Natasha is a classical crossover singer, her voice has been described as ‘angelic, haunting, and ethereal’ something like a mix between Enya and Sarah Brightman. She spent many years perfecting a combination of operatic, classical and contemporary styles to create the sound that she wanted, resulting in a beautiful cinematic blend of ethereal vocals with ambient, Celtic and orchestral influences, reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack.
Natasha forged a non-traditional way to find her voice and, whilst working full time, she self-funded her classical singing studies. She also studied contemporary music at the same music college in East London as Ed Sheeran, all the while honing her song writing skills.
Her love of storytelling through song is also influenced by her acting skills, as she dabbled as an actor for a while, studying Meisner Technique and featuring in a Holsten Pils commercial with Ray Winstone. However, the universe had bigger plans for her, evident through listening to Natasha’s beautiful haunting vocals, which transport you instantly, to a world of enchantment, love and romance, revealing her true calling.
Early Musical Influences
Natasha was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. In her early teens her family moved to Hampshire. Her mother, a hairdresser from Bermondsey, sang around the house every morning and her Father, now retired, was a salesman turned window-cleaner, could always hold a tune.
Natasha was bought up on an eclectic musical mix of Harry Belafonte, Shirley Bassey and Simon and Garfunkel, amongst others. Her first recollection of classical music was playing ‘Fur Elise’ on the family piano. Enjoying the limelight, she was the family entertainer from a young age, always coming out with a ditty or a song for family and friends. At the tender age of 16 she discovered her natural song-writing ability (to mend a teenage broken heart) and it was around this time she also discovered Enya, one of her early musical influences.
Musical Influences and Musical Career
Natasha’s musical influences are varied, from the ethereal voices of Enya and Sarah McLachlan, to the operatic voices of Renee Fleming and Angela Georgiou. She holds the contemporary artists Enigma, Deep Forest and Faithless in high regard, along with the emotional cinematic music from film composers Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, and Gabriel Yared and songwriters, Prince, George Michael, Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchel.
Through her entrepreneurial spirit, Natasha built up her own singing business, from singing at weddings and events, to care and nursing homes; she is passionate about using music as a tool for healing. She co-wrote and features in various corporate music including award winning AV show commissioned by Ferrari for Ferrari World, Abhu Dhabi and German Couture House, Ollendiek. Natasha has put on many of her own classical concerts and recitals, but the call to write her own classically inspired music was greater than singing cover songs.
Lost in Love album
In 2015, Natasha’s passion for writing material she could sing herself gave birth to the idea of a classical crossover album. Tragically, at around the same time, her first true love died of a heart attack from undiagnosed heart disease, cruelly cutting short his Hollywood career: he had just completed a movie with Jeanne-Claude Van-Damme. Many heartfelt memories surfaced and Natasha re-discovered some of the songs that she had written for him, when he moved to America to follow his acting dream.
Over the next year Natasha started to write cathartic and bittersweet love songs, pouring her heart and soul into them. The album began to take shape in the form of songs about her passions, heartaches, unrequited loves, and the fairy-tale fantasies that falling in love can bring. By the end of 2016 the album had been written, recording completed by 2017. Amazingly, she had managed to bag the lead violinist on the Lord of The Rings Soundtrack, Dermot Crehan, as the violinist. Fast-forward to 2018, and her self-funded debut album ‘Lost in Love’ is ready for worldwide release.
In Too Deep is the first single taken from the album, due for release in April 2018