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BandFolkPop

Folk/pop with a tinge of country. Love songs, Loss of love songs, songs of self, songs about the state of the world. Affecting vocals, songs written and performed on guitar and piano.

Biography

‘Natalie has a great voice, her songs are hooky and ooze potential. Natalie has what it takes to get ahead in this business; charisma, a great work ethic and that elusive “X Factor”. Ian Avery, National Programme Director, The Breeze. In December 2005, Natalie’s song ‘Real Feeling’ was one of the 9 songs from around 360 applications to receive a New Recording Artist grant from NZONAIR. Natalie is one of few artists in the South Island of NZ to achieve this. The chosen song 'Real Feeling' utilises oustanding international session musicians including Drummer Andy Sylvio (Pete Murray), and Guitarist Rex Goh (Air Supply, Savage Garden). The song was Recorded and produced by Russell Finch in Sydney NSW with sections Co-produced by Natalie Elms. Mixed in Auckland NZ by the legendary Nic Manders (Katchafire, Goldenhorse, The Electric Confectionaires) and mastered in New York also under Nic's guidance, recording just one song has been a truly International affair, a taste of things to come!! In October 2007 NZONAIR generously granted the song Video Funding. The wonderful director Giles Lambert (U.K/Sydney) took on production of the video which was shot at Bungan Beach, one of Sydney's beautiful Northern beaches. Natalie was resident at Satchmo Cafe in Lyttelton NZ for over two years. She became very much a part of the well-known restaurant, at home entertaining guests with Piano and Vocal every Friday and on Guitar and Vocal most Sundays. Natalie recently performed twice on CTV's 'Good Living Show'. She loves having a chat with presenter Vanessa Wells and playing her songs, one was actually written especially for Mother's day on request from the show's producer, Mary McKeich. After the fun of supporting the talented Ben Kemp (Tokyo, N.Z) at N.Z's Harbourlight Theatre, Natalie put on her own show. The wonderful 'Three of Hearts' (Malo Seumanutafa, Reuben Stone, and Jesse Hughes) were kindly suggested by friend and musician Naomi Ferguson as the players who would put Natalie's originals in a band context for the first time. Everyone had a blast and also got to see the premiere of 'Real Feeling' the music video!! Natalie has: Lived and performed in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bangkok, Bali, Singapore, Macau, Melbourne, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland - - Perfect pitch - the ability to identify chords on hearing them - - Two brothers and one sister with extraordinary musical talents. All sing, write, and play instruments. Her sister Jo also has a myspace page: www.myspace.com/joelmsmusic - - Spent three years learning Alexander Technique under Julia Oakley in Christchurch New Zealand. She undertook the Technique to alleviate vocal damage that was caused by over-performing and singing 'on the voice'. Natalie's brother Jon Elms also studied under Julia and uses the same method that promotes release of tension and muscle interference which can constrict voice production - - Is a yoga addict and has been practicing for close to ten years. She has had a variety of teachers in Korea, Singapore, and Christchurch - - Recently moved to London - - ‘What other people have felt through my music and given back to me is something I treasure'

Lyrics

Only Me

Written By: Natalie Elms

This is a lonely time
When I have what's mine
But don't know where I fit
Who do I trust?
What do I do right now?
And it's the only time
I have felt
Strong enough to be here
Where do I go?
Show me the way somehow

There's no-one at my side no more
It's only me
And who do I think I'm talking to
When it's only me
Lonely me

I gotta clear this space
Gotta lose
Whatever doesn't fit
Don't make me wait god
I need your help right now

Sometimes I feel so lost inside
When it's only me
I hope there's one living on this earth
Whose just like me
Given back like a puzzle piece
A long lost key

And who would've thought
It could go on for years
No, I never thought
All alone no-one here
When you have so much to give
When you're wanting love to live

There's no-one at my side no more
It's only me
I hope there's one living on this earth
Whose just like me
Given back like a puzzle piece
A long lost key
To lonely me

Stay

Written By: Natalie Elms

Will you stay with me
I feel like you're everywhere
And I don't wanna be somewhere that you're not
Will you help me see
I feel like I've been blinded
And you know where my love's been hiding out

Over hills
Through the Rain
By your side
I will stay
I will stay

When you are around
My heart feels like a butterfly
And I'm a fool whose fallen at your feet
And it's no surprise
You are the one I've needed to
Make me feel what I forgot about

Wrong or right
Lows or highs
Everyday
I will stay
I will stay

Nobody tells it quite like you do
My love
And nothing can stop me falling for you
My love

Over hills
Through the Rain
By your side
I will stay
There is not
A thing to hide
I am here
By your side
I will stay right here, I will stay

