Unknown no more, people in New York's Hudson Valley are talking about Natalie, hearing her stunning voice at one of the many local venues.
Influenced by the music of artists like Sade, Sting, Bebel Gilberto, Emily King, India.Aire, Adele & Jamiroquai, this multi-genre chanteuse’s musical & songwriting pursuits embrace Pop, R&B, Soul, World and Latin genres. Though her influences are many, her singular vocal talent is hard to miss. She can purr at the microphone, but there’s an underlying vocal power there. Praised by the Poughkeepsie Journal as,”an act you don’t want to miss,” Natalie has opened for artists such as Banda Magda, KJ Denhert, Mose Allison, Frank Vignola [Madonna, Ringo Starr, Wynton Marsalis] & Stephane Wrembel [Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona & Midnight in Paris]. With every performance Natalie evolves into a more muscular and nuanced singer. A young artist just beginning to test the limits of her instrument.
Natalie and her co-writing conspirators and band mates, who she fondly names, "the gents," look forward to releasing an EP in the Spring of 2015. Executive Produced by Porter Carroll Jr. [Atlantic Starr, Hall & Oats] and Produced by Grammy winner Michael League [Snarky Puppy]. The EP will feature original music written by Natalie & her band. The music is comprised of layers of R&B, Soul, Electronica and World Music with piquant Pop sensibility.
THE BAND: Akie Bermiss/Keys: Has opened for George Clinton, and for the Grammy nominated Emily King with his Brooklyn based band Aabaraki. Anthony Candullo/Bass: Has played with many of Westchester's beloved acts; Myles Mancuso, Gil Paris, Bernie Williams, Chris Vitarello, Will Van Sise, Live Society and "Petey Hop" Hopkinson. Erik Perez/Drums: Has played in the company of Jazz/Pop greats, Bob Baldwin, Marion Meadows, Porter Carroll Jr, The Wali Ali Band and Live Society.