Soon after returning from his hugely successful US debut tour September 2017, Nathan was back on UK soil presenting the second leg of his successful “Livin’ The Dream” tour to sold-out venues, including a five-night sold-out stint at the Eden Court theatre, Inverness. Already tickets for his London Palladium date on the 17 March 2018 are scarce.
Since his impressive appearance on BBC 1’s The One Show back in August, OK magazine said ‘viewers were left swooning over a dishy singer named Nathan Carter’, and it’s not hard to appreciate why.
Nathan performs an array of original songs and covers which show the tone and range of his vocal ability which, on occasion emotes clearly his own passion for the songs and what being Irish means to him.
Nathan is not your run of the mill pop star. Yes, he has youth and model looks, and an army of female fans, many new-to-the-scene boy bands crave. It is what he performs that sets him apart from his peers. - Irish/Country music with a fine voice which stands apart whether complimented with his live band or with solo piano accompaniment.
It suggests that he divides people with this genre, but that is far from the truth as the demographic which attends his sold-out arena dates in Ireland, or UK venues are full of teenagers, their parents and grandparents, and more importantly, it crosses beyond Irish diaspora.
In Ireland, Nathan outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble, and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before.
He topped the Irish charts with his fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’, and again with his recent Irish disc ‘Livin’ The Dream’ which was released in the UK on the 29th September 2017. Each disc features Nathan’s unique blend of Celtic, country and pop sounds! Not bad for the cherubic former head choirboy who sang for Pope John Paul ll in Rome and President Bill Clinton.
As one who is now enjoying the fruits of success, it’s been a long journey which began aged four with a visit to the local Irish Centre in Liverpool with his grandparents, along with hard graft over the years.
In the great tradition of Country music singer/songwriters, Nathan was brought up as Roman Catholic and started out ‘in the church’ as the expression goes. The Catholic guilt was never so strong as when he lost a medallion icon his grandfather gave him; a ‘good luck’ gesture. When he finally ‘fessed up, expecting some form of remonstration his grandfather’s response took him by surprise. ‘Maybe the charm is now giving the finder good luck?’.
Nathan’s family originate from Newry, Co. Down but he was born on the 28th May 1990 and grew up in Liverpool. He soon learned to play the accordion and trips to Ireland to compete in Fleadh Ceoil’s became a regular feature of young Nathan’s life. By the age of 12, Nathan won All Ireland medals for singing, and accordion. He became a member of the Liverpool Ceili band, playing accordion and piano, and solo performances soon followed.
On a trip to Donegal in 2009, Nathan was appearing in concert in Buncrana, where he met with songwriter John Farry. So impressed was Farry that representation soon followed and the rest, as they say, is history.
His television appearances include The One Show, BBC 1; Lorraine, ITV; Sky News, The Late Late Show, RTE; BBC The Nolan Show; UTV Live, TG4s `Glore Tire`, `Opry anN Iur`, and recently a cameo appearance in the popular Irish Soap Ros Na Run on TG4 Television. He recently recorded a Christmas special for RTE/BBC, and the first guest announced was Curtis Steigers.
Nathan’s debut self-titled five-episode television show saw him perform with KT Tunstall, Finbar Furey, Paddy Casey, Mary Black, The Shires and Billy Ocean to an audience more than 2.5 million viewers. It was commissioned for a second series.
Notes For Editors:
Nathan to appear on Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2, with Angie Greaves, 7th January 2017.
Livin’ The Dream, Nathan’s latest album topped the Irish charts.
On week-ending 6th May 2016, Nathan’s album STAYIN' UP ALL NIGHT entered the Irish charts at No. 1 ahead of Drake (No 2) and Beyonce (No 3). Adele sat at No. 5.
Nathan made his debut US tour, September 2017.
In May 2016 a Coleraine man was jailed for four months after threatening his neighbour for playing Nathan Carter’s Wagon Wheel repetitively, threatening to break the stereo on which it was played. In fact, he broke two windows. His claim was ‘psychological torture’. The offender was also ordered to pay a fine of £200 compensation for the broken windows. (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-Ireland/man-snapped-after-neighbour-repeatedly-played-Nathan-carters-wagon-wheel-34719756.html)
Summer's Here - Official video: https://youtu.be/DArMwsLckkc
Nathan Carter photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pi31iqtkns5pmfg/AADkx1kH0jS9orfyOA0Pepgba?dl=0
Nathan Carter video links: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d4dbcz8v2zyqyim/AABb8sxKPzz7JR3yP4BqGdPOa?dl=0
Nathan is a patron of Cancer Connect Northern Ireland.
“Country music pin-up … hurtling towards international stardom” The Belfast Telegraph
“Country music heartthrob” independent.ie
“Heart-throb country singer Nathan Carter is giving 1D a run for their money”. You Magazine, Mail on Sunday.
“ …that carefully-crafted image extends to heart-throb status for his younger admirers, some of whom throw lingerie at him on stage.” Belfast Telegraph.
“Butlins red coat of country pop” Alan Corr, RTE
Starting Out (2007)
The Way That You Love Me (2010)
Time Of My Life (2011)
The Live Show (audio & DVD) (2012)
Wagon Wheel (2012) (signed to Decca) Wagon Wheel video single ‘Wagon Wheel’ has generated more than a million hits on YouTube.
Where I Wanna Be - No. 1 (2013)
Christmas Stuff (2014)
Beautiful Life - No 1 (2015)
Live at the Marquee (2015)
Stayin’ Up All Night No 1 (Ireland) Top 20, (UK) (2016)
Livin’ The Dream, No. 1 (Ireland)
Good Morning Sunday, BBC Radio 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kzf9d
The One Show, BBC 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xd123/the-one-show-09082017
Summer In Dublin, recorded at Dublin’s The Three Arena: https://youtu.be/S6V4kCKrUM
Spotlight, Mail on Sunday: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3152010/Nathan-Carter-giving-1D-run-money.html
Caribbean Blue, RTE: https://youtu.be/rEgVrLsePns
• Live Act of the Year, RTE Irish Country Music Awards, 2016
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