Instrument: Bass, Keys, Vocals
Territories: Worldwide excl. DK
Availability: 2020: APR, MAY, JUL, Oct, Nov
New Album "TIME 2 STOP WORRYING (bout the weird stuff)" released on the 1st January 2019!
“TIME 2 STOP WORRYING (bout the weird stuff)”
The new album from bass player Ida Nielsen once again shows Ida’s acoustically diverse repertoire: Oldschool funk mixed with hiphop and Nusoul. Add to this a sprinkle of beautiful soul inspired ballads. The result? Simple, sexy and cool tunes reaching beyond the passionate, limited fan base of the funk bass.
But make no mistake. This is the work of Ida the funk bass player – with a built-in passion for experiments and the heavy rhythm of the bass. “TIME 2 STOP WORRYING (bout the weird stuff)” is an album with a cool message and an album of depth and distinct sound that establishes Ida Nielsen as an artist here to make some noise. It’s bass player meets songwriter meets instrumentalist meets producer.
Each track carries its own composition. Each track has its own attitude and feel. And yet, the album is a perfectly united sound piece paying tribute to funk. This is authenticity, improvisation and intensity stripped down and ready to party.
And Ida has invited her friends along the joy-ride. Performing on the album is a musically hard hitting cocktail -high on creativity counting great names such as Liv Warfield, Shelby J, Kuku Agami, Son of light & Donna Grantis.
Ida Nielsen got her life turned upside down when music legend Prince discovered her in August 2010. Shortly after she joined his band and started touring with him and “The New Power Generation” as well as the 4 piece power house rockband “3rdeyegirl”
Ida was part of his bands from 2010 until his 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.”
After the years with Prince Ida has been focusing on her solo career.
Since the release of her 3rd solo-album “turnitup” (fall 2016) she has been touring the world non-stop with her band “the Funkbots” and they are delivering a high energy funk show packed with good vibes, tight grooves and subtle references to her former employer and teacher Prince.
Time to stop worrying (about the weird stuff) (2018)
Sometimes A Girl Needs Sugar Too (2011)
Marmelade (under the name Bassida) (2008)
"Ida Nielsen -Funk Goddess"
Bass player magazine
"The result is Turnitup, a 14-track funk joyride with high-spirited vibes and enough bass magic to make low-enders repeatedly hit rewind, while also doubling as a party-anthem playlist for non-musicians. Her old-school funk meets new-school soul style gives a tip of her cap to her departed mentor, who would, without hesitation, give this disc his stamp of approval."
Jon D'Auria, Bassplayer Magazine
"Ida is a mother plucker"
"Her name is Ida and she´ll eat a bass"
"In all my years in the business, meeting and jamming with all the people I know, I NEVER ask for ANYONE'S autograph. But when she reached in her bag to give me her CD after we jammed together, I had a to ask her "sign it for me"...she and I aren't only fellow musicians, shes a fellow lovely soul and she turned me into a male groupie...lol...So cool, beautiful and down to earth..I LOVE this woman and her CD its so FUNKY..go get it !!!"
John Wesley Payne, The Revolution
Ida Nielsen & The Funkbots
Ida Kristine Nielsen (bass + vocals)
Kuku Agami/Son of Light (rapper)
Patrick Dorcean (drums + electronics)
Mika Vandborg (guitar + vocals)
Phong Le: keys
|15 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Kofferfabrik||Fürth||Germany|
|16 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Kofferfabrik||Fürth||Germany|
|18 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Le Singe||Biel||Switzerland|
|20 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||ETM||Geneva||Switzerland|
|21 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Bravo Caffe||Bologna||Italy|
|22 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Treibhaus||Innsbruck||Austria|
|23 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Cafe Central||Weinheim||Germany|
|25 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Gretchen||Berlin||Germany|
|28 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Scala||Ludwigsburg||Germany|
|29 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Bürgerhaus Diagonal||Ingoldstadt||Germany|
|30 Apr 2020||Ida Nielsen||Op der Schmelz||Dudelange||Luxembourg|
|02 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||Groene Engel||Oslo||Netherlands|
|03 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||Theaterstübchen||Kassel||Germany|
|05 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||New Morning||Paris||France|
|06 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||De Chapelle||Herentals||Belgium|
|07 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||Scala||Leverkusen||Germany|
|08 May 2020||Ida Nielsen||Alte Stadthalle||Rottweil||Germany|
|12 Jun 2020||Ida Nielsen||Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival||Rio das Ostras||Brazil|
|13 Jun 2020||Ida Nielsen||Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival||Rio das Ostras||Brazil|
|14 Jun 2020||Ida Nielsen||Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival||Rio das Ostras||Brazil|
|26 Jun 2020||Ida Nielsen||Rivertone Festival||Straubing||Germany|
|30 Jul 2020||Ida Nielsen||Stimmenfestival||Lörrach||Germany|
|31 Jul 2020||Ida Nielsen||Sommerbühne Blautopf||Blaubeuren||Germany|