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Natalie Gelman

Singer Guitarist from Ojai, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$400 - $1800 per event
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.

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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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

Family Reunion

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Natalie performed for our family of 14, on an outside patio where we were seated around a fire pit. She did an outstanding job. She has an excellent voice--kind of "bluesy" with a good range. Her guitar and ukulele playing are both excellent. She readily adapted to what we wanted to hear, adding a few of own choices which were well received. But what makes her unique is her ability to relate to her audience and get them involved. She was both a true professional and likable in all aspects.

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Engagement Party

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I was fortunate enough to have Natalie be part of my surprise proposal. My proposal involved having a guitarist learn my fiance's favorite Colbie Caillat songs and then perform them on a Big Sur beach. Not only did Natalie stay in constant communication with me in order to get the set-up of the songs just right, but her attitude and energy was so comforting. She drove up from Ojai to Big Sur, was on time and coordinated with my photographer to be in the perfect spot. Natalie's talent is absolutely beautiful. She performed amazingly in acoustic fashion while on the beach. She sang and played the songs exactly the way I had pictured it and made the proposal perfect.

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Community Event

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Natalie was wonderful! She was very professional and was great with the audience.I look forward to working with her again.

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2016
Sep
17
Wedding Reception
Hilmar, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
San Simeon, CA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Dec
2
Pear Valley Vineyards
Paso Robles, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Jul
30
Concerts By The Sea
Oxnard, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jul
20
Family Reunion
Carpinteria, CA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
Paso Robles, CA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
3
Engagement Party
Big Sur, CA
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
2016
May
20
Dark Star Cellars
Paso Robles, CA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding
Huntington Beach, CA
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lucky
Colbie Caillat/Jason Mraz
With a Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper
End Of The World
Skeeter Davis
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
I Do
Colbie Caillat
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Paul Anka
Never Gonna Let Your Down
Colbie Caillat
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Kris Kristofferson
Singer
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
Pop Singer
Rock Singer
Alternative Singer
Americana Singer
Pop Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Ukulele
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
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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