The post-Tamworth blues are real!
I dunno if it’s the heat-exhaustion recovery or the adrenaline come-down, but heading home from the Tamworth Country Music Festival is always a bummer!⠀
I had such a fantastic time seeing all of you - thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming along, singing, dancing and taking home my merch. It honestly means so much to always have your support and love! ⠀ ⠀
The launch with Brook Chivell at the The Albert Hotel for the new single - “I Wonder What You Kiss Like” was amazing - we played to a full room and had the best time!
Thank you to our amazing opening act - Scarlet's Way, and our incredible band Shaun Wegener, Simon Wegener and Sonic Edwards for bringing the rockin’ vibes, and of course, our awesome special guest Matt Cornell.
This years festival highlights for me -
The Cornell & Carr album launch - so moving (I cried... couple times...) and the crowd were loving it from start to end!
Also loved hanging out with Adam Brand and his amazing band at the Midnight Bash - best fun!⠀
My first Cavalcade was a blast too!
Even on 3 hours sleep 😍
Thank you to my good mate Liam Brew and his band for the Late Night Moonshiners Party - it was so much fun jumping up for a sing with you guys! 😍
Thank you to Euan from Yamaha Music Australia - Music Products for the famous The Pig & Tinder Box Yamaha Acoustic Sessions, and to Gympie Music Muster for allowing me to share my stories at these amazing showcases!
To all the radio stations for having us in for a chat, song or to plug our new single - you’re amazing!!!!!
One more festival highlight... Williamsburg Tamworth ... holy moly. I’m eating there everyday next year for sure!
Until next time, Tamworth!!
Natalie Pearson will start 2019 off with a bang, as she is invited to open for The Wolfe Brothers in Brisbane and Ipswich for their "Country Heart" tour.
Hamilton Hotel, BRISBANE: https://bit.ly/2V8w0Ue
Racehorse Hotel, IPSWICH: https://bit.ly/2V6sWrJ
Black tie. Food dye. Good times.
Natalie Pearson & Brook Chivell performed at the famous Mallee Root Round Up - Birchip BNS, and attracted a rowdy crowd of 800 strong who enjoyed a mix of pub rock, country hits and original music.
The iconic annual country music festival, Deni Ute Muster celebrated its 20th year, and welcomed Deni first timer, Natalie Pearson to join the ranks as one of the performers.
The festival attracts crowds of 20,000 each year, and this year was no different, with headliner Carrie Underwood smashing an incredible set.
I've been invited to open for Adam Brand's album launch party in Queensland on the 13 July at Kedron-Wavell with Brook Chivell & Matt Cornell! Get your tickets HERE.
Super excited to be involved in this one! Such an awesome, down-to-earth guy.
Last night, we filmed the music video for his upcoming single "Party Down Under", and it's going to be hilarious!
You can check out Brook's Facebook Live for some Behind the Scenes action.
An exciting new festival at Biloela have announced NATALIE PEARSON to hit the main stage in it's second year, on the 27 October 2018 at the Biloela Showgrounds in Queensland.
VDMfest is an 18+ event only
With our fantastic Line Up of Aussie chart toppers so far of
VDMfest 2018 will NOT disappoint.
Event details: http://bit.ly/2BTgnty
Natalie Pearson's edgy Pop/Rock/Country track 'Mr Wrong' is proving to be a fan favourite, with major music players, Country Music Channel, KIX Country, and Country Music World supporting the track with high rotation and strong chart positioning.
Rising to Top 15 on CMC and KIX Country, and maintaining a #1 on Country Music World have seen the up and coming Aussie starlet jump to position #14 on the overall Music Network Country Chart.
“I’m really excited to show the edgier side of myself with ‘Mr Wrong’. The first single off the album ‘Chance at Love’ portrayed a happy summer vibe, and the previous single ‘Strangers’ was a heartfelt ballad.
‘Mr Wrong’ together with the music video that will accompany it, oozes sass and girl power."
Award winning country artist Natalie Pearson is a naturally gifted singer-songwriter and a dynamic live performer. After performing at Tamworth Country Music Festival earlier this year, Natalie released her EP ‘Long Time Coming’ (debuting at #2 on the Australian Country iTunes Chart and #33 overall) and is now set to release a new powerhouse single ‘Mr Wrong’, a follow up to her recent ballad ‘Strangers’. This up-tempo country track contains glossy remnants of pop infused with contemporary country overtones. It’s sassy, upbeat and infectious.
“I’m really excited to show the edgier side of myself with ‘Mr Wrong’. The first single off the album ‘Chance at Love’ portrayed a happy summer vibe, and the previous single ‘Strangers’ was a heartfelt ballad. ‘Mr Wrong’ together with the music video that will accompany it, oozes sass and girl power."
2017 has been an incredible year for Natalie with constant touring. Now based on Australia’s East Coast, Natalie recently teamed up with fellow country contemporary Brook Chivell for an extensive 22 date National Tour over two months which took in regional areas as well as major cities across the country.
