We were truly grateful to all who took the time to let us know what you thought of us and our music. We couldn't have even hoped to record a quote from everyone, but those reproduced below are representative of the feedback we received.
What a great pleasure to hear jiva twice in a week. Firstly at the Davy Lamp Folk Club and then at the Clarence in Blackpool.
An act maturing with every show, and now displaying that precious ability to write songs that capture an audience's heart.
The song about best friends is a pure winner. Superb!!!
Anthony John Clarke
Jimmy and Val performed a lovely variety of songs using some fantastic equipment and many members enjoyed drooling over their fabulous Taylor guitars.
Their set was gentle and enchanting with some wonderful harmonies which made for a special guest night. We hope to see you both back at the Foggy Furze soon.
Foggy Furze Folk Club, Hartlepool
Not only do the visuals match but the co-ordination of timing, harmonies and choice of material was as usual, excellent.
Ashington Folk Club
With their distinctive colour coordinated stage outfits and combination of guitar styles and harmonies, jiva have secured their own niche as singers and songwriters.
Cramlington Folk Club
A fantastic husband and wife duo from Blyth who play a wide variety of instruments and have amazing vocal harmonies.
Kyle Thompson, Golden Folk & Acoustic Show, NE1fm
Fantastic web site, really enjoyed the music, especially, fell in love with ‘Some Way Home’.
Normskie - jiva guestbook entry
Great to see you both at the Hale and Hearty Folk Club. We all really enjoyed your music and wish you every success.
Come back and see us again soon.
Hale and Hearty Folk Club
It was really great to meet you both at The Pot House.
“Galway To Graceland” was especially moving and your excellent interpretation of “Sonny” just took us by surprise.
Pot House Folk Club, Hartlepool
Just listening to "One More Song +" CD whilst doing final Christmas present wrapping.
Thanks again for your music - I find it soothing, emotional and just what music should be - thought provoking. And most of the thoughts bring back very happy memories for me.
Keep doing it!
Anonymous - jiva guestbook entry
jiva were marvellous, closing the evening with a beautiful rendition of their lovely song “Some Way Home”.
All the guitar geeks present were drooling over the Taylors - but even the best guitars in the world need to be played well to sound great - and these were. Respect.
Candlelite Folk Club, Newton Aycliffe
That was divine - you are a pair of angels.
The Plough, Staining
jiva are almost a legend in themselves - I can’t get enough of their exquisite and gentle playing/singing.
I don’t know what it is they have that’s so special, but I do know they have lots of it.
Terry Ferdinand, Bishop FM
You sounded fantastic on Bishop FM tonight - thanks for playing 'Some Way Home' for me.
You now have a fan in Wisconsin as a result.
Andrea - re: live guest appearance on Bishop FM
I really enjoyed your set yesterday at Loftus. Your songs were fantastic.
Glenn - re: Loftus Hiring Fair appearance
Hiya, lovely to finally meet last night, you sound even better live!
Michelle - re: Allan Taylor theme night at The Clarence, Blackpool
Everyone enjoyed your sets - and those who missed the evening missed out on some fine songs well delivered...
Take care and thanks again for a great night.
Penny Black - re: appearance at The Plough, Staining
Many thanks for your performance and all you did to make the evening such a success...
We really enjoyed and appreciated your music.
Children's Vision Folk Night, Longhorsley
We had the pleasure of a visit from our good friends jiva, who always enthral us with their gentle blend of guitar and harmony.
Their performances were as enchanting as always and its always a treat when they come to visit.
Hope we see you both again soon.
Foggy Furze Folk Club, Hartlepool