Mary Ann – Sugar Boy
NATHALIE AARTS was born and lived for 21 years in Holland (Breda); During this period her interest for music developed and she studied piano, guitar and, subsequently, singing, but her main passion was dancing and therefor she started studying jazz-dance at an early age and teaching from the age of 14. In 1989 she got her Jazz Dance teacher diploma at the age of 19. After that she studied another year for a specialisation in “Theatre-shows” and in 1991 she decided to leave both Holland and the cover band, The Fuse, of which she had been the female singer for 6 years.
After having arrived in Italy she started working with the La Bionda brothers and as vocalist for a few advertising jingles. In December 1991 her work with the brothers resulted in her first record as solo artist, a cover of Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”.
In the following years Nathalie sang in venues all over Italy with 2 cover-bandsand later also with the NOE Gospel Choir and she lent her voice to many pop-dance music projects, working with many different musicians and producers for different music styles.
The Main known projects to which she has not only given her voice, but also her “image” are The Soundlovers, Happymen, Nat & Kim, Nathalie Aarts & Kim Lukas and lately also many featurings as Nathalie Aarts.
She also lent her voice to many Eurobeat projects (above all for the Japanese/ Asian market) working with Delta Records / Sinclaire Style for the projects Nathalie, Larabelle, Doki Doki, Crystal, Eurobeat Girls & Delta Queens. She was also the voice of the projects; Joga, with Time Records, produced by Nick Ferrando, Luca Pernici, Giordano Trivellato & Giuliano Sacchetto, released by Toshiba-Emi (Japan) and Susan Key, Mary Ann & Marianna produced by Theo Spagna, Sergio Dall’Ora & Luca Degani and released by Avex (Japan).
You might not always be able to recognise Nathalie in the various video clips that were produced, that is because she has always chosen not to be identified, to enable her to continue interpreting all her other music projects.
You can still find Nathalie performing all over the world with the songs of The Soundlovers (and featurings) in many festivals and she is still producing, writing and singing in various dance projects with different labels all over the world.