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7 Months - Biography


A short Bio on 7 Months:


7 Months is an LA based band combining progressive time signatures, complex progressions with sellable commericalized melodies that Kick some serious Ass, but will also stand the test of time. The band members are extremely talented with a knack for writing excellent songs but keeping the integrity and intricaces of well designed music. They refuse to write 3 or 4 chord songs that give in to the simplicity factors commonly found in the industry today. However, providing great Radio playable tunes that are both interesting and entertaining. 7 Months are thought of by the public as a progressive rock band of the millenium that walk the edge with a new sound while incorporating the famous progressive sounds of bands like Yes, Kansas, Rush and Dream Theater. The members are all well schooled and when brought together create a chemistry that forms the one and only sound of 7 MONTHS.

Musical influences:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Cynic, Yes, Journey, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs

Similar Artists:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, The Police, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Yes, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs, Tool


Each of the members had been in several other bands previous to the formation of the 7M lineup; some with recording projects under their belts, some with more focus on musical education and some with a great deal of live performance experience. 7 Months actually experienced a few beginnings and near endings. It was a band that almost wasn't. Chris and Greg went to MI (Musicians Institute in LA) together in '95-'96 and subsequently played together in a school project band. Focusing on a progressive sound, the two established not only a friendship, but also the musical foundation of what would later develop. They worked on their own ideas and material and searched for additional musicians Barry also attended MI and later connected with Chris and Greg while playing with another bassist/vocalist back in early '98. While the project didn't work out, the three found the cohesiveness that each had been seeking. A few months later, the three tried again, but Greg cancelled; Barry lost faith. A few more months later they tried again, but this time added a fourth; "The Dude". The first night's session resulted in the song later entitled "The Night". More music followed. For the next seven months the band worked on several songs and pieces of songs, and auditioned (mostly bad) vocalists. Joe had just moved to LA from Chicago in July of '99, and had been auditioning with several (mostly bad) bands and had answered the group's ad for a singer. The circle was now complete.

...And the Saga continues...Joe left the Band in 2003 to pursue other endeavors - after 7 Months without a singer - Along came Danny Veras - Now 7 Months is Back to Rockin' Hard - The New CD should be outearly 2005.

Band members:

7 Months consists of the following:

Danny Veras - Lead Vocals
Chris M. Jacobson- Guitars, Vocals
Garegin (Greg) Kalajian- Keyboards, Vocals
Barry Magnuson- Drums, Percussion
Shawn "The Dude" Richkind- Bass

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