Nathan Tasker is a storyteller with a deep desire to awaken hearts to a beautiful and believable Savior. The Australian singer-songwriter weaves his personal journey of sorrow, doubt, hope and expectation into songs that echo far beyond his life, compelling listeners to long for their one, true home and the One who will never leave them.
This truth, found at the core of Tasker’s music, has been significantly shaped by deep sorrow and the dawning of new beginnings he has experienced in the past several years. Tasker’s life and musical journey collided in a heartbreaking paradox of joy and grief, which are forever intermingling but never mutually exclusive. The result of that impact was not despair, but the life-giving stories heard on his 2014 release “Man on a Wire”, the follow up to his critically acclaimed album “Home”.
From a musical standpoint, the release of “Home” (produced by Charlie Peacock and Jason Ingram) was a knockout, spawning three No.1 radio singles in Australia and one No.1 radio single in the UK. To top that, the acoustic singer-songwriter, known for his exceptional live guitar skills and passionate vocals, was named 2011 Australian Artist of the Year by The Rock Across Australia. He spent time touring with established and well-loved acts Bebo Norman and Andrew Peterson, along with sell-out shows in the UK and Australia.
Tasker’s latest album “Man on a Wire” was produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Mat Kearney) and showcases his growth through a period of great sorrow and loss (Tasker & his wife lost her father to cancer in 2011, followed by the loss of twin babies that same year). “My hope is that this album would be honest and authentic, and representative of the entire Christian life, one in which our God uses the full spectrum of colors - emotions, experiences - at His disposal to shape us and make us more like His Son, Jesus.”
Having recently shared the stage with Newsboys & female comedy legend, Chonda Pierce, Tasker will spend the rest of 2014 touring with Aaron Shust, and then with Grammy award-winning artist Michael W Smith (a tour which will continue into 2015).
In his live show, the singer-songwriter connects with his audiences not only through his timeless, guitar-driven pop songs and deeply thoughtful lyrics, but also through his open and engaging style that puts fans at ease and welcomes them into the stories he tells.
Tasker’s current release “Man on a Wire” finds the artist once again expressing through his music that what sits before us – be it joy or sorrow – is not the end, that there is absolutely and undoubtedly more to this story. “It’s been an immense privilege to hear the stories of others, as they share after shows and over email,” he says. “And I’m reminded time and time again that our world needs to hear of the one true hope that can only be found in Jesus, now more than ever.”