Originally from Taplow in Berkshire, Natalie Long started her musical career writing, singing and playing guitar in predominantly female punk/rock band Pimblico. Her teenage years were spent playing the Reading and London circuit including 'The Garage', 'The Hope and Anchor' and 'The Dublin Castle'. With a modest signing and loyal following, Pimblico had radio play on the John Peel show and The Evening Session on Radio 1.
Pimblico spilt and Natalie went off to Southampton University to study music where she formed another predominantly girl pop/rock band, Chiquita.They played the Southampton university circuit and proved to be very popular with the student crowd.
Since leaving university, she has maintained her image as a solo performer in her own right, session singing for various bands and veering more towards the acoustic scene, performing her original songs at venues including 'The Water Rats', 'The Sound Bar' and 'The Spice of Life'.
Going back to her rock roots, Natalie completed her self released debut album 'Rock me'at the end of 2005. Signing a production and publishing deal in 2006, her music has been used for various television advertising campaigns including Dreft and the GMTV weather report sponsor.
Natalie continues to gig her own material, joining musical forces with Mike, Pete and Matthew to make Natalie and the Long Way Home. She co-writes with funk/rock band, the Monks of Junk, recording and rehearsing regularly. Natalie is currently fronting Reading based function band, Replic8. Performing regularly at the Binfield and Frimley Club and for private functions.