Label: Not On Label - 8982-2 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced DVD DVD-Video • Country: Canada • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Naturally 7 is an American music group with a distinct a cappella style they call "vocal play," which, according to group leader Roger Thomas, is "the art of becoming an instrument using the human voice to create the sound. The group was formed in in New York City. It currently consists of the Thomas brothers Roger musical director, arranger, first baritone, rapping and Warren drums, third tenorRod Eldridge first tenor, scratching, guitar, trumpetRicky Cort first tenor, guitarDwight Stewart second baritone, vocals, Changes IV - The New Seekers - Wed Like To Teach The World To SingSean Simmonds second tenor, harmonicaand Kelvin "Kelz" Mitchel bass guitar, trumpet.
The brothers recruited five other singers they had come to know over the years of singing around the city. Roger Thomas developed his singing quality after being in and out of several traditional male groups over the years. When the group was invited to sing at a major a cappella competition in New York City, they won and moved onto the nationals before they took two more wins in the competition.
Riding their new-found success and still having made no decision whether to have Naturally 7 as an a cappella group or a traditional band, Roger had the novel idea that the group would become both. Naturally 7 has released a number of albums over the years since the formation at New York City inincluding their first debut studio album entitled Non-Fiction released inWhat Is It released inChristmas The performance of the song at a subway has received over four and a half million hits on YouTube alone, and a number of people discovering the group, which adds to a figure daily.
The single itself has turned into a Top 3-chart- success in countries outside North America, such as France, Belgium and South Africa, and also made the single charts in other European countries. In Januarythe group released Wall of Sound as an exclusive special album in the United Kingdom and Ireland to commemorate their participation at the Royal Variety Performance.
It contains known material from their previous albums, as well as five brand new tracks, which entered the British Album-Charts in the first week after release at In Novemberthe group travelled to Bermuda, as they took part in Quincy Jones 's Bermuda Music Festival performing before an enthusiastic crowd.
The DVD includes HD live material from their performance at Madison Square Garden, extensive interviews with each group member, as well as their video clips.
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