“I think Liam Wade is really, really talented, and a natural-born songwriter”
~ Jake Heggie, American composer, 1/21/15


“Wade explained the change-up was a way to heighten the dramatic effect of the words, inspired by the way the Beatles alternate “I Want You” and “She’s So Heavy” on the Abbey Road album. It didn’t sound anything like Lennon and McCartney, but Wade’s piece does carry the same emotional weight…”
~ Mark Rudio, San Francisco Classical Voice, 02/02/15


“Imagine Weill and Lotte Lenya zonked on some really good drugs goofing around in a Berlin basement; that’s “Silver Apples.”
~ John Marcher, A Beast In A Jungle “Ann Moss Currents”, 11/18/13


“Not long ago, in a recording studio not so far, far away, composer Liam Wade leaped to his feet in the control room, grinning at a perky female figure isolated in the middle of the spacious soundstage, on the other side of a wall of glass. “I like the spaceship thing!” he exclaimed. This is Skywalker Sound, located on George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, in the rolling hills of western Marin County.”
~ Jeff Kaliss, San Francisco Classical Voice, 6/18/13


Wade’s luscious voicings brought to mind Kurt Weill and suggested that there’s no reason why good chamber music can’t also register as fine art song or splendid cabaret.”
~ Jeff Kaliss, San Francisco Classical Voice, 4/11/10


“The second half began with Silver Apples (2008), four moon-related poems set by CMASH Executive Director Wade. The postmodernist style was extremely engaging and humorous…” 
~ Jeff Dunn, San Francisco Classical Voice, 1/24/09


“Treasure was revealed in more ways than one… of note was the performance of the String Quartet No. 3 by Liam Wade, a whimsical, entertaining and highly original work by the composer who had collaborated with the Cecilia Quartet in its creation.”
~ Marilyn Reesor, The Barrie Examiner, 10/1/09