[Interview Number 48]
This time, we get to know The Nathaniel Hardy Project . His track "Moonlight in Baltimore" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for The Nathaniel Hardy Project !
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?
I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and my hobby is working on big DIY projects around my house.
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?
I was a front man for a couple of bands in Baltimore and we scored a recording contract with RCA Records. The record was actually a bad deal which ended with lawsuits being filed by one of the band members and myself for the record company’s bad practice with publishing issues. After that I never wanted to sign with another record label and that I would always help artist that are starting out. Meanwhile my friend “Thomas L. Brown, III had a cousin “Mark Brown” was an A&R Rep with Atlantic Records. He saw me playing keyboard and signed me up for an audition for the R&B band “CHIC”. I was number ‘93’ (the very last person) on the audition for a keyboard player at the “Apollo Theater”. I played the song “Nothing from nothing” by Billy Preston, I was notified by “Mark” that I was chosen. I received a call from Nile Rodgers and from there I was brought in to fill in for their other keyboardist whom had other sessions. I have worked with: Blondie, Bobby Brown, Carly Simon, Crystal Waters, Madonna, and Run-DMC. Which earned me three Billboard singles with songs I have co-written with: Bobby Brown, Crystal Waters, and Terrence Balfour for Run-DMC.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
Nile Rodgers, Luther Vandross, Bernard Edwards because no one believed what the would end up achieving.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
I started making music in 1980, mostly beats and then I started writing lyrics and people actually liked my singing and music.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
I have actually achieved what I wanted in the music industry. To have a song with a “hook” that everyone could remember.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?
I would love to perform in countries like China and Russia where they don’t get to see bands from the “West” perform.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?
“Savior Faire” by the band CHIC. This was the song from their LP “C’est Chic” that made me actually listen to musical arrangements and how lyrics are structured.
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
A band member showed up late and intoxicated and was playing “off-key”. We ended up getting “Booed” off of the stage.
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
Having my music playing on radio stations all over the world and going on tours to over 50 cities all over the world.
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?
I have none as I always wanted to work with “CHIC” when they were at the top of their game!
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