Friday, September 7, 2012

Naturally 7

Naturally 7 is a this astonishing, talented, funky, amazing male singing group that specializes in ‘Vocal Play’. Vocal Play is when each member uses their voice in unison to recreate a different musical instrument, from drums to brass instruments and guitars. The group members consist of Roger Thomas (musical director, arranger, 1st Baritone, Rap), Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, and 3rd tenor), Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet), Napoleon “Polo” Cummings (4th Tenor, guitar), Dwight Stewart (2nd baritone, vocals, and trumpet), Garfield Buckley (2nd Tenor, Harmonica) and Armand “Hops” Hutton (Bass), all this uniqueness mergers into the sound of Naturally 7. The group was started by Roger Thomas and his brother Warren in New York City in 1999. Five other talented singers were added to the group over the years, while they were singing around the city. In the fall of 2007 they had success over in Europe and were forced onto the world with their extraordinary talent. Naturally 7 have recorded a number of albums over the years and with every album, just kept getting more amazing. Naturally 7’s debut album “Non Fiction” was recorded in 2000, “What Is It” (2003), “Christmas …It’s A Love Story” (2004), “Ready II Fly” (2006), ‘Wall Of Sound’ (2009) and “Vocal Play” (2010). I don’t see why it took so long for this group to get recognized for their phenomenal talent. Naturally 7 have a lot of fans over in Europe. It baffles me that I have never heard of them, since they originated in New York. I must say it is hard to pick a favorite song of Naturally 7 but I think I like Feel It (In the Air Tonight)”, “Broken Wings”, “768”, “RESCUE - God's Eyes” and “Blessed Assurance”. Naturally 7 have a new album is due to be released in the winter of 2012 called, “All Natural Live”. Naturally 7 will be touring worldwide in 2012 and 2013. I know we are going to be hearing a lot from these 7 talented brothers, who truly have a gift from God! If you have never heard of Naturally 7 you can hear them on Streetwise Radio. Listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, ITunes, Live365 and Athena365.