Add a soothing and meditative element to your private or corporate event.
The steel tongue music has got a particular strong impact when played within closed spaces like rooms and halls.
It is suitable as ambient music for retreats and wellbeing events to create an atmosphere of calm, focus and relaxation.
Private bookings: 1 hour session starting from £100 within Portsmouth area (other locations subject to custom quote)
Corporate bookings and commissions: email firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom quote
Photo courtesy of Emily Priest
the only female steel tongue drum performer in the UK
“We were happy to welcome Meehalska to perform and entertain our visitors at our three day Summer Festival in August 2017. Artist Meehalska was a 'wandering minstrel' playing the healing steel tongue drum to the delight of young and old. The ambient sound of her drum provided a relaxing alternative to the general background noise of a busy three days.” Neil Bertram, Festival Organiser, Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2017
"[On Ventnor Fringe 2017 performance at the Art Club] Natalia's playing helped the audience to return to something quiet in themselves. The instrument itself has that effect, it is magical, and her way of playing it, her wish to reach those present was fully tangible in the atmosphere in the room.
I had the great pleasure of working with her on one of my own songs too. A song that speaks of childhood openness. We rehearsed it in the afternoon for a while, and in the evening, at my concert, she joined me on the stage for the song. It was probably the closest I've ever come to touching the essence of the song as I felt it when I first wrote it- certainly in a concert anyway. She managed to understand what the song required, tuned into it, and helped it to come to life with her sensitive playing" Daniel Zappi, singer-songwriter, September 2017
I’m lucky to know so many creative spirits in what sometimes feels like is the village of Southsea.
People who radiate and give out creative energy whether it’s through music, dance, spoken word or just in the warmth of the energy they share with you.
Natalia Michalska is definitely one of these spirits. The Front Room is a monthly spoken word and music night that embraces original thought and words. Natalia has regularly graced these events supporting the steel pan sounds of Bali with steel pan harmonies or adding a powerful vocal sound which feels soulful and spiritual, calming to the mind. She has also performed solo [with her HAPI Drum] and radiates a peaceful joy and calmness with her own style of playing which suits the steel tongue drum perfectly.
I only know Natalia musically and look forward to seeing and hopefully being part of the other artistic sides of her work in the future...
John Sackett, The Front Room Founder, October 2017
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Past and upcoming performances
Brave New World, The Loft, Southsea, 31 May 2018
Good Mental Health Cooperative, Hampshire Festival of The Mind 2018, 14 May 2018
University of Portsmouth's Wellbeing Festival, February 2018
University of Portsmouth Wellbeing Cafe, January 2018
Victorious Festival, Music Village, People's Lounge stage, 26-27 August 2017
Ventnor Fringe 2017, Arts Club ,11 August 2017
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Summer Festival, 4-6 August 2017
CityZen, Hunter Gatherer, Portsmouth, 22 July 2017
Refuge Week Celebrations, British Red Cross, University of Portsmouth, 19 June 2017
The Front Room, Hunter Gatherer, May 2017