Press Cuts

“The introduction promised wonders from Tiki Black, and absolutely delivered. Enzo’s audience was silenced by the sound of Black’s intro to beautiful opening of ‘Listen’.” – Nantwich News’ Live Review @ Enzo, Nantwich Words and Music Festival Acoustic Event (Oct 2014)

Nantwich News

“the deep and dulcet tones of Tiki Black filled the vast yet somehow intimate venue through a personal and moving set accompanied by just her piano” (31 Mar 2015) Get into this reviews Threshold Festival 2015

Get into this

“L’ensemble est à la fois sobre, intense, maîtrisé et porté par une voix suave et touchante.” (The whole thing is all at once sober, intense, controlled and supported by a suave and touching voice.)  (28 Jun 2015) La Gazette de Paris

La Gazette de Paris

“One of the most beautiful voices ever”, (18 Aug 2015) The Next Gig reviews the Netherlands tour

The Next Gig (2015)

“… an international artist in the street giving a performance. That happened in the Old Court in Tolbert with a garden concert for all residents.” (Zomaar een internationaal artiest in de straat die een  optreden geeft. Dat gebeurde in de Oude Hof in Tolbert bij een tuinconcert voor alle bewoners.),  Cindy Carving for Midweek, (26 Jul 2016)


“A stunning and intense concert… stir the audience to tears… with her distinctive voice that showed once again its particular class“, The Next Gig reviews performances at Cafe Nummer 13, Cafe Podium Peter en Leni, Tolbert and Festival Art Carnivale Steendam, 2016 Tiki Black worthy of number 1 in Cafe Nummer 13, GASSELTERNIVEEN – Café number 13 […]

The Next Gig (2016)

Tiki Black’s music particularly stood out during the emotive musical performances. Exploring the position of the self within the remits of power, she created an aurally encompassing, soulful experience with her accompanying keyboard music. She began with an opening statement about Baldwin, who “gives us the right to be ourselves”. A statement hard to deny […]

The Mancunion Manchester Media Group The Mancunion Manchester Media Group

“a writer immersed in the melancholic beauty of Chopin, French Chanson and of Leonard Cohen…”, David Burke, R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Mag vol 56 (March 2016)

Rock ‘n’ Reel

“Nice voice complementary music…. i see good things”, (09 Oct 2015)

“There are moments when the planets align and everything is wonderful with the world… That happened with the collaboration of Tiki Black and Jo Bywater… One of my favourite songs of the year”, Radio Host Rick Stuart about the collaboration of Tiki Black and Jo Bywater on Free Like Smoke

Roots and fusion

“La pianiste Tiki Black a su mettre en évidence, tout le précieux qu’elle porte en elle dans cet opus.” – Tribune2lartiste chronique l’album Out of the Black, France (Sep 2014)


“Laissez-vous porter…” – My head is a jukebox chronique l’album Out of the Black, France (2014)

My head is a jukebox

“Un monde de douceur poétique et de vérités saillantes” (A world of poetic sweetness and salient truths) – Coeur à Coeur Acoustique, France (Mar 06, 2014)

 Coeur à Coeur Acoustique

“impressive music… intelligent lyrics… easy to listen to” – –  Fab On, Japan (Mar 12, 2014)

Fab On, Japan

“A deep and soothing voice absolutely dripping with emotions… what a beautiful lyricist” – The Alt Student Guide MCR, England The Alt Student Guide Manchester (UK) reviews Tiki Black live and on (Out of the Black) tour at the Night and Day Café 21 Feb 2014 (Feb 24, 2014)

The Alt Student Guide MCR

“These are songs that tug at the heartstrings without ever giving the impression they were written purely to do so (…) There is obvious talent here…” – Peter Robinson, Glasswerk (Oct 16, 2010)


“Her profound lyrics and beautiful vocal and piano arrangements are quickly garnering this singer-songwriter global respect… a captivating, rich sound.” – Brandon Scott, Marquix Global Network, USA – interview (Jul 28, 2014), An interview with Tiki Black

Marquix Global Network

“Tiki Black propose un bel univers et sa voix chaude et grave est un bien joli guide dans le voyage qu’elle propose“, Portrait d’artiste, Chantal  Epée, Coeur à coeur Acoustique (2014)   Savez-vous, cher public que vous êtes privilégiés, son album est salué en Grande Bretagne par une critique dithyrambique : En novembre The Akademia le […]

Chantal Epée, Coeur à coeur Acoustique

“this publication is in love with this artist’s music.” – Isaac Davis Junior, BGS, MBA, Junior’s Cave (May 24, 2013)

Junior’s Cave

Aldora Britain Records – Swollen: Our interview with the superb Tiki Black! Nov 18, 2013

Aldora Britain Records

” een kippevelaffaire. Tijdloze, warme muziek met een boodschap… een geweldig album.” (a goose bumps affair . Timeless , warm music with a message…  a great album) (14 Jun 2015) – The Next Gig reviews Tiki Black’s debut album Out Of The Black

The Next Gig (album review, 2015)

“Absolutely beautiful” Rob Ellen closes The Medicine Show on with the track Listen (11 Mar 2015) – Rob Ellen’s Medicine show on Mixcloud

Medicine Show

“a brilliant work of art” “What an honour, a rare privilege” “moments of extraordinary vision” “Lyrically as well as musically alluring” – Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound And Vision, England reviews Out of the Black LP (Jan 14, 2014)

Liverpool Sound and Vision (2014)

“Lush keys, beautiful melodies and distinct vocals make this gorgeous collection of songs truly memorable.” The Akademia, USA reviews Out of the Black LP (Nov 15, 2013) –  Out Of The Black wins The Akademia, USA, Nov 2013 Music Awards

The Akademia, USA

“Singer-songwriter Tiki Black’s music always has an affect. Whether it be to deeply move, or to create a sense of quiet contemplation, Black’s beautiful piano-based music is world’s away from ordinary.. Each song carries an equal amount of strength and delicacy. Close your eyes and imagine yourself sat next to Tiki Black at the piano, as […]

Right Chord Music

“…nothing short of a masterpiece” – YourMusicNews (Canada) reviews Out of The Black LP (2013)


“J’ai tout simplement été touchée au cœur.” (She simply touched my heart) – Marthe-Ghislaine Ekambi Dayas-Eyoum,, France – review (Jun 23, 2014)

“… lovely, meaningful, soulful…” – – Radio host Bob Meyer about the song Swollen, Bob’s Folk Show, RadioWey, 2012

Bob Meyer

“Warm, embracing and timeless… a solid debut indeed” – Spiral Earth, UK reviews Out of the Black LP (2013)

Spiral Earth

“deep and soulful… simply stunning” – Fatea Magazine, UK reviews Out of the Black LP, Jul 18, 2013

Fatea Magazine

“her debut album is a must” – JTMusic reviews live gig and Out of the Black album, Jul 2013


“Hypnotising” – The Echo, Loughborough (UK) (May 20, 2011)

The Echo

The soulful, earthy, gorgeous vocal tones of and wonderful new songs from Tiki Black. JT Music reviews Words and Music Festival live at Enzo cafe including Tiki Black live

JT Music

I predominately liked how the author brought a new perspective into what is acceptable and what could be stretched as a social norm and standard format for being among others. I recommend this to poetry lovers. The Sound of The Broken Wand By Tiki Black (Book Review #1454)

Jeyran Main, Review Tales

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