Natasha Watts

Natasha has had great success with an abundance of tracks in the soulful house scene and from gigging the world over, and we’re blessed that she still holds Summer Soulstice close to her heart…

At the age of sixteen Natasha teamed up with Roame Lowrey, percussionist with Frankie Beverley & Maze, who took her under his wing and across the Atlantic to help develop her talent as a young recording artist.

Whilst in the States, Natasha worked in a stage musical, gaining much of that experience performing with Kirk Franklyn & the Family.

Having always credited her mother Sandra as her inspiration, in 2008 the woman who moulded Natasha’s soul and direction, sadly passed away.  Despite the heartbreak, Natasha finally broke onto the UK soul scene with her explosive voice on ‘Show Me’ after her first collaboration with amazing Cool Million from Germany. This was rapidly followed up with the summer smash of 2012 ‘Back 2 U’ with producer Ric Atari.

That same year she did a cheeky PA in our Club Tent during Richard Earnshaw‘s set and by our seventh Summer Soulstice event was performing on the main stage with her twist on the modern soul sound. With two solo albums now to her name; her eponymously titled first album and the follow-up ‘Second Time Around’, both produced by Cool Million. Singles include ‘Born A Star’, ‘Go Slow’ and ‘Insatiable’, the latter being her duet with fellow British artist Omar.

Natasha has also collaborated on a string of soulful house releases working with the likes of Earnshaw, DJ Spen & Jamie Lewis. She  continues to make a huge impact on the UK soul scene, achieving outstanding specialist radio play and was a popular winner at the 2016 Soul Survivors Magazine Awards, picking up Best UK Artist.

This lady has continued to bring joy to our event and support a cause close to her own heart, as well as hers, making two further appearances, the last being in 2016 when she performed with Ernie McKone‘s band and also sang once again in our Club Tent.

Until recently Natasha presented a regular weekly show on BBC Radio Berkshire, she continues to tour and recently supported Gladys Knight in the UK. In 2019, she also supported Canadian vocal powerhouse Tamia and performed live in Japan with The Hundred Birds Orchestra as well as returning to her second home in Barnet (our words, not hers) for Summer Soulstice!

In 2020 Natasha performed a live PA on our virtual event and with life getting back to some sort of normality in 2021, is starting to get her shows back on the road.

Natasha on stage with Omar at Summer Soulstice 2016.
Photo by Jen Jenny B © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

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