"I saw your Eva Cassidy tribute show at VIU in Nanaimo a couple of years ago. It remains one of the best shows I have seen. Are you planning a return visit to Nanaimo? I would love to see the show again and would definitely promote it to my friends." Fran, Nanaimo, BC

"My wife and I saw your show last night and we were completely blown away! You should be on Broadway so keep up the great work!"  Garth Rustand, Nanaimo, BC

Mark Morissette, June 25, 2014 at 3:58 am 

This is a story that deserves to be told, indeed sung! A vital recording artist gone too soon — dying a way too young — a prodigious singer gifted with the voice and the gentle nature of an angel, known by far too few at the time her young life ended. It is a tragic and beautiful tale crafted and shared by an equally talented vocal artist in Cayla Brooke who literally brings to life the amazing story of Eva Cassidy and effectively introduces her talents to a whole new audience, and does so with verve, passion and sensitivity, delivering her songs with a musical flair and a dramatic touch worthy of all the acclaim that this wonderful production has received in its initial runs.

“The Eva Cassidy show was fantastic; one of the better shows I have ever attended. ” Mel M, North Vancouver, BC

“Saw the show today – did not know about Eva OR you (Cayla Brooke) – brilliant on both counts. Bravo” Brent C., Coquitlam, BC 

Totally awesome, stunning, well, you get the idea. The Eva Cassidy tribute was truly world class professional. Thank you! – Dave N, Gabriola Is.

Wow, wow, wow! That was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you! – Kathy R., Gabriola Is.

You brought the house down at the Gabriola Theatre Festival ! WOW! – Karen S., Gabriola Is.

I was blown away by the performance. Thank you for introducing Eva Cassidy to me. I’m confident 90% of the audience will be googling Eva Cassidy today. ~ Alev G.

Heather S 

June 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm 

Fabulous show ! A ‘must see’ for music lovers! If you know Eva Cassidy, you will love this show. If you don’t know Eva Cassidy, you should, and this is a wonderful introduction to her. More than that, Cayla Brooke is a breathtakingly talented singer who can move you to tears with her rendition of ‘Danny Boy’. This very entertaining show is an amazing story with wonderful songs beautifully presented by great musicians. It deserves to be seen in New York and London. Catch it while you can.

Do Yourself a favour and ditch whatever plans you had tonight and go see this show. Cayla Brooke is one serious talent and backed up by an equally phenomenal band. I was BLOWN AWAY. ~ Nadia G.


June 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm 

What a fantastic show. Thank you for putting this on and telling so much of Eva’s story. Loved every minute of it.

“We loved the show! Thank you for bringing this fine entertainment to our community.”  Judy G North Vancouver, BC

I barely have words to express how fabulous this show is. Loved it. LOVED IT! ~ Brook D.

Absolutely BLOWN AWAY! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the show. ~ Russ and Dorothy M.

A tour de force. You had the audience in the palm of your hands. A well presented, well paced show with beautiful song choices and impeccably performed ~ Anne M.

“Saw the show today – did not know about Eva OR you (Cayla Brooke) – brilliant on both counts. Bravo” Brent C., Coquitlam, BC

“Wow! I’d be at the dictionary for hours to find enough superlatives to praise Cayla Brooke’s tribute to the extraordinary talent of Eva Cassidy. Hands down, this was the best show I’ve ever seen at the Theatre Festival. I can’t be more superlative than that. ***** (5 stars)” Anne M. Holmes, Gabriola Theatre Festival, Gabriola Is. News

Barry Fairbank, November 24, 2015

I had the very good fortune to attend Cayla’s performance at the VIU theatre in Nanaimo . Her accomplished 4 piece band and locally inspired vocal backup added to the incredibe talent that she brought to her interpretation of Eva Cassidy’s most beloved songs. With a voice worthy of an improbable task, she not only hit the spine chilling notes, but also detailed the tragic history of Eva’s short life which made this a complete performance. Add to that her collaboration with Tom Pickett and you have an evening where you wipe away a tear and embrace the magic of a great talent!


June 16, 2014 at 7:09 am 

I saw this show in September 2013 and again this past May 2014. 

To put it simply I was blown away both times by the performances. This show is nothing short of phenominal. The music is spectacular. The story is both beautiful and touching. Each song is more beautiful than the last. Just when you think it cant get any better it does. This show is a must see. If you get a chance to see it go. You won’t be disappointed. 

Anne K. , West Vancouver, BC

I’d say the best musical event I’ve ever been to on Gabriola. It was spellbinding, emotional and so professional. Just a wonderful Eva Cassidy tribute. Cayla Brooke was great. – Mike M., Gabriola Is.

“What an amazing and a fantastic treat! I had never heard of Eva Cassidy or Cayla Brooke and am now a loyal fan of both.” Kara C., Coquitlam, BC

A truly magical evening ~ Susan R.