Natasha Duarté is an exciting young pop artist who at 18 is starting to become a major sensation on the Australian music scene and beyond. She is a prolific songwriter, guitarist and powerhouse vocalist. Her songs are incredibly catchy, well crafted pop that speak directly to her young audience in a way that they can instantly relate to.
Signed to Empire Records and Managed by Glenn Wheatley and Paul Higgins, Natasha has just released her stunning debut album First Time.
She has won numerous accolades for her song's such as in 2008 when she won the Nationwide Kool Skools JB-HI-FI Competition where she was able to record an EP recording package . She also won Best Female Vocalist and received The ‘Ralph Carr’ Award for Best New Talent at the Kool Skools Awards. In 2011 Natasha entered her song “YOU DON’T KNOW ME in the worldwide UK Song writing Competition gaining Finalist status. She then she entered her song WANTED TO FEEL in the nationwide ACMF Songwriting Competition winning first place. In late 2011 Natasha entered songs in the (ISC) International Song Competition based in the US. Her song THE WORSE PART (LEAVE YOU AGAIN) won First Place in the Teen category. With over 16,000 entries from 112 countries, this is a remarkable achievement. Natasha shared the spotlight with other Australian/NZ winners including Missy Higgins for Best Folk Song and the overall winner Kimbra.
As well as Natasha's talent to write a record world wide hits she is also known as a passionate and inspiring performer. In 2009 Natasha was given a feature Live showcase at the APRA Song Summit – held at the Home Night Club in Darling Harbour in front of a room of industry heavyweights and professional songwriters. Natasha has also performed for national events such as Youth Week, Teens Against Whaling and organised a concert with Camden City Church raising $5,000 for the victims of the Black Saturday Bushfires. She was still only 15 years old! In 2012 Natasha embarked on touring with her professional band. Her first tour ‘Loud at Lunchtime’ is a full production school tour aimed at reaching 100 schools in 2012 and 2013 Already this has caused ‘Tashamania’ with young audiences. By the end of every show she is literally mobbed by up to 1000 kids for Cds, autographs, hugs and photos. This has seen her Facebook status rise from 2000 to almost 55,000 in a matter of months.
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