Nik West is a bassist/vocalist extraordinaire is best known for her colorful mohawk shaped like a bass clef, and explosive stage presence. Here's her single, “Purple Unicorn,” features MonoNeon (Prince) and Lil John Roberts (Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson).
West has recorded eight singles with Prince at Paisley Park. She’s recorded with Dave Stewart of Eurythmic. She’s a Stax Museum Award recipient; A Hard Rock Cafe Hall of Fame Inductee, and an American Idolguest and recurring guest on Glee.
Billboard says: 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."
The colorful,highly exuberant musician with the glittery-fun personality seamlessly crosses over from Funk, to Rock, to R&B, Punk and Jazz, receiving mass accolades for her skilled chops. She’s on a mission to empower women to embrace who they are and live freely. She continues to push the envelope with her unique style and sound.
“Nik West is definitely bringing back the funk groovement and I love everything about what she stands for!”-Bootsy Collins
“Now THATS a BAAAD mama jama" - Quincy Jones
"She inspires me the same way Sheila E did" – Prince
“The Female Lenny Kravitz” - Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
“HOLY FUNKADELIC!!!” - Steven Tyler