“WHO KNEW FUNK COULD LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL”
“ERYKAH BADU MEETS PRINCE”

Bassist, vocalist, & model, a force of nature, known for her versatility, cool & calm, confidence & passion for life has been perfecting her gifts all of her life! Challenging and changing the industry around her and all those who come in contact with are left astonished and amazed as she captivates audiences everywhere!

Nik West Live-Written All Over Me

Words she lives by,“Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must!” and these words have taken her all over the world, and all before her 24th birthday.

Phoenix, Arizona, her hometown was her first hand introduction to music & her love for the arts! At an early age was where it all began.

 “Just In the NIk of Time”

T. West, an accomplished guitarist, also her father, was inspirational in her love for playing the bass! He taught her a few runs on the guitar and she learned it quickly.

He also noticed she had great dexterity with her fingers, even being left handed, playing a right-handed guitar. It didn’t stop there, this love ignited in her a passion to vocalize & verbalize what she felt as her hands began to quickly adapt to the strings.

From this union a singer was born!

Growing up in a household filled with music and creativity really cultivated and shaped her into the young woman she has become today. Music has been a blessing in disguise as it has carried her through humble beginnings in her family, which includes her sisters (keys, drums, violin, guitar) who were her first band and singing act, and an older brother! However, without her very supportive mother, she would only be 1/2 of the package she is today.

Me, My Guitar and SWR Headlite Amp

Fender took a liking to Nik’s eclectic voice and soulful bass playing and gave her an artist endorsement. She was one of the first to get her hands on Fender’s first 6 string bass.

She is also the face of SWR’s Black Beauty Amplifiers. Bass legend, Marcus Miller hand-picked the photo for the SWR ad that runs in Bass Player Magazine.

While working on her first album, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics called Nik and asked her to play bass for him and work on a project that he was putting together with Glen Ballard and other great musicians.

Nik’s resume includes appearances in Coca Cola, Ipod, and MTV commercials just to name a few. The release of her highly anticipated album, “Just in The Nik Of Time”, has already had rave reviews… “She has accompanied a few well-known artists, but on Just in the Nik of Time, West is the one in the driver’s seat.”

Nik West Interview

Although Nik plays her electric bass on this album, which she co-produced with Justin James, she isn’t strictly a bassist. She is also a highly expressive singer.

Her vocals, in fact, are the primary ingredient on Just in the Nik of Time, which favors a jazz-tinged neo-soul approach along the lines of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and India.Arie.

Stay tuned for much more from Nik West.

“This album is an example of the TRUE musicianship that the industry has been searching for” Funky bass lines, catchy hooks, and wonderfully written lyrics all combine to form this highly anticipated project. Nik West is what the music world has been waiting for and she comes “just in the nik of time”.

“Nik West is one 21st Century R&B artist who isn’t lacking in the chops department.  She is a young electric bassist who clearly knows her way around her instrument and plays like she has been inspired by the funky likes of Graham, Louis Johnson (of Brothers Johnson fame) and Marcus Miller.”-Alex Henderson

Nik West has played with the following artists

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Tribute, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) , Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrisett), Esperanza Spalding, Ringo Starr, Malina Moye, Gardner Cole (Madonna), Lena Burke, Ann Marie Calhoun, and more!

To Buy “Just in The Nik Of Time” (click photo)

Contacts

TWITTERhttp://www.twitter.com/#!/nikwestbass
REVERBNATIONhttp://www.reverbnation.com/nikwest
WEBSITEhttp://www.nikwestbass.com/
FACEBOOKhttp://www.facebook.com/nikwestbass
MYSPACEhttp://www.myspace.com/nikkywest

Management – Aundrea Thomas– management@nikwestbass.com


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