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“One of the UK’s hottest singers…she effortlessly moves from soul-diva to sensual and sophisticated jazz.” – Time Out

“The moment she starts to sing she becomes a commanding, strutting presence, scatting with an infectious relish.” – Telegraph

“Natalie helped me understand Soul music!! And her Soul Family Sundays residency at Ronnie’s is what made me realise ‘this is what I really wanna do!” Sam Smith, Grammy Winning Artist

Natalie Williams

One of the UK’s most endearing and popular soul/jazz artists, singer-songwriter Natalie Williams has 7 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a dedicated following that extends throughout the world. Her Ronnie Scott’s residency, Soul Family Sundays has sold out every month for over 10 years, seeing her perform to over 30,000 enthusiastic fans at the world renowned jazz club.
Natalie has toured the globe as both a solo artist and lead vocalist of Jazz-Funk sensation, Incognito, and has performed at many of the world’s leading live music events and venues, including the London Jazz Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, BB Kings in New York, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Blue Note in Tokyo, Love Supreme Festival, Glastonbury and many more…

Williams’ adaptable vocal talent and songwriting ability has brushed most musical styles.To the mainstream world of commercial music, she is an underground artist known for her distinctive vocals which have appeared on tracks by drum and bass icons such as Hospital Records DJ, Nu:Tone, with whom she has collaborated extensively. Most recently, she appeared as a featured artist with DnB producer and DJ, Goldie, their recent single, ‘Adore You’ from Goldie’s new album has gained rave reviews worldwide. Her own youthful output of soul and R&B based tracks resulted in her receiving a MOBO nomination.

August of 2016 saw her supporting the legendary Herbie Hancock on the Queen Mary 2 crossing from Southampton to New York and her most recent album ‘Kaleidoscope’ was greatly supported by Jazz FM who play-listed her duet with the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winning artist, Jacob Collier, on Billy Joel’s ‘For The Longest Time’.

2017 so far has been an eventful year for Natalie, starting in January with an amazing 22 date arena tour across the U.K as the featured guest artist for Young Voices. Says Natalie: “Young Voices has been an absolutely magical experience. Hearing 8000 kids singing together every night in those iconcic venues was utterly mind-blowing. I’m super excited to be doing the 2018 tour, this time having written a special song just for the Young Voices project. I can’t wait!!’

Natalie left the Young Voices tour to go straight on the Blue Note Caribbean Jazz Cruise to play opposite Diane Reeves, Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Pat Metheny and many other renowned Jazz legends. She has also been touring France and Belgium with fantastic Belgian pianist, Eric Legnini, playing to some amazing crowds at Nice and Marciac Jazz Festivals, as well as touring the ‘Soho Songbook’ show extensively all over the U.K with the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars (house band).

In recent years, her original material has been finely honed to reflect her jazz heritage and her love of story telling. Of her last release, Williams says,

“I hope that my music is an insight into what I feel is a richly experienced life; that of my own, that of my friends and that of stories I’ve heard and am ready to share.

The writing draws from all of my musical influences over the years; Jazz, soul, classic singer-songwriter with a touch of blues and country. Co-written, produced and mixed by my bassist and incredibly talented other half, Robin Mullarkey, it is a result of a very happy and fulfilling partnership. It feels like a new dress I never want to take off. My pride and joy.”
Whether she’s featuring as a sensational soul diva, swinging scat singer, singer-songwriter, producer, host and promoter, or champion of burgeoning talent, she’ll forever be the epitome of a true artist

“…People can’t help but go away with a bit of Williams’ natural sparkle having attached itself to them” – Deuce

 
 
 
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