REVIEWS

"...the show belongs to Cargill. With her sensual approach, her vocals reach far without faltering. Add to this a soulful adeptness on the keyboard, and her stock is sky high." Arthur Vega, Music Connection Magazine

"Christiane Cargill's smooth, rich vocals and sophisticated piano ... wove a soulful, almost wistful and mystical wall of sound that enchanted my socks off." Cyhndi Mora, LA Music Scene

 

"Riddle The Sphinx took the stage next and unleashed their incredible sense of originality and intensity. Led by Chris Cargill on piano and vocals, this band is one of the most unique bands in Los Angeles .... Riddle the Sphinx is the band to see in Los Angeles." Scott Detweiler, NoHo Arts District, The Music Column

"... beautiful and poignant ..." Al Mann, Celtic Folk Podcast

"...gorgeous..." Marc Gunn, Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

"Christiane Cargill is an accomplished and agile pianist with a gift for melodies. She also possesses a fluid, soulful voice with a wide range. Together, her voice and musicianship beautifully express the sophisticated songs she performs." Charlie White, All Access Magazine

"...mesmerizing vocals by ethereal siren Christiane Cargill...." Toni Koch, Warrior Girl Music

"Riddle The Sphinx is a band that makes converts out of casual attendees. While the act ventures out of the pop-music box, the end results are never too extravagant for mass consumption. The group can appeal to mainstream ears and more daring tastes alike. Simply put, RTS is creating original art, and excelling at it." Albert Vega, Music Connection Magazine

"An alluring combination of sensual piano artistry, earthy and angelic/ethereal vocals, lyrical/ambient bass and impeccably solid and intricate drums ... weave an evocative tapestry, a magic carpet ride to a sensual, whimsical holiday." Cyhndi Mora, The LA Music Scene

"The combination of Christiane Cargill’s smooth, rich vocals and sophisticated piano, with Burgundy Morgan’s stylishly ambient bass and Christopher Pellani’s artistic percussion wove a soulful, almost wistful and mystical wall of sound that enchanted my socks off." Charlie White, All Access Magazine

"Light a candle, pour a glass of wine, and chill to this CD. It's loaded with vibe, tight musicianship, and great vocals .... This is real music with real musicianship. 5 stars." Bobby Borg, Author, Musician’s Handbook

"Sensationally great work & 'outta-the-box' concept on the Professional Pretender artwork, design & photography." Anthony Ochoa/KKLA, Los Angeles

"I’m reminded of Sarah MacLachlan in her prime .... This album is a lovely thing." Anna Maria Stjärnell, Collected Sounds

"Solid musicianship from the players and mesmerizing vocals by ethereal siren Christiane Cargill are staples for Riddle the Sphinx in live performance, but this new enhanced CD, FUN HOUSE, will bring more fans to RTS and more crowds to venues to hear these beautifully sculptured masterpieces of sound." Toni Koch, Songsalive!

"This is an excellent CD and my top pick so far for 2006 .... Frankly I didn't want the CD to end." Nancy Nickle, Catz Go Round Records

"Powerful and dramatic, RTS creates ethereal music that takes you to another level ...." Mark Strickland, Millennium Management

“Christiane’s voice is so beautiful and ethereal-like and I just love all melodies on this record! Definitely a great album for those piano lovers out there.” Cesar Goncalves, Liven’ Loud

“The CD is unexpected but very refreshing …. filled with soft vocals that are soothing and lyrics that portray life struggles and the issues of love, which are beautifully harmonized and written. The perfect soundtrack for a warm summer night.” Samantha Reba, The Celebrity Cafe

"Superbly played ... Christiane['s] lead vice commands attention with its effortless and breathy delivery ... Professional Pretender is home to eleven well-crafted songs ... If you have a liking for piano based pop with a quasi-orchestral feel it's an album which ought to appeal." Real Gone Rocks

"Riddle the Sphinx is an accomplished group of seasoned and formally trained musicians, inspired by a combination of world and classical music. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, with an evolutionary vibe. Their music has the same rich texture as a major motion picture soundtrack..." Nerdy Frames

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Hot 100 Unsigned Artists List- Music Connection Magazine

Multiple ASCAPPlus Awards Recipient

Winner, Global Music Awards, Songwriting ("Within Reach")

Winner, Global Music Awards, Female Vocalist ("Loch Lomond")

Winner, Global Music Awards, Best Instrumental Performance by a Musical Group ("Ceili")

Honorable Mention, Billboard World Song Contest ("Into Forever")

Semi-Finalist, International Songwriting Competition ("Lullaby")

Semi-Finalist, International Carnival Song Contest ("Fun House")

LA Music Awards Nominee, Breakthrough Album of the Year ("Fun House")

LA Music Awards Nominee, Independent Adult Alternative Artist of the Year

Rock City Music Awards Nominee, Best Alternative Artist of the Year

Included on Grammy Nomination Entry List in Multiple Categories (2008, 2012)

 

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