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COUNTRY ALL OVER SHOWCASE - NATALIE PEARSON

Natalie Pearson is an upcoming Australian pop-country artist, gaining attention for her emotive dynamic vocals, and girl-next-door charisma.

She recently returned from performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017, where she introduced listeners to tracks off her recently released record ‘Long Time Coming’.


The first single off the 7 tracks EP, ‘Chance at Love’, received the award for "Best Country" in the 2016 MusicOz Australian Independent Music Awards, which she performed on the main stage of the Enmore Theatre in October 2016 for the sold out red carpet event. 

She also received a Top 5 nomination in both the Video and Female Artist of the Year categories.

‘Chance at Love’ ranked #4 on the AMRAP Regional Charts shortly after release, and is receiving airplay on KIX Country Network and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel, as well as national regional and community radio.


Natalie was voted WA's RAW: Musician of the Year in 2015, opened for Jessica Mauboy and Nathaniel at their Perth show, and performed alongside country artist, Jason Ayres to support Tex Perkins and Mental as Anything on their WA tours in 2016.


Natalie began singing and performing at a young age where her love for the stage was apparent. As she blossomed into a young adult, her musical tastes expanded to include pop, rock and country influences, and she joined the Perth Live Band scene to grow as an artist and performer. 


In recent years, the acoustic shows have become Natalie's favourite style of performance, transitioning back to the singer-songwriter, pop and country genres that seem to feel more home and natural to the WA talent.

"Country Music is a genre like no other. I love the honesty, authenticity, and truth behind it... it's life.
It's living without fear of emotions; expressing vulnerability. It's real.
I hope to be able to connect with listeners with my own stories and truths, and blend it with pop-country influences to create something that is uniquely me, yet familiar and relatable".


Natalie will be performing in the foyer for the pre-show entertainment at the Dixie Chick Concert at Perth Arena, Wednesday 5 April.


A seasoned performer, Natalie has performed on many stages across Australia, such as the Enmore Theatre, Homegrown Festival, The Laneway Lounge, The Regal Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre, The Bakery, The State Theatre, the Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Supreme Court Gardens, The Paramount Nightclub, Bar One Twenty Nightclub, Crown Casino, Kulin Bush Races, The Paddington Ale House, The Old Bailey, The Brass Monkey, The Opal Bar and Lounge, The Balmoral Hotel, The Hyde Park Hotel, The Boat, The Saint George Hotel, The Shed, The Windsor Hotel, Skye Bar, The Mustang Bar, The Ashby, The Hidden Bar, The Sail and Anchor, Hotel Rottnest, The Norfolk, The Charles Hotel, the Ravenswood Hotel,  and many more.

Natalie Pearson released her 7 track EP "Long Time Coming" on 24th February 2017, which debuted at #2 on the Australian Country Chart, and #33 on the overall iTunes Chart.

Long Time Coming was released via Maven Records / Sony Music Australia, and is available for purchase from iTunes, GooglePlay or from www.natpearsonmusic.com


10 Qs with Natalie Pearson
 

What is your earliest memory of music or being interested in music?

My earliest memory of falling in love with music, was watching “Annie” on TV, one rainy day. I think I watched that movie on repeat until the tape went crackly (yes, VCR!). I used to sing “Tomorrow” all day, everyday.

 

Why do you think Country Music continues to grow in popularity?

I think Country Music will always have loyal fans and grow in popularity. The music and the community behind it are so genuine. There’s something to suit every mood. If you feel like dancing, if you feel like crying, if you want an entertaining story, or a love song… Country songs have longevity because the stories are real. Everyone has lived it.

 

How would you explain the music you write and sing?

The music I write is definitely inspired by the things I have experienced, or have witnessed my friends go through. I love singing stories with substance and emotional value behind them.

 

If you weren’t in the music industry, what would be your dream job?

I can’t imagine not doing music… I’d hope I’d still be doing something related to music in some form! I love social media, so maybe I’d get into social media marketing (for a musician, of course!).

 

What do you enjoy most about working in the music industry?

The people! I love the way music connects us all in some way. We are all human, we have all been there. We all need a pick me up. And we all enjoy a good sing along over a drink!

 

Is there a particular artist that has had a musical influence on you?

She’s not a country artist, but Celine Dion was someone I always admired and aspired to be like. You can feel every word when she sings. And her voice, well… I don’t even need to say more!

 

What music are you listening to at the moment?

At the moment my playlist has a mix of local and international artists. Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Faith Hill, Chris Stapleton, Brett Young, Mae Valley, Casey Barnes, Rachael Fahim, and Hayley Jensen.

 

What are some of your other interests away from music?

I love to dance! I have bit of a dance background, so I love to bust a move when a great song comes on! I guess that’s still music related though…

 

If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be and why?

My best friends! Because when the world gets crazy, they are the ones I can be myself with, and we always have a good laugh.

 

What are you looking forward to most over the next 12 months?

Everything! Travelling to the east coast, performing some more shows, meeting new people, getting out of my comfort zone! I feel like 2017 is the year of just saying ‘yes’ to everything.

Official Music Videos

Natalie Pearson - Chance At Love
Natalie Pearson - Don't Ask Me This

Tour Dates

5 April - Foyer Pre-Show Entertainment at the Dixie Chicks Concert, Perth Arena, WA

21 April - Riverside Hotel, Northam WA

22 April - Aggies Cottage, Dandaragan WA

23 April - Narrogin WA (venue TBC)

26 April - Club Acoustica, Indi Bar, Scarborough WA

26 May - Support for "Bloom sings the Adele & Amy Songbook", The Basement, Sydney NSW

Social Media Links:
 
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube / SoundCloud -  @NatPearsonMusic

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