“There are few people I know that have a voice that can hush the loudest room and the songs to back it up. Perry Desmond-Davies is one of those talents. She's one of my favorite people to see on stage live, and you'd do yourself a favor to check her out too." ”
"Absolutely beautiful voice, wonderful music! I love hearing the crowd singing along on Angel from Montgomery, it feels just like being there."
“The songwriting of Perry Desmond-Davies never stands on ceremony. She writes from the heart and mind about the ups and downs of everyday life that carry the weight of honest experience. Desmond-Davies' voiced is unadulterated and pure, cut from the same working class cloth as artists such as Pete Seeger, Tom Waits and even a bit of early Janis Joplin. Perry Desmond-Davies plays working class hero on Sweet Ride, sticking to the basics of everyday life and the human condition; drawing the joy and pain of small victories and subtle defeats out into the open in song. She is a story-teller who writes songs, or a songwriter who tells-stories. It's hard to say which comes first, as the two talents blend thoroughly throughout Sweet Ride. A Sweet Ride it is.”
"Perry's songs really touched me, it felt as if she'd written Everything is Hard just for me"
“Over the course of a single song, Perry’s soaring, emotive voice will weave in and out of different styles (Country, R&B, Folk), which lend the song the dynamics that are so difficult for solo acoustic performers to achieve." ”
"It's refreshing to hear love songs that people in all types of relationships can relate to. Thanks, Perry!"
“Perry Desmond-Davies writes and sings some of the best acoustic singer-songwriter material to come out of her home state of New Hampshire...one listen to her voice will make a believer out of anybody. She simply launches one of the most powerful, heartfelt vocals this side of the Mississippi."”
"I just can't stop playing your cd!"
"I count myself fortunate to have become acquainted with your outstanding musical gift via a Facebook acquaintance...I received a copy of "Sweet Ride" today. All I can say is "Wow!" Your deft skill with words and musical interchange is soul gripping - brings tears at one moment,giggles the next. It is always thought-provoking, though: you have a powerful energy that is at once enchanting as it is entrancing. I am thoroughly enjoying "Sweet Ride", and am hot on the trail of doing all I can to ensure as many people as possible get to enjoy your special gifts, too.
“Perry Desmond-Davies' CD "Sweet Ride" is a beautifully written, performed and recorded paean to the joys and miseries of everyday life. Favorite moments were the good time feel of "Sweet Ride", the gorgous, heartfelt, vocal performance of "Beautiful Child", the spooky lyric of "Eyes Wide Open" and the uplifting sentiment of "New Beginnings". Other favorites were the intimate, live piano version of "Nobody Cares" and the honky-tonk joy of the live "One Hot Mama". Perry's plaintive vocalizations on her bluesy and darker lyrics are chilling and real and sometimes remind the listener of early Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday. Seth Connelly's production and arrangement work is stunningly passionate and musically articulate and perfectly supports and compliments each tune and lyric. All in all, "Sweet Ride" is an aptly titled and thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.”
“(Perry)...makes you want to hear more, whether it is her beautifully-crafted, honest, heartfelt songs, or her carefully-selected covers. Even though I’ve heard her songs many times, I never tire of them. It’s her winning combination of writing and performance that wins her many fans! ”