Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top Female Bassist & Vocalist Nik West Joins The Spectra Music Group

Superstar Nik West has just inked a deal with The Spectra Music Group to release her highly anticipated sophomore release "Say Somethin' " as well as re-releasing her critically acclaimed debut album "Just In The Nik Of Time". If you are a music fan and you dont know who Nik West is, you really have not been paying any attention at all.

Check out what industry leaders are saying about Nik West: "The Female Lenny Kravitz"- Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)

"Holy Funkadelic, I felt this girl's energy the first time I was in her presence, I knew there was something special about her with that hair" - Steven Tyler

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

With credits that include work for artists such as, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, Prince, John Mayer, and most recently, Glee, 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 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 and is one of the few artists that can sing a soft and smooth jazzy vocal as well as a raspy high pitched rock vocal.”

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. Although West’s father taught her and her siblings how to sing at a young age she has always considered herself more of a bassist than a singer. So much so that she intended for her debut album— Just in the Nik of Time —to be an instrumental project. “The producer I was working with, told me I have a wonderful voice and I need to sing,” says West. “I ended up doing it and I kind of like it now.” 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. Days later 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 accompanied, recorded with, and jammed with a few well-known artists, such as Prince, John Mayer, Marcus Miller, and more. Her talent has even peaked the attention of Lenny Kravitz, Steven Tyler, and Flea (RHCP). “Nik West is definitely bringing back the funk groovement and I love everything about what she stands for!” -Bootsy Collins Before gracing the covers of Bass Musician Magazine and being featured in Bass Player, Bass Quarterly Germany, and Bass Magazine Japan, 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 was also one of the first musicians to play Fender’s first 6-string bass. West’s string of accomplishments continued as she was selected to endorse SWR’s Black Beauty Amplifiers. The photo of West that is featured in the SWR advertisement was hand selected by legendary bassist Marcus Miller. “Any time someone is called by Prince AND the Musical Director for Michael Jackson (Michael Bearden), you just know they have to be something special!” Nik is the face of a brand new line of basses called the Dimension Bass that Fender came out with in 2013.She was a partner in helping to develop the bass. She is also the brainchild behind the Queen of Strings Competition, discovering, inspiring and teaching young women self esteem and discipline on an instrument.

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This new collaboration between The Spectra Music Group and Nik West, both musical powerhouses in their own right, is sure to create a dominant force in the music industry and change the landscape of Women In Rock.

If you were not paying attention before, you definately will be now.

The official website for Nik West may be found at

Follow Nik West on Twitter @NikWestBass

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gene-O Inks Deal and Joins The Spectra Music Group To Release Debut CD "Born To Love"

Gene-O has just inked a deal with The Spectra Music Group to release his debut cd "Born To Love". "Born to Love" has been created with so many styles yet all speaking to and about love which is where Gene-o’s passion for the heart will shine through in so many ways. The new CD features such artist as: Adam Hawley, Darryl Williams, Cal Harris Jr. Ashling “Biscuit” Cole and Will Donato.

With his amazing creative talent, one-of-a-kind signature sound and unbelievable vocal range (4 octaves), Gene-o has the ability to capture an audience and make even the largest venue feel like an intimate gathering. Gene-o has established himself as one of the most sought after vocalists in a genre that has been empty for so many years. He empowers the sultry adult arena that was once filled by such artists as Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Nat King Cole As vocalist, songwriter, lyricist, and self-taught musician, Gene-o shares his gift of song that is so transformative, it will make you believe not only in the power of love, but in the possibility of magic. His incomprehensible style will stay with you long after the show is over. It has also been rumored that Gene-o could be a distant relation to other greats bearing the same surname, which you will understand why when you witness his performance and are captured by his charisma, soft loving yet strong capturing voice.

Since his early childhood, Gene-o has performed, honed, and infused the passion of gospel into every aspect of his musical performances. This gospel background provides a passion to his music that is evident in everything he does. As Gene-o grew, he listened to and admired the talents of Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Phil Perry, Celine Dion and Patti Labelle. Their influences and his own unique gift have combined to create a style that is undeniably smooth, sexy, and seductive. Gene-o has been fortunate to share his gifts through stage performances with a variety of artists including, but not limited to, The Jets, Lenny Williams (former lead singer for Tower of Power) and the legendary Patti Labelle.

After spending several years performing around the world (China, Japan and the EU) and throughout the United States, Gene-o found himself in Los Angeles where he found his love for music was re-ignited. Soon, he was performing at local and national venues ranging from The Westgate Lounge, Humphrey’s By the Bay, various regional jazz festivals, as well as private and corporate events.

As of late, Gene-o has shared the stage with such artists as The Bus Boys, U-Nam, JJ Sansavarino, Max V, Elan Trotman, Gail Jhonson, Jonathan Fritzen, Aysha, The Braxton Brothers, Ricky Lawson, Darryl Williams, Monty Seward, Will Donato, Eric Darius, and his mentor the amazing Phil Perry.

What we know to be true is this is just the beginning. What About Forever, Gene-o's first solo project, was mastered in 2007 however because the record label he was under folded it was never released. Now in 2015, Gene-o found a new sound, look and musical stylings and is excited to release it to the world. Being signed to The Spectra Music Group is giving him the platform to allow his music to finally be heard worldwide.

Look for Gene-O's debut album "Born To Love" to be released by The Spectra Music Group in late 2015. 

The official website for Gene-O may be found at

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Monday, May 4, 2015

UK Pop/Rock Group Jackson Nova Releases Spectra Music Group Debut Single "Turning Point"

UK pop/rock band Jackson Nova has just released their Spectra Music Group debut single "Turning Point", with a full length album coming out in July 2015. In the Spring of 2012 in London, Jackson Nova began a journey as a singer/songwriter, rock and roll troubadour if you will, attempting to get his music out to as big an audience as possible with a massive attack of pure pop/rock which comprises a melodic and harmonic band who have one main aim - to write the ultimate pop/rock album. The music can only be described as epic pop music with harmonies reminiscent of Ray Lamontagne, Neil Young and Little Feat with vast shifts in love, life and laughter!

Jackson’s vocals have been likened to a merge of Damien Rice and Eddie Vedder, bursting with character and conviction, fused with understated pop nous and the writing ethics of Lennon and McCartney. Jackson Nova is indeed the hybrid child of Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley! Last year Jackson Nova was invited to attend the acoustic stage at Reading Festival in England, where he played his songs to a rapturous packed marquee to both public and critical acclaim! Social network profile continues to expand at an alarming rate and word of mouth is spreading the news like wildfire. Fast gaining a great live reputation on the London club scene, Jackson Nova has joined forces with U.S label Spectra Music Group to release a debut album in July 2015.

The first single, "Turning Point" is hitting radio now!!! With radio - friendly tunes flowing from their very beings, be prepared to catch Jackson Nova at a venue near you soon! 

Summer Festival dates:

June : Glastonbury Festival U.K. and North By North East Festival, Toronto, Canada

September : Bestival, Isle Of Wight, U.K.

Request Jackson Nova's new single "Turning Point" on your favorite radio station today.

The official site for Jackson Nova may be found at

Follow Jackson Nova on Twitter @JacksonNova1

The official site for the Spectra Music Group may be found at

Follow Spectra Music Group on Twitter @SpectraMusicInc

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