Scottish singer-songwriter Natalie Clark, who has reaped plaudits from Virgin’s Richard Branson and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw was selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch” after moving to the US. Natalie was featured in the Mercedes Benz commercial campaign which also included performances at the famous Roxy on Sunset, and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She was handpicked to open for the Grammy award winning Indigo Girls tour and has been recording in L.A when not busy touring the US. Natalie has received acclaim from multi-platinum artists such as Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton praising her voice as ‘cool and powerful’ and ‘incredible’.
Since moving to the States, Natalie has opened festivals, toured the country, and recently released her highly anticipated second E.P, resulting in Music Connection magazine naming her one of their Hot 100 Live Artists. Natalie’s upcoming Livewire E.P has already received considerable attention in the sync licensing world, with some of the tracks being featured in several Netflix shows and a commercial campaign prior to its official release.
After giving up her teaching career in Scotland to pursue her dream of writing and playing music, the rising indie-pop artist made headlines in the U.K. when Branson invited her to sing on-stage at a BBC Radio 1 Academy session in Glasgow. Natalie accepted his impromptu challenge, and sang ‘Weakness’, from her debut EP. It prompted Branson to proclaim: “That was absolutely and utterly stunning – no backing band, no musicians, no forewarning.” He later called her “inspiring”. Grimshaw, who was hosting the BBC Radio 1 Academy event, played ‘Weakness’ and further sang Natalie’s praises on his BBC Radio 1 show the following day. Branson has since written several articles about Natalie, including a recent commentary on her record release on virgin.com. (READ HERE)