13-year-old rock phenom Nikhil Bagga releases debut LP

Article Contributed by Tiny Human | Published on Saturday, April 16, 2022

Nikhil Bagga is very pleased to announce that his debut LP Leap of Faith can now be heard everywhere! Produced by Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, Saint Motel, Island Apollo), and featuring Ben Smith (Heart), Leap of Faith is a love letter to “thick guitar tones and the 90’s punchy alt rock of Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet.” (Glide)

Only two years into his career, Bagga is winning over fans and critics alike with his undeniable charm and contagious enthusiasm. Deeply connected with music from a young(er) age, Bagga took up guitar at nine so he could learn to play along with his favorites: AC/DC, Ed Sheeran, Ayron Jones, and Queen. His first public performance was busking in San Diego - on his 10th birthday. Only 13 years old, he is a teenage human jukebox.

Bagga has performed at the SMASH Seattle “Songs of Hope” Benefit, the Big Table Benefit supporting restaurant workers impacted by COVID, and Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation. With a gift for playing by ear and a passion for melodic exploration, Leap of Faith is an imminently engaging, effortlessly charming debut from an artist that has a (very) long career ahead of him.
No novelty, the record is imbued with the purity and joy that can only be found by embracing and fully inhabiting one’s true passion. A precious thing in its own right, Leap of Faith stands as a reminder that art created for its own sake can be truly freeing and cathartic. Let yourself inhabit Bagga’s musical world and watch the dark clouds drift away.

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