Natalie Williams Soul Family
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2014
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MOBO nominated singer- songwriter, Natalie Williams, is an essential
fixture in UK music. With her incredible all star 10 piece band
she is in the 7th year of running and hosting her monthly residency,
Soul Family Sundays, at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where she
has featured the likes of Lalah Hathaway, Jamie Cullum, David Ryan
Harris, Jarle Bernhoft, Hamish Stuart, Alice Russell, Terri Walker,
Gwyneth Herbert, Krystle Warren, Eska, Roachford, Emeli Sande, Omar
and many more. The residency becoming notorious in the neo-soul
movement worldwide as a launchpad for major artists.
Throughout her career, Williams has toured extensively around
the globe, performing at a number of the world’s leading live
music events including opening the London Jazz Festival (2009) at
the Barbican with Guy Barker’s Jazz Voice, Montreux Jazz Festival
in Switzerland, Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Jubilee Pageant,
amongst many more. Williams has appeared as a featured artist with
RnB producer and DJ, Nu:Tone, collaborated with The Heritage Orchestra,
Goldie, Bugz In The Attic, Jamie Cullum, Shlomo and Amy Winehouse,
supported John Legend, Lemar, Alison Moyet, Babyface and the Neville
Brothers. In addition to this, Williams has recently performed backing
vocals for Cee-Lo Green, Miss Dynamite and Keri Hilson and recorded
on Jamie Cullum’s latest Release, Momentum.
August 2013 saw Williams performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
under the baton of Jules Buckley at the Royal Albert Hall for the
Urban Music Prom, featuring Laura Mvula and Maverick Sabre.
In January 2012 she started collaborating with Bluey from Incognito,
co-writing three tracks on the acclaimed new album “Surreal”
and she has since joined the band as one of the lead singers of
the group, touring the USA, Europe and the Jakarta and Shanghai
Jazz Festivals in 2012. Their Japan Blue Note tour in August 2012
saw Williams appear alongside legendary songwriter, Leon Ware, performing
his original classic “Inside My Love” written for Minnie
Ripperton. 2013 has been a busy year with Incognito & has included
tours of the USA and throughout Europe including Williams performing
solo features at the Royal Albert Hall in May supporting Mario Biondi.
Natalie Williams drive and fluidly evolving artistry is undeniable
– a drive that was rewarded in October 2010 when she was nominated
for a MOBO Award for best UK soul, in a category alongside internationally
recognised artists Sade, Corinne Bailey-Rae and Plan B. Whether
she’s featuring as a sensational singer-songwriter, producer,
promoter, or champion of burgeoning talent, she’ll forever
be the epitome of a true artist.