Nigel Rivers

Music Producer/Instrumentalist

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27 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Bassist for Erykah Badu/Producer on Concord Label (Ableton gang!)/Session Bassist & Guitarist

Placement work:

**Gladys Knight - single - "Just a Little” (Co-Writer & Bass)
**Lecrae - Church Shoes - "Misconceptions pt3” & “Freedom" (Bass)
**Eric Roberson - The Box - "Lust For Love" (Bass)
**Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo and Youth - "Body of Work" (Bass)
**Common - Framework T.V. Theme Song (Bass)
**ZZ Ward - Love and War EP - “Lonely” & “Marry Well" (Bass)
**Madison Ward - Glow - "Never Get Enough", “Fame” (Bass)

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Nigel Rivers
  • Royce da 5'9"
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Bobby Sessions
  • Skylar Grey
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Eric Roberson

27 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kwun P.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Nigel. He provided a bassline with such flair that transformed and supported the song perfectly. Love the groove he provided for the piece, he is absolutely a first class musician who seems to play effortlessly and fluidly.
    His service was prompt and professional and with great communication, which is important when working on a platform like this. I would certainly work with Nigel again and would not hesitate to recommend him.

  2. Review by Iraj W.
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    Excellent !!!
    Super Fast and efficient !!!

  3. Review by Nayla
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    I had my first ever artist consultation with Nigel and it went well. He gave me some much needed homework i never knew i needed to complete. I never had anyone get me to think so deeply about the path I’m going down. I’d highly recommend if you need to get your ducks lined up. Make sure you take notes.

  4. Review by Schias Carmon-Brown
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    Simply put, Nigel is a musical genius! Being in the studio with him is like watching magic happen. Always the consummate professional, he exceeds whatever need you have in a musical project and brings it to life. Nigel is your go-to bassist and producer!

  5. Review by Hallie Smith
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    Nigel, Is so talented, in so many levels of his profession. His style touches the heart and soul of music lovers🎶🎸🎹❤️

  6. Review by Tavares Barnes
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    Nigel's reputation as a professional musician is spot on! He possesses a very creative, musical, and lyrical approach to his instrument, and that's exactly what I needed in my composition. Someone who could hear my ideas, and give them the energy only live bass could provide. I found him to be punctual and affordable, so my experience was definitely a win-win. I can't wait to work with him again! Blessings

  7. Review by Dejon LaQuake
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    Nigel is one of the best bass/guitarists I know. I was in awe when I first heard him play. His passion for music is beyond words. Not only is he very talented, and creative, he is also one of the kindest, chillest dudes. I highly recommended you hit him up

  8. Review by Marilyn
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    I found out about Nigel through social media. I was completely in awe by his bass talents and humble character. I strongly believe that he is an amazing bassist and can truly bring an extra sense of magic to any performance. Beyond that, he is also an extraordinary producer and his professionalism is always demonstrated in his work. He is a multi-faceted musician and is exactly who I would recommend to anyone who wishes to take their music to the next level.

  9. Review by Michael D.
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    Nigel is not only the most talented bassist I know, he’s an amazing multi-instrumentalist and producer that will instantly take any project to the next level. He has spent his life dedicated to improving his craft and it shows in all of his work. Nigel can bring professional results to any style of music thrown at him.

  10. Review by Alainna Pierce
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    Nigel is an incredible person and musician. He is so passionate about music and you rarely see him without his bass! His style is smooth, rhythmic and soulful. He’s truly an amazing artist and I will always follow his work.

  11. Review by Jasondra Johnson
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    Nigel is one of the best bass players I’ve heard. He’s focused when he plays & has a way of connecting- not only with the other musicians, but also with the vocalist- in a way that really supports the overall sound. He doesn’t just do fancy tricks on bass in order to stand out. He’s a team player. Every note is intentional and compliments the vibe that the vocalist wants to create. I can’t wait to work with him again.

  12. Review by Kelli Brown
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    Nigel is the best at his craft. He was the bass musician at my church for several years. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a hard worker, very dedicated, and talented. You won’t be disappointed.

  13. Review by Kelli
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    Nigel is the best at his craft. He was the bass musician at my church for several years. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a hard worker, very dedicated, and talented. You won’t be disappointed.

