Nate Hall is a 24 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His distinctive, smoky voice is nothing but infectious, and already has more identifiable character than most singers dream of developing over an entire career. Equally comfortable with a guitar strapped on or gliding across a stage with just a microphone in hand, Hall’s personality explodes through his dynamic blend of rock, pop and dance music.
As a natural performer, a music career was the first choice for Nate, and it was a Xavier Rudd concert that opened his eyes to the power of a performer to affect lives; he walked away thinking, “I’ve got to do that.” Nate immediately threw himself into learning the guitar and didgeridoo. His journey had begun. When starting out, Nate had no formal vocal training. He taught himself to sing by impersonating artists such as Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson and Bryan Adams. Over time the impersonations fell away, leaving a completely unique voice with many layers that has been compared to Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz and Usher.
Nate’s latest single, “Keep Moving On”, produced by Zubin Thakkar (Faber Drive, Suzie McNeil, Hello Operator) earned him the title of Bell Media Emerging Artist for the month of August, 2011. The song quickly climbed the HOT AC charts receiving major radio play across Canada. Keep Moving On was the most added song to HOT AC radio stations in it's first week of release and Hall was also on the Billboard Emerging Canadian Artist chart, which highlights the top 30 emerging artists based on digital sales and radio play on a weekly basis.
Nate’s previous single, “Things”, was adopted by the Missing Children’s Society of Canada as a national campaign theme, and the song was released on iTunes with all proceeds going to the Missing Children’s Society of Canada. Hall clearly understands the power artists have and their ability to help those in need by shedding light on a cause and driving change.
Among other accolades, Nate was named Artist of the Month by CKXS radio in April 2011 and was also hand-picked and flown to Portland, Oregon to record a single with KRH Productions, a venture which is run by John Oates (Hall & Oates) and producer Geoff Byrd.
To date, all of Nate’s achievements have come purely from his undeniable talent, charm and unwavering DIY work ethic. In an industry struggling to stay afloat and redefine itself, Hall is a prime example of an independent artist embracing the chaos and creating his own opportunities; living each day by the saying; “If you want to get it done, you’ve got to do it yourself”.
Not taking any of his recent success for granted, Nate is hard at work in the studio crafting songs for his upcoming E.P. which he plans to release in late fall. He describes his music as having “a strong beat, fierce melody and unforgettable lyrics that stick like glue”. Happy to admit; “that’s the power of Pop music”, Nate is always trying to out-do himself, making each melody catchier than the last and each story more gripping than the one before which in turn allows him to connect with more and more people.
Quickly learning that music is a give and take, the energy Nate receives from the audience and the energy of working with a band are what drive him to put on such exciting live shows that end up feeling like full blown dance parties. With the kind of voice that makes people listen, an unbreakable DIY ethic and his James Dean looks, Nate has that indefinable-extra-something that makes a star.
· Bell Media Emerging Artist for August 2011
· Single “Keep Moving On” quickly climbed the HOT AC radio charts reaching #43
· Keep Moving On was the most added song to HOT AC station in its first week of release
· Nate reached #23 on the Billboard Emerging Canadian Artist Top 30 chart
· The single “Things” has been chosen by The Missing Children’s Society as their theme
· Named CKXS’s Artist of the Month in April 2011
· Was hand-picked and flown to Portland to work with a production company run by Geoff Byrd and John Oates (Hall&Oates)
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