The Tiki Delights have 2 new Lounge songs! SWANK is a vocal tune available for downloads at Amazon, ITunes, Spotify and more.
The instrumental version is called SWANKOLOGY and features swingin’ B3 organ. It’ll be up for downloads very soon!
A new Tiki Delights CD is in the works…all Lounge…stay tuned!–Mahalo!—
Cool new artwork is by Eric October www.ericoctober.com
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.(www.ericoctober.com )
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–)
”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. www.digitiki.com
“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
CD is NOW available through PayPal below…….
$10.00—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: