With the debut of their 2003 album Floetic, fans instantly fell in love with the soulfulness of “songtress” Marsha Ambrosius and the smooth flows of the “floacist” Natalie Stewart. Tracks like “Say Yes”, “Butterflies” and “Floetic” solidified their status as a neo soul powerhouse.
Initially meeting as youngsters during basketball practice, the two maintained their connection. They later went on to attend the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. During that time Natalie was a member of the girls group The Debutantes and Marsha focused on honing her writing skills. The two joined forces on an acapella song written by Marsha titled “Fantasize.” It was destiny from there, after given the name Floetry from a mutual friend; it was upward bound for Marsha and Natalie.
Having the opportunity to write for the late, great King himself, Michael Jackson, Marsha dubbed herself the “female Quincy Jones” and the duo inked a deal with DreamWorks Records.
After a very successful run, selling over 1.5 million records; the group we love so much called it quits in 2007 and the songtress and floacist began exploring their own paths and endeavors. In 2007, Natalie debuted Spoken Soul Volume 1 and later in 2010 Floetic Soul. In 2011 Marsha dropped Late Nights and Early Mornings and in 2014 Lovers and Friends.
The ladies have joined forces again for their recent U.S. tour, which has been hugely successful. Fans are getting the same flavor that kept us hooked all these years and we are hyped, to say the least.
In this exclusive shoot for SHEEN magazine; with styling from celebrity wardrobe consultant Troy Clinton and shot by celebrity photographer Nathan Pearcy, the ladies are giving us a laidback, sexy flavor. Consistent with their individual style, Natalie keeps it earthy, sensual and comfortable; while Marsha is giving va va voom sex appeal. Peep Floetry’s new style game.
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