Natalie Hiong
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Natalie Hiong

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore | SELF

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore | SELF
Band Pop Adult Contemporary




"With a little heart"

INGAPORE: There are those who wouldn't recommend becoming a singer-songwriter in Singapore as an appropriate career move.

Which was why it was a bit of a surprise to people around her when Natalie Hiong announced she was ditching her job in a bank in London to come back to pursue her musical interests. - Channel NewsAsia

"Goodbye banking, hello music"

That's what Natalie Hiong said when she left her banking job after two years, to pursue her life long dream. She explains what compelled her to take the plunge. - RAZORTV


Natalie Hiong - "Little Heart" - 2011



Natalie Hiong, banker-turned-singer-songwriter, writes music of poignant beauty. Her songs showcase her soothing vocals, virtuosity and profound musicality while her heartfelt lyrics bring you on a journey from the heights of being in love to the depths of heartbreak.

Coming from a family of musicians, Natalie started learning the piano when she was three. She wrote her first song at 12 and won a national songwriting competition at 15. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at the London School of Economics, Natalie found herself without a piano and picked up the guitar, learning original songs by American singer-songwriter, Marie Digby.

Natalie's hobby became serious when she composed for a musical, Excess Baggage, staged in London in 2007. She began to explore the possibility of a career in music. However, she decided to give the rat race a shot after being offered a job as an investment banker on graduation. Almost two years later, with the realization that she needed to follow her heart, Natalie took the plunge and left her job to pursue her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter.

In 2011, Natalie released her debut EP 'Little Heart', a collection of songs that chronicle a journey of love seen through the eyes of a young lady, evoking real emotions unblemished by cynicism. Since then, she has been featured on The New Paper, Today Paper, 938Live and Power98.

Natalie has also performed in various renowned venues including The Bitter End (New York), The Cobden Club (London), Hugh’s Room (Toronto) and Esplanade (Singapore). Natalie’s song ‘Perfect’ was chosen as one of the top entries in the Noise Singapore Competition and was featured in its compilation CD. Another notable achievement was a double-finalist finish in The UK Songwriting Contest with her songs ‘Little Heart’ and ‘Sleepwalking’.

With a diverse pool of influences that include Sara Bareilles, Marie Digby, Sarah McLachlan, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, John Mayer, Disney songs, Broadway songs, and classical compositions, Natalie’s songs capture her life experiences in her signature style of music.