Nataniël

Nataniël le Roux (born 30 August 1962), better known as Nataniël, is a South African singer, songwriter, entertainer and best-selling author.[1] He is best known for his solo stage act and his lifestyle and cooking TV shows.

Nataniël le Roux
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Born (1962-08-30) August 30, 1962 (age 58)
NationalitySouth Africa
OccupationSinger, writer, entertainer, composer
TelevisionDie Nataniël Tafel, Edik van Nantes
Websitehttp://www.nataniel.co.za

CareerEdit

Nataniël le Roux launched his career in 1987 with the release of his first single, Maybe Time. Since then he has released fifteen studio- and two live- albums, staged more than eighty original theatre productions and published twenty-one books. In 1997 he also released a four-track EP entitled The Diva Divine with opera singer Mimi Coertse.[2] His many theatre shows, often staged at the Johannesburg casino Emperor's Palace, have won him multiple awards.[3][4][5][6]

Nataniël manages a company specialising in lifestyle goods called Kaalkop, which means "bald" in Afrikaans, but implies "honest" or "unpretentious".

After starring in the TV series Another Life With Nataniël (1998-1999) and Project Fame (2004), Nataniël created and hosted Die Nataniël Tafel, a cooking and entertainment program in five seasons (2012-2014), on the South African television channel kykNET.[7][8] In 2014 he starred in the South African TV drama Almon, Henry which he also wrote.[9] In recent years he has created and hosted five seasons of his TV show Edik van Nantes (2015–2020) on the same channel alongside his brother, Erik le Roux.[10]

During live musical performances, he is often accompanied on stage by Steinway pianist Charl du Plessis, or the Charl du Plessis Trio.

Nataniël has been a column writer for Sarie magazine since 2002, and has recently published the first part of his memoirs.[11]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • 2017: One Day in a Castle
  • 2010: Oh!
  • 2007: I Wear White
  • 2006: Fashion
  • 2003: Will He Weep
  • 2002: Dance ’til I Break
  • 2000: Fall
  • 1998: Slow Tear
  • 1997: Portfolio
  • 1995: The Wallflower
  • 1995: The Cover Concert
  • 1994: Dying for Master
  • 1993: Recital
  • 1989: Work of Art
  • 1988: Weird People

Live albumsEdit

  • 2014: Moodswing (Nataniël on Stage)
  • 2013: Factory (live at Emperors Palace)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • 2009: Act Two
  • 2006: Act One

Singles and EPsEdit

  • 1987: Maybe Time (Single)
  • 1988: One Life (Single)
  • 1997: The Diva Divine, with Mimi Coertse (EP)
  • 1998: Gossip Tower (Single)
  • 1999: In Ev’ry Star (Single)
  • 2003: Santa Maria (Single)
  • 2004: Gold (Single)
  • 2005: Diamond (Single)
  • 2019: 100 Years (Single)

Music videosEdit

  • 1988: Weird people
  • One life
  • Dis te laat
  • Spook
  • Roses and Jazz
  • Bat
  • Maybe we still believe
  • Juice
  • Moon Jazz
  • Now I can die
  • Slow tear
  • None of Them
  • Say Your Name
  • In Ev’ry Star
  • Hopeless Hand
  • Gold
  • Diamond
  • 2005: Fashion
  • 2019: 100 Years

LiteratureEdit

MemoirsEdit

  • 2019: Look At Me ISBN 978-0-7981-7996-6
  • 2019: Kyk Na My ISBN 978-0-7981-7993-5

Story booksEdit

CookbooksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kennedy, Christina (3 February 2007). "South Africa: The Bald Truth? Nataniël Knows Show Business". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Release "The Diva Divine" by Nataniël & Mimi Coertse - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. ^ "The Naledi Theatre Awards winners announced". www.bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Nataniël set to wow in new show". Germiston City News. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ Debeernecessities, ~ (3 September 2019). "Little Nataniël Waltzes With Giants". De Beer Necessities. Retrieved 15 September 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Nataniël's new show astounds". Benoni City Times. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  7. ^ Food & Home Entertaining Staff (27 November 2013). "Die Nataniël Tafel". Food & Home Entertaining. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  8. ^ "'Die Nataniël Tafel' is back". Food24. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  9. ^ Burger, Janhendrik (27 August 2014), Almon, Henry (Short, Drama), Armand Aucamp, Nataniël, Elzette Maarschalk, Renée Conradie, Meerfout Films, retrieved 15 September 2020
  10. ^ Edik van Nantes (Reality-TV), Nataniël, Erik Le Roux, Meerfout Films, Nataniël House of Music, 13 October 2015, retrieved 15 September 2020CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ Magwood, Michele (3 November 2019). "As a child, people couldn't look at me. It broke my heart, admits Nataniël". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 15 September 2020.

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