After spending ten years based in the U.S. Natalie D-Napoleon has returned to home in Fremantle, Australia, where her album You Wanted to be the Shore But Instead You Were the Sea reached No. 1 on the 100% Indie AIR Independent Albums Chart. Her Australian band features esteemed WA musicians David Hyams, Andy Pearson and Cathi Olivieri.
Natalie, who is both a singer-songwriter and nationally recognised poet, has performed with Victoria Williams, Morphine, Mark Olson (The Jayhawks), and John Butler, including shows at SXSW. She formed a US-based trio with Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt) and Dan Phillips (Peter Gabriel), and recorded her debut album, Leaving Me Dry, with producer David Piltch (k.d. lang). She also performs her award-winning poetry with Cathi Olivieri accompanying her on viola.
Natalie’s latest album, You Wanted to Be the Shore But Instead You Were the Sea, was recorded in Santa Barbara, California using a single microphone in a hundred year old chapel and features Dan Phillips along with James Connolly (Van Dyke Parks) and Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams).