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Natasha Lea Jones:
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Personal Profile:
  • An accomplished singer/songwriter in the successful duo “Pooka”.
  • An experienced vocalist and guitarist
  • 10 years experience of arranging and producing recorded material.
  • Responsible for writing tracks with Orbital and Rob Ellis of P.J. Harvey
  • Highly motivated, determined and enthusiastic.
  • Critically acclaimed by Q Mag. / Mojo Magazine and many others.
  • Experience of ‘Extra’ work for the BBC and Granada TV.
 
Acting Experience:
2001 Worked as an ‘Extra’for the following:  
  BBC TV  
  Granada TV  
Recording Contracts    
1995 – 1999 Rough Trade  
1995 – 1999 Island Records  
1992 – 1993 Warner Brothers (WEA U.K. Elektra U.S.A)  
     
Discography    
Albums: 2003 The Morning After (CD)
  2001 Shift (CD)
  2001 Fools Give Birth to Angels (CD)
  1997 Spinning (CD/MC)
  1993 Pooka (CD/MC)
Singles/EP’s: 1999 Monday Mourning (CD EP)
  1997 Mean Girl (CD EP)
  1996 The Insect (7”)
  1995 Sweet Butterfly (7”)
  1994 Graham Robert Wood (12”/CD EP)
  1993 City Sick (7”/CD EP)
Compilations / Guest Appearances:    
  1999 Middle of Nowhere - Orbital (CD/LP)
  1999 Playpen – Various Artists (CD EP)
  1996 Soundtrack to Spleen Rob Ellis (of PJ Harvey) (CD)
  1995 Bel Air – Ultramarine (CD/LP)
  2005 'Im Not Fooled', John 00 Flemming  
Tours & Festivals:    
Headline Tours: U.K., Europe, U.S.A., Canada  
Support Tours:    
U.K.: Everything But The Girl,  
  Divine Comedy  
  Al Stewart  
Europe: The Levellers  
U.S.A.: Kristin Hersh  
France: The Tindersticks  
Festivals:    
U.K: Glastonbury, Phoenix,  
  Cambridge FolkFestival,  
France: France Les Inrockuptible  
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Radio & TV    
Appearances/Performances Evening and Daytime Radio1,  
U.K. Regional Radio Tours  
  Performing Live Interviews and Record Play.  
  Breakfast T.V., Late Night Music Shows,  
  Pebble Mill  
  Virgin Airways T.V.  
U.S.A. College Radio Tour, Performing Live,  
  Interviews record Play  
Australia J.J.J. Radio, Record Play,  
  Hey! Hey! It’s Saturday  
France Regional Radio Tour, Canal Plus  
  Performing Live Interviews and Record Play.  
Ireland Electric Ballroom Show  
     
Teaching and Workshop Leading:  

 

2003- (2010 ongoing) Peripatetic music teaching BlackburnwithDarwen Music Services

 
2002 Greater Manchester Music Action Zone Workshops:
I led music workshops working with the Youth Offending Teamin Wigan as part of the GMMAZ Project.  
I led music workshops with the Hope School for Learning Disabilities Team as part of the GMMAZ Project in Wigan  
   
Theatre Groups  
1980-83 Wigan Little Theatre involvement in Youth Theatre Workshops.
1988-1990 Leigh College Amateur Dramatics involvement including acting and set design.
     
Education    
2001 MMF Training Music Industry Master Class
  Contact Theatre GMMAZ Ways Into Workshops
1992 – 1993 Nottingham University 2 years study of Fine Art Degree (Left to take up recording contract)
1991 Wigan/Liegh College Btec National – Art & Design
1990 Wigan/Liegh College A Level Art & Theatre Studies
  Wigan/Liegh College Btec Foundation Art Course
  Wigan/Liegh College NWRAC – Level II Expressive Arts
References Excellent references can be made available on request.