After an eight year hiatus, Grammy-nominated neo-soul duo Floetry (comprised of singers/songwriters Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart) has reemerged on the music scene with a reunion tour at the Ritz Theatre & Museum .
Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart are the funky divas behind the neo-soul duo Floetry. Ambrosius and Stewart emerged in the mid-’90s as songwriters in demand. They’re behind some of the new millennium’s biggest hits, too. The pair has written tracks for Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Glenn Lewis, and Bilal. While they’re highly respected behind the scenes, Floetry is their way of moving up front. Ambrosius is the songstress to Stewart’s spoken word impresario or “floacist” role.
The tour also featured show opener—Janine and the Mixtape. In 2013 Janine & The Mixtape released her debut EP, Dark Mind. A tangible buzz began to simmer around the five-song collection, eventually sending it to #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and cementing its place as one of Top 50 Albums of the year. Credit this in part to her soulful, sexified single, “Hold Me,” which VH1 featured on its hit show, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Subsequently, Janine inked a deal with Atlantic Records as a joint venture with her own Little Mixtape Records, paving the way for Dark Mind’s formal 2014 reissue. And, let’s not forget that, along the way, Janine & The Mixtape was nominated for the Critic’s Choice Award at the New Zealand Music Awards.