Having heard Nock’s music for many years – and being aware of his genius as a composer, arranger and player – I found it amazing to see him perform live for the first time. He proved he could build from a platform, adding layers and textures – working with minimalism, classical, jazz and noiresque soundscapes to show that many colours can be conjured from the keys of a piano.
Simon Sweetman, The Dominion Post, Wellington NZ Nov 12, 2007
Piano maestro and winner of this year’s ARIA jazz award, Mike Nock led his trio in a dazzling performance at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.
John McBeath, The Australian Nov 6, 2007
There's a glint to Nock's playing and a buoyancy in his leadership
Downbeat Nov 2005
Downbeat, Nov 2005
... impressed me greatly. Mike Nock was creating very musical things. It won't be long before he'll make a mark.