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Nat News, Soul Fam News and just a general update to say a little hello to all you lovely people…

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Hope everyone’s having a lovely summer (despite some of the rainy weather we’ve been having in the UK).. Hopefully some of you are holidaying in beautiful paradise reading this whilst sipping on a chilled Mojito on a beach… If not, don’t be sad. I’m sitting at home with a bad back doing admin and waiting for my next adventure gig to come in, but my delicious lunch has cheered me right up…;)

It’s been an eventful few months since my last update tho to say the least. Big charity gigs with Incognito at Jazz Cafe,our delicious Ladonna Harley-Peters (from Lasharvu) got married (now Ladonna Young) with a very star studded wedding guest list indeed. Can you believe what Sam Smith said to me (admittedly after a few beverages): “ Soul Family is what made me realise that ‘this is what I really wanna do’ when I went to see them at Ronnie’s with my dad when I was 16 years old!!’

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Pretty cool, ey?
I’ll be using that quote for a while I reckon…
Speaking of Soul Family… We’re working on an EP due for release around November time, so finally you’ll be able to get your hands on some of those songs we’ve been singing at our gigs every month.
Here are some little giggies I’ve been crossing off my list:

I’ve been doing some wondrous shows with my straight ahead jazz outfit the ‘Ronnie Scott’s All Stars’ and we’ve been up and down the country touring our ‘Soho Songbook’ show. The dates for this popular event are flooding in fast, so keep an eye out and check in on my website to see if we’re coming to a cosy little theatre near you…

I was also the featured artist and guest curator for a brilliant night called ‘Voices Now’ at the Roundhouse (and got to sing the most incredible arrangement of Bjork’s ‘Hyperballad’ with the Roundhouse choir… hopefully there’ll be some footage somewhere soon), I played the wonderful Marciac and Dinant Jazz Festivals last month with the Eric Legnini band, played Meraki Festival in St Albans with Soul Family and look forward to another (already long sold out) Soul Family Sunday for this August bank holiday weekend.

I’m excited to say that even though I won’t be releasing a full originals record this year, I am going to be recording a brand spanking new Christmas album in time for our December Christmas shows at Ronnie’s! A mix of jazzed up classic carols, popular xmas ditties and a few originals in there for good measure.

There I’ve said it now, so I have to do it!! Haha
I’m also pleased to say that my album ‘Where You Are’ is now back in print, so I’ll be selling them at gigs and through my website if anyone’s interested in purchasing a hard copy…
Oh and not forgetting my brand new 10 year anniversary Soul Family merch in the form of T-shirts and tea towels (I figured every household can use one of those, so why not???…)
All of these are up for grabs through my website or at a live show of course.
Here are some upcoming dates for your diaries:

20th Hever Castle ’Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars  https://www.heverfestival-tickets.co.uk/select_seats.aspx?perfid=595
27th Soul Family Sunday at Ronnie Scott’s (Sold out, but you may be able to get returns)
28th Rye Festival, Sussex ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
8th Norwich Playhouse ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/detail/ronnie-scotts-all-stars-the-ronnie-scotts-soho-songbook
14th 606 Jazz Club Natalie Williams Quintet
19/20th St Ives Jazz Club ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
22nd Portsmouth New Theatre Royal ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
23rd Buxton Opera House ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
24th Sep Soul Family Sunday at Ronnie Scott’s featuring Cherri: https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/4190-natalie-williams-soul-family
12th Taunton The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
13th Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery Soul Family Motown Dinner http://www.thewoburnhotel.co.uk/events/natalie-williams-soul-family-motown-revue/
15th Radlett Centre ‘Soho Songbook’ with the Ronnie’s All Stars
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