Outside These Walls
While transitioning from strumming covers in the coffeehouses and street festivals of small town Mississippi to wailing out power chord-driven originals at youth group rallies and supporting spots for metal bands, Seeking Seven has learned the sense of diversity in a local music scene. Reminiscent of 90s grunge and turn of the millennium alternative, the four-piece rock act delivers inspiration encrypted in it's lyrics laced with powerful riffs and percussion that drives it's ever growing fan base. Consisting of Robbie Ross (vocals and guitar), Jeremy Farrar (guitar), Dakota Clayton (bass) and Jake Andrews (drums), Seeking Seven has recently been a fixture on satellite and college radio with it's lead single, "Walk Away." The band's debut album, "Outside These Walls," is slated for release in June 2011 with two more singles, "Save Me" and "Rose in the Garden," soon to follow. Seeking Seven will venture away from it's north Mississippi roots to promote "Outside These Walls" as it begins an eastern United States tour this summer. From playing venue gigs opening for national acts to playing 5 hour gigs in small clubs, Seeking Seven sends a perfect mixture of original music and a few blood pumping covers that are sure to get the crowds participating. Vocalist and guitarist Robbie Ross, armed with a renewed passion after a six year hiatus from the music world, fronts the band, wailing out emotion that captures surprises from audiences who experience their music from both live performances and studio efforts. "Music without emotion is dry and bland. I lay everything I have out there when I write and perform. What you get with Seeking Seven is my heart fully exposed" says Ross, referring to the release of their freshman effort. Alongside Ross, guitar veteran Jeremy Farrar contributes hooked out riffs and scorching guitar work with vocal harmonies that blend uniquely with Ross, which gives Seeking Seven an eccentric sound that makes them hard to place in any specific genre. The most side setting feature that the guys posses is the creative, hard hitting, ground thundering rhythms provided by bassist Dakota Clayton and drummer virtuoso Jake Andrews. "Jake and Dakota are the band's heartbeat" states Farrar, who admits that without these ingredients, Seeking Seven would be "just another rock band". Andrews, who is quickly being recognized by his peers as a premier drummer of the local scene by not only contributing signature drumming, but also proving quite an accomplished lyricist in the band. "What I absolutely love about Seeking Seven is that the writing is so organic and pure... a complete collective effort versus a collection of individual ideas; everyone contributes, and it's magical" says Andrews. While their sound is often compared to bands such as Chevelle or Tool, Seeking Seven is certainly not "just another rock band" and that has been proven by the mission that each of the guys holds close to them. "The mission of our band has been and always will be to provide the world with something positive, uplifting, and encouraging without having to sacrifice the music...the rock and roll" says Ross. Seeking Seven is a band that can only be experienced... and they might even be in a literal sense... life changing!