Nataya (Natalie Smithson) is a singer/songwriter from Adelaide who writes and performs her vocal and piano driven songs accompanied by her skilful and engaging band Nights on Mayfair (Scott Duncan- bass, Jed Thomas- drums). Together Nataya & Nights on Mayfair play regularly at an assortment of Adelaide bars and festivals and also at a variety of private events including weddings, birthdays and corporate shows. After years of performing and song writing as a soloist, Nataya has enjoyed joining forces with the guys from Nights on Mayfair who have each shared countless performances and achievements as part of previous bands Lowrider (Scott), Stonyfell and The Happy Leonards (Jed).
This talented trio have a number of projects on the boil but are currently prioritising the release of their very first EP which is due to be released in late 2018! When performing as a cover band, Nataya & Nights on Mayfair entertain a variety of audiences by playing a large range of current and older pop, soul and RnB favourites. When working on the production of their original material the band create a unique sound by fusing a variety of genres and using interesting production and recording techniques allowing their songs to appeal to a diverse audience.
To date, Nataya is responsible for the majority of lyrics included in the band’s songs but both Scott and Jed are becoming increasingly invested in contributing to the lyric writing process. Nataya focuses on writing meaningful, storytelling lyrics drawing inspiration from both personal experiences and from stories shared by loved ones. In anticipation of their EP release later this year, Nataya & Nights on Mayfair will be working on the production of an accompanying film clip, EP release live show and also have plans to take part in a variety of renowned music and artistic festivals in late 2018/early 2019. Stay tuned!