Press

Quotes:

“I just saw Whiskey Kiss last weekend at the Lowview Lowdown, and with the showmanship they brought to that performance, they should have no trouble conquering the Continent, where the roots revival has been strong for so long, I’m not sure it’s fair to even call it a revival. And it goes beyond the retro-friendly sex appeal and jaw-dropping vocal abilities of singer Niki White, although that clearly helps. Guitarist Nick White is a brilliant roots guitarist with great tone and all the right moves, including soloing while perched on top of Tommy Collins’ upright bass”- Ed Masley – AZ Central

 

“… that’s when lead guitarist Nick White steps into the spotlight with a scrappy guitar lick that sounds like Chuck Berry filtered through the best of Johnny Thunders. This is first single out of the box from an album called “Retro Revamped” and it definitely lives up to that title with a sexy, self-assured performance.”

“Niki White is the kind of singer who can grab a listener by the collar and demand attention, setting the tone here with an understated pout of “When I’m watching you walk / Hearing your sweet lips talk” to the raspier snarl that sets up the chorus with “So when I get you alone.””- Ed Masley – AZ Central

 

“Their new music is killer, their sounds is unique and traditional all at once, which is perfectly fitting with the title of their new album, “Retro.Revamped”.”- MSD Blog

 

“Let’s also take a moment to step out of my normal character and congratulate vocalist, Niki White, on her spectacular performance all throughout this record. Most folks here will know my standard indifference to vocals. It was impossible not to focus on them as her pipes are big, strong, and throaty.”- Nik Cameron – Glacially Musical

“They’ve got the sound, the look, and the record ready to launch them well into next year and bring them to a much larger audience than they have reached before. Keep your eyes on Whiskey Kiss; their aim is high and so is their trajectory.” –Mitchell Hillman, NewTimes

“Whiskey Kiss is a fitting name for the band as the stunning lead songstress, Niki White has a voice that dishes out a strong, sweet and smokey slap just like a shot of good ol’ 100 proof. This girl can transcend from sultry jazz songstress to blazing rockabilly powerhouse seamlessly, and without cause or concern.”-  Paul Biagini, Cruizin’ Magazine

“These guys have managed to homogenize some blazing rockabilly, jazz, swing and rock and roll into one sexy, exciting and beautifully produced album that will thrill the open minded listener.” – Paul Biagini, Cruizin’ Magazine

“Wow, and once again… Wow. Whatever is in the water in Phoenix, AZ USA, I want to bottle it and sell it! Relatively new to the landscape, husband and wife team Niki and Nick White have put together the outfit Whiskey Kiss and offered up this little piece of paradise title “Dangerous One” – Paul Biagini, Cruizin’ Magazine

 

“All in all, this is a very tight record with a lot of cool influences that the band manages to wrangle into their own sound. It’s a good listen when you’re looking for something that evokes rockabilly but pulls you out into something more.” – Buster Fayte, Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp

 

“The band plays with equally scary attitude and you know they mean business on this cut [“Who Let You In?”]. It’s a great cut to close this record–one of the best closing tunes I’ve heard in a long time. It leaves you with a great memory of the group.” – Buster Fayte, Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp

 

“The disc’s closer, “Who Let You In,” is a dark, menacing number where the band sounds mean and Niki White is at her best. This is the kind of delivery she proves she’s more than capable of conjuring up…She sings this tune in her “voice” and man, she delivers it with a solid punch to the gut. When she sings like that, she’s got you completely hooked.” – Buster Fayte, Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp

 

“The band scored a real coup by picking up the dynamic, acrobatic (some would say insane) Tommy Collins who was looking for a new gig after the demise of Voodoo Swing. – Buster Fayte , Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp

 

“The…album is a brilliant mix of ‘traditional’ rockabilly (I Wanna Rock And Roll, Rockabilly Boy and Two-Timin’ Two Step) and jazz & rhythm (Hot Toddy and The Boy Who Cried Wolf).” – Tom Calleuw, Street Styled (Feb 16, 2015)

“So let’s sum up this album: if you listen to traditional rockabilly and only to traditional rockabilly you’re not going to like this album. If you don’t mind artists looking over the horizon to different styles of music you’re in for a real treat. I honestly can’t wait to catch this band on a stage somewhere.” – Tom Calleuw, Street Styled (Feb 16, 2015)

Dangerous One infuses several varying styles to cover an expanse of styles from the 40s and 50s with a splash of contemporary sass as vocalist Niki White goes from kittenish to wailing on the album. ” – YabYum Music and Arts- Top 3 Retro Revamped Albums (Jan 17, 2015)

“Dangerous One is an album sure to wow all the group’s fans.” – Matt Marn, YabYum Music and Arts (Nov 26, 2014)

“I’m not gonna lie and tell you that I follow the genre but what I heard and saw was downright outstanding. Yes, their rockabilly sound stands out but what pulled me in was how well they molded it with swing.” -Garyn Klasek, Samp Zine (August 21, 2014)

