Andre Ellis, more popularly known as Nature, is a free-spirited individual and positive songwriter who delivers his music with great passion. He hails from the beautiful parish of St. James in Jamaica and is known for singles such as “Wasting Time” and “Hold On”. Nature has been involved in music since he was nine years old. The 26-year-old singer has received various accolades for his music including the best singer award at the Eastern Awards in 2008 and a trophy for his singing and songwriting in a competition put on in St James by Danger Zone in 2002. With a name that signifies his love for the environment, Nature started getting serious about his career in 2002. Since then, he has recorded with Big Ship, King Jammy’s, Truckback Records and Ricardo Gardener’s Heart of Love Music label.
Nature also has a number of other songs out such as “Cry Out”, “Most High God’ and “Dirty Closet’, which was featured in the popular roots play, Talk Done, Time For Action. Nature’s move from St James to St Andrew has helped to propel his career over the last few years, racking up gigs at Sting, GT Extravaganza, Reggae Sumfest, Champions In Action and island Explosion to name a few. On the strength of these singles, Nature has been touring extensively; he did three month stints in Europe where he did shows in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. His most recent tour took him to Australia where he did a number of shows.
Representing a new generation of reggae that keeps in the tradition of crooners who came before and inspire him, including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond and Toots Hibbert, Nature continues to bring a fresh voice to the genre.
Nature has inked a production and booking deal with successful independent record label, Down Sound Records (DSR), a move he believes will finally propel him into the spotlight and get him the recognition he richly deserves.
At the beginning of 2015, Nature delivered phenomenal performances at Rebel Salute and Ninja Man’s Birthday Bash in January. In February, he thrilled his audiences at various local shows for Reggae Month and also performed at the prestigious Nine Mile Music Festival in Miami. In June, he performed at the Koko London as a supporting act for junglist, Congo Natty and in July he shared the stage with Ali Campbell’s UB40 at the Kew Music Festival, also in London. He is set to perform at the west coast’s top festivals – Reggae on the Mountain and Reggae on the River in late July and early August.