Irish country music star NATHAN CARTER is without a doubt the most successful live act across the venues of Ireland at this moment in time. With three number one albums, two number one singles, and two number one live DVD’s under his belt, he has been elevated to household name status in recent years.
He may be only 26, but his life as a singer and musician started early. Born in Liverpool to Irish parents from County Down, he started showing his musical aptitude at the age of 4, when he started learning the accordion, and went on to become Head Chorister at Liverpool Cathedral, singing for the Pope in Room, and with his accordion skills well honed, to win gold medals at the Irish Fleadh Ceoil’s for both accordian and as a solo singer. At only 12 years old he was playing in the Liverpool Ceili Band.
His traditional roots were in the blood, but he also grew up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, his parents (and his ‘Nan ‘) filling the young boy’s head with the great songs of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and Dolly Parton.
Like Bob Dylan’s ‘Never Ending Tour ‘, Nathan was jumping out on stage every week for over 3 years throughout Ireland, when almost from nowhere, at least to the Irish national media, his single release of the Bob Dylan song “Wagon Wheel” hit the number one spot in the Irish charts. The secret was out, and Nathan rapidly moved from the dance halls to the city halls, with live audiences of 2 – 5,000 fans.
He is acknowledged as the catalyst to the rebirth of popularity of Country Music in Ireland, and the dance craze that has swept the country. BBC 1’s The One Show made a special feature on Nathan and the dance craze he inspired, and RTE TV gave him his own TV programme, “The Nathan Carter Show” at Christmas , 2015 , which when aired received one of the highest national audience viewing figures of 2015 (600,000 viewers).
Nathan will appear in venues across Australia this November on an exclusive promo tour, with very limited tickets available for all shows. Don’t miss this Irish superstar in Australia for the very first time. All shows are sure to sell out!