Nathan Ball + Jess Bishop
Everything about singer-songwriter Nathan Ball feels unforced. A natural, easy, calming presence, his music scales universal emational highs with as much fluidity as it descends into moody introspection.
Finding inspiration in the outdoors, much of Nathan's material is connected to his surroundings. "It's where I write best; by the sea, in the mountains, in the woods. I love being totally immersed in nature so naturally those themes find their way into the music. I love being in the ocean - just being in it, and feeling totally insignificant. It's a reminder of the order of things."
Nathan's work fuses two chief loves - classic song writing and an eagerness to experiment and push sonic boundaries. Perhaps unexpectedly, he finds inspiration in left-field house music. "I love the way it makes you feel - it's euphoric, but sad, introverted but expressive. I love that darker side of the genre."
Based in London - Nathan Ball's music possesses universal appeal, his break out singles Right Place and Drifting connected with audiences in the UK and internationally. Lauded by press outlets like Line of Best Fit and Clash as well as streaming services, the songs cross traditional boundaries of indie, folk and eletronic, the universal thread being Nathan's emotive and magnetic voice.
2017 saw Nathan re-work his live show, bringing in long time collaborators Max Radford and William Taylor. With a relentless touring schedule, the band built audiences across the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Australia at both festivals and headline shows. Between tours - Nathan has been collaborating on new music, slated for release late in 2018.
Support: Jess Bishop
Doors: 7 p.m.
Concert: 8 p.m.