Beyond - Vocal Jazz
Garfield Buckley, Rod Eldridge, Armand "Hops" Hutton, Jamal Reed, Dwight Stewart, Warren Thomas, Roger Thomas (vocals).
Sun 13 July 2008 19:15 - 20:15 Yukon
Only body and voice. The seven New York singers of Naturally 7 sing totally a capella. And yet the blend of R&B, soul, pop and hip-hop of the seven maestros sounds as if it is accompanied by instruments; Their singing is pure vocal gymnastics. The group of baritones and tenors imitate everything from rhythms to trumpets and from bass to keyboard effects. They had a hit with Music is the Key (with Sarah Connor) that made them known in Europe and they are especially popular in Germany. Their second recording Ready II Fly is less explicit in showcasing Naturally 7's vocal and a capella virtuosity, but rather focuses on pure song, on harmony rather than special effects.