Seven Levels

Seven Levels

 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CAN
BandRockFolk

The powerful and precise drumming of Parker Rice creates a unique foundation for two of Canada's rising song writers: Kelly McTavish and Steven Maier. The trio hale from the prairie city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, their style is eclectic and they're known as Seven Levels.

Biography

The powerful and precise drumming of Parker Rice creates a unique foundation for two of Canada's rising song writers: Kelly McTavish and Steven Maier. The trio hale from the prairie city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, their style is eclectic and they're known by their growing Canadian fan base as Seven Levels.

Not long after the group formed, they began to experience some early success by being one of ten Saskatchewan bands featured on the CBC television series entitled “Unsung” in March 2007. It was at this time they began working on their self titled debut album which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Neil Meckelborg at Audio Art in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The album was released in late 2007 with a CD release at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon in February 2008. Over the next four months, in support of their album, Seven Levels toured Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as doing a two week stint in the North West Territories. With extensive touring and their single “Jackie” maintaining the number one spot on the Saskatchewan Home-grown Top 30 for four weeks, Seven Levels sold over a thousand copies of their debut album.

The band took a new direction with the acquisition of Canadian Radio Star award winner Steven Maier in the summer of 2008. Seven Levels had previously worked with Maier when they hired him as a guitarist for their debut album CD Release show. The band wasted no time working on new material for their upcoming EP. With the new line up and a fresh start, their sound shifted from their original folk style into a more melodic roots rock feel. In early 2009, Seven Levels entered PM Studios in Saskatoon to begin work on “The Spring Sessions” EP. The project was recorded, mixed and mastered by Canadian Idol top ten finalist Josh Palmer. “The Spring Sessions” EP was released in April 2009 followed shortly by a two and a half month touring schedule that took them from Vancouver Island to Eastern Ontario. The tour was highlighted by a performance with Dine Alone recording artist Attack in Black as well as a showcase at NXNE 09.

Their experience in the studio and being on the road over the last two years has inspired the group to once again embark on a new recording project. Currently the group is writing new material for their sophomore album, scheduled to be released in early 2010.

Lyrics

Criminal

Written By: Kelly McTavish

Criminal for what I did
Every time I think I'm gonna swim I sink again
As the criminal I am

I'm trapped inside four walls of fear
If I stay too long maybe I'll be stuck in here
All cynical

But baby I'm back
And in my life I've met my match
Who's telling you that
You should be scared

Throughout my life I've lived a lie
It doesn't matter if it's black or grey or white
It's criminal

A bridge is needed for my escape
Steel, wooden, or rope it's all the same
A symbol

Baby I'm back
And in my life I've met my match
Who's telling you that
You should be scared

I've seen many a sea that's dead
But I've never seen the one that they call red
Spiritual

A criminal for what I did
But it won't be long before I can swim again
As the criminal I am

A criminal I am



Discography

Seven Levels released their debut CD in November 2007, simply titled, "7even Levels". The CD contains 11 lyrically intense songs.

Seven Levels released a 6 song EP entitled "The Spring Sessions" in April 2009.

Set List

Seven Levels perform 20-30 originals along with various cover songs. You could hear anything from Tom Petty to Pearl Jam or Radiohead to The Travelling Willburys.