Natasha Waterman

Natasha Waterman

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Natasha possesses a rich, powerful voice with an eloquent gift of story telling that reaches the very soul of her listeners. Natasha’s music is an edgy mix of AC and soul with influences from Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks

Biography

Natasha Waterman: Rhythmic Acoustic Soul

According to Langfield Entertainment, “[she brings a] diva soulfulness to the stage…”; according to Exclaim! Magazine, she’s the “one to watch”; according to Bobby Cameron, she’s “Canada’s next big thing”; according to her fans, she’s simply Natasha Waterman.

And who is Natasha Waterman? Well, she’s the latest and freshest addition to the Hot AC genre with a: 21st century soul style Her music will groove you, her lyrics will touch you and her live shows will leave you wanting more.

Natasha began her career at the young age of 11. She was the eldest of two children in a single-parent household, and although money was often tight, freedom of expression was never in short. Coming from a musically strong family, she often turned to music. She would cope with the hard times by writing songs, letting words on a page be the outlet for the frustrations she felt towards an unfair world. As the years passed and her songwriting evolved, she began to realize her lyrics not only told of her own life, but reached out to others. People simply related to her songs and her stories because they could always pull something away that was speaking to them directly..

Natasha started emceeing at clubs in Toronto when she was 14 where, despite her young age, she quickly earned a local following under the alter ego, Mother Nature. As her skills became more and more fine-tuned and her music stylings evolved, she made the decision to move on as she embraced singing and songwriting as a better canvas to paint her expressions and emotions. She shortened her name to Nature and began to concentrate more on showcases, talent shows and contests, where she could further develop musically and vocally. She explains, “I look at my career in music like an inverted pyramid: in the beginning you know very little and the levels are easily accomplished. The higher you reach, the more there is to learn, the harder it is to elevate to the next level. Just when you feel that you’ve learned all there is to know, you then realize you’ve just graduated to the next level and the whole cycle starts over. I love this as there is always a new challenge and a new adventure.”

She performed as Nature in Toronto for a few years, and even though her fan base was strong she still felt like she wasn’t making a strong enough impact. She initially felt discouraged but gained hope from a new realization. Natasha knew she had the talent and the drive to pursue a career in music: “I learned that I have to throw the cards down and be the best I can be. Every time I get on stage, I have to let the audience in and share everything: the good, the bad and the ugly!” After this conclusion, she decided to go back to her birth name, and Natasha Waterman was reborn onto the Toronto music scene.

Since then Natasha has come a long way. Over the past 8 years she has performed at numerous events throughout Toronto. Some of the more memorable moments have been her performance at the 2002 and 2003 NABFEME Summit and the Harry Jerome Awards where she co-wrote the final theme song “If I Lead You Will Follow” with Washington Savage and Derek Brin. Natasha performed this song and was backed by the 80-member Yes to Life Choir. Natasha has also been actively writing for many projects, the latest of these being the 2005 Certified Gold debut album of Melissa O’Neil from Canadian Idol. Natasha co-wrote on Melissa’s 3rd single Speechless that was release in April of 2006 and was charted as high as 40 on the Canadian top 100. She also contributed three songs to Kalan Porter’s 2004 debut Double Platinum selling release and was fortunate enough to work with Canada’s own Song Writers Hall of Fame alumni, Randy Bachman.

Collaboratively, Natasha has worked with Toronto artists such as Ivana Santili on the Drop the Beat soundtrack, Brass Munk on their upcoming album, Choclair on Bumpity Bump Bump featuring Mr. Roam and Derek Brin with her Christmas release of Silent Night. The list continues with such names as Michee Mee, Rickoshay, Doc, Frankenstein, Mr. Cronks Luke Mc Master formerly of Mc Master & James and countless others. August 2003 marked the release of her Won by One video, which aired on Much Music and held the number one spot on Much Vibe for a number of weeks.

Most recently, Natasha has added a new dimension to her art that has allowed her to further evolve creatively, by teaching herself the piano and the guitar. She has integrated this into her writing and performances, as she reaches another height in her music pyramid. Natasha is influenced by such artists as Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Sade, Anita Baker, Amos Lee and Van Morrison, to name a few, and continually draws inspiration from these powerful performers and writers as well as many others. Natasha has just received an Independent Album Grant from Factor to record her highly anticipated debut full length album. You can hear more of Natasha on her www.myspace.com/na

Lyrics

All I’ve ever known

Written By: Natasha Waterman, Jeff Delziel, Bobby Cameron

You’re the strings on my guitar so sweet
You’re the whites and blacks on my keys
I’ve been blessed by your presents
There’s nothing better than making music

Thru the good time and bad time you’ve lend me your ear
Sleepless nights alone, it’s your voice I still hear
Your that whisper, your that tone
You’re all that I’ve ever known

Cuz I feel alive when I’m with you
Cuz I feel the passion of your soul

You’re that chord in my melody
Your that note in my song

Thru the good time and bad time you’ve lend me your ear
Sleepless nights alone, it’s your voice I still hear
Your that whisper, your that tone
You’re all that I’ve ever known

Cuz I feel alive when I’m with you
Cuz I feel the passion of your soul
And I feel the rhythm of your heart
Your all I’ve ever know

Captivated, mystified
I testify its soul don’t lie
All that I am, is all that you give
Ohhhhh

Cuz I feel alive when I’m with you
Cuz I feel the passion of your soul
And I feel the rhythm of your heart
Your all I’ve ever know

Ocean Meets the Sky

Written By: Natasha Waterman, Luke McMaster, Bobby Cameron

Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

Where the ocean meets the sky
That’s where I want to be that place is calling me
Moon rise tide is high
Spirit free inside of me
Complete tranquility

White sands, deep blue
I long to be with you
I’ll be there soon

Where the ocean meets the sky
oooohhh
You can see for miles and mile
oooohhhh
There’s a place for you and I
Where the ocean meets the sky

The purity of the calm
Where the sands so soft and warm
Gentle wave caress the shore

White sands, deep blue
I long to be with you
I’ll be there soon

Where the ocean meets the sky
oooohhh
You can see for miles and mile
oooohhhh
There’s a place for you and I
Where the ocean meets the sky

Solo Guitar Bridge

Haven’t seen a cloud in days
Sun falls upon my face
Heavens sweetest kiss of grace

Where the ocean meets the sky
oooohhh
You can see for miles and mile
oooohhhh
There’s a place for you and I
Where the ocean meets the sky

Falling

Written By: Natasha Waterman, Luke McMaster, Bobby Cameron

Everybody’s got a tale to tell
A love story a heart ache
Caught between a rock and that hard place
Can anyone tell me how to let you know?
Oh I get lost in you at times
Should I make my move?

Is it just me?
Falling
Is it just me?
Falling

I can see there’s more going on here
Then meets the eye
Do you feel it in side?
Though it’s still a mystery
I’ll be waiting here
Till your heart decides

Is it just me?
Falling
Is it just me?
Falling

I feel found
Every time I’m with you
Lost with out you
How will I know?

Everybody’s got a tale to tell
A love story, a heart ache

(Falling) Break down

Chorus out.

Discography

"State Of Emergency" release on the Toronto film festival award winning Independant movie sound track and DVD for "Love Sex and Eating the Bones"

Set List

All I've Ever Known
Deep Water
Falling
I Surrender
Katrina
Ocen Meets the Sky
Into The Mystic
Long Road
Deep Water