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Los Angeles, CA
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Portrait of Throwing Seven
In an era of ever-increasing sub-categories in rock music, the six L.A. area friends in Throwing Seven decided to challenge this notion of being another “scene band” and dedicate their sound to a unique hybrid of melodic, dynamic and diverse hard rock. Using three guitarists: Paul Gonzalez, Ben Crandell and Eric Jacobson, Throwing Seven has created a harmonically rich sound to back up Jude’s clear and anthemic vocal melodies. With Dave Cortez (bass/vocals) and Adam Tice (percussion/vocals) providing a tight and expert rhythm section, no musical element is left to chance. Their songs have been compared to artists ranging from Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Thrice, Incubus and A Perfect Circle. While deeply grateful for the comparisons, the band calls it “a good start”, declaring intent to further develop their sound.

Throwing Seven have proven their musical street credibility by playing major showcases and festivals, including the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, the 2010 SXSW Festival, and have shared stages with national acts including Unwritten Law, Finch, and Story of the Year, among many others. They have headlined and regularly play at well-known Sunset Strip venues like the Whisky A Go-Go, the Roxy and the Key Club plus other Southern California venues like the Glasshouse and House Of Blues, Anaheim. Their live shows are energetic and craft a sense of fervor in their audiences by relying on impassioned stage presence and crowd interaction.

Throwing Seven’s 2009 EP, Hope Forgets To Breathe, features emotionally riveting topics ranging from heartache to rebellion to social angst, perfectly illustrated in songs like “When The Lights Go Out” and “Let It Bleed”. The songwriting is raw, sometimes abstract and always rooted in melody; giving listeners a feeling the band calls “a fresh perspective on familiarity”. The 2010 acoustic EP, Vimana, gave Throwing Seven opportunity for musical growth by including orchestration, unusual percussion instruments and some creative recording techniques. With 2 independent releases, several festival appearances, a Southwest U.S. tour & plans for both a full length release AND tour in 2011, Throwing Seven stand ready to take on the world!