The borders are opening up, and a new wave of hope and happiness is here just in time for the holidays
To celebrate, contemporary-country songstress and vocal powerhouse Natalie Pearson releases her pop-country take on a Fleetwood Mac classic, “Everywhere” to digital platforms today, Friday 17th December coinciding with the QLD borders opening up, and families and loved ones finally together.
The energetic and feel-good take on the tune had been well received at festivals and live shows, prompting Natalie to take it to the studio to be produced on the Gold Coast by Jared Adlam, with the video filmed in Perth, Western Australia, and Brisbane, Queensland - the three places Natalie calls home.
The track is a pop-country prelude to a fresh new sound for Natalie, with singles and an EP releasing throughout 2022 featuring co-writes with James Johnston, Phil Barton, Tori Darke, Jake Sinclair and Luke Austen.
“After a pretty rough couple of years for everyone, we’ve all managed to come through the otherside. I’m feeling really positive about everything that 2022 could be, and I’m really proud of the new songs and new sound. I can’t wait for them to hit your ears!” says Pearson.
Gold Coast producer Jared Adlam showcases a new side of Natalie with modern pop production inspired by Cassadee Pope, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift for the new EP.
Sneak Peeks to Natalie’s inner fan circle, ‘The Nat Pack’ have received excited feedback:
“OMG Nat, they all sound incredible! You are going to have such a huge year!” – June Carlile
“Sounds fantastic Nat!” – Judy Smith
“Sounding amazing Nat! Can’t wait till next year!” – Mark Brunner
“Absolutely LOVE ALL of them, so good! YEWWWW! Can’t wait to buy this album and crank it up loud in the car and on my PA system” – Scott Sillis
“Sounding great Nat! So excited for you. Can’t wait until they all come out!” – Deborah Parrington
Natalie has opened for several big hitters in the music scene, such as Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan, Travis Collins, The Wolfe Brothers, Jessica Mauboy and Karise Eden, and has performed on the main stage at Groundwater Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, SugarFree Country, VDM Fest, WolfeFest, Country at the Beach and Country at the Creek, with more on the way in 2022.
“Everywhere” is a fun, energetic and unique take on the Fleetwood Mac classic. Featuring captivating vocals that get bigger and more exciting as the song develops, punchy accents, modern dancing electric guitar parts and a bouncy take on the nostalgic riff served up in a fresh pop-country with rock edge style that sounds different to Natalie’s previous releases and is a preview of a new, stand-out sound for her upcoming releases that are sure to be a hit at live shows.
06 February - Johnny Ringos, with Hayley Jensen, Brisbane, QLF
12 February – Brisbane RiverFest with Taylor Moss, Linc Phelps & Brook Chivell, QLD
09 April – Music is Life Festival, Biloela Showgrounds, QLD
25-28 August - Gympie Music Muster, Gympie QLD
Plus more to be announced soon.
FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
Natalie Pearson returns with another confident message in her latest single.
Strong Man sashays the country-pop artist to the forefront, with an embracement of deviating from expectations.
Having garnered solid industry and fan attention in the last few years, Natalie Pearson steps up again to showcase her vocals in the foot-stomping groove of her latest single, Strong Man.
Strong Man was recorded in January 2020 with Adrian Hannan (Vanessa Amorosi, TaxiRide, Delta Goodrem) in Melbourne, following a tour to Tasmania for WolfeFest. Shortly after, Natalie was also invited to open for the Wolfe Brothers for their Brisbane shows.
Natalie says, “Not everyone is destined for wedding bells and white picket fences - why settle down when things are just warming up. No amount of woo-ing will work if there's no chemistry.”
However, a year that started off with a bang quickly turned to a tough year for most. Plans went on the back burner while the world tried to figure out how to survive financially and mentally.
A year of lemons, quite a bit of tequila consumed and some saltiness certainly shook things up. And, somehow Natalie was able to make some career headway despite navigating a stressful time.
As live gigs recovered in Queensland, the opportunities blossomed for Natalie as a featured guest with Mick Lindsay at Miami Marketta Gold Coast, performances in Mount Isa for Wonderland Spiegeltent alongside artists such as Casey Barnes, and James Blundell; a sold out show at Johnny Ringos in Brisbane; Dustin the Rust at Caboolture; Leftys Music Hall; opening for Travis Collins at Kallangur; Country at the Beach festival at Rainbow QLD; and ending 2020 on a high opening for Lee Kernaghan at Hamilton Hotel on New Years Eve.
2021 is also looking positive, with a sold out Brisbane RiverFest in February that featured Drew McAlister, Hayley Marsten and Brook Chivell; opening for Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont at Ballina in April, and festival appearances later this year.
As plans are back on track, the awaited Strong Man is ready to make an appearance. This edgy foot-stomping country pop/rock groove will have you pulling bass face as you get into the soul of the song. Written by Adrian and Barbara Hannan, the song was demo’d by another well-known powerhouse singer, Vanessa Amorosi, but found a home with Natalie and came to life with the dancing harmonica (the late Chris Wilson), pounding kickdrum and toe tapping tambo.
“I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it. It was so me, and something that I had personally been through. The expectation is to be wooed by the perfect man, settle down and start a family, but it just wasn’t me. I needed to do what was right for me and stay true to myself and how I was feeling.”
Strong Man is due to hit the radio airwaves on Friday 23rd April.
