(below) Review of 'any day now' by Kathy Dyson, in MUSICIAN, September 2003. 'This up and coming duo of Kirsten Winter and Chris Peirce's voice and guitar, play pleasing and well crafted arrangements of standards, folk, blues and contemporary songs. Kirsten's voice sounds sweetly at home in You Must Believe in Spring, with sure and sensitive accompanying from Chris Peirce and quite lovely chord solos in between the choruses on acoustic guitar, on this and many of the tracks. A blues infused A train chugs along nicely with walking basslines and Isaac Guillory's Slow Down, does just that. Kirsten's developing scat singing shows great promise and she can change mood, feel and voice texture at the drop of a hat, making for real contrast between tracks.' Kathy Dyson Musician (the journal of the Musicians' Union), September 2003.
(left) Review of 'invent some memories' in MUSICIAN (the journal of the Musician's Union), Autumn 2005. 'A very classy production showcasing the excellent vocals of Kirsten plus the cool and timeless guitar of Chris Peirce. Eleven songs from a world class variety of sources - James Taylor, John Martyn, Sting - blend together to make a very enjoyable recording that combines the familiar with the less well-known to great effect. Having been a duo since the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2000 the pair represent all that's good about small-scale, song-based jazz. Stand out track: an English take on Horace Silver's 'Senor Blues'.'