Waldo & the Naturals

Waldo & the Naturals

 Austin, Texas, USA

Mostly upbeat, melodic pop/soul. Very 60's influenced although very distinctly modern as well. Live shows are very high energy, always good audience response. Newer material moving towards a laid back, cloudy jazzy and soul-felt direction.


The Naturals were born in September 2010; with both singer Waldo Wittenmyer and bass player Ben Eisenberg having become disillusioned by the 6th street blues and covers circuit, they set off to create a new type of band. The goal of that band was to create music that would appeal to championing fans of original music, and bar-going strangers alike.

After several months of honing a set in co-ops and house parties around UT and all over Austin, The Naturals, fronted by Waldo (also the main song contributor) debuted their first shows at renowned clubs around Austin like The Parish, Cactus Cafe, and Hole in the Wall. Shortly afterwards, they released a short self-titled EP that reflects their meticulous pursuit of musical precision and well-crafted songs. It highlights their infatuation of 60's music like the Beach Boys and Motown, while maintaining a modern perspective.

Waldo & the Naturals have continued to play frequently over the past year, having performed weekly residencies at both Hole in the Wall and Betsy's Bar. They are continuously raising the bar, making each performance unique and better than the last. With a tour of New York City in January on the horizon, things are looking better than ever for this trio.