As time passed Natalie moved on to a more urban scene and started performing in a variety of talent showcases in places such as Hackney Empire and the Bullien room. At the age of 15 Natalie decided to take a break from performing and felt that a spot behind the scenes rather than in the spotlight would be more appropriate for her at that particular time in her life.
After leaving school Natalie struggled to maintain a steady path in college and began to work full time, shortly after she became the editor of Fusion Magazine which generated 7000 copies. This experience enabled her to gain a place in university studying journalism and politics, however this was not for her and it lead to the decision to follow her initial dream ... to make music! Natalies toe tapping first track 'Touch me' is just hitting the air waves, so listen out for this funky house tune...in the meantime we had a few words with the lady herself...
Hi Natz, you have performed on west end stages since an early age , what made you take a different musical direction?
Age really. I've grown a lot since then and my musical taste has changed a lot. Im not really into following such a commercial route anymore.
You’re currently doing Funky House vocal tracks would you venture onto a different genre?
I don’t just do funky house although that’s what im known for doing. I've done a couple of R&B tracks and a reggae collaboration with Ozzie B from More fire crew.
Who is doing it for you right now on the funky scene?
Do you write all your own songs? And where do you get the ideas from?
Yea. Usually i'll just be jamming and something just pops up and I think yeah that’s the one!!
How has it been as a female in the ‘Funky’ movement?
Great but theres a lot of competition at the moment because everyone wants to do funky. Im working my way through it, PA's here and there getting my tunes played on as many stations as I can. So far so good....
Here we go with a totally random question
‘Keep da ring?’ or ‘Give him back his tings’?
Keep the ring and give him back his tings ~(just not the ring init lol!!)
Thanks for your time.... do you have anything else to say to the people out there?
Look out for me. Check me out on facebook by joing my group ‘Naughty Natz’
Also check out the MySpace www.myspace.com/1stfunkyfemale and stay tuned for my mixtape summer 2009. Support your girl. Love ya xxxx
NATALIE WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE ON JULY 4TH AT THE LONDON PRIDE FESTIVAL IN FRONT OF 16000 PEOPLE ... so don't miss it!!
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