After establishing a classical foundation on the violin Niki yearned for further musical inspiration outside the boundaries of her early exposure to music. She discovered absolute inspiration with a new genre to her being Gypsy Jazz through some utterly inspirational performers and teachers.
Niki entered the niche little world of gypsy style playing and began working on developing her taste for this genre by recording an EP and later joined the Paul McIver quartet with whom she currently plays alongside.
Niki LoBartolo and Nicolás Briozzo dance together to Tango Desiderio . . .
A story of desire, lust, with a hint at the fear associated with vulnerability is danced in this clip.
Filmed at Melbourne Salsa, Collingwood Director of Cinematography, lighting, and film - the wonderful Frankie Frank
Dancers: Nicolás Briozzo and Niki LoBartolo
Music composed and produced by: Niki LoBartolo
Engineered and mastered by Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock
Dressed by In Aetheria
A live looping performance of Tango Desiderio filmed at an Open Mic evening. Some exciting additions to the recording feature some tango dancing by Rina and Nadim Sadawa (Tango Escencia) and also some dancing filmed at Melbourne Salsa, Collingwood.
Dancing was filmed at Melbourne Salsa, St Mark's Church hall, and the Music was filmed and recorded live at the Clocktower Centre - Enjoy!!
A violin inspired improvisation on the story of the Red Shoes from Clarissa Esté's, 'Women Who Run with the Wolves.' Using violin, effects pedals, looping, and vocals, Niki has created a video with some dance and video effects to highlight her live performance at Open Studio -
Dancing was filmed at Melbourne Salsa and the Music was filmed and recorded live at Open Studio - Enjoy!!
A cool video my talented and lovely friend Lisa Mills made at Storyland of me playing Last Chance, an original tune from my album, arranged for loops, violin and vocals.
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