Holly sings Judy at The London Hippodrome
"Penfield gave us not an imitation but an homage to her heroine (Judy Garland) with a voice that movingly did justice to both the song and the original artist."
- Cabaret Scenes Magazine (Helen Theophanous)
"...her powerful, highly expressive voice has made her a must-see for any visitor to London with a taste for cabaret."
- Theatreland by Paul Ibell
"Singer is too weak a word. This Holly does not go lightly. She is a one woman explosion. Her 45 minute set is a passionate flirtation with the audience and never overdone. I wish other singers could hear this bombshell, they could learn how to make better use of their time. I picked up a few tips myself."
- The late, great Larry Adler
"Vegas may have Elton and Celine, but now Soho has its own devilishly talented singer in residence. Holly Penfield could give either of these divas a run for their money, not just for the power of her vocals but in terms of sheer old school glamour. Holly has established herself as the premier cabaret performer."
- Evening Standard (London)
"Holly Penfield is more than one fine diva -- she's a whole host of them, and they all look wonderful and sound sensational."
- Sir Tim Rice
"From lewd self-penned Weimar era numbers in a Liza Minnelli black wig and basque, to a wrenchingly poignant rendering of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", Penfield can neither be second-guessed nor her banter bettered. It's impossible to imagine how much more someone could give to their audience. A flaming glitterball of passion, glamour and joie de vivre."
- Metro (London)
"She is extraordinary. Everything about her -- her voice, her persona, even her clothes... she is a performer to surrender yourself to... You should take this opportunity to enjoy this wonderful, outrageous creature, with her extravagant, colorful plumage.... a captivating, compelling performer."
- The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
"There are no less than seven costume changes... she works the audience extremely well... Cabaret of this nature is comparatively rare. Presented by as accomplished a musician as Penfield, who has written several of the songs, it is a joy to watch."
- The Stage (London)
"A classic jazz singer with a fantastic voice full of sensuality, backed up by a superb band... Singing a range of classics from "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" to Joni Mitchell, Holly also has her own songs and provides an evening of cool and sensual fun that is perfect for late night entertainment."
- Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
"Go see her now, then buy the CD. Holly is going to be huge!"
- Scotsgay (Edinburgh)