Natalie Gelman

Singer Guitarist from Ojai, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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A modern day troubadour, Natalie performs across the country tirelessly and just released a new album with producers Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Mark Needham (The Killers) titled Streetlamp Musician after a song she wrote about street performing and watching New York City change over time.

Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Natalie Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians. She borrowed a friends guitar at 16 and started writing songs on it immediately and began busking on subway platforms soon afterwards when she grew tired of pretending to be 21 to play clubs in the city.

Captivating tourists and straphangers alike in the subway, Natalie stopped even the most hurried commuters in their tracks with her powerful voice. She continues to play what she calls her favorite stage while also performing at the House of Blues, Webster Hall and festivals across the country. Lending support to Bon Jovi, Wyclef, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters in arenas and theaters across the country Natalie is a world class entertainer.

Compared to Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Natalie's music is contemporary and timeless. She writes honest, heartfelt songs - responding to current affairs and revealing parts of her inner self with the world. "Not too much about her, but somehow about me & everyone in the audience as well."

Natalie has been featured on/in The New York Times, NPR, Good Morning San Diego, FOX, ABC, NBC, New York 1, Voice of America, Music & Musicians Mag, American Songwriter, Songwriter Magazine and more…

"Simply Terrific" 4/4 Stars - The New York Post

"Natalie Gelman is the poster-girl for the solo, storytelling singer-songwriter. …this performer will likely always have a captive audience." - Music Connection

"A phenomenon. By late afternoon on a hot day, many festival goers are tired and starting to drift away. It can be a struggle for performers in that time slot, but it certainly was not for the young singer/songwriter I'd hired. Natalie attracted, and held, the largest audience the Chalet Bowl Stage has ever seen during the last set. That audience included not only those seated, but also people who stood outside the tent until the very end at 5:30. Then they wanted more. They didn't want her to stop singing." --- Candace Brown, Proctor Arts Fest - Tacoma, WA

"From the moment Natalie Gelman took the stage, her soulful voice carried through the event. Art festival attendees and participants alike were entranced by her ballads and artful guitar playing. She is a top-notch performer, tells her personal stories in her lyrics and completely mesmerizes the crowd. We hope she will return to Minnesota very soon!" --- Dolly Parker, Stillwater Arts Festival - Stillwater, MN
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

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Natalie was wonderful. She was professional, talented, accommodating, and added something so special to our wedding. Her folksy vibe went perfectly with our venue. She learned a song for us and played it beautifully during the ceremony. We also chose one of her original songs to be played during the ceremony and it was great. Our guests were impressed by her and I can honestly say she was one of my favorite parts of my wedding (my husband agrees!). I would highly recommend her!

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Natalie Gelman’s Response:

Thank you so much Melody! It was an honor to work with you and your husband on your wedding music. Love the pieces you chose and had me learn, maybe I’ll see you two at a Patty Griffin concert if she ever tours out here. :) Congrats again!!

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Natalie was a wonderful professional and very talented musician. Working with her was like working with a family member. She understood exactly what was needed , And went 180% maybe 200% above and beyond what we were expecting. It was a pleasure working with her and she made my daughter's wedding and intimate memorable experience. we are a fan of hers forever.

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Natalie Gelman’s Response:

Thank you so much Susan. It was so nice to play for the beautiful and fun ceremony and cocktail hour! I loved all the music Lindsay and Eric chose too including the Motley Crue challenge! Congrats again!

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PAST EVENTS
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2018
Sep
30
Villa San Juliette Winery
San Miguel, CA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Dark Star Cellars
Paso Robles, CA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
7
Dark Star Cellars
Paso Robles, CA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Oct
9
Euterpe Farms
Ojai, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Riverstar Vineyards
San Miguel, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Oct
21
Locatelli Winery
San Miguel, CA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Aug
18
The Drawingroom
Cheshire, CT
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jul
29
Northstar California
Truckee, CA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jul
28
Northstar California
Truckee, CA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jul
27
Nicholson's Musicafe
Folsom, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Jul
22
Hungry Mother Festival
Marion, VA
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Jul
19
House Sweet House Concerts
Tunkhannock, PA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Scientist
Coldplay/Corinne Bailey Rae
Photograph
Ed Sheeran
Afire Love
Ed Sheeran
Say Something
A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera
Let It All Go
Birdy & Rhodes
You Are The Best Thing
Ray Lamontagne
Love
Matt White
Your Song
Elton John
Everlong
Foo Fighters
Every Breath You Take
The Police
Singer
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Folk Singer
Pop Singer
Rock Singer
Alternative Singer
Americana Singer
Pop Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Natalie Gelman will also travel to Oak View, Santa Paula, Ventura, Carpinteria, Oxnard, Camarillo, Fillmore, Somis, Piru, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Cbc Base, Summerland, Santa Barbara, Moorpark, Point Mugu Nawc, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Frazier Park, Simi Valley, Westlake Village.
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