"She's a baaaaad mama jama!... lighting licks and thunder thumbs..." -Quincy Jones

"The Female Lenny Kravitz"- Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)

"Holy Funkadelic!!" - Steven Tyler

"Great stage presence"..."She inspires me in the same way Rosie and Sheila did..." - Prince

"She wears a colorful mohawk shaped like a bass clef on her head" - Soul Train

Explosive stage presence isn't enough to describe the way Nik West moves, wows, and shocks crowds everywhere. "She is a real life gumby on stage, all while singing, dancing, and slapping the hell out of her bass guitar!"With credits that include work with artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, John Mayer, Glee and more, 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 singer and 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." Known for impressively recording a cover of "Back In Black" by AC/DC, Nik shocked many rock fanatics and instantly became a new favorite of legend Steven Tyler and Lenny Kravitz. 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. 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 become the first black woman to compose music for the Disney sports network, ESPN. She has accompanied, recorded with, and jammed with artists such as Prince, Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Santana, Larry Graham, Macy Gray, Esperanza Spalding, Orianthi, Bootsy Collins, and more. “Nik West is definitely bringing back the funk groovement and I love everything about what she stands for!” -Bootsy Collins

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. She has endorsements and partnerships with companies such as Rockstar Energy, Audemars Piguet, James Allen Diamonds, Vanderhall, Roland, and more. She is also the brainchild behind the Bass Domination Course, discovering, inspiring and teaching beginner bassists self esteem and discipline on an instrument.