With credits that include work with artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Prince, John Mayer or 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."
Say SomethingStudio version
Back in BlackStudio version
Back in Black (single)
Forbidden FruitStudio version
Just In The Nik Of Time
West’s musical journey began in her hometown, Phoenix, AZ. It was there that her father - an accomplished guitarist - taught her how to play the rhythm guitar when she was just 13-years-old. Though she began her musical journey playing the guitar, the left-handed phenom truly realized her calling when she discovered the bass in high school while listening to Michael Jackson's „Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'".
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, John Mayer, Marcus Miller, and more. Her talent has even peaked the attention of Lenny Kravitz, Steven Tyler, and Flea (RHCP).
Before gracing the covers of Bass Musician Magazine and being featured in Bass Player, Bass Quarterly Germany, and Bass Magazine Japan, West’s skill was noticed early on by legendary music company, Fender. They took notice of her standout voice and funky bass playing and offered her an artist endorsement. Nik is the face of a brand new line of basses called the Dimension Bass that Fender came out with in 2013 and she was also a partner in helping to develop the bass.
In 2015 another legendary brand, Warwick known for extraordinary and highly qualitative instruments endorsed Nik who now plays their amps and speaker cabinets.
Among all the activities Nik is also the brainchild behind the Queen of Strings Competition, discovering, inspiring and teaching young women self esteem and discipline on an instrument. OFFICIAL WEBSITE: WWW.NIKWESTBASS.COM