JEFF HEALEY(Jun/07):"She has created probably the biggest buzz vocally of any singer I've heard about in years in Toronto. All of the comments, compliments and credos going around the city about her are not unfounded. She is wonderful."
RICHARD FLOHIL, First Music Promoter to bring Muddy Waters to Canada (Oct/09):"My favourite illustrated woman - a tiny firecracker with a voice that shifts the back wall out a couple of feet every times she lets loose!"
BLUES MATTERS magazine (UK) (Jan/09):"Perhaps this tenacious redhead has the best chance of crossing over into the mainstream. It's her songwriting and vocal clout which have attracted serious attention."
Layla Zoe Layla Zoe has been called "the Reincarnate of Janis Joplin" and deemed Canada's "Darling of the blues." She is a young powerful vocalist who was born in British Columbia, Canada but now calls Toronto her home after a recent move. Layla Zoe has been singing since the tender age of four years old, including performances with her father's band at the age of fourteen. She has performed all over the world and has been reviewed as one of the best female blues singers of her kind from Finland to Chicago, Vancouver Island to Toronto and even New York city. Layla has worked to release an album every year, and has five independent releases to date: You Will, Shades of Blue, Hoochie Coochie Woman, and Live at Errington Hall and The Firegirl. Her albums can be heard on radio all over the world and showcase many of Layla's original songs as well as classic cover tunes. Her albums, as well as her ability to stun crowds with her power and talent, has been critically acclaimed by the media and reviewed and showcased in publications such as: Canadian Musician Magazine, the Globe and Mail (Toronto), Toronto Blues Society monthly edition, DOWNBEAT magazine (Illinois, USA), Blues Matters (UK), Crossroads (France) and many more. Layla Zoe took home the "Female Vocalist of the Year" award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2006 and won the Compo 10 International blues songwriting competition in Jaarvenpaa, Finland in 2006. She was the only woman and the only Canadian to make it to the finals of the Compo 10 contest in Finland and she humbly took home the prize. Layla Zoe has performed with the late great Jeff Healey, the Downchild Blues Band, and countless others, who have sung high praises of Layla's ability to channel her strong emotions into her performances. She has also been recognized for her songwriting and professionalism. Layla Zoe is being considered for a hollywood production of the Life of Janis Joplin. Layla Zoe is a force to be reckoned with, and is changing the face of the blues and roots music scene.