“… these cats know how to rock….their trumpet player, Bruce Legge, is amazing. If that’s not enough Singer Niki White wooed the crowd with her seductive voice. Yet, the showstopper of Whiskey Kiss’ set, for me, had to be their upright bassist, Nick White. Not only did he stand out by how well he pounded away on the bassline but I caught him showing off his balancing skills as he stood on the side of his bass while playing for what seemed like an eternity. I’ve seen other bassists do similar feats but goddamn!” -Garyn Klasek, Samp Zine (August 21, 2014)

“They’re gonna surprise you. They’re gonna come out of left field, they’re gonna jab you, and they’re gonna tell you what’s up.” – Tiny, Friction in the Static (Jul 14, 2014)

“These guys are artists. They are musicians, and they have come up with an angle that I think is pretty freaking cool” – Tiny, Friction in the Static (Jul 14, 2014)

“I was tickled pink to notice that her (Wanda Jackson) band was not a touring act, but one of the burgeoning rockabilly bands who came to the festival (Rockabilly on the Route). They were called Whiskey Kiss and they had never met Jackson before. Whiskey Kiss was not a Wanda Jackson tribute act – they were just the band in town to get the job done. That is old school and bad ass at the same time…And it should be noted that these young rockabilly hot shots Whiskey Kiss nailed Jackson’s songs completely seamlessly.”  – Rockin Randy, Rockin’ Randy’s Rock Report & Review (Jan 31, 2014)

“The band is tight and versatile. They perform a great variety of whiskey kissed covers, and their original songs, such as, “Addicted”, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, “Hot Toddy”, and “Dangerous One” are outstanding examples of this team’s writing skills. Their LP is much anticipated by the Phoenix rockabilly scene. A must see band!” – Bill Garrett, Lowview Magazine (Nov 02, 2013)

“Go see this band live! Niki’s stage presence is that of a true pro: sassy, sexy, confident, and powerful. She never fails to wow her audience.” – Bill Garrett, Lowview Magazine (Nov 02, 2013)

“…each performance this band steps it up and vocalist Niki White has quickly become the reigning rockabilly darling in town” – Bill Garrett, Lowview Magazine (Nov 02, 2013)

“Well, if this isn’t the cutest thing to hit rockabilly since the polka-dot: Whiskey Kiss is led by husband and wife duo Nick and Niki White. She sings lead while he plucks his upright bass. Don’t let that fool you, however, Whiskey Kiss will creep up on ya and plant a fat kisser right to the cheek! With Jason Kay on the drums, Joel Dark on guitar and Bruce Legge on trumpet, Whiskey Kiss mixes in calypso and swing into their more traditional rockabilly sound to form a groove you just have to shake and shimmy to.” – YabYum, YabYum (Mar 30, 2013)

“Viva Las Vegas 16 discoveries…the quintet Whiskey Kiss, singer with the powerful voice” – Alison Herbert, HorizonVU Music Blog (Apr 14, 2013)

“We hadn’t even heard of you and just wondered into Brendan’s on a whim. We are so glad we did! You blew us away! You guys were definitely one of the best bands we heard at Viva (Viva Las Vegas 16) this year!” – Darin Mecher – Fan

 

“I came across your name and it was perfect timing before the Burlesque show. I must say my husband and I are thought you killed it!!! and glad that we picked Whiskey Kiss! Thank you Nicki..Nick.. Bruce..Joel and Jason for taking the time to sign my CD..you have made a BIG impression at Viva! (Viva Las Vegas 16) …and now I am a huge fan! Definitely the BEST band at Viva.. my opinion!” – Kimberly Olson Leach – Fan

 

“It felt a lot like the ’50s at the second annual 5 & Diner Bash at Firebird Raceway on Saturday, January 5. Rat Rods raced for glory, dolled up ladies competed for the crown in a pin up beauty contest, and rockabilly bands jammed all day. Whiskey Kiss was on double duty, as the band performed and singer Niki White took first place in the pin up contest.” – Melissa Fosum – Phoenix New Times


Dangerous One Album Review:

The Soul of a Clown– Music Blog, United Kingdom 

Buster Fayte’s Rockabilly Romp– Music Blog, USA


Radio/Podcast:

Check out these Radio Stations, Shows, and Podcasts to hear Whiskey Kiss

RadioPhoenix.org interview with Alan Weaver, The DreamWeaver 10/21/15

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Coastal Travel US Radio

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Rockabilly “N” Blues Radio Hour 11/24/14

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Interview with Tiny form Friction in the Static: 7/14/14

 


Publications:

11/1/14: LowView Magazine Isssue #4- Dangerous One Music Video Coverage

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1/4/14: AZ Republic Newspaper: Niki White Miss 5 & Diner 2013

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11/2/13: LowView Magazine Issue #1

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08/23/12: Ricky Potts Music Blog: Artist Interview 1 on 1

Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Whiskey Kiss

 


 

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