“We don’t have that many female vocalists worth shouting about here in the UK, but Miss Watts is certainly one worth making a noise about” soulm8 online Feb 2014
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Performer, Entertainer
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Natasha is a critically acclaimed British Soul singer/songwriter who released her debut album in February 2014 under the SedSoul label. With an award winning No.1 Album titled “Natasha Watts” and top chart singles, such as “Change”, “Go Slow” and “Born A Star”.
Natasha is an inspiration to aspiring soul artists not just here in the UK but all over the world. She is renowned as one of the Britains most exciting and talented Soul artists, who writes all her own material. Growing up in a musical household, Natasha was heavily influenced by Soul, Reggae, Jazz and Rhythm & Blues and drew early inspiration from soul legends such as Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston.
Natasha has had over thirty soulful house/afrobeat hit records, all of which are huge floor fillers on the club scene around the globe. Her recent album “Natasha Watts” is a 12-track, foot stomping collection of well written musical greatness, oozing with Funk, Soul, and Jazz and features Natasha’s trademark sultry soulful vocals.
This site will continue to be filled with updates on Natasha’s music, giving you access to her track samples, exclusive photos from recording and set lists as well as gigs and shows, music videos, interviews and much more.
Natasha is a grass roots kinda-girl who loves to interact with her fans. If you bump into her feel free to say hello, she will be more than happy to hear your comments and share a photo or two.
NatashaWatts. Singer. Songwriter. Performer. Entertainer. Hailing from humble origins, which helped furnish the soul and the mahogany tones of this unique vocalist, Natasha has been immersed, active and successful in the music industry for some time now.
Although having started to sing at an early age, it was performing arts that was her first passion, she trained in ballet/tap/jazz dance and singing never became a priority until she discovered she had a voice, a powerful, almost precocious one that defied her tender age.
Throughout her life she was surrounded by all genres of music, from reggae and jazz to blues and funk. With a DJ as a father and a soul insane older sister, she really had little choice and she soon became familiar with every rare groove and soul track well before her years.
At the age of sixteen Natasha teamed up with Roame Lowrey (percussionist with Maze and Frankie Beverley) and he took Natasha under his wing and across the Atlantic to experience recording and help nurture and develop her talent as a young recording artist. Whilst in the States Natasha worked in a stage musical and performed with Kirk Franklyn and the Family. Although this was the embryonic stages of her career, it transpired to be fruitful period in both her talent and development and the inspiration she received from her then musical peers coaxed her down different musical avenues, discovering a new found love for gospel and organic R&B. Natasha’s stay in the United States coincided with the arrival of her son Taylor and subsequently music for once had to take a back seat….but this was far from end of her musical expedition!
Having always credited her mother, Sandra as her inspiration and in 2008 the woman who moulded Natasha’s soul and direction, passes away. Yet, through this distressing and heart-breaking period, comes the life affirming ‘Time to Shine’, to this day, still Natasha’s favourite number due to the deeply personal resonance behind it.
Natasha exploded on to the UK soul scene with her explosive voice with ‘Show Me’ after her first collaboration with Cool Million – featured on the Cool Million III album, which was rapidly followed up with the summer smash of 2012 ‘Back 2 U’ with producer Ric Atari – available on the Soul Seed Vol 1 album, supported with a sleek promo to match the silky tones.
The last few years have seen Natasha in demand more than ever for her vocal talents and vivacious on stage presence and many well-respected producers have elicited her formidable talents as well as various fellow contemporary songwriters (Natasha has a publishing deal with Kinetic Music) and bands from Papa Records, Reel People, Bugz in the attic’s Kaidi Tathum, Speedometer on Freestyle Records, various tracks on Purple Nervous, Barcoda and most recently as the main vocalist on a forthcoming Yam Who? EP on the cutting edge record label ISM Records. There have also been gigs at huge events around the world, including IPM, Southport, Amalfi Conference, Moscow, Croatia and Miami for Natasha, whose fast becoming the brightest (and busiest!) UK soul star.
2012/13 were and are equally busy for Natasha when she supported the legendary Betty Wright at various gigs all over the country from Blackpool Soul to the Southport Weekender among many others. It was Natasha’s second consecutive appearance at the Southport Weekender too, something of a rarity for an artist. There are also future collaborations in the pipeline of house music with some of the biggest names including Josh Milan, Kerri Chandler, Dawn Tallman Manoo, Black Coffee and Tribe Tony Humphries Music as well as Remi – aka Neil Pearce, Ziggy Funk, a duet with Lifford and also Mark Evans and Michelle Weeks
In September 2013 ….. Natasha was nominated for The best new soul act Soulsurvivors magazine …. Natasha won by a clear mile ………. This was voted for by the public and is a clear indication of how much she is loved ! This was to be the starting point for all of Natasha’s dreams to start coming true!