|Biography: Born in Melbourne 1981, Natalie started her vocal training and singing career in 1993, playing lead roles in amateur musicals. Having completed a film and television diploma at12 years of age, Natalies direction has always been toward performing. Natalie graduated VCE at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, where she had the opportunity to work with one of Australias best Jazz vocalists Michelle Nicoll as well as studying classical/musical theatre with world renound Monique Brynell. Whilst completing VCE Natalie was performing and gigging around Melbourne with a jazz quartet E.S.Pin various bars/cafes. She then moved on to study at Monash University where she practiced Classical training with Sue-Breen Clarke.
Nat started writing her own material and felt herself gravitating towards the mainstream pop styles. You will find Natalie performing around Melbourne and Australia with various band/corporate acts, as well as performing her own original material (where she also plays piano) and working on a solo album. Prior to working on her solo album, Natalie co wrote an E.P. with her partner Cory Jach Wideopen. Natalie has just recently completed her first single release independently, recorded with sound engineer/producer John Castle at the shed, camberwell. The single is titled take it or leave itand will prove to be great success. Natalie is successfully builing a great reputation around Victoria as a professional singer/performer.
Natalie also teaches vocal performance and technique at both Assumption College and The Academy of Mary Immaculate.
My influences would have to include artists like Whitney Houston, Tina Arena. Nina Simone, Sarah McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves, Sarah Vaughan, Lewis Taylor, Bachelor Girl, Eva Cassidy, Alicia Keys, Nikka Costa and Aretha Franklin among others. There are heaps of really awesome singers out there at the moment!...