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BIOGRAPHY

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Miss Natasha Enquist is a singer-songwriter, musician and performer based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, she studied classical piano as a child, had a career in fashion before having the accordion take over her life. She has had training in acting, voice and accordion since then, and has performed her way from Canada to Walt Disney World, and over to Europe to progress with her dreamy, dark, romantic sound of mixing electronic pop music with her accordion chanteuse style while enchanting her audiences with her charming and sultry presence.

She has had a versatile career with performance contracts with Walt Disney World, Heineken, ongoing work with Hendrick's Gin, and has recently had 4 of her original songs featured in the Berlin-based short film “The Birthday”, which has debuted at over 20 international film festivals. She has performed with Canadian Children's Entertainer, Mr. Fred Penner, shared the stage with Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk), Chicks on Speed, Hidden Cameras, and Geoff Berner, and has launched her own record label, MNE Records and recorded her recently released debut album, "MNE", in Berlin with Kollo Agency, and has 2 music videos streaming on MTV Germany, MTV Switzerland, MTV Netherlands, and VIVA TV's websites.

Her intention with her "electro-accordion" project is to innovate the instrument and bridge the gap between electronic music and the accordion through sampling and sound design in live and post production. Mixing electronic pop music with the accordion and her voice, she draws from her influences within electronic pop music and other artists like Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Goldfrapp, Björk, A Great White Bird and the Eurythmics.


ALBUM

Miss Natasha Enquist's debut album, MNE, is the semi-autobiographical story of her journey of self-discovery told through the voice of a adventure-hungry Star Captain, who leaves her home planet to discover a new world,and the struggles she faces while there.

Weaving in lines of poetry from various German poets such as Ingeborg Bachmann, Karin Boye, and Rainer Maria Rilke, the narrative of the album touches on themes of kindred spirits, love, passion, loneliness and the resolution that comes from connecting to the indomitable spirit within.


Each song on MNE, which was recorded and produced by Kollo Agency in Berlin, Germany, and the sound of the album experiments with sound design of the accordion through sampling,distortion, and effects as well as noticeable melody lines.


Miss Natasha Enquist’s intention is to treat the accordion as a human-powered synthesizer, by utilizing the instrument in both traditional and innovative ways, resulting in a very textural, cinematic and atmospheric album.
 




CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

- September 9th, 2017 performed at the Folsom Europe Main Stage Show for Folsom Europe Street Fair 2017, Berlin, Germany

- September 7th, 2017 performed at the opening party for the exhibition "House of Joy" by the artist Kai Teichert, whom she also modeled for for one of the exhibiting pieces, at the Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany.

- August 25th, 2017 performed at the 3rd annual Pop Kultur Festival, at the historic Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany.
- July 1st, 2017 performed at the “Canada150” Canada Day celebrations, sponsored and organized by The Poutine Kitchen and BRLO Brwhouse in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Germany and the Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V.(DKG), opening for the 2nd time in her career for fellow Canadian band, The Hidden Cameras.

- May 18th, 2017 opened and performed at the 2nd day of the 5th Annual Berlin Music Video Awards, at the Nuke Club, Berlin, Germany.

- May 17th, 2017 the "The Swamp Rabbit Squeezebox Festival Compilation" featuring 15 different accordion playing recording artists, including Miss Natasha Enquist's love song "Golden Planet", is released.

- January 20th, 2017 the 40 track music compilation "A Thousand Tones" is released by Elestial Sound, showcasing new music made by women-identified, non-binary, trans feminine, trans and cis women composers from 12 countries. This compilation features an instrumental version of "Iron Heart" from "MNE".

- January 1st, 2017 the compilation "Synth Babe Records Volume 1" from Synth Babe Records, is released showcasing women in electronic music, and features the single "Weltgeist" from "MNE".

- November 27th, 2016 "In the studio: Volume 1" is released by Pebble Music, featuring the track "Weltgeist Primitive Lastelle Remix". This compilation showcases 15 artists from around the world who have recorded in Berlin, Germany with producer/engineer/musician Chris Lastelle. 

- October 21st, 2016 Miss Natasha Enquist produced and performed in her record release concert, with special guest, fellow Canadian musician, John Kameel Farah, to open the night, at the magical former silent film theater from the 1920s, the Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi. This concert featured the use of multimedia, with animated projections in sync with the musical performance of Miss Enquist's debut album, "MNE", with the help of music engineer Captures, for her live show.


