- Tribuna de la Habana
- The Age
- The Herald Sun
- Sometimes Melbourne
"Mama Alto is an exceptionally talented singer, who makes the question as to whether it is a woman or a man singing obsolete. It is clearly an angel."
- The Conversation
"... jazz standards soaring into the heavens on the wings of trans diva Mama Alto..."
"Mama Alto is becoming one of Australia’s most essential voices, not only for bringing a new vitality to these jazz standards, but as a leading icon of her community."
“Her voice is unique, powerful, seductive, subversive and stylish.”
“The fabulous Mama Alto, always a most welcome performer, with a superb vocal version of Thelonius Monk's Round Midnight. One could have heard a pin drop, until the cheering and applause at the end."
Some press highlights
Torch songs with a new edge: Mama Alto’s Torch Songs at the Melbourne Recital Centre shows why she’s one of Australia’s most essential voices, says Ben Keene: Witness (2019) https://witnessperformance.com/torch-songs-with-a-new-edge/
Four stars - Gender Euphoria: Sarah Walker: Australian Book Review (2019) https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5962:gender-euphoria- arts-centre-melbourne-melbourne-international-arts-festival&Itemid=1022&idU=1
Feature: Cabaret artist Mama Alto talks about the influence of Taylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History of Popular Music on her life and work. Maddee Clark: The Saturday Paper (2021) https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/culture/the-influence/2021/07/03/mama-alto/162523440011967#hrd
Feature: Mama Alto invokes queer history through Peter Allen and Judy Garland. Stephen A Russell: SBS (2018) https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/pride/mardigras/article/2018/01/17/mama-alto-invokes-queer-history-through- peter-allen-and-judy-garland
Interview (radio): https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/mama-alto-public-practise/13467962
Best of list: The Guardian - The Best of Australian Theatre 2019 (Mama Alto - Gender Euphoria) https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/dec/23/you-leave-changed-critics-pick-the-best-of-australian- theatre-in-2019
Review:“The fabulous Mama Alto, always a most welcome performer, with a superb vocal version of Thelonius Monk's Round Midnight. One could have heard a pin drop, until the cheering and applause at the end. This was followed by a sensational version of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Barry Lenny, Broadway World reviewing the opening Variety Gala at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, https:// www.broadwayworld.com/adelaide/article/BWW-Review-THE-VARIETY-GALA-ADELAIDE-CABARET- FESTIVAL-2021-at-Adelaide-Festival-Theatre-Adelaide-Festival-Centre-20210612
Review:“Is there anything quite like the transcendent vocals of Mama Alto? A picture of elegance and class, her silky jazz voice was reminiscent of the old school jazz ladies who stepped into jazz from their classical roots and brought purity and control to their sound.” Kristen Stefanoff, Glam Adelaide reviewing Adelaide Tonight at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, https://glamadelaide.com.au/cabaret-festival-review-adelaide-tonight-with- bob-downe-and-willsy/
Review:“Her voice is unique, powerful, seductive, subversive and stylish.” Ewart Shaw, Adelaide Advertiser reviewing Adelaide Tonight at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/arts/ cabaret-review-adelaide-tonight-with-bob-downe-and-willsy/news-story/ 186f09447320ce877628d8c7aca44ef8
Review:“Mama Alto stole the show with a voice link an exotic reed instrument on Round Midnight and an angelic deconstruction of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Patrick McDonald, Adelaide Advertiser reviewing the opening Variety Gala at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, reviewing the opening Variety Gala at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021, https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/arts/cabaret-review-variety-gala/ news-story/1503c9267a62e6f18eb91f76750b90b1