Music. The soul of the universe. The matter that keeps our reality intact. The energy that runs life. When we listen to good music, it soothes our being and makes us attuned with ourselves and nature. But when was the last time that we listened to good music? How many have we heard that we truly can say good music?
The last time I listened to good music and supported the performer, songwriter, and/or singer was when I found IU five to six years ago. She was only starting her career then. A Korean pop star who was later called “Korea’s Little Sister”, who loves her guitar, is a songwriter, and a great actress. She has a great talent in dancing, especially singing.
Just when I’ve accepted IU was the last jaw-dropping (solo) singer, a young lady from Scotland showed up in our radar. She has the sweetest voice I’ve heard for a very long time and listening to her rendition of popular songs was like hearing it for the first time. Her talents combined together made it all her very own.
Who is this young lady I’m going gaga over? Her name is Natasha Cook Jenkins. She is only 18 years old and she hails from Scotland. She plays guitar but in one of her video she also plays the piano, if that is not enough, she is also a songwriter.
Natasha Jenkins was twelve (12) years old when she started singing as a busker (or street musician) in Scotland. Currently, she is in London as a first year vocals student in The Insitute of Contemporary Music Performance, or ICMP, where aspiring singers can hone their talent and skills further.
She is currently working with MANNA//PRODUCTIONS for her two music video series The Street Sessions and Garden Sessions. The first video release already received more than 1.2-million views, 13,000+ likes, and 891 comments. She completely captured the ears of many, not only in Scotland or London or the United Kingdom but all over the world. I am from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, the Philippines!
Thank you for this. At the time I was having an extreme anxiety attack and my whole family was fighting so bad and I thought I was going to lose it and just leave everything and I went to YouTube and this came up and I finally feel peace
A Rising Star
She was also discovered by a Sky Arts producer who saw her while buskering in Glasgow City, Scotland. She was then invited to join the Unsigned Heroes series from legendary music producer Tony Visconti. Natasha Jenkins remembered Mr. Visconti telling her, I produced that song in 1971 and that’s the best rendition I have heard, in reaction to her performance of Streets Of London, which he wrote for legendary singer Ralph McTell.
If Tony Visconti and other producers noticed her, the fans hit it right. It does not end there. She was also tapped to record a new song, together with Guy Chambers, for a new movie. In addition to that, she has an upcoming project with Brendan Moon of Morse Code management. Which I believe is just the beginning for her.
Tomorrow, and there’s no doubt about this, Natasha will be on the same rank as the International, multi-awarded (solo) singers like IU (Korea), BoA (Korea), Utada Hikaru (Japan), Ayumi Hamasaki (Japan), Janno Gibbs (Philippines), Ogie Alcasid (Philippines), Gary Valenciano (Philippines), and Sir Elton John (UK), to mention a few.
- Also read: Vocals student Natasha Jenkins picked by Tony Visconti’s
- And: Glasgow busker spotted by David Bowie’s record producer
- Screengrabs from first video release
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