Natalie Genres of music include:
Through The Decades 60/70/80/90s
Acoustic Slow Covers (piano/guitar)
Wedding Ceremony and First Dances
To say that Natalie James enjoys singing is a massive understatement. Natalie is PASSIONATE about her singing and has been since she was a little girl. So it should come as no surprise then that Natalie went on to study for 3 years at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)where she achieved a BA (contemporary theatre practice.)
After her time at the RSAMD Natalie enjoyed many notable successes in her musical career- which continues to this day. She can claim two top ten hits in the Scottish Charts following which she was signed to the worldwide music label EMI for 2 years when she joined the Dutch pop/rock group BAD CANDY.
Those 2 years with the group earned Natalie top ten chart hits, an album, her own TV show which aired on Nickelodeon and she also won her first award for” Best Pop Group” of 2005 stealing the prize from the pop group Black Eyed Peas. This then led to Natalie performing for thousands in arenas the length and breadth of Holland and Germany.
Being an English speaker and with her thorough knowledge of music, in 2006 Natalie was chosen to become the English Coach on the Dutch version of the X Factor.
In 2017, Natalie appeared on the very popular BBC1 Saturday night programme PITCH BATTLE in the group SCOTSOUL where she both sang with the group and as a soloist. PITCH BATTLE came third in the UK. The highlight of the show for Natalie was when she performed alongside soul diva CHAKA KHAN.
Natalie & SCOTSOUL have recently finished GARETH MALONES tour (Military Wives Choir/Children in Need)
Since August 2016-April 2022 Natalie was working with Dancepoint and Hamilton Theatre Arts (college) as their vocal coach teaching children between the ages of 5-18 years old.
After the pandemic Natalie has now decided to return to the stage and perform again and has started to co-present hospitality monthly show “At The Bar” with On Trade Scotland.
Natalie is about to venture to London to perform at BBC Last Night of The Proms 2022 with choirmaster GARETH MALONE.