Why

Written By: Natalie Elms

I saw you
You saw me
I felt a unity
You felt you were free
Standing on the edge of a breakthrough
Talk to me
Please don't close your eyes
To all that you have seen

Why should it be so hard
Why would you make me so blue
Why, all I wanted
Was to love you

And I am a stranger
To all you had planned
If I wanted you to sit
You'd want me to stand
Are you thinking bout the end of the rainbow
Still searching for gold
Well I gave you my eyes that were golden
I gave you my soul

Why should it be so hard
Why would you make me so blue
Why, all I wanted
Was to love you

I know you feel like you're drifting
But I've always known
Only you can give me the love I need
Only I can give you a home

The Best For You

Written By: Natalie Elms

If you could only see me
The way I want you to
How different my life would be
I live each day
Wanting the best for you

If you could only hear me
When I speak to you
So full of love and all your dreams
I live each day
Wanting the best for you

How do you see the world when you wake?
Maybe it looks the same to me
I only see a brilliant man
Still trying to be free

And if we give up now
Before we both break through
We'll live this life as incomplete
I live each day
Wanting the best for you

How do you see the world when you wake?
I know it looks the same to me
I only see a brilliant man
Still trying to be free

And if we give up now
Before we both break through
We'll leave this life as incomplete
I live each day
Wanting the best for you

Soulmate

Written By: Natalie Elms

Sitting here
Trying to feel at peace with myself
Waiting for
The missing one to come back home

How long you've been gone for I don't know
Sometimes I feel you If I take things slow

This times too fast for me
I can't feel at ease
You find your way to be
And I'll be released

Cause I've got
The tools to make it work this time
But I feel lost
Still find this world a bit too unkind

How long I'll stay here for I don't know
One day you'll join me we could take things slow

Sometimes I feel
I was meant to be another time
But when I find you
I can see that I'll be fine

I'll keep on searching for you everyday
May be tomorrow that you'll look my way

Sometimes I feel
I was meant to live another time
But when I find you
I can see that I'll be fine

You Never Gave Enough

Written By: Natalie Elms

I woke up today and was thinking
How did we hate each other so much?
Was there a time when I was special?
Was there a time when I was enough
Cause I came out three years later thinking
It'd been a dream of the bad kind
And I don't know why when I am happy
You haunt me by being on my mind

Slowly, release
Drip feed me love
Cause you never gave
You never gave enough
And I'm lying, waiting
Lonely, wasting love
Cause you never gave
You never gave enough

I search for times when we were happy
But only clouds fill up my head
How could love feel just like poison?
How could we say the things we said?

Slowly, release
Drip feed me love
Cause you never gave
You never gave enough
And I'm lonely and waiting
Lonely, wasted love
Cause you never gave
You never gave enough

You, who I'd given my all to
You, but you won't let me go
Still hanging on
Don't hear me screaming out
Goodbye

Slowly release me
Cause you never gave
You never gave enough
You never gave

Smile

Written By: Natalie Elms

This is the right place for me
This is where I want to be
I reach out for you and you're there
Right beside someone who cares
In wonderland just like a child
The first time I saw your smile

It won't matter what we do
I will always be with you
And if you find the world gets cold
And there's no-one you can hold
I'm on my way across the miles
Just to see you and your smile

Sunlight and the starry night
Couldn't outshine what you are
Your soul is like gold to me
At the center of my heart

I wish I could be with you now
For we've been apart some time
Separated by the miles
But in your picture there's your
Smile

Real Feeling

Written By: Natalie Elms

All the signs are pointing at me
Still don't know which way to go
Lead me to the one whose got all the answers
Cause it's time for me to grow
Do you believe that things are all good
Are you the master of your fate
Then come with me and take some chances
Cause when it's too late it's too late

All I want is a real feeling
One that hits me right between the eyes
All I want is a real feeling
And to know it's right
Know it's right

I can see the world is changing
I can feel the change inside
I'm laughing now I see life and it's beauty
But for so long I was blind
So look around you look inside you
Let love open up the gate
Pressures on us all to live in the moment
I can't stand here and wait

All I want is a real feeling
One that hits me right between the eyes
All I want is a real feeling
And to know it's right
Know it's right

So come on baby
And fall into me
Into me
Never felt this way before
And I am free
I am free

All I want is a real feeling
I want a real feeling
And to know it's right
Know it's right
Know it's right
Know it's right

Discography

I have recorded one single and made one video to professional specifications - other acoustic recordings have been recorded independently.

Set List

Stay
Smile
Everything
Set Yourself Free
Why
Make Life Better
Real Feeling
Angel
Simple

Lovestory
On Or Off
Only Me
The Best For You
Gone
On Your Own
The Way Of Life
Wake Up
Maybe I Know