Nicky Saleeba
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Mar
17
Nicky Saleeba @ Moondyne Joes

PERTH, Not Applicable, Australia

PERTH, Not Applicable, Australia

Dec
18
Nicky Saleeba @ Indi Bar

PERTH, Not Applicable, Australia

PERTH, Not Applicable, Australia

Dec
16
Nicky Saleeba @ Leederville Hotel

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PERTH, Not Applicable, Australia

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Music

The best kept secret in music

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Kniki Stained (Self-released) Aussie siren promises much with her "come hither" sleeve imagery and to her credit, this compilation of funk-infused, soulful pop numbers is able to stand on its own merits. Smoldering with the vocal passion of a young Eartha Kitt, Kniki wraps her not inconsiderable larynx around strong material like the feisty "Ain't No Cruise," strident "Give Me Wings" and pleasing "Temptation." More than meets the eye for sure. http://www.kniki.com/

- Fufkin- Kevin mathews



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CD Launch - KNiKi
July 18

Singer / songwriter achieves celebrity overseas, whilst still an unknown at home.

KNiKi's songs are receiving air play in Costa Rica and Germany, have won competitions and publishing offers in the UK and US - but how many Perth people have seen her perform?

Local girl KNiKi has spent the past three years writing and producing her debut album titled Stained, to be launched this week. During that time the title track and Someone were finalists in the UK Songwriting Competition, and Pulsing Beat has achieved placing in the Dance Sections of the Australian Songwriting and Billboard Song Competitions.

KNiKi's story is an unusual one, because she has utilised the internet to gain offers of publishing deals, airplay, reviews and competition successes.

Her music covers a broad range of genres, including dance, rock (finalist best vocalist, Online Rock Festival) and pop (finalist, Pop/Rock section Andelle Music Competition). KNiKi is currently collaborating on several projects with Tim Marcoe of Entronics LLC in the US with the view of producing a second album together.

This journey will be of interest to all aspiring musicians who are sick of waiting to be 'discovered'. KNiKi has demonstrated that you don't need a highly paid manager or luck, just the dedication to submit your songs to the wide variety of online competitions and websites - and songs good enough to catch people's attention.

KNiKi's album, Stained, will be launched at Mojo's this Friday 18th July at 8.30pm. To see what all the fuss is about, come and see her onstage.

The album can also be purchased over the internet (www.kniki.com) and from retailers including Leading Edge Music, Dadas Music and 78 Records.


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Kniki's debut album, "Stained," was released on July 18, 2003 and is already garnering acclaim from critics and fans alike. This release was not just thrown together, but was a three year labor of love and sweat for Kniki. While Kniki is still virtually unknown in her native Australia the CD is receiving play all over the world.

The first thing that strikes this reviewer is, not only the power of Kniki's voice, but the way she adapts it to fit the song she is singing. While they are not similar I am reminded of Lisa Loeb's voice, but Kniki rocks! Kniki quickly shifts from numbers with a bluesy feeling like "Baby" to the hard hitting "Give Me Wings." Kniki shows how hard rocking her voice is on this song, conjuring up images of Janis Jopin. "Ain't No Cruise" is another song where Kniki unabashedly rocks out. This song could easily be remixed and become a dance club favorite.

"Pulsing Beat" is a pure dance number reminiscient of Madonna. For "Temptation" Kniki shifts gears using a pretty piano piece for an upbeat rock ballad. "Someone" is another balllad, and in my opinion these ballads are where Kniki really finds herself. While I find the release pleasing it does not work as a whole. Kniki has an obvious talent, but still seems to be searching for her genre. I am sure once she finds it she will see much success.
Dennis Halsey
The Best Female Musicians




- Best female musician


You can find more reviews on my website which i couldn't seem t upload as they had pictures
- www.kniki.com


Discography

1 Single released 2002 sold out
debut album release July 2003
Working on 2nd album due to be released end of 2004

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

KNiKi’s debut album titled Stained is aggressive yet sensual, powerful, dark, uplifting and real. Utilisation of the internet has been the primary vehicle for the promotion of her music. An extensive internet network has been developed with KNiKi achieving considerable success in many competitions in a relatively short period of time (see attached Achievement Sheet). As a direct result of this promotion music industry personal in both the UK and US have indicated an interest in KNiKi’s music resulting in two publishing offers from the US, current promotion by Medicine Music in the UK and radio airplay in Costa Rica, Argentina, USA and Australia. A recent (April 2004) review by Kevin Matthews from FUFKIN Music describes KNiKi’s music as follows:
KNiKi’s Stained (Self-released) Aussie siren promises much with her "come hither" sleeve imagery and to her credit, this compilation of funk-infused, soulful pop numbers is able to stand on its own merits. Smoldering with the vocal passion of a young Eartha Kitt, Kniki wraps her not inconsiderable larynx around strong material like the feisty "Ain't No Cruise," strident "Give Me Wings" and pleasing "Temptation." More than meets the eye for sure. www.kniki.com
The following is a review (June 2003) from Tim Marcoe of Entronics LLC in the US:
“With generous portions of mainstream rock, blues and a small pinch of dance. KNiKi has the perfect mix to spice up the bland din that our ears have been bombarded with. KNiKi’s style and voice gives her music life along with her hard hitting lyrics and great delivery. There is a sort of raw expressive angst that KNiKi has obviously perfected to a fine art. When you listen to KNiKi’s music the first thing you notice is her fabulous voice that grabs you and holds your attention. The next thing that you notice is her lyrics that paint vivid mental images. Her new CD, Stained starts strong and then goes up from there. With songs like GIVE ME WINGS, that really shows off her edgy and expressive voice and AIN’T NO CRUSE, which is an "in your face" look at a relationship that has gone sour. Believe me, if you’re not tapping your feet and snapping your fingers by the end of this CD then check you pulse because you’re dead. This CD could get accountants and computer programmers to get up and dance”.
The following evaluation was carried out by Phil Gibbs (Phil Gibbs Promotes) at the request of Chick Holland (Lahaina Recording Studios) in the United Kingdom:
“KNiKi Saleeba A+
Very good, definite A list material, musical influences from Anastasia through to Sheryl Crow. This would be a pleasure to be involved with”.
Currently KNiKi is involved in collaboration projects with musicians in the US and Europe utilising her talents in the areas of songwriting and vocals. KNiKi supports and is supported by the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) and you can catch her performing at the ASA’s Wax Lyrical nights in various venues around the city of Perth.

KNiKi’s is currently working on her next album which will be due for release at the end of 2004.

KNiKi’s music offers a variety not often achieved by original artists however her on stage energy is a definite strength and needs to be experienced to fully appreciate the potential of KNiKi’s music. Following are review KNiKi has received from one of her peers:
“I'm sure it won't be long before we see you at the top. I listened to Emulate My Love and a few others on your profile, although I wander around in a different genre of songwriting I have always been impressed with those that can grasp the immediate and make todays sound their own, you are doing just that, keep up the good work”. ken