The accolades have rolled in over the past few years. Voted WA’s RAW:Musician of the Year in 2015 and Winner of ‘Best Country’ in the 2016 MusicOz Australian Independent Music Country Awards have seen Natalie’s profile rise. Combined with support from CMC Australia and radio play on premier networks such as KIX Country FM has led to solid chart success and has seen Natalie become one of Australia’s most exciting new acts. To celebrate the release of the new single, Natalie will be hitting the road over the next few months, which will include a return to Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018 for a series of performances.
Friday 3rd November
Seaview Hotel, Townsville QLD w/Brook Chivell
Saturday 4th November
Bohle Barn, Townsville QLD w/Brook Chivell
Sunday 5th November
Seaview Hotel, Townsville QLD w/Brook Chivell
Saturday 11th November
Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah QLD (Special guest with Brook Chivell)
Saturday 13th January
Matt Cornell’s Mojito Club Sydney Harbour Cruise and After Party w/Brook Chivell and Mark Ferris
Friday 19th January
The Albert Hotel, Tamworth Country Music Festival w/Brook Chivell
Saturday 20th January
Country Music Cocktails, Tamworth Country Music Festival
Sunday 21st January 9am
Writers in the Round, Tamworth Services Club
Tuesday 23rd January 7pm
Fanzone Stage, Tamworth Country Music Festival
Wednesday 24th January
R U OK? Music For Mates, Tamworth Country Music Festival
Thursday 25th January 4.30pm
Hogs Breath Café, Tamworth Country Music Festival acoustic duo w/Brook Chivell
Friday 26th January 4pm
Australia Day at The Albert Hotel, Tamworth Country Music Festival w/Brook Chivell
Saturday 27th January 2pm
Post Office Hotel, Tamworth Country Music Festival w/Casey Barnes, Ben Ransom & Brook Chivell
Saturday 17th February
Power Ranch, Trafalgar East VIC w/Deep Creek Road
For interview requests, images or further information on Natalie Pearson please contact:
Little Sparrow PR
Toyota Starmaker 2017 Finalist Brook Chivell, and AIMA's Best Country winner Natalie Pearson are teaming up to embark on an extensive tour starting from September, and could be headed your way!
Bringing their fan favourites "Hot Country Girl", "Drive On", "Strangers" and "Chance at Love" to music lovers across QLD, NSW, VIC and WA, Brook and Natalie will be playing their tunes LIVE with a full band on selective dates, as well as intimate acoustic shows through metropolitan and regional towns.
Who's Brook Chivell?
Brook Chivell is making his mark with a modern country sound that sits just as well in the Australian Country scene as it would in the American market.
His impressive vocals are at home singing anything from soulful country ballads, to party country rock anthems. His latest release, Hot Country Girl, is bound to get you dancing and ready to join him for a party!!!
Both Brook & Natalie are receiving airplay on KIX Country Network and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel, as well as national regional and community radio.
Sep 16 Power Ranch, Trafalgar VIC | Full Band (tickets)
Sep 22 Johnny Ringo's, Brisbane QLD | Full Band
Sep 23 Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg QLD
Sep 24 City Golf Club, Toowoombah QLD
Sep 25 Park Beach Holiday Park, Coffs Harbour NSW
Sep 25 Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell NSW
Sep 26 Armidale Tourist Park, Armidale NSW
Sep 29 The Vic Hotel, Shepparton VIC
Sep 30 The Vic Hotel, Shepparton VIC | Full Band
Oct 03 Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo VIC
Oct 04 Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, Merimbula NSW
Oct 05 LazyBones Lounge, Marrickville NSW (tickets)
Oct 08 Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
Oct 11 Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside QLD
Oct 26 Defectors Bar, Mt Lawley WA
Oct 28 Wheatstone, Onslow WA
Oct 29 Wheatstone, Onslow WA
Nov 03 Seaview Hotel, Townsville QLD
Nov 04 Seaview Hotel, Townsville QLD
Nov 05 Seaview Hotel, Townsville QLD
Nov 11 Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah QLD
The Western Australian starlet has recently travelled from the comforts of Perth, to Tamworth, Gold Coast, Bendigo, Melbourne and Sydney to chase the musical dream and broaden her connections with country music fans. While it’s been a challenge entering into a new world with some of the hottest musical talent in the Southern hemisphere, Pearson is building a solid following.
Her latest release, “Strangers”, hit the radio airwaves earlier this month. The Official Music Video was released online via Facebook and racked up an impressive 23,000 views within two weeks.
"Strangers" follows on from the fan-favourite release “Don’t Ask Me This”, that saw the MusicOZ AIMA’s Best Country Artist gain traction on one of Spotify’s hottest playlists, ‘Fresh Country’.
The song focuses on the relationship life cycle that often sees two people follow a rollercoaster of intimacy, from strangers, to lovers, and back to strangers.
“I think most people can relate to a situation where life gets in the way and you don’t make the effort to appreciate someone, be it a partner or a friendship. If you don’t work on it, the bond weakens and you drift apart. This song is a last call to desperately grasp whatever is left, or you might as well be “Strangers”.
The single is distributed through Maven Records and Sony Music Australia and is available via PlayMPE.
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
• Aussie Pop/Country Artist • Future friend