Music–Meet The Tiki Delights!

Darren’s NEW 6-song CD features his group ‘THE TIKI DELIGHTS’; a loving tribute to the classic Exotica sounds of the 60’s– Darren has written and produced a variety of styles including Surf, Exotica, Hapa Haole, Bossa Nova, & Spaghetti Western.  Includes 5 instrumentals and 1 vocal. Incredible original Tiki art was done by LA’s Eric October.( )

Pour yourself a tropical cocktail and take a trip to the Islands on this 20 minute voyage to Paradise!!

What Folks are saying:(For full reviews…see “Meet the Tiki Delights!” Reviews page–)

“Doing a show like the Cocktail Nation, I get a lot of music come across the studio console. So when this album arrived I was pleased to spot the very cool Tiki artwork on the cover. I knew it was going to be awesome as soon as I put it on the Hi Fi. I certainly wasn’t disappointed and this is one of the stand out releases for 2013 in my opinion.
Darren Long has captured the spirit of Exotica in a release that I hope will be the first of many more to come.”
Koop Kooper

 “I highly recommend this album. I LOVE mine, and have listened multiple times.  Great easy listening tunes, and very relaxing.  Though the album is Exotica, each song has a different quality….from Twist of Lyman, which is traditional Exotica, to Stay In My Arms, where we are treated to Darren’s velvety baritone voice.  Or, my favorite, Scorpion Rider, which is a blend of Exotica/Spaghetti Western. (reminds me of Kill Bill music)  You WON’T be disappointed!!!!”—Leslie Shafer; Daly City, CA

“Meet the Tiki Delights!’ is simply a musical journey into the tropics.  The mood, tempos, sounds, the natural lay of the instruments are all together a vacation to the ears and mind of the listener.  Darren Long paints pictures with his music on this project.  You feel the emotion of the ocean, the warmth of the ocean breezes, the waves crashing and the overall mood is set to a peaceful locale.  Bottom line, MEET THE TIKI DELIGHTS! is an enjoyable body of music that is fun and relaxing.  The songwriting and production by Darren Long is organic and dynamic.  The final mixes and master by Mark Stacy are very clear, easy on the ears, with a high degree of quality.  The instrumentation and arrangements by Darren Long and John Heinrich stand up today and will hold up very well over time”.——John Nanni; Producer @ Three Creeks Music, Franklin, TN

“The Tiki Delights are a welcome addition to the group of contemporary Exotica acts.  Composer Darren Long’s first foray into the world of Exotica spans the gamut from poppy Island vocals to wonderfully deep Exotica with a vintage flair.  The Tiki Delights are now part of the standard rotation on Quiet Village Radio! Thanks Darren for a great album! What else is there to say except the Tiki Delights are a delight”. —Mark Riddle; Host of the Quiet Village Podcast.

“Seasoned singer/songwriter and composer Darren Long turns back the clock taking us to a time when WWII was over and Vietnam wasn’t in our vocabulary yet.  Leveraging a host of Nashville’s talent, Long’s take on the current Tiki craze mixes styles and elements not found in the typical instrumental band.  While others have focused on a specific genre such as surf, or spy, the Tiki Delights present a variety of styles that would make the Tonga Room’s drink menu look like a sailor’s short list of favorite tropical punches.  Although each song stands on its own, the entire mix is nicely blended”.—Lawrence Lahl, Writer; San Francisco, CA

“I never knew what ‘Tiki’ music was exactly until I listened to the CD, “Meet the Tiki Delights.” Like the front of the album says, the music on this CD is “crisp” and gave me a feeling of renewal. The sound is clean and flows like a Hawaiian waterfall. Throughout the album, I see imagery of being on vacation, feeling good, being happy, I’m stress-free, and I am relaxed. This is the CD you would want to play when you need a little time to close your eyes and just mellow out. This is the the CD you would want to play at a Hawaiian themed party. This is the CD you would want to play when you are studying, writing, and just want to feel calm while you are driving”.—–Liz Rogers;  Florence, AL
“This CD is simply a holiday waiting to happen-just add ears! If you’re looking to leave the stress of everyday life behind and escape to a tropical paradise, then give “Meet The Tiki Delights!” a listen. This sampler CD is the perfect musical escape to a far off South Seas Isle. I suggest enjoying this terrific CD with your favorite Tiki cocktail. You won’t be disappointed.” 
—- Tiki Brian – Host and producer of the Exotic Tiki Island Podcast– 
I absolutely LOVE this CD! I have long been a fan of ‘tiki style’ music since my parents would toss a Martin Denny record on the stereo. There is something so relaxing in the sounds and blending of the instruments. Rarely do I hear a new song once and find myself humming the lyrics, but I have found myself doing this numerous times to the tune Stay in my Arms. Simply magical! Well done Darren and friends…can not wait to hear the next CD you produce. You have a lifelong fan.  —-Gina McNew, Kennesaw, GA—–

CD is NOW available through PayPal below…….

$12.00—includes Shipping!!—In US ONLY

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Keep It Tiki!!



Take a listen to the sound bites from Darren’s brand new CD:

1-Twist of Lyman        2-Scorpion Rider        3-Sandy Samba

4-Bali Safari        5-Stay in My Arms        6-Stormy Outrigger