He was the guitar child prodigy who played with the likes of blues great B.B King and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler.
And Nathan Cavaleri will be heading to Newcastle next month in what promises to be quite the intimate show.
Nathan has been moving audiences around the country on his latest tour which combines nostalgia-triggering stories with gripping new songs that came about during his four-year struggle with depression and anxiety,
“This is the first time I’ve toured an intimate story-telling type show,” Nathan said.
“It’s been both a challenging and cathartic experience that has me re-connecting with music in the same expressive way as I did when I was a kid. The love I’m receiving from the crowd is a reminder of why I perform.”
Musically, the light and shade in his set mirrors the extreme dynamics of his life experiences told in a raw and relatable way, inviting both laughter and tears from his audience.
Nathan Cavaleri was first introduced to Australia aged just seven when the Today show covered his meeting with one of his guitar heroes, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. This came about after Nathan was diagnosed with leukemia aged six, a year later (while still undergoing treatment) he was granted his wish to meet Knopfler through the Starlight Foundation.
By age eight Nathan was playing guitar on Hey Hey It’s Saturday, in front of millions. After given the all-clear at age 13, Jimmy Barnes, Tommy Emmanuel, and Diesel guested on Nathan’s 1993 debut record Jammin With The Cats and just 12 months later he was in the US he was in the US being wooed by the likes of Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson to sign to their record labels.
Catch Nathan Cavaleri at the Stag And Hunter Hotel on Friday 20 September.