Artist Profiles: Nathan Scott

Nathan Scott is a young, indigenous performer from the Anmatyerre (mother) people, North-West of Alice Springs, NT and the Kalkadoon (father) people of Mount Isa, Qld. His choice of instruments is didgeridoo and guitar and his style of music ranges from blues and folk to rap and instrumental.

Nathan was born in Adelaide SA, but grew up in Alice Springs with his mom and sisters. Previous musical history, at 17 he was taught to play the didgeridoo from Clinton Luckett. This helped nurture an interest in music, which led to him doing a course in music at Eora TAFE, Centre for Performing Arts, Chippendale, Sydney. During his studies at Eora, Nathan learnt to play the guitar. Nathan is endeavoring to continue to learn more about the various style of music that has enriched his life.

He has performed at various events and venues all over Sydney. Some of these performances were at the New South Wales Art Museum, for NSW Governor General Maria Bashier, at Eora TAFE, Chippendale and other TAFE and public events/gig within and around the Sydney Community such as graduations, weddings and functions. More recently, Nathan has returned from touring France performing the didgeridoo along side Internationally known didge (didjeridu) players William Barton, Roy Newman and Arnhem Land?s Yalakun dancers. The tour began in mid December 2005 performing in 4 cities ? Caen (Normandie), Ch?lon-en-Champagne (Champagne), Grenoble (French Alps) and Paris.

He has also performed and recorded songs with Jaclyn Extreme, Radical Son, Rhubee Neale and Kenneth Smith at events and venues such as NAIDOC Week 2004/5, The Sandringham Hotel in Newtown, The Harp in Tempe and other venues around Sydney.

Nathan has studied music at Eora TAFE. At the moment, he is performing covers and originals, which he collaborated with other artists. The majority of the songs he performs are about his own experience, Indigenous issues and the plight of his people. Nathan uses music as a way of educating the world about his culture.

He draws his inspiration form many indigenous, non-indigenous and overseas artists such as Kev Carmody, Archie Roach, Tupac, B.B King and many more.

His aspiration is to do more touring of Europe, and the world, performing the didgeridoo and his own written material. Educating the world about the history and issues of his people.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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