Nathan Cavaleri

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Nathan Cavaleri
Nathan Cavaleri with Electric Mary, June 2010
Background information
Birth name Nathan Cavaleri
Born (1982-06-18) 18 June 1982 (age 32)
Genres Rock, hard rock, blues, blues rock, alternative rock
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels Epic Records
Associated acts Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Knopfler, B.B. King, Robben Ford, Aaron Neville
Notable instruments

Nathan Cavaleri (born 18 June 1982) is an Australian blues rock guitar virtuoso and former child actor.


Cavaleri performs onstage at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Cavaleri was diagnosed with leukaemia at age six and this led to playing the guitar to take his mind off the disease, which he has since beaten.[1] He began playing at the age of five [1] after using a full-sized guitar with a shaved neck (to accommodate smaller hands). At the age of nine he played with Mark Knopfler, who described his playing as "unbelievable".[1] Regarded as a Child prodigy he was later trained by, and at age thirteen, eventually toured with, B.B. King.[2] Having released three albums with Epic Records, Cavaleri also has played with Tommy Emmanuel, Robben Ford and Aaron Neville,[2] been featured on the soundtrack for Free Willy 2, and served as a spokesman for Peavey Guitars. The 18th of October, 2000 saw Nathan appear in an all star cast at the Opening Ceremony of the 11th Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Currently he leads his own band called Nat Col and the Kings, formed with Col Hatchman, formerly of the Screaming Jets. In Nat Col and the Kings, Cavaleri writes and arranges his own material, employing his unique techniques as he tours.


Nathan Cavaleri
  • Jammin' with the Cats (1993)
Nathan Cavaleri Band
  • Nathan (1994)
Dirty Skanks
  • Voluptuosity (2007)
Nat Col and the Kings
  • Nat Col and the Kings (2010)
  • Simple Things (2011)
  • III (2012)



  1. ^ a b c "Artist of the Month: Nathan Cavaleri". Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Nathan Cavaleri". Retrieved 2013-04-24. 

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