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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.

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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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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I give her 5 stars for her performing at my wedding. She was absolutely fabulous worked great with me, even though I changed my mind like 100 times. She even learned a couple new songs to make my wedding perfect. Any future events I do and need a live musician I'm going to hire again.

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We hired Natalie to perform for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. She went above and beyond to make our big day extra special, learned new songs that we requested and even worked with one of our friends to perform together during the ceremony. Her performance was flawless. Through the entire planning process, Natalie communicated promptly, making sure we were always on the same page. Talented, professional, and just an overall kind, thoughtful and wonderful person! THANK YOU NATALIE!

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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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