Nathaniel might have tasted success in Australia but he’s a global citizen with global aspirations, and he intends to stay that way.
Born in Cape Town, Nathaniel’s parents moved to Melbourne when he was just six, and encouraged him to develop his natural gifts at an early age, he’s more determined, focused and hungry as ever.
Nathaniel first made an impact in Australia when he sailed through to the Top 6 of The X Factor with his soulful, soaring vocals. Nathaniel says, “that experience provided me with the essential building blocks to my artistry”, and that being on the show not only taught him to believe in taking risks, but also prepared him physically, emotionally and creatively for the momentum he wanted to create for himself.
That momentum rewarded Nathaniel in 2013 with a national Top 5 debut single ‘You’, a smooth, intoxicating RnB jam that demonstrated his signature vocals and was eventually accredited with double platinum sales. Nathaniel released several more successful singles, including the uptempo funk hit ‘Live Louder’, which repeated the Top 5 multi platinum success of his debut, and showcased his incredible versatility and his refusal to be boxed into a particular genre.
In between releasing singles, Nathaniel headlined the successful Soulfest music festival alongside RnB superstars Maxwell, D’Angelo and Musiq Soulchild and toured around the country, which allowed him to tap into his favourite part of being an artist. “Performing live”.