Naturally 7

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Naturally 7
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Naturally 7
Background information
Origin New York City
Genres R&B, pop, soul
Years active 1999–present
Labels EMI Germany, Hidden Beach Recordings
Associated acts Sarah Connor, Michael Bublé, Idea of North
Website http://www.naturallyseven.com/
Members Roger Thomas
Warren Thomas
Rod Eldridge
Napoleon "Polo" Cummings
Dwight Stewart
Garfield Buckley
Armand "Hops" Hutton
Past members Jamal Reed
Marcus Davis
Andre Edwards

Naturally 7 is an American music group with a distinct a cappella style they call "Vocal Play". The group was formed in 1999 at New York City. They sing primarily R&B with extensive beatboxing. It currently consists of the Thomas brothers (Roger (musical director, arranger, 1st baritone, rap) and Warren (percussion, guitar, clarinet, 3rd tenor)), Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet), Napoleon “Polo” Cummings (4th tenor, guitar), Dwight Stewart (2nd baritone, vocals, trumpet), Garfield Buckley (2nd tenor, harmonica), and Armand “Hops” Hutton (bass guitars).[1] Former members include Jamal Reed, Marcus Davis, and Andre Edwards. They have been touring with, and opening for, Michael Bublé's Crazy Love Tour. They will release their U.S. debut album on October 15, 2014.

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Roger Thomas (musical director, arranger, 1st baritone, rap)
  • Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, 3rd tenor)
  • Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet)
  • Napoleon “Polo” Cummings (4th tenor, guitar)
  • Dwight Stewart (2nd baritone, vocals, trumpet)
  • Garfield Buckley (2nd tenor, harmonica)
  • Armand “Hops” Hutton (bass guitars)

Former[edit]

  • Jamal Reed
  • Marcus Davis
  • Andre Edwards

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[2]
AUS FRA UK
2000 Non-Fiction
2003 What Is It
2006 Ready II Fly 14 64
2009 Wall of Sound 29
2010 Vocal Play
2012 Live
2014 Hidden in Plain Sight

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[3]
AUT BEL (Vl) BEL (Wa) FRA GER ITA SWI
2003 "Music Is the Key"
(with Sarah Connor)
6 3 11 1 2
2006 "Feel It (In the Air Tonight)" 3 15 55 14

Featured songs[edit]

  • Xavier Naidoo: "Wild vor Wut" (featuring Naturally 7)
  • Quincy Jones: "Soul Bossa Nostra" (featuring Ludacris, Naturally 7, & Rudy Currence) album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
  • Xavier Naidoo: "A New Horizon" (featuring Naturally 7) from the German/English dub film Animals United (2010). A "Vocal Play" version is included on the soundtrack, which was released on December 7, 2010 through Königskinder Music, and is also available on iTunes.[4]

Other songs[edit]

The following songs are included on the soundtrack for the 2010 German/English dub film, Animals United:

  • "King of the Road"
  • "Splish Splash"
  • "Move On Up"
  • "Hokey Pokey"

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