Nathan Kaye

An influential part of the Australian roots music scene & renowned as the world’s first didgeridoo-beatboxer, Nathan Kaye, is a globe-trotting one-man-band who thumps out songs on slide guitar, slide-didge & electronic foot-drums.

It's like he's chewed on blues, munched on funk, grabbed a handful of rock, sniffed up world roots, inhaled psytrance, tinkered with your grandad's old drum kit & then exhaled his own genre.

It's music that marries the earthy drive of John Butler, Xavier Rudd and Ben Harper with the uplifting atmosphere of Michael Franti.

You may have seen him on the 44 date sold out national tour with multi-platinum selling Pete Murray, or supporting ARIA winning Birds of Tokyo, or supporting Grammy-winners Wolfmother and Jason Mraz.

He hosts a popular 99.9 Bay FM radio show on Monday mornings called Living Your Arts Off, to help inspire artists to find ways to make a better-than-good living from their art form whilst preparing today’s artists for tomorrow’s realities.

As well as music, Kaye performed a leading acting role in the best film award-winning Australian feature film, One Less God, an intense hostage terrorist drama based on one of the longest terrorist sieges in history which was released in cinemas 2018. Although he is better known for his role as Chook in Muriel’s Wedding.

Kaye’s step-father, Yabu Bilyana, was Aboriginal. Nathan got given his first Yidaki (didge) when he was in his teens by a traditional Pintjantjarra tribesman who said, “You been black a fulla before.” Kaye got circular breathing within the first few days of starting.
Having invented blending human beatboxing into the didgeridoo way back in the 90’s, Nathan was invited to perform his didge-beatboxing at the UK Beatbox Championships, Glastonbury Festival & other festivals over there in 2005, which spread the technique throughout the UK & Europe.

But really, at the core of his multi-tasking abilities lies a big-hearted man with a powerful mission to inspire people to make the most of the gift of life, with his talent-packed show that has to be seen to be believed. Trust us, you’ll be better for it.

It’s the most uplifting, sweaty, dirty, good-vibed foot-stomp you'll get from a one-man show.

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