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First Light

by Niki Andre

\"Seductive. Haunting but inviting, & easy like a Sunday morning. Get this record.\"-David Cintron, WPRK 91.5 Sweet, sultry & female-friendly for the lyrically streetwise. An elegant fusion of urban hip hop and smooth diva soul. This is Dirty Jazz
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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The Dawn\'s Rise release is days away!! Check back next week!

\"A new comer to the soul scene Niki Andre is ready to take center stage. On her recent release, First Light she makes a powerful impression with her soft voice. Her lyrics are not watered down for consumption but refreshing and nurturing for the soul.\"
-Bruce Campbell, Urban MD, WKDU 91.7fm, Philly

\"The New Soul of Niki Andre has caused a sensation. A tremendous voice...that we program almost weekly\"
-Mario Padilla, Radio Contadero, Spain

\"The first time I heard this artist, I realized immediately that this was a voice that beckoned my ears to listen. Niki Andre has an intimate quality to her vocals that actually draws the listener close to her music. Couple that with refreshingly honest and simplified lyrics that make sense and tell the story well and you have a budding artist who definitely deserves to grow and flourish.\"
-Cathy Young, Juno Award Recipient, Toronto, Canada

\"Rarely a so expressive voice mixes its deep and soft accents with very refined programming obtaining a so beautiful result. Niki Andre\'s voice comes from her deep heart and is strongly influenced by her blood and brain, finding the right way to put together perfectly electric and acoustic, music and words, performing and listening.\"
- Scazzola Giovanni Pietro, Radio Gold Popular Network, Carpento AL, Italy.

\"An amazing voice that produces not only a sound but a feeling that you\'ll want to experience again and again. Niki has managed to create a sound that is both new and innovative as well as much experience at the same time. A wonderful new talent. Look out for more from her very soon.\"
-Terry Neal, Presenter 101FM, Logan City, Queensland Australia

\"I immediately fell in love with he rhythmic, soulful voice. Her lyrics are as skillful and heartfelt as any artist who\'s been around for decades. Her current EP is a preview for greater things to come, she is definitely creating her own niche with her unique style.\"
- Heather Douglass, Soul Perspectives Producer/Co-Host, CKUT 90.3fm Radio McGill, Montreal, Canada

\"Niki is a wonderful singer-songwriter with an engaging presence both live and on record. A few more singles like lost Girl and with [the right] support and Niki has a very real shot at \'blowing up\' on the national and international scale.\"
- Jude Kelly, Chair, R&B/Soul Committee- 2003-2005 Juno Awards, Former Vice President- Urban Music Association of Canada

Niki\'s vocals are smooth as silk.
-Dusty Durst, KCLC FM 89.1, St Louis, Missouri

This CD is world class from start to finish. Get it, and play the hell out of it!!!
-Mark O\'Neill 103.7 3WAY-FM, Warrnambool, Australia

#7 on CHUO 89.1! (Radio Ottawa, Canada), #14 on on WQFS\'s R&B/Soul Chart! (90.9 Greensboro, NC); over 70 weeks in rotation at Ison Live Radio, Australia-and counting!

Niki André is the daughter of a jazz musician and a child of music theatre, whose format-defying blend of hip hop, jazz and soul has attracted fans world wide. Her debut release, First Light, is catching spins at over 150 stations and shows - from Australia to North America and all across Europe. This self-proclaimed diva has coined the term \"Dirty Jazz\" to describe her emotional, improvisational sound. If you haven\'t heard of her yet, you will. First Light has already crept onto college charts and its gaining accolades from hosts and DJs around the globe! Niki has been performing since she was a child and works as a studio background vocalist. Past shows include performances at Revival, Trane, Ciao Edie, The Drake and The Urban Music Association of Canada\'s Future Soul Showcase. Internationally, Niki has been invited to showcase at the Bitter End, NYC. She\'s also headlined at the exclusive “Summer Fete” in Alys Beach FL. She’s been invited back for Casavita Fest 07. Her second release Dawn\'s Rise is due out in Oct. 2008.

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This First Light promo kit was created primarily for industry insiders. It is a limited-run 3-song EP which includes an autograph and four page CD liner with photos. Niki was personally involved with every aspect of this intimate release.

\"It\'s a big piece of me. This\'ll be a collector\'s item one day.\"

NOTE: The First Light EP is out of print, and the remaining copies have been reserved for stage show sales, therefore, THIS COLLECTORS\' EDITION (Physical CD)IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE - BUT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE TRACKS AT VARIOUS DIGI RETAILERS WORLDWIDE (links to the right).


Please stay tuned for the new release this Summer/Fall \'08

FINAL ENTRY 10.13.05: my angel, have Faith. there\'s serendipity to these things. we will save each other. my voice is what i have to give you. let it reach you now. allways. sing your own song. love allways nik\'






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Fresh interpretation of Jazz & Soul called 'Dirty Jazz'
This cd is a compilation of fresh innovative stylings and songs from a great new breakout artist. Remember her name and her music. Niki Andre's First Light definitely illuminates the style of Dirty Jazz.

Triii C

I haven't heard a singer in a long time who made me love them after hearing the sound of their voice in the first few words of their songs. Niki Andre has definitely got it. She oozes the smoothness of true Hip Hop while bringing the funk and pure soul of the best R&B. I felt her from the first note. Niki, if you read your reviews, get at me. I'm working on a CD project that would not be complete without a voice like yours. Check me on myspace lady, Much respect and the best of wishes to ya!

Dana Rondeau

Niki's voice is throaty and sexy in a way that dirty jazz should be and her songs are entrancing to the listener. She reels you in and makes you love her sound.
Can't wait for the next cd!

Viking W

Smooth style and laid back groove you and dream away your cares
This artist knows how to lay down tracks that speak to you. The music is sultry, the lyrics inviting and the experience is explosive. The CD is great.

Mavia Louis-John

Highly recommended, One of the best in a long time
This CD is one among the best that I have heard in a very long time. There is a softness and calm to it all which soothes the mind and soul. I give it a thumbs up.

Music Fan

Just great - one of the best "new discoveries" for me in ages
When I first heard Niki Andre's First Light I was blown away and just had to buy it. I sell some of the best home entertainment systems in the world for a living and First Light is so good, involving, emotive, relaxing and well recorded that it always grabs my clients' attention. Anyway, I love this CD more for myself - either at home or in the car it takes me 'there'... Do yourself a favour and buy it now.