One of the UK's most endearing and popular soul/jazz artists, singer-songwriter, Natalie Williams has 7 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a dedicated following that extends throughout the world.
“One of the UK’s hottest singers...she effortlessly moves from soul-diva to sensual and sophisticated jazz.” Time Out
“The moment she starts to sing she becomes a commanding, strutting presence, scatting with an infectious relish.” Telegraph
“Natalie helped me understand Soul music!! And her Soul Family Sundays residency at Ronnie’s is what made me realise ‘this is what I really wanna do!’ ” Sam Smith (Grammy winning artist)
Her residency, Soul Family Sundays, has sold out every month for over 10 years and has seen her perform to over 30,000 fans at the world renown Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Natalie has toured the globe as both a solo artist and lead vocalist of jazz funk sensation, Incognito, and has performed at any of the world's leading live music events and venues, including the London Jazz Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, BB Kings in New York, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Blue Note in Tokyo, Love Supreme Festival, Glastonbury and many more…
She recently appeared as a featured artist with DnB producer and DJ, Goldie, and her recent single, ‘Adore You’ from Goldie’s new album has gained rave reviews worldwide.
Natalie has also collaborated extensively with drum and bass DJ, Nu:Tone, on Hospital Records and has performed with and alongside some incredible artists such as Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse, Lalah Hathaway, The Heritage Orchestra, Bugz In The Attic, John Legend, Babyface, Kurt Elling, Mario Biondi and many more…Although mainly known as a solo artist, Natalie has also enjoyed singing backing vocals for Cee-Lo Green, Ed Sheeran, Laura Mvula and Keri Hilson.
August of 2016 saw her supporting the legendary Herbie Hancock on the Queen Mary 2 crossing from Southampton to New York and her most recent album ‘Kaleidoscope’ was greatly supported by Jazz Fm who play-listed her duet with the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winning artist, Jacob Collier, on Billy Joel’s ‘For The Longest Time’.
2017 has been an eventful year for Natalie starting in January with an amazing 22 date arena tour across the U.K as the featured guest artist for Young Voices, followed by the Blue Note Caribbean Jazz Cruise, playing opposite Diane Reeves, Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Pat Metheny and many other renowned Jazz legends. She has been touring France and Belgium with fantastic Belgian pianist, Eric Legnini, playing to some amazing crowds at Nice and Marciac Jazz Festivals, as well as touring the ‘Soho Songbook’ show extensively all over the U.K with the Ronnie Scott's All Stars (house band).
Natalie Williams’ drive, work ethic 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 soul diva, swinging scat singer, singer-songwriter, producer, host and promoter, or champion of burgeoning talent, she’ll forever be the epitome of a true artist.
Lance Liddle (Bebop Spoken Here) describes a recent live show:
"..We got a raunchy, no holds barred, performance that merged soul, jazz, funk and rock into a sizzling inferno of sound.... The lady has the most incredible vocal chops with a range that reaches stratospheric heights without loss of intonation or emotion.”
…”People can’t help but go away with a bit of Williams’ natural sparkle having attached itself to them”