Bassist Ida Nielsen’s life was 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 four piece power house rock band, 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 started to focus on her solo career.
Ida has been releasing music on a regular basis and has increased her touring schedules tremendously since 2016. Ida and her band the Funkbots are delivering a high energy funk show packed with good vibes, tight grooves and subtle references to her former employer and teacher Prince.
Ida was voted amongst the top 10 bass players in the world (together with fellow bassists Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten) in the annual Music Radar poll 2019.
Ida Nielsen – Bass, Vocals, Keys
Patrick Dorcean -Drums
Oliver Engqvist -Guitar, Vocals
Jakob Elvstøm -Saxophone, Vocals
A standing show. On sale 10am 5th August.
Ida is a mother plucker!Prince
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