Nathan Gaunt

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Nathan Gaunt
Nathan Gaunt in 2006
Nathan Gaunt in 2006
Background information
OriginDarwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Perth, Western Australia
GenresRock, folk rock, folk pop, blues
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, multi-instrumentalist, guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, bass, piano, Hammond
LabelsDaydreamusic
Websitewww.nathangaunt.com.au

Nathan Gaunt is an Australian singer-songwriter. His debut EP, Nothingwomb, was released in 1999. His style is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, blues, and folk. Along with vocals, Gaunt plays a variety of instruments including the guitar and piano.

Early life[edit]

Gaunt was born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. His family moved to Alice Springs in the Central Australian desert and later settled in the isolated city of Perth, Western Australia, where he was influenced by the diverse music scene.[1]

Music career[edit]

According to Gaunt, the first musical instrument he played was the piano. He picked up his first guitar after seeing Jimi Hendrix play on late night TV.[2]

Since 1999, Gaunt has released four EPs and four albums, including Headlights on the Hills. 2004's Escape and Return, which Gaunt co-produced with producer/engineer Jeremy Allom, contained the single Come Home. His most recent album is Halcyon Dazed which the Sydney Morning Herald said "channels the best of trip-hop, prog and alt-rock, soaring like some lost track from Radiohead's OK Computer." Regarding Gaunt, the newspaper also remarked that "Neil Finn might have some competition when it comes to crafting sadly beautiful valentines."[3]

Gaunt has won a number of awards from the West Australian Music Industry Association (known as WAMi's), including "Best Male Vocalist" and "Best Guitarist."

He toured the United States for the first time in late 2007, with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Circledreams
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt (NG-02)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Free Your Mind
(as Nathan Gaunt & The Blackeyed Dogs)
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt (NG-04)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Escape and Return
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt
  • Format: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Nothingwomb
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt (NG-01)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Fly
(as Nathan Gaunt & The Blackeyed Dogs)
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt (NG-03)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Free Your Mind
(as Nathan Gaunt & The Blackeyed Dogs)
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Nathan Gaunt (NG-04)
  • Format: CD, digital download

Awards[edit]

West Australian Music Industry Awards[edit]

The Western Australian Music Industry Awards (commonly known as WAMis) are annual awards presented to the local contemporary music industry, put on by the Western Australian Music Industry Association Inc (WAM). Gaunt has won seven awards.[4]

Year Nominee / work Award Result (wins only)
2001 Nathan Gaunt Most Popular Male Original Instrumentalist Won
Most Popular Male Original Guitarist Won
2002 Nathan Gaunt and the Black Eyed Dogs Most Popular Local Original Blues Act Won
2003 Nathan Gaunt Most Popular Local Original Male Vocalist Won
Most Popular Local Original Guitarist Won
2005 Nathan Gaunt Best Male Vocalist Won
Best Guitarist Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaunt, Nathan (12 April 2004). "Nathan Gaunt talks the Western Australian scene". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Nathan Gaunt official website".
  3. ^ "Headlights on the Hills". CD Baby website.
  4. ^ APRAP December 2001 page 22

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