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"Brilliant! Go girl! Shane Richie
Chris Farlie Feb 2021 Constant Craving
KD Lang has already given her seal of approval to this version, and its easy to see why. Sarah Yeo who did a great job at Midwinterfest some years ago has captured the key elements of the vocal line but has not sought to slavishly follow the instrumentation. In place of the accordion we get an acoustic guitar and gently tinkling piano working in perfect harmony. with some unobtrusive atmospherics added to great effect. Sarah's vocal is clear beautifully sung and yet slightly understated. Rather than going note for note, this is a more personal rendition with Sarah really digging into those lyrics. Though it may never move into full band mode in the way that KD does, it remains a compelling version - and if KD has given it the thumbs up, who are we to disagree?
**** Maverick Magazine
A lovely collection of songs from a very talented artist.
As soon as the electric guitar bursts into life on The way you make me feel,
the opening track of Sarah Yeo's latest album 'That was Then', you as the
listener are immediately hooked.
It's not often that the first few seconds of a song can really lock you in, but Yeo has certainly managed that and the rest of the songs don't disappoint
in any way. From the delicate Flying to the comparatively fast paced
what does it matter, Yeo displays how versatile she can be as an artist and captivates you the whole way through this eight track album.
The album closes with a very gentle and emotive offering in Easily that builds
up into a very powerful climax and ultimately caps off a very good album with a hugely impressive track. With excellent Guitar work and most importantly of all, very good songs, this is very much an album that deserves to be heard.
You'll be wishing there were more tracks to get stuck into by the time it comes to an end.
Maverick Magazine Jan/Feb 2019
"Sarah has such a beautiful tone to her voice and these songs are brilliantly written and produced. Theres got to be a hit there!”
“Sarah's music is so inspiring and always brings a sweet tear to my face"
**** RnR Magazine
Country music often evokes a landscape but its not usually the Devon country side which Sarah Yeo calls home. However, a deep streak of Nashville still runs through her music.
That was then, Her second, delivers a portrait of an artist developing in confidence in her own abilities.And from the evidence of these eight songs, those abilities are not inconsiderable.
Yeo is possessed of a rich voice that she displays to good effect. For most of the songs there's a touch of Mary Chaplin Carpenter to both the vocals and the rich mellow arrangements: silky smooth but still powerful enough to deliver some edge to the emotions, However on
'bitten by love' she casts off restraint and unleashes her inner Miranda lambert, letting raw emotion pour out and adding sufficient grit to her voice to
convince you that this is a woman you don't want to mess with.
There's plenty to tickle the ear and the band arrangements work perfectly. The electric Guitars often stray from the typical Nashville sound to suggest knophler,Beck and, on the aforementioned track, Rossington and Collins. The chilling acoustic ballad Home and Easily close the album on an effective downbeat tone, leaving the listener wanting more.
RnR Magazine issue 73 Jan 2019
"A beautiful album, sublime vocals and great songs. This album needs to be heard..."
" Nice surprise in the post today, wow! i love the sound and feel in her voice. the melodies, arrangements, keys and guitar work.. it could be a big hit in America. I can hear the Carpenters, Cheryl Crow, the Corrs in parts…"
"Beautiful voice, I loved it"
"My favorite Singer!" Jim Marshall
"This lady oozes pure talent by the bucket load. She is an amazing musician with a very likeable unique voice that i could listen to for hours.