When an artist’s delivery and bold packaging directly reflect the gifts within, we give that image a title and call it talent. Using the bass to provide the rhythmic pulse of her sound, Nik West sustains the fluidity of her music like a pro and I’m completely here for it.
The 20-something Arizona-born bassist is already a reputable force to be reckoned with, having shared stages with Prince, John Mayer and Marcus Miller. Possessing the athletic capability to move wildly about the stage while making her life-sized instrument jam, Nik West is well on her way to stardom, receiving stamps of approval from music legends Bootsy Collins, Glen Ballard and Lionel Richie.
Often seen with a colorful bass clef on her head and braid, a fresh face and bright lip, you can’t miss or look away from the talented star whether seeing her in passing or while performing. Her bold and unabashed appearance combined with her impeccable music skills give us yet another reason to love the progressive funk artist that much more.
About her vocal talents West says, “I lay the bass line down first, then I write to it.” On top of mastering bass, the beautiful West is also a talented song writer and vocalist with noteworthy range as heard on the song “Written All Over Me.” Multifaceted, West is able to dive into sultry melodious terrain switch into high pitched edgy rock sequences AND move amiably with a six string Fender.
Embodying complete instrument mastery and owning the insatiable passion of bass legends like the late Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mosson and Larry Graham, the talented Nik West has made a lasting mark on the funk genre and bass enthusiasts nationwide!
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