LaFemme Niketta creates authentic, deep, sultry songs from the heart inspired by jazz, soul, pop and rock.
Niketta Scott grew up on the East Coast in Maryland. She was intrigued by the Fine Arts at a very young age, and began her professional career at age 6 when she was signed by Linda Townsend Management. She studied tap, jazz, modern dance, acting/ audition technique, and voice. When she wasn't traveling and booking work, Niketta was actively involved in the school arts program, such as choir, playing the clarinet in the school band, and starring in all of her school plays. From there, her desire for a deeper relationship with music began.
Niketta received her BA in Theatre Arts from Fordham University in New York City. Once she graduated in 2003, she continued to live in NYC and sang in local bands such as UP DOWN and COSMOLINGO (now KING HOLLIDAY). After several years, Niketta trekked across the country to further her musical exploration. Now in LA, she has performed with bands such as The Tens and The Hemme's Brothers Band. While working as a cabaret singer at Don't Tell Mama LA, she met her vocal coach, Kate Pazakis, producer at The Rockwell Stage and Table. She soon after began piano lessons with Jonathan Baker to expand her abilities. He encouraged her to record her debut music project, and she recorded The Brass Heart at JB Music Studios.
Niketta is deeply inspired by the vintage sounds of Jazz and Blues by artists such as Nina Simone, Billy Holliday, and Ella Fitzgerald. Her sound is also inspired by the guttural sounds of artists like Janis Joplin and Alanis Morissette. Her goal is to merge the worlds of the past with the sounds of our present.
The music of the Brass Heart EP was inspired by the intricacies of the heart. The extremes of love, heartbreak and everything in between.
You can catch Niketta singing with the burlesque troop The Dollface Dames in the band Lounge-O-Rama the first Wednesday of every month at Trip in Santa Monica.