Welcome to the website of ANIKA NILLES
DRUMMER / COMPOSER / EDUCATOR
L A T E S T N E W S :
New Album “for a colorful soul” is coming January 10th! Pre Order HEREThe sound of Nevell is a melting pot of numerous influences ranging from Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, and anything in-between, held together with a strong focus on the drum beats and synth tones. „For a colorful soul“ really serves to portrait the immense talent of each member in Nevell, and also makes room for a guest appearance by the acclaimed Percussionist Nate Werth. But, more importantly, the album is rounded off with really catchy themes and some beautifully melodic soloing, making these songs likely to resonate with any listener, regardless of their musical background.
Anika built up a name for herself over the last six years as a Youtube sensation, boasting almost 20 million views on her drum videos featuring original compositions, as well as being a solo artist touring through Europe, China and North America. Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse in technique, and her unique sound! Her use of the drum set as an expressive instrument rather than just a rhythm keeper allows for some extravagant playing without stealing the focus away from the music. She has released various singles, as well as a debut album “Pikalar” (under Sakurai Records), all of which earned spaces on several of the top music charts all around the world. Upon release, “Pikalar” was immediately listed on the ‘iTunes 200 Top Rock Releases’ chart in the USA and climbed its way to number 113 (a remarkable feat for a mostly instrumental album). Well known in the drumming community, Anika won the ‘Modern Drummer Readers Poll’ for ‘Up And Coming Artist’ as well as ‘#1 Rising Star’ in “DRUM!” Magazine in 2015 and 2016 as well as beeing voted to `#3 for best educator`on UK drummies awards in 2017. She made it 2 times on #2 for best fusion Drummer by “Modern Drummer Magazin” and lately She won #1 for best Clinician / Educator on “Music Radar Magazin”.
With NEVELL, Anika pulled together a group of three energetic and passionate musicians to help turn her music into a spectacular live show.
02/24 Drum Clinic / Gits / B
02/25 Drum Clinic / Amsterdam / NL
02/26 Drum Clinic / Bordaux / FR
03/22 Drumming Kinship / Freibrug / GER
05/23 Miss Foxy / Kirchheim / GER
05/30 Miss Foxy / Hesselbach / GER
07/10 AN Groove Camp / Tuscany / I
07/11 AN Groove Camp / Tuscany / I
07/12 AN Groove Camp / Tuscany / I
07/18 Miss Foxy / Wendlingen / GER
more Dates announcements coming soon!