Q Magazine – **4 stars**
“A year ago Tom was working in the city, not that you would guess it from Fire In The Doll’s House. The social injustice and fear of apathetic inertia at the core of his self-financed debut album will win the gamekeeper-turned-poacher no friends among his former colleagues, but his gruff voice and thoughtful, classic roots rock should earn him a bevy of new ones to make up for his-and the city’s-loss.”
The Sunday Times, **Culture**
“The protest singer has a pulse again.”
Steve Wright – **BBC Radio 2**
Janice Long – **BBC Radio 2**
Guitarist Magazine **4 STARS**
“Weathered vocals and summer tunes make good bedfellows. A rough hewn voice. This unpretentious record is pleasingly optimistic.” Standout tracks: Where Are You Now, Dance With Me. For fans of Ben Harper, Ray LaMontagne
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Robert Elms – BBC London
“I like it! A pearl amongst the oysters.”
“Moriarty proves to be an exciting prospect. Comparisons to acts such as Newton Faulkner, Ray Lamontagne, Eddie Vedder and even Bruce Springsteen are obvious, but Moriarty has a unique sound of his own.”
“Smokey, seductive voice. Beautifully rendered, tender classics, singing new life into familiar, well honed musical idioms about eternal human themes.”
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“There’s protest and blues, boogie and soul in these songs as well as the experience of life. Tom Moriarty has made a superb debut.”
“Definitely song-writing with a conscience, and Moriarty’s message stands up to the quality of his music.”
The Music Critic
“Moriarty’s greatest asset is his smokey and gravel laden voice [and] he knows what it takes to write great music.”
“Mr Moriarty is a remarkable talent.”
Andi C – Skyline FM, reviewing the single “Fire in the doll’s house”
“Tom Moriarty’s folksy blokesy voice and guitar style perfectly support the narrative and core message of Fire In The Doll’s House. This song activates the badly needed fire-alarm-call in the global doll’s house and pump-primes a long overdue return to the neglected art of lyrics with something worth saying…and both should be enthusiastically embraced.”
Mike Lidskin – Recharged Radio
“With chiming acoustic guitars, an insistent rhythm section, and his gruffly authentic vocal style, Tom creates a moody, urban folk sound. This audio landscape of highly listenable despair paints an uneasy portrait of our trusted institutions failing us. It’s not a message that Tom wants to deliver, it’s a message he HAS to deliver. All the while, he makes it sound musically appealing. This messenger has integrity. And the message is immediate, yet timeless.
I highly recommend Tom Moriarty’s debut single, “Fire In The Dolls House”.
Jessie – BFBS Radio
“Tom Moriaty has got the voice of someone who has lived a full life, his song Fire in the Doll’s House, is a musical window on the world in which we live.”
Bob Harrison – Manx Radio
“I can’t wait to hear the album as I predict great things for Tom, one to watch and listen to.”
Stef Mo – newreviews.co.uk
“The recently released ‘Fire In The Doll’s House’ is sitting in front of me, the artwork a little mysterious and intriguing. A single that touches on a subject we sometimes forget; that as people, we can sometimes be completely blind to what is going on the very world around us.”
Peter Titchmarsh – The Butterfly Network