Natalie Slade is a singer/ songwriter who works on a range of musical projects. She was born in Oz, but is based in Quake City, New Zealand. The music she makes is influenced by all the genres she loves, being jazz, soul, funk, spoken word & hip hop, electronic, and alternative forms of pop. She says of her own music “Lyrics are my thing… I love the process of writing and of creating something beautiful with my band or producer buddies”.
Natalie Slade has just released her 'Almost An Album' EP on Bandcamp, stream the tracks or get a copy here: natalieslade.bandcamp.com
Slade & The Real
As one of the newest bands to hit the scene, Slade & The Real have already caught the ears and eyes of the local musos and punters alike. Their Genreblending mash up style incorporates elements of hip hop, rock, nu-school soul & funk. The four piece is made up of Natalie Slade on vocals, Bazi Baker on guitar, Michael Story on Bass and Arona Vaele on drums.
Scruffy & Slade
Scruffy & Slade is a DJ/ vocal duo that plays tight bar sets made up of hip hop, soul, and electronic goodness. Decknology winner / sound engineer/ producer and RDU radio host Bryden Joe, combines with soulful singer/ songwriter Natalie Slade to make ya hips wiggle and ya mouth giggle.
Slash & Slade
Slash & Slade is a Trans-Tasman band made up of Slade & Pro (aka Natalie Slade & Pro/gram). Pro/gram is a hip hop producer from Sydney and Slade is a soulful singer songwriter based in Christchurch. The two make music online or sometimes face to face, without the boundaries of genre, but with the only aim of making music that they absolutely love.
Natalie is “a great lyrical talent, with a beautiful voice capable of power, intimacy and poignancy”. Mike Chunn of Split Enz
“I was literally stopped in my tracks. Her voice has a velvet smoothness laced with emotion that has the ability to cut through to your very soul.” Leading Drum n Bass MC, MC Tali