“Appleyard could well be the most accomplished new UK jazz guitarist to come along since Femi Temowo…”

“One of the new crop of jazz musicians, making a mark on the scene…” -
Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3

“Pembroke Road marks a strong debut… The maturity of their group dynamic is impressive. It’s a wonderful sound world, played and written exquisitely…” -
Jazz UK Magazine

“Cool and fluid elegance… Appleyard sprinkled sparse clusters of guitar notes that glistened like diamonds”
Live Review **** Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)

“Leo is a fab guitarist & composer, definitely a real natural! This debut CD should firmly establish him as a new voice on the scene” -
Phil Robson

“Imaginative and beautifully crafted compositions and performance with a strong emphasis on great sound quality“
John Etheridge

“He may be young, but his debut CD is remarkably mature.”
London Jazz Blog

“Beautifully melodic throughout…The sensitive interplay of the five musicians on the album is a delight.”
Bebop Spoken Here

“…walk into a jazz bar with this at full tilt, and you’d be hooked; guitar soloing here is exceptional…”
AP Reviews

“…a writer and player with plenty to say…the quality of music, the writing, arranging and playing is outstanding…”
Mike Collins

“Imaginative and rich compositions…plenty of scope for their virtuoso talents to shine…”
The Argus (Brighton)

“Rising UK guitarist Leo Appleyard spins lyrical and melodic strands which result in warm and shimmering soundscapes.”
WestSideOfJazz – Texas

“It’s great to hear one of the UK’s up and coming guitar talents…taking the time to embrace his heritage. Great playing, you couldn’t have asked anyone to have done a better job.”
Nigel Price