Live Concert Trailer:



- October 6th, 2016 the Leo Kuelbs Collection debuted the "Digital Fairy Tales; Album One" exhibition featuring 7 teams of artists, reinventing old Germanic tales collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth in the early 19th Century with digital media and sound art to create video installations to be projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, in the DUMBO art district in New York City, USA. Miss Natasha Enquist collaborated with the digital media team, Integrated Visions, from Brooklyn NY, writing and recording a song titled, "Into Pieces", for the project. The trailer for the exhibition features Miss Natasha Enquist's song "Into Pieces" here:



- August 9th, 2016 debut album "MNE" released on all major online outlets and shops. Recorded and produced with Kollo Agency, in Berlin, Germany.

- June & July 2016, "Summer Bird" and "Weltgeist" music videos are featured on MTV.de, MTV.ch, MTV.nl and VIVA.tv  

- January 2016, Miss Natasha Enquist joined the launch of female:pressure's awareness and solidarity campaign for #Rojava, by submitting her single, "Villains", to the campaign's playlist on SoundCloud.

- January 2016, Miss Natasha Enquist released her 2ND MUSIC VIDEO "Weltgeist", directed by Salvatore Siciliano, and video/editing by Vittorio Bonanni Caione‬‬. Produced by MNE Records in Berlin, Germany.

- December 2015, Miss Natasha Enquist released her 2ND SINGLE "Weltgeist" from her forthcoming album, "MNE", on her own record label, MNE Records. "Weltgeist" is featured on the soundtrack for the short film “The Birthday” (Berlin, Germany), and the single release includes a remix by Chris Lastelle of Pebble Music.

- October 2015, Miss Natasha Enquist released her DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO "Summer Bird", directed by Salvatore Siciliano, video and editing by Vittorio Bonanni Caione‬ and ‪‎Cesare Zomparelli‬. Produced by MNE Records in Berlin, Germany.

- September 2015, Miss Natasha Enquist released her DEBUT SINGLE "Summer Bird" from her forthcoming album, "MNE", on her own record label, MNE Records, and distributed with Believe Digital. "Summer Bird" is featured on the soundtrack for the short film “The Birthday” (Berlin, Germany), and the single release includes a remix by the electronic artist A Great White Bird (Canada).

- September 2015, Miss Natasha Enquist showcased her song "Weltgeist" in the opening scene of the Siciliano Contemporary Ballet's production of "Gottlos", in Berlin, Germany.

- August 2015, Miss Natasha Enquist launched her own record label, MNE Records

- The soundtrack to “The Birthday” – a short film (Berlin, Germany), features four songs from Miss Natasha Enquist’s debut album “MNE”, including "Iron Heart" featured in the official trailer for the film, "Summer Bird", "Unbroken Girl", and "Weltgeist". "The Birthday" was nominated at the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival for Best Cinematography and Best Sound and Music, and has been selected for over 20 film festivals around the world.


- Performed in the Berlin Burlesque Festival at the historic Wintergarten Theatre (Berlin, Germany) in both 2013 and 2014.

- Recorded accordion on the Berlin-based comedic musical duo Sticky Biscuit's song, "Put(t)in Out", for their album, "The Sad Reasons People Go Into Particle Physics".

- October 2013, Berlin fashion house, Substantielles Minimum, used Miss Natasha Enquist's "Vanishing Memories" for their fashion editorial video


- October 2013, performed at the 2013 Karel Music Expo (KME) in Sardinia, Italy, which had the headliners Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk) and Chicks on Speed.

- June 2013, performed at the first annual Hoopurbia Hula Hoop Festival 2013 in Prague, CR, with the Hoopnotica Master Trainer Jacqui Becker.

- June 2013, cast in a Heineken DROPPED mini-documentary series as a performer/accordionist, for the “Poland” episodes (Berlin, Germany).

- May 2012, performed on stage with the great Canadian Children’s Entertainer, Mr. Fred Penner at the First Annual Island Children’s Festival (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).

- 2010-2011, performance contract with Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida, USA), in the street comedy show “The Ziti Sisters” as an accordionist/performer.

- July 2010, performed with Ali Siadat (Mother Mother) and Sam Davidson (Brasstronaut) at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

- July 1st, 2011, performed on the Main Stage for the Canada Day celebrations (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) with her 12-piece gypsy marching band to an audience of 40,000 people.

- October 2009, opened for the Hidden Cameras with her 12-piece gypsy marching band, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, during their 2009 Canadian tour.

- October 2008, opened for Geoff Berner at the 1st Annual Accordion Noir Festival in 2008, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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