Oh, what a night!
I was very lucky to have been invited to attend the CMC Awards in Gold Coast last month, amongst Aussie Country's best!! The night was so much fun, and the performances were incredible. I got to meet so many artists that I admire professionally and musically, AND I got to get all glammed up in a beautiful Steph Audino gown. This little baby scored me a spot on the intro video, and a little bit of media coverage in the Courier Mail!
Natalie Pearson is a pop-country singer-songwriter from North Perth, Western Australia. She's just released her EP, Long Time Coming, debuting at No. 2 on the Country iTunes Chart.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't performing. I'm fairly sure I came out of the womb singing and dancing, though my mum tells me it all started with the musical Annie. I watched it religiously on repeat and it wasn't long before I knew every line, every song lyric and all the dance moves. My mum had signed me up for dancing lessons early to channel my energy, instead of tap dancing around the kitchen. I participated in a shopping centre talent quest age 5, where they gave me the encouragement award, and invited everyone along for a sing at a karaoke party. Of course, I sang Tomorrow from Annie. And as a tiny 5 year old, I don't think anyone quite expected the big voice that came out.
I did a lot of performing as a kid, and in my teens, and once I was old enough play pubs, I hit the live band scene in Perth and really got my teeth stuck in by playing covers. The writing came later. I had written a few ideas down over the years (all terrible!) but didn't really focus until recently. I started collaborating and working with other writers and gaining confidence.
I was a huge Shania Twain and LeAnn Rimes fan in my teens, but I had spent most of my music absorption in the pop-rock pub band scene so originally that's where I thought my sound was. All the 'pop-rock' music I was putting out had a country vibe about it, and seemed to be naturally swinging that way. Shania obviously made her mark on me!
I started working on my EP, and embracing 'me'. I stopped trying to be something I thought I was supposed to be, and as such the record has some personal songs. I called it 'Long Time Coming' because it was a long time of realisation and acceptance, and letting go of the things that held me back. At first I was apprehensive for people to hear it. Some of the tracks are really raw and vulnerable. The seven-track EP has a few ballads but also a few up-tempo, happy, hopeful songs.
One of the songs, 'Chance at Love' was awarded 'Best Country' at last year's Australian Independent Music Awards (MusicOz).
What I love about country music: it's got this authenticity unlike any other genre. It's personal and real. I hope anyone listening to my EP will walk away knowing they're not alone and that there is beauty in imperfection and vulnerability, and once you accept who you are, great things can happen.
I went to my first Tamworth Country Music Festival this year and I loved every second. It was incredible to be surrounded by live music, talented artists and inspired country music fans. It will be the first of many, for sure!
My ultimate goal would be to turn my passion into a career. There is a lot of talent around Australia, and I'm so inspired by those who follow their dreams and make it work.
This year I will be trying to meet, and play my music front of as many people as I can. I have a few shows around Australia, starting in April, where I'll be playing in the foyer at Perth Arena before the Dixie Chicks concert, as well as some support shows in regional WA, Melbourne and Sydney.
Read the article from Music Talks here
THANK YOU!!!!!! You guys did this!!!
I can't tell you how much I am blown away by all of your support and love.
I thought it would just be my Mum and Dad who would buy my CD...
and then THIS happened! What even!?
Long Time Coming debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country Album Chart,
just behind Little Big Town and just in front of Christie Lamb, who released their albums on the same day! What an honour to be up there with them!
Thank you to each and every one of you for pre-ordering and sharing 💗
I'm forever grateful.
I really hope you enjoy listening to 'Long Time Coming' as much as I have looked forward to sharing it with you. <3
If you haven't downloaded it yet, you can get it here: http://apple.co/2ksQy7z
On a high! Ready to pop the champers! Cheers xxx
It's been a "Long Time Coming", but the premiere of my brand new music video for 'Don't Ask Me This' is finally here! I am so incredibly proud of this song & video. 'Dont Ask Me This' is about the heartbreak of an impending deal-breaker that will ultimately end in goodbye, and there's no way to compromise around it...
