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With a mesmerizing stage performance and a huge smile always intact, Nhatty Man lacks anything but energy. Nhatty’s life has gone in a million ways he never anticipated. After dropping out from a civil engineering degree in his second year, he started a new journey as a DJ. This entrance into the music industry sparked a new desire to become a songwriter, penning the hit song Alekafam for well known Ethiopian artist Zeritu Kebede, amongst others. Nhatty soon found his own voice singing with the legendary Ethiopian band Express, which propelled his career as a singer and found him fronting numerous bands and playing many of the clubs around Addis Abeba.

Now garnering a solid fan base around the country and featuring with some of the biggest name artists within Africa, it wasn’t long before he became a household name, after his first single Amrogne hit the Ethiopian market. Nhatty’s debut album, Man, dropped on February 16 2011. The album combined a mix of R&B, reggae, rock and local Ethiopian rhythms and received a Leza Radio Show Listeners Choice Award for Best Album of the Year 2011-2012. Following the album’s success, Nhatty toured nationally and throughout Africa, America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Nhatty was nominated at the first East African Music Awards, where he performed alongside Congolese legend Papa Wemba, Burundian star Kidum and Kenyan pop singer Jaguar, to name a few. He was the first Horn of Africa artist to perform on Big Brother Amplified in South Africa, which was broadcast across the continent. Following on from his own releases, Nhatty Man headed back into the studio in Maryland USA with the award winning One Vision Productions, to write and produce an album for emerging Ethiopian singer Betty G. The album was released in 2015 to great acclaim and has received significant airplay and coverage throughout Ethiopia and the Diaspora. Throughout this process, Nhatty continued his career as a producer and singer, releasing a number of hit singles including Wine n Go Down and Fim Esat.

Nhatty’s musical movements have now found him living in Melbourne, Australia. Since relocating in 2014, he has already built new audiences through performing at the Melbourne Festival, the Workers Club, the Evelyn, the Gasometer Hotel, St Kilda Festival, The Premier's Gala Dinner and New Years Eve at Federation Square. He has performed live on radio, with Ethio-Jazz band The Lalibelas, on PBS 106.7FM and The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National and collaborated with local bands Ras Jah Know, Royalty Noise, Amaru Tribe and X Factor finalist Jason Heerah. He is now writing, recording and performing with his band Gara. Now garnering a solid fan base around the country and featuring with some of the biggest name artists within Africa, it wasn’t long before he became a household name, after his first single Amrogne hit the Ethiopian market. Nhatty’s debut album, Man, dropped on February 16 2011. The album combined a mix of R&B, reggae, rock and local Ethiopian rhythms and received a Leza Radio Show Listeners Choice Award for Best Album of the Year 2011-2012. Following the album’s success, Nhatty toured nationally and throughout Africa, America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Nhatty was nominated at the first East African Music Awards, where he performed alongside Congolese legend Papa Wemba, Burundian star Kidum and Kenyan pop singer Jaguar, to name a few. He was the first Horn of Africa artist to perform on Big Brother Amplified in South Africa, which was broadcast across the continent.

Nhatty’s musical movements have now found him living in Melbourne, Australia. Since relocating in 2014, he has already built new audiences through performing at the Melbourne Festival, the Workers Club, the Evelyn, the Gasometer Hotel, St Kilda Festival, The Premier's Gala Dinner and New Years Eve at Federation Square. He has performed live on radio, with Ethio-Jazz band The Lalibelas, on PBS 106.7FM and The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National and collaborated with local bands Ras Jah Know, Royalty Noise, Amaru Tribe and X Factor finalist Jason Heerah. He is now writing, recording and performing with his band Gara.

Gara, meaning hill in Amharic (Ethiopia's national language), are a five piece ensemble, made up of accomplished musicians from Melbourne's Ethiopian and Jazz communities. Recognised in their homeland as master musicians, Yos Haile, Soloman Sisay, Daniel Seifu and Zelalem Negatu have performed and toured with Ethiopian legends Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke and Alemayhu Eshete. Combining forces with guitar protegee Luke Koszanski, the musicians interweave their instinctual Ethio-scales with reggae, dancehall and traditional Ethiopian rhythms.

Genres Reggae, Roots, World
Members Nhatty Man - Vocals
Zelalem Negatu - Drums
Yoseph Bekele - Bass
Solomon Sisay - Sax
Daniel Seifu Atlaw - Keys
Luke Koszanski - Guitar
Influences Bob Marley, Mahmoud Ahmed, Damian Marley, Stevie Wonder
Phone 0450348969
Email jess@themilomix.com
Website nhattyman.com
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Location Melbourne, VIC Australia

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