“Rietta, my goodness you are fantastic! I so enjoyed listening to you and hearing your interpertations of your songs especially PURPLE RAIN!! GIRL GIRL GIRL! You stepped all over that song!”

– Jocelyn Brown – Soul Singer

“I have seen Rietta perform live many times and have had the pleasure of working with her over the years in the studio.  Rietta is music, and she lives and breathes it.  She has an incredibly powerful and soulful voice, but has the control to bring it down to a beautiful, melodic whisper as well.  Truly a voice that needs to be heard.”

– Kirk Pengilly – INXS

“[Rietta’s] vocals…stand on their own merit, and the way they move from the sub-operatic down to a beautiful whisper has to be heard to be believed.”

– musicomh.com

“The girl who opened O2…. went down a storm….”

– London Evening Standard

“An impressive sounding debut record from a global pop diva in the making, CUT ME LOOSE finds Rietta delivering a classy opening shot…a vocalist with the star quality to elevate her way above the competition.”

– ukmusicsearch.com

“Up there with the likes of Joss Stone and Anastacia.”

– liveformusic.co.uk

“The fine voice of lead vocalist Rietta Austin added to it’s charm – BBC’s Strictly Confidential 2013”

– The Herald Scotland