Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Sultry songstress woos with her R&B vocal styling.
Nikita Germaine's future looks as bright as her past. Nikita is another shining star to emerge from the talent-rich soil of Oakland, California. She discovered her talents at a young age and has fine-tuned them throughout the years.
A chance meeting with Grammy-winning producer Narada Michael Walden impressed him so much, she quickly became part of Narada’s signature sound. He had Nikita contribute on various projects such as: Aretha Franklin's "Who's Zoomin Who,” and Whitney Houston "Body Guard.” She co-wrote with Narada Michael Walden and Sal Dakota on "Take Me Higher" for Diana Ross. Her big name affiliation does not stop there. Nikita backed up Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, Cheryl Crow, George Michael, Jeff Beck, Howard Hewitt, Jennifer Holiday, Rachelle Ferrell, and the legendary Carlos Santana.
Eventually, Nikita signed with Motown Records, and released her debut album As Sweet as it Comes. It generated the hit single of the same name, and cemented Nikita’s voice as a deserving addition to the history of Motown.
Nikita teamed up with songwriter/producer Darkside of Family Tree Records to record her sophomore release Just Kita. From the urgent R&B lead-off single “9-1-1 L.O.V. E” to the soul-wrenching introspective ballad ”Because of You,” Nikita bares all. Musically rich and lyrically provoking, this is an album that will leave a lasting impression on your musical palate.
Nikita has performed with many bands and musicians outside of R&B and Motown. In 2009, she recorded background vocals on the album, Save Me San Francisco by the Grammy award-winning band Train. In 2012, she toured Japan with Narada Michael Walden promoting his CD, Thunder, and shortly after that Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, contacted her once again and invited her to go on a national and international tour.
Nikita's love for music is vast. While growing up, her parents introduced her to the world of Jazz. To put it simply, she fell in love and felt at home. Nikita draws in her audience with a unique vocal style reminiscent of legendries such as Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughn.