7th Heaven - 2010 - Jukebox
1. The Music Died
2. Better This Way
3. Let's Talk
4. I Can't Find Love
6. I Don't Know
7. All In You
8. This Summer Gonna Last Forever
10. I'll Be Waiting
11. The Time Has Come
12. Remember Me
14. I'm In Love
16. Ghost Of Me
17. Kill The Cycle
18. War Machine
19. Boom !
Since their start in 1985 (yes, that long ago), 7th Heaven has grown to be one of the biggest indie bands of the world.
This is the premier Chicago festival act according to prominent talent buyers in Illinois. The critically acclaimed website 'Barstar' refers to 7th Heaven as one of the 3 best bands in Chicago, not that they sell albums by the truckload, but mainly because they have made a name for themselves as a very active live band.
Playing approximately 200 shows per year is indeed a number that would make many bands jealous.
Mark Kennetz is the bassist, Richard Hofherr is the lead guitarist and Andrew Blake is the lead singer.
There is cross-pollination between these three musicians as each demonstrates multiple talents: Mark and Richard sing. Richard and Andrew play the keyboards. Andrew does a little guitar. Richard even contributes some sequencing.
Dan Miller’s hands are too busy to do anything else though. Dan performs whatever duties deal with the drumsticks.
The lead singer, winner of the British TV version of American Idol known as Pop Stars, was brought in straight from Northern Ireland. He owns a gold disc on Jive records.
Jukebox is the quintessential collection of 7th Heaven's greatest hits.
Many styles of music are found conglomerating in this compilation, but basically it's influenced by many groups of both the eighties and nineties while adding a modern touch. Think a poppier version of Def Leppard.
Radio-friendly tunes with a lot of hit potential, that's the best way to describe what these guys have delivered and as such, it’s almost unbelievable to see that they didn’t grow into a mega act by now.
Each song rocks in its own way and the album is laden with a ton of melodic goodies.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 January 2011 11:12)