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Roundtrips with N’glish 9/30/2010

Naturally 7 on stage

Hello everyone,

How are you all? I hope you are all blessed and in good health. Well here we are on another tour… presently in Nottingham, England on a day off. Tomorrow’s show will be our 5th show on this European run. So what’s the story? What’s on my mind? Well, that’s always plenty of stuff… so let’s just pick one item.

This past Friday and Saturday we just did a total of 95,000 people in Dublin alone! This is by far the biggest Michael Bublé show we have ever done. We have performed on our own for over 100,000 at the Montreal Jazz fest which we headlined that evening, but that was fully outside. The difference this time was… this was STADIUM mode! A whole different experience. The highlight for me was actually not in our set, but in Michael’s, when we joined him on the B Stage which was 60 feet in the air. We also executed a new song “Some kind of Wonderful” which went over wonderfully! Just to keep the drama on full throttle, we were given it to learn only hours before the show and none of us knew it. I can now look back at it and say “that was fun”. Michael has now added it to the set for the rest of the tour I believe. Talking about the 60 feet in the air again, that made the feel quite different. So now everyone was looking up and we were waving down. I give it a “c” for coool.

The following show was in Sheffield in a normal Arena that seemed pretty small coming off the Stadium of 45,000 the first night and 50,000 the second. I can’t count how many times we’ve been on the stage, but I still love it… it hasn’t become a thing I take for granted. I’m pretty sure that that means it will never lose its magic. Every tour is a chance to learn something new in life and sometimes it’s new about yourself. I kind of tried to approach Dublin like I would any other show, but it didn’t work. The first night (Friday) we performed without Jamal, (a whole different story not for this Roundtrip) so that was completely a different animal. But even the next night with 7 of us was unique and I’ll remember it for a lifetime. The size of the stage, the size of the audience, the huge space out there, so many faces I can’t see, the cold air of Dublin, the excitement in the air, the smell of pure joy… a slight hint of fear… I could go on all day, but I won’t.

The tour has just begun, but we’ve been on the road since Sept 17 in Scotland for a private engagement. That’s almost 2 weeks. That time has passed pretty quickly because we’ve been busy as a band preparing for quite a few changes coming up. Including new material that we can’t wait to try out on all of you as soon as the time is right…

We took a quite a few shots and some video of the Dublin show. You’ll see them on the website by the weekend. I’ve attached one shot that I like from our point of view looking out at the vast huge crowd. Be sure to check out the many more coming from this tour.

So let’s stay in touch as I believe we’ll have a lot to talk about on this tour… trust me.

God bless,

Roger, over and out

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  • David
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    Hey there! So so excited about seeing you guys tomorrow in Basingstoke! I saw you guys in Salisbury last year, at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2008 and in Montreux in 2007. Really looking forward to tomorrow, and I’m bringing 7 people with me to share what will be another amazing experience…

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  • Steve Maitland
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    Hey guys,

    We have just to hook up a some point… I’m on the front row of A in Birmingham on 9th October…. looking forward to seeing you guys again….. brilliant…

    Take care

    Steve

  • STACY GREGOR
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    HI GUYS!!!!!
    WELL IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL WHERE YOU ARE, I PRAY ONE DAY TO SEE YOU IN PHOENIX. MY DAD IS THE ONE WHO WENT AND BOUGHT YOUR CD AT THE SHOW. HE HAD ME LISTEN TO IT AND EVER SINCE I LISTEN TO IT LITERALLY EVERYNIGHT. I HAD BRAIN SURGERY 4 YEARS AGO, AND HAVE LOST MY SHORT TERM MEMORY, SO OF COURSE I WOULD FORGET THAT I EVEN HAD IT. BUT I MADE IT A DAILY PART OF MY LIFE SO NOW I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REMEMBER SOME OF THE SONGS. I THINK THE LORD IS GRACIOUS IN LETTING ME HEAR HIS MUSIC BY YOU ALL AND EVENTUALLY LEARNING IT.
    THE TOUR LOOKS BEAUTIFUL WHERE YOU ARE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN PERSON……WHATS UP WITH JAMAL????? HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK, I’LL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL
    ( LOVE IN CHRIST JESUS), STACY GREGOR

  • Patrick KOLEBACKI
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    Thanks so much Roger to give us some news during the MB Tour. I had chance to go again in Antwerp next october 12 for the second time (Last may 30). Hope to see you again with others guys. Can you transmit my best wishes to Andrew.

  • Nicole Verlinden
    on

    Looking forward to see you in Antwerp!

  • Cate R
    on

    Hi you guys

    Saw (and heard) you for the first time ever last night in Nottingham! What a great show, you are all so talented, I wish you lottttttttttttttttttts of success in the future!!!

  • Elijah Oenga
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    Hi guys ! basingstoke was of the Hook ! i know u all got my invitation to Kenya soon, Was exciting to note that all of you (Rod, Roger, dwight,garfield, ) were warming up to the prospect! Believe me am on it ! Happy sabbath and definately see u guys soon !

    Elly

  • Tracy
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    Hi guys,

    Saw you supporting Michael Buble last night at Wembley Arena (2nd Oct) and you blew me away.

    What talent – have now purchased your CD and looking in purchasing the DVD.

  • Isabelle Criola
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    Hello guys,
    I’ve just returned from Wembley Arena where you guys performed. I have to admit that I was going to the concert because a good friend of mine (Ayo) wanted to go and I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it…..that was until I saw the 1st act! You guys rocked and I can sincerely say that you made my eve.
    I hope that you will be back in London for a full show and not as a supporting act!
    God bless and hope to see you all again very soon!

    PS: Jamal I was really impressed with your French. J’en suis restée bouche bée
    Hops you can say my name again anytime! Keep on the good work!

  • Shee
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    Wow, unbelieveble, that i could talk to N7 like this …. Don’t laugh at us, me and my friend MK are making music, too. And our dream is we write a song that what could move people, like you guys, like you guys wrote!

  • Carl and Kathy Hough
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    Hello guy’s!! Another stella performance from Naturally 7 at the Town Hall in Birmingham (11.10.10)

    This is the third time we have travelled afar to watch, what can only be described as phenomenal!!

    First was Edinburgh in i think was 2008?? Then last month in Sheffield with someone called Michael Buble (Only joking he’s quite good too :-)

    Then Birmingham last night. It is always a pleasure to meet the guys after each show. This is a part of the show that not every performer(s) takes time to do, so keep it up guys you have an ever growing fan base, so keep in touch with us.

    It was bad news to hear that Jamal is leaving the group, he will be missed. Especially with those guitar solo’s. But all our best wishes go out to Jamal and his family, may God have a straight and smooth journey ahead for you.

    Last but not least a personal message to Warren “drums” T.

    Where’s my shirt man?? It took some lungs to shout out that you need the number 6 now. :-)

    Take care and no doubt we will be along to another one of your concerts.