Born and bred to funk. Native of St. Louis, Mo. Mom was a singer, Dad was an athlete, Jim & Venecee Brooks, siblings Ethel and Calvin Ray sister and brother. Wife Jill, siblings Jasmine, Justin and Jessica are fine singers and dancers also.
Music and sports molded Nati. An all star athlete in five sports but chose football, had an opportunity to play professional but the music overrides and away we go to the music business. Inspired by Jazz, Funk, Rock, Reggae, Soul, you name it. A lover of all positive uplifting music.
Playing bass guitar for many years, also picked up guitars, drums, keyboards with many prominent musicians crossing paths with some of the best. Highlight moment of playing on an open mic night with George Duke, was one of the best moments in my journey.
A founding member of a funky band, Ready 2x-plode for a short stint. Went on to become a solo artist, playing multiple instruments as well as vocals. Every project is a blessing. I just love to jam, create and compose positive, uplifting music. If music can heal the world, I plan to do my part as a faith healer. Bless up!