Satellite 7

Satellite 7

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Unrelenting, honest rock that is equal parts Brit-pop, 80's rock and indie pop.

Biography

Transcending its humble beginnings, Satellite 7 has endured many a lineup/prescription change and has grown up to be a child prodigy of unrelenting pop-rock.

While comparisons from fans and press range from GBV to The Sheila Divine to Brit-pop, Satellite 7 strive to create sounds and moods that are truly beyond comparison. This ethos is captured on their debut self-titled e.p. Tracks like "Halo" and "Paradigm" best define the Satellite 7 sound. Roy Bono unloads vocally while two guitars weave subtle lead lines together, harmonies mark
the chorus, and the rhythm section drive the sound.

Roy Bono came to Boston in 2001 in search of an advanced degree, a little rock n' roll, and something to cure the burning in his loins. After narrowly missing a gig in a Metallica video (never alter your look from your head shot, kids), Roy ditched his acting portfolio and picked up his guitar again.

Meanwhile, Brian Binkowski and Kevin McMahon were treading water as the rhythm section in a pop rock band whose moniker also consisted of a noun and a number. When that outfit succumbed under the weight of Brian and Kevin's Gallagher brothers-esque relationship, the two retreated to their bedrooms and 4-tracks and crafted many a ditty.

Shortly afterward, Brian and Roy first began the band that was to become Satellite 7. Highlights of the early days include an omnipresent stash of PBR
around the drum kit, a pudgy and temperamental lead guitar player, a harmonica-loving bassist, and Roy's fingers continuously running through his hair (and occasionally across the fretboard).

While Satellite 7 carried on, Kevin yet again found himself without a gig in late 2003. After bumping into each other at a local bar, Brian and Kevin kissed and made up and Kevin accepted an engraved invitation to fill the recently vacated
guitar spot. Kevin practiced once and then played his first gig a few days later. It was a transcendent set.

Preceding all this history was a chance encounter between Kevin and Erik Nelson at a local show. After the show cleared out Erik's good-time buddy
decided to deposit the contents of his stomach all over the plush interior of Kevin's hand-me-down Taurus. This was very funny... just ask Erik. They met again several years later and talked about automobile vomiting and music.

These days Roy sings and holds a guitar, Brian bangs the drums (sometimes on beat), Kevin melts faces on lead guitar, Erik plays his truly unique brand of bass, and they all sing along during the hook-laden choruses (some of them even have microphones). Most of the songs are enjoyable enough that the audience sings (or at least hums) the choruses as well.

Satellite will be playing throughout the Northeast in 2005 in support of the e.p.

Discography

Self Titled E.P. - released July 2004. All tracks stream on www.satellite7.com.

Currently receiving airplay on the following stations:

WAAF 107.3
WXRV 92.5
SFR
WCMR
WKNH
WCFM
WDTS
WRFM
WSKB
WWEC
WXIN
WXLV
WSCS
WSCW
WCCM
WZLY
WXVU
WVOF
WSFX
WQRI
WSRN
WMBC / WUMD
WUPJ
WUSR
WPCR
WPPJ
WLRA
WMHC
WNMH
WCUR
WCVF
WCCH
WFDU
WFPC
WERU-2
WARC
WBOR
WHSN
WEXP
WGLS
WIUP
WESS
WECB
WNTE
WNTI
WMPG
WMHB
WVBU
WSUR
WRSK
WVOU
WYBF
WXPL
WERG

Set List

Typically play 10 originals in 40 minutes.

Recent set list consisted of all original songs:

Semi Rock Star
Halo
Scrapbook
In Between
Wrapped
Paradigm
In the End
Undercover Police
Speak