"When Cairncross sings "Where Or When," "Our Love Is Here To Stay"- which opens with her delightful unaccompanied alto voice and features one of Newton's rare but perfectly-judged solos - or "The Nearness Of You" she makes every word count. Her voice, technically excellent and emotionally engaging, gives each lyric a very personal perspective, as if these are her stories, not just her interpretation of others' tales. It's the mark of a great jazz vocalist.......Imagination and creativity can still produce new interpretations that can go straight to the emotional core of the lyric and straight to the audience's collective heart. Which is exactly what happens when Cairncross and Newton get together on At Last."
"Just listen to this amazing voice……………..That was Heather Cairncross with I’m Glad There Is You with Dave Newton on Piano. Heather is classically trained but unlike many classically trained Jazz singers Heather has soul and feeling as well as technique. I’m sure we’re going to be hearing much more from Heather."
"Heather also, I discover, has a very rare quality when it comes to phrasing. She has a Sinatra-like ability to hold a note for ages and then finish the line without having to take an extra breath. For me that's sheer technical artistry and that kind of attention to detail is just one more reason for you to enjoy her marvelous singing."
"A remarkable example of empathy and understanding....the result is as near as perfect as you’re likely to get."