- ESP Nik Davies Signature V and ESP V-STD
- Gear (Amps, Pedals, etc):
- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, Boss NS2, Boss TU3, and Boss SD1
- Favorite Guitar/Bass Player:
- Pat O'brien, James Hetfield, Jari Maenpaa, and Joe Bonamassa
- About me:
Official ESP endorsee : Nik Davies
Hailing from New Zealand, This crazy Kiwi is constantly cementing his name into the world of guitar legends.
"It's an honour to be apart of the ESP family, Nothing else even compares." (Nik)
Nik built his reputation as a guitarist very quickly in the New Zealand music scene.
Born and raised on the Hibiscus Coast just north of Auckland, He started the Death Metal band Perditionist which became popular in the Auckland scene.
Within two years of playing with Perditionist, they were signed to the alternative NZ/AUS label “Deadboy records” (Universal music ltd) for the release of their debut album “Forever in Darkness”.
For weeks after the release, this album was in the I tunes top ten chart for metal downloads and was definitely the starting point of his career as a player, By mid 2011, Nik took on the role as Guitarist for New Zealand’s biggest metal band to date, 8 Foot Sativa.
8 Foot recorded their latest album “The Shadow Masters” in a period of two months with great and well known producer Clint Murphy from Modern World studios UK. Available Now
The Shadow Masters sat firmly in the NZTOP 40 charts for two months reaching up to number 5 in the national and 12 on the international chart, not a familiar spot for any heavy metal band, especially from New Zealand. As voted by the Rock fm and Phantom billstickers, 8 Foot Sativa are in fact NZs hardest touring band having toured the country 4 times in the space of a year and a half. 2014 sees the mighty Sativa heading over to Australia and other international destinations for solid touring
Mid 2012 Nik was endorsed by ESP guitars and has recently acquired an ESP custom shop signature model v.
Catch Nik with his ESP guitars on the road and don't forget to check out the latest album from 8 Foot Sativa "The Shadow Masters"
Video for the title track "The Shadow Masters" on youtube now!