Nathan James is a 24 year old singer, specialising in Rock Music.
From an early age Nathan attended Starmaker Theatre company in his Hometown of Reading where he took part in many productions before landing a part as an extra in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.
October 2011 saw Nathan singing at the Sadlers Well theatre, London in a show called MMXI-LIVE. Where he was backed by a 25 piece gospel choir,singing the hits of Al green, Evanescence, Genesis and many more.In the show he performed with Britain's got talent's Tobias Mead.
He sang at the Getty images gallery for the launch of the new musical 'Exposure the musical',He is also back and forth from Germany where he played a series of gigs with the Ten Ahead show band who back artist such as Gloria Gaynor and Jennifer Rush.
December saw Nathan Headlining the OK magazine red carpet stage at the Clothes Show Live at the Birmingham NEC. He sang the Guns N Roses classic 'sweet child o mine' in the fashion show and gained much praise form the directors the highly noted fashionista's Lesley Graham and Harriet Jagger. Other artists that performed that year were Alexandra Burke and Kimberley Wyatt.
Nathan appeared on a finnish t.v show on MTV3 as a featured artist on the Plan Christmas Gala. He performed two classic christmas songs and was backed by a 50 piece choir.The show aired on christmas day too an estimated 2 million people.
Nathan supported West End leading lady and Brian Mays favourite female vocalist Kerry Ellis at here home coming gig in Bury St Edmunds. He sang two solos and duetted on Show Me Heaven by Maria Mackee.
Nathan was part of the Rock harmony group the 'Tenors of Rock' and in his time there they supported and featured in Baywatch and Knight rider legend David Hasselhoff's one night only gig at the IndigO2.They sang backing vocals on a couple of tracks and also performed Music of the night by Lord Lloyd Webber and also sang at St Davids hall in Cardfiff in a concert entitled 'Movies and Musicals'.
Nathan has done many gigs for charity but the biggest to date was the Walk the Walk, Moonwalk at Hyde Park for breast cancer.Such a great event that saw Nathan entertaining 17,000 women before they set off to do the marathon through the night.He was joined on stage by the comedy legend that is Jennifer Saunders and was honoured to be a part of such a fantastic evening.
This year has been very busy .Gaining one of only a hundred blind audition places for the BBC show the voice u.k where he sang for Sir Tom Jones,Will.I.Am and Jessie J however this show was not the one that would propell him into the public eye even though 10 million viewers tuned in and was given great feedback by all the coaches "your voice is ridiculous" " your range is amazing" said Jessie J. It wasn't meant to be and he left the show dubbed "the one who got away...".
Only a few months later Nathan was on our screens again in the ITV and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber T.V search Superstar where he gained a place in the top eleven and also caused quite a stir. He was given a hard time by the panel but it didn't stop him delivering great performances and he left the competition in 5th place after gaining a great following and having gained valuable experiences in live televion.He had the chance to perform his favourite song of all time 'Sweet Child O Mine' in front of 3 million people as well as singing onstage with pop music icon Gary Barlow. Lord Andrew lloyd Webber said "Nathan has a God given talent and I would love to work with him" as well as saying "You are the closest thing to Ian Gillan". After he left the show he appeared on award winning television show 'This morning' and was interviewed live on television where he revealed that he was off to America for something very exciting.
Nathan recorded his self titled debut covers album early 2012 and has been showcasing the tracks that are a mixture of rock and soul by his favourite singers at various gigs over the country.It is available for purchase on his website.
Nathan appeared in a one off Michael Jackson Concert at Canary Wharf with a great band in Canada water park .The concert was 'Blame it on the Boogie' and he performed with Pop Idol finalist Zoe Birkett.
Nathan Performed at Coleen Nolans Charity Halloween Ball at the Manchester Palace Hotel. Singing the songs he performed on Superstar for a celebrity audience and supporting the great charity 'Sara's hope foundation'.
Nathan appears on hit U.S song writer Scott Alan's news album on a track called Nothing remains. Nathan is singing on the track with fellow Superstar contestant David Hunter and West end leading man Oliver Tompsett.The track is stunning and for more information see www.scottalan.net
The biggest and most exciting news of 2012 is that Nathan has joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the U.S arena tour of the world premier of The lost christmas eve.Nathan joins the band which features ex Journey and Queen vocalist Jeff Scott-Soto and incredible guitarist Al Pitrelli of Megadeth and Alice Cooper fame to name but a few on the west coast tour.Hopefully this will be the beginning of a very long and great period with Americas biggest prog rock band.for more information www.trans-siberian.com
2013 is already shaping up to be an even more exciting year than 2012.
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