Some reviews of Tree Over Sea:
"A ruminant gestation is writ large on American-born, Louth-based singer-songwriter Lisa Hake's debut. Bearing an uncanny vocal resemblance to Aimee Mann, Hake's horizon is every bit as wide as Mann's, encompassing everything from domestic violence to medieval feminism (Man-Made ), from unrequited love ( Foxglove) to the human tragedy that was the Kursk submarine accident (Faint of Heart). Hake's unforced style suggests a lifetime's exposure to everyone from Neil Young to Chrissie Hynde and Sandy Denny, yet her…arrangements would feel right at home in radio-friendly popdom.” “Music that'll seep deep into the veins given half a chance.” --Siobhan Long, Irish Times, July 2007

"Hake is an assured performer, with a beguiling voice and a literate turn of phrase. Watch out for her.” --Jackie Hayden, Hot Press, January 2007

"What Hake has come up with is a fine pop album that evokes the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan in more or less equal parts...smooth polished vocals and inventive fingerstyle guitar." --Sarah McQuaid, Evening Herald, June 2007

Lisa Hake “is captivating audiences around the country with her mellifluous voice, soft melodies and introspective stories.” --O2 Making Waves, podcastingireland, August 2007

"Hake's folk-like finesse casts the material in serene environs, from the breezy...'In Limbo' to the plucky rhythms of 'Faint of Heart' and 'Man-Made.' ...Hake finds deeper connection with the lovely 'Logging Saw' and 'Love Is What's Left,'songs that radiate with clearly etched emotion. Delicate and unobtrusive, Tree Over Sea finds Hake's talents just beginning to blossom." --Performing Songwriter, May 2008

"...'Relativity' is a fine showcase for her introspective soft-rock approach, oozing confidence and panache on a track that has mellow '60s overtones. 'Old Enough To Know' is a lighter affair, a jaunty melody effortlessly delivered over a backing that has touches of bluegrass. Hake has the talent and the instinct to straddle a number of genres, from folk to indie rock, without ever falling over." --Jackie Hayden, Hot Press, February 2008