"...A lush portrait of alt
folk. ...Obvious songwriting talent and passions and a hot back-up
band as well."
'Music Morsels', Serge Entertainment Group. January, 2003
"I could kick myself when
I review CDs like 'Runaway Lane' by Katrina Bishop because I wasn't
listening to them long ago. The production, performance and everything
else about this CD is superb. I hesitate to call any CD perfect
but if there's an indie graduating class, Katrina is in it with
honors." (more below...)
Chris Lonsberry, IndieMusicSite.com, March 2002
Blessed with a clear, strong voice
and capable of writing words and music that resonate, Bishop has
the complete package.
Marke Andrews, The Vancouver Sun. Saturday,
January 26, 2002
41 minutes, 10 tracks written with unerring
skill by KB herself. A lot, lot of cds come through my hands.
So believe me when I pay this cd the supreme compliment by
stating that KB's cd has to rank in the top 1% of all submissions
I receive. Ravishing and touching, and thats all you
need in an album. more...
Ben Ohmart, Muses Muse monthly
songwriters newsletter. Dec. 2001
Bishop's voice is strong [and] shows the same
kind of flexibility and vocal candour as the likes of Jane Siberry.
...A multifaceted artist, Bishop makes a strong first move
with this diverse and alluring debut. more...
Jim Kelly, Canadian Musician Magazine.
"Katrina is a fearless lyricist
- addressing tough topics throughout the CD. (But) Katrina's excellent
songwriting and pretty, passionate voice are only part of this work
of art. She's surrounded by a host of very talented personnel, (and)
it's all expertly arranged and engineered. ...Just sweeps you away."
Les Reynolds, www.indie-music.com, Feb. 2002
is Katrina Bishop's first attempt at recording and releasing a full-length
album, and, by golly, let's hope it isn't her last! ...A very gifted
singer...a talented songwriter... "Runaway Lane" is both
irresistable and elegant." more...
Matt Shimmer, Indieville.com, March 2002
"A fine, fine debut by this
Vancouver singer/songwriter. Bishop has a gorgeous voice which plays
storyteller through 10 very interesting songs. Boy does she know
how to write a hook too.
...I can't say enough nice things about this. One gets the impression
that Ms. Bishop loves what she does. You hear it in her voice, in
her lyrics and throughout this record. I will put Katrina Bishop's
CD in my top 10 albums for 2002. This is what writing songs and
singing is all about. Buy this album." more...
Eliot Popkin, Muse's Muse songwriters' newsletter, March 2002
"We have had rave reviews
by our guests on Saturday night. They loved your music, presentation
and your comfort level with them. Thank you for providing such a
superb evening of entertainment. YOU ARE GREAT!!!!"
Lorraine Bishop, House Concert hostess, March 2002
"I am soooo WOWed by your
CD. I listened to it 3 times in a row without stopping going to
PEI and more again upon my return. I was hypnotised."
-Susan Munro, Halifax, N.S.
" 'Good Night For Stars'
shows without any doubt, what good and qualitative music is all
- RTW - Radio Teutoburger Wald - Germany. September, 2002
"Katrina Bishop is a brilliant songwriter
from Vancouver, Canada. With "Runaway Lane" she has produced
- RTW - Radio Teutoburger Wald - Germany - October 2002
"...An excellent collection of songs. I
must admit I keep going back to Tracks 7 through 10. Just sensational.
Knockout performances, one after the other. Your"club jazz"
side is right up there in the top league of, say, Concord and Verve
label artists. We're proud and priviledged to give your songs air-play
- Eddie O'Strange -Town & Country
Radio - New Zealand - October 2002
"We've had time to listen to your album
"Runaway Lane" thoroughly, and we must tell you that you
have gained two new fans in Japan. We love your music. We would
like to introduce not just one or two songs from the album, but
as many as we can at one time, so that our listeners will get a
feel of the Katrina Bishop world."
- the DJs of Yellow Beat, at Shonan Beach 78.9 FM - Japan
- November 2002
"One year after Sept.11 there were many
reports on our television of what had happened one year ago. I just
had watched one of these broadcasts and was still in a sad mood
when I listened the first time to the Acoustic Rainbow Sampler and
to your song. Your song made me shiver, I got tears in my eyes!
It was overwhelming!! I played that song that same week on my show
and a lot of listeners said the same."
- Radio Ostfriesland - Aurich, Germany - November, 2002