‘Voice of an angel…’ Diva Jess, Ibiza Global Radio
As tourists flock to Goa to experience just a little of the freedom, creativity and alternative lifestyle it has to offer, Natalie writes songs to give us a ‘keep safe’ to take away with us.
A resident in Goa for the last 14 years, UK artist Natalie Matos rediscovered her childhood love of music and songwriting whilst lapping up the palm filed vibes of Patnem beach.
It shows! Peace and confidence mixed with excitement and wonder, Natalie’s lyrics speak of the love and good times Goa has to inspire. Whilst the music offers an acoustic, sensual fun style, with strong rhythm and the odd ‘twist’.
In 2011 Natalie took her re-found love of writing to the Spanish island of Ibiza, where her songs were met with open arms. Performing at many of Ibiza’s top venues – including, Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Atzaro – Natalie was prompted to give up her yoga retreat company and make music her full time profession.
Impossible to embrace Ibiza without a look in on the EDM scene, DJ Rene Lezare was quick to snap up the opportunity of recording with Natalie, featuring her on his third house EP, Kling.
A few years on, Natalie’s second album, ‘eXhale’, has gained the support and endorsement of UK mastering engineer, Pete Maher (Lana Del Rei, U2, Rolling Stones) and a feature on Ibiza Global Radio. Whilst back in India, two of the tracks have been used in the recently released indie feature film ‘Shreelancer’, directed by Sandeep Mohan.
Recorded and produced in Goa by drummer and album producer Vivek Philip, eXhale saw the birth of Natalie and Vivek’s creative love affair as well as the coming together of The Natalie Matos Band.
Vivek Philip is a musical talent with diverse reach. Widely known for his work as a Music Director for film, he graduated from the Film & Television Institute India (FTII) Pune, and started his career working in Bombay with renowned Bollywood music director Pritam Chakraborty. Vivek went on to make his independent mark as Music Director for the highly-acclaimed film ‘My Brother Nikhil’ and has since then produced the music for over 22 feature films and 200 ad films. His songwriting skills have also received deserved acclaim with nominations for Filmfare Cine Awards.
In 2009, Vivek moved his studio to Goa. Rekindling his love of drums, he has since played with and produced music for several of Goa’s top musicians including guitarist Elvis Lobo.
In 2013 he met Natalie and the rest is written in the music…
With a large following in Goa, you can catch them uplifting souls and bringing people together at many of the live music venues across the state.
‘This is Navin from Mumbai. It was outstanding Tuesday night in Goa. God bless this band always!’