So, this is a song that I wrote recently. I haven’t yet put any chords to it, but it’s the kind of tune that they should just fall into place. Here’s the PDF of the score God s Family Lamb – I hope it works for people – for some reason it won’t download from my PC,… Read more »
Nathanael has long had musical talents, learning piano from a young age. He also composed from quite a young age. He has written hundreds of songs (of varying quality, he’ll admit, but some are rather good), several pieces for choir, including a Remberance piece that was premiered in London at a Remembrance day service, as well as a number of classical pieces for various instruments / ensembles. He can sing, and people have repeatedly said things like ‘You have the voice of an angel’ or told him that he should go on X-factor or the like, but his speciality is his improvisational classical / easy listening piano music which has repeatedly won him admiration and priase, whether it be playing before weddings or just playing for fun on the piano at his local railway station. Bystanders have repeatedly urged him to do it commercially, with one noting it brought a calming atmosphere on people as soon as they entered the station concourse, even drunken lads. Flowing, often serene, at other times laden with emotion, and hauntingly beautiful, it would be perfect background music for an event or venue. He can also combine it with spoken word in a concert or performance event.
He has a wide range of likes and influence in his music, ranging from the haunting Celtic Rock of Iona through the sublime beauty of Patrick Hawes modern classic music and the wintery world of The Unthanks; from the quirky-barely-sung-but-it-works musings of Pete Ryder to the passionate praise of Sunderland’s Luke Finch, not to mention the also passionate and elegant performances of North-East concert pianist David McRae; from the contemplative warmth of John Michael Talbot through the lyrical and melodic vibrancy of Carly Ritter‘s perceptive country music to the energetic fusion of London-based band Ooberfuse.