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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I’ve been a wee bit quiet on the email front in recent weeks, mainly because I’ve been busy playing at various festivals around the UK. Thanks to all of you who came to my gigs at Small World, Buddhafield, Fiddlers Green, Bimble Bandada and last but not least Glastonbury where I enjoyed closing the Small World stage, playing a particularly long set to a beautiful and attentive audience, in the small hours of Sunday night/Monday morning.
Gigs like that one remind me of why I play music in the first place and make me want to recreate that magical quality whenever I play. One of the best ways I’ve seen this done is at house concerts, simple events where musicians come to your home and play for you and a bunch of friends in your living room. The atmosphere is intimate and homely and they have a relaxed and personal quality to them. I’ve been wanting to do a house concerts tour for a while now and it looks like it’s finally happening…
I’ve linked up with my good friend and fellow musician Carrie Tree, whose music many of you will know, to organise a house concerts tour of the UK this Autumn.
During the month of October we plan to travel from living room to living room, playing to our hosts, their guests and each other and we hope creating a series of unique acoustic concerts in people’s homes. Having put the word out on social media we’ve already secured a fair few homes to play in but we’re still looking for willing hosts… which is where you come in! If you’d like to have Carrie and I fill your home with our music then please respond to this email or get in contact with Kat (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is organising the tour for us. You don’t need to have done it before, nor do you need an enormous house … if you’re interested in finding out more do drop Kat a line
Carrie and I met on the festival circuit many moons ago and are very much looking forward to collaborating on this tour. We feel our music greatly complements each other and also that the atmosphere we create together is particularly suited to the house concerts set up. We reckon this tour is gonna be a special one and we hope you’ll join us in making it happen.
Finally, watch this space if you’re one of those who have been waiting for me to release my debut album…. progress has been made and I’ll be contacting you again soon with more info and the opportunity to pre-order your copy… exciting!!
As per my usual request, please like me on Facebook if you haven’t already, but note that there are two of us song-weaving ‘Nathan Ball’s so make sure you like ‘Nathan Ball’, not ‘Nathan Ball Music’ (cos that’s someone else!)
Until next time…