something to behold: visually a petite young lady with an acoustic guitar, her vocal power and lack of timidity make her a captivating performer. ”
“I too am smitten with Melissa. She is a little powerhouse. ”
“Her sound and lyrics possess the soul and urgency of Jewel and Carole King, lyrical content echoing Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, her music is so hypnotic and rescuing it is more than deserving of an atmosphere that compliments it.”
“Her songs seduce and beguile, entice and enchant a listener with distant yet comforting familiarity of small town Americana. ”
“Ivey is undoubtedly a talent, with a powerful, soulful voice that belies her physical stature. Her stage presence shows masterful confidence, and her songwriting and musicianship would send any pre-packaged pop star back to the stylist.”
"Melissa has a wide-open mind and a needle-sharp focus, which makes her as much of a pleasure to work with as she is to be around. I expect big things from her, and can't wait to hear what she comes up with next."
"Lovers and Stars owns me. I can't stop playing it. Although I've always dug Ivey, this delicious pop ditty hits a sweet spot with me like no recording since The Fray's early demos. It's a quantum leap beyond anything she's produced before."