“Nathan Ball is an extraordinarily talented UK songwriter, singer, guitarist and luthier. His beautifully written songs reveal depths of humanity and a keen eye for metaphor, while his intricate, finger picking style makes every note from his guitar shine.”
A firm favourite on the underground festival circuit, Nathan’s poetic lyrics are matched with a powerful and distinctive voice and a rare and captivating guitar style. Following the success of his debut EP in 2009, Nathan was chosen as a finalist in the MOJO magazine New Voice competition in 2011. He then stepped away from the live music scene to concentrate on his other passion, building beautiful acoustic guitars, before recording his debut album ‘Stand Up’ in 2015.
As many of you know, my debut album has been in the pipeline for a few years… But all of a sudden, I’m really close! Last summer, I finally found time between the guitar building and baby making to get into the studio and put down some of the tracks I’ve been nurturing for so long. The songs are written and recorded, a multitude of musicians I’m lucky enough to call my friends have added their touches to the mixes and Mr Steve Fearnley of NarrowWater Studios has weaved his producer magic to create what I feel is a beautiful album of music. So now, it’s over to you. I need pre-orders of the album to be able to push it through to the final stage.
I’ve set up a crowdfunding campaign via which you can pre-order the album and also, if you feel so inclined, contribute a wee bit more to the effort by indulging in one of perks I’m offering. Seeing as I’m a luthier and creative woodworker as well as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, I’m offering a variety of other options alongside the CDs and downloads.
Many of you will have seen crowdfunding campaigns before but I want to be clear that my campaign is not like a lot of others out there because the majority of the work is already done. The songs for the album have already been recorded so you can actually listen to a sneak preview on my soundcloud page at: https://soundcloud.com/nathan-ball
This means that even those who have never heard my music before can check out the album and if they feel to do so, can pre-order as well… with this in mind, please share the soundcloud link and the campaign with anyone you think might appreciate my music.
It feels like I’m really close to making my longheld dream a reality – the only thing left to do to is to get the album mastered, printed and into the hands of those who have waited alongside me to hear it… YOU!
So, please consider pre-ordering your copy of the album, or just the MP3 if you prefer, by contributing to the campaign. This really is the final push I need to make this album happen. If you’ve heard my music over the years and you like what you hear, please do put some pennies in the pot… and help me launch my music out into the world!
Many thanks in advance,
PS. I’m so excited about getting my debut album out that I’ve even started using my Twitter account again… if you’re a twit too, you can follow me at: https://twitter.com/NathanBallmusic 😉