Natural Elements is a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that covers classic R&B with a focus on the musical icons Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight. Natural Elements refer to their show as Natural Women; The Music of Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan.
The band was founded by singer Jillian Mendez (Juno nominated songwriter and recording artist with Island Records, 4th & Broadway and Bigshot Records) and drummer Bryan Humphreys (Jeff Healey Band, Emile d’Eon Organ Trio and Scott McCord and The Bonafide Truth).
Each member brings a unique talent and many years of performing to the band. NE members have travelled the world with a variety of artists. Joining Jillian and Bryan are bassist Roger Williams (Shakura S’Aida), keyboardist Jason Larmond (Melanie Fiona and Glenn Lewis) and guitarist Tony Barrett (Rita Marley, Black Uhuru and Salome Bey).