Bass player, singer, and songwriter Nik West is about to release her second album “Moody” on April 1. Calling on her life and musical journey, West features a variety of genres on “Moody”. Funk music pioneer Larry Graham, Narada Michael Walden,Cindy Blackman-Santana, and Larissa Basillo all join West on the album.
This summer she will be touring with Lenny Kravitz.
But Kravitz isn’t the only big name star that West has shared the stage with. In her short career, she has worked with The Purple One himself – Prince, Quincy Jones, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, John Mayer, Sugarland, Macy Gray, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Orianthi.
Referred to as “a Gumby on stage”, West isn’t one for standing still when she performs, West dances around the stage as she sings and plays the bass. Her performance of “Back in Black” originally by AC/DC has made big fans out of Lenny Kravitz and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
Nik West tour dates:
May 17 at the Bayou St. John in New Orleans, LA
June 28 at a venue yet to be determined in Vienna, Austria
July 11 at the Sion Sous Les Etoiles in Sitten, Switzerland
July 15 at the Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Germany
July 16 at the Guitare En Scene Festival in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
July 18 at the Adaia Gocek in Gocek, Turkey
July 26 at the Kulturfestival Grafelfing in Munich, Germany
July 31 at the Fasching in Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 2 at the Kaliningrad City Jazz in Kaliningrad, Russia
feature photo credit: taken from Nik West’s website