Nathan Smith is a guitarist, singer, song-writer that has performed his original works as well as collaboration works in South Africa, neighboring countries and abroad since the age of 11.
Highlights of his career include involvement with flagship South African productions such as The Voice, Noot vir Noot, Skouspel, Idols, Afrikaans is Groot to mention a few.
Nathan has produced his own productions and is musical director for Guitar Legends – A tribute to the worlds greatest singing guitarists of all time, Don't Stop Believing – A tribute to Rock supergroup Journey, Slow-hand Fast-Hand – A tribute to Eric Clapton and Gary Moore and more.
Nathan Smith's new album of all original works is being released this year April. Nathan is a D'adarrio, Clayton Picks, Sennheiser, and Marshal Music endorsee.
Performing his first concert for his entire school just 3 months after starting to learn how to play the guitar, Nathan started writing original music at the
age of 13, Hestarted performing his original works in various venues and on national T.V. He later formed the band DEAD SEA SURFERS with his brother
Paddy Smith and his fathers drum student ace Andrew Coleman at the age of 15. Aged 25, Nathan decided to start his solo career. Nathan Smith has
performed his own music as well as his collaboration works around South Africa and abroad. With highlights of original compositions at Soccer World
Cup events in 2010 and with Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen, which skyrocketed into countrywide tours and European Tours including a single handed
sold out stadium show for 35000 in Holland in 2012.
Session work became another path that Nathan took by chance, although not the original idea, He found himself being booked for flagship live, recording
and T.V productions which lead to collaboration work with top local and international artists which include:
Ronan Keatin ; Richard Clayderman ; Wouter Kellerman ; Riana Nel ; Laurika Rauch; Steve Hofmeyer; Juanita Du Plessis...
Nathan’s works include T.V shows like The Voice, Idols, Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, Dis Hoe Dit Is Met Steve; Toks en Tjops and was a
member of Die Musiek Frabriek on Noot Vir Noot.
Nathan has also performed on productions that have had the following artists on the bill:
Doobie Brothers, Carlos Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Damien Rice, Snarky Puppy ; Eric Gales ; Beth Hart
After taking a few years off from his own productions and original music, due to focusing on the session work, Nathan picked up his solo artist career
again. In 2016 he was approached by Storm Productions to play the lead role of a Gary Moore Tribute show called Wild Frontier. Don't Stop Believing - a
tribute to the rock supergroup Journey, was his next production he took to stage which he co-produced with life-long friend Warren Krige. Don't Stop
Believing had The Voice SA runner up, Josh Ansley, on Vocals and a star-studded line-up of muscians. Nathan was always inspired by the great guitar
players of the past, which lead to the idea of Guitar Legends, where Nathan pays tribute to the worlds greatest singing guitar players. The shows have
toured South Africa and international countries alike.
Original music has always been at the core of Nathans' love for music, with 2006 seeing the start of his solo album Songs From A Diary. Then in 2009 he
released an experimental album with fellow band mates Mark Heydenrych, Paddy Smith and Kyle Rutten called The Nathan Smith Project - The Sum Of All
Things. And finally “Here’s To The Now” the long-awaited album launched May this year.
In 2021, Nathan Smith was endorsed by The Arts Council England for a Tier 1 Global Talent Visa to further his works in the U.K.
He now resides in North London.