Hidden Beach’s Naturally 7 featured at 23rd Capital Jazz Fest June 7, 2015 in Columbia, Maryland
*The Hidden Beach Recording group Naturally 7 is riding the wave of success as they finish their third World Tour with Michael Buble’, a performance on “The Today Show,” and prepare to perform at the 23rd Capital Jazz Fest Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Columbia, Maryland.
“We can’t complain,” said Roger Thomas, group vocalist and music director. Naturally 7 also includes his brother Warren Thomas (vocals, guitar, percussion, clarinet), Rod Eldridge (vocals, trumpet), Napoleon “Polo” Cummings (vocals, guitar), Dwight Stewart (vocals, trumpet), Garfield Buckley (vocals, harmonica), and “Hops” Hutton (bass). “We’ve been in three world tours with Michael Buble’. We’ve traveled to Europe and around the world wherever we wanted to go, and have performed for 6 million people.”
Naturally 7 formed in 1999 by Roger and his brother Warren. They enlisted five others to form Naturally 7. They call their a cappella style of singing “vocal play,” and started sharing it at first in their church.
“We started in the Bronx singing in church,” Roger said about their humble beginnings. “In 2006 we entered an a cappella competition and a talent agent saw us. He told us to do a showcase. We did it and received 58 shows at one time.”
Roger said they had to make a choice cause one of them was in college. The choice was whether to do music full time. Roger said it was a once in a life time opportunity.
Since the talent showcase’s success Naturally 7 has recorded three duets with Michael Buble’, and one duet with Ludacris on a Quincy Jones project. They performed as special guest with Coldplay, and released their own album/DVD in 2013 “All Natural Live.” This year they released “Hidden In Plain Sight” on Hidden Beach Recordings.
CBE artist Kevin McCall releases new single, ‘Water Bed,’ featuring Chris Brown
*“Everyone thinks of me as a rapper,” said Grammy nominated Kevin McCall who is also a fabulous singer, songwriter and producer. “But I’m a singer. I am going to drop the EP and its going to have the West coast sound that is going on with the young kids right now.”
Recently Kevin released the first single from his upcoming mix-tape “My Zone III: The Lost Files,” titled “Water Bed” featuring Chris Brown. The project has 15 tracks and will be released on the CBE label owned by Chris Brown. His label mate includes Sevyn Streeter.
“It’s going to have east coast lyrical content that everybody can relate to,” McCall added. “You are going to be dancing!”
Kevin received a Grammy Award nomination for the single “Deuces,” and the former RCA artist has collaborated with Brown, Keri Hilson, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber and Keke Palmer. The self taught pianist has released two EPs and five mix-tapes.
Learn more about this multi-talented artist by logging onto www.KevinMcCallJr.com.
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