I'll confess, I had a couple of breaks during the recording of this song to have a wee cry, and it's the hardest song to perform live without choking up! (Those who saw me sing it at Tamworth Country Music Festival will know!) I love that the emotion came through, and the team at Klik Productions really captured my vision for this clip, I am truly in love!
'Don't Ask Me This' is released today on iTunes as part of my new EP 'Long Time Coming' via Maven/Sony Music Australia.
Thank you so much for your support, always. I truly love that I can share this very emotional story with you.
Nat <3 xx
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Wishing you all an exciting and fabulous year ahead! <3 I'm celebrating the start of 2017, by sharing some news that I have been DYYYING to tell you all!
My original EP, (appropriately entitled) "Long Time Coming" is due for release VERRRRRYYY soon, thanks to Maven Records & Sony Music Australia!! (Whaaaatt!?)
You can now pre-order on iTunes! I cannot WAIT!!
Thank you to all of YOU for your ongoing love and support, always.
Here's the album cover! What do you think?!
Happy New Yeeearrrr!!! xx
When the sun went down and the candles were lit by 20,000 attendees, the stage was illuminated with a carols spectacular hosted by Channel Nine’s Louise Momber and Michael Thompson and headlined by top selling Australian artist, Anthony Callea. Other special guests included Chris and Courtney Murphy, Natalie Pearson, Aviida, Robbie Anderson (The Voice Kids), the Variety Youth Choir and a host of other WA talent.
The evening finished with a bang - a fireworks spectacular over the Swan River.
Hey Everyone! I just want to share with you that my brand new EP of original songs is headed your way early in the new year <3
But in the meantime as a music lover... just like all of you... I've put together a collection of some of my favourite songs in acoustic form. I have been collecting and producing these tracks for a while now, so now its time for you to hear them.
This album is called 'Under The Covers' and will feature my versions of tracks that inspire me by Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Dolly Parton,Jewel, Missy Higgins, Johnny Cash, The Cranberries and many more.
Get it HERE!
I received an email in October to say one of my songs had been Shortlisted by the judges of this year’s Australian Songwriting Contest.
"It took a long time for the decisions to be made, due to an extraordinarily high standard and a huge number of entries. In such a situation, you should be extremely proud to have achieved such a result."
The Top 30 Finalists have been announced on the ASA Website, and I'm extremely excited to announce that "Strangers", a song I wrote with Michael Tan made Top 30 in the Country Category of the 36th National Songwriting Awards!
I'm so excited, and extremely honoured to be on the list among some very well respected names in the Australian industry.
The Top 10 Finalists will be announced at the National Songwriting Awards, which will be held in Sydney on Wednesday 14 December.
This year a glamorous new location has been booked for the Awards – The Orion ‘Theatre of the Stars’ – in Campsie, NSW, where an incredible Wurlitzer Pipe Organ is housed within the Art Deco grandeur of the Great Room. The INXS songwriting team of Andrew Farriss and the late Michael Hutchence will be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame, with Jon Stevens (Noiseworks) performing 2 songs in their honour. Michael’s sister Christina will be flying out from LA to accept the award on his behalf, and Glenn A Baker will do the induction speech.
After the Top 10 results of all Categories in the 36th Australian Songwriting Contest are revealed on the night, all successful contestants will be honoured on stage and the 1st Place Winners will perform.
A successful Special Guest Artist will be interviewed about their songwriting experience, and perform live.
The APRA/ASA Songwriter of the Year will be awarded $3,000 courtesy of APRA. One ASA Member will also receive a coveted Maton Guitar for outstanding work. With a bunch of Celebrities and Music Industry personnel attending and presenting the awards, the evening will be full of fun, interest, wonderful networking and priceless memory-making opportunities!
