), (17 of Nazareth feat. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. ), Kyles, Y. The London, England sistas captivated fans all across the world with their unique, soulful sound. She said that Floetry’s fans were so devoted to the original dual, that they had no desire to see that perfect combination tampered with in any way. The crowd went crazy! In 2017, Stewart married former Stone Roses drummer Robbie Maddix. [10] The FLO Spoken Word Vortex event occurs monthly on the first and third Thursday of every month at Hideaway Jazz & Comedy Club. Natalie Stewart (better known as The Floacist of the English R&B duo Floetry) returned in March with her third solo project, Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid. Original Floetry members, Natalie Stewart (L) and Marsha Ambrosius (R) In her recent interview on The Breakfast Club, Amanda told it all. In August 2012, she released a new version of the Floetry hit "Say Yes". Due to the success of Floetry's live show, Floacism, a live album/DVD was released in November 2003. Floetry, which was composed of Marsha Ambrosius (“The Songstress”) and Natalie Stewart (“The Floacist”), later released a live album, Floacism, and a … (25 February 2015). On 24 November 2014 Stewart hosted the first FLO Spoken Word Vortex. Their hiatus saw the release of Stewart’s debut album, Floetic Soul (2010), which established her as a solo artist worldwide; which featured the singles "Forever" and "Let Me". They're behind some of the new millennium's biggest hits, too. This led to the manifestation of her Floetic ethos of 'poetic delivery of musical intent'. The album wasone of the most popular of those days. Stewart studied Performing Arts, Media and Art. [2] She attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, where Marsha Ambrosius was studying Business and Finance. After frequenting spoken word/poetry spots in Atlanta, such as Yin Yang Poets' Cafe, they moved on to Philadelphia. In 2019, Stewart and her husband (Maddix) formed a musical duo called i'N'i. Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist"). I was utterly impressed with Floetic Soul, her first solo album from 2010. Born in Germany and raised in London, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the early 2000s as part of R&B girl-duo Floetry. The brainchild of Natalie Stewart (The Floacist), who brought on board Marsha Ambrosious (The Songstress), Floetry became an international sensation still revered by their dedicated fan base while maintaining iconic status in the neo-soul community. Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry checked in with fans on her blog at Myspace on Friday (July 27). Fans absolutely adored Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart as the ever-successful duo, Floetry. Natalie was always my favorite out of Floetry, I always thought she possessed this indescribable swag that I loved. The Floacist, Natalie Stewart, opens "Step Out" by declaring, "New dawn, new day -- perfect moment to embrace change. 43.3k Followers, 1,370 Following, 52 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from FLO (@floacist) Known as ‘The Floacist’, an English singer-songwriter, poet, and actress, Natalie Stewart rose to prominence after being a part of R&B girl duo called ‘Floetry’. The U.K. duo's Floetic debut has it all--smooth R&B, soulful jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, supple ballads and a warmth that cradles the listener from beginning to end. Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist"). Floetry was formed after Ambrosius joined her on stage in 1999 to perform at a spoken word night called Poets vs MC's, where they debuted a piece that they had written together called "Fantasize", combining spoken word and singing. Natalie Stewart’s age is 41. In mid-2010, she released the EP "Spoken Soul". Following her establishment of her solo career, she released her second solo album, Floetry Re:Birth (2012), which contained singles "Say Yes", "Soul", and "Speechless". They are two of the many artist responsible for developing the genre that is now known as Neo-Soul, while also popularizing the use of poetry and spoken word throughout music. "A few aspects of her second solo album don't mirror this mentality. In 2012, she released a new version of the Floetry hit “Say Yes”. Floetry: Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart (vocals). She has been actively entertaining people through her music and performances since 1997. Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist"). [4] The album also spawned the singles "Forever", "Let Me", and "Keep It Going". She was a founding member of the performance poetry group 3 Plus 1, which was critically well received in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. Born in Germany and raised in London, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the early 2000s as part of R&B girl-duo Floetry. Natalie Stewart has never shied away from speaking the truth behind the breakup of Floetry back in 2006, the truth is she has never really spoken about it much to be honest, focussing more on how she was best left to channel It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, and included the single "SupaStar" featuring rapper Common. In 2011, The Floacist began recording her second album. With songs like “Say … The pair has written tracks for Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Glenn Lewis, and Bilal. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. [6] On 16 May 2015 Floetry reunited and performed their first show in nine years at Pepsi Funk Festival in College Park, Georgia. [11], The Floacist is known to speak of the ultimate focus of her life being the continual development, evolution and growth of her person; spiritually, mentally and artistically. The duo continued to tour throughout 2015 and eventually announced plans to record a new album. She attended Middlesex University, and later transferred to the University of North London. