With a powerful roots style of guitar playing, soulful vocal delivery and insightful songwriting, Nathan Kaye is unquestionably an artist to hear and experience.
For the last few years Nathan Kaye’s magnetic performance on stage has taken him on tours in China, UK and Europe. He's also supported a diverse range of artists including massive acts such as The Corrs as well as playing at last year’s East Coast Blues & Roots Festival and his song ‘The Shift’ aired on ABC TV’s Rage.
Amazingly, he’s also found time to write fresh material for his upcoming album.
Whilst Nathan calls his musical approach “earth roots and funky folk”, his performance is uplifting, socio-politically conscious, pumps with funk rhythms, reggae, hip hop and jazz. Crowds especially dig his innovative blend of beat boxing (vocal drumming) and slide didgeridoo. Nathan was introduced to yidaki/didjeridoo in his early teens by his aboriginal stepfather.
With your eyes closed, Nathan’s soaring vocal range and rich voice, melodic and rhythmic guitar, pulsing stomp box (a kick-style foot drum), as well as the deeply spiritual tones of the didjeridoo, take you on a dynamic and emotive journey. When you open your eyes you realise that all these sounds are being masterfully woven by one person.
When combined with his band, Dreamseeds, which includes Dharma Bradridge on bass, Chinta on percussion (djembe, bagarabou and ‘hang’ a unique percussive, melodic instrument made of steel), Kim Moxham on saxaphone, flute and harmonica, and guest sitar players and drummers, Nathan’s performance is an indisputable and positive tour-de-force.
His sound could be described as a fresh fusion of Bob Marley, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Nick Drake and Jack Johnson all thrown in with a world music flavour.
“I like Nathan's soulful reggae and funky folk...” – Jack Johnson, musician and surf film maker