"Brassy, sassy singer with a knack for writing spicy, blues flavored songs that can rock and rollick."
"...plays up her lusty, no nonsense way with lyrics. She takes on a growing urgency when riding the crests of Chicago/Texas blues and Memphis style soul music."
Down Beat Magazine
"Chicago guitarists and redhead (they call her "Red Top") Mandeville continues to show a knack for clever, often cheeky lyrics with her brand of windy city blues. Tongue in cheek takes it to the extreme. That pretty much describes this fun (for a lack of a better word)."
“Adept in blues and swing, Mandeville gracefully blends the two genres together. The swinging title track opens the disc and sets the bar pretty high. Fortunately, Mandeville reaches and exceeds it several times.”
Graham Clarke - Blues Bytes Christmas!
“The best thing about Red Top is that the record is as much about great songwriting as great playing. Mandeville puts her own songwriting voice out there to get the party started."