More than likely, you have not yet heard of “Naturally 7” – the seven-member vocal-play group that is taking many other countries (other than the US) by storm. I was sent a YouTube clip of these guys a few weeks ago and I instantly knew I needed to add them to my “favorites list” as quickly as possible. A quick internet search netted me their live concert at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2007 on DVD.
These guys put a brand-new spin on the now-popular a capella music-style by reinventing themselves as “vocal play”. The way they explain it is that a capella means “voices without instruments” and vocal play means “voices as instruments”.
I love it.
The DVD features some familiar tracks from Simon & Garfunkle, Paul Simon, and even some samples from other familiar tunes mixed in with their VERY unique and original songs, too.
Jess and I sat and watched this entire DVD on Wednesday night (the day it came in the mail) and were pleasantly surprised to hear a Christian-faith coming through in both their lyrics and in the song transitions!
The members of Naturally 7 are: Dwight Stewart, Jamal Reed, Roger Thomas, Rod Eldridge, Warren Thomas, Garfield Buckley, & “Hops”.
I’m posting a few videos of Naturally 7 in action that maybe you can become fans of this group as quickly as we have!