They say third time is a charm, but in the case of Natalie Pearson it only took a couple to get the job done. After making the long trip from Western Australia to Sydney for the the second time as a finalist in the Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMA's) she went home with the big prize of AIMA Best Country Artist in addition to top 5 finalist nods for other categories Music Video and Female Artist. Pearson has carved out a successful career around the Perth live music scene over the last decade and is now focused on growing her opportunities further afield within Australia and internationally.
"I guess if I have learned anything from this it's that I just have to stick to my guns and be persistent. It is lovely to be noticed and rewarded for the many years of hard work, but this is just one of the first big steps in my career and I realise that."
- Natalie Pearson
Pearson will be making the even longer pilgrimage from Perth to Tamworth in January where she is slated to perform at events including Festival favorite 'Country Music Cocktails' as one of the event's 'Future Stars'.
With the latest single 'Chance At Love' helping her secure the AIMA the horizon is now clear for the release of her next single and her first EP entitled 'Long Time Coming' in February 2017.
"I'm very mindful of the momentum that is building and it is definitely time for the record to see the light of day. After Tamworth when the dust settles, I'll finally get to share it with the world. I can't wait!" - Stated Pearson.
Natalie Pearson - Nominated Finalist - COUNTRY, POP & VIDEO
Musicoz presents Australian Independent Music Awards
The Enmore Theatre followed by The Factory
6:30pm Wednesday 26th October 2016
Musicoz is a national initiative dedicated to improving the quality of original music culture in Australia. For over a decade Musicoz has been developing the music industry at the grass roots level by seeking out, recognising & encouraging the talents of unsigned and independent artists and providing them with much needed development support and opportunities as they carve out their careers. Covering 18 genres of music with over 5000 entries each year. Known in the media as "The Unsigned ARIAs", Musicoz presents the AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (AIMAS) which give vital recognition, exposure to a national audience through our TV special of the awards being broadcast, as well as development opportunities to finalists and winners and the opportunity to work alongside well known artist surrounding the awards evening. These awards are the biggest and most credible awards for unsigned and independent music artists in Australia.
In less than two weeks, the #ChanceAtLove video has had over 30,000 FB and YouTube views, 300 likes, and over 120 shares! That is INSANE! Thank you so much to everyone who clicked play, left their lovely comments, or shared the clip, you're all rockstars <3
I've also had an incredible 300 new people follow my page - you guys are seriously the best, thank you! xx
If you haven't seen it yet, you can view it here:www.smarturl.it/chanceatloveclip
I just got back from NSW, where I had a promo photoshoot and filmed the video for the next single I will be releasing. It was a jam packed week, jumping straight off a red-eye flight from Perth on Monday morning, and straight into hair and makeup for two days of filming and photos. (Thank you under eye cream!).
Day 2 was especially gruelling, as I had a 4.30am start and spent a chilly 10 hours on set, where the last scene had me going for a dip in the lake in my dress. So. Cold.
After a much needed sleep, the next couple of days were a bit more relaxed. I had the pleasure of meeting up with the current #1 CMC Artist, Kirsty Lee Akers, and Aussie Idol / X Factor’s Hayley Jensen, where we wrote a killer song together, and had load of fun.
I also worked on some new tracks in the studio in Sydney; jumped up to sing with talented country music duo NeillyRich at their gig; and after a bit of an unexpected hiccup, my team and I made an executive decision to re-shoot the video for ‘Chance at Love’ while in NSW. We sourced some props, found a cool location, sifted through my suitcase for something to wear, borrowed a hunky friend-of-a-friend to pretend to be my man for the day, and set the alarm for 4am.
We squeezed a lot into 5 days... But oh, it was so worth it!
I think you will totally love what we came up with.
We’re hoping to have the first video out verrry soon, we've been waiting a long time for it to get here... so stay tuned for that!
In the meantime, I have some videos up on YouTube that you can check out, and if you’re feeling extra awesome, please share with your friends or leave me some comments!
