"A great new track from Nathan Kaye! If you get the chance, check this guy out live - so many instruments for one guy to play! And rumour has it that he never goes anywhere without some kind of instrument on him... This track has an awesome rootsy feel - kick back, put your feet up and enjoy! That's my advice...."
- Sarah Howells, ABC's triple j, Roots n All
“Oh yeah”, he adds, “I also sing”.
He’s a talented and likable performer, and quick to win over the crowd with his colourful banter, sense of humour, and philosophical approach to life. He’s a larrikin who loves to make people laugh, but who also tackles life’s difficult topics through song. Early on, he introduces a song about a friend who committed suicide.
“I’m not singing this song to bring the mood down,” he assures the group of plaid shirt-wearing 30-somethings, “quite the opposite;” this is his therapy...
Kaye then picks up his slide guitar, a “sexy instrument with curves in all the right places.” Inspired by the instrument’s shape, he breaks into an impromptu beatbox version of ‘Baby Got Back’. Dressed in jeans and a wife beater, the singer ties his long, unruly hair back, steps away from his instruments and breaks into more beatboxing with “Billy Jean”, followed by ‘Push It’, complete with pelvic thrusts. Requests from the crowd are shouted out with enthusiasm and the excitable man on stage takes note. “Hey Micky”, “It’s Tricky”, “Shaddap You Face” and “Blowing In The Wind” are mixed into a unique vocal medley, Kaye’s interpretation displaying a mix of pure talent, showmanship, improvisation and hilarity.
Amid all the jokes and banter, the bevy of instruments and the electronics, and powerful voice, He was the perfect support for what was to come.”
- JACQUELINE SEBIRE, Tone Deaf (Mar 20, 2013)
"And I know I'll regret nothing, because the way to regret nothing is just to, learn from it all, and grow from it all, so you can flow with it all, and rise from it all. Rise.”
- Chorus from RISE. Taken from the album, Lucky Man.
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Music & Merch
Waves of Life (Digital Download)
A collection of sapient, uplifting songs to raise funds for depression and suicide prevention.
30% of sales goes to Suicide Prevention Australia.
"It’s really healing to laugh and it’s equally good to pause and reflect. It’s also good to stop and really listen, but afterwards, it’s imperative to dance your butt off and shake out your worries! I think a great live show should bring all those qualities and I’ve created an album, and included a bonus CD, “Stories & Jams,” that goes with it, that I feel accomplishes all those things." Nathan Kaye
Produced, engineered, recorded & mixed at Solar Sound Foundry Productions Studio by Nathan Kaye
Mix stems mixed and mastered by grammy award winner, Michael Stavrou.
All songs written, composed & performed by Nathan Kaye
Do What Makes You Happy T-shirt
The "Do What Makes You Happy" T-shirt will be your new favourite shirt!
Click here to buy: https://nathankaye.bandcamp.com/merch/do-what-makes-you-happy-t-shirt