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NATHANIEL O”BRIEN At just 17 years of age, Nathaniel O’Brien boasts an impressive list of accomplishments including current Junior Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year, having won the title at the 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival. During the festival, Nathaniel was judged Manilla Grand Overall winner and he was invited to perform in the Carter & Carter ‘Shine’ Concert.
Nathaniel has represented South Australia at various events and venues throughout the State and Country and in May 2012 was chosen to represent Australia in the Australian Showcase at the celebrated Norfolk Island Country Music Festival. This was a first time a junior from South Australia had been selected in its 19yr history for the Showcase, which was a great honour for Nathaniel. His mature and professional presentation drew appreciative applause from audiences and industry representatives alike.
Nathaniel has developed a standing among peers and audiences for his diverse vocal capacity and his uncanny natural ability to harmonise. This talent has seen him support accomplished artists both on the stage and in the studio. He has also shared the stage with some of our best country artists including Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Melinda Schneider, The McClymonts and Sandra Humphries, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters, Jim Hermel.
He has become a favourite ‘son’ with circuit followers, many of whom have watched him grow as both a person and a performer. His voice has the ability to silence a crowd and his stage presence is emotive with great depth of expression and refreshing honesty. Trained with the guitar, Nathaniel also plays mandolin and piano.
He also makes time to perform for the residents at Carinya Aged Care home, the Royal Society for the Blind, The Royal Flying Doctors, and attends Brighton Secondary School.
Some of Nathaniel’s achievements are:
2013 CCMA Junior Overall winner 2012 Winner of Adelaide’s Next Super Star
2012 winner of APRA/CMSA “Song of the Year”
2012 Junior Aristocrat “Entertainer of the Year”
2012 Overall winner @Manilla CMF
2012 2nd Caboolture ‘Voice of Urban’
2011 Junior Academy of Country Music. Graduate
2nd Melinda Schneider Idol
1st Open Duet CCMA
2010/11 Junior SA Champion of Champions
2008 & 2010 Junior Victorian Champion of Champions
2007 semi finals in TV show Australia's Got Talent
1st OPEN DUET ~CCMA
2nd "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR" @ Aristocrats Tamworth 2007 17yrs & Under
The awards are too numerous to list, but one thing is certain, this is a boy with a natural ability and a passion to succeed. He shows a maturity beyond his years. He is fast becoming known for his amazing vocal talents along with his natural ability to harmonise, and has supported many well-known artists.
contact: Karen O’Brien : 0428922614