Natalie – Female Solo Vocalist
To say that Natalie James enjoys singing is a massive understatement. Natalie is
PASSIONATE about her singing and has been since she was a little girl. So it should come
as no surprise then that Natalie went on to study for 3 years at the Royal Scottish Academy
of Music and Drama (RSAMD)where she achieved a BA (contemporary theatre practice.)
After her time at the RSAMD Natalie enjoyed many notable successes in her musical career-
which continues to this day. She can claim two top ten hits in the Scottish Charts following
which she was signed to the worldwide music label EMI for 2 years when she joined the
Dutch pop/rock group BAD CANDY.
Those 2 years with the group earned Natalie top ten chart hits, an album, her own TV show
which aired on Nickelodeon and she also won her first award for” Best Pop Group” of 2005
stealing the prize from the pop group Black Eyed Peas. This then led to Natalie performing
for thousands in arenas the length and breadth of Holland and Germany.
Being an English speaker and with her thorough knowledge of music, in 2006 Natalie was
chosen to become the English Coach on the Dutch version of the X Factor.
And Natalie has continued to sing over the past decade at gigs throughout Scotland but has
also taken some time out to devote to her partner and to her 3-year-old daughter who is the
light of her life.
Only last year in 2017, Natalie appeared on the very popular BBC1 Saturday night
programme PITCH BATTLE in the group SCOTSOUL where she both sang with the group
and as a soloist. PITCH BATTLE came third in the UK. The highlight of the show for Natalie
was when she performed alongside soul diva CHAKA KHAN.
Natalie & SCOTSOUL have recently finished GARETH MALONES tour (Military Wives
Choir/Children in Need)
Since August 2016 Natalie has also been working with Dancepoint as their vocal coach
teaching children between the ages of 5-18 years old.
“Natalie is a strong, committed singer with great onstage warmth. She tears it up”