In this "getting the gig" masterclass, musical director Davy Nathan shows you how to take your music career to the next level. He discusses the Dos & Don'ts of the audition process, band etiquette, how to get the big gigs, practice routines, attitude, being a musical director and more.
Topics Covered: Getting inside a song and a style, Understand the artist, How to nail the audition, Making a song “your own”, Getting to the “next level”, Playing music as a “team sport”, The importance of attitude, Being authentic within styles, Being inspired, How to practice efficiently, Becoming a musical director, Performing on tour, etc.
Davy Nathan became an established keyboard player almost overnight and has worked with heavy-hitters in the industry like Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Patti Labelle, Colbie Calliet, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, Jason Derulo, Travie Mccoy, Eric Benet, NKOTB, Air Supply and Brian McKnight. The most impressive part about Davy is what often started with his keyboard skills developed into the title of Musical Director with world-class musical artists. As Musical Director: Patti Labelle (2 years), Toni Braxton (2 tours, a two-year Vegas show, MD since 2005), Eric Benet (3 US tours and MD since 2005), and New Kids on the Block (two US tours). Davy also served as the piano player on Simon’s Cowell’s hit show, X-Factor, playing on both the US and UK versions.