Nikii Davis

Nikii Davis

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Excellent Original Blues and Reggae Music for All Ages. Nikii Davis is the winner of 8 Billboard World Songwriting Awards, puts on a GREAT show!

Biography

Nikii Davis
2006 Billboard Award winner Songwriter Nikii Davis, in conjunction with US Producers Peter Boe and Dennis Carter, UK Producer, Roman Pryce, and Jamaican Producer, Stephen Stewart announce the release of her newest CD, Simple Kind of Woman. For her debut album, Nikii has assembled a stellar cast of musicians including 2005 Grammy winner, Toots Hibbert, legendary drummer, Sly Dunbar; blues guitarist, Terry Robb, percussionists, Brian Davis of Pink Martini, Jamaican renowned Bongo Herman and acoustic guitarist, Teja Bell.

Nikii is an award winning songwriter and singer, whose soulful, personal songs incorporate elements of the blues and reggae, as well as ingredients forming many other musical styles; and Simple Kind of Woman is a collection that reflects her deepest feelings and desires.

Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Walters (www.bigbillmorganfield.com) and co-writer of Simple Kind of Woman’s “Someone Like U” writes “I am extremely proud of Nikii’s accomplishments and her continuing passion as an entertainer, she has an amazing presence on stage.” Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals (www.tootsandthemaytals.com) comments, “she reminds me of my friend Bonnie Raitt, Nikii’s got a good vibe going on, I love her music, Nikii, she vibrates this energy of light and love to everyone, Nikii, she’s my friend and inspiration.”

A native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Nikii developed her songwriting style over many miles spent traveling the world, working a wide variety of jobs and cataloging an enormous collection of life experiences, many of which find themselves woven into the emotional tapestry of Simple Kind of Woman.

Regarding Simple Kind of Woman, Nikii has this to say: “It is an incredible gift for me to have the honor of working with some of the legends in the music industry today. They have provided me with first hand lessons and valuable techniques in performing and songwriting. I owe so much to those who have contributed to my first CD and the encouragement they have given to make my dream come true. I feel incredibly blest, extremely thankful and very grateful.

In April of 2006, the 14th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest awarded 8 Honorable Mentions to Nikii for her original songwriting talents. 3 Songs from Simple Kind of Woman placed in the Top 500 Songs in the world. Mark Furnas, director of the Billboard Contest and Jim Halsey, President comment; “Only the highest quality songs make it to the top. This honor demonstrates the talent and dedication it takes to write a hit song, someone should be paying attention to Nikii Davis.” Currently “Simple Kind of Woman” is receiving AIRPLAY in France, England, Sweden, Brazil, Seychelles, South Africa, Japan and throughout the Caribbean. Currently the DVD featuring 2005 Grammy Winner Toots Hibbert is being aired on HYPE TV and Direct TV throughout
Europe and the Caribbean. Nikii is currently in the studio working on her 2nd CD due out late August.

Nikii is currently working on her sophomore CD, yet untitled but already has an exciting list of world class musicians in the line up. Hype TV (Direct TV) will be releasing her DVD Music Video “Round and Round” filmed exclusively in Jamaica with Toots Hibbert by award winning director, Ray Smith in January of 2007.

Discography

CD - "Simple Kind of Woman" - DVD - Featuring Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Visit: www.youtube.com to view. French, Sweden, Carribean Radio and Hype TV have been playing the Single "Round and Round" and multiple tracks off the blues side of the CD.

Set List

Simple Kind of Woman, Round and Round, Ain't goin back, Over & Over, Fall of My Tears, Shame, Shame, Shame, Tell Me Now, I Shiver, Someone Like You, Love Won't Let Me Down, 45 minute set of original blues and reggae