Nate Maingard is a National Arts Festival 2012 Ovation Award Winner. He has spent the past couple of years performing in the UK, Europe and America as well as cultivating his online community of followers. He is in the global top 500 creators on the online platform Patreon, a Gold VIP Periscoper, a Sofar Sounds Alumni artist, guest lecturer at SAE and YouNow Livestreaming Partner.
Being a master at holding an interactive and authentic performance space as well as being a highly-inspirational motivational speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership and collaboration, Nate’s performance is uniquely positioned to be accessible to both schools and corporate events as a form of musical team-building for groups of people. On the traditional performance circuit, Nate tailors his own intimate and bespoke performances in unusual venues and has featured on festival stages such as River Republic and Little Gig.
Growing up in his father’s guitar-making workshop, modern troubadour and singer-songwriter Nate Maingard naturally arrived at crafting his own instrument and award-winning musical style to go with it. His guitar accompanies him in heartfelt songs, which gently illuminate and fiercely celebrate the archetypal journeys we all share as humans. Nate is a breath of fresh air and an exciting artist to experience, whether at his live shows or talks, through listening to one of his albums or by connecting with him online.
Nate draws his inspiration from the indie-folk movement championed by the likes of Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Death Cab For Cutie and Tallest Man On Earth, while remaining true to his first loves of the lyrical singer-songwriters of the 60’s, such as John Lennon, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens and Leonard Cohen.