  14. Review by Ashleigh Smith
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    Nigel is truly a genius of all things musical. I've had the pleasure of working with him as the producer/arranger on the album "Sunkissed" ( CONCORD RECORDS) and as the Musical Director/bass player for my live show. His ear and his ideas are innovative in the studio and on the stage. As far as bassist? He is one of the best you'll ever hear! You will not regret booking him for your project. He'll absolutely take whatever you bring him to the NEXT level.

  15. Review by Letitia Stewart
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    This is one of my favorite bass players! He has mastered his craft and it shows! He dedication to music is impressive! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  16. Review by Elmer Cañas Jr.
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    I've been privileged to share a platform with Nigel for several years. He's one of the most incredible musicians I know. His musical touch with his bass and the way he thinks, takes a good arrangement to great! No doubt all the hot artist want Nigel as part of their crew. He's the real deal! Makes you fall in love with music over and over.

  17. Review by Elmer
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    I've been privileged to share a platform with Nigel for several years. He's one of the most incredible musicians I know. His musical touch with his bass and the way he thinks, takes a good arrangement to great! No doubt all the hot artist want Nigel as part of their crew. He's the real deal! Makes you fall in love with music over and over.

  18. Review by Deambra Collins
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    He is one of my all time favorite bassists!!! From enjoying him live at different Erykah Badu shows to now virtually getting my whole life from his social media live-streams! Nigel is a musician that should never be slept on!!

  19. Review by Deambra Collins
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    He is one of my all time favorite bassists!!! From enjoying him live at different Erykah Badu shows to now virtually getting my whole life from his social media live-streams! Nigel is a musician that should never be slept on!!

  20. Review by Dominique T.
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    Played a few straight ahead jazz gigs with this gentleman. Always professional and crazy talented. I’m very proud of the work we have done together and I highly recommend him to anyone.

  21. Review by Dom THOMAS
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    Played a few straight ahead jazz gigs with this gentleman. Always professional and crazy talented. I’m very proud of the work we have done together and I highly recommend him to anyone.

  22. Review by Derrick McGhee
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    Nigel Rivers the realest bass player I know!!! His playing and bass chops adds a spice that’s untouchable!! He played on my first artist Single Que Reanell “Elohim” soon to be released, and I was very satisfied on the outcome of his creative bass loop!!! Nigel is definitely that bass player that will never lets you down on getting the job done!!!💯👍🏽💪🏾

  23. Review by Derrick McGhee (Dread Beatz)
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    Nigel Rivers the realest bass player I know!!! His playing and bass chops adds a spice that’s untouchable!! He played on my first artist Single Que Reanell “Elohim” soon to be released, and I was very satisfied on the outcome of his creative bass loop!!! Nigel is definitely that bass player that will never lets you down on getting the job done!!!💯👍🏽💪🏾

  24. Review by Courtney Paige Star
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    I am always amazed at the talent and skill presented when encountering Nigel!

    Not only does he bring a spirit of humility and professional excellence but the way in which the music takes form and transforms into exactly what I am needing for a project is inspiring!

    Thank you Nigel!

  25. Review by Courtney Paige Star
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    I am always amazed at the talent and skill presented when encountering Nigel!

    Not only does he bring a spirit of humility and professional excellence but the way in which the music takes form and transforms into exactly what I am needing for a project is inspiring!

    Thank you Nigel!

  26. Review by Charles Holloway
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    Great musician/producer

  27. Review by Ilyssa
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    Listening to Nigel Rivers play the bass is not only magnetic but very therapeutic and healing to the soul. He plays his heart out and adds that extra spice that’s needed in a live show! With his vibrant history of performing with famous artists, you will never leave unsatisfied but will appreciate this amazing bass player.

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Gladys Knight's "Just a Little"

I was the Bassist & Co-Writer in this production

Terms Of Service

2-day (max) turn-around 1 take for the initial fee $75 each additional take All prices are fluid, depending on volume of work and/or quality of rapport.

GenresSounds Like
  • Erykah Badu
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Tye Tribbett & G.A.
Gear Highlights
  • F Clef Basses
  • Claire Basses
  • Fender Telecaster Deluxe
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