"Offering a special tribute to the increasingly popular Bossa Nova which celebrates its 50th year anniversary, veteran Canadian songwriter, vocalist and musician extraordinaire, Shirley Eikhard provides a masterpiece performance with "Riding On The 65", her latest self-produced release that glows all over".
-- Edward Blanco, ejazznews.com (Florida, USA journalist)
"Her dreamy voice and lyrics captivate with original tunes about romance and the environment".
-- Ashante Infantry, The Toronto Star
"This is a collection of well-arranged, from-the-heart influenced numbers from one of Canada's finest songwriters. What makes this worthy of recommending is Eikhard's blending of styles, which include her own pop sensibilities mixed with a flirtation of jazz."
-- Andrew Matte, The Regina Leader Post
"She possesses a jungle-gym range and the ability to negotiate it, a perfectly controlled vibrato and a sense of dynamics that heightens the audience's awareness of lyrics."
-- Mark Andrews, Vancouver Sun
"A hell of a voice - clear, powerful and expressive".
-- Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen
"A dark-edged voice that wears a Sarah Vaughan sheen and intonation that hints at Cleo Laine and Carmen McRae".
-- Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star
"Her voice never misses a colour, tone or shade and she is always in command of both the stage and the audience."
-- Dave Mullholland, Ottawa Citizen
"Eikhard both writes and performs with great depth".
-- Patricia Myles, JAZZ TIMES
"Shirley Eikhard has one of the best, deepest, sultry voices around. She's dynamic".
-- Lisa Priest, Ottawa Citizen
"A first-class composer and lyricist."
-- JAZZ REVIEW
"A fine CD (The Last Hurrah, 2000) from an original talent who deserves to be heard".
-- Bob Doull, Calgary Straight
"As close to art as jazz with a touch of pop gets"
-- Stephen Pedersen, Sunday Herald
"Eikhard unleashes her vivid imagination scripting wonderfully eclectic prose to sweeping melodic themes. Easy on the ears and heart."
-- Bill King, THE JAZZ REPORT
"The Last Hurrah illustrates the remarkable songwriting talent that she possesses, as well as her ability to present these songs in the most sympathetic light."
-- Marshall Bowden, JAZZITUDE
"This Cd will give the listener the chance to see inside the moods of a first-class composer and lyricist. (The Last Hurrah CD)."
-- John Gilbert, JAZZ REVIEW
"The inspiration, ability and polish Shirley Eikhard brings to songwriting are equal to her performance. She gets deservedly filed next to Ellington in my collection."
-- Roger Viner, PLANET JAZZ