eXhale fuses nostalgia and originality with Natalie’s infectious desire to have fun. Natalie Matos and Vivek Philip are the driving forces behind the international, Goa based band.
Performing popular retro classics – soul, jazz, R&B & rock – along with their originals, Natalie’s powerful voice and performance combines with strings, guitar drums and more to create a sensual, uplifting vibe that has earned them a strong niche in the Goa music scene and a popularity among all ages.
Offering two distinct vibes, they have a fully plugged upbeat set as well as ‘unplugged’ acoustic. Whatever the genre, they aim to create music that speaks to the heart, taking you to that ‘happy place’ where dreams become reality and ‘magic’ is not such a distant impossibility.
Available duo, trio or full band, the band features Natalie Matos on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Vivek Philip on drums and backing vocals; Sanjay Joseph on lead guitar; Miko on violin; and Darin de Gama on bass
Natalie Matos (UK/Spain) Lead vocals and acoustic guitar
‘Voice of and Angel’ Ibiza Global Radio
Natalie’s second album (recorded and produced by Vivek Philip) has received noteworthy recognition, including the support of UK mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2, Lana Del Rey, the Rolling Stones, Goldfrapp)
Vivek Philip (India) Percussion, backing vocals and electronics
A gifted drummer, producer and all round musical talent, Vivek is also known for his work as a Music Director for over 23 feature films (including My Brother Nikhil, The Answer).
Sanjay Joseph (India) Lead Guitar
A true artist, Sanjay started out young. He has played and toured with many of India’s jazz and rock legends including Ranjit Barot, Louis Banks, KK and A R Rahman.
Miko Mikulicz (Germany) Violin
A virtuoso, Miko has been visiting Goa for many years. His crowd pulling stage presence is something not to be missed!
Darin de Gama (India) Bass Guitar
A bassist in high demand, Darin has played internationally for over 15 years before recently moving back to his homeland of Goa.