With credits that include work for artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, John Mayer, and most recently, Glee, bassist, singer and songwriter Nik West is anything more than just another pretty face. Noted music journalist Alex Henderson (Billboard) sums West’s incredible talent up saying “Nik West is one 21st Century 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 Larry Graham, Louis Johnson (of Brothers Johnson fame) and Marcus Miller. Nik West is also a highly expressive singer and is one of the few artists that can sing a soft and smooth jazzy vocal as well as a raspy high pitched rock vocal AUTHENTICALLY.”
While working on her first album “Just In The Nik Of Time”, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics also became acquainted with West’s work, fell in love with her soulful voice, and reached out to her to work with him on several projects. Within days she was performing with Stewart in Los Angeles to capacity crowds. Days later she also began working with Stewart and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, George Strait, and Michael Jackson) on a recording project. Since then, Nik has accompanied, recorded with, and jammed with a few well-known artists, such as Prince, The New Power Generation, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller, and more. “Nik West is definitely bringing back the funk groovement and I love everything about what she stands for!” -Bootsy Collins
In March 2014 Nik graced the pages of Bass Player Magazine with Daft Punk member and bassist Nathan East. She has also appeared on the covers of Bass Musician Magazine, Image and Style Magazine and Bass Quarterly Germany. FENDER took note of Nik’s abilities and offered her an artist endorsement. Two years later, she helped Fender create a new line of basses called the Dimension Bass, which also had input from Marcus Miller. Nik also founded the Queen of Strings, a female bass and guitar program and competition. She partnered with many other companies such as Guitar Center and Rock and Roll Camp for Girls-inspiring and teaching young women self-esteem and discipline on an instrument, and the Fender Music Foundation, donating several autographed guitars by her friends and icons in the music industry to schools. Her EP, “Say Somethin,” was released in February 2015. To find out more about Nik West and the latest news, visit www.nikwestbass.com.