With credits that include work for artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, Glee, and more,US top female bassist, singer, and songwriter Nik West is coming to Romania for the first time. With a new surprising look, a lots of energy, the artist, among the first ones who played the first Fender six-stringed bass, is performing at Beraria H in Bucharest on October 17, starting 9 p.m.
Nik is the face of a brand new line of basses called the Dimension Bass that Fender came out with in 2013. She was a partner in helping to develop the bass. She is also the brainchild behind the Queen of Strings Competition, discovering, inspiring and teaching young women self esteem and discipline on an instrument.
Dubbed as the female Lenin Kravitz, the American bassist is set to propose the audience in Bucharest an original show together with guitar player Tomo Fujita, known for his collaborations with Collins, Kenwood Dennard, Ronnie Earl and Paul Jackson, and together with drummer John Blackwell, former drummer for Prince, Justin Timberlake și Patti Labelle.
The formula presented by Nik West in Bucharest is called Funkalaya and got international recognition through its fantastic way to bring the funky grooves back in the limelight.
Tickets are available at Beraria H, at the TICKETNET stall inside Unirea Shopping Center, 2nd floor, as well as in Muzica store, Mihai Eminescu bookshop, TUI Travel Center agencies and Eurolines or online at www.ticketnet.ro, www.berariah.ro, www.iabilet.ro , www.bilet.ro.
The prices range from RON 120 (1st category), RON 90 (2dn category) and RON 70 (3rd category).
Nik West Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnSRMLxOUPQ
Early Life and Career
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. Growing up in a household filled with music and creativity, West’s family includes her sisters (keys, drums, violin, and guitar) who were her first band and singing act, and an older brother, a few of which she still records with today.
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 “You Wanna Be Startin Somethin”. After discovering the instrument there was no stopping her.
Music was not the only area West excelled in. The accomplished runway and print model and musician was a straight A student in high school and a track and field state record holder. She’s so passionate about calculus that she has a blog dedicated to her love for it. Unfortunately for the universities that offered her scholarships for her mind and athletic acumen, West chose music as her career path.
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. “Any time someone is called by Prince AND the Musical Director for Michael Jackson (Michael Bearden), you just know they have to be something special!”