“. . . the relaxed, attractive and secure vocal talents of Sharny Russell. I should have known. ABC Jazz have never, in my humble experience, released an artist who wasn’t worthy . . . (Sharny is) extreme class . . . a gifted singer/pianist from whom we should hear much more.”
The Financial Review.
“I have admired your singing and piano playing for quite some time, but did not realise what a fine lyricist, composer and arranger you are. You have the ability to get a message across in today’s musical idiom with lots of variety and colour. Also your inspirational leadership is evident in the joyful performances . . . I hope this album is the beginning of multiple opportunities to share these riches with your many fans.” Alan, professional pianist and arranger.
“If you’re interested in melodious, profound musical testimonies of Biblical truth written and performed by one of Australia’s premiere female jazz singers this album is right up your alley! Think Norah Jones meets Grace Knight meets Darlene Zschech . . . Sharny’s pristine vocals soar over freely performed, heart-felt piano accompaniments. The writer of the now famous ‘The Blessing’ which is sung regularly in churches and schools across Australia & even internationally, Sharny is an extraordinary live performer and most of all a servant of Jesus Christ in everything she commits her hands, heart and her remarkable musical talents towards.” Dale Hembrow, Grandview Records.
“In a world of over-rated and over-stated singers, Sharny is a gem. Listening to her is an exquisite experience.” National Jazzchord Magazine.
“I don’t think I have to tell you that you were a hit, but I’ll tell you anyway. You were a hit. I couldn’t believe the response from our conservative kids. Amazing.” Linda, youth president, after a performance at a state youth conference.
“I’m listening to it for the fourth time in a row – I’m absolutely hooked! The diversity of the music is a reflection of your incredible diversity as a musician. The quality of the album is brilliant. I’m really into Christian music, and in my opinion your album is comparable with the best that comes out of the USA. It makes me cry, challenges me and motivates me to love God and others more.” Tyson.
“. . . Inspiring. It has really touched me. I found myself many times with tears pouring down my face.” Kym.
“Congratulations on a wonderfully professional and refreshing CD. It says so much about faith so beautifully. This CD is a precious gift from above through a very talented person. We treasure it. And thoroughly recommend it.” Alan.
“When I heard the song ‘The Key’, it ripped me apart. I listened to it four times in a row and knew that this song was a direct gift from God.” Elizabeth.
“As I listened to your music, I felt the anointing of the Lord. Many hearts will be touched, and lives changed.” Norma.
“I thought you might like to know that someone gave me a copy of your album a couple of years ago, and listening to it led me to surrender my life to God – right there in my lounge room.” Fiona.
“I love this album. When I listen to some of the songs, I feel as if they are going right through me.” Sue.
“Through her artistry . . . Sharny unlocks the door to an exciting experience with Jesus.” from a newspaper review.