Press Clippings

Coco's Lunch

A Cappella like you’ve never heard it before…
— Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National ‘Breakfast’
Coco’s Lunch is living proof that the world’s first instrument – the human voice – is still the finest and most versatile…As singers they prove that the voice has no bounds…
— The Hindu, INDIA
I put [Other Plans] on and straight away I knew it was a winner.
— Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National
A powerhouse…
— Richard Stubbs, ABC 774
The sound of female acapella group Coco’s Lunch in their new single Other Plans fits into the realm of the angelic... musical bliss.
— Beattopia 2015
Melbourne’s magical purveyors of the a cappella art...
— Herald Sun
Prodigiously talented, both individually and as an ensemble…
— The Hindu, INDIA
Delivering a feast of a capella goodness, the five stunning voices of Coco’s Lunch relay fond travel memories with worldly beats and glimmering, jazzy harmonies to sultry perfection — think a sexy Lion King soundtrack…each arrangement a celebration of the human voice — rich, intricate, and utterly captivating.
— The Advertiser, Adelaide
Tight and soulful…sheer joy... There are no down moments – just celebrations of life, places, love and unity… A national treasure indeed…
— The Clothesline, Adelaide (4.5 stars)
One of Australia’s best exports…
— Vancouver Sun, CANADA
Moving poems of freedom, love and wildness.
— Primarily A Cappella, USA
In a word: lush...
— Hit Magazine, Australia
As vocal improvisers Coco’s Lunch are some of the best on the international stage... a unique, worldclass a cappella act who deserve copious accolades along their journey.
— Vocal Australia (Live Concert review - 4-stars)
Inordinately, preposterously, almost slanderously talented.
— Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National, Australia
Dazzling rhythms and an exotic blend of sounds and styles...(their) soul and energy will make you look at a cappella music in a whole new way.
— RARB, USA
A fascinating mélange of perfect, soulful vocal harmonies and abstract jazzy percussion grooves…as good as anything I have heard by Sweet Honey In The Rock.
— (4-stars) Limelight Magazine (Blueprint CD Review)
A full house for Polyfollia and Coco’s Lunch: five female singers, composers and percussionists forming one of the most lively and sparkling Australian vocal groups. A really original sound and a rapturous stage presence!
— La Manche Libre, FRANCE
The five girls from Australia on their first European tour shone in what was a brilliant and explosive sold out concert.
— Cellensis Festival, AUSTRIA
A New Generation of Voice...pure celebrations of the heart-stopping beauty of five voices in full flight.
— Sydney Morning Herald, World Music CD of the Week (4 stars)
This group of five women is a national treasure.
— Herald Sun, Melbourne
Part lullaby, part prayer, part celebration of the human voice.
— The Age, Melbourne
To my amazement and joy, the concert I heard was a splendid, dynamic, polished and powerful celebration of the whole range of human emotion served up with a technical ability and stage presence that was simply astonishing… Everywhere they performed Coco’s Lunch received standing ovations and broke records for CD sales.
— Gary Cristall Artist Management, CANADA
Truly inspirational!...I would have no hesitation recommending them on any stage around the world.
— Noel Jordan, Sydney Opera House
The vitality, exquisite control and deeply satisfying harmonies again demonstrate these are superb musicians. Breathing life into thoughtful lyrics, they prove the versatility of the voice...
— Roger Mitchell, Sunday Herald Sun
Instinctive musicality, intuitive ensemble, irrepressible rhythmical vitality and impeccable intonation are their hallmarks.
— Herald Sun, Melbourne
(The audience) appreciation, demonstrated by thunderous applause was clearly self evident and lasted for several minutes.
— Cellensis Festival, AUSTRIA
A very original and sparkling group, gifted with a breathtaking stage presence…
— La Presse de la Manche, FRANCE
Another outstanding album…9/10.
— Music Australia Guide (Blueprint CD)
The new repertoire shines with exquisite harmonies - one of Coco’s trademarks.
— Jessica Nicholas, The Age

 

Coco's Lunch for Kids

The hottest ticket in town for 2-7 year olds!
— Channel 7, Sydney
Coco’s Lunch incorporate such variety and quirkiness into their original music that even in recorded form their songs come across as lively and entertaining...these are clever and funny songs for children and in terms of showcasing the range of the human voice, they’re a great education.
— Melbourne's Child
What more could a parent want from a kids CD?
— A-Cappella.com, USA (4 stars)
The music is sophisticated and young at the same time; Coco’s Lunch has put together a CD for kids that won’t drive their parents to distraction, a rare pleasure.
— Mainely A Cappella USA
…catchy, funny, original… Coco’s Lunch have a talent for crafting beautiful harmonies that possess sophistication and sass. Each track draws on a different musical influence, introducing kids to the wonders of jazz, African rhythm, swing and more.
— Wellbeing Magazine (I Wanna Be A Mermaid CD Review)
Not a typical children’s album...I’m often left behind walking like an Egyptian Pharaoh, long after the children have gone outside!
— The Music Circle
This CD hit the right spot with my girls, who were won over from the start by the mermaid theme and the silliness.
— Lisa Blackman, Web Child (I Wanna Be A Mermaid CD Review - 4 stars)
Coco’s Lunch have a talent for crafting beautiful harmonies that possess sophistication and sass…introducing kids to the wonders of jazz, African rhythm, swing and more.
— Wellbeing Magazine, Australia
A great CD...the lyrics are funny and the rhythms catchy...its uses limited only by the listener’s imagination.
— Multicultural Resource Centre