Monday, May 3, 2010
PHOTOS!!! Naturally 7 Performs to a packed house!!!!
By Lyndah Wells
Freeport, Grand Bahama- Saturday May 1st found the Auditorium at The Bishop Michael Eldon school jam packed with concert goers who scheduled a night out in anticipation of a concert like one they had never experienced before. The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society had scooped even Atlantis in bringing Naturally 7, the Group that coined the term "Vocal Play" to The Bahamas for the first time.
During an electrifying 2 hour concert, the Group consisting of: Roger Thomas (musical director, arranger, 1st Baritone, Rap), Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, 3rd tenor), Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet), Jamal Reed (4th Tenor, electric guitar), Dwight Stewart (2nd baritone), Garfield Buckley (2nd Tenor, Harmonica) and “Hops” Hutton (Bass), sang song after song of crowd pleasers, Interacting with the audience they had us on our feet, clapping and singing along. During the 15 minute interval, The Bishop Michael Eldon Steel Pan group played an amazing rendition of Lady Gaga's latest hit "Telephone" which had the younger members of the audience singing along.
Dalia Feldman spoke briefly on stage about the generous support of the community in bringing this event to fruition and singled out the support of The Harnish Family Philanthropies, Thayers, American Airline/American Eagle, Pelican Bay hotel, The Bahamas weekly, Mackey Media, And La Femme Events.
When the group returned back onstage, They spoke briefly about their past and on the formation of Naturally 7, giving each individual member a solo spot on their particular "instrument", From the drums to the Electric guitar, Flutes & Sax, it was almost impossible to believe that these sound were being made just with their voices and not electronically.
Naturally 7 attended the after party, held at Agave Restaurant in The Port Lucaya Marketplace where they mingled with enthusiastic members of the audience and younger fans eager to display their vocal skills.
Naturally 7 will continue on to Cologne, Germany, and then hitting major cities in the UK as they continue on their World Tour.