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Suzi Quatro’s Guitarist Nat Allison And Band Performing In Whitsundays

Since birth, all Nat Allison has wanted to do is perform.

Growing up in the 80’s only amplified this, she would see all the 80’s rock stars with their long hair and incredible guitar solos, wanting to be up on stage right alongside them.

This inspiring era has now culminated in her own show called ‘Rock Chick’ which she brings to The Pub later this month.

But it has been a long and exciting career that has led Nat to this point.

At the age of 12, Nat’s father realised she was taking music seriously and moved the family to Melbourne so she could be surrounded by better teachers.

Then at the young age of 13, when Nat took on her first role as lead singer in Melbourne, the rest of the band were over 30!

When she was 18, Nat worked with Australian songwriter and producer, Mike Chapman.

A few years down the line Mike was writing songs for Suzi Quatro and asked if Nat would like to go to London to play on Suzi’s record.

“He loved my guitar playing and he knew that it would be what he needed to achieve with the up-and-coming album,” said Nat.

From here, Nat and Suzi built a relationship and stayed in contact after the album was recorded.

Years later Suzi was in touch with Nat regarding an upcoming festival in Australia and, as she decided not to bring her band with her from London, she asked if Nat could put a band together.

Since then, Suzi has used that same band for all of her Australian shows and they have performed in Japan and Canada too.

As a performer Nat said she has grown and learned a lot from the experience.

“It's just been a great learning experience for me too. Because obviously, like I have all throughout my career, you're constantly learning through observation, as well as your own personal practice. It's been wonderful in that sense,” Nat explained.

“She's just such a fantastic performer, she puts together a really great show and the crowds just absolutely love her.”

Learning from the best and now performing like the best, Nat Allison and her band are bringing their exceptional talent to The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel.

Nat and her band are set to bring the audience the sensational ‘Rock Chick’ show, getting the crowd pumping with a range of classics spanning four different decades.

From Katy Perry to Tina Turner this four-piece band will blow your socks off!

This will be the band’s first time in the Whitsundays and they are looking forward to getting some sunshine and meeting the people in this great region.

WHAT: ‘Rock Chick’ featuring Nat Allison
WHEN: May 4 & 5, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
TICKETS: None needed, But it’s recommended to book a table

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