Ida Nielsen is a Danish bass player (and multi-instrumentalist & composer) who might be mostly known for the honourable task of holding down the low end for the legendary artist PRINCE.
She joined his band the “NPG” in 2010 and started touring immediately after. In 2013 the 4 piece powerhouse rockband “3rdeyegirl” was thrown into the mix as well and added a whole new row of venues and recordings.
Ida was part of his bands until his tragic and untimely passing in April 2016.
She describes playing with Prince as “a huge gift and as the most magical musical journey ever, and an on-going learning experience beyond all imagination.”
But Ida also has a very funky project of her own and has just released her 3rd* solo album “turnitup” on which she produced, programmed and (except for the live drums) played everything herself.
The music is best described as a mixture of old school funk & hiphop with elements of reggae and world music -with ear catching melodies and lots of bass.
Her first single: “SHOWMEWHATUGOT” (from “turnitup”) was hand picked personally by Prince to be “Purple pick of the week” on TIDAL when it was released.
Since the release of “turnitup” Ida has been touring and traveling the world with her band. She promises to deliver a smashing high energy funk show packed with good vibes and tight grooves!! You can’t fake the funk!!
* Ida´s solo-album releases:
“sometimes a girl needs some sugar too” 2011
“Marmelade” (under the name “Bassida”). 2008