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Hi, it’s my pleasure to have you here, fellow traveller!

I’m Nate, a modern troubadour, sharing songs and stories to invite you Home, to the centre of your Self. Simple 😉.

“Maingard writes protest songs for lovers and love songs for rebels.” – LMG Magazine

I’ve been making music since 1998 and playing as a ‘pro musician’ (whatever that means) since 2011.

In 2012 I was awarded a South African National Arts Festival Ovation Award, which means that some people think my art is rad 😂🤷‍♂️.

Moving to London in 2013 was the beginning of a huge shift. I began hosting the Inspiral Open Mic night in Camden, and through that I met the soul tribe which would eventually become The Lyrical Nomads, a collective of singer-songwriters and best friends.


The Lyrical Nomads

Soon after, I launched my Patreon page! Today I am supported by ‘The Nateives’, a community from around the world who support me financially and emotionally while sharing deeply in my creative journey.

More recently I launched the Getting Naked With Nate podcast, sharing honest and vulnerable human stories. At the time of writing I am humbled to have been gifted more than twenty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews (thanks, listeners)!

I’m not a rock star: I don’t get up onto the stage to separate myself from you. I do this to bring us all closer to one another and, ideally to ourselves.

Thank you for your company in the mysterious dance. May you find peace, hope, truth and meaning in my music, podcast, poetry and presence.

I hope to know you, fellow wanderer.

Nate in 2019

Nate with Patrons in London

The Tale of a Modern Troubadour

A video about my love for Patreon and my patrons

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