The brightest young singing star to hit Ireland for many years. Here is the story so far. Nathan was born in the City of Liverpool. At the age of four he found his love for music and was given a piano accordion, which he quickly mastered. At age seven, Nathan started to enter Fleadh Ceoil Competitions in Accordion and Singing. At 15, he won the All Ireland Title for Traditional Singing.
Nathan was determined to seek a career in the Music Industry, and at the tender age of 16 years, decided to leave school and follow his dream. His début album “Starting Out” contained such Country Classics as ‘Working Man;’ ‘Look At Us;’ ‘40 ‘Shades Of Green’ and Irish Standards ‘Isle Of Innisfree;’ ‘Carrickfergus’ and ‘Erin Gra Moi Chroi’ – both Traditional Classics.
“Starting Out” was a terrific success for a first album and it opened many doors that would otherwise be firmly locked, to someone so young. As a result of the popularity of “Starting Out,” Nathan was invited to perform, on two of the famous Cruises and at Resort Residencies organised by Enjoy Travel. This experience led to invitations to perform, with great aplomb at high-profile dancing and concert venues throughout the UK. In his first year on the music scene, Nathan was invited to ‘open’ for such Giants of the Irish entertainment industry as Tommy Fleming, Philomena Begley, Big Tom, Jimmy Buckley, Susan McCann and Mike Denver.
In February 2008, Nathan was pleasantly surprised to be invited by the organisers, to attend The Irish World Awards Gala Night, at the Galtymore Dance Club, Cricklewood. Nathan was even more astounded, when he was announced as the “The Best Male Newcomer, Award Winner” for 2007. He then sang the Don Long’s classic “Never Be The Sun.” The packed audience ‘brought the house down,’ with rapturous applause and much screaming, from the ‘young women’ of all ages! Such, was the demand for more, from the “The Best Male Newcomer of 2007” that the James Peake Band, duly invited Nathan back on stage to perform a set, which satisfied the enormous demands, of his new and adoring fans.
2008 continued to be a very busy time for Nathan Carter; he built on his success, with his second album “On The Road.” Nathan created quite a stir amongst radio presenters, with many top DJ’s choosing his second offering as their Album of the Week. Pre-recorded and On Air, interviews followed at stations up and down the country and continue to do so.The future is even brighter for Nathan Carter, autumn 2009, will see him establish residency in Northern Ireland. No surprise there then; since his folks originally came from Newry. There will be the launch of the new Northern Ireland based, Nathan Carter Band.
“The Future is Bright” for The Nathan Carter Band, the brightest young singing star, on the horizon will be coming your way soon. Nathan Carter is the “surprise package” that all of Ireland’s Country Music fans have been waiting for.
Nathan is now packing Ballroom and Concert Venues all over the Country. Nathan has received, to date some 18 Top Country Music Awards in Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught, and all of this in just three very busy years on the road. Nathan is surrounded by Top Class Musicians; Seamus Rooney, Guitar’s; Stevie Hamilton, Lead and Steel Guitar’s; Gareth Lowery, Drums; Band Leader/Arranger, Jim McVeigh, Piano and Keyboards. Nathan, himself an accomplished musician who plays Piano Accordion, Guitar and Piano has always wanted to have a Fiddle Player in his band. This position has recently been filled by another very excellent and experienced musician Matt McGrennahen and what a player he is too!
Nathan Carter and his band are managed solely by John Farry who is also a highly rated Singer-Songwriter with a catalogue of hits recorded by notable country Artists. John comes from the glorious village of Garrison in beautiful County Fermanagh in Ireland. The ‘Team Work’ within the Band On-Stage is palpable. At the end of each Dance-Set Nathan thanks the dancer’s and announces that “We will back in a few moments” not ten seconds later the Band strike’s up that next Set, the Dance floors are packed each and every time such is the variety and quality of the music and songs. The Nathan Carter Band is easily amongst the three top bands working in and out of Ireland.
Speaking of recordings, Nathan’s excellent list of singles and CD’s is always in great demand at live venues and Record Stores. Nathan’s first DVD NATHAN CARTER “The Live Show” entered the British Charts in December 2011 and is still going strong.
Find out more at http://www.nathancartermusic.com/