****½ STARS – WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010

The backstory of Vancouver based indie folk-pop duo The Reckoners reads a bit like a fairy tale. Ricardo Khayatte (vocals, guitar) and Christina Simpson (vocals) met at a cabin in the woods when invited out by a mutual friend for a ski weekend. The two hit it off and this EP is the fruit of that fateful meeting. From the moment you hear Eye for an Eye one is immediately willingly enslaved by the...

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Quick Before It Melts Review

Posted by on Aug 25, 2010

Lately I’ve been gravitating to a lot of male/female collaborations, mostly of the roots/country variety, and one of the best pairs I’ve come across is Christina Simpson and Ricardo Khayatte, who collectively are The Reckoners. A quick read-through of their one sheet tells you the pair met “in a log cabin in the woods” on a group ski weekend trip. I swear, when you hear these two sing together,...

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#3 on Toronto Star Anti-Hit List

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010

It’s hard to believe that someone who creates songs as instantly memorable as this alt-country ballad doesn’t already have a deep catalogue of recorded material, but writer Ricardo Khayatte and singer Christina Simpson, both based in Vancouver, have only just released their debut EP. The most relevant antecedent here is Ryan Adams, specifically the Adams who penned early tracks such as “16 Days”...

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