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  • Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Bassist Nik West (Prince, Dave Stewart) has released a new EP, Say Somethin. The EP features another female rock powerhouse alongside West — Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Orianthi – on the tune “My Relationship.” The version of the record available via SoundCloud kicks off with West’s cover of AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” and the rest... »

  • Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest

    Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest

    Alberto Rigoni’s new album, which mixes funky, electro, ambient, rock, pop and experimental vibes, is all about the bass – it’s even called Bassorama. Italian bassist Rigoni (TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham, The Italians, and his own solo work) pulled together an extraordinary assortment of bassists for the album, including Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, Divinity Roxx,... »

  • Nik West: Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” Cover

    Nik West: Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” Cover

    Nik West shared this on Facebook, and it knocked me (and a lot of other people) out. In this video, the bassist/vocalist takes on Musiq Soulchild’s “Just Friends” with lots of style. “I wanted to try out this new Fender Jazz Elite Bass,” she shared. You made it sound great, Nik! »

  • BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon,... »

  • Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Anyone that has jammed with Prince, John Mayer, and Bootsy Collins must have something good to say, and Nik West is one of those people. The bassist’s recently released Say Somethin’ EP blends rock, funk, and R&B for an engaging musical journey pinned together by her solid bass playing. West gives a taste of the... »

  • Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The... »

  • Nik West: Forbidden Fruit, Live

    Nik West: Forbidden Fruit, Live

    Nik West lays it down in this live performance of her song “Forbidden Fruit.” Drawing from R&B and funk, West leads the band on bass and vocals complete with a tasty solo at the three-minute mark. »

  • Nik West: “Wait a Minute” (Live)

    Nik West: “Wait a Minute” (Live)

    Here’s bassist/vocalist Nik West performing her funky tune, “Wait a Minute”. The song is from the bassist’s album, Just in the Nik of Time. Love the scat singing with Nik doubling the line on bass. »