Nathan’s music has taken on a number of different forms over the years… initially performing as a solo artist, before moving on to form the 4-piece band Nayfumble, later - a duo, The Ballinsky Project, with cellist Adrianne Wininsky, and most recently as a solo artist with guest musicians. He currently resides in a little cottage in Somerset where he hides himself away writing songs and building beautiful acoustic guitars…
In 2011, Nathan was shortlisted as one of 5 finalists in the MOJO Honours List New Voice competition. Frequently compared to folk legends such as Nick Drake, John Martyn and Cat Stevens, Nathan still manages to create his own unique sound – a blend of poetic lyrics matched with a powerful and distinctive voice and a rare and captivating guitar style.
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It’s all happening next week! I’m excited to be taking to the road on Monday with a band of raggle taggle folkie friends for some unique and magical collaborative shows in London and Glastonbury - two of which are launch events for the new ‘Live on the Ley’ album featuring Jez Hellard, Scott Cook, Alistair Caplin, Nye Parsons and myself:
Tuesday 9th June @ No 14 Bacon Street, Brick Lane, London
Wednesday 10th June @ The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury
Both shows will be one-off collaborative events featuring all the original Live on the Ley artists plus enchanting songstress and leading light of the festival scene Carrie Tree. If you don’t know the performers in question, you’ll be mightily impressed. If you do, you’ll be aware just how rare this collaboration is. We’ll be playing in the round, adding harmonies and instrumentation to each others’ songs to weave together a real musical treat. If you’re a fan of powerful music, I strongly suggest you use the links above to get your tickets TODAY… before they’re all gone!
And if that weren’t enough to entice you out of the comfort of your living room on a summer’s evening… seeing as I HAVEN’T PLAYED IN LONDON FOR OVER TWO YEARS (!!!) I’ve teamed up with funky new folk outfit ‘Folk Afloat’ to play an exclusive show aboard their canal boat in East London. The gig will take place on Monday 8th June which means you have two opportunities to see me play next week As with the Brick Lane gig, tickets are extremely limited so you’ll need to book in advance if you plan to come along. Folk Afloat’s meet up page has all the details (sign up required but you can “un-sign up” once you’ve bought your tickets!)
Last but not least, to finish off what promises to be a wonderful week of gigs, I’ll be playing two sets at La Terre cafe-bar-restaurant in Glastonbury on Sunday 14th June. La Terre is one of Glastonbury’s favourite eateries and a fine place to while away a Sunday evening. So if you fancy some chill time, good food and a wee tipple, come and join me for relaxing end to a busy musical week.
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Enjoy the sunshine!