I’ll be putting out a few more cover videos out over the next few months, so if you have any songs you reaaallly want to hear, let me know on my Facebook page -@NatPearsonMusic and I’ll see what I can do!
Such a thrill to have the opportunity to support the Aussie music legends MENTAL AS ANYTHING at the Charles Hotel & the Ravenswood Hotel, with the JASON AYRES TRIO. So cool to see a bunch of artists who love what they do, continue to bring an amazing show to their fans. Thanks for having us!
What a thrill! I sang alongside JASON AYRES to open for the legend that is TEX PERKINS on his WA tour.
Three rockin’ shows at the Norfolk Hotel, The Charles Hotel and the Ravenswood Hotel.
The crowd was awesome and they seemed to really enjoy my rendition of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’.
Such a good time, and Murray and Tex were a hoot!
Fantastic show last week at The Opal Bar and Lounge for the "Songwriter Sessions". Stunning performances by Chris Gibbs and Justine Roberts, and a HUGE thank you to Troy Nababan for accompanying me on guitar. It was a privilege to share the stage with talented musicians. Kudos to Amanda Canzurlo for bringing this brilliant format to the Perth Music Scene, and to everyone who came down to support and keep live music alive.
Were you there? I would LOVE to see any of your photos or videos - hashtag #natpearsonmusic or post to me direct on any social media platform - @NatPearsonMusic
My talented friend and band-mate, Mike Nayar and I joined forces on Tuesday 22nd March & 12th April at the Laneway Lounge to showcase our new music - both individually and together.
It was a great turn out, and we had a great time performing songs to fresh ears, and to our loyal regular supporters.
One of the crowd favourites was my latest release, 'Chance at Love', which if you didn't know already, was penned by Mr Mike Nayar! I know, amazing!
More info on Mike can be found at www.MikeNayar.com
We'll hopefully be back at the Laneway Lounge again soon!
I had the fantastic opportunity to open for the very talented Alt-Country artist Jason Ayres, at The Ellington over the weekend.
It was a privilege to share my heart and soul through my songs, to show my vulnerability, and feel a connection with the audience at this incredible venue. The vibe was like no other, you could hear a pin drop. Troy, my guitarist was wonderful, and really brought the emotion out in my songs.
The room was filled with love and support, and I had a few people tell me they were moved to tears.
Possibly the biggest compliment I've ever received!
Jason invited me up on stage with him to sing an impromptu duet of his song ''Waiting For Love". Watch a snippet here.
I am so grateful for the road that life keeps paving for me, the opportunities that come my way, and the wonderful people I meet, who remind me why I love what I do.
Thank you, forever, from the bottom of my heart.
Congratulations to Jason Ayres on the launch of his 'River You Cry Tour'.
You can still catch his other shows around Australia HERE.
It was a pleasure to share this special moment with you, thank you for having faith in me.
Chance at Love is #4 on the AMRAP Regional Charts!
Just behind Missy Higgins, and ahead of Birds of Tokyo... Not too shabby!
Keep requesting #ChanceAtLove on all your favourite radio stations!
Get your own copy here:
Apple Music: http://apple.co/1pdZ9MI
Amazon Music: http://amzn.to/1plpwks
Thank you Amrap
I had a chat with the guys from 89.7FM about my recent show opening for Jessica Mauboy & Nathaniel, my latest single release 'Chance at Love', and played some live acoustic songs live on air.
CHANCE AT LOVE RELEASED!!!
The butterflies are buzzing like bees with excitement, because Chance At Love is now available in all online stores! 🐝
If you want to grab a copy click on the link below and let me know what you think...
Share with your friends! Let's get this track in the iTunes Charts!!
We've got a video on the way too, so stay tuned 💛
Chance at Love - Nat Pearson
Apple Music: http://apple.co/1pdZ9MI
Amazon Music: http://amzn.to/1plpwks
• Aussie Pop/Country Artist • Future friend • AIMA's Winner • Shoe Addict •