Natalie Ingram is a guitarist, trombone player, and singer-songwriter. Her songwriting tries to provide a fresh perspective on familiar ideas, and blends genres of folk, country, pop, blues, and swing. Her songs always aim to make you laugh or make you think.
In addition to performing with the Okanagan Valley Big Band, where she has been a trombone player and vocalist since 2004, Natalie is an enthusiastic supporter of community events, and has performed on multiple occasions for Creative Chaos, the Downtown Vernon Association's Avenue Market, and the Sunshine Festival. Other performances include Riot on the Roof, a Taste of Art in Armstrong, and Kal Tire's Community Market fundraiser in support of the Okanagan Rail Trail, as well as fundraisers and private functions.
Natalie holds a Master's degree in English from the University of British Columbia, and still attends conferences to present her research on occasion. Her other hobbies include reading, boxing, dancing, tabletop roleplaying, and biking.
Natalie brings an eclectic mix of genre influences to her original songs, and strives to provide a unique perspective on common ideas in popular music and the world in general.
Another Windmill (2019 Live Performance)
This piece was written in collaboration with Tristan Coal as part of the 2019 Okanagan Collaboration Challenge and performed on May 12, 2019 at the Collaboration Challenge Showcase at Vernon's Gallery Vertigo.
Songwriters: Tristan Coal, Natalie Ingram
Performers: Tristan Coal, Natalie Ingram
Mixed and Mastered: Steve Gosselin
The Devil I Know (2018 Demo)
This piece was co-written with Lucy LeBlanc and Shelley Stevens during the 2018 Canadian Songwriter Challenge, hosted by Nimbus School of Recording and Media and sponsored by SOCAN, MusicBC, CCMIA, and Bell Media.
Songwriters: Lucy LeBlanc, Natalie Ingram, Shelley Stevens
Vocals: Natalie Ingram
Rhythm Guitar: Shelley Stevens
Lead Guitar: Blair Packham
Bass: Brian Leung
Mixed and Mastered: Brian Leung
Live performance videos are available on Natalie's Youtube channel.
Looking to catch Natalie live? Solo performances, big band performances, and other events will all be listed here. Check back frequently for updates, sign up for the mailing list, or connect on social media.
Saturday, January 26: Vernon Jazz Club
Time: 8:00-10:30pm, Vernon Jazz Club. With the Okanagan Valley Big Band.
Tuesday, April 16: Ladies of the Okanagan Singer/Songwriter Showcase
Time: 6:00-9:00pm, DunnEnzies Pizza & Pub. Tickets $10 at DunnEnnzies or Eventbrite.
Sunday, May 12: Okanagan Collaboration Challenge Showcase
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm, Gallery Vertigo. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Saturday, June 15: Big Band Bash
Time: 4:00-10:30pm, Vernon Rec Centre. With the Okanagan Valley Big Band.
Saturday, July 6: Peformance at Apple Triathlon, Kelowna.
Time: 1:00pm. Details to be announced.
Natalie is available for community, private, and corporate events, fundraisers, and house concerts. To enquire about her availability, drop her an email at info[at]natalieaingram[dot]net.
Keep in touch! For the latest updates new releases, performances, and events, you can sign up for her email list or catch her on social media.