Review of "Madiba, dedication to Nelson Mandela":
"...This is a very powerful and inspired song... This song reminds me a bit of "Biko" by Peter Gabriel and is not un-coincidentally, also about another South African…." Jimmy Lloyd - Executive Producer and Host, The Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase on NBC (via Music XRay )
“This is a lovely ode to the legend himself Nelson Mandela – beautifully original, meaningful and thought-provoking lyrics over a very well-produced musical set. Stunning vocals, piano, drums and percussion take centre stage with acoustic guitars. The message is deep and the big man himself would be proud!” Wouter Kellerman (“Symphonic Soweto” World Music album)
"A MASTERPIECE!!! The title Track, "Wild Horse Running Free" is a GLOBAL ANTHEM FOR HUMANITY!!!
THE DEGREE IN WHICH YOU INFUSE COMPASSION INTO EVERY FIBER OF EVERY NOTE IN EACH SONG IS TRULY MAGICAL.
YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE THE WORLD FEEL. THIS IS A KEY INGREDIENT TO MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR US ALL."
Alan Weisman, Cavallino Music, May 2017
Reviews of "Grand View Drive":
After hearing these songs I realized Nicolette is one of the few people in this world that knows the true definition of the word.
by Laughterror, Amazon review May 28, 2006
“Beautiful beautiful music":
I am a caregiver in Pasadena, California, USA. My sister gave me this CD recently when we had a quiet moment together. Now, whenever I come home from a really hard day, I make the house dark, light candles, slip into the bath with a glass of Merlot, and listen to these beautiful beautiful songs as sung by Nicolette Aubourg, as sung by one who has loved well, and often, and deeply.”
A music fan from Pasadena, CA Amazon review 12/11/02
“Lovely music, lovely artist, lovely album":
My trainer gave me this album as a birthday gift earlier this year, and I keep telling her how wonderful it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you. She (my trainer) said that Nicolette Aubourg has a hauntingly beautiful voice, and I agree, but to me it is about the songs. They are so right on. I get them. This is the album that was written for me. I love it and highly recommend it to everyone. Nicolette, you go girl!”
Christy from Walnut Creek, CA 12/11/02
“The best new album I have heard all year!
Nicolette Aubourg's Grand View Drive is an outstanding album. Her songs are haunting, well crafted and memorable. She is also a brilliant guitar player, performer and singer. This is the type of album that does not come along very often!! I love it!!”
A music fan from Los Angeles, CA 11/22/02
"One of the reasons I really love this CD is that it affects me both intellectually AND emotionally. And the great thing is that it does both of these without sounding like it's trying to at all. Not many albums can do that."
James Beaton 3/3/03
“I found your music, and lyrics to be even inspirational as I became absorbed in your songs. You being able to write from life's experiences with both humans and animals says something to me about you the person.”
Dave Fibiger 10/13/02
“… hauntingly beautiful" reminds me of silver moonlight - gives goosebumps …” Jane Rolfe 10/2/02
“I have been playing your CD over and over trying to decide which song I like best and all I have succeeded in doing is to confuse myself totally… I love the Cello in the accompaniment and think your guitar work is excellent.”
Grace Reeler 7/20/02
“I have found myself playing many of the songs over and over. They are sometimes soothing, sometimes provocative and many times touch my heart.”
Maria Fibiger 7/8/02
“It is beautiful… The arrangements and orchestration are wonderful…”
Jamie Lewis 6/13/02
Reviews of "Songs from Willow Glen" on iTunes:
"Even better than the first album!" by The Uncool, 2008
I finally took time out to listen to your
song, - sound, - sorrow, --- soul;
over and over; - (like a teen-ager); - and I
am not sorry I spent the time.........
I am moved by your plaintive honesty,
allowing access to such as me -
so remote - and yet with so much in common -
and craving to share -
artfully - with those we may touch - with
profound concern; conviction;
Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles