The Floacist of Floetry returns home to South London, with her unique blend of poetry and song and a full band at Hideaway. This will be a night not to be missed! Live music and pure vibrations. It’s Floetic!
Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart is a founding original member of the ground breaking seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK and international Neo-Soul sensation Floetry.
Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart (born 13 February 1979) is an English singer-songwriter, poet, and actress. Born 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. 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”.
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”. In 2014, Stewart released her third solo album Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid.
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. Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has sold over 2 million records.
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. In 2000, the duo traveled to the United States to perform on the poetry circuit. After frequenting spoken word/poetry spots in Atlanta, such as Yin Yang Poets’ Cafe, they moved on to Philadelphia. There they met Darren “Limitless” Henson and Keith “Keshon” Pelzer of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Touch of Jazz studio and began recording.
In 2002, they signed with DreamWorks Records and released their debut album Floetic, which featured the singles “Floetic”, “Say Yes” and “Getting Late”. The album was also released in the UK with additional tracks, one of which featured the British singer-songwriter and record producer, Sebastian Rogers. Due to the success of Floetry’s live show, Floacism, a live album/DVD was released in November 2003
In 2005, Floetry released Flo’Ology, their second studio album. It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, and included the single “SupaStar” featuring rapper Common.