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Floetry ended in 2007, when Marsha Ambrosius left to pursue a solo career. During the following four years, Natalie was practicing her skills. Natalie Stewart (the Floacist) of the group Floetry This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to help show ads that are more relevant to your interests. The album spawn the singles: "Feel Good" and "On It". In 2000, the duo traveled to the United States to perform on the poetry circuit. Natalie Stewart, the Floacist. AllHip-Hop.com. In fact, many fans still Early career with Floetry Original members Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart met through their love of basketball and formed a friendship. It's hard to imagine two more talented hipsters than Floetry singer Marsha Ambrosius and emcee Natalie Stewart, a.k.a. The album charted at number 95 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and number 20 on the Top R&B Albums chart. Known best as one half of the R&B and spoken-word duo Floetry, this British vocalist, rapper, songwriter, and poet also released several solo albums, including Floetic Soul and Rise of the Phoenix 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking platinum selling duo, Floetry. Ambrosius and Stewart emerged in the mid-'90s as songwriters in demand. If you remember nothing else, remember that. Brandon Moultrie and Kissi B. Retrieved from, 'The Floacist' Talks New Album, Neo Soul & Possibility Of Floetry Reunion, "Billboard - Music Charts, News, Photos & Video", Natalie Stewart Talks Reuniting With Marsha Ambrosius For Floetry Tour (VIDEO), "Marsha Ambrosius Talks Motherhood, Music and Where Things Stand With Floetry", Back by Popular Demand Natalie "Floacist" Stewart returns to Warmdaddy’s with The Flo Vortex, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Floacist&oldid=998838870, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Singer-songwriter, rapper, poet, music producer, actress, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 07:22. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. Additional personnel: Mos Def (rap vocals). Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist"). In February 2015, Stewart confirmed that duo would be touring in 2015. During the next four years, she focused on her craft and continued to explore her Floetic ethos of poetic delivery with musical intent.[3]. Formed in 1997, Floetry started on the performance poetry stage. [8] In November 2017, she headlined her first solo tour called the "Let It FLO Tour". Stewart found her true calling on the performance poetry scene, where she was able to natural merge all of her artistic expressional outputs as a writer and performer. Brandon Moultrie and Kissi B. In 2014, Stewart released her third solo album Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid. Formed in 1997, Floetry started on the performance poetry stage. Natalie Stewart (floacist) performs 1st time in 8 years on Marsha Ambrosius show @The Clapham Grand in London. A self-described "modern-day poet", The Floacist creates songs that are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and inspiration, as well as problems and solutions. Despite announcing they would be recording a new album, Floetry subsequently split after the second leg of their reunion tour in August 2016.[7]. In 2010, the world had seen Steward’s first solo album, “Floetic Soul” on Shanachie Records. She currently resides in the southern coast of England. Marsha Ambrosius Brings Out Natalie Stewart For Floetry Performance December 18, 2014 - 2:38 am by Shenequa Golding TWITTER How this reunion went under the radar, we don't know. Ex-Floetry poet Natalie Stewart's first solo album, released after her creative partnership with Marsha Ambrosius sailed away on a floe, carries on in the tradition of her past work.For Floetry fans who wanted Stewart, the Floacist, to be given more time in the spotlight, Floetic Soul should be worth the wait. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. In 2002, they signed with DreamWorks Records and released their debut album Floetic, which featured the singles "Floetic", "Say Yes" and "Getting Late". Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius of "Floetry" arrives at the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 4, 2006 in Pasadena, California. Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart (born 13 February 1979) is an English singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, poet, and actress. In September 2019, the FLO Spoken Word Vortex was performed at Warmdaddy's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For years, the London, England duo of Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart enchanted ears and minds as the duo of Floetry. Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart (born 13 February 1979) is an English singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, poet, and actress. the Songstress and Floacist. [9] The event gives spoken word artists and poetics a platform to perform at Hideaway Jazz & Comedy Club in Streatham, London. Marsha Ambrosius Details Beef With Floetry's Natalie Stewart May 3, 2017 | Published By Bandini Marsha Ambrosius Explains Why She Will Never Say Yes To Another Floetry Reunion (Video) In … The youngest of three children, she was born in Germany,[1] started school in Hong Kong. With her father in the British Armed Forces, she was born into a travelling family. Rejected from the ***Women Wearing Boots*** list. Natalie Stewart is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. The back cover of this album, titled Floetry Re:Birth, proclaims, "Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Floetry!" The album was also released in the UK with additional tracks, one of which featured the British singer-songwriter and record producer, Sebastian Rogers. Recorded live at The House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 3, 2003. In August 2017, Stewart (under the stage name "FLO") released a single titled "Good Life". It’s been a decade since British soul duo Floetry broke up. There they met Darren "Limitless" Henson and Keith "Keshon" Pelzer of DJ Jazzy Jeff's Touch of Jazz studio and began recording. Formed in 1997, Floetry started on the performance poetry stage. It still sounded like Floetry, but it featured the young lady who did the Spoken Word. Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has sold over 2 million records. [3] When asked about her spiritual practices she simply responds that her spiritual practice is memory; remembering the peace before the confusion![2]. In November 2012 she released her second album "The Floacist presents Floetry Re:Birth" and has stated that its title and theme represent a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Floetry's breakthrough as a recording act. In December 2014, Stewart reunited with Ambrosius during Ambrosius' concert and performed "Floetic" at The Clapham Grand in London. ! Natalie Stewart (The Floacist) and Marsha Ambrosius (The Songstress) released two full length albums – Floetic and Flo’Ology, but the Neo Soul duo eventually parted ways to … (Archie the Messenger feat. After her father left the army, the family settled in London. Former Floetry frontwoman Natalie Stewart’s sophomore studio album under The Floacist moniker finds her singing more confidently and assertively. In November 2010, she released her first solo album, Floetic Soul on Shanachie Records. In 2005, Floetry released Flo'Ology, their second studio album. In 2006 ladies parted ways to continue with their solo careers. [5], In March 2014, she released her third solo album, Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid. Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart are the funky divas behind the neo-soul duo Floetry. 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