As many of you know we have a song titled “768” which refers to the speed of sound. I decided to call this part “768” for a different reason. In the last 30 days we’ve had some interesting developments that I’ve been pretty silent (Roundtrips, twitter, etc) on until this very moment. Speaking of the last 30 days, I’ll mention that some friends of the band, Vera and Tracey, saw us in Scotland, Dublin #1, and Stuttgart… which means they had a rare chance to see us with three different amounts of performers on stage. Scotland (and anywhere else) = 7, Dublin first show = 6, Stuttgart = for the first time in N7 history we had “8”. Thus 7-6-8… get it?
So let’s jump in and talk about it. Jamal Reed has decided to retire from the touring with N7, chiefly to spend more time at home with his family. He announced this to us this past summer and we respect his decision and wish him warm blessings with all his endeavors into the future. This would mark only the second original member change to take place in our history. Although Jamal originally replaced David LaRoche (The member seen on the cover of Non-Fiction), it was so early in the game (less than a year from our start) that we considered Jamal an original member. Changing vocalists has never been easy for us and we’ve been blessed to have had very little experience doing it in the past. We are kind of a family and it goes beyond singing. We spend much of our lives together with so many aspects intertwined. So when looking for a new member… there are so many things to think of outside of just singing. And did I just say “just singing”. I’m not sure that that phrase works when I sit down to talk to you about replacing Jamal! What’s that you say? Oh, you know… of course you do. You wouldn’t be reading this or know anything about N7 if you didn’t know that Jamal was a force to be reckoned with in any vocal circles!
So I’d like to tell you a little about the guy who stood to my right for the last 10 years…
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