"Mark Barnwell is certainly talented and respectful of that talent, he has a skill though, that in music is quite rare, he has the ability to create great musical imagination and wonderful vistas through his performance and his skill as both a musician and composer"
- One World Music
"Mark's guitar performance is very mature. He plays clearly and convincingly. Besides the excellent technique, in his music there is his emotion, his passion, his heart."
- Viktor Mastoridis (BBC)
"Immediately I was blown away. Great guitar sounds, great production, great compositions. This is really top-notch stuff. Easily as good as anything else out there in the genre."
- Jim Stubblefield (Incendio)
"On Ojos de la Tierra, my dear friend Mark Barnwell offers up some captivating and exotic melodies, with nice arrangements, talented guest musicians, and a very sweet guitar sound"
- Johannes Linstead
"This man can make a guitar sing"
- John Govier (BBC)
"I was blown away by your guitar playing"
- Cliff Bennett (1960s pop star and singer with the Rebel Rousers)