I think that her music is really great, and that she is really special.
— Martha Wainwright
Look out for Fran Smith - she’s going to be a big star!
— BBC Radio 2
Very talented... Something special about her, for sure.
— BBC Radio 6 Music
Fran Smith writes like she means it: refreshingly uncompromising, with an honesty that is both brutal and beautiful… it’s a performance that is utterly disarming in its naked candour. Where has this siren sprung from?”
— Folk Radio UK
Great voice - love the northern accent. Very classic sounding songs, great piano and atmosphere.
— John Robb, Louder Than War
Your voice is gorgeous and your songs are really REALLY good. Thank you so much for your talent and sharing it with the world!
— Joan Wasser, AKA Joan As Police Woman
It’s really exciting to discover a songwriting talent as intelligent and insightful as Fran Smith, who knows how to sing her own stories with such conviction and grace.
— Karine Polwart
We’re impressed with Fran Smith... we like her northern burr! Good on ‘er! We await the album with anticipation.
— BBC Radio Scotland
A singer-songwriter of rare virtue: she’s witty, she’s got depth to her lyrics, and she’s also got a kind of life and verve in her singing that makes you sit up and listen to every word.
— Mike Harding Folk Show