Gold Coast’s Natalie Pearson is making a lasting impression on Australian earholes. Performing at Gympie Music Muster, Deni Ute Muster and Tamworth Country Music Festival and taking out chart positions on CMC and KIX Country Radio, she’s delivering powerful vocals and engaging live performances. Riding the wave after recently supporting The Wolfe Brothers in Queensland, and delivering new track ‘I Wonder What you Kiss Like’ with fellow Gold Coaster Brook Chivell, Natalie is now gearing up for a massive 2019.
“Brook and I met at the CMC Awards around two years ago at The Star Casino in Broadbeach,” Natalie told Blank Gold Coast. “We decided to film a little acoustic cover song for social media content while I was in town, and discovered that our voices blended pretty well, and we got along alright too, so we got talking about future touring, and decided to create a mini-tour around the eastern states and my home state, WA. While we were on tour we had a lot of people ask if we have recorded any music together, which we hadn’t! So, we did!”
Natalie moved to the Gold Coast around the same time in 2017 and she says country music culture in the city is “amazing”.
“There have been so many great opportunities to open for bigger country artists when they are on tour here, and there are so many great music festivals that come to town, such as the Groundwater Country Music Festival in Broadbeach. There seems to be a growing community of country artists that have moved elsewhere to enjoy the lifestyle of Gold Coast – which is forming an awesome little support hub,” she said.
‘I Wonder What you Kiss Like’ debuted at #2 on the iTunes country singles charts and #31 on the all genres charts. And the video clip has been added to CMC rotation. Natalie says the accolades just keep rolling though.
“So far it’s had a lot of industry and fan support, and we love the tune,” she said. “We hit Top 5 on the Kix Country Chart this week, and we’ve been added to Foxtel’s Country Music Channel’s music video rotation, and we have just entered The Music Network Charts.”
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the year ahead.
“We’re opening for some artists this year, a bit of touring and a few Queensland festivals. There will be a few more single releases this year from Brook and I individually, and then we are heading to Nashville in June, so I’d say we will be coming back very inspired,” Natalie said.
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Catch Natalie and Brook at Sugar Free Country Festival at Jacobs Well on 13 April and at Southport RSL on 14 April. Follow @natpearsonmusic and @brookchivellofficial.