On her quest for fame, she would unpack her instruments and equipment in the middle of Glasgow, playing her music and singing for anyone who would listen. In fact, even if no one was there, she would simply keep playing.
On a day that started just like any other, Natasha began playing the song “Streets of London” by Ralph McTell. She noticed that a gentleman had stopped to listen to her play. He stayed through the entire song and when she was finished, he approached the young street performer. The man had something surprising to share.
“…when I was finished he came over and shook my hand and said I produced that song in 1971 and that’s the best rendition I’ve heard of it. I was like wow,” said Natasha.
That man was Tony Visconti, the 73-year-old music producer who had worked with David Bowie, T-Rex, The Boomtown Rats, and Iggy Pop. Tony was so impressed that he helped Natasha secure a record deal and begin her first tour.
Natasha’s story of discovery will also be featured in a documentary called “Unsigned Heroes” which shares many stories of Street Performers in the UK.
Have you heard more of Natasha’s performances? Which one is your favorite? We’d love to read about these in the comments below!