Nathan Cavaleri (born 18 June, 1982) is an Australian blues-rock guitarist and former child actor.
Cavaleri was diagnosed with leukaemia
at a very early age and this led to playing the guitar to take his mind off the disease. He has beaten the disease. He began playing at the age of six after using a full-sized guitar with a shaved neck (to accommodate smaller hands). At the age of nine he played with Mark Knopfler
, who described his playing as "unbelievable". Later he was trained by, and at age thirteen, eventually toured with, B.B. King
. Having released three albums with Epic Records
, Cavaleri also has played with Tommy Emmanuel
, Robben Ford
and Aaron Neville
, been featured on the soundtrack for Free Willy 2
, and served as a spokesman for Peavey Guitars
. Currently he leads his own band called Dirty Skanks, where he writes and arranges his own material, employing his unique techniques as he tours.
- Jammin' with the Cats
- Dirty Skanks: Voluptuosity