N a t e P o r t e r – B a s s i s t
Bio
Formally schooled in classical music, Nate started musical life learning the piano...
Over the last few years Nate has been holding down the bottom end for
Auckland covers bands ‘Radio Radio’ and ‘Blue Steel’...
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Nate Porter

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. N a t e P o r t e r – B a s s i s t Bio Formally schooled in classical music, Nate started musical life learning the piano and guitar at seven years of age. Whilst still a teenager a chance opportunity to fill in for a professional bass player led to the beginning of a dual career on bass and keyboards. However in recent years the bass won out and Nate has focused his attention on developing a more mature ‘voice’ on that instrument, being heavily influenced by the sound of legendary bassists James Jamerson and Willie Weeks.
  • 2. Over the last few years Nate has been holding down the bottom end for Auckland covers bands ‘Radio Radio’ and ‘Blue Steel’, played with numerous Latin ensembles performing both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian repertoires, played support act for ‘Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ at the Powerstation, and held a long-term residency with jazz-funk band ‘The Lumumba Quartet’ at The Cock & Bull. Previous to this, highlights include working with guitarist Maximilliano in Brazil for a year and in 2009 Nate was commissioned to arrange the entire band score (including horn section) for a salsa-style remake of the Yoshinori Monta single ‘Dancing all Night’, to be released in Japan. In 2011 Nate was invited to become an endorsee for Dark Horse Strings USA and his testimony remains on their website. Nate has been a familiar presence in the Auckland music scene since 1998 and worked for dynamic vocalists such as the late Jerome Hendrix, Blues and R&B singer Ronnie Taylor, Evan Silva, Ros Mahe and Georgia Duder-Wood. Earlier experiences also include playing support act for George Benson in the Auckland Town Hall, working at TAPAC as accompanist for vocal workshops with singer Georgia Duder-Wood, recording on Brooke Fraser’s platinum selling album ‘What to do with Daylight’, live TV appearances on TVNZ’s Good Morning show, Maori Television and The David Hartnell Show, regular participation in national jazz festivals at Tauranga, Whangarei and Waiheke Island from 2001 – 2009 and innumerable appearances at music festivals, recording sessions, charity concerts, jazz community gigs, bars & clubs, corporate events and private functions. Corporate clients include Sky City Casino, Stamford Plaza, The Hyatt, The Hilton, Novatel, The Carlton, Spencer on Byron, The Pullman, BNZ, The Hong Kong Savings Bank, Alliance Francais and Bahai’i Faith NZ. FATGRAFF

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