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Henley Festival
8-12thJuly 2020

BBC Music Introducing Berkshire: Nate Simpson

Introducing the incredible vocalist Nate Simpson currently appearing in Motown The Musical London’s Shaftsbury Theatre.

Nate achievements include lending his voice for Turner Prize Nominated Artist Marvin Gaye, Chetwynd for her highly acclaimed 2014 Film, raved reviews from performances at the Natural History Museum, London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club at The Pheasantry, Spice of Life Various Events for the Olympics 2012, the business design centre, for HRH Prince Charles, BBC Radio 2 Cheltenham Jazz Festival and much more.

His debut single from his EP "Steady" gained national airplay on the Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1 and releasing 'Get Up" with DJ Able through renowned DJ Spen's Quantize recordings label after commenting the following ' Simpson's soulful vocals are just what you'll need to get your floors jumping.

His E.P was heavily supported, gaining regular airplay by BBC Introducing London/ Berkshire performing live to 52 thousand people on Mike Reads Prime time show. Simpson enlisted to join forces with internationally acclaimed jazz artist Julie Dexter on her UK/European tour, on in between a host of festival gigs alongside the likes of Wretch 32, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Feeling, Jaguar Skills, Beverly Knight, and Jamie Cullum more.

Nate performed and got to judges houses on ITV’s X Factor 2016 and followed that by performing on BBC’s Eurovision You decide in 2017.

Between that time Nate began his journey back in the studio experimenting with different sounds and genre’s including recording at The Abbey Road Studios.

Having toured in America, Caymen Islands and Mexico in the Summer 2017 once Nate came back to the UK he took to the stage as Nate King Cole in The Crooners 2017.