Happy Birthday Nik West

Kala uBass Artist Nik West.

Kala uBass Artist Nik West.

Kala uBass artist and super funky bass player Nik West is celebrating her birthday today. Celebrate the birth of this amazingly talented bassist by viewing her videos on YouTube and streaming her music.

Happy Birthday Ms. West. And many more.

Like Shaq Playing a P-Bass

Kala uBass Artist Philip Bynoe.

Kala uBass Artist Philip Bynoe.

That’s what Philip Bynoe says he thinks people think he looks like while playing is uBass.

In an interview with Jon Liebman of For Bass Players Only, Bynoe explains that his uBass replaced an acoustic upright he was lugging around on tour with Steve Vai. He notes that it’s sound is comparable to an upright sand that it’s much easier and cheaper to transport on tour.

It’s a great instrument, he says, and I do use it when I need some upright type of thing and I don’t want to bring out an upright.

You can watch the interview HERE. Bynoe talks about the uBass starting at 9:05 in the video.

Big Funk in a Small Package

Nik West performing "People Pleaser" on the acoustic uBass. Photo: Facebook video capture

Nik West performing “People Pleaser” on the acoustic uBass. Photo: Facebook video capture

Here’s a video of the great Nik West bringing the funk with her acoustic uBass.

The song is called “People Pleaser” and was written by Andy Allo.

Accompanying Nik areĀ Kim Steele on guitar andĀ Kevan Aaron on cajon.