GRAMMY AWARD WINNER NATE WALKA MAKES UK DEBUT
Nate Walka with singer Alesha Dixon at Nate's listening party on Tuesday night.
Molton House was packed to the brim Tuesday night to host Grammy Award winner, Nate Walka exclusive listening session. The award-winning songwriter made his UK debut, to a select mix of record execs, tastemakers, industry insiders and celebs.
Nate played a selection of songs from his impending, album One Hellava Night slated for release the first quarter of 2011. TV presenter, Sarah Jane-Crawford, singers, Cherri V and Rhian Benson, Miss Black Britain winner Rachel Williams, Loick Essein, Talay Riley and Alesha Dixon all came out to support.
DJ Manny Norte also kept the crowd moving and grooving to a mix of funky house music, UK hip hop, reggae and R&B.
Nate wrote last years smash hit “Blame It” performed by Jamie Foxx and this years club banger “Say Aah” performed by Trey Songz, as well as the infectious “Drummer Boy”performed by Alesha Dixon.
Responsible for the infectious groundbreaking hits listed above has ultimately christened Nate as the hook man of choice and has positioned him as one of the most pioneering look forward to artists of our generation.
The success of “Blame It,” “Say Aah,” and the “Blame It” sample on Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say,” garnered Nate 5 Grammy Nominations including: Best Contemporary R&B Album (Intuition, Jamie Foxx), Best Contemporary R&B Album (Ready, Trey Songz), Best R&B Song (Blame It, Jamie Foxx), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Blame It, Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain) and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (Make Her Say, Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West & Common).
Alesha with singer Cherri V
DJ Manny Norte
Miss Black Britain winner Rachel Williams and Nate
(L-R) VJ Sarah Jane Crawford, Nate's publicist Julia Huie-Martin and fashion journalist, stylist and NOW Magazine contributor Laurie Hadleigh
Rapper Master Shortie
Nate has been working on his debut album One Hellava Night, due out early next year.