Nathan Haines

    Genre : Soul/Jazz

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About This Act :

With six solo albums, four of those released internationally, and guests spots on literally hundreds of releases, Nathan Haines has been at the forefront of modern soul, jazz and electronic music for over 20 years.

His albums Squire for Hire and Soundtravels produced in London by Phil Asher have remained classics, and featured an incredible array of talent including US soul legend Marlena Shaw, UK diva Vanessa Freeman, US poet Rich Medina, Damon Albarn in his D2 guise singing a Steely Dan cover, plus the hit singles Earth is the Place (released on Francois Kervorkian's US label) and Squire for Hire.

Nathan has also recorded an album with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with arrangements by the grammy award winning Alan Broadbent, and has played many major festivals and clubs throughout the world including the Tokyo Blue Note, the North Sea Jazz Festival, and the UK's Southport Weekender.

Collaborations and sessions include Reel People, Jamiroquai, Karl Orr and Billy Cobham, 4-Hero, Da Lata, Masters at Work, Louie Vega, Jon Cutler and many more.

Nathan is currently putting the finishing touches on album number 7 - Heaven and Earth - released on Warner Music in March 2010. Vanessa Freeman once again features on the single It's Alright, and guitarist brother Joel features strongly on material the pair have written together. Recorded between Nathan and Joel's studios and Neil Finn's superb Roundhead Studios in Auckland, amazing drummer Mickey Ututaonga is captured to good old fashioned tape, and UK vocalist Kevin Mark Trail features on the dub-heavy single Pathway. Vanessa shares vocal duties with Mike Patto and Nathan for the 8-minute epic Etched Into Gold, and Nathan sings the title track Heaven and Earth. Much more experimental than pervious releases, this album also features artwork by iconic New Zealand artist Martin Poppelwell, and the ever elusive Frank Booker will be doing club remixes of the singles.