Growing up, Natasha was exposed to a diverse span of genres – her father being a DJ and her sister being an avid soul fan meant that she encountered the world of Reggae, Jazz, Blues and Funk at a young age. Her musical taste adapted and soon she became familiar with every rare groove and soul track well before her years.
At the age of sixteen, Natasha travelled across the Atlantic with Roame Lowrey (Maze and Frankie Beverley’s percussionist). Little did she know that she would be embarking on the trip that would kick-start her musical journey. With help from Lowrey, she was able to realise her potential and develop her talent and skills as a young artist. She experienced the life of a recording artist and the process required to produce her own music.
During her stay in the States, Natasha performed with Kirk Franklyn and the Family – she also performed in a stage musical.
Although still in the early stages of her career – it proved to be a fruitful period for both her talent and development. Her musical peers sparked inspiration and allowed her to explore different musical avenues. Through this, she was able to discover a newfound love for Gospel and Organic R&B.
Natasha left the States in 1996 and had her son, Taylor, and subsequently, music took a back seat. However, this was far from the end of her musical expedition.
In 2008 Natasha’s mother, Sandra, passed away. She was Natasha’s muse, inspiration and she helped mould Natasha’s soul and direction. Although this period was a heart-breaking and emotional period, it was the birth of life-affirming ‘Time to Shine’. To this day it is still Natasha’s favourite number, due to the deeply personal resonance and relation to her mother.
Natasha exploded on to the UK soul scene with ‘Show Me’ after her first collaboration with Cool Million. ‘Show Me’ was featured on the ‘Cool Million III’ album. This was followed up by the summer smash of 2012: ‘Back 2 U’ with producer Ric Atari. Which was available on the ‘Soul Seed Vol 1’ album – supported with a sleek promo to match the silky tones of the track.
The last few years have seen Natasha in demand more than ever for her vocal flair and vivacious on-stage presence. Many well-respected producers, contemporary songwriters and bands have sought out her formidable talents. She was requested to perform as the main vocalist on a forthcoming Yam Who? EP, ‘Downtown Diva’ on the cutting edge record label ISM Records. Other credits include Reel People, Speedometer on Freestyle Records, various tracks on Purple Music Nervous Records, Vaga Records, Tribe Music, Duff Note, Groove Odessy and Barcoda.
Natasha, whose fast becoming the brightest and (definitely busiest) UK soul star, has also performed at numerous events around the world: IPM, Amalfi Conference, Rome, Napoli, SuncéBeat festival in Croatia, Luanda in Angola, Moscow, Miami and Germany to name a few.