***FATEA Magazine Instrumental Album of the Year 2014***
“The message is clear. Oka Vanga are a truly remarkable duo, who will capture the hearts and minds of any audience… their version is at least as good as any of the others.” Pete Bradley
“Great musicianship and really fine songs. “ Mike Harding
“Perfect Folk Fayre – as someone (nearly) once said, one small step for man, a giant leap for Oka Vanga.” Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk.
“The guitars and vocals are incredible, right across the new EP. Essentially Oka Vanga are still the same guitar duo that delivered “Pilgrim” and the rich interactions between their two instruments still make lush music together, the real difference is that in the interim Angela has found the confidence to reveal her voice to the world and a damned fine voice it is to whether it’s carrying the song, “Song Of The Dell” or driving the song forward, “Witching Hour”. ” Neil King, FATEA
“Pure class.” Sue Marchant, BBC Radio.
It is a gorgeous album, in fact it’s more of a musical story book. Meyer has lovely, gentle voice soft as a wind borne feather and as emotionally loaded as two new lovers. Add to this their incredible gift on the guitars and you have something special.” Danny Farragher, Folkall.
“Perfect Folk Fayre – as someone (nearly) once said, one small step for man, a giant leap for Oka Vanga.” Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk
“Absolutely beautiful!” Kathryn Robinson, High Peak Radio.
“The whole thing has been put together very very thoughtfully. A terrific piece of work – they deserve to do very well. Quite magnificent.” Roger Williams, A World of Difference (TrentSound Radio)
“Great vocals and instrumentation, really enjoyed!” Blues and Roots radio
“Will and Angie…pat yourselves on the back- it’s a wonderful EP!” Brian Player, Acoustic Cafe
“Tales Of Eyam’ is principally a human story – love and loss, resolution and self-sacrifice – each part of the human condition. Oka Vanga have recreated those qualities through sensitive music and song, and they’ve done it incredibly well. The bleak sadness and longing of ‘’Til the End (Emmott’s Song)’ reflects through the exquisite composition of music and lyric.” Tim Carroll, Folkwords.
“To hear that voice…what a well kept secret! Well done guys!” Rick Stuart, Roots and Fusion Radio
“Wholly enrossing, spellbinding technique, delightful expression, scintillating synergy and a world-spanning, hypnotic folk and roots vibe.” Charlie Elland, FolkWords
“exceptionally brilliant …they are so in tune with each other that the rhythm and lead swap back and forth between them like a thread being woven into a complex tapestry.”
Pete Bradley, FATEA
“Pilgrim is a virtuoso performance without any of the pretence, there are fantastic techniques, lush sounds, evocative chords and really gorgeous sounding guitar playing.”
Danny Farragher, FolkAll
“I would highly recommend seeing Oka Vanga live, where the humour in some of the songs is emphasised alongside the couple’s easy banter, as well as it being an opportunity to see two world class guitarists create magic on their fretboards.”
Paul Woodgate, Eye on the Stylus
“Two people on two guitars, they were like greased lightening the way everything was going…absolutely fantastic! A wonderful journey and truly stunning!”
Sue Marchant, BBC Radio, Cambridge
“Brilliant guitar work!” Genevieve Tudor – BBC Radio Sunday Folk
“Obviously two first class guitar players.” The Readifolk Radio show
“Something really rather special.”The Folk Show (Bishop FM)-Rebekah Findlay
“An extraordinaryand quite splendid guitar duo. “ A World of Difference (Trent Radio) – Roger Williams
“A gorgeous album.”Roots and Fusion Radio– Rick Stuart