PRAYERS FOR A BROKEN JOURNEY(2015)
This album is something of a departure from Nerida’s previous releases and general public performances, which have been prepared for secular audiences. This time, in ‘Prayers for a Broken Journey’, Nerida clearly expresses her faith, some of the nuances of her own spiritual journey, and the foundations underlying her life and outlook.
“These are songs of comfort, faith and peace. Very easy to listen to, they naturally take you into prayer and contemplation of the presence of Jesus. Tuneful and beautiful, with a quite lovely accompaniment of guitar and violin, Nerida’s clear and haunting voice affirms in flowing melody the unfailing love of God, there with us even in times of tears and brokenness. I love these songs.”
– Penelope Wilcock (Author Hawk and the Dove Series)
“Prayers For A Broken Journey” is a collection of honest acoustic songs hewn from the vulnerable, thankful, joyful and sometimes untidy adventures that come with an authentic trust in God.
Nerida Cuddy’s songs are a rich patchwork of faith, love and life, cut from the fabric of experience, Bible truth, friendship and reflection.
It’s an album that’s definitely more porch than pulpit, more comfy sofa than concert hall, handcrafted, not manufactured, drifting with the familiar scents of home. I listen and I get a sense that these tunes aren’t for her, or them – or even me – they’re for us.
Broken the journey may be, nonetheless Nerida’s songs – her musical prayers – ring a with a happy, humble hope, refreshing the weary and giving a glorious glimpse into the heart – and home – of the true disciple of Jesus.”
– Colin Buchanan, Sep 2016
CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD (2008)
“…there’s a lot to like here. Most of all a strong sense of Nerida comes through – what she believes, the choices she makes and the happiness she reaps from them.”
– Fred Smith, regarding Crazy Beautiful World
“Nerida’s vocals tell stories of her family, childhood and life’s journey through a range of human emotion, expressed in clear and crisp melodic sound… This… is well worth a listen, guaranteed to make you consider your own life’s journey“
– Xn Woman Magazine Sep/Oct 2003
“pretense-free soul singer Nerida stares down humanity, mortality, trembling with the ache and wonder of simply being alive… Her big-hearted melody-testimony deserves all-out sponsorship.”
– ALIVE Magazine Feb 2003