Ida Nielsen: bass, lead vocal
Kuku Agami: rap, spoken words
Mika Vandborg: guitar, backing vocals
Phong Than Le: keyboards
Patrick Dorcean: drums, electronics
New album "02022020" to be released by February 2, 2020
02022020 is a palindrome date and the name of the 5th solo album by Danish bassist extraordinaire Ida Nielsen. On this album, Ida invites us into a more intimate universe than her previous 4. You will discover a diverse and more mellow side of Ida´s compositional musicianship, however Ida’s highly recognizable sound still cuts through this stripped down musical setting and makes your head bob (softly). Ida includes plenty of gems for the bass lovers - smooth bass carried chord grooves, aswell as lots of soulful bass solos.
02022020 is a smooth mix of new material and reinventions of some older songs featuring young and upcoming Austrian artist Aljosha as well as members of her band: The Funkbots. The vibe of her new album can be described as overall smooth, laid back and chilled.
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 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 & Victor Wooten) in the annual Music Radar poll 2019.