The track follows the successful releases of fan favourites ‘Let Em Talk’ (#6 on KIX Country Chart) and an inspiring reimagined version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
Supporting Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Ballina RSL, NSW
(Postponed due to COVID)
Regatta Hotel, Brisbane QLD
Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD
BlackBear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Hayley Jensen - Breakin Hearts Tour
It Takes Two - Cruisin’ Duets
Brisbane River QLD
October 3rd - VDM Fest, QLD
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE...
Natalie Pearson releases her re-imagined classic of a 1960s anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" about hope and togetherness - a message meaningful to the current climate around COVID and due to be released on RUOK Day.
Donate to R U OK: https://www.ruok.org.au/donate
Born in Liverpool UK, and emigrating to Western Australia with her immediate family as a youngster, the song has a strong family connection for Natalie who now resides in QLD and is unable to cross the WA border. The song is a salute to her family, and those who are also distanced or feeling isolated by the pandemic.
Inspired by the sounds of Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill, the production is emotional and uplifting, fuelled by chugging electric guitars, powerful drums, and soaring powerhouse vocals."
"Let Em Talk" is out!
I wanna tell you why this song is really important to me.
A couple of years ago, I got together with my good mates and fellow artists Jake Sinclair and Luke Austen, and we wrote a bunch of songs. One of them was 'Plan B' - which has been streamed organically over 43,000 times since it was released a couple of months ago! Insane!
Another song we wrote that same night was 'Let Em Talk'.
Words can be so much more powerful than we give credit for.
They can speak love, hate, truth, and lies.
They can sway a situation by what we say, or what we omit.
They can lift a person up, and they can tear a person down.
The message behind this song is to ignore the noise and shine for who you are.
People are going to say what they're gonna say no matter what you do, so you might as well just let 'em talk, and do what makes you happy.
Let Em Talk came about really quickly and easily, and the lyrics and melody stayed pretty much the same for the recording as the day we wrote it.
When it came to prepare for recording, I was worried the song was toooooo edgy, and would ruffle feathers or that people wouldn't like it.
I started doubting myself, and I moved onto other projects.
But every time I played these songs live at gigs, they got the biggest response with so many people telling me they loved the songs and the messages behind them, because it made them feel empowered.
So I decided to follow my own advice. I asked a Melbourne based producer, Adrian Hannan to see what we could do with Let Em Talk. He loved the track.
Adrian has worked with Vanessa Amorosi, Delta Goodrem, and Gabriella Cilmi, and he knew that the song called for big sassy production. I think he nailed it.
Over the years, I've been knocked back, told I'm not good enough... That I'm generic.
It has just made me want to prove them wrong.
Those people are not my people.
I'm grateful to have had some amazingly supportive and well-respected artists see something in me and provided opportunities for me to prove myself.
“Natalie is an engaging performer and sings incredibly well live. She was nothing short of spectacular at WolfeFest and opening for us on our Queensland tour.”
– Tom Wolfe, The Wolfe Brothers
“Her range is incredible.” – Nick Wolfe, The Wolfe Brothers
“She’s a little pocket rocket. Little, with a big voice!” – Adam Brand
“Nat’s vocal and stage presence demands respect, and she gets it. I’ve never NOT seen her win over a crowd”
– Travis Collins
“The show she put on at Gympie was amazing, she sang the sh*t out of every song.
Blew the roof off the stage, gave me goosebumps.”
– Mark DiRuggiero, Director of VDM Fest
I hope it inspires you to follow your dreams and to "Let Em Talk".
So, let me know what YOU think! xx
Natalie Pearson LIVE at Hometown Fest: a NEW 2-day music festival event launching in Brisbane in 2019.
Our inaugural event will take place at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 23-24th November 2019. Featuring free live music, competitions and activities during the day available to all ages and a ticketed arena show in the evenings. Hometown Fest will be an unmissable event for the whole family.
Sunday 24th November 1pm
Crossroads Stage at Brisbane Showgrounds
Local and international artists.
Full lineup and tickets:
This Saturday 10th August will see the Gold Coast's 'Home Of The Arts' Centre hosting ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH - an entire musical day dedicated to your favourite 80's classics presented by Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson and featuring the country's finest acts.
It will be aired Channel 7's 'Morning Show'.
Natalie Pearson will perform as Irene Cara, Belinda Carlisle and Cindi Lauper 😍
Grab your tickets here or PM me for more details!
Get a discount with my promo code AWESOME10
KEEN AS MUSTERED
NATALIE OPENS FOR KARISE EDEN
Natalie Pearson to open for The Voice Australia's winner, Karise Eden.
Racehorse Hotel, IPSWICH, QLD - THU 11 JULY
Parkwood Tavern, PARKWOOD, QLD - FRI 12 JULY
To get tix, head to: 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE
I believe in #Nashville.⠀
Wow. What a place!⠀
It’s been crazy over #CMAFest, not much sleep, a few Bushwackers, GREAT music and awesome AWESOME people. ⠀
Wrote some great songs; bought a lot of boots; fangirled over Carrie and Kelsea; watched Keith Urban rock everyones socks off, visited RCA Records where over 1000 hits have been recorded.
Stood where greats like Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley recorded their vocals. 😍
The week has flown by, and I can’t wait to be back here. ⠀
Be prepared for delayed NashSpam 😂⠀
I believe. 🙌🏻⠀
🇺🇸✈️ CMA Fest, Soundmart Tours & Gympie Music Muster
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.
NATALIE PEARSON at DENI UTE MUSTER
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
Strong Chart Positioning for Mr Wrong
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
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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.
CMC Awards 2017
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
• Aussie Pop/Country Artist • Future friend