The NATU Band
Genre: Upbeat Modern and Classic Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock
Hometown: Clinton, Illinois
Brought to RiverFest 2018 in part by MOD Convenience Store (Becks)
In 2008, Natu began a career in Professional Boxing. He was a highly ranked professional and fought several times on National television including a USBA World Title fight. He was a training partner for Legends such as Evander Holyfield, Vladimir Kiltschko, James Toney, and more.
Towards the end of 2015, Natu began his music career playing in local venues. In 2017 he competed in a Songwriter competition in Tennessee called Nashville Rising Star that also hosted 2016 ACM Female Artist of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini. Natu won the fan votes but finished as runner up. Shortly after NRS, Natu formed a band with various professional musicians in Central Illinois called The NATU Band.
Afer an invitation to perform on Broadway for Nashville’s CMA Festival 2017, Natu has since been working with Nashville Songwriters, and Producers he met to solidify his second EP set to be released February 2018.
Natu has been the supporting act for Headliners such as Eli Young Band, Parmalee, Toby Keith, David Lee Murphy, Walker Mcguire, Easton Corbin, Maddie and Tae, Cole Swindell, and soon at RiverFest…Colt Ford.