Nathan Foley (27th of September 1979 in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian musician, singer, performer and former member of Australian children's entertainment group Hi-5.
Life and careerEdit
Nathan started singing professionally at 10 years old with bands singing jazz, soul, rnb, pop and rock. During his school years, Foley performed in the Schools Spectacular for seven years and graduated from the Talent Development Project in 1997. In 1998, Nathan joined an original member of the children’s show Hi-5, and subsequently performed with the group for the next 10 years.
As a solo artist, Nathan has produced and written an album Discovery and two singles Live Your Life and Say You Will. He recently remastered an album recorded when he was 10 years old called Good Times and also recorded a live album Nathan Foley Live At The Starlight.
In 2009, Foley completed a season of Jerry Springer The Opera at the Sydney Opera House and played Kenickie in the Olivia Newton-John Foundation musical Grease on the Beach. He also performed as a soloist in 2009 at The V8 Supercars and World Masters Games, and sung the Australian Anthem at the Darling Harbour Australia Day Celebrations in 2010 in front of quarter of a million.
Nathan performed in the musical Mamma Mia!, touring Australia in 2010 and toured in 2011 with a new show, Acoustic Rhythms. He is also Co-Presenter of a show called Gathering on Foxtel’s Indigenous Network NITV.
Foley was a contestant on the Network Ten show I Will Survive. During the True Colors episode of this series, performed in Hermannsburg, NT, Foley revealed that he is descended from the aboriginal Yuin people on his mothers side while his father is of Irish and Swedish descent. Nathan currently released his new studio album Now And Forever on ITunes and travelling the world performing at major corporate functions, and a guest entertainer on Cruise liners and television.
In March 2016 Nathan Won Entertainer of the year for Princess Cruises being the top entertainer from over 800 entertainers world-wide to compete for the title in the Caribbean and taking home the win being the first Australian ever.
- Good Times (1990)
- Nathan Foley: Live at The Starlight (2008)
- Discovery (2008)
- Acoustic Rhythms (2011) A acoustic album of covers from popular songs'
- Now And Forever (2013) album of covers from popular songs
Others (Singles/ Soundtracks)Edit
- Live Your Life (2012)
- Say You Will (2012)
- Infatuated (2015)
- Mama (2016) - collection of some singles and new songs
- I Will Survive is an Australian talent-show themed television series that premiered on Network Ten on 21 August 2012.
- Nathan left because he has to concentrate on a Solo music career.
- Nathan was replaced by Tim Maddren in 2009.
- After a long time since leaving Hi-5 in 2008, Nathan met again some of his former Hi-5 colleagues Tim Harding (Hi-5 1999-2007) in december 18 2015, Kathleen de Leon Jones (Hi-5 1999-2006) in march 2016 and Karla Cheatham-Mosley (Hi-5 USA 2002-2006) in 2017.