Joy Yates and Dave MacRae are thrilled to be sharing The 21st night of September with Nadia Ackerman, (David Patterson on guitar) Anthea White, Mark Palmer (The Hipstones) and John Deley at natchie. Adding this date to a long list of remarkable performances that they have enjoyed in their amazing lives. Firstly, in New Zealand, then Australia, then the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Britain and more recently, back in Australia.Their skills have led to opportunities in several areas of music. Jazz, pop, soul, concert, studio and years of touring with major artists and their own band, Pacific Eardrum.Credits are too numerous to list here.Although the last three decades have been dedicated to the passionate pursuit of teaching like-minded singers and musicians, too numerous to list here, they continue to perform at major Festivals and venues internationally.The 21st Night of September will be a Night to Remember!Come join us! At Natchie! In New York!
The Hipstones are an Australian/American seven-piece soul, jazz and funk musical group that formed in 2006. Their music is unique in the sense that it fuses traditional soul-like song structures with elements of electronic music (notably vocoders and synthesizers), and vocal harmonies. The band consistes of two permanent members, Mark Palmer and Anthea White, with a rotating ensemble of other jazz and soul musicians based in both Sydney and New York. Mark Palmer is also a member of New York band Wheatus, best known for their 2000 single "Teenage Dirtbag" which was featured in the movie Loser, as well as in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
Nadia Ackerman is a singer/songwriter and an illustrator. She hails from the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. Her parents of Afrikaans descent moved to Australia in the 1970’s.19 years ago Nadia decided to pack her suitcase and move to NewYork City to pursue her dream of being a jazz singer in the big apple. She knew nobody but that didn’t stop her. 5 pop albums later, performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, SNL and Good Morning America, Sharing the stage with music industries greats including Sting, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Billy Joel to name a few...Gracing the stage of Carnegie Hall to Sub Culture and Joes Pub Nadia has crammed a lot into her career as a singer. She was also the singing voice for the UPS International Campaign “That’s Logistics” That played for 3 years around the world on Television, Radio, and in Movie Theaters.In 2012 Nadia started seeing her songs as images and felt an overwhelming desire to draw her music. Having not created anything visually artistic since high school she thought this was quite an ambitious endeavor to to take on. Being driven by her heart she created “Natchie” (the nickname her dad gave to her when she was 13)
Each piece of art comes with lyrics and a free download code to own the song. Today Nadia has her first retail store in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York City and is currently working on her next album "The Well" due for release December 2017.
John Deley is from Pittsburgh, PA, where he grew up playing Beethoven Sonatas and Who tunes. After attending Carnegie-Mellon University as a classical piano major, he found that there was a lot more music in the world that he wanted to explore, so he moved to Boston to do a masters degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory. He followed all his friends to New York in 1997, and started his career as a sideman which has included such artists as Dido, Angelique Kidjo, Lizz Wright, Incognito, Elle King, and more recently, Darlene Love and Valerie June. For the last seven years, he has worked as keyboard player for Sesame Street. He has also had a presence on Broadway, playing on Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Shrek the Musical, and currently, Waitress. His band, The 41 Players, is a New Orleans-influenced R&B group that is always playing somewhere in New York.