Rapture 7

Rapture 7

 Carbondale, Illinois, USA
BandChristianGospel

"Rapture 7 will no doubt impact spiritually audiences for many years!" Ben Weisman, Parliament Records. A unique style of traditional, the music or Rapture 7 bridges the gap between contemporary gospel and secular music.


Biography


"Somebody's Knockin" on Nearly 1 Million Doors

Released May 31, 2011, "True Blood: The Complete Third Season" debuted at No. 1 on both the the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Nielsen's dedicated Blu-ray disc sales chart for the week ending June 5. And according to Rentrak, the season three set was also the 10th most popular rental title for that same week.

Since September 2010, Rapture 7 has garnered a worldwide audience from their single, "Somebody's Knockin" being featured during the 3rd season finale of True Blood. With DVD sales and rentals continuing to soar, Rapture 7 finds themselves knocking on the doors of over one million loyal and faithful "True Blood" fans!

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Rapture 7 was originally formed for the purpose of performing at a local food drive in Carbondale, Illinois, organized by Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. at Southern Illinois University. That initial appearance received such an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, leading to requests for performances at churches, city events, and numerous other venues.

Since that time, the musical ministry of Rapture 7 has grown in popularity and scope. Rapture 7 garnered first place in the nation-wide group competition in Anderson, Indiana. The group went on to receive recognition as “Best Group” at the Illinois Quartet Convention Competition. This increased recognition lead to Rapture 7 opening for talents such as The Williams Brothers, Commissioned featuring Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp, Ethel Holloway, and other national gospel artist.

Due to their creative abilities and unique style, which includes a gospel, R&B, neo soul, and jazz flavor, Rapture 7 has ventured into many musical arenas including churches, coffee houses, clubs, fair grounds and larger venues. The group’s ability to bridge the gap between gospel and secular is demonstrated in their remake of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic “Keep Your Head to the Sky”. Rapture 7 was recognized at the Eat’m Conference in Las Vegas, where they performed at the legendary Desert Inn and gained the attention of Narada Michael Walden (produced works by Whitney Houston, Temptations and Aretha Franklin’s Freeway of Love). The group’s self-titled CD captured the attention of Parliament Records CEO Ben Weisman, who signed the group to his label and recently released their CD on Parliament Entertainment Records. Rapture 7 recently completed a new CD entitled “Security” which was released fall of 2010.

Rapture 7 takes the message they seek to communicate with their audience very seriously. Their sincere desire is to share their faith with a positive, up-lifting attitude. Rapture 7 strives to give back to the community that has provided them with the tremendous opportunity to touch the hearts and minds of their fellow man through what they love doing…creating music for the soul!

God Bless You & Keep You!
~ ~ Rapture 7

Discography

Parliament Recording Artist, Rapture 7's latest release "Security" feature the single "Somebody's Knocking" as heard on the season 3 finale of True Blood!

* Security
* Somebody's Knocking
* I Never Knew
* The World
* The Greatest Love
* Don't Tale Your Love Away
* He Will Never Leave Your Side
* Save Me
* Won't It Be Wonderful
* Wrapped In His Love

More from Rapture 7:
* "Rapture" featuring the single "All Power"
* "N-Your Love" featuring the single by the same name

Set List

Sets: 45 - 60 minutes.

Play List:
* New and old releases (Security & Rapture 7)
* Gospel contemporary-style standards