Seven Years Lost

Seven Years Lost

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Lead singer with great chops and R&B influence mixed with the authority of heavy rock riffs. Emphasis in the band is on songwriting, with song styles ranging from dark heavy rock, to radio-ready mainstream rock, to acoustic ballads.

Biography

"...Hard rock and haunting melodies throughout an entire set that mesmerized the crowd."

"You have to respect the masters - Zeppelin, Sabbath -- the groups who took the basic foundations of music and created something that inspires so many others to strive for greatness. It's all about the ability that some bands have to combine their passions with their art - that's why they've stood the test of time. I can listen to and respect any form of music, as long as it’s honest and true. In the end, being a fan of anything true is where inspiration comes from." -Dave Houde.

For Seven Years Lost, that’s exactly where inspiration comes from: the legends that have shaped their careers based on their love of music rather than a need to fit in. Vocalist Chris George's style is described as a unique combination of power and soul - the rhythmic emotion of R&B mixed with the raw angst and authority of hard rock. Guitarists Dave Houde and Rob MacDonald contribute a dominant rock essence, fueled by their devotion to the rock and roll heavyweights. Bassist Matt McLoud and drummer Jay Higgins round out the lineup, bringing extreme energy and volume to a sound that Houde, George, and MacDonald have been meticulously distilling for over ten years. Now, they've joined forces to create a uniquely Canadian musical trademark that embodies both the heaviness of rock and roll, and its melancholy resonance. They have quickly earned a reputation for not sounding like the average up-and-coming band, but a rhythmically-tight group with songwriting maturity that surpasses their experience.

7YL's diligence has landed them several prestigious shows, including opening spots for local sports teams and touring bands. After winning a string of ‘battle of the band’ competitions, 2007 has seen the band head into the studio to record their first full length album 'Above & Below.' After simmering a pile of Marshall and Mesa heads, the album’s final phase was handled in Toronto by Joao Carvahlo , whose previous mastering credits include Sam Roberts and Nickelback. The 13 song, decidedly rock album was released June 1st to a sold out hometown crowd of the band's loyal fans.

Lyrics

Dead & Lost

Written By: C. George

Is there pressure?
can you fill me in
in the open
when i breath again
hang me over
the dead in the wind
carve me open and
free my heart again.

carve me open and free my heart again
carve me open and free my heart.

All the years are dead and lost
All the time i've spent and lost
My God he keeps me broken,
All alone and lost.
All the years are dead and lost.

Am I lonely?
can you fill me in.
am i ever
standin with your hand?
hang me over
the dead in the wind
carve me open and
free my heart again

carve me open and free my heart again
carve me open and free my heart.

All the years are dead and lost
All the time i've spent and lost
My God he keeps me broken
All alone and lost
All the years are dead and lost.

Believe

Written By: C. George

It helps me to believe
The things that you say
it helps me to believe
in what is happenin'
It keeps me holdin on
and i'm left to know
It keeps me holdin on

The lies are burnt to me
it took a while to know
i like to feel the pain
it helps me to grow

it keeps me holdin on
and i'm left to know
it keeps me holdin on.

Chorus
It helps me to believe
the things you say to me
it helps me to believe that you're crazy
It helps me to believe
The things you say to me
It helps me to believe
You're crazy

Another Fantasy

Written By: C. George

Life.. aint what it seems
cause i can see
what the future holds for me
so i dare to dream
of what could be
but, it's a matter of perspective
it's matter of bein' free
from uncertainty
and livin' in insanity.

You can live the life you love
if you love the life, that you're livin'
and you never dream...
and you don't mind livin'
another fantasy

so i dare to dream
and i wish it all away
while i lay down sheets
tryin to fall asleep
back to reality
it's what i know
and what i own

You can live the life you love
if you love the life, that you're livin'
and you never dream...
and you don't mind livin'
another fantasy

all that i need
is within reach
and i'm willing to wait
hopelessly incomplete
back to reality
it's what i know
and what i own

You can live the life you love
if you love the life, that you're livin'
and you never dream...
and you don't mind livin'
another's fantasy

so i dare to dream
and i wish it all away
while i lay down sheet
tryin to fall asleep
back to reality
it's what i know
it's what i own
it's why i'm home

Discography

Full Length album "Above & Below" released in June 2007 independently. Received radio play on Y108 Hamilton (Corus) and some smaller online-broadcasts.

Set List

Set contains almost all originals... shorter set lengths are used solely for original material showcase. Larger headlining shows with 1.5-2 hour sets contain some covers such as Aerosmith (Dream On), Black Sabbath (Snowblind), Lynyrd Skynyrd (Tuesday's Gone) etc.