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Foley in 2016
Born
Nathan Foley

27 September 1979 (1979-09-27) (age 41)
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s)
Nicolette Gomex (m. 2019)
Musical career
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano

Nathan Foley (born 27 September 1979) is an Australian singer-songwriter and television personality. He was an original member of Australian children's musical group Hi-5.

Early life

Nathan Foley 2020
Foley in 2020

Nathan started singing professionally at 10 years old with bands singing Jazz, Soul, R&B, Pop and Rock in clubs in Sydney, Australia. During his school years, Foley performed in the Coca-Cola Schools Spectacular for seven years as a soloist working with big bands and orchestra's and graduated from the Talent Development Project in 1997.

Career

In 1998, Foley joined the Australian children's musical group Hi-5 as an original member; touring and filming the related television series for ten years. Foley announced his departure from the group in November 2008, expressing interest in focusing on his adult music career.

In 2009, Foley completed a season of Jerry Springer: The Opera at the Sydney Opera House and played Kenickie in the Olivia Newton-John Foundation musical Grease on the Beach. He also performed as a soloist in 2009 at The V8 Supercars and World Masters Games, and sung the National Anthem at the Darling Harbour Australia Day Celebrations in 2010 in front of quarter of a million people.

Foley performed in the musical Mamma Mia!, touring Australia in 2010. He was also Co-Presenter of a show called Gathering on Foxtel’s Indigenous Network NITV. Also in 2011, he worked as a traffic reporter at the Australian Traffic network delivering traffic reports for Mix 106.5, 101.7 WSFM, 2GO, Sea FM, Triple M, 2GW and 2UE.

Foley was a top 3 contestant on the Network Ten show I Will Survive.

In 2016, Foley won Princess cruises Entertainer of the year for his big band solo shows being the first Australian to win this title.

In 2019, Foley auditioned for The Voice and was placed on Delta Goodrem's team.

Personal life

In 2002, Foley entered a relationship with fellow Hi-5 member, Kellie Crawford. The couple were engaged in 2005, however called off the wedding plans in late 2007.

Foley married Jamaican model Nicolette Gomex in March 2019 and had their first child Jackson Joel Foley in December 2019.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details
Good Times
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
Now and Forever
  • Released: 2016
Discovery
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
Mama
  • Released: February 2016
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD, digital download*Released: 2006
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
Christmas Time With You
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD, digital download
At This Moment
  • Released: February 2018
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD, digital download

2020 - Single - “SHE DEVIL”

Live albums

Title Album details
Live at the Starlight
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: CD
Acoustic Rhythms

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2008 Hi-5 Presenter Series 1 to 10
2019 The Voice Contestant Series 8; eliminated in "The Knockouts" round
2019 The Road to Miss Universe Australia Singer At Event

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
1998 Mo Award Johnny O'Keefe Encouragement Award Nathan Foley Won
1998 ACE Awards Best New Talent Nathan Foley Won
1998 City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge Nathan Foley Won
1998 2UE Youth in Cabaret - City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge Contemporary Vocal Solo Nathan Foley Won
2016 Princess Cruises Entertainer Of The Year - Solo Award Nathan Foley Won
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