Vocals. Born in Sicily to an American Dad and Sicilian Mom, Nathania Reid was first exposed to the world of popular music as a little girl by watching the world famous San Remo music festival on Italian television. She was bit by the performing bug as a member of the chorus of the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” as a teenager. A number of musicals followed, including “Anything Goes,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and the lead role of Sandy in “Grease.”
During her college years, she sang and danced at Six Flags America. Then, upon graduation headed off to sail the world, singing and dancing on Norwegian Cruise Lines, with stops in Malta, Spain, Chile and South America. Returning to the States, she formed the Nathania Lind Quartet, finally getting to indulge in her love of vocal jazz, performing in clubs in Washington DC and the Baltimore area.
Since moving to Houston ten years ago to marry her high school sweetheart Joel, Nathania has played the lead role of Roxie in “Chicago,” sung the national anthem for the Houston Astros and has performed for the annual Lighting Of The Doves ceremony in North Houston. She has continued to perform in the Houston area as both as a solo artist and member of groups, singing jazz and pop, moving effortlessly between English, Italian and Spanish music.
Bass. Originally from DuBois, Pennsylvania, Conrad started on piano at age seven, but moved to the Fender bass when he discovered rock ‘n roll in junior high. While playing with Cincinnati area R&B and show groups, he studied bass viol with Charles Metcalf of the Cincinnati Symphony and then majored in jazz education at North Texas State and William Penn University. Conrad toured with regional and national recording/performing acts before settling down in the Houston area. In addition to playing with NLQ, Conrad has appeared with many area pop and jazz groups, as well as praise and worship teams. He is principal bassist for The Woodlands United Methodist Church Orchestra.
Piano. Conrad is a jazz pianist based out of The Woodlands, Tx. Originally from Chickasha, Oklahoma, he started his music interest in junior high on alto saxophone and picked up guitar and piano in high school. He moved to Houston in 2003 and started working as a freelance musician and studying jazz. He has worked with local musicians such as Bob Henschen, Mark Holter, Andrew Lienhard, Paul Peacock, Mike Owen, The Little Brother Project and most recently with The Party Favors. Musically he is influenced by all the jazz greats including Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.
Drums. A Louisiana native, Kurt started playing drums at an early age in New Orleans, and hasn’t stopped since. He has recorded and toured with local and regional acts throughout the South and Midwest playing a variety of music and styles. From Louisiana to Nebraska, Kurt relocated to The Woodlands, Texas in 2001, and quickly became engrained in the Houston music scene. In addition to NLQ, Kurt plays regularly with several regional favorites including Jason James & Market Junction. He also stays busy as an in-demand fill-in drummer for other jazz, rock, blues, Cajun, and country acts.