Cape Town, South Africa, is the city of cold surf, rugged mountains, raw creativity and thus, not surprisingly, Nate Maingard. A self-taught musician, Nate has been playing guitar for over ten years and singing his whole life, from teenage gigs around the mother city to busking his way through the UK. In early 2011 he committed to playing music full-time and the rest is notated in the songs spanning his experiences of the world.
In a small village on the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula, Nate grew up in his Papa’s guitar-making workshop. Maingard Guitars being some of the best in the world, he learnt from an early age the origins of good music- from the best wood to use when making an acoustic guitar, to the lilting sounds of Cat Stevens and The Beatles. But since those early days of sawdust and wood-smells, Nate has made his very own instrument –named Melody- and sound to go with it. His voice has been compared to Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, his lyrics have reminded audiences of the depth of Leonard Cohen and his easy style and likeable tunes brings the likes of Jack